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DfE blames lack of resources for loans figures suspension

The Department for Education has blamed a lack of resources for its failure to publish up-to-date advance learner loans...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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DfE ditches Boles back-to-school plan for apprentices

A plan to force apprentices to go back into schools and promote apprenticeships has seemingly been dumped just a...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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DfE blasted for flip-flopping on GCSE maths and English resits

The government has been blasted for flip-flopping on its review into GCSE maths and English resits. All 16 to...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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AELP demands widespread changes to 20 per cent off-the-job apprenticeship training rule

Calls are being made for widespread changes to the minimum 20 per cent off-the-job training apprenticeship rule, in a...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Decision to retain forced maths and English GCSE resits ‘extremely’ disappointing

A government move to continue insisting on widespread GCSE maths and English resits – through the heavily criticised condition...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Skills Commission demands cross-departmental minister for lifelong learning

A group of key FE figures has called for a cross-departmental minister for a lifelong learning, through a new...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Ofsted could re-inspect after QAR loophole crackdown

Ofsted could re-inspect providers for questionable achievement rates that have come to light following a recent Skills Funding Agency...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Greater Manchester UTC is seventh to announce closure

The Greater Manchester University Technical College (UTC) will close at the end of this academic year, becoming the seventh...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Education leaders call for co-ordinated national ESOL strategy

Two of the country’s most senior educators have called on the government to produce a coherent national strategy for...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson