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SquadUK’s GOLD Success at EuroSkills 2012

Squad UK are celebrating their tremendous success at EuroSkills 2012 this evening after achieving 7 medals. Squad UK won…

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Learners ‘miss out on £630m’ as Skills Funding Agency discover under-delivery

Providers failed to deliver on nearly 17 per cent of the Skills Funding Agency’s £3.8bn allocation for the past…

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Labour plans for a Tech Bacc welcomed

Further education leaders have backed Ed Miliband’s proposals for a new Technical Baccalaureate. The Association of Employment and Learning…

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FE comparison website leaves users ‘confused’

An independent review has branded the government’s £30m FE Choices website “bland” and “ambiguous”. The site, which compares the…

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Next Step fails to hit the mark in London

A survey on a countrywide government careers advice service uncovered varying levels of satisfaction and methods of delivery. The…

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First notice of concern issued over ‘significant deficit’

A Kent college has become the first provider to get a government warning that could lead to the withdrawal…

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An interview with Matthew Hancock, the new Minister for Skills

The new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills (left) came in for his first sector grilling today when…

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WorldSkills UK announces team for EuroSkills competition

The elite squad of UK talent heading to Belgium for next week’s EuroSkills competition has been announced. A window…

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UKBA says colleges have been ‘selling immigration’

Further education colleges have been accused by the UK Border Agency of “selling immigration rather than education”. The agency…

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Apprenticeship subcontracting more than triples

Funding figures expose boom in colleges’ apprenticeship deals. The amount that colleges spend on apprenticeship subcontractors has more than…

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Local enterprise partnerships shun ‘fantastic’ resource, says AoC

Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are failing to take advantage of the “fantastic” education resources offered by colleges, the Association…

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