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Minster launches consultation on college insolvency roll-out

The skills minister is asking for views on how new college insolvency arrangements should be rolled out. An eight-week...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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A busy day for mergers as 21 colleges join 10 partnerships

A record-breaking 10 partnerships involving 21 colleges have been made official today – making this the single busiest day...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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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
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Lib Dems commit to defending 16 to 19 funding

A “real-terms” commitment to protect 16 to 19 FE funding per pupil has been announced by the Liberal Democrats....

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Government secretly grading all colleges and training providers

UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that there were inaccuracies in the full PAT list previously published,...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Agency boss writes warning letter to all college principals

The outgoing boss of the Education and Skills Funding Agency has fired a warning shot across the bows to...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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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
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Ofsted watch: Poor start to the year for FE colleges

No college inspection report to have been published by the education watchdog since the beginning of the year has...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Bailouts for failing colleges reach £140 million says Halfon

College bailouts have cost the UK a whopping £140 million, the apprenticeships minister has admitted. Robert Halfon confessed to...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson