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The K College catalogue
The provision, debts and estate of a troubled Kent college being split up and sold off in pieces have been laid bare in a catalogue for what has...
Rethink call on traineeship rules
The leader of a group representing 27 large colleges has called on the government to loosen rules on who can run traineeships. Skills Minister Matthew Hancock announced the...
Commissioner specification ‘prejudices’  FE hopefuls
College leaders hoping to play a part in the FE Commissioner hit squad have been put “at a disadvantage” by the job’s specifications. The deadline for applications to...
NUS gets some learner satisfaction
The lack of learner presence within a new FE body that will set professional standards across the sector has now been taken “seriously”, the National Union for Students’...
Principal leaves after Ofsted blow
The principal of City College Coventry is to leave his job after the Skills Funding Agency demanded “fundamental changes” following a disastrous Ofsted inspection report. After 16 years...
College wins Morrisons’ contract
The contract to deliver the country’s biggest apprenticeship programme has been won by NCG (formerly Newcastle College Group). The Academy Apprenticeship and qualifications programme of supermarket giant Morrisons...
Adult Learners' Week 2013 Supplement
Download your free copy of the FE Week 16 page special Adult Learners’ Week 2013 supplement, sponsored by apt awards. Click here to download (17mb) Introduction Adults return to education for...
Coventry principal to leave after Ofsted inadequate
The principal of City College Coventry, labelled inadequate by Ofsted, is to leave as soon an interim replacement can be found, FE Week can reveal. Paul Taylor is expected...
Adult college ‘changes lives’
Working Men’s College, a specialist designated institution in North London, is celebrating an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade. Rebecca Cooney reports  When Ofsted published its report late last month, Working...
NAS investigates apprentices’ hours
The National Apprenticeship Service is investigating claims that apprentices are regularly working “over and above their contracted hours”. UnionLearn, the learning and skills organisation of the Trades Union...
Principal questions local merger
Two Midland colleges planning to merge have been accused of “ignoring” guidance from Skills Minister Matthew Hancock. Stourbridge and Birmingham Metropolitan Colleges are set to become one institution...