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‘I had my medal when I heard the noise’

As Elaine Battson collected her bag after a successful Boston Marathon, she thought the explosions she heard were fireworks…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Questions remain on Tech Bacc

Government plans for a Technical Baccalaureate (Tech Bacc) have received a lukewarm welcome from the FE sector, amid questions…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Minister ‘cancels’ on traineeships

Providers have been kept waiting at least another week for the government to outline its plan for traineeships. Skills…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Principal defiant after Ofsted grade four

Third poor inspection for City College Coventry’s Paul Taylor The principal of the latest big city college to be…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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A big dip in funding concerns FE leaders

FE bosses have urged the government to address a growing dip in funding for 16 to 19-year-olds that could…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


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Government announces vocational measure

Plans for a new Tech Bacc were announced by the government today. It will be introduced for courses beginning…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Traineeships are ‘go’

Skills Minister chooses Manchester meeting to ‘launch’ programme The 11-month wait for an outline of the government’s plans for…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Apprentice wage cheats crackdown

Business Secretary Vince Cable has promised “tough new measures” to tackle employers who pay apprentices below the legal minimum,…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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FE Guild go-ahead

Government funds of £18.8m a year to get a new FE body off the ground have been welcomed, although…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Agency backtracks on awards cull

Plans to stop government funding for qualifications aimed at helping the unemployed have been shelved. The Skills Funding Agency…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Plea for equality on sixth-forms

The head of the Association of Colleges (AoC) has called on Education Secretary Michael Gove to ensure schools opening…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford