Opinion

Is pushing ahead with T-levels fair on young people?

The top civil servant at the DfE, responsible for the “feasibility of public spending” has concluded that T-levels need...

Nick Linford
NICK LINFORD
Opinion

Devolution means cutting courses to pay for more pen-pushers

There’s a degree of inevitability about watching local government top-slicing FE funding as part of the devolution agenda. The...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2018

Now in its fourth year, FE Week’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference is firmly established as the pre-eminent event for anyone...

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Opinion

Off-the-job training should be a selling point, not a sticking point

It is very clear that many apprenticeship providers are struggling to persuade employers to buy into the new 20-per-cent...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Ofsted is vital to good apprenticeship provision – now more than ever

Key6 Group was found to be “not fit for purpose” – and the majority of their 200+ recruits weren’t...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Change is coming – but can the apprenticeship market handle it?

Employers are paying too much for their apprenticeships, according to the Department for Education. Officials “expected” employers would negotiate...

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Nick Linford
News

Apprenticeship starts slip further behind as November flops

There were just 27,000 apprenticeship starts last November according to figures published by the government this morning, 40 percent...

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Nick Linford
News

Staff vote to strike over pay at more than a dozen colleges

Staff at more than a dozen colleges have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay. Industrial action is due to...

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Nick Linford