Apprenticeships

New DfE employer and apprentice surveys reveal reasons behind huge drop-out rate

Complex and wide ranging contributers to withdrawals found by researchers

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: New college, new country – Refugees in FE

After travelling thousands of miles, facing extremely dangerous situations, often stuck in legal limbo – refugee and asylum-seeking students…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Colleges

MBE for AoC’s Mary Vine-Morris

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said the MBE was ‘testimony to Mary’s long-standing support for further education…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
News

Skills and Productivity Board and Unit for Future Skills: a one-stop shop of what has been published so far

The SPB has now wound up and been replaced by the Unit for Future Skills. The research conducted over…

Will Nott
Will Nott
Apprenticeships

ESFA ditches 20% off-the-job requirement as part of 2022/23 apprenticeship funding rule changes

The government has ditched its controversial 20 per cent requirement for off-the-job training in apprenticeships and replaced it with…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

Plans to de-merge Lewisham College from NCG revealed

NCG and London South East Colleges are understood to be in discussions about the future of FE in Lewisham.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen


AEB, Devolution

Controversy as Liverpool City Region hands adult education budget contracts to ‘out-of-area’ providers

16 providers won procured contracts in the Liverpool City Region’s latest AEB tender

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
T Levels

Pre-T Level course flops in first year

Just 1 in 7 students on the first transition programme progressed on to a full T Level

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Skills reform

Who’s deciding the future of BTECs? Secrecy surrounds DfE’s ‘independent assessors’

Transparency demanded as DfE refuses to publish details

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

AoC raises college staff pay recommendation – but only to 2.25%

The recommendation is well below the call from unions for a 10% rise

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

City and Guilds-owned apprenticeship provider falls two Ofsted grades

Gen2 is no longer ‘outstanding’ after a decade without inspection

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

80 winners scoop silver at the 2022 Pearson National Teaching Awards

Silver winners will now be shortlisted for one of 16 gold awards

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

Must read

Colleges, Exams

Colleges fork out for taxis and b&bs to get students to exams during rail strikes

Students resorted to sleepovers and parents took days off work to get their children to college on time

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
News

How the cost of living crisis is taking its toll on FE students

Leaders reveal how families are now struggling to feed and clothe their children

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Colleges

Union rejects AoC’s ‘totally unacceptable’ new pay offer for college staff

The pay offer has been upped to 2.5% from 2.25%

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Funding

Soaring inflation wipes out skills budget boost

Ministers have been urged to immediately add an extra £350 million a year in skills funding on top of…

Will Nott
Will Nott
News

Times Education Commission adds voice to calls for new ‘baccalaureate’

It is estimated to cost the government an extra £1.2bn a year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

Major review launched to bring colleges back into public sector

After ten years in the private sector, the ONS are now considering whether to reclassify colleges as public sector…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen