Apprenticeships

Shock as half of apprentices drop out

Expert says there would be 'national outcry' and independent inquiry if this happened with A-levels

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Billy Camden
AEB

‘Frustrating’ for some but ‘not surprising’: ESFA extends AEB contracts for one more year

National adult education budget contracts renewed for 2022/23

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Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

2020/21 apprenticeship achievement rate hits 57.7% – and just 51.8% for standards

Almost half of learners on the new-style apprenticeship standards failed to successfully complete their programme last year, new figures...

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Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Revised 2019/20 apprenticeship achievement rates reveal huge drop

The overall achievement rate for apprenticeships in 2019/20 has fallen to 57.5 per cent – 6.7 percentage points lower...

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Billy Camden
Covid-19

DfE widens student eligibility criteria for 16-19 catch-up funding

But leaders warn the extension has been introduced too late and predict 'many' fundng clawbacks

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Billy Camden
Colleges

Central Bedfordshire College to merge with The Bedford College Group

Central Bedfordshire College is set to merge with The Bedford College Group, it has been announced today. The two...

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Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Government criticised for axing public sector apprenticeship target

Officials accused of 'throwing in the towel' after confirming the move today

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Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

FE Week asks the skills minister: are apprentices paid enough? 

'It's better than it looks on paper', says Alex Burghart

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Billy Camden
Ofsted

Cambridge sixth form still ‘outstanding’ in first Ofsted inspection since 2006 

'It’s wonderful to see the hard work of our staff and students recognised in this way'

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Billy Camden