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‘Alarming’ lack of BAME students in first year of T Levels

Black, Asian and minority ethnic students were “alarmingly” under-represented in the first year of T Levels, FE Week can…

Fraser Whieldon
News

WorldSkills UK finals to take place at venues across the country

More than 400 students and apprentices will take part in 64 skills competitions around the country for the WorldSkills UK national…

Fraser Whieldon
News

No colleges to get CO2 monitors for at least three weeks

The Department for Education cannot say when colleges will get promised carbon dioxide monitors after the first delivery schedule…

Billy Camden
AEB

ESFA accused of ‘hidden agenda’ as AEB providers reveal ‘horrendous’ bid rejections

The government has been accused of using the adult education budget tender process to “manoeuvre its hidden agenda” of…

Billy Camden
News

‘Indefensible’: No national insurance help for colleges despite support for schools

The government will not compensate colleges for national insurance contribution increases even though it is helping schools, FE Week…

Billy Camden
COVID

Pandemic took significant toll on FE students, review reveals

Awareness of apprenticeships has declined, mental health has deteriorated and pass rates for adults from BAME communities took the…

Billy Camden


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Spending review: FE budget fears as departments asked to find ‘at least’ 5% savings

The Department for Education has been asked to find savings of “at least” 5 per cent, leaving it facing…

Billy Camden
AEB

ESFA opens up claims against AEB clawback

Colleges facing adult education budget clawback have four weeks to make their case to keep the unused cash. Six…

Shane Chowen
News

Johnson defends ‘heroic’ Williamson as reshuffle rumours swirl

Boris Johnson has defended Gavin Williamson for doing a “heroic job” in “difficult circumstances”, amid rumours he could be…

Fraser Whieldon
News

GCSE and A-level 2022 exams grading plan will be confirmed in October, says Ofqual

A decision on how exams will be graded in 2022 will be announced next month, Ofqual has said. Ofqual…

Billy Camden
News

Troubleshooter takes the reins at newly formed college

A newly formed college has appointed an experienced troubleshooter as its interim chief executive. City of Portsmouth College, which…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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School and college leaders demand £5.8bn catch-up cash for poorer students

Education bosses have set out proposals for a £5.8 billion Covid recovery plan, including a £300 million three-year post-16…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden