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Failed Skills Funding Agency research tender ‘ridiculous’

A 33-day timescale for research into a new payments regime for adult learning has been branded “ridiculous” by an…

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Plans for audit of ‘rip-off’ provider fees shelved

Plans for a government clampdown on “rip-off” provider fees have been shelved as industry leaders look at self-regulation. The…

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Group Training Associations ‘the answer to skills gap’

A dying breed of business link-ups offering their own apprenticeships could hold the key to bridging the country’s skills…

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AoC ban delegates from tweeting

A Twitter ban at Sir Michael Wilshaw’s Ofsted conference was defended by organisers as a “courtesy to the press”….

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Another student satisfaction website launches

A new Ofsted website measuring student satisfaction has entered the market, prompting concerns of a clash with the Skills…

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SFA funding research fails to attract any bids

The Skills Funding Agency has failed to attract a single bid on its tender for research into a new…

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Jason Holt ‘disappointed’ by official snub

Entrepreneur Jason Holt has told of his disappointment that the government has not taken heed of his recommendations that…

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FE Week
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‘Worrying’ 40% of providers miss apprenticeship data target

Hundreds of providers are failing to hit a government target for keeping a check on whether new apprentices have…

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FE Week
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Graham Hoyle calls for ‘urgent action’ on traineeships

The government’s promised pre-apprenticeship scheme, referred to by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg in July as a “traineeship”,…

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Action man takes the reins

Matthew Hancock, the MP who took over from John Hayes in the reshuffle, says he’s “delighted” with his rapid…

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New FE minister went to college, we are now told

The college past of the government’s new further education chief Matthew Hancock has been revealed. The personal Conservative Party…

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Sector pays tribute to John Hayes, now former Minister of State for FE

Tomorrow the further eduction sector will wake up to a new minister, as this evening the Prime Minister’s Office announced via…

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Andrea Jenkyns named skills, further and higher education minister

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Qualifications

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Colleges

Union rejects AoC’s ‘totally unacceptable’ new pay offer for college staff

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Soaring inflation wipes out skills budget boost

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