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End-point assessment is a vital part of any apprenticeship, and Thomas Burton explains how to get it right. The government wants its trailblazer apprenticeship reforms to have independent...
A legal anomaly is stopping Catholic sixth-form colleges from reaping the benefits of academisation. Putting this right would be a simple matter, writes Paul Barber. In the wider...
The issue of apprentices starting standards without an end-point assessment organisation in place was first raised by FE Week in June 2016. At the time a former senior...
Further education is increasingly being used as a laboratory between competing models of education, and the market model is winning. Ewart Keep explains why marketising education might not...
Elite sports is one of the hardest industries to break into, yet there are no plans for any technical routes, laments Jo Maher The independent panel on technical...
The adult education budget has been significantly cut over the last decade, to the annual £1.5 billion it is today. And, we are told, as a result there...
The government has put up £300m to keep struggling colleges on their feet, but it’s not a hand-out for failures, writes Anne Milton FE Week readers will know...
Without proper focus on apprenticeships at the top end, the government will never achieve its ambition to close the skills gap, claims Adrian Anderson While most of the...
Martin Doel believes there can be a place for higher and degree apprenticeships – but they can’t be near-exact replicas of regular degrees I followed Apprenticeship Week at...
It’s all very well the education secretary waxing lyrical about English as a second language, but without proper funding, migrants have no chance, writes Gordon Marsden Louise Casey...
It is very clear that many apprenticeship providers are struggling to persuade employers to buy into the new 20-per-cent off-the-job training rule. So it comes as no surprise...

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