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Redefine apprenticeships, says thinktank

Apprenticeships should be redefined as “intensive three-year training programmes” to help curb the 31 per cent A-levels drop-out rate,…

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Contract suspended after ‘missing data’

A troubled provider’s £4.5m contract with the Skills Funding Agency has been suspended after “errors and missing data” were…

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FE Week Reporter
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Union blasts FE loans

The NUS has branded FE loans a “dangerous policy” and raised a number of questions over the new system…

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FE Week Reporter
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Careers advice ‘getting worse,’ warns government education committee

The quality and quantity of young people’s career advice is not good enough and is getting worse, a government…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Government plans new team to exploit international education opportunities

During a trip to India to promote vocational education the Skills Minister has announced that the government will establish…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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FE colleges’ passage to India

A group of colleges is establishing a permanent team in New Delhi as part of an Association of Colleges…

FE Week Reporter
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Inspection ‘delight’

The principal of an FE provider said she led her centre to an outstanding Ofsted inspection result by focusing…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Providers ‘anxious’ over growth cash

Training providers said they could be left thousands of pounds “out-of-pocket” after the government unexpectedly doubled functional skills rates….

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FE Week Reporter
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Clawback ‘possible’ on £91m overpayment

Providers who shared in a £91m Skills Funding Agency overpayment could yet be asked to hand back some of…

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FE Week Reporter
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Union strike threat over new dismissals

A bitter dispute over the sacking of lecturers at a Midlands college looks set to worsen. The University and…

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FE Week Reporter
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Audit exposes ‘£40m’ ESF error

European funding could be at risk after a government audit uncovered “potentially” £40m-worth of errors over money dished out…

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FE Week Reporter
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College gets £2.2m funding immunity

A failing London college was allowed to sidestep official funding rules to keep a £2.2m overpayment as it merged…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford