Opinion

Lord Baker scored a victory for FE

Lord Baker deserves a big pat on the back for his victory in the House of Lords this week....

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Ofsted watch: week of two halves for FE providers

In a week of two halves, a private training provider plummeted from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’ in one of Ofsted’s...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Government wants £140k-a-year director to oversee area reviews

The government is on the hunt for a permanent director to run its transaction unit following the area reviews...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Employers blasted for ignoring apprenticeships they developed

Employers including the private healthcare giant Bupa have been criticised for not employing anyone on apprenticeships they developed, after...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Learners plead with government to end loan misery after provider collapse

Distressed learners left in the lurch when their training provider mysteriously went bust have pleaded with the government to...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Essex County Council learning branded ‘inadequate’

A major local authority which delivers adult education to more than 12,000 learners has been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted....

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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FE Week victory: apprenticeship rules ban brokerage

Public funds cannot be used to pay brokers’ fees, the Skills Funding Agency has officially ruled. In its final...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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SFA in dock after hundreds of learners struggle to recover loans cash when provider collapses

Another highly profitable training provider has suddenly gone bust in mysterious circumstances, leaving hundreds of learners on the hook...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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College forced to stop recruiting apprentices

A college hit with an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating won’t appeal against the resulting ban from running apprenticeships, but says...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden