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
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Four-letter verdict on colossal European Social Fund blunder

In what one ESFA official is alleged to have called a “f*ck up of epic proportions”, all 80 training...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Revealed: The 17 colleges to share £2.5m in final strategic improvement funding round

The names of final colleges set to share grants through a government fund designed to support struggling colleges have...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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Statistics watchdog ‘content’ with DfE including unreliable data in achievement rate tables

The country’s national statistics regulator has given the DfE achievement rate data a clean bill of health but called...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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T-level students in rural areas still at disadvantage, despite DfE ‘tinkering’

The flexibilities added to the controversial industry placement in T-levels are “helpful” but they still leave rural counties at...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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DfE’s double standards over level 2 business admin apprenticeship

The Department for Education has been accused of double standards after it launched a recruitment drive for level 2...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Revealed: The 19 areas splitting £2.5m in careers hubs funding

The government has announced the names of 19 areas that will join its careers hubs programme, but they will...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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DfE launches consultation on fully-funded digital functional skills qualifications

The Department for Education is calling for views on the content for new digital functional skills qualifications that will...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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DfE consults on extending teacher pension survivor rights to civil and same-sex partners

The Department for Education has launched a consultation into plans to extend survivor benefits under the teachers’ pension scheme...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino