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Colleges under fire in social mobility commission report

A hard-hitting report by the government’s social mobility commission has attacked college performance and recommended funding for employment outcomes...

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Commons grilling for Elmfield, Syddall and SFA

Former Elmfield director Ged Syddall and Skills Funding Agency finance director Paul McGuire look set for a “no-holds-barred” grilling...

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Niace demands Pupil Premium cash for family learning

The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace) wants Pupil Premium cash from the government to fund a huge...

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Nine in court over alleged A4e fraud

Nine former employees of welfare to work provider A4e have appeared in court charged with fraud. The six women...

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Minister in Elite tag ‘hint’ after Premier Colleges launch

A “new breed of elite colleges” appears to have been hinted at in the same week as a group...

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The apprenticeship champion line-up

One of these three women will be crowned apprentice champion of the year. Chloe Gailes, aged 28, Karen Lowry-Hall,...

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Colleges hoping for VAT ‘anomaly’ end after MPs’ letter and PM pledge

Sixth form colleges could be about to see the end of a “longstanding inequality” on VAT after more than...

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Baker’s Career Colleges ‘risk confusion’

Further education leaders have expressed concern at Lord Baker’s plans to establish “yet another” brand of vocational training colleges....

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Agency restructure sees two directors remain but four out

Three directors and a chief information officer have been identified as among the first to go in a programme...

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Nick Linford