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£60m fund to boost business skills and growth

Ministers have unveiled a £60 million fund to boost business skills and growth. The second phase of the Growth and…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Government announce £250m vocational training fund

The government has announced £250 million to try and entice businesses into investing in skills and apprenticeships. David Cameron…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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‘Worry’ over 12 per cent fall in FE adults

Concerns have been raised over the decline in total adult FE participation at a time when the numbers of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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New apprentice incentive for smaller businesses

Smaller businesses are to be given cash incentives to take on apprentices under new plans announced by Business Secretary…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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‘Trust’ is key for new college freedoms

As the saying goes, all good relationships are built on trust – and it seems that motto can be extended…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Apprenticeships need to be explained more clearly to learners, says MP

Apprenticeships and vocational training need to be explained more clearly to learners, according to Simon Hughes MP. The deputy…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


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NCG and Northumberland College merger collapses

Plans for a merger between the  NCG (formerly Newcastle College Group) and Northumberland College have collapsed. The Northumberland College Corporation…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Youth unemployment exceeds one million

The record rate for youth unemployment is now above the one million mark. Details released this morning by the…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Apprenticeships for learners aged over 25 should be scrapped, says IPPR

Apprenticeships should be restricted to learners under the age of 25, according to researchers from the Institute for Public…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Apprenticeships in identity crisis at ‘real or rebrand’ debate

The definition, purpose and identity of apprenticeships was criticised heavily at the ‘Growth in Apprenticeships: real or rebrand?’ debate…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Adult FE and skills learners fall 411,000

Provisional figures published in the October Statistical First Release show that the number of learners classed as participating in…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Newcastle College Group ‘merge’ with Rathbone

One of the largest educational providers in the country is on the verge of adding another arm to its…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter

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