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Stoke-on-Trent College received a half-million bailout
Stoke-on-Trent College is almost £16 million in the red and received more than £500,000 in exceptional financial support in December alone, while it awaits the outcome of a...
T-Levels consultation: Here’s what the sector really thinks
Tonight the T Level public consultation closes after running for 10 weeks and seeking answers to 45 questions. It sought opinions on the planned implementation of the new post-16...
200,000 FE staff are now trained in Prevent
Over 200,000 people working in FE have completed training to help them understand their duty to prevent the radicalisation of learners, FE Week can reveal. The Education and...
DfE's teaching and leadership in FE report: The five main findings
The Department for Education has today published a research report exploring quality of teaching and leadership in FE. ‘Teaching, leadership and governance in further education’ examines whether the...
Ten colleges failed to secure apprenticeship funding for small employers, DfE reveals
Ten colleges which once held contracts to deliver apprenticeships with small employers were not awarded funding in the recent non-levy tender. The figure, revealed by academies minister Lord...
College sector performance continues rapid improvement
Just under three quarters of colleges are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, as the sector’s rapid improvement continues into 2018. Two reports published this morning –...
National College for Nuclear launched
A national college planning to train the bulk of the country’s workforce for Britain’s nuclear industry opens today. The National College for Nuclear is based across two hubs,...
Bradford College bailed out twice in a single month
A college was bailed out twice in December, to the tune of £1.5 million each time, FE Week has learned. Figures revealing the amount of exceptional financial support...
FE commissioner: Funding for Institutes of Technology is 'too modest'
The £170 million funding pot for new Institutes of Technology will not enable them to have a significant impact on the skills system, the FE commissioner has told...
Ofsted announces tougher approach to monitoring subcontracting
Ofsted will increase its focus on management and quality in subcontracting, according to its most senior director for FE and skills. The letter is being sent out today...
Off-the-job qualifications can be included in apprenticeships, IfA confirms
Off-the-job technical qualifications can now be included in apprenticeships, the Institute for Apprenticeships has officially announced, confirming a significant U-turn which FE Week revealed last week. It is...