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WorldSkills

WorldSkills Squad UK meet in person for the first time since Covid struck

One competitor called it ‘amazing’ but also ‘really weird’ to see her squad mates again

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: ‘Triple whammy’ college costs, BTEC campaign and Social Mobility Commission

This week Shane is joined by former DfE civil servant and adult education expert Sue Pember, and further education…

Jess Staufenberg
FE Week Podcast
Colleges, COVID

Colleges reintroduce Covid measures as cases spike

Staff and students are being asked to mask up again, both in colleges and schools

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Colleges

FE’s new ministers hit the road for first college visits

Alex Burghart, Michelle Donelan, Michael Gove and Keir Starmer have all visited providers this week

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
AEB, Bootcamps, MCAs

DfE and mayors speed up efforts to tackle HGV driver shortage

Flexibilities are being brought in for national AEB delivery while driver apprenticeships are being fast-tracked

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Colleges

DfE throws new lifeline to City College Southampton pending final verdict

The college had been faced with running out of cash next month

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon


News, Profiles

Alun Francis: ‘I believe FE can really contribute to social mobility’

‘Social mobility should not just be about ladders up into the elite for a few’, says the new Social…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Energy, audit and NI costs: colleges face a financial triple whammy

Budgets nationally are set to be hit by tens of millions

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Activate unveils new chief exec and plans for another merger

Gary Headland will succeed Sally Dicketts as CEO at Activate Learning.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
BTECs

BTECs: 118 MPs and Lords call on new education secretary to rethink cull

‘It is perfectly possible for T Levels, A-levels and BTECs to co-exist’, insist cross-party group

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Legislation, Skills Bill

Skills Bill debate: Senior Tories split on level 3 reform

Several senior Conservative peers voted against the government last night following fiery exchanges on plans to scrap the majority…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
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