• Damning Ofsted report that caused downfall of huge provider published

    The damning Ofsted report that caused the downfall of huge apprenticeship training provider First4Skills has now been published. The Liverpool-based provider went bust earlier this month, affecting around 200 staff and around 6,500 learners, after the Skills Funding Agency pulled its contract. That action was prompted by a grade four rating from the education watchdog,

    10.56 Mar. 20th, 2017 | News

  • Four new FE Commissioner reports published by DfE

    A college has been slammed for its “dysfunctional” leadership, in one of four new FE commissioner reports to have been published by the Department for Education. The damning report into Mid Cheshire College, dated April 2016, came after it was rated inadequate by Ofsted in January – but before the resignation of then-principal Richard Hollywood

    11.42 Oct. 20th, 2016 | News