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Three month inspection report delay nearly over, Ofsted claims

An Ofsted report on a major college in Essex is still nowhere to be seen – despite the provider...

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Ofsted watch: Private provider loses ‘outstanding’ rating

A private training provider lost its ‘outstanding’ rating in what was otherwise a sturdy week for FE providers. Heart...

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Government listen to concerns and pause all apprenticeship framework removals

The government’s decision on the phasing out of the next wave of apprenticeship frameworks has again be postponed, this...

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Scrap the new and ‘controversial’ £200,000 non-levy tender minimum, says AELP

A request to scrap the “controversial” £200,000 threshold in the new non-levy procurement process is going to be put...

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Government revises 29 apprenticeship framework funding rates

The potential funding rates for health and social care apprenticeship frameworks, among many others, have been increased by the...

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Providers to be blocked by DfE from speaking directly to the media – it’s ‘nonsensical’ says AELP boss

The government has told providers who deliver apprenticeship provision for non-levy-paying employers that they must not speak directly with...

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IfA appoints small exam board as apprenticeship ‘External Quality Assurance’ delivery partner

A small awarding organisation that appears to have little experience in the apprenticeships market will deliver external quality assurance...

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AEB devolution plans are the latest to face delay

The first wave of adult education budget devolution deals are likely to be delayed beyond the planned 2018-19 delivery...

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Hartpury becomes second FE college to earn degree awarding powers

A college in Gloucester is only the second FE provider in the country to be granted powers by the...

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