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AoC boss expresses regret over 1 per cent pay offer

The Association of Colleges has expressed regret for offering staff a one-per-cent payrise – and has come in for...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

Colleges ‘deeply concerned’ about £650m non-levy tender

The Education and Skills Funding Agency was accused of plunging the relaunched non-levy apprenticeship funding tender process into chaos...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

EXCLUSIVE: DfE’s decision to defend small school sixth form cost £76,000 in fees

A legal challenge brought against the government by the Association of Colleges over the opening of a small-school sixth...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Association of Colleges restructure plans approved

The Association of Colleges has approved restructuring plans designed to help prevent a £1 million overspend in 2017/18 –...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Colleges in dark over data reporting rule

Many colleges aren’t managing to fulfil their legal duties to publish 16-to-18 performance data – apparently because they don’t...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Glacial progress exposed for colleges’ apprentice delivery

Colleges deliver just one in five apprenticeships last year, meaning virtually no progress has been made in the 18...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Breaking: AoC manifesto calls for employer levy funding restrictions

The Association of Colleges’ manifesto has called for new levy funding restrictions on employers. The document was unveiled this...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Decision to retain forced maths and English GCSE resits ‘extremely’ disappointing

A government move to continue insisting on widespread GCSE maths and English resits – through the heavily criticised condition...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Ofsted boss commits to more ‘positive and purposeful’ approach to FE

Ofsted’s new chief inspector was vowed to “reset” the relationship between the education watchdog and colleges, in her first...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke