News

DfE reveals who will be allowed to deliver T-levels in 2022 – but there is a catch

[UPDATE: Following this story the DfE changed its guidance to state that providers selected to deliver T-levels from 2022...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Does the FE funding boost mean colleges can afford to increase wages?

After mounting pressure (from all quarters) to invest in further education, the new chancellor today announced an extra £400...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
News

Meet the Government’s college finance Tsar who – like the NAO – will review DfE monitoring

The Government today announced Dame Mary Ney will lead a review into the way the Department for Education monitors...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Pass rate falls for GCSE English and maths resits

Figures published this morning for those aged 17 and over in England that sat GCSE English show the pass...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News, Uncategorized

What time is the WorldSkills 2019 opening ceremony and can I watch it live?

The WorldSkills 2019 opening ceremony starts at 5pm (UK time) today and can be watched live via this link:...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Apprenticeship upturn need not be a predictable shift away from helping those in most need

Last February, when Skills Minister Anne Milton was faced with a 41 percent fall in apprenticeships starts since the...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
Opinion

Ofsted talk tough on integrity in new regime, but they can’t do it alone

A first glance there is little new in the draft Common Inspection Framework and accompanying Handbook for FE and...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
Opinion

This year, if nothing else, won’t be boring for us in the FE and skills sector

As the sun rises on 2019, the FE and skills sector is expecting another year of significant policy development....

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
Opinion

It’s now obvious that urgent action is needed to quality assure all loans-only providers

In 2013 the government moved several hundred million pounds of level three funding out of the adult skills budget,...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD