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Late funding rates ‘unacceptable’

Skills Funding Agency announces transition factors hitting provider funding rates by 25 per cent or more. Colleges and training...

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Older apprentices taking 16 to 18-year-old places

The 16 to 18 apprenticeships budget has been cut by £166m as would-be apprentices were squeezed out of places...

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Grade threes get traineeship go ahead

Further education leaders have called for a rethink on traineeships after new rules revealed lower-rated providers would be able...

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Report urges careers guidance ‘culture change’

Traineeships and the new 16 to 19 study programmes should include impartial job advice as part of a “much-needed...

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Apprenticeship applications up 32 per cent

Booming application numbers plus an increasing list of vacancies show apprenticeships are growing as a career alternative to university,...

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Strike threat looms as pay talks resume

The prospect of industrial action looms over FE after the University and Colleges Union (UCU) backed a call to...

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FE loans in first month ‘low’

The head of the Association of Colleges has expressed concern over “low levels” of applications for 24+ advanced learning...

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AELP calls for ‘rethink’ on Richard’s plans

The government has been urged to “rethink” any plans to overhaul the apprenticeship system in line with the recommendations...

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Colleges ordered to improve

*Since publication of this story, the Department for Education has said that the figures indicating Kingston Maurward needed to...

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