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Education and Skills Funding Agency advertise for new CEO

The new chief executive will be expected to develop a commitment to a “renewed vision for the ESFA”

Will Nott
Will Nott
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Levy-lockout update: Employers lose access to £37 million from first 2 months

Employers lost access to £26 million of their apprenticeship levy funds in June, the skills minister has revealed. The...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Government warns colleges as email ‘phishing’ scams inflict financial losses

FE colleges and other “educational institutions” are being warned about new cyber-attacks which have already claimed some victims and...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Apprenticeship register reapplication process branded a ‘farce’ by provider

An Ofsted grade two provider has hit out at the government’s “farcical” process for reapplying to the register of...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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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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Dozens made redundant as ‘good’ apprenticeship provider goes bust

A training provider has gone bust after being “hit hard” by the government’s apprenticeship reforms, putting nearly 40 staff...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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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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Ofsted finds learners unaware they are on an apprenticeship programme

An experienced commercial training provider has been heavily criticised by Ofsted after it found a “high proportion” of learners...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Revealed: The 19 winners of the Liverpool City Region AEB tender

The names of the 19 training providers that have won contracts with Liverpool City Region to deliver its devolved...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino