FE Week Reporter

  • Construction funding rates take a hammering

    The Young People’s Learning Agency  (YPLA) has recently released a document called ‘ Changes to SLN values for specific ain in 2011/12 funding’. What does this mean you ask? Every year both the YPLA (for 16-18 year-olds) and the Skills Funding Agency (for adults) review the funding rates for all the qualifications that they fund.

    15.05 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Opinion

  • Lauener to stay on

    The Education Secratary, Michael Gove, has announced that Peter Lauener will become the first Chief Executive of the Education Funding Agency (EFA), from April 2012. Peter Lauener is the current Chief Executive of the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA), which was establish in April 2010 and is to be replaced by the EFA. The announcement

    15.15 Jun. 9th, 2011 | News in Brief

  • Highs and lows of 2010/11 quarter 3 reallocations

    73% of providers ‘below performance’ This week the Skills Funding Agency published a document on their website called ‘Outcome of Performance Management at Quarter 3 2011’. This stated that “of the overall performance at quarter 3 [in 2010/11], 27% of providers were delivering at or above 100% performance and 73% were below”. For 16-18 apprenticeship

    9.21 Jun. 9th, 2011 | News

  • In at the deep end

    No matter how buoyant academic life is most of the time, every college is likely to face a situation where an unforeseen crisisforces it to literally sink or swim. How the crisis is handled can make or break the institution’s reputation. And like it or not, the media is a major factor which has to

    11.00 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Opinion

  • Concern at 12 week apprenticeships

    Training providers are calling on the government to take a closer look at the so called fast-track apprenticeships  that offer to train people in as little as 12 weeks. The Association of Learning Providers  (ALP) has begun lobbying bodies such as the Skills Funding Agency after some of its members complained about short apprenticeship programmes

    9.13 Jun. 9th, 2011 | News