By: Paul Offord

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Private training providers have once again proved themselves to be more popular with employers than colleges, according to government research – though the gap is narrowing. A huge...
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Emotions were high as the first round of Team UK competitors completed their work for WorldSkills UK today.  Jordan Charters, from Edinburgh College and employer George Charters, was...
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The FE sector is worried by the negative impact FE loans have had on learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. A government report published today has investigated the impact of...
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The 16-to-19 education budget was underspent by £106 million last year, and campaigners now want the DfE to direct the money back to colleges. The skills minister revealed...
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Relying on employer involvement makes apprenticeships a “fragile” form of training, according to new research. A new study by Oxford University’s department for education and the World Innovation...
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Government figures have revealed a dramatic 61-per-cent drop in apprenticeship starts between May and July, compared with the same period last year, following the levy launch. As the...
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The outgoing head of the ESFA has claimed personal responsibility for the decision not to terminate Learndirect’s adult education budget contract after its ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating. Although the...
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A health and social care training provider has been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in a report that warns of “weak” management of apprenticeships. The report out today on...
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A former Skills Funding Agency boss will take over as chair of the work-based learning specialist JTL, nine months after another major provider he had been overseeing went...
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The MP for Kensington is backing a campaign by Grenfell residents to save their local college campus from housing developers, in a letter handed to governors before another...
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Britain’s biggest defence manufacturer has promised that its apprenticeship programme will not be affected by today’s announcement that it is cutting nearly 2,000. BAE Systems, which among other...