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The £240m SFA giveaway

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has allocated providers an extra £240 million since the start of the academic year,…

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Looking ahead to Adult Learners’ Week

As tag lines go, the one being championed as the essence of Adult Learners’ Week, which begins on Saturday,…

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FE Week Reporter
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College redundancies and restructures

Staff from Gateshead College protest over pay cuts and increased working hours. As the economic downturn continues to put…

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Ofsted grades continue to fall for 157 Group colleges

Further education colleges should be judged on all aspects of their work and not just those in an Ofsted…

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FE Week Reporter
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Sandwich artist questions tabled by MP

Questions have been raised over apprenticeships offered by a fast-food chain. Dudley MP Ian Austin is demanding answers after…

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FE Week Reporter
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Finger pointing as MPs criticise value for money at Morrisons

Geoff Russell, CEO of the Skills Funding Agency points to David Way, CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service, at…

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NAS announces quality safeguard for ATAs

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has introduced a formal recognition process for Apprenticeship Training Agencies (ATAs) in order to…

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Holt review finds employers ‘clueless’ on apprenticeships

The businessman behind a review into apprenticeships has spoken of the “cluelessness” surrounding the programme among employers. Jason Holt…

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Government to publish FE progression figures

Education destination measures for students entering and leaving FE will be published for the first time this summer. The…

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FE Week Reporter
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Innovation Code criticised for not going far enough

A new flexible provision to deliver programmes tackling localised skills needs has been introduced in the FE sector. The…

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Survey says employers must pay

Majority of colleges and training providers support minimum fee for apprenticeships A minimum employer fee for apprentices aged 19…

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The SFA just keeps giving

Nearly 300 colleges unexpectedly receive £23 million to be spent before August 2012. Colleges are sharing an additional £23m…

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