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Employer ownership criticised as ‘top-slicing’
An FE leader blasted new training incentives for businesses worth £150m as “top slicing” funds from the adult skills budget. Maggie Galliers, president of the Association of Colleges...
Panel sets out to define FE Guild
From left: Martin Doel, Peter Davies, David Hughes and Graham Hoyle on the panel at the Association of Colleges annual conference and exhibition 2012 Leaders of the new...
Functional skills funding to double
The FE Minister has pledged to double the amount of money available for adult English and maths skills branding it a “scandal”many Britons “couldn’t read or add up...
Shadow minister’s care blow for FE leaders
The Shadow minister for Education has “disappointed” FE leaders after casting doubt on colleges’ ability to “care and support” 14-year-olds recruited full-time from schools. Labour MP Karen Buck’s...
Bosses 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, whose independent review...
Report warned of merger costs
A cash-strapped college that recently got a government warning about its finances went ahead with a “costly” merger despite a report critical of the move, it has emerged....
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...