News

Measure college success by social outcomes as well as students’ jobs, report says

Colleges should choose social outcomes for learners like confidence or making friends, the think tank says

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Profiles

‘Civil servants spend too much time in a room with other civil servants’

After four years in the job, Jonathan Slater was unceremoniously sacked as permanent secretary of the Department for Education....

Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Procurement proposals could shake up how colleges go to tender

There are many more freedoms – but also more scrutiny – in the government’s new procurement proposals that would...

Jess Staufenberg
Ben McGirr and Toshif Vally
News

Government warns colleges as email ‘phishing’ scams inflict financial losses

FE colleges and other “educational institutions” are being warned about new cyber-attacks which have already claimed some victims and...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Apprenticeship register reapplication process branded a ‘farce’ by provider

An Ofsted grade two provider has hit out at the government’s “farcical” process for reapplying to the register of...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

Traineeships – remember them? Well, they could be in for a welcome boost

Something of a surprise this week from the Department for Education – a press release about traineeships in which...

Jessica Fino
Nick Linford
News

DfE begins search for provider of £80m T-level support programme

The government is on the hunt for an organisation to design and deliver the second phase of a professional...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Revealed: The 3 colleges that will share £1.2m to open centres for excellence in SEND

Three colleges have been chosen to open centres for excellence in special educational needs and disabilities. City College Norwich,...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

It is easy to conclude that the DfE are not serious about apprenticeship quality

This week we report that the Department for Education will announce that the Office for Students, not Ofsted, will...

Jessica Fino
Nick Linford