Adult Education

DfE to spend over £100m on digital platform for Multiply maths scheme

It will be designed to assess skill levels and provide online tutoring

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Skills reform

First local skills improvement plans published

The plans are a key FE reform as outlined in the skills for jobs white paper

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Adult Education

Revealed: Local area funding allocations for Multiply adult maths scheme

£270m is being dished out to mayoral combined authorities and local councils in England

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
T Levels

DfE seeks brokers for SME T Level placements

Up to £350 will be paid per placement to the winning contractors

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Government may stop engaging with NUS over antisemitism allegations, minister warns

But the union has hit back, accusing the minister of spreading misinformation

Will Nott
Will Nott
Industrial action

College staff warn of strike action if pay doesn’t increase by 10%

Staff pay has fallen by 35 per cent in real terms since 2009 and an indicative ballot of UCU…

Will Nott
Will Nott


Qualifications, T Levels

‘Significantly’ less than half of AGQs like BTECs will get the chop, government concedes

‘Through this process we expect to remove just a small proportion of the total level 3 BTEC and other…

Will Nott
Will Nott
News

Education and Training Foundation boss stands down

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that David Russell has left the organisation.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Covid-19

Ofsted: Eight key points from latest education recovery research

Providers told Ofsted that apprentices were not being given enough tasks due to pressures on businesses. 

Will Nott
Will Nott
Teaching

Flagship teacher recruitment programme opens to more specialisms

Training providers and colleges can now apply to for funding for recruits to English, maths and SEND teaching posts…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Skills reform

‘Unit for future skills’ to launch this month

Course information for employers and learners through a new ‘unit for future skills’ will start being published this month,…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Sponsored post

A green skills solution from The Skills Network

As the climate crisis grows, calls for an integration of a fourth functional sustainability skill into mass upskilling across…

The Skills Network
The Skills Network

Must read

Apprenticeships

Apprentice pay: ‘£4.81 an hour isn’t enough to live on. It’s crippling.’

Low-paid apprenticeships are becoming ‘unaffordable’ for learners and are contributing to low take-up, according to providers.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Colleges

Principal under investigation given £75k for loss of office

He lost his job after an audit revealed £5m worth of overclaimed funding

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid-19

Stressed and nervous but determined to prove themselves: the students sitting exams for the first time 

John Dickens, editor of FE Week’s sister publication Schools Week, joined Ofqual chief regulator Dr Jo Saxton as her…

John Dickens
John Dickens
Qualifications, Skills reform, T Levels

Revealed: 38 BTECs facing the chop to clear way for first T Levels

They’re among 160 level 3 quals set to be defunded from 2024

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Industrial action

UCU threat: Raise pay or we’ll strike on exam day

Strikes are planned for the same day on which many GCSE students are due to take what UCU calls…

Will Nott
Will Nott
Inclusion

The college gender gap narrows, but slowly

While the gender pay gap has improved on average at most colleges, sector leaders have said the rate of…

Will Nott
Will Nott