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College governors brand SFA’s new apprenticeship contracts ‘ludicrous’

College governors have branded the SFA’s new apprenticeship contractual arrangements “ludicrous” during a heated discussion at the AoC’s Governance...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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AoC: Membership fees overhaul consultation to avoid £1 million overspend

A consultation on the future of the Association of Colleges has set out plans for an overhaul of membership...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Scammers target colleges during AoC conference

FE colleges have been targeted by a spate of attempted frauds in the past few weeks – including several...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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FE Week’s annual charity auction raises a whopping £14,000

A last-minute donation from the new FE commissioner pushed the total money raised at the FE Week 2016 annual...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Lord Sainsbury criticised over ‘retail assistant’ comments

Lord Sainsbury has been branded an “elitist” after he claimed in a speech to the Association of Colleges’ annual...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Richard Atkins: The FE sector ‘is doing pretty well’

The FE sector is not doomed, the new commissioner has insisted during upbeat speech dismissing claims that it was...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Ministers need to fund technical education, says Lord Sainsbury

Ministers need to take a more realistic view of the cost of high-quality technical education and increase funding to...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Small school scandal deepens as academy trust found running sixth form with fewer than 20 pupils

A multi-academy trust might be running a new sixth form with fewer than 20 students, FE Week has learned,...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Court date set for AoC judicial review over new sixth form

The court start date has been set for the Association of College’s first judicial review against the government in...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord