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SFA auditors assigned to A4e

Auditors at the Skills Funding Agency have been assigned to help A4e carry out a review of some of…

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Principal supports no-notice inspections

The principal of a college which underwent the first no-notice inspection in FE has praised the piloted scheme. Richard…

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Unemployment not free for all

Confusion reigns over who should pay fees The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) say colleges are not allowed to fully-fund…

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Lambeth College leaves 157 Group following inspection

A college will not renew membership to the 157 Group amid reports of an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted inspection. Lambeth College,…

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FE loans equality impact assessment delayed

The final impact assessment and equality impact assessment for the proposed FE loans system has been delayed by the…

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Gazelle group report says colleges need a “complete transformation”

Gazelle group members with Richard Branson at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2012 Further education (FE) colleges needs a “complete…

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College is ‘outstanding’ after no-notice inspection

The first further education college to be graded under a no-notice inspection has been graded ‘outstanding’. As revealed on Friday…

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FE Week Reporter
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A4e included in preferred prison education bidder list

The preferred bidders for prison education contracts have been revealed by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The list has been…

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FE Week Reporter
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BIS Select Committee to hear evidence from the CEO of Elmfield Training Ltd

Elmfield Training Ltd has been called upon by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee to give evidence…

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FE Week Reporter
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Sale of NSA due to be finalised

Conference and event organiser Neil Stewart Associates (NSA) has been sold within three days of going into administration. Andrew…

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Landslide leadership victory at the UCU for Sally Hunt

The general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU) is pledging to put more resources at the frontline…

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FE Week Reporter
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Accounting for apprenticeship durations

NAS confirm that 12 month minimum duration will apply to each level of the apprenticeship Apprenticeship providers should not…

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