Nick Linford

  • Careers advice ‘getting worse,’ warns government education committee

    The quality and quantity of young people’s career advice is not good enough and is getting worse, a government review has found. A “deterioration” in guidance since the service became the responsibility of schools in September was identified by the Education Select Committee, whose report on careers guidance was released today. The committee chair, Graham

    0.01 Jan. 23rd, 2013 | News

  • Government plans new team to exploit international education opportunities

    During a trip to India to promote vocational education the Skills Minister has announced that the government will establish a 10 person team in Westminster to ‘capatalise on the growth of demand for UK education from abroad.’ The Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) announcement comes ahead of the government’s education sector industrial strategy due to be published

    0.01 Jan. 21st, 2013 | News

  • AoC in India : Arrival and pleasure before business for FE Week team

    We made it! Last minute packing before any flight is always slightly stressful and you are never really sure whether you have actually managed to pack everything that you will need. Listening to reports of “chaos” and long delays at Heathrow airport because of the overnight dusting of snow adds further to the panic. Nick

    10.50 Jan. 20th, 2013 | Bulletin

  • College gets £2.2m funding immunity

    A failing London college was allowed to sidestep official funding rules to keep a £2.2m overpayment as it merged with a neighbouring college. Southwark College, which was graded inadequate following a December 2011 Ofsted inspection, merged with Lewisham College in a move welcomed as delivering “a stronger and more secure further education college”. The merger

    23.22 Jan. 17th, 2013 | News

  • Government reveals plans for traineeships

    Plans for a new training scheme to equip young people with the “confidence, skills and experience needed to find work” has been announced. FE minister Matthew Hancock today revealed a potential traineeship model, which could be in place by September 2013, and would see 16 to 24-year-olds not in education or struggling to find work complete “flexible and

    0.00 Jan. 10th, 2013 | News

  • Hundreds of jobs at risk as Pearson announces closure of adult education business

    More than 550 staff are facing an uncertain future after Pearson announced it was dropping its UK adult education business with a loss of £120m. The firm revealed the plans for Pearson in Practice, which has around 5,000 learners, this morning with news of a consultation, set to last 90 days, on the future of

    14.20 Jan. 7th, 2013 | News

  • FE Week's most viewed articles in 2012

    FE Week has quickly built a reputation for being a high quality weekly printed newspaper, but we also publish many of our articles and all our supplements online. In 2012 the FE Week website received 798,204 page views from 172,161 unique visitors, with an average visit duration lasting two minutes and five seconds.

    20.32 Dec. 30th, 2012 | News