• The missing middle gap: what's happening with level 4 and 5?

    With the DfE taking a renewed interest in intermediate-level provision, FE needs to seize the moment, says Professor Ewart Keep We are currently experiencing a surge of policy interest in the strange “missing middle gap” that exists in provision between level 3 and level 6 (university degrees) – witness the Department for Education’s level 4

    5.00 Oct. 22nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • HEFCE to regulate degree apprenticeships

    Degree apprenticeships will be regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and not by Ofsted. The news was revealed by the Department for Education this morning, as part of its apprenticeships accountability statement. It comes after FE Week reported in December that Ofsted had been seeking to extend its remit to cover higher-level

    12.12 Apr. 3rd, 2017 | News

  • New plans for police constable apprenticeships unveiled

    A police constable degree apprenticeship could help aspiring officers to meet new requirements for a degree level qualification to enter the profession from 2020, according to an announcement from the College of Policing today. The apprenticeship would be paid for by the force and take three years to complete, with the aim of better preparing

    12.47 Dec. 15th, 2016 | News