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Department for Education shuns its own funding consultation

The government is ignoring concerns from colleges, parents and learners about plans to fund education providers on a “per…

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EFA unveil funding per student system

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is to replace the current funding formula with a payment per student system in…

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Funding for FE colleges to teach 14-16 year olds

The Department for Education (DfE) have referred to plans to fund colleges for teaching 14-16 year olds in their School funding…

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Sixth-form colleges fear for their future

A report by the Sixth Form Colleges Forum (SFCF) warns that many colleges “fear for their future” because of…

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EFA publish 16-19 funding guidance for 2012/13

The Education Funding Agency has published a series of documents outlining its funding arrangements for 2012/13. It includes version…

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Gateshead College appeal Ofsted

Gateshead College has appealed against a “satisfactory” inspection grade awarded by Ofsted after an inspection in May this year….

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Lead contractors ‘top-slice’ more than £175 million

Lead providers charged more than £175 million in management fees to subcontractors in the 2011/12 academic year, an analysis…

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Funding rates for functional skills in 2013/14 announced

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has announced the rates for functional skills in the new streamlined funding system for…

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Local Government Association critical of skills mismatches

England is failing young people by training them for jobs that don’t exist, while not providing them with the…

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Education Funding Agency to delete ‘erroneous reports’

Errors have been  found in data and management information reports published by the Education Funding Agency (EFA). The reports,…

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Government to pilot ‘traineeships’

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced today that the goverment will be piloting a new pre-apprenticeship scheme, known as…

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Richard Review opens call for evidence

The Richard Review into apprenticeships officially opened its call for evidence yesterday. Doug Richard, who was appointed by the government to lead…

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