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‘Excellent’ college principal retires due to ill health

A long-standing college principal has retired with immediate effect due to a terminal illness. John Callaghan, who has led…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Afghan refugees will be offered free English courses, Department for Education says

The Department for Education has promised free English courses for Afghan refugees as part of the government’s Operation Warm…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
COVID

DfE to evaluate impact of 16-19 Covid tuition fund

The government is planning to evaluate its subsidised tuition scheme for 16-to-19-year-olds – after almost a quarter of eligible…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Revealed: The 88 providers that won national adult education budget tender funding

Half of the 88 training providers to win funding in the government’s national adult education budget (AEB) tender did…

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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New £75 ‘connectivity support grants’: What you need to know

Colleges will be able to claim back money to help disadvantaged students absent due to Covid get online in…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
COVID

Private providers excluded from DfE’s latest Covid safety scheme

Independent providers are outraged after the government barred them from a scheme to tackle Covid infections in education settings….

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon


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Colleges sought to create new ‘short’ courses in ‘important’ subjects

Colleges have been invited to bid for a share of a £2 million fund to develop new short higher…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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Revealed: 45 T Level colleges sharing £50m to refurbish teaching spaces

Forty-five colleges delivering the government’s flagship T Level qualifications from next year have won a slice of £50 million…

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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Ofqual ‘pleased’ with ‘small’ number of penalties issued for cheating in vocational exams last year

More than 1,300 penalties were issued for cheating in vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) in 2019/20 – with the…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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International college membership body appoints England-based principal as new chair

An England-based college principal has been named as the new chair of a global membership organisation for technical education…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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DfE’s skills and productivity board chair replaced after a year

The chair of the Department for Education’s skills and productivity board has stepped down a year after being appointed…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Sustainability issues could be prioritised in qualifications to break down barriers to teaching

How learners can protect the planet is set to be bumped up curriculums, after teachers complained the lack of…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon