• Revealed: WorldSkills UK LIVE 2018 competition results

    Over 200 of the UK’s most highly skilled apprentices and tradespeople were celebrated at the closing ceremony of WorldSkills UK Live this evening at Birmingham’s NEC. City of Glasgow College found themselves at the top of the provider league table for a third consecutive year with 17 medals. They were followed by New College Lanarkshire,

    22.12 Nov. 17th, 2018 | News

  • DfE director and apprenticeship group chair Meller's 'Presidents Club' dinner rocked by sexual harassment allegations

    A charity fundraising dinner run by a Department for Education director and academy trust founder has been rocked by allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour by guests, following an undercover investigation by journalists. A story by the Financial Times, published earlier today, revealed allegations of “groping, sexual harassment and propositioning” of women hired as “hostesses” for

    0.01 Jan. 24th, 2018 | News

  • WorldSkills 2017: Josh attempts to repeat European success

    A welder from Norwich who has a family history in the trade is aiming to replicate his golden success at EuroSkills in this week’s WorldSkills competition. Josh Peek (pictured above), a 21-year-old who trains at Great Yarmouth College, described how “happy” he was with his progress on day two of the global skills contest being

    18.03 Oct. 16th, 2017 | News, WorldSkills 2017

  • WorldSkills 2017: Spectacular opening ceremony marks the start of competitions

    The best of British took centre stage with the world watching tonight as Abu Dhabi put on a spectacular opening ceremony to officially open the 44th WorldSkills. Around 10,000 people packed inside the du Arena on Yas Island for this year’s competition opener, which was live streamed around the globe and featured authentic Arabic dance

    19.52 Oct. 14th, 2017 | News, WorldSkills 2017

  • Learndirect and DfE scandal referred to NAO by Public Accounts Committee chair

    The Learndirect scandal is expected to face a National Audit Office investigation following a request from the Public Accounts Committee, FE Week can reveal. In a series of events that will be familiar to FE Week readers, the largest training provider in the UK has been afforded special treatment by the DfE and retains all

    22.15 Sep. 11th, 2017 | News

  • Computer skills to be fully funded through existing Adult Education Budget

    Plans have been unveiled to fully fund IT courses for adults, putting ‘digital literacy’ on a similar footing to English and maths. A consultation on the final details of the plans will be undertaken in due course, which will be funded from the existing £1.5bn annual Adult Education Budget. At present the Skills Funding Agency

    19.22 Oct. 1st, 2016 | News

  • FE Week and Me 2016 - VOTING OPEN

    Once again hundreds of students from across the further education and skills sector entered our annual photography competition and now the time has come for you to vote for the winner. The FE Week and Me photography competition, a competition organised by FE Week in partnership with NCFE, challenged students to submit a photograph which

    14.00 Feb. 26th, 2016 | Bulletin, News

  • MPs to review DfE financial management after last-minute delay to annual accounts

    MPs will probe the financial management at the Department for Education (DfE) after it used legislation to delay the publication of its accounts. The DfE has used a statutory instrument, a minor piece of legislation which can be passed without debate among MPs, to extend the deadline for laying its financial accounts before Parliament to

    17.06 Jan. 29th, 2016 | News

  • Refugee Abel on track with long distance running

    From humble beginnings, refugee Abel Tsegay is on track to become a world renowned athlete thanks to help from Canterbury College, writes Billy Camden. Teenage refugee Abel Tsegay credits Canterbury College with helping him race towards his dream of emulating Britain’s greatest ever distance runner Mo Farah. The 19-year-old BTec level two sport learner, who

    13.00 Feb. 1st, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Survey helps us deal with skills gap

    The UKCES Employer Skills Survey is one of the largest of its kind in the world. More than 91,000 employers across the UK are interviewed to draw together the data contained within the report, creating a comprehensive insight into the ways employers train and develop staff, as well as their experiences of where skills are

    12.00 Feb. 1st, 2016 | Opinion

  • Editors comment: Honesty is the best policy

    Take a moment to empathise with the Central Delivery Service (CDS) advisers at the Skills Funding Agency. As if what must feel like annual restructures at the Agency were not stressful enough, they represent the front line in communications with embattled providers. On the 23 December last year they dutifully emailed colleges and training providers

    15.59 Jan. 29th, 2016 | Opinion