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Hancock, Whitehead and the £40bn employer spend claim

Is the claim, most recently made in the Whitehead Review, that employers in England spend £40bn on training true,...

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Whitehead’s bonfire of the quals

Around 95 per cent of the adult vocational market’s 19,000-plus qualifications could be axed under radical proposals to “de-clutter...

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Training provider under investigation

A London-based training provider is under its second investigation from the same awarding body following complaints from learners. Bright...

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Hawk swoops for a grade one

The 14-month wait for an outstanding independent learning provider (ILP) under Ofsted’s current common inspection framework is over. The...

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Call for ‘heads to roll’ amid SFA software delays

College and training provider data staff have demanded action after struggling to submit accurate data because of problems with...

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Government ‘not doing enough’ over apprentice illegal wage investigations

Just five per cent of complaints made over the summer about bosses paying apprentices below the National Minimum Wage...

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Royal seal of approval for Skills Show

The Skills Show will be given the royal seal of approval by Princess Anne through her role as president...

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Intervention inquiry welcomes FE Commissioner but calls for ‘better early warning signals’

A six-month inquiry into FE intervention has welcomed the government’s plan for an FE Commissioner, but called for “better...

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Now that’s what I call a cabinet! – Triumphant Team UK in exclusive Whitehall reception

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg clearly appreciated this piece of fine furniture by award-winning young craftsman George Callow. The...

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