News

Traineeship restrictions for 19 to 24-year-olds will ‘add confusion and complexity’

A revised framework for traineeships has revealed a programme more restrictive for 19 to 24 year-olds than their 16...

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Nick Linford
News

Report finds youth employment schemes ‘inadequate’

There are three times as many young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) as there are apprenticeship...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Ofsted plan post-16 grade for schools

An extra grade focussing solely on post-16 provision in schools and academies could be introduced to inspection reports, Ofsted has...

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Nick Linford
Opinion

Governance reform is at risk of looking to the past

Colleges have been told to think critically about the diversity of their governing boards, but what might that mean...

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Nick Linford
News

Elmfield boss quits over Ofsted’s inadequate grading

The boss of Elmfield Training has quit after Ofsted inspectors gave the firm an inadequate rating having come across...

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Nick Linford
News

New apprenticeship application figures reveal just one in ten under 19-year-olds are successful

Junior Shadow Education Minister Tristram Hunt has called on the government to boost 16 to 18-year-old apprenticeship hopefuls after...

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Nick Linford
News

FE foundation considers priorities at first board meeting

The new Education and Training Foundation laid out key priorities in its first board meeting on Monday. The organisation,...

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Nick Linford
News

Report on college governance calls for diversity assessments

A review of college governance by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has called for yearly diversity assessments....

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Nick Linford
News

Union votes in favour of strike action at Lesoco

A London college has been added to the ranks of those facing industrial action as staff up and down...

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Nick Linford