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FE Week investigates: The National Extension College is ‘reborn’

Little more than a month ago, thousands of students faced uncertainty after the owners of a distance-learning institution plunged…

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FE Week Reporter
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Enhanced Renewal Grants given to 46 further education colleges

Forty six colleges will receive Enhanced Renewal Grants, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has announced. The additional funding, worth…

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FE Week Reporter
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Apprenticeships special edition

The first pilot edition of FE Week in June 2011 (see picture) ran an exclusive story about 12 week…

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FE Week Reporter
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De Vere strikes deal with NAS to introduce ‘short’ Access to Apprenticeships

An organisation whose apprenticeship programmes were placed under review has launched a new delivery model. The De Vere Academy…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Apprenticeship policy doesn’t address “issues of quality and progression”, says Gordon Marsden MP

Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, spoke to FE Week about the government’s…

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FE Week Reporter
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Apprenticeship inquiry calls for evidence

The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee is calling for evidence ahead of an inquiry into apprenticeships. Written…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


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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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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,…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter

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