By: Paul Offord

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Ofsted has been accused of favouring traineeships that concentrate on classroom-based maths and English provision rather than getting young people out into the work place. Association of Employment...
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Skills Minister Nick Boles has admitted that a string of key apprenticeship reform announcements will be further delayed following Brexit. The government was due to provide further funding...
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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has picked up a new member that quit rival organisation the Association of Colleges (AoC). FE Week revealed last September...
FE Experts
Traineeships aren’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination — as our recent stories exposing their success rate failings to apprenticeships demonstrated. But they still appear to have...
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Casual staff who have been working at an FE provider for at least two years should be made permanent, the University and College Union is demanding. This was...
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The government plans to slash the amount smaller firms will have to pay towards the cost of apprenticeships training after the levy launch. Employers of all sizes currently...
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Sector leaders have called for clarity on whether the government will still press ahead with apprenticeship levy plans following the British public’s decision to leave the European Union....
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The National Audit Office is to investigate the government’s decision to close BIS’ Sheffield office. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills confirmed last month that it will...
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The boss of the Skills Funding Agency, Peter Lauener, has met with union officials amid concern that staff anger over pay grade changes could lead to strike action....
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Britain would need to make an additional £1.15bn cut in education spending to fill the £30bn black hole in public finances that would be caused by Brexit, the...
FE Experts
I was saddened but not surprised when the tenth inadequate Oftsed rating for an FE college was published. It is no secret that many colleges have struggled to...