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Colleges hit with Skills Funding Agency warnings
Two of England’s biggest colleges have been slapped with notices of concern by the Skills Funding Agency following inadequate gradings from Ofsted. City of Liverpool College got grade...
National Careers Service boosts provision
The National Careers Service (NCS) is to launch a range of services in 12 regions and is searching for contractors to take on the work. Tenders have been...
FE loans create shortfalls
Some providers are facing funding shortfalls of up to £750,000 for adults with extra needs, claims the National Association for Managers of Student Services (NAMSS). As part of...
Hear our voice, the NUS tells FE Guild
The National Union of Students will continue to push for a learner presence on the board of the FE Guild, describing the lack of representation as “wrong”. President-elect...
Joe Vinson to become the NUS vice president for FE
Joe Vinson has been elected as vice president for Further Education of the National Union of Students at their annual conference today. Mr Vinson has been president of...
Celebrating 20 years of college independence
Download your free copy of the FE Week 16 page special anniversary supplement celebrating 20 years of college independence, sponsored by NOCN. Click here to download (10mb) Introduction...
Pearce takes the top job at the NUS
The first president of the National Union of Students from an FE background said her election was an “exciting” development that showed the union had “come a long...
College leaders refuse to ‘shy away’ from Ofsted inspection blow
England’s sixth biggest college has fallen from good to inadequate in Ofsted ratings. City of Bristol College was visited mid-February and has emerged with a grade four result....
No student voice in guild proposals branded a ‘bad April fool’
Proposals for the FE Guild have been criticised as a “bad April fool” by the NUS after it emerged there could be no student representation on the board....
Sixth biggest college falls from good to inadequate
The latest inadequate grading from Ofsted has emerged less than 24 hours after the government announced plans for a new FE Commissioner to challenge failing colleges. The 30,000-learner...
FE colleges urged to adopt new flag and anthem
Colleges will be urged to help solve FE’s “Cinderella complex” with a bold new marketing campaign that includes a sector flag. Principals will also be asked to adopt...