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The National Audit Office passes judgement on adult apprenticeships

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published its ‘Adult Apprenticeships’ report today, which looks into “whether the Department for Business,…

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FE Week Reporter

FE Week’s Apprenticeship Week Supplement

  Inside our supplement you will find comments from industry experts such as Lynne Sedgmore, executive director of the 157…

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AoC survey reveals a ‘worrying’ drop in low level learners

Worrying trends have been revealed in the recruitment of Level 1 and Entry Level students. In their latest survey…

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FE Week Reporter
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The merits of an FE loans system debated

Pictured above from left to right: Paul Warner, AELP, David Hughes, NIACE, and Martin Doel, AoC, at the EMFEC…

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FE Week Reporter
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Does satisfactory require improvement?

Ofsted has announced a consultation which will propose replacing the ‘satisfactory’ grade with ‘requires improvement’ for all further education…

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FE Week Reporter
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Government publish FE Choices

Private providers ahead of FE colleges in government learner satisfaction survey. Learners think private training providers listen and respond…

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FE Week Reporter


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The ACE new system for apprenticeships

The new online certification system for apprenticeships, designed to reduce bureaucracy and improve quality, has been launched. Apprenticeship Certificates…

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FE Week Reporter
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Concern over college recruitment trends

Worrying trends have been revealed in the recruitment of Level 1 and Entry Level students. In their latest survey on…

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FE Week Reporter
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New apprenticeship certification to be launched

A new online system for certification of apprenticeships will be launched today (Wednesday). Apprenticeship Certificates England (ACE) has been…

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FE Week Reporter
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Work Programme at risk of fraud and under-delivery, say NAO

The government’s Work Programme is being exposed to fraud and will help significantly less people than expected to secure…

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FE Week Reporter
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£60m yacht? That could give 45,000 students EMA, says NUS

The National Union of Students (NUS) has suggested how the estimated £60 million needed to buy a new yacht…

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Schools with sixth forms restricting college access

Schools with sixth forms are giving students biased advice and restricting the access of colleges and training providers, according…

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FE Week Reporter

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Apprenticeships

Apprentice pay: ‘£4.81 an hour isn’t enough to live on. It’s crippling.’

Low-paid apprenticeships are becoming ‘unaffordable’ for learners and are contributing to low take-up, according to providers.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Colleges

Principal under investigation given £75k for loss of office

He lost his job after an audit revealed £5m worth of overclaimed funding

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid-19

Stressed and nervous but determined to prove themselves: the students sitting exams for the first time 

John Dickens, editor of FE Week’s sister publication Schools Week, joined Ofqual chief regulator Dr Jo Saxton as her…

John Dickens
John Dickens
Qualifications, Skills reform, T Levels

Revealed: 38 BTECs facing the chop to clear way for first T Levels

They’re among 160 level 3 quals set to be defunded from 2024

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Industrial action

UCU threat: Raise pay or we’ll strike on exam day

Strikes are planned for the same day on which many GCSE students are due to take what UCU calls…

Will Nott
Will Nott
Inclusion

The college gender gap narrows, but slowly

While the gender pay gap has improved on average at most colleges, sector leaders have said the rate of…

Will Nott
Will Nott