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Agency losses top £6m mark

More than £6m of Skills Funding Agency cash was written off last year, an increase of nearly 50 per...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Success rates are ‘palpable nonsense’

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has launched a scathing attack on the FE and skills sector, branding success rates...

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Nick Linford
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Clerks’ course safe with us, says ETF

Governors’ clerks have been assured that their training will continue after the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) closes...

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Nick Linford
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Pember is back for AoC review

The former head of FE and skills investment at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is to...

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Nick Linford
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Strikes loom as college job losses announced

The announcement of up to 700 job losses in eight colleges in England has prompted industrial unrest. Members of...

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Nick Linford
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College ‘suspends’ rape case student

A teenage student was suspended from a college in Yorkshire after claiming she was raped and sexually assaulted by...

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Nick Linford
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LSIS prepares to hand over the baton

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) has published a report exploring the legacy it will leave when it...

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Nick Linford
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Report calls for female apprenticeship targets

The government has been urged to set private contractor targets to boost the number of female apprentices in sectors...

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Nick Linford
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Physical and verbal abuse exposed

The Skills Funding Agency has demanded “immediate action to safeguard the welfare of all trainees” at a Midland-based provider...

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Nick Linford