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Government publish FE Choices

Private providers ahead of FE colleges in government learner satisfaction survey. Learners think private training providers listen and respond…

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FE Week Reporter
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The ACE new system for apprenticeships

The new online certification system for apprenticeships, designed to reduce bureaucracy and improve quality, has been launched. Apprenticeship Certificates…

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FE Week Reporter
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Concern over college recruitment trends

Worrying trends have been revealed in the recruitment of Level 1 and Entry Level students. In their latest survey on…

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FE Week Reporter
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New apprenticeship certification to be launched

A new online system for certification of apprenticeships will be launched today (Wednesday). Apprenticeship Certificates England (ACE) has been…

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Work Programme at risk of fraud and under-delivery, say NAO

The government’s Work Programme is being exposed to fraud and will help significantly less people than expected to secure…

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FE Week Reporter
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£60m yacht? That could give 45,000 students EMA, says NUS

The National Union of Students (NUS) has suggested how the estimated £60 million needed to buy a new yacht…

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FE Week Reporter


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Schools with sixth forms restricting college access

Schools with sixth forms are giving students biased advice and restricting the access of colleges and training providers, according…

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FE Week Reporter
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Case for employer ownership unclear

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has confirmed its most recent report was drawn up using no…

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FE Week Reporter
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Further 16-18 apprenticeship funding rate reduction

The government is proceeding with plans to reduce the national funding rate for 16 to 18 apprenticeships by another…

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FE Week Reporter
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UCU case against IfL has now been ‘discontinued’

Legal proceedings between the University and College Union (UCU) and the Institute for Learning (IfL) have been discontinued. The…

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Simon Waugh to leave National Apprenticeship Service

Simon Waugh is to step down as chief executive of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS). The revelation follows a…

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FE Week Reporter
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Geoff Russell to retire from Skills Funding Agency

Geoff Russell has announced that he will leave the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) this summer. Mr Russell (53), who will…

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FE Week Reporter

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