News

FE Guild go-ahead

Government funds of £18.8m a year to get a new FE body off the ground have been welcomed, although...

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Nick Linford
News

Apprentice wage cheats crackdown

Business Secretary Vince Cable has promised “tough new measures” to tackle employers who pay apprentices below the legal minimum,...

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Nick Linford
News

Agency backtracks on awards cull

Plans to stop government funding for qualifications aimed at helping the unemployed have been shelved. The Skills Funding Agency...

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Nick Linford
News

FE commissioner’s powers need ‘consideration’

Further education leaders have told of concerns about the proposed FE Commissioner’s two-week timescale for deciding the fate of...

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Nick Linford
Opinion

The statistics tell the story

The government wants an FE commissioner to step in when a college is deemed to be failing. Most colleges...

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Nick Linford
News

Plea for equality on sixth-forms

The head of the Association of Colleges (AoC) has called on Education Secretary Michael Gove to ensure schools opening...

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Nick Linford
News

Let’s have balance at the top, says FE

The lack of female politicians responsible for FE has been criticised following a mini-reshuffle. The departure of Karen Buck,...

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Nick Linford
News

New president for colleges’ association

The Association of Colleges has named Yorkshire principal Michele Sutton OBE as its new president (pictured). The Bradford College...

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News

Award cull comes ‘with no warning’

Surprise plans that could end government funding for around 1,600 qualifications might hit the job hopes of thousands of...

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Nick Linford