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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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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FE Week Reporter
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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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Case for employer ownership unclear

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has confirmed its most recent report was drawn up using no…

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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

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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

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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%

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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…

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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

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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…

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Shane Chowen