By: Nick

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Learndirect’s Adult Education Budget “wind-down” allocation value to July 2018 hangs in the balance, after they failed to tender for funding, FE Week can exclusively reveal. Based on...
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Apprenticeship start rocketed in the months before May when mandatory cash contributions from employers kicked in, the latest Department for Education figures show. In the first half of the 2016/17...
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Colleges are facing a tough period of transformation, with area review implementation presenting an unavoidable challenge for all, while for some, mergers will be an immediate concern. As...
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The Conservative manifesto has repeated the pledge from 2015 to “deliver our commitment to create 3 million apprenticeships for young people by 2020.” This target description remains at...
FE Experts
The Education and Skills Funding Agency has dug itself a huge hole. Incredibly, it’s still digging. As readers will know, it was in the interest of “stability” that...
FE Experts
This week we expose the ESFA’s top secret four-level grading system that gets applied to every one of just over 1,000 post-16 providers that they fund. We learned...
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Tonight, the Institute for Apprenticeships held a launch event in London at Mansion House. The apprenticeships and skills minister, Robert Halfon, was there to deliver a congratulatory speech....
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With ‘inadequate’ verdicts fatally undermining many FE providers, the stakes have never been higher on Ofsted inspections. The new boss, Amanda Spielman, admits this places huge pressure on...
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One of the most important apprenticeship funding rules from May is the requirement that every apprentice “spends at least 20 per cent of their time on off-the-job training”. This...
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The apprenticeship funding rules, which come into force from May, have now been updated by the SFA to deter employer kick-backs. In early March the SFA expressed concern over “emerging...
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The new chief inspector at Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, has spoken to FE Week of her concern following publication of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. In a wide ranging...