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AELP backs minimum duration for young apprentices at end of #NAW2012

The new minimum length of delivery for all apprentices aged 16 to 18 has been backed by the head…

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FE Week Reporter
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WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show announced by John Hayes MP

The skills minister announced a UK successor to the WorldSkills London 2011 competition at the House of Commons last…

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FE Week Reporter
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EMA replacement is inadequate and under-funded, says Barnardo’s

Young learners from disadvantaged backgrounds are being let down by the 16-19 Bursary Fund because it is inadequate, inconsistent…

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FE Week Reporter
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Jayde Kirkup is the FE Week & Me competition winner

Congratulations Jayde Kirkup! We asked students to send in a 500-word article explaining what brought them to college, along…

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FE Week Reporter
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NAO’s verdict on adult apprenticeships

Funding rates are unreliable The funding rates used to pay training providers for delivering an apprenticeship are not based…

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FE Week Reporter
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Vocational quals counted out

Concern has been raised at the government’s expulsion of thousands of qualifications from school league tables. While stating that…

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FE Week Reporter


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Employability qualifications are just the job

Increasing unemployment is fuelling a sharp rise in demand for short employability qualifications, figures obtained by FE Week reveal….

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FE Week Reporter
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Apprenticeship success rates highest ever

Apprenticeship success rates have risen for the fourth consecutive year across all age groups, according to new government data….

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FE Week Reporter
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Young apprenticeships fall as adults nearly double

The rise in adult apprenticeships has continued to accelerate in the first three months of the new academic year,…

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FE Week Reporter
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More than 14m learner accounts unused

Less than 0.01 per cent of more than 14 million learning accounts have been accessed directly by learners, figures…

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FE Week Reporter
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Hayes launches independent review into professionalism of FE workforce

The Skills Minister has launched an independent review into the professionalism of the further education (FE) and skills workforce…

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FE Week Reporter
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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,…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter

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Colleges, Exams

Colleges fork out for taxis and b&bs to get students to exams during rail strikes

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

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
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How the cost of living crisis is taking its toll on FE students

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

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Colleges

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

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

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Funding

Soaring inflation wipes out skills budget boost

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

Will Nott
Will Nott
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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

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

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…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen