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Apprenticeship quality tackled

A shake-up of apprenticeships will see all programmes for 16 to 18 year-olds take place for at least a…

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Skills Funding Agency to become an Executive Agency

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will become an Executive Agency following a review of its status. Skills minister John Hayes,…

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All 16-18 apprenticeships to last at least one year

All apprenticeships for 16 to 18 year-olds must last at least a year, Skills Minister John Hayes MP will…

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Jobs saved as National Extension College sold

An arm of the crisis hit Learning and Skills Network (LSN) has been sold. Ian Oakley-Smith, David Hurst and…

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NAO report critical of BIS and SFA bureaucracy reform

Government efforts to reduce bureaucracy in further education (FE) lack clarity and the complete picture, according to a report…

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Chris Shapcott (NAO) asks for “more detailed and clearer picture” of reforms

We spoke to Chris Shapcott, National Audit Office director of regulatory reform, about the NAO report titled ‘Reducing bureaucracy…

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Dozen new ‘studio schools’ announced

A dozen new vocationally-based schools, with links to major employers such as Sony and Glaxo, have been revealed by the…

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Employers need greater incentives to invest in apprenticeships, say UKCES

A single skills market is needed to make employers invest more in apprenticeships and training, according to a report…

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UCU in financial turmoil

Urgent action is needed to prevent the University and College Union (UCU) being plunged into debt, a letter from…

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As disputes rise so do the costs

As icy draughts and the impact of budget cuts blow through further education, tensions among staff are rising. Small…

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Cash incentive places for smaller businesses doubled

Fresh details have been revealed on the awarding of 40,000 cash incentives to smaller businesses to take on apprentices….

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Senior leaders concerned about college finances

A survey has revealed a high proportion of senior leaders are concerned about the college finances. Conducted by Capita’s…

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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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