• Horror show for degree apprenticeships

    There’s no sign that the non-levy allocations farrago will be solved any time soon – and now higher education leaders are issuing dire warnings about the future of degree-level apprenticeships. The FE sector reacted in horror after the Education and Skills Funding Agency announced in April that it would pause the procurement process for providers

    10.41 Jun. 2nd, 2017 | News

  • HEFCE to regulate degree apprenticeships

    Degree apprenticeships will be regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and not by Ofsted. The news was revealed by the Department for Education this morning, as part of its apprenticeships accountability statement. It comes after FE Week reported in December that Ofsted had been seeking to extend its remit to cover higher-level

    12.12 Apr. 3rd, 2017 | News

  • HE consultation welcomed cautiously by Association of Colleges

    A technical consultation paper from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is proposing that FE colleges have more opportunities to provide degree qualifications. The paper published on August 3rd calls for legislative changes to Degree Awarding Powers, removing the barrier to non-teaching bodies and making them more widely available for FE colleges. The

    14.05 Aug. 10th, 2011 | News