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Skills Funding Agency announce late and unexpected changes to learner fees

The Skills Funding Agency has announced for the first time that non-tuition fee income (such as for registrations and…

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EMA replacement decisions slammed by the Education Select Committee

The government’s new student support funding for 16-18 year olds has come far too late to allow 2011/12 students…

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ESOL impact assessment fails to impress

The government has today agreed a partial u-turn on ESOL cuts after an impact assessment ordered by FE and Skills…

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FE Week Reporter
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MP calls for bankers’ bonuses to provide Apprenticeships for jobless youngsters

A Labour MP is urging the government to provide apprenticeships for jobless youngsters with small businesses – by using…

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FE Week Reporter
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Cuts in FE to ‘hit women and black and ethnic minorities hardest’

Current and planned cuts in further education will hit women and  black and ethnic minorities harder than most according to the Woman’s…

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FE Week Reporter
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Funding agency fears over fraud

The Skills Funding Agency has promised a crackdown on fraud and misuse of public money in the FE and…

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Morrisons, Elmfield and the over-25 apprentices

Morrisons boasts that it is the UK’s biggest provider of apprenticeships, although in reality the funding is claimed from…

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FE Week Reporter
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Surge in the over-25s sees record rise in apprentices

The Government’s apprenticeship recruitment target of 203,200 for the financial year to March 2011 was exceeded by 54,000, John…

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Peter Jones Academy hitting the headlines

BBC Dragon, entrepreneur and now further education celebrity, Peter Jones has been bringing FE into the nationals this week…

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FE Week Reporter
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Justifying the subcontracting top-slice

Colleges are increasingly at risk of being percieved to be ripping off partners by “top-slicing” 30 per cent or…

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FE Week Reporter
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Daily Mirror probes subcontracting “scandal”

The award-winning Daily Mirror Investigations team, Andrew Penman and Nick Sommerlad, this week launched an in-depth probe into the…

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LSIS Leading the Learner Voice Award winners in full

Last night was LSIS’s annual ‘Leading the Learner Voice Awards’. The awards were created to recognise the contributions that…

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Troubleshooter takes the reins at newly formed college

A newly formed college has appointed an experienced troubleshooter as its interim chief executive. City of Portsmouth College, which…

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