Latest FE news

Colleges

Union rejects AoC’s ‘totally unacceptable’ new pay offer for college staff

The pay offer has been upped to 2.5% from 2.25%

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Exams

Colleges told to raid own coffers to get students to exams during rail strike

DfE says and FE providers are ‘best placed to prioritise their spending to support their pupils and students’ during…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Feature, News

Focus feature: National Union of Students and FE

Despite an impressive history of wins for FE students, is it now time for a radical shake-up of the…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
T Levels

DfE unveils plans for a new T Level in marketing

Officials want the qualification up and running from 2025

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

More college capacity projects get the go-ahead

An extra batch of college capacity bids have been approved to build more teaching space for projected rises in…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Skills reform

Provide apprenticeship careers talks or face legal action, schools told

Consultation launched on new duty to give pupils six ‘mandatory encounters’ from FE and apprenticeship providers

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


Colleges, Industrial action

College staff do two days unpaid work every week, new workload survey finds

New report lays bare the workload challenge facing the sector

Will Nott
Will Nott
Apprenticeships, T Levels

Donelan hints at more employer incentives for T Level placements

The further and higher education minister, Michelle Donelan, was quizzed by MPs on the House of Commons education committee…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Industrial action

London college group threatened with strikes over pay and ‘fire and rehire’ tactics

The University and College Union said their members will not ‘have a gun put to their head by their…

Will Nott
Will Nott
WorldSkills

Gdańsk to host EuroSkills 2023 following Russia suspension

The last-minute decision to move the EuroSkills competition follows Russia’s suspension from WorldSkills earlier this year because of…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

£8m fund to expand degree apprenticeships announced

But officials are yet to flesh out what the funding can be used for

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Apprentice feedback to trigger provider intervention

‘Education is not an Amazon purchase’, warns college boss

Billy Camden
Billy Camden