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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…

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Minister in traineeship web launch

Further education Minister Matthew Hancock (above right) took part in his first webinar to launch a government discussion paper on…

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Traineeship plan revealed

Plans for a new training scheme to equip young people with “the confidence, skills and experience needed to find…

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Uncertainty warning over apprentice loans

The Shadow FE Minister has described it as “deeply alarming” that government-commissioned research says apprentices do not understand how…

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Provider contract to be cut short amid debt claim

The Skills Funding Agency is tearing up an £800,000 training contract with a Hertfordshire-based provider amid claim the firm…

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Pearson puts 560 staff at jobs risk

Hundreds of FE workers are facing redundancy after Pearson announced it was planning to close an adult education branch…

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New chair Stott starts with AoC

new governors’ chair has been appointed at the Association of Colleges after John Bingham stepped down following six years…

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No more funding for qualifications, warns SFA

Providers and employers could be set to lose funding for qualifications in a clampdown on awarding organisations that don’t…

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Fears over new apprenticeship code

A new code of conduct at the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) for dealing with queries about providers has sparked…

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Government reveals plans for traineeships

Plans for a new training scheme to equip young people with the “confidence, skills and experience needed to find work” has…

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Hundreds of jobs at risk as Pearson announces closure of adult education business

More than 550 staff are facing an uncertain future after Pearson announced it was dropping its UK adult education…

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‘Alarming’ SFA £91m overpayment

Providers were overpaid £91m in the past academic year, the Skills Funding Agency has revealed. Kim Thorneywork, the agency’s…

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