• First4Skills: what happened after its disastrous collapse?

    The apprenticeships giant First4Skills went bust in March after its skills funding was pulled due to an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating. Around 200 staff lost their jobs, while around 3,700 learners were affected, and 14 subcontractors found themselves without a prime. Jude Burke looks into what has happened since. Six months after First4Skills’ collapse, 97 per

    10.18 Sep. 29th, 2017 | News

  • Damning Ofsted report that caused downfall of huge provider published

    The damning Ofsted report that caused the downfall of huge apprenticeship training provider First4Skills has now been published. The Liverpool-based provider went bust earlier this month, affecting around 200 staff and around 6,500 learners, after the Skills Funding Agency pulled its contract. That action was prompted by a grade four rating from the education watchdog,

    10.56 Mar. 20th, 2017 | News