News

Omicron: 1 in 25 college teachers and leaders off with Covid as absence rate doubles

It comes as 300,000 students studying vocational and technical qualifications get ready to sit exams this month

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Justice: FE Week campaign wins £1.5m relief for victims of loan scandal

Almost 600 victims of an FE loans scandal have had £1.5 million worth of debt written off following an...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Base rate rise must be used to raise college staff pay, UCU demands

A union has called on college leaders to “guarantee” that the latest FE base rate funding increase will result...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Queen’s New Year honours 2022: Who got what in FE and skills?

This year includes one CBE, six OBEs, four MBEs and one BEM – but no knighthoods or dames

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Billy Camden
News

T Levels attract 5,450 new students in 2021

And around 3,550 students started the T Level transition programme

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

How important is FE to ‘levelling up’?

In the 2021 Queen’s Speech, the government stated that it intended to “level up opportunities across all parts of...

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DAVID RUSSELL
News

FE base rate to increase from August 2022 to £4,542

An 8.4% increase in the national funding rate for students aged 16-17 will be applied

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Revealed: The winners in the £120m Institutes of Technology wave 2 competition

The names of the next nine colleges and universities to develop new Institutes of Technology have been named. The...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

DfE launches £150m capital fund for wave four T Level providers

Colleges and training providers in the fourth wave of the T Level rollout are being invited to bid for...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden