By: Paul Offord

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Lifelong learning is firmly back on the government’s agenda, according to the skills and apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon, who says the government’s new industrial strategy includes provisions for...
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The government has finally announced the eight Institute for Apprenticeships board members (listed below), with the chair to be confirmed at a later date. This will come as a...
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Qualifications achievement rates data for 2015/16 will not appear in tomorrow’s FE statistical first release because of “technical issues”, the Skills Funding Agency has revealed. The SFA announced...
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The new Digital Apprenticeship Service is ploughing ahead, and all levy-paying employers will be able to register next month. Having been given a thorough “private beta assessment” by...
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The government’s new industrial strategy green paper has fleshed out what it expects from a “prestigious” new network of Institutes of Technology, set to be handed £170 million to...
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A job advert for more than 100 panel members to help develop new technical qualifications has been posted for the Department for Education, with payments expected to top half a...
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The government has confirmed that at least 2.3 per cent of the workforce in public sector bodies in England will have to be apprentices, in a move requiring...
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More than 60 MPs have written to the apprenticeships and skills minister, backing a campaign in support of a return to widespread ‘night schools’ and demanding more government...
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The Association of Colleges has sprung to the defence of its members after key performance statistics unveiled today by the Department for Education showed a lack of progress...
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A fifth of sixth form colleges have started formal negotiations to convert to academy status, the academies minister has revealed. Lord Nash made the announcement in front of...
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The director of assessment role for the new Institute for Apprenticeships has been likened to “a hand grenade with the pin removed”, by the head of the Association...