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Forecasts suggest there are simply fewer 16-18 year-olds

Declining teenage population numbers could be playing a significant role in student shortfalls. Figures compiled by the Office for…

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Vince Cable to focus on the other City salaries?

Vince Cable is calling for greater transparency of executive salaries at a time when top wages are being scrutinised…

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CBI backs call to make maths compulsory for 16+

A further voice has been added to the call for young people to study maths after the age of…

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When FE colleges choose not to call themselves ‘colleges’

Some say it is a source of pride, while others say it has become ill-defined and devalued. Regardless of…

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DfE consults on plans to make FE teachers fully qualified in schools

A consultation has been launched which could pave the way for further education (FE) teachers to work in schools…

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Family tax benefits barrier to apprenticeship starts

Learners are turning down apprenticeships as families cannot afford to miss out on vital benefits payments. An investigation by…

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NIACE distributes manifesto of womens’ right to learn

A ten-point manifesto is being distributed by NIACE to help ensure every woman has the right to learn. The…

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SFA announces £25 million in Renewal Grants for colleges

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has announced that £25 million in Renewal Grants is to be made available to…

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Will 12 week apprentices ever be derailed?

Train’d Up is the latest provider to be advertsing 12 week apprenticeships. The Skills Funding Agency has allocated Train’d…

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Youth unemployment ‘never’ higher

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published the September edition of their Labour Market Statistics, and the summary…

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DfE considers first four 16-19 free schools

It has emerged that four 16-19 Free Schools have been proposed. Last May the Department for Education (DfE) announced…

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SFA to take personal assets from directors of fraudulent providers

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has new powers allowing them to take personal assets which belong to the directors…

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Andrea Jenkyns named skills, further and higher education minister

She joined the DfE in the reshuffle by outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson

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Qualifications

Pearson vying to keep a third of its BTEC level 3 courses under threat

The deadline for awarding bodies to appeal is July 8

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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

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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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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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Funding

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