News

DfE being sued for millions by training provider

CCP claims the department unlawfully held back fees which led to a loss of business

Will Nott
Will Nott
Skills reform

DfE switches to individualised learner record for skills bootcamps amid dodgy data concerns

There were reports of serious gaps in outcomes data under the previous system

Will Nott
Will Nott
Skills reform

£60m tender launched for third wave of skills bootcamps

Providers have five weeks to bid for contracts

Will Nott
Will Nott
Opinion

The government’s FE policy is dangerously wishful thinking

Government rhetoric not rooted in reality will cause colleges to choose the easy options, writes Ian Pryce As a...

Jess Staufenberg
Ian Pryce
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
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