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NAS announces quality safeguard for ATAs

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has introduced a formal recognition process for Apprenticeship Training Agencies (ATAs) in order to…

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Holt review finds employers ‘clueless’ on apprenticeships

The businessman behind a review into apprenticeships has spoken of the “cluelessness” surrounding the programme among employers. Jason Holt…

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Government to publish FE progression figures

Education destination measures for students entering and leaving FE will be published for the first time this summer. The…

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Innovation Code criticised for not going far enough

A new flexible provision to deliver programmes tackling localised skills needs has been introduced in the FE sector. The…

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Survey says employers must pay

Majority of colleges and training providers support minimum fee for apprenticeships A minimum employer fee for apprentices aged 19…

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The SFA just keeps giving

Nearly 300 colleges unexpectedly receive £23 million to be spent before August 2012. Colleges are sharing an additional £23m…

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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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