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EMA replacement is inadequate and under-funded, says Barnardo’s

Young learners from disadvantaged backgrounds are being let down by the 16-19 Bursary Fund because it is inadequate, inconsistent…

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Jayde Kirkup is the FE Week & Me competition winner

Congratulations Jayde Kirkup! We asked students to send in a 500-word article explaining what brought them to college, along…

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NAO’s verdict on adult apprenticeships

Funding rates are unreliable The funding rates used to pay training providers for delivering an apprenticeship are not based…

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FE Week Reporter
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Vocational quals counted out

Concern has been raised at the government’s expulsion of thousands of qualifications from school league tables. While stating that…

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Employability qualifications are just the job

Increasing unemployment is fuelling a sharp rise in demand for short employability qualifications, figures obtained by FE Week reveal….

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Apprenticeship success rates highest ever

Apprenticeship success rates have risen for the fourth consecutive year across all age groups, according to new government data….

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Young apprenticeships fall as adults nearly double

The rise in adult apprenticeships has continued to accelerate in the first three months of the new academic year,…

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More than 14m learner accounts unused

Less than 0.01 per cent of more than 14 million learning accounts have been accessed directly by learners, figures…

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Hayes launches independent review into professionalism of FE workforce

The Skills Minister has launched an independent review into the professionalism of the further education (FE) and skills workforce…

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The National Audit Office passes judgement on adult apprenticeships

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published its ‘Adult Apprenticeships’ report today, which looks into “whether the Department for Business,…

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FE Week Reporter

FE Week’s Apprenticeship Week Supplement

  Inside our supplement you will find comments from industry experts such as Lynne Sedgmore, executive director of the 157…

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AoC survey reveals a ‘worrying’ drop in low level learners

Worrying trends have been revealed in the recruitment of Level 1 and Entry Level students. In their latest survey…

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