News

SFA publishes £283m of inter-lead subcontracting for first time

Lead providers took on nearly £300m of subcontracted provision last academic year, Skills Funding Agency (SFA) figures have revealed....

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Nailing the nitty-gritty

With the government looking at new funding models for apprenticeships, Suzy Gunn explains why questions of practicality and accessibility...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Listen to BBC Radio 4 Today programme discuss FE recruitment at 14

At 06:50 this morning the BBC Radio 4 Today programme interviewed Mike Hopkins, Principal of Middlesbrough College, and Professor...

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Nick Linford
News

FE sector launches self-improvement body

A ceremonial handing over of the Education and Training Foundation’s certificate of incorporation sealed the new FE sector self-improvement...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Government’s £20k carrot for college teachers

Graduates will be offered grants of up to £20,000 to teach at FE colleges, Business Secretary Vince has announced....

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

AoC on lookout for “good” zero-hour contracts

The Association of Colleges (AoC) is on the hunt for “good” examples of zero-hour contracts amid an investigation into...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

New principal hopes for turnaround at ‘inadequate’ City College Coventry

A new principal has been appointed at City College Coventry just months after its disastrous inspection report. Former City of...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Prison warning for college spending officer

A Lancashire college purchasing officer could be facing a spell behind bars after she used a work credit card...

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Nick Linford
News

New FE professionalism body launched

The FE sector’s new professionalism and standards organisation, the Education and Training Foundation, launched today. The body, funded by...

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Nick Linford