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The Institutes of Technology have already fallen behind schedule, and providers who applied to open one still don’t know if they have been successful. According to the original...
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Extra payments to providers training the youngest and most disadvantaged apprentices will remain in place from August, the Department for Education has confirmed. The 20-per-cent uplift for 16-...
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The government should drop its “experiment” with negotiated apprenticeship prices, after it emerged that almost every single one is currently being agreed at full cost, the boss of...
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Providers on the government’s apprenticeship search site are not being effectively policed to ensure they advertise legal wages – and the shadow skills minister has accused it of...
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Employers are paying too much for their apprenticeships, according to the Department for Education. Officials “expected” employers would negotiate prices below the relevant upper limit they set before...
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The government has been accused of double standards on subcontracting charges, after it missed its own deadline for issuing templates for providers to submit their figures. Colleges and...
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The government has today scrapped plans to increase by three percentage points the apprenticeship minimum standard achievement threshold. The minimum standard is an important performance measure as the...
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The Learndirect scandal is expected to face a National Audit Office investigation following a request from the Public Accounts Committee, FE Week can reveal. In a series of...
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A legal challenge brought against the government by the Association of Colleges over the opening of a small-school sixth form last year has cost the tax payer over...
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The Department for Education has blamed a lack of resources for its failure to publish up-to-date advance learner loans figures – on which reporting is now suspended indefinitely....
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A plan to force apprentices to go back into schools and promote apprenticeships has seemingly been dumped just a year after it was announced by the former skills...