• Colleges will put learners on inappropriate courses without funding increase, warns Ofsted boss

    Colleges are likely to increase the amount of courses that “attract the most learners” but which don’t offer “real long-term life prospects” if funding isn’t increased, Ofsted chief inspector has warned. Amanda Spielman appeared before MPs on the public accounts committee this afternoon, during which she was asked about the impact of cuts of the

    18.13 Jan. 23rd, 2019 | News

  • ESFA announce changes to 16 to 19 funding rules from August 2019

    Study programme learners aged 16 to 19 who’ve passed GCSE English and maths are set to be barred from level one courses from next year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency has revealed. The proposed rule change, published today, prompted the Association of Colleges to warn that the government was in danger of creating the

    17.36 Dec. 18th, 2018 | News

  • Extra £500 per learner through maths teaching pilot

    Providers in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country will be given an extra £500 per learner for post-16 maths teaching, in a pilot announced today by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. It will test three different approaches to using the funding, to assess which is most effective at improving results for

    11.06 May. 17th, 2018 | News

  • DfE confirms £267m underspend of 16-19 budget in last two years

    A whopping £130 million per year has gone unspent in 16 to 19 funding for each of the past two years. The budgetary underspend – attributed to low student numbers – was revealed in a parliamentary question, answered by skills minister Anne Milton, from former shadow schools minister Nic Dakin. Mr Dakin asked how much

    11.28 Jul. 17th, 2017 | News