By: Jude

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Small businesses will get the apprenticeship levy leftovers after large employers have used up their share, Skills Minister Nick Boles confirmed today. He was speaking in front of...
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Former government apprenticeships adviser Doug Richard was accused of multiple child sex offences, when his trial opened today at London’s Old Bailey. The 57-year-old multimillionaire, whose 2012 Richard...
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A struggling sixth form college is consulting on a restructuring plan that it is thought could lead to dozens of job losses. Totton College, which was branded as inadequate by Ofsted in June...
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FE colleges that recruit learners from the age of 14 will be covered by tough new strike rules, the government has finally confirmed. Its ballot threshold consultation response,...
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Fintan Donohue has retired from his role as chief executive of the Gazelle Colleges Group after more than four years at the helm. Mr Donohue said that Carolyn...
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Seven FE and skills providers have been told by Skills Minister Nick Boles that their FE Commissioner interventions have come to an end, FE Week can reveal. Letters...
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The FE sector is “inadequate at best” according to Ofsted’s Sir Michael Wilshaw, who has also hit out at colleges’ “uniformly weak” careers advice on offer. He is...
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The government has said that it will address recommendations made by a parliamentary committee that found evidence of “unacceptable” bullying of transgender adult learners. The House of Commons...
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An ongoing dispute over a Hampshire college’s VAT rebate that has “a potentially wide impact” has gone all the way to the European courts, after a third visit...
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The government was today still unable to say how small businesses who don’t pay into the apprenticeship levy would access funding for the programme — despite them delivering...
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The government’s area reviews of post-16 education and training are already running behind schedule, with the government accused of working to an “unrealistic” timetable. According to the government’s...