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FE Week investigates: The Youth Contract for 16-17 year-olds

The Deputy Prime Minister has unveiled  a new scheme to try and tackle the “ticking time bomb” of 16…

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FE Week Reporter
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Families tsar to step down amid fraud allegations

Emma Harrison is to step down from her role as the Prime Minister’s “families tsar” following allegations of fraud…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Increasing NEETs linked to EMA cut

Rising numbers of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) are being linked to the axing of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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John Hayes announces ITE funding for trainee teachers in FE

Bursaries of up to £1,500 are to be given to up to 11,000 trainers undertaking initial teacher education (ITE)…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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SFA publish details of subcontractor allocations

Subcontractors with an overall allocation of more than £100,000 have been listed for the first time by the Skills…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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SFA may have breached Code of Practice

Data on the FE comparison website, FE Choices, being investigated for unannounced changes. The government’s performance comparison site for…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


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Nick Clegg announces scheme to tackle unemployed 16-17 year-olds

The Deputy Prime Minister has revealed a new scheme to try and tackle the “ticking time bomb” of 16…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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SFA ‘strongly encourage’ 12 month minimum

Providers are being urged to introduce new apprenticeship duration requirements immediately. The Skills Funding Agency is calling on existing…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Adult Basic Skills qualifications to be scrapped

Basic skills qualifications in numeracy and literacy for adults will cease to be funded for new starts from August….

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Holt heads-up employer-led review of apprenticeships

Social entrepreneur and jeweller Jason Holt is to take charge of an employer-led review into how businesses can be…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Banks ‘invest’ in more than 1,500 apprentices

Three high street banks are launching new apprenticeship schemes to try and help young people launch a career in…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Childcare supported for at least one more year

A scheme which supports thousands of teenage parents in further education has been reprieved – at least for a…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter

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Students resorted to sleepovers and parents took days off work to get their children to college on time

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Leaders reveal how families are now struggling to feed and clothe their children

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
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Union rejects AoC’s ‘totally unacceptable’ new pay offer for college staff

The pay offer has been upped to 2.5% from 2.25%

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Jason Noble
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Ministers have been urged to immediately add an extra £350 million a year in skills funding on top of…

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Times Education Commission adds voice to calls for new ‘baccalaureate’

It is estimated to cost the government an extra £1.2bn a year

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Billy Camden
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Major review launched to bring colleges back into public sector

After ten years in the private sector, the ONS are now considering whether to reclassify colleges as public sector…

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