• Apprenticeship Supplement

    Download the Hi Res version (27mb) by clicking here Download the Low Res version (6mb) by clicking here The Apprenticeship Experience Apprenticeships should be more than just a mandatory set of qualifications, brought together into a formal framework which can delivered as quickly as possible for maximum funding efficiency. It’s also more than just vocational

    23.29 Apr. 12th, 2012 | News, Supplements

  • SFA college account data ‘appears incorrect’

    College account figures have been removed from the Skill Funding Agency’s website little more than a week after they were published. The figures, for 2010/11, were published on April 3 but by April 12 had been taken down. A message on the Agency’s website read: “This file has been temporarily removed to verify some of

    0.50 Apr. 13th, 2012 | News

  • EMFEC takes full control of ABC Awards

    ABC Awards has become a formal part of the EMFEC group. Paul Eeles, chief executive of  EMFEC, has taken control of the company and will soon become chief executive of ABC awards. “ABC Awards is a well-respected Awarding Body which I believe has a sound future in a competitive market,” Mr Eeles said. “It is our intention to build

    20.40 Apr. 4th, 2012 | News in Brief

  • Skills Funding Agency publish rules for 2012/13

    The Skills Funding Agency have published version one of Funding Rules 2012/13, replacing the various Funding Requirements documents that currently exist. The forward states there will be an “updated document in May 2012 which will include the supporting audit evidence requirements. For the first time we will consolidate the Funding Rules and associated evidence requirements

    7.49 Apr. 4th, 2012 | News in Brief

  • Panorama to focus on Zenos, Morrisons and subcontracting

    Panorama will broadcast  ‘The Great Apprentice Scandal’ on BBC One at 8.30 tonight, and will focus on 16-18 IT apprenticeships delivered by Zenos (although not mentioned in their press release), Morrisons apprenticeships delivered by Elmfield Training and a number of apprenticeship subcontractors. Read the Panorama press release below in full: More than 1 in 10 of all

    0.03 Apr. 2nd, 2012 | News

  • Minister announces 12 month minimum apprenticeship for all ages

    A BIS press release published today reads: Tougher standards introduced by Skills Minister to drive up quality Apprenticeships will last for a minimum of 12 months guaranteeing improvements in training and workplace learning, Skills Minister John Hayes announced today. The new standards will come into force for all age groups from August 2012, subject to consultation

    20.13 Apr. 1st, 2012 | News in Brief

  • Elmfield Training and the Morrisons' apprenticeships

    As the Managing Editor of FE Week, the publication which was first to highlight the tens of thousands of Morrisons’ adult apprenticeships being delivered by Elmfield Training in an average of 28 weeks, it feels right to summarise the coverage on the same day that BBC Panorama broadcast their own investigation. Also, yesterday the Minister for FE announced that from

    0.00 Apr. 2nd, 2012 | Opinion

  • Adult apprenticeship starts continue to increase rapidly

    Provisional figures show apprenticeship starts for those aged 25 over increased by 48 per cent in the first half of this year. The increases were revealed in the Data Service Statistical First Release published today. For the first two quarters of 2011/12 (Aug 2011 to the end of January 2012) in total 256,500 apprentices started, a 20 per

    9.43 Mar. 29th, 2012 | News in Brief

  • Panorama takes a look at The Great Apprentice Scandal

    The reporter behind the investigative look at apprenticeships has lifted the lid on what viewers can expect when tuning into the show next week. Apprenticeships will be thrown into the spotlight when BBC’s flagship TV show Panorama presents The Great Apprentice Scandal at 8.30pm on BBC One. The billing pledges to look at the “story

    18.10 Mar. 30th, 2012 | News