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‘Crazy’ early deadline for ILR returns

College data staff have reacted angrily to a consultation that will consider if 2012/13 Individual Learner Records (ILR) should…

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No new money for funding rate rise

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has told FE Week that despite more than doubling the funding rates for functional…

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Apprenticeship tax breaks welcomed

Business leaders and union bosses have united behind an “all-or-nothing” review of apprenticeships that has called for workplace tax…

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Ofsted accused of moving goalposts

Ofsted has been accused of “moving the goalposts” for colleges following a damning annual report that pointed to a…

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Work Programme needs to focus on the right skills

A leading adult learning charity has said a £435 million government programme introduced 18 months ago to get the…

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Government urged to ‘shine spotlight’ on further education, says Ofsted annual report

The government has been urged to “shine a spotlight” on the further education sector following a damning Ofsted annual…

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Richard puts tax credits at heart of apprenticeship review

An “all-or-nothing” review of apprenticeships has called for employer tax breaks in a bid to make them more attractive…

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Panel sets out to define FE Guild

From left: Martin Doel, Peter Davies, David Hughes and Graham Hoyle on the panel at the Association of Colleges…

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Employer ownership criticised as ‘top-slicing’

An FE leader blasted new training incentives for businesses worth £150m as “top slicing” funds from the adult skills…

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Looking forward to the Richard Review

David Way is interviewed by Chris Henwood in the mobile newsroom on the top floor of the Hyatt Birmingham…

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Functional skills funding to double

The FE Minister has pledged to double the amount of money available for adult English and maths skills branding…

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Shadow minister’s care blow for FE leaders

The Shadow minister for Education has “disappointed” FE leaders after casting doubt on colleges’ ability to “care and support”…

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