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The apprenticeship levy is having a challenging introduction, the new person in charge of education finances has admitted. Eileen Milner (pictured above) admitted as much in a statement...
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Bradford College has confirmed that its group chief executive is stepping down after it received both a financial notice to improve and an Oftsed grade three in short...
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The ESFA has threatened to move the deadlines for individualised learner records (ILR) forward because it reckons too many providers submit on the last day. The threat has...
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So, the tenders are in for the second attempt at procurement for apprenticeship provision for non-levy paying employers, and it’s over to the ESFA. As well as evaluating...
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The government has fired a warning shot at organisations seeking to undermine the independence of final apprenticeship exams with the release of new guidance this month that specifically...
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The government has today scrapped plans to increase by three percentage points the apprenticeship minimum standard achievement threshold. The minimum standard is an important performance measure as the...
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The Education and Skills Funding Agency was accused of plunging the relaunched non-levy apprenticeship funding tender process into chaos last night, as new “clarifications” and document updates were...
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The Education and Skills Funding Agency has appointed a permanent chief executive to replace Peter Lauener. Eileen Milner, who joins the ESFA from the Care Quality Commission, will...
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A local authority is planning to make hundreds of thousands in management fees by offering access to its own apprenticeship provider list, FE Week can reveal. Nottingham City...
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The future of a provider caught offering banned inducements to an employer remains in limbo, after the government refused to confirm whether all its last funding will be...
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Small training providers like the Friends Centre in Brighton are struggling under the current AEB uncertainty, writes Helen Osborne The recent partial invitation to tender for the Adult...