By: Billy Camden

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The nation’s largest FE provider has been handed around £45 million from next years’ adult education budget even though it didn’t participate in the tender process and despite...
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The government is refusing to release a crucial report that would show whether or not the forecasting tool it has developed to predict apprenticeship starts is actually working....
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Labour’s shadow skills minister has demanded official answers on whether Learndirect is getting special treatment from the government after Ofsted hit it with its worst possible rating. Gordon...
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Even Learndirect’s own membership body, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, has demanded a full explanation of how the government will protect current and future students. The Department...
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An ex-Wales international footballer and five others will stand trial next month following a serious fraud office investigation. The three-month trial starting on September 4 will relate to...
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Training providers are unhappy over the handling the adult education budget procurement process, with having their contracts rejected despite near-perfect scores in the bid evaluation. The Education and...
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Just 10 days are left for nominations for a prestigious awards ceremony that recognises exceptional students and staff in adult education. The WEA Awards, run by the Workers’...
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A major college has been bumped up from a grade three to a two by Ofsted, in a report that was finally published after a 90-day delay, while...
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An Ofsted report on a major college in Essex is still nowhere to be seen – despite the provider being inspected nearly 90 days ago. South Essex College,...
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A private training provider lost its ‘outstanding’ rating in what was otherwise a sturdy week for FE providers. Heart of England Training, which has campus’ in Rugby, Birmingham,...
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The government’s decision on the phasing out of the next wave of apprenticeship frameworks has again be postponed, this time until the autumn. An update on the removal...