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UK training provider The Skills Network offers sexual consent training for post 16 educators across the country

Following the introduction of a revised Ofsted inspection framework, schools across England are now inspected and judged on the…

The Skills Network
The Skills Network
Covid-19

Omicron: Return of face coverings in classrooms to help stall surge

New measures for education have been announced to combat Omicron spread and surge in staff absences.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
News

Queen’s New Year honours 2022: Who got what in FE and skills?

This year includes one CBE, six OBEs, four MBEs and one BEM – but no knighthoods or dames

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Zahawi grants new terms for deputy commissioners

The deputy commissioners work with colleges with quality or financial health concerns.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Covid-19

Sixth formers could be offered Covid booster jabs

Booster jabs should be rolled out to 16 and 17 year olds, the JCVI has recommended.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Bootcamps

Skills bootcamps to be erected in nine new areas

Existing providers of ‘high quality’ bootcamps have also been handed funding

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon


Ofsted

Chamber-owned provider rated ‘inadequate’ for not matching curriculum to local skills needs

It comes as chambers of commerce across England are piloting approaches to match skills provision to local needs

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

College left ‘surprised’ as Ofsted grades apprenticeships ‘inadequate’

Inspectors found ‘serious weaknesses’ but also reported a number of positive aspects of the college’s provision

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Colleges, Department for Education

DfE lost over £12m supporting national colleges last year

New accounts reveal how much the DfE has spent propping up the sector and how it rates colleges’ financial…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
News

T Levels attract 5,450 new students in 2021

And around 3,550 students started the T Level transition programme

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

FE base rate to increase from August 2022 to £4,542

An 8.4% increase in the national funding rate for students aged 16-17 will be applied

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Short courses

Universities and colleges announced for new £2m short HE course trial

Only one college has been chosen for the new Higher Education Short Course trial

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon