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AoC says government is not doing enough to address no free lunches

Labour MP David Blunkett said it was “unjustifiable” that more than 100,000 students miss out on a free school…

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Government announce independent review into the future of apprenticeships

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have announced that Doug Richard, described as an entrepreneur and founder…

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CBI survey shows college leavers lack literacy and numeracy skills

Too many people leaving school and college do not have the literacy and numeracy skills to thrive in the…

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Green light for another 15 UTCs

A further 15 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are to be funded by the government and rolled out over the…

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Colleges ‘fixing’ the success rate figures. Where will it end?

An overwhelming majority of staff working in FE colleges have concerns with the credibility of success rate data. A…

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‘Massive’ error in the National Success Rates Tables

The National Success Rate Tables (NSRT) for 2010/11 will need to be republished after significant errors were identified. More…

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Stafford College and Franklin College consider Ofsted appeals

Two colleges in the FE sector are considering appeals after receiving ‘inadequate’ or ‘satisfactory’ inspection grades from Ofsted. Stafford…

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Flaws highlighted in the Apprenticeship Training Agency model

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has questioned the way learners are employed by Apprenticeship Training Agencies…

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Geoff Hall receives knighthood

The chair of the information authority was knighted at Buckingham Palace last week. Geoff Hall – principal of New…

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Kim Thorneywork new SFA chief executive

Kim Thorneywork is the new interim chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Geoff Russell, the current chief…

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Stafford College receives “inadequate” Ofsted grade

Stafford College has been rated “inadequate” in a recent Ofsted inspection. The college, which received a grade 2 in…

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Franklin College receives “inadequate” Ofsted grade

Franklin College has been judged as “inadequate” by Ofsted under new pilot inspection guidelines. The sixth form college in…

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