• Procurement proposals could shake up how colleges go to tender

    There are many more freedoms – but also more scrutiny – in the government’s new procurement proposals that would affect how colleges go to tender, write Ben McGirr and Toshif Vally You’d be forgiven for not noticing that in December, the Cabinet Office published a green paper called Transforming Public Procurement. The three-month open consultation

    5.00 Feb. 7th, 2021 | Opinion

  • £10m adult flexible learning fund launches

    Up to £10 million is now available to help providers develop new ways of supporting adults to progress or retrain, the Department for Education has announced. The flexible learning fund, launched today, is part of a £40 million package piloting new approaches to lifelong learning that were announced in this year’s spring budget. The pilot

    15.01 Oct. 31st, 2017 | News

  • Breaking: Industrial strategy green paper explains plan for Institutes of Technology 'in all areas'

    The government’s new industrial strategy green paper has fleshed out what it expects from a “prestigious” new network of Institutes of Technology, set to be handed £170 million to improve higher-level technical education nationwide. The government first announced plans for the institutes in July 2015, then again through its Post-16 Skills Plan in July. The Prime Minister’s

    13.24 Jan. 23rd, 2017 | News