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After an amazing first year, publishing 36 editions and seven supplements, we’ve put together this 1st year Souvenir Edition to celebrate. You can download you copy of the...
Red Kite Learning says government policy squeezing out medium charities
The education and employment charity Red Kite Learning has announced it is closing after 25 years because government policies such as the Work Programme have “squeezed” out small...
Employer Ownership of Skills pilot delayed by Ministers
The Employer Ownership of Skills pilot will not launch in August as planned, according to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). Applicants were supposed to be contacted...
‘Soul destroying’ A4e course exposed on Twitter by former NUS Vice President
An employability course managed by the ‘welfare to work’ firm A4e has been criticised on Twitter by a former NUS Vice President. Ed Marsh, former VP for Union...
UNISON survey finds majority of colleges cut courses and staff
A significant number of FE college courses and staff have been cut, Unison has found. The union’s survey of 190 colleges revealed that 61 per cent have cut courses...
Ofsted grades fall in two more colleges
Two more colleges have dropped a grade in recent Ofsted inspections. Bracknell and Wokingham College and Worcester College of Technology were both graded ‘satisfactory’ in Ofsted reports published...
Youth Contract to pay colleges for helping NEETs
The government will pay private companies, including 24 FE colleges, to help 16 and 17 year-olds back into a job or education, it was announced today. The initiative is part of...
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Government plan to introduce a ‘Chartered Community College Status’
Colleges and other training providers could be given the chance to gain “chartered” status as a mark of quality, FE Week has learned. A new “chartered community college”...
Changes to college high grade tables a ‘mystery’
Unexplained changes to college data tables on what classifies as a ‘high grade’ have baffled colleges, who have seen their high grades drop “dramatically”. The Association of Colleges...
FE Guild could become a new body responsible for professional standards
The Government is poised to set up a new professional body for further education, a document leaked to FE Week reveals. The Further Education Guild would act as...