By: Nick

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Employers are paying too much for their apprenticeships, according to the Department for Education. Officials “expected” employers would negotiate prices below the relevant upper limit they set before...
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There were just 27,000 apprenticeship starts last November according to figures published by the government this morning, 40 percent fewer than in 2016. As the figures above show,...
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Staff at more than a dozen colleges have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay. Industrial action is due to begin in the coming weeks, and the majority of...
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Over 200,000 people working in FE have completed training to help them understand their duty to prevent the radicalisation of learners, FE Week can reveal. The Education and...
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Our analysis of colleges’ Ofsted grades suggests a significant improvement in the past five months. By the end of August last year, the sector’s grades had declined for...
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Just under three quarters of colleges are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, as the sector’s rapid improvement continues into 2018. Two reports published this morning –...
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A national college planning to train the bulk of the country’s workforce for Britain’s nuclear industry opens today. The National College for Nuclear is based across two hubs,...
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Ofsted will increase its focus on management and quality in subcontracting, according to its most senior director for FE and skills. The letter is being sent out today...
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This week the number of providers and employers able to directly tap into an annual £2.5 billion apprenticeship pot exceeded 2,000. Everyone and anyone is being given a...
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The government increased the size of the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) by 354 today, pushing the total to 2,187 organisations with direct access to funding and in...
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Apprenticeship take-up since the introduction of the levy last May continues to slide, but whether this represents a longer-term problem is debatable. The CBI calls it “alarming”, which,...