By: Jude

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Following publication of the final area review recommendations, Jude Burke recaps the two-year process  What were the area reviews? In essence, area reviews were a restructuring of the...
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Reports into the final two waves of the area reviews of post-16 education and training have finally been published – bringing the process to a close almost two...
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The Department for Education is on the hunt for £600-a-day consultants to advise on the “suitability of proposed assessment plans” – despite that being the Institute for Apprenticeships’...
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The Department for Education has refused to tell FE Week how many apprenticeship starts there were in April – even though the data is part of its official...
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Social mobility and the government’s apprenticeship reforms are set to come under the spotlight of a major new inquiry, led by education leaders, business and MPs, launched today....
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A record-breaking 10 partnerships involving 21 colleges have been made official today – making this the single busiest day ever for mergers. But that figure could have been...
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The apprenticeship levy needs a radical rethink to double investment in skills, according to a new report from a leading think-tank. The so-called “skills and productivity levy” proposed...
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The Institute for Apprenticeships is on the hunt for yet more experts – but this time they will be paid. Adverts for up to 80 anonymous peer-reviewers for...
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A local authority is planning to make hundreds of thousands in management fees by offering access to its own apprenticeship provider list, FE Week can reveal. Nottingham City...
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Training providers are being are being told they will learn the results of their long delayed adult education budget bids in August, even though the Education and Skills...
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An end-point assessment organisation claims that the Education and Skills Funding Agency will allow it to subcontract apprenticeship exams – even though the agency is in the middle...