News

Government figures show 16 to 18 apprenticeships down nearly 15,000 in a year

Figures published this morning show a 12 per cent (14,600) fall in 16-18 apprenticeship starts, and a one per...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

SFA lifts blanket ban on new Elmfield learners after minister orders Ofsted revisit

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has lifted its blanket ban on new learners at Elmfield Training after an early...

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Nick Linford
News

Minister attacks FE for allowing learners to ‘give up’

Further education leaders have lined up to defend the sector after Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws claimed new...

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Nick Linford
News

MP ‘desperately sad’ over numeracy and literacy failings

Poor adult numeracy and literacy levels in England and Northern Ireland were the subject of a House of Commons...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Shortlisted college eyes-up K College degrees

One of the eight organisations shortlisted to take over the troubled K College has told FE Week it is...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

SFA warned about its unpaid traineeship post

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has been warned about “exploiting” young people, after it advertised an unpaid traineeship vacancy...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Minister writes to new apprentices on pay

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock has written a letter for every apprentice telling them what they should be earning —...

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Nick Linford
News

Foundation announces first round of tenders

The Education and Training Foundation has released its first invitations to tender under a new competitive bidding process. A...

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Nick Linford
Opinion

Colleges achieving from ‘burning platform’

The Organisation for Economic Development caught everybody’s eye with a report uncovering “poor” levels of adult numeracy while also...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford