News

Apprenticeship guidance plea despite growing application numbers

Guidance on apprenticeships needs a “no-holds-barred” review, NUS president Toni Pearce has claimed despite official figures indicating application numbers...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Answering the apprenticeship funding question

With the government looking at a “radical” overhaul of the way apprenticeships are funded, Neil Carberry looks at the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Firms behind every other English college’s internal audit to become one

Two firms who between them carried out internal audits for nearly 50 per cent of England’s colleges in 2011/12...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Why not vocational education straight after GCSEs?

The annual schoolgates spectacle that is GCSE results day usually brings with it much media interview talk of A-level...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Department for Education warned about FoI response times despite ‘improvements’

The Department for Education (DfE) has been warned about its response times to Freedom of Information requests after it...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

An argument to qualify

As the government does away with the legal requirement for defined teaching qualifications in FE, Noel Johnson discusses the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Young people’s jobless figures draw union criticism for government

A tiny fall in the number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neets) has failed to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Apprenticeships director to step down

England’s apprenticeship boss, David Way, has announced that he is to step down at the end of the month....

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Beware the apprenticeship ‘silly season’

Apprenticeship stories in the wider media of late have made hay about young people turning their backs on university...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford