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DfE confirms HE fee policy change WILL apply to FE loans

The government’s proposed rise in the repayment threshold for student loans will apply to FE loans, it has been...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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General election result: what does it mean for FE?

The Conservatives look set to continue with their skills agenda after Theresa May managed to secure a deal to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Election night 2017: The constituencies to watch if you work in FE

It’s been one of the most eventful and uncertain election campaigns in recent history, and now it’s almost over. The...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

General Election 2017 | a closer look at election pledges

When I wrote my last general election supplement in 2015, I never thought I’d be doing another over two...

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Greater Manchester UTC is seventh to announce closure

The Greater Manchester University Technical College (UTC) will close at the end of this academic year, becoming the seventh...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Halfon plays down apprenticeship levy ‘gaming’ fears

The apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon has sought to play down fears in the business community that some companies will “game”...

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Freddie Whittaker
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Apprentices ‘discouraged’ by schools demand better careers advice

Apprentices should be sent into classrooms to tell school pupils about vocational career and training options, according to two...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Rayner backs ‘important’ appenticeships campaign at Labour conference

The shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has reaffirmed her support for FE Week’s #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign at a Labour Party...

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Freddie Whittaker
Profiles

Sue Pember, education consultant

A veteran of the skills sector, Dr Sue Pember has worked under eight Secretaries of State, from David Blunkett...

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Freddie Whittaker