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Sheffield College chief executive resigns
The chief executive of a large general further education college in the north of England has resigned. The Sheffield College confirmed today that Paul Corcoran “has decided to...
£76m available for adult retraining in digital and construction
Plans to invest £76 million into retraining adults who want to work in the digital and construction sectors have been explained ahead of the budget. The Treasury will...
New ESFA boss admits levy 'challenges'
The apprenticeship levy is having a challenging introduction, the new person in charge of education finances has admitted. Eileen Milner (pictured above) admitted as much in a statement...
Institute for Apprenticeships announces full membership of new route panels
The Institute for Apprenticeships has announced the full membership lists for its 15 industry route panels, who will play a key role in deciding the readiness of apprenticeship standards...
Squad UK for WorldSkills Kazan 2019 revealed
Nearly 150 young people have been named in WorldSkills UK’s official Squad, and are one step closer to competing against the globes best skilled young people. The names...
Skills Show 2017: Hundreds of apprentices honoured at closing ceremony
Nearly 200 of the UK’s most talented young tradespeople were rewarded with gold, silver and bronze medals at The Skills Show’s closing ceremony tonight – at which a...
ESFA 'postpone' results of second attempt at non-levy apprenticeship tender due to 'high volume' of applications
After extended delays and ultimately an aborted first attempted at a tender for funding apprenticeships with small employers (non-levy), the second attempt by the Education and Skills Funding...
Anxious wait for 'hopeful' FE sector ahead of budget
The FE sector faces an anxious wait before the budget is announced on November 22 after it united to make a last-ditch plea to reverse funding cuts. The...
Skills Show 2017: Welcome home Team UK
A welcome home reception was put on for the 34 heroes who made up Team UK and competed in Abu Dhabi last month, on day two of The...
Ofsted Watch: New leadership praised at improved college
Ofsted has commended the new leadership team at a London college as it moves up to be rated ‘good’ while the grades of other providers fell. Richmond-upon-Thames College...
The new prime providers who struck gold in the first AEB tender
There were many winners to emerge from the AEB procurement, including two new prime providers which each received more than £1 million. Top of the list of first-time...