Colleges, Ofsted

Second ‘outstanding’ for Cheshire college

Inspectors said teachers and leaders were “passionate” about providing life-changing opportunities for young people and adults

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Election 2024

Labour manifesto 2024: The FE pledges

Party will ‘better integrate’ further and higher education in a new strategy for post-16 education if it wins on…

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Strikes

UCU’s own staff to strike for 5 more days

Unite says it hopes the new strike dates will “really focus the minds of senior managers”

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Awarding

FAB names IfATE delivery chief as next CEO

Rob Nitsch will leave IfATE after six years to lead the awarding sector trade body

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Election 2024

Election 2024: Apprenticeships top of education priority list

But poll suggests support for Conservative and Labour plans for apprenticeships have limited backing

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Colleges

City of Wolverhampton College announces new principal after financial turnaround

Comes shortly after the college exited long-running government intervention

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor


Ofsted, SEND

Specialist arts college strikes the right chord with Ofsted ‘outstanding’

Inspectors said the college empowers young adults with special needs to progress into the world of work

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Election 2024

Conservatives manifesto 2024: The FE pledges

Party confirms plans for 100k more apprenticeships, the new ABS, and a national service at the expense of the…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Election 2024

Lib Dems manifesto 2024: The FE pledges

Party plans to review FE funding including college VAT exemption, a widened apprenticeship levy and ‘lifelong skills grants’ of…

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Long read, SEND

The high cost pressures of safety valve deals

Cash-strapped local authorities are under pressure through safety valve deals to place high-needs young people in placements that may…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges

Students volunteer to support their local communities

Colleges took part in loneliness and local sports initiatives as part of volunteers’ week

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Election 2024

Both parties pledge targeted training to cut immigration

Labour is claiming it will hold companies to account on training through ‘proper’ workforce plans

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor

Must read

Election 2024, Politics

Starmer promises to ‘repair our public services’ after historic election win

Starmer will officially become prime minister and appoint his cabinet later today

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Qualifications, T Levels

Revealed: Most T Level drop outs switch to axed courses

90% of T Level drop-outs that switched to other technical courses went on to qualifications due to be defunded

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Long read, SEND

The high cost pressures of safety valve deals

Cash-strapped local authorities are under pressure through safety valve deals to place high-needs young people in placements that may…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
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