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Bursary scheme announced for early years apprenticeships
The government today announced a £2m apprenticeship bursary scheme for the early years profession. Learners aiming at a career in early education will be able to apply for...
FE Guild renamed as a foundation
The FE Guild is to be renamed the Education and Training Foundation, FE Week can reveal. The body, created to provide training and set professional standards in FE,...
First specialist college grade one under new regime
The first specialist college to achieve an outstanding grade under Ofsted’s tough new inspection regime has been announced. David Lewis College, in Cheshire, which supports students aged 14...
Colleges’ pay offer withdrawn
The Association of Colleges has withdrawn its offer of support for a pay increase after talks with unions failed to reach a conclusion. The association did have the...
FE Guild announces new chief executive
Sir Geoff Hall (pictured) has been named interim chief executive of the FE Guild. The former principal and chief executive of New College Nottingham and chair of the...
Report points at skills system's six 'key problems'
Six “key problems” in the skills sector have been identified in a new Labour report called Talent Matters — why England needs a new approach to skills. The...
Fall in unemployed adults learning
The chief executive of NIACE has said some of the results of the 2012 Adult Participation in Learning Survey “paint a very worrying picture”. The survey showed the...
The K College catalogue
The provision, debts and estate of a troubled Kent college being split up and sold off in pieces have been laid bare in a catalogue for what has...
Rethink call on traineeship rules
The leader of a group representing 27 large colleges has called on the government to loosen rules on who can run traineeships. Skills Minister Matthew Hancock announced the...
Commissioner specification ‘prejudices’  FE hopefuls
College leaders hoping to play a part in the FE Commissioner hit squad have been put “at a disadvantage” by the job’s specifications. The deadline for applications to...
NUS gets some learner satisfaction
The lack of learner presence within a new FE body that will set professional standards across the sector has now been taken “seriously”, the National Union for Students’...