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Is there an apprentice in the House?

Lord Sugar has one annually and now MP Robert Halfon is ready to do the same. Andy Huckle (20)…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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EMA replacement decisions slammed by the Education Select Committee

The government’s new student support funding for 16-18 year olds has come far too late to allow 2011/12 students…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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ESOL impact assessment fails to impress

The government has today agreed a partial u-turn on ESOL cuts after an impact assessment ordered by FE and Skills…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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YPLA expresses ‘major concerns’ over government funding consultations

On the 13th April 2011 the Department for Education (DfE)  published two funding consultations presenting high level principles for…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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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…

FE Week Reporter
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…

FE Week Reporter
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…

FE Week Reporter
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…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter

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90% of T Level drop-outs that switched to other technical courses went on to qualifications due to be defunded

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