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Colleges code revamp wins Lady Sharp approval
A revised guide on government measures to help colleges run courses in response to local employment and skills needs has won the approval of Lady Sharp. It comes...
Women ‘not at’ FE Colleges table
More taxpayers’ cash should be spent on attracting women to college governors’ boards in a bid to combat under-representation, according to the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN). The campaign...
Women ‘not at’ FE colleges table
More taxpayers’ cash should be spent on attracting women to college governors’ boards in a bid to combat under-representation, according to the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN). The campaign...
January exams at centre of row with watchdog
Plans to scrap staggered A-level exams and limit resit opportunities have been branded “overzealous changes” that could “thwart” learning. The Institute for Learning (IfL) hit out after exam...
Bosses to get place at heart of Richard Review
Employers are set to figure at the heart of a much-awaited review of apprenticeships, FE Week can exclusively reveal. Former Dragons’ Den star Doug Richard (pictured right), whose...
January exams at centre of row with watchdog
Plans to scrap staggered A-level exams and limit resit opportunities have been branded “overzealous changes” that could “thwart” learning. The Institute for Learning (IfL) hit out after exam...
New ofsted regime returns good news
The first general FE college inspection carried out under a new common inspection framework (CIF) has returned a good grading, while positives also emerged from the first re-inspection....
Future of LSIS in doubt as FE Guild role emerges
The future of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) is in doubt with plans for its role to be taken up by the FE Guild, FE Week...
Supporting Improvement
Download your copy of this free 16 page special supplement, produced in partnership with LSIS, via the link below: Supporting Improvement supplement Introduction to supplement A host of knowledgeable contributors...
Fears over conflict of interest
The qualifications watchdog is “developing its thinking” on whether providers of apprenticeships should also be awarding bodies after a government report criticised the practice. An Ofqual spokesperson said...
Exclusive interview with BIS committee’s chair
With the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report highlighting a number of apprenticeship issues, FE Week deputy editor Chris Henwood met chairman Adrian Bailey MP to discuss...