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Good-rated Somerset provider loses 97% of its adult education budget

A large adult community learning provider in Somerset has found itself at the sharp end of the adult education...

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Billy Camden
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DfE keeps apprenticeship funding model report secret

The government is refusing to release a crucial report that would show whether or not the forecasting tool it...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Learndirect special treatment: ESFA changes policy and awards £45m tender

The nation’s largest FE provider has been handed around £45 million from next years’ adult education budget even though...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Learndirect: Parliamentary questions pile pressure on ministers for answers

Labour’s shadow skills minister has demanded official answers on whether Learndirect is getting special treatment from the government after...

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Billy Camden
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Learndirect special treatment update: Student protection plan demanded as no contracts are terminated

Even Learndirect’s own membership body, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, has demanded a full explanation of how the...

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Billy Camden
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Ex-Wales footballer among 6 facing trial next month on FE fraud charges

An ex-Wales international footballer and five others will stand trial next month following a serious fraud office investigation. The...

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Billy Camden
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Adult education budget descends into chaos

Training providers are unhappy over the handling the adult education budget procurement process, with having their contracts rejected despite...

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Billy Camden
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WEA awards nominations close in 10 days

Just 10 days are left for nominations for a prestigious awards ceremony that recognises exceptional students and staff in...

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Billy Camden
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Ofsted watch: South Essex College bumped up to ‘good’ after 90-day wait

A major college has been bumped up from a grade three to a two by Ofsted, in a report...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden