By: Nick

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We now know that the first three months of the new apprenticeship funding regime went as badly as some were predicting. The Department for Education’s response to FE...
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Total apprenticeship starts for May, June and July fell a staggering 61% compared to the same period last year. Provisional figures published by the DfE this morning, as...
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There was good news across the FE sector last week as both providers with reports published maintained their grade two standards. Birmingham’s Gordon Franks Training was congratulated for...
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Sat at the front of a breakfast event, I was witness to a refreshing account from a skills minister from whom we’d not really heard since June. On...
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A large community learning provider in Somerset has reopened courses today after the government granted it substantial extra emergency funding, but warned that it has no “long-term solution”....
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Jeremy Corbyn will pledge to tackle the threat to jobs from automation by offering free tuition for all FE courses, in his closing speech to the party conference....
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Leaders of a college that sold its main campus to make way for housing ahead of a planned merger have been shouted down and slow-clapped at a heated...
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UPDATE: The Department for Education has now confirmed they’ve published documents launching the IoT invitations on the lep network website. You can access them here.   After more...
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The government has today scrapped plans to increase by three percentage points the apprenticeship minimum standard achievement threshold. The minimum standard is an important performance measure as the...
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Interviews for a permanent chief executive at the Institute for Apprenticeships will at last begin later this month, finishing in October. The hunt for a full-time successor to...
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The Commons education select committee will investigate subcontracting, and Learndirect is expected to feature prominently. The committee, now chaired by former apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon, met...