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Research to look at dip in part-time HE in FE

The Association of Colleges and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are backing research into the delivery…

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Colleges miss out on traineeship cash

Colleges look set to miss out on £12m handed over to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for traineeships, FE…

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Nick Linford
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Think-tank calls for the return of polytechnics

The Association of Colleges has questioned the conclusions of a report calling on the government to bring back polytechnics,…

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Nick Linford
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AELP now and in the future

Traineeships were firmly among the top agenda issues for the Association of Employment and Learning Providers during opening speeches…

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FE Week Reporter
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AELP launches manifesto

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has produced a ten-point action plan aimed at “driving an economic…

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Nick Linford
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Housing deputy to take NCG reins

The deputy chief executive of a housing charity is getting the top job at NCG (formerly Newcastle College Group)….

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Nick Linford


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Late funding rates ‘unacceptable’

Skills Funding Agency announces transition factors hitting provider funding rates by 25 per cent or more. Colleges and training…

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Nick Linford
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Ofsted critical of foundation learning

An Ofsted investigation into foundation learning has pointed towards a host of problems with the scheme just weeks before…

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Nick Linford
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Exams watchdog launches fee probe

Ofqual is investigating exam spending by colleges after its annual report found payments by schools had more than doubled…

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Nick Linford
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Older apprentices taking 16 to 18-year-old places

The 16 to 18 apprenticeships budget has been cut by £166m as would-be apprentices were squeezed out of places…

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Nick Linford
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Grade threes get traineeship go ahead

Further education leaders have called for a rethink on traineeships after new rules revealed lower-rated providers would be able…

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Nick Linford
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Report urges careers guidance ‘culture change’

Traineeships and the new 16 to 19 study programmes should include impartial job advice as part of a “much-needed…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford