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'Inadequate' Ofsted blow for Tees Valley college
A college in the Tees Valley has received the lowest possible Ofsted rating, facing particular criticism for “inadequate” leadership and management and “very weak” finances. Redcar and Cleveland...
Corbyn threatens independence of colleges
Colleges’ status as independent corporations could be at risk under Labour’s plan for free lifelong learning, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The service, which Mr Corbyn compared to the...
Education select committee launches inquiry into apprenticeships and skills training
A new inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training has been launched by the House of Commons education select committee. Former apprenticeships and skills minister Robert...
Chief executive standing down from troubled college group
Bradford College has confirmed that its group chief executive is stepping down after it received both a financial notice to improve and an Oftsed grade three in short...
Weston College takes two gongs at the AoC Beacon Awards
The AoC Beacon Award winners, which recognise innovative and outstanding activities in colleges across the UK, have been announced. The ceremony took place this evening on the opening...
Spielman: Ofsted to begin hunt for 'scandalous' apprenticeship providers
Ofsted will conduct early monitoring visits at new providers entering the apprenticeship market to sniff out any “scandalous” attempts to waste public money, the chief inspector has said....
Summit to launch 'skills revolution' with employers
The government will host a special summit at the end of this month to launch a new ‘skills partner’ programme with employers to help develop technical and vocational...
Over 70,000 to attend sixth annual Skills Show this week
More than 70,000 visitors are expected to pack out the sixth annual Skills Show in Birmingham this week, and qualification for next year’s EuroSkills competition and the continental...
BREAKING: Institute for Apprenticeships appoints board member as chief executive
The new chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships is military man Sir Gerry Berragan, who was previously unveiled as a board member. He was a career soldier...
AoC Conference: Milton pleas for renewed 'partnership' with colleges
Anne Milton wants a refreshed “partnership” between FE and the government to help with the technical education reforms. The skills and apprenticeships minister used her speech at this...
AoC Conference day one: Jeremy Corbyn's key FE pledges
Jeremy Corbyn will expand on his party’s plans to offer free lifelong education through a National Education Service later today, at the Association of Colleges’ annual conference. Held...