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The Guardian reports on ‘striking rise’ of adult apprenticeships

The dramatic increase in apprentices aged above 25, reported by FE Week back in June, has been picked up by…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Artsmark programme to expand into FE colleges

The Artsmark award will be opened up to include Further Education instutions in September. The programme, set up by…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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FE Week to cycle with Birmingham principal and ‘Blind Dave’

FE Week will be cycling hard next Tuesday in order to welcome back South Birmingham College Principal Mike Hopkins…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Government careers advisory group slams reduction in services for young people

An advisory group set up by government to manage the new National Careers Service has publically denounced the reduction…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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HE consultation welcomed cautiously by Association of Colleges

A technical consultation paper from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is proposing that FE colleges have…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Government u-turn on college fee remission policy

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a press release this week which says that within current budgets,…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


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Peter Jones enterprise academy to launch in the West Midlands

BBC Dragon Peter Jones has increased his interest in further education by launching his first academy in the West…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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New report calls on the government to make maths mandatory

A review comissioned by the Conservative Party proposes that young people should be forced to study mathematics up to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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College principal to ride 1000 miles in 10 days with ‘Blind Dave’

The principal of South Birmingham College is helping a local blind man ride a tandem bicycle the length of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Foundation Degree awarding powers granted to FE colleges for the first time

Newcastle College Group and New College Durham are the first FE colleges to be granted Foundation Degree awarding powers…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Skills Funding Agency announce late and unexpected changes to learner fees

The Skills Funding Agency has announced for the first time that non-tuition fee income (such as for registrations and…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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FE principal appointed to UKCES Board

The chief executive of Eastleigh College, Mr Tony Lau-Walker, is one of nine new members appointed to the UK…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter

Must read

Colleges, Long read

Resilient Ricketts: How Brooklands was saved from going broke

The story of a college’s fight for survival after a subcontracting scandal left it on the brink of insolvency

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Politics

Exit interview: Why Robert Halfon quit ‘the best job in government’

Halfon tells FE Week he ‘did all he could’ after leaving skills minister role

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

National apprenticeship achievement rate rises to 54%

Slight increase leaves sector way off government target

Billy Camden
Billy Camden and Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship growth pilot cash would reach just 15 ITPs

Providers need to start at least 15 apprentices on the chosen standards to be eligible for extra funding

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Treasury announces £3k top-up for 13 ‘growth sector’ apprenticeships

Training providers will have to deliver a minimum number of starts to access the cash

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Politics

DfE set to surrender £60m apprenticeship cash in 2023-24

Just 2% of total ring-fenced budget expected to be handed back to Treasury

Billy Camden
Billy Camden