News

DfE earmarks £3.3m for team of insolvency and fraud lawyers

They will advise on 'financially distressed' colleges and ITPs for the DfE’s provider market oversight division

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Billy Camden
AEB, Procurement

DfE does ‘too much procurement’, top civil servant admits

Keith Smith signals the DfE is looking to move away from tendering for independent training providers.

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Billy Camden
News

Young people hit hardest again in full-year apprenticeship figures

Apprenticeship starts for the whole of 2020/21 grew marginally on the previous year

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Billy Camden
Teacher training
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Careers, Skills Bill

Careers advice law change among three DfE amendments to Skills Bill

Religious sixth form colleges will also finally be able to academise

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Billy Camden
Apprenticeships, Conservative Party Conference, Kickstart

Sunak extends apprenticeship employer incentives and Kickstart scheme

Apprentice incentives will run until end of January while Kickstart will go until end of March

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Billy Camden
Kickstart

Clumsy, complex and slow: business puts the boot into Kickstart

New figures reveal less than two-fifths of Kickstart jobs created have been filled

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Billy Camden
Traineeships

ESFA opens bids for new 16 to 18 traineeships contracts

Contracts worth between £100,000 and £300,000 are up for grabs

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Billy Camden
Colleges

Three more college strikes abandoned as 10 other walkouts get underway

Staff have been on the picket line since 8am this morning

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Billy Camden