Billy Camden

  • 3aaa told staff to leave dates off paperwork and not to tell customers about new starts ban

    Crisis-hit Aspire Achieve Advance has been telling its staff to not date any paperwork for “planned enrolments” in the midst of a government suspension on recruiting apprentices. Employees at the apprenticeship giant, better known as 3aaa, were also instructed not to tell current and prospective employers that the ban has been placed upon it. The

    17.59 Sep. 21st, 2018 | News

  • Team UK all set for EuroSkills 2018 in Budapest

    Twenty two of the UK’s most highly skilled young people will fly to Budapest next week to compete in EuroSkills 2018. The team will go up against the best Europe has to offer from 27 countries in disciplines ranging from mechatronics to cooking, heavy truck maintenance to floristry. Each member of Team UK has swapped

    8.00 Sep. 22nd, 2018 | News

  • DfE given just 48 hours to rescue high-profile college from cash crisis

    A college in financial crisis requested a multi-million pound government bailout just 48 hours before it would have run out of cash, FE Week understands. West Nottinghamshire College, whose principal Dame Asha Khemka is one of the highest paid college bosses in England, received a £2.1 million exceptional financial support loan from the Education and

    22.02 Sep. 20th, 2018 | News

  • Mixed reactions to Association of Colleges senior pay code

    Principals have welcomed new guidance from the Association of Colleges for setting senior pay in colleges, but unions have warned the voluntary code will not be enough to tackle excessive rewards. FE Week revealed last week that refreshed remuneration guidance was being developed by the association as top level pay across the education sector continues

    12.46 Sep. 21st, 2018 | News

  • London mayor warned 72 administrators may not be enough when AEB devolved

    London’s mayor has been warned that his current adult education budget team of 72 administrators may not be enough to handle the fund when devolution kicks in next year. The Greater London Authority has calculated a “risk” that the number of contracts and grants to be dished out from the annual £311 million budget will

    6.00 Sep. 21st, 2018 | News

  • Damning Ofsted visit finds huge employer provider forced staff onto apprenticeships

    A large employer provider in the security sector has stopped recruiting new apprentices after a damning Ofsted early monitoring visit found they were forcing workers onto apprenticeships. Securitas UK had a heavily critical inspection report published this morning which said the company was making ‘insufficient progress’ in two of the three themes judged. The provider

    12.12 Sep. 19th, 2018 | News

  • 3aaa forced to stop recruiting new apprentices following ESFA investigation

    Apprenticeship heavyweight Aspire Achieve Advance has been blocked by the government from taking on any new apprentices, FE Week can reveal. The dramatic decision has been taken at a time of crisis for the provider, more commonly known as 3aaa, which is dealing with the resignations of their co-founders during an ongoing Education and Skills

    11.24 Sep. 18th, 2018 | News

  • 3aaa co-founders resign following ESFA investigation

    The co-founders of apprenticeship giant Aspire Achieve Advance have resigned in the midst of a government investigation into the company. Peter Marples and Di McEvoy-Robinson, the training provider’s chief executive and director respectively, are understood to have had their letters of resignation accepted by chair Derek Mapp over the weekend. Staff are being told of

    11.57 Sep. 17th, 2018 | News

  • Education minister heads to Germany in search of T-level solutions

    The education secretary is touring Germany and Holland this week to learn more about their famous vocational education systems to aid him in the development of T-levels and apprenticeships. Damian Hinds’ “fact finding mission” begins today and will start by visiting small businesses to discover the secrets to their apprenticeships system, according to an opinion

    9.33 Sep. 17th, 2018 | News

  • Unlimited subcontracting fees to end under London adult education budget devolution plan

    Controversial management fees in subcontracting are set to be capped for the first time, FE Week can reveal. The Greater London Authority has set out plans to introduce a 20 per cent limit on top slices for adult skills provision when devolution kicks in next year. It follows sector-wide concerns that in many cases cash

    5.00 Sep. 14th, 2018 | News

  • AoC senior pay policy: 5 main proposals for college leaders

    The Association of Colleges has this morning published its proposed new senior staff pay code for colleges. FE Week revealed last night that refreshed remuneration guidance was being developed as top level pay across the education sector continues to be heavily scrutinised. A consultation for the new code, which encompasses “three core principles: fairness, independence

    12.29 Sep. 14th, 2018 | News