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Ofsted

College loses grade 1 after Ofsted lifts exemption

‘Outstanding’ schools and colleges are being inspected for the first time since 2010

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Innovative teaching, learner achievements and progress wins BTEC Award for Abingdon and Witney College

As the number one college in Southeast England for Level 3 achievement which saw an impressive 95% of their learners progress to their chosen next…

Pearson Btec
Pearson Btec
Level 3 Qualifications

BTEC funding to be debated in parliament after petition hits 100k signatures

Over 20,000 people signed the petition in just two days

Will Nott
Will Nott
Ofsted

Ofsted finds degree courses rebadged as apprenticeships at university

Chief inspector Amanda Spielman has voiced concerns over this issue multiple times in recent years

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid-19

Some colleges to keep masks in class despite PM ending Plan B regulations

One said sudents without a mask will not be permitted to enter the college

Will Nott
Will Nott
T Levels

DfE keeps T Level placement capacity proof a secret to protect policy ‘safe space’

Officials say the evidence should be ‘sheltered from external distractions’

Billy Camden
Billy Camden


Exams, Ofqual

Owner of defunct awarding body demands Ofqual repays £115,000 fine

‘We’ll look to court if we need to’

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Finalists announced for the 2022 AAC Apprenticeship Awards

Finalists include training providers, colleges and employers and span 23 awards categories celebrating the very best of apprenticeship delivery.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Skills reform

DfE campaign calls on skilled workers to teach part-time in FE

Particular shortages in construction, engineering and manufacturing, legal, finance, digital and health and social care aim to be tackled

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Higher education

Crack down on ‘poor quality’ courses announced by Office for Students

Plans for tougher outcome measures and ‘intrusive sanctions’ announced

Will Nott
Will Nott
News

Twelfth UTC closure confirmed

The 14-19 college has failed to recruit enough students to become financially viable

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid-19

Face masks in classrooms ditched from tomorrow

DfE to ‘shortly’ remove guidance on use in communal areas too, PM says

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker