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Institutes of Technology hit by mystery delays

The Institutes of Technology have already fallen behind schedule, and providers who applied to open one still don’t know...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

20% funding uplift for 16-to-18 apprentices stays another year

Extra payments to providers training the youngest and most disadvantaged apprentices will remain in place from August, the Department...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

95% of apprenticeships agreed at full cap price, despite negotiation ‘experiment’

The government should drop its “experiment” with negotiated apprenticeship prices, after it emerged that almost every single one is...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

DfE ‘plain sloppy’ at policing apprenticeship minimum wage adverts

Providers on the government’s apprenticeship search site are not being effectively policed to ensure they advertise legal wages –...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

Change is coming – but can the apprenticeship market handle it?

Employers are paying too much for their apprenticeships, according to the Department for Education. Officials “expected” employers would negotiate...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Government delays on subcontracting charges

The government has been accused of double standards on subcontracting charges, after it missed its own deadline for issuing...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

ESFA row-back on plans to increase apprenticeship performance threshold

The government has today scrapped plans to increase by three percentage points the apprenticeship minimum standard achievement threshold. The...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Learndirect and DfE scandal referred to NAO by Public Accounts Committee chair

The Learndirect scandal is expected to face a National Audit Office investigation following a request from the Public Accounts...

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EXCLUSIVE: DfE’s decision to defend small school sixth form cost £76,000 in fees

A legal challenge brought against the government by the Association of Colleges over the opening of a small-school sixth...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson