News

Apprenticeship funding ‘u-turn’ – but how far does it really go?

Despite the very public “U-turn” the government made on proposed apprenticeship cuts on Tuesday, funding is still due to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Court date set for AoC judicial review over new sixth form

The court start date has been set for the Association of College’s first judicial review against the government in...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Insolvency regime plans in new Technical and Further Education Bill

A new Technical and Further Education Bill published today has set out proposals for a new insolvency regime for FE colleges....

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Four changes in the apprenticeship announcements you need to know

This morning FE Week was the first to report that the Department for Education had released documents confirming the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Four new FE Commissioner reports published by DfE

A college has been slammed for its “dysfunctional” leadership, in one of four new FE commissioner reports to have...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

Let’s make end-point assessment part of the solution, not the problem

While end-point assessments currently raise more questions than they answer, if well implemented, they could help build confidence in...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Transparency questions raised over cash for consultants

Consultants working with colleges on FE and skills area reviews have been paid £3.5m in ‘transition grants’, FE Week...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Employers more satisfied with private training providers than colleges

Private training providers will be patting themselves on the back this week, following Skills Funding Agency research that revealed...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Funding reform roll-out in 2017 still on track, insists DfE

There will be no delay to apprenticeship funding reforms, the government has insisted, despite growing concerns in the sector...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden