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FE Minister in college merger warning

Further education Minister Matthew Hancock has written to all governors and principals with a warning on mergers just weeks...

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Ofsted clashes with AoC over ‘consequence of failure’

Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw has clashed with the Association of Colleges (AoC) over the issue of failing colleges...

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Government ‘accepts principle’ of Lord Heseltine’s single funding pot

The government has already “accepted the principle” of Lord Heseltine’s single funding pot idea for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs),...

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Exclusive: Jobs hope with agreement on Pearson in Practice

The future of around 150 FE jobs might have been saved after a deal was struck “in principle” to...

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SFA demands subcontractor deals go online

Tough new rules forcing prime contractors to go public with information on their deals with providers are to be...

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Nick Linford
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Alarm as under-19 apprenticeship figures fall

The number of under 19 apprenticeships has fallen for the first time in three years — and figures indicate...

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Sackings protest hits college open day

A Union said up to 100 members protested during a Midland college’s open day as a “last resort” over...

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Merger plan investigated by BIS

The proposed merger of two colleges is being investigated over concerns they may not have followed correct procedure, FE...

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Nick Linford
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London colleges’ decline

A London college that admitted success rates could have been exaggerated by up to 10 per cent two years...

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