News

Apprenticeships make up just half a per cent of FE loan applications

Figures released this morning show just 239 loans for apprenticeships have been applied for  since the scheme began — 162 in September. The figures...

Nick Linford
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News

Funding software delay ‘getting serious,’ 157 group tells SFA

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has been hit with further criticism over “serious difficulties” faced by colleges because of...

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Nick Linford
News

Government publishes its ‘radical and far-reaching’ apprenticeship plan

The government has this morning confirmed in a newly-published implementation plan that it would put apprenticeship design in England in the hands...

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Nick Linford
News

Foundation appoints permanent chief executive

A policy director at the Department for Education (DfE) will become the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) first permanent...

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Nick Linford
News

SFA funding software delay as provider data deadline looms

Providers will have just eight working days to check and correct their 2013/14 academic year data as the Skills...

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Nick Linford
News

Education certificates firm accused of corrupt payments in Africa

An Eastbourne-based firm that prints qualification certificates is facing allegations of corrupt payments made in Africa. Smith & Ouzman...

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Nick Linford
Opinion

Self-improvement in an age of reduced resources

Self-improvement, not improvement, is the order of the day for new FE body the Education and Training Foundation it...

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Nick Linford
News

College hit with ‘poor financial management’ claim

An allegation of poor financial management at a Bedfordshire college, along with concerns about “extensive” staff restructuring and redundancies, has been...

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Nick Linford
News

Yorkshire provider loses £500k funding over audit ‘concerns’

A West Yorkshire training provider is to have its £500,000 Skills Funding Agency contract terminated after an audit raised...

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Nick Linford