Opinion

Quality of apprenticeship policy suffers from ‘insufficient progress’

Two years ago FE Week exposed thousands of apprentices on standards without any approved end-point-assessment organisations. At the time,...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
Opinion

Why is the sector celebrating greater dependence on the public purse?

In the past, the government paid 50 per cent of the costs towards the training of apprentices aged 19...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
Opinion

Colleges Week should be a celebration with three messages for the chancellor

Having spent more than seven happy years working for a large college in South East London I have seen...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
Opinion

DfE finds much needed apprenticeship monitoring cash

When the ESFA published the list of providers on the apprenticeship register in March 2017 we reported that the...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
News

AELP leaps to defence of level two apprenticeships

Low-level apprenticeships should not be rubbished by “commentators and policy makers”, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers has...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Only lawyers are guaranteed to win in the T-level AO tender

With all eyes on the 52 providers taking care of wave one of the T-level delivery in 2020, the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Nursing apprenticeships ‘too expensive’, warning for MPs

Nursing degree apprenticeships are too expensive and fraught with difficulties for widespread roll-out, senior figures from the NHS are...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

T-level full roll-out delayed until 2023, DfE confirms

The full roll-out of T-levels has been delayed until September 2023 after concerns were raised about the planned pace...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford