By: Jude

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With colleges across the country pressured into mega-mergers and the government dishing out special treatment to the ailing FE goliath Learndirect, FE Week editor Nick Linford asks Ofsted’s...
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The apprenticeships giant First4Skills went bust in March after its skills funding was pulled due to an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating. Around 200 staff lost their jobs, while around...
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The chair of the influential Commons education select committee has questioned the worth of the employer perspectives survey, which cost the taxpayer almost three quarters of a million...
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A massive 58 per cent of FE loans funding – amounting to almost £1 billion – has not been spent since 2013, FE Week can reveal. This shocking...
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The register of apprenticeship training providers will open for a third time starting on Monday, FE Week can reveal, and the window will last for one month. An...
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New apprenticeship exam bodies are next in line for special treatment, after Ofqual hinted that it’s considering a lighter regulatory touch for those that fall under its remit....
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A major retailer has failed to improve its in-house apprenticeship provision beyond a grade three, in a less than positive week for the sector. Halfords, which delivers training...
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An MP is demanding urgent action from both the education secretary and the FE commissioner over fears that their local college might be forced into a “hostile takeover”....
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The government has fired a warning shot at organisations seeking to undermine the independence of final apprenticeship exams with the release of new guidance this month that specifically...
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Two sixth-form colleges have such severe financial problems that their very futures are threatened, after shocking reports were published this month. Advisers for the sixth-form college commissioner Peter...
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The government, apparently under the influence of the schools minster Nick Gibb, is ploughing ahead with reforms to functional skills in English that run contrary to the advice...