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MP calls for bankers’ bonuses to provide Apprenticeships for jobless youngsters

A Labour MP is urging the government to provide apprenticeships for jobless youngsters with small businesses – by using…

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Cuts in FE to ‘hit women and black and ethnic minorities hardest’

Current and planned cuts in further education will hit women and  black and ethnic minorities harder than most according to the Woman’s…

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FE Week Reporter
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Funding agency fears over fraud

The Skills Funding Agency has promised a crackdown on fraud and misuse of public money in the FE and…

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Morrisons, Elmfield and the over-25 apprentices

Morrisons boasts that it is the UK’s biggest provider of apprenticeships, although in reality the funding is claimed from…

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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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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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