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Providers no longer penalised for learners finding jobs

FE providers will no longer be penalised for learners on benefits leaving a course because they have obtained a…

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College refuses staff pay rise

Newcastle College has been branded “Scrooge” after refusing staff a nationally recommended 0.7 per cent pay rise. The University…

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Kirklees College “overjoyed” by good Ofsted report

A principal has taken a Yorkshire college from an “inadequate” to a “good” Ofsted grading after downsizing staff and…

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Camping courier apprenticeships get short shrift

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has been continuing to advertise adult apprenticeships of less than a year, months after…

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Landmark decision on under-16s

Colleges will be able to directly recruit full-time 14 to 16-year-olds for the first time from the start of…

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Job losses as LSIS faces closure

As many as 162 people face losing their jobs after the government’s confirmation that the Learning and Skills Improvement…

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Year-end ILR data deadline shifts

The deadline for Individual Learner Records (ILR) returns could be brought forward by three weeks in 2013 to the…

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LEPs get go-ahead to grant charter status

The government has given Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) “sign-off” on granting colleges and training providers chartered status. Skills Minister…

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Success rate report errors continue

The government’s Data Service has today, Thursday 13 December,  published inaccurate Qualification Success Rate (QSR) reports for the second…

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One in four adults ‘struggles’ with maths

One in four adults has the maths skills of a nine-year-old or worse and struggles with the most basic…

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LSIS funding to cease as chair plans legacy strategy

The government has confirmed the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) will stop receiving funding from August 2013. The news…

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Exclusive: Colleges given green light to recruit full-time 14 and 15 year olds

FE Week can exclusively reveal that the Minister for Skills (above) has written to two members of the 14-16 College…

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