Apprenticeships, Training Providers

Kaplan knocks Lifetime Training off apprenticeship levy top spot

Finance giant topped earners list in 2021/22, as Multiverse entered the top 10

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

Weston College finally appoints permanent principal

Bedford College Group deputy CEO Pat Jones will lead Weston College from July

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Training Providers

ITPs choose small provider reps on AELP board

Bosses of Learn Plus Us and TTE Training have been elected to represent small training providers

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
T Levels

DfE launch T Level reviews amid ‘worrying’ drop-out rates

New figures confirm a third of 2021 T Level entrants dropped the course

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
News

Politicians and media would ‘draw own conclusions’ if Ofsted grades scrapped – DfE

‘The priority is to look for ways to improve the current system rather than developing an alternative to it’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
AI, Ofsted

Ofsted to explore how AI can help it make ‘better decisions’

Exams regulator Ofqual also publishes AI strategy, revealing ‘modest numbers’ of coursework malpractice

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth


Colleges, ITPs, Skills reform, Universities

Publish performance data for university franchise providers, MPs tell OfS

Public Accounts Committee warns of system abuse and oversight flaws

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Colleges, ITPs, Politics, Skills reform

‘Grossly unfair’: DfE excludes ITP teachers from £6k bonus scheme

Ministers have extended ‘levelling up premium’ payments to FE, but only for colleges

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Long read, Students

What’s behind the rise in bad student behaviour in colleges?

Colleges are inheriting rising levels of bad behaviour from schools. FE Week investigates the consequences and finds out what…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
News

DfE: ‘No plans’ to change single-phrase Ofsted judgments

The government will respond to MPs’ concerns this Thursday

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey
Colleges

College told to consider merger after pricey subcontracting fiasco

Leaders also launch legal action against partners amid ‘significant’ ESFA clawback

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Adult education, Devolution, Politics

Local elections: What mayoral hopefuls have to say on skills

Elections are set to take place on May 2

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor

Must read

Colleges, Long read

Resilient Ricketts: How Brooklands was saved from going broke

The story of a college’s fight for survival after a subcontracting scandal left it on the brink of insolvency

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Politics

Exit interview: Why Robert Halfon quit ‘the best job in government’

Halfon tells FE Week he ‘did all he could’ after leaving skills minister role

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

National apprenticeship achievement rate rises to 54%

Slight increase leaves sector way off government target

Billy Camden
Billy Camden and Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship growth pilot cash would reach just 15 ITPs

Providers need to start at least 15 apprentices on the chosen standards to be eligible for extra funding

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Treasury announces £3k top-up for 13 ‘growth sector’ apprenticeships

Training providers will have to deliver a minimum number of starts to access the cash

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Politics

DfE set to surrender £60m apprenticeship cash in 2023-24

Just 2% of total ring-fenced budget expected to be handed back to Treasury

Billy Camden
Billy Camden