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SFA interim chief executive to be revealed later today

The new interim chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will be announced later today. The Department for…

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‘Cheated’ colleges’ secret audit

A report commissioned by a secret group of FE colleges has accused other institutions of manipulating data in order…

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Sunderland College staff to strike over proposed pay cuts

Staff at Sunderland College are striking over a row concerning their pay. The University and College Union (UCU) said…

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Ofsted adds to criticism of A4e

Staff at A4e are struggling to improve the way they deliver apprenticeships, according to a monitoring report published by…

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Poor information on vocational courses given to students

A third of pupils have never been presented with the option of taking up a vocational course, according to research…

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Redundancies announced at the Association of Colleges

The Association of Colleges (AoC) is making redundancies as part of a cost saving and “restructuring process”. The job losses…

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SFA launches Community Learning Innovation Fund

A new community learning fund has been launched today by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The Community Learning Innovation…

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UKCES survey highlights ‘skills potholes’ in the UK

More than two in five businesses operating in the UK do not provide training opportunities for their staff, according…

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FE Minister gets the final word

The skills minister has been scrutinised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in the…

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Short apprenticeships offer “no real benefit,” say MPs

Apprenticeships delivered in six months or less offer “no real benefit” to learners or employers, according to a report…

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FE loans met with “widespread dismay”

Only one in ten adults say they would “definitely” take out a loan to study a level 3 course…

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Short apprenticeships offer “no real benefit,” say MPs

Apprenticeships delivered in six months or less offer “no real benefit” to learners or employers, according to a report…

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