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200,000 FE staff are now trained in Prevent

Over 200,000 people working in FE have completed training to help them understand their duty to prevent the radicalisation...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Let’s maintain the upward Ofsted trend for colleges!

Our analysis of colleges’ Ofsted grades suggests a significant improvement in the past five months. By the end of...

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Nick Linford
News

College sector performance continues rapid improvement

Just under three quarters of colleges are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, as the sector’s rapid improvement...

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Nick Linford
News

National College for Nuclear launched

A national college planning to train the bulk of the country’s workforce for Britain’s nuclear industry opens today. The...

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Nick Linford
News

Ofsted announces tougher approach to monitoring subcontracting

Ofsted will increase its focus on management and quality in subcontracting, according to its most senior director for FE...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Invest in Ofsted to guarantee apprenticeship quality

This week the number of providers and employers able to directly tap into an annual £2.5 billion apprenticeship pot...

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Nick Linford
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Cambridge University and Greggs among 354 organisations added to register of apprenticeship training providers

The government increased the size of the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) by 354 today, pushing the total to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

What now for the levy reforms?

Apprenticeship take-up since the introduction of the levy last May continues to slide, but whether this represents a longer-term...

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Nick Linford
News

BREAKING: Apprenticeship starts continue to fall sharply six months after introduction of the levy

Total apprenticeship starts fell 41 percent for the six months since May when the levy was introduced, compared to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford