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Panorama takes a look at The Great Apprentice Scandal
The reporter behind the investigative look at apprenticeships has lifted the lid on what viewers can expect when tuning into the show next week. Apprenticeships will be thrown...
MP accuses Elmfield Training of 'rip off'
The boss of Elmfield Training Ltd has been accused by an MP of a “rip off” over his firm’s high profit margins which have been generated by the public purse....
Government could remove obligation for teachers to register with IfL
Teachers will no longer have the statutory obligation to register with the Institute for Learning (IfL) under plans revealed today by the government. The news follows the release of...
AoC survey finds schools providing ‘poor, limited or no access’ to vocational options
Schools with sixth forms are restricting pupils’ access to information about alternative education options, according to a new study. The survey, conducted by the Association of Colleges (AoC),...
Lettuce eat for free says AoC e-petition
Equality between FE and schools has been a prominent aspect of the sector for many years – and a new battlefield has been drawn. No Free Lunch? is...
Calls for Ofsted to grade IAG
FE provider membership bodies are calling on Ofsted to take a greater look at the information, advice and guidance given out at schools. The Association of Colleges (AoC)...
Apprenticeship Vacancy system ‘under scrutiny’
Sanctions are being considered for providers who fail to advertise vacancies on the Apprenticeship Vacancy (AV) system, an e-mail seen by FE Week reveals. From August 2010, providers...
A Way forward for Apprenticeship durations
FE Week’s Nick Reinis speaking to the newly appointed chief executive of NAS at the Apprenticeship Quality Conference last week             Picture by...
Lessons to be learned following SFA data ‘episode’
An investigation into changes on FE Choices has found more than 2,500 data records were adjusted without public knowledge. The Data Service, which is part of the Skills...
Stay of execution for ESOL
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications will continue to be funded for at least one more year, despite changes to the eligibility of literacy qualifications. Issue...
No accountability for issues in FE, say MPs
There are too many funding organisations in further education of which none take responsibility for cutting red tape, according to a report by MPs. The Commons Public Accounts...