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Surge in the over-25s sees record rise in apprentices

The Government’s apprenticeship recruitment target of 203,200 for the financial year to March 2011 was exceeded by 54,000, John…

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FE Week Reporter
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Peter Jones Academy hitting the headlines

BBC Dragon, entrepreneur and now further education celebrity, Peter Jones has been bringing FE into the nationals this week…

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FE Week Reporter
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Justifying the subcontracting top-slice

Colleges are increasingly at risk of being percieved to be ripping off partners by “top-slicing” 30 per cent or…

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FE Week Reporter
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Daily Mirror probes subcontracting “scandal”

The award-winning Daily Mirror Investigations team, Andrew Penman and Nick Sommerlad, this week launched an in-depth probe into the…

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FE Week Reporter
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LSIS Leading the Learner Voice Award winners in full

Last night was LSIS’s annual ‘Leading the Learner Voice Awards’. The awards were created to recognise the contributions that…

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FE Week Reporter
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FE wears the cloak of invisibility at education festival

The second annual Sunday Times Education Festival was held at the much lauded Wellington College on the Surrey /…

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FE Week Reporter


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16-18 funding continues

The Young People’s Learning Agency has confirmed they will, in exceptional circumstances, continue to fund non-accredited provision for 16-18…

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FE Week Reporter
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Ofqual disappointed

The head of qualifications regulator, Ofqual, has written to all awarding organisations following a series of errors in AS-level…

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FE Week Reporter
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WorkdSkills needs help

The ‘greatest skills competition in the world’ is coming to London this October. The competitions in 45 skills areas…

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FE Week Reporter
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Lauener to stay on

The Education Secratary, Michael Gove, has announced that Peter Lauener will become the first Chief Executive of the Education…

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FE Week Reporter
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Highs and lows of 2010/11 quarter 3 reallocations

73% of providers ‘below performance’ This week the Skills Funding Agency published a document on their website called ‘Outcome…

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FE Week Reporter
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Concern at 12 week apprenticeships

Training providers are calling on the government to take a closer look at the so called fast-track apprenticeships  that…

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FE Week Reporter

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Politics

Andrea Jenkyns named skills, further and higher education minister

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

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
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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Jason Noble
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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Jason Noble
News

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