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LSIS funding to cease as chair plans legacy strategy
The government has confirmed the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) will stop receiving funding from August 2013. The news led LSIS to announce it had “no alternative but...
Exclusive: Colleges given green light to recruit full-time 14 and 15 year olds
FE Week can exclusively reveal that the Minister for Skills (above) has written to two members of the 14-16 College Implementation Group, confirming that “from next September we will...
FE welcomes £270m cash injection
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, which announced £270m of new capital money for FE, has been celebrated as a “big win” for ministers and FE. The pledge of extra...
Richard Review angers AELP
A review of apprenticeships that called for workplace tax breaks has been angrily rejected by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). It said that Doug Richard’s...
New FE Guild chair looks to technology
The chair of the FE Guild steering group has revealed to FE Week why he would make it an “important priority” to support teachers to become more “technologically...
Hoyle wants schools ‘penalised’
Schools where pupils fail to reach A to C standard in GCSE maths and English should be penalised by having some of their funding denied, says a training...
AELP members respond to Richard Review with ‘anger’
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) today responded to the Richard Review of Apprenticeships. See their response in full below: The Richard review of apprenticeships has...
Twigg: You’ve snatched our Tech Bacc
The Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Stephen Twigg, has accused Skills Minister Matthew Hancock of “stealing the idea for a Technical Baccalaureate”. During a parliamentary exchange Mr...
VAT plans will dent  adult apprenticeships
Training experts say adults will be put off apprenticeships after the government announcement that training providers must charge VAT on new FE loans. Chief executive of the Association...
Learner voices at heart of 157 Group publication
The 157 Group has published ‘a collection of ten learner voices’, compiled in collaboration with the National Association of Specialist Colleges (Natspec), on the experiences of students with...
Principal of Leeds City College to be chair of 157 Group
FE Week can reveal that today Peter Roberts (pictured), principal of Leeds City College, has been unanimously elected as chair of the 157 Group. Mr Roberts takes over...