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Criticism and restructures as Ofsted grades plummet

Three further education colleges have suffered setbacks after receiving the lowest possible inspection grades. Reports by education regulator Ofsted,…

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Subcontracting and social media

An “urgent review” of sub-contracting has been called for by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). Graham…

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SFA college account data ‘appears incorrect’

College account figures have been removed from the Skill Funding Agency’s website little more than a week after they…

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NAS Quality Action Plan revealed

A document detailing how the government will improve the quality of the apprenticeship programme has today been published. The…

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Did you #askHayes about launch of National Careers Service?

The skills minister was questioned about the new National Careers Service and impartial information, advice and guidance in a…

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Sector calls for delay to FE loans implementation

Four of the largest organisations representing colleges, staff and students have joined forces to call on the government to…

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Panorama investigation into apprenticeships sparks sector-wide response

The government and leading membership bodies have responded to “The Great Apprentice Scandal” Panorama programme broadcast on Monday. David…

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Call for re-evaluation of apprenticeships following Panorama programme

Image: Apprenticeships England founders Lindsay McCurdy (left) and Peter Cobrin (right) read FE Week The largest independent group of…

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Minimum duration of 12 months unveiled for adult apprenticeships

Adult apprenticeships must take at least 12 months to complete from August this year, the skills minister has announced….

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Panorama to focus on Zenos, Morrisons and subcontracting

Panorama will broadcast  ‘The Great Apprentice Scandal’ on BBC One at 8.30 tonight, and will focus on 16-18 IT…

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Panorama takes a look at The Great Apprentice Scandal

The reporter behind the investigative look at apprenticeships has lifted the lid on what viewers can expect when tuning…

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