Traineeships

ESFA pleads for more traineeships as recruitment struggles continue

Ministers criticised for using traineeships as a ‘sticking plaster’ to make up for lack of a national strategy

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

NFL Academy set to touchdown in Loughborough College

The academy will move from Barnet and Southgate College in September

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Assessment

Ofqual’s 3-year plan for exams: what you need to know

Exams watchdog pledges to support the use of technology in assessments

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Colleges

Association of Colleges Beacon Award 2022 winners announced

‘Colleges are brilliant – and the winners of the Beacon Awards are some of the best of the best’

Will Nott
Will Nott
Skills reform

DfE begins local skills improvement plans national rollout

It is hoped that “most” of the country will be covered by an LSIP by summer 2023

Will Nott
Will Nott
Skills reform

Ofqual voices concern over DfE reforms to level 2 and below qualifications

Plans risk adding confusion to landscape and ‘overhwhelming’ educators

Billy Camden
Billy Camden


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Ofsted

Ofsted 5-year strategy Q&A with Paul Joyce

We discuss the watchdog’s two key areas of focus for FE

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

£11k canapés help guests swallow Zahawi’s climate strategy

Taste Studios, trading as ‘The Recipe’, was given a £11,480 contract to provide the food – about £46 a…

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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
Teaching

College and ITP teachers will be in scope for lifetime bans, DfE confirms

Powers to issue lifetime bans for teachers guilty of serious misconduct will be extended to FE, the DfE has…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
News

South-west triumphs as AoC Sport National Championships returns after 2-year absence

‘There were tears from the coaches. It’s great to see the joy in the faces of the students’

Will Nott
Will Nott

Must read

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

Jason Noble
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

Jason Noble
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%

Jason Noble
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…

Will Nott
Will Nott
News

Times Education Commission adds voice to calls for new ‘baccalaureate’

It is estimated to cost the government an extra £1.2bn a year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

Major review launched to bring colleges back into public sector

After ten years in the private sector, the ONS are now considering whether to reclassify colleges as public sector…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen