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Spending Review

Spending review: funding boosts for 16-19 and adult training

Treasury trails skills spending announcements ahead of the spending review.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
News

Diversity toolkit launched to broaden apprenticeship intake

Gathering data on apprentices, paying them more, and offering more level 2 courses are among the recommendations

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Reaching net zero, careers guidance and research in FE

This week Shane is joined by college principal Ian Pryce and the chief operating officer of an independent training…

Jess Staufenberg
FE Week Podcast
Ofsted

Ofsted slams major NHS trust for rapid apprenticeship recruitment

The trust made ‘insufficient progress’ in all three areas of a follow-up monitoring visit

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Skills Bill

Skills Bill: More government defeats as Lords debate careers, universal credit and apprenticeships

The “report stage” in the House of Lords ended last night

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Colleges

Four winners share the love our colleges prize

Students and staff have produced a truly inspiring spread to celebrate Colleges Week

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon


Subcontracting

Devolved subcontracting in the dark

Hundreds of millions worth of deals hidden by MCAs

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News
Billy Camden
Colleges

Social background and college type can affect earnings and progression

Social mobility charity Sutton Trust is calling for the pupil premium to extend to 16-19s.

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Bootcamps, Spending Review

Bootcamps evaluation rings spending review alarm bells

The government is oblivious to how many people from the first wave secured a job or received a pay…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Make climate education compulsory and give us £1.5bn to build sustainable campuses, colleges tell government

Their demands have been made in a letter signed by 150 college bosses to prime minister Boris Johnson and…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Research, Staff

FE staff offered scholarships to explore gaps in sector’s research

The scheme is intended to tackle a ‘historic’ lack of research in the sector

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon