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Final FE loans impact assessments come under fire

The shadow FE minister, an independent charity and two trade unions have criticised the FE loans policy following the…

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Government considering apprenticeships at level 6 and 7

The government says they are “looking” at introducing apprenticeships at level 6 and 7. A source from Number 10…

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CBI report reveals basic skills deficit

Employers remain dissatisfied with school and college leavers’ basic skills according to a report by CBI. Around a third…

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New inspection framework

Ofsted have released the new Common Inspection Framework as part of the Handbook for the inspection for further education…

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Richard Review interview

Entrepreneur Doug Richard is to lead an independent review into the future of the apprenticeship programme in England. The…

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Concern over VAT on FE loans

Learners taking out an FE loan next year could be forced to pay 20 per cent VAT if they…

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Queen’s honour’s list recognises peoples’ work with WorldSkills

For the first time the Queen’s birthday honour’s list has recognised people’s work with WorldSkills International. Seven people received…

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Principal of Barnfield College receives knighthood

Peter Birkett, Principal of Barnfield College, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queens Honours List, announced today. He…

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BIS publishes final impact assessment reports for FE loans

The final impact assessment and equality impact assessment reports have been published by the Department for Business, Innovation and…

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SFA £2.3m website hardly used

The FE Choices website has been viewed by 6,230 people since it launched in January, figures obtained by FE…

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Functional Skills funded for 38 per cent less

Providers delivering in the workplace will receive almost 40 per cent less funding when they are forced to switch…

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An ‘outrageous’ mace-use of funds

Bradford College has stood by its decision to spend £24,000 on a decorative mace for its graduation ceremonies. The…

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