Profiles

Sharron Robbie, managing director, Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network

Sharron Robbie, managing director of the Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network, has her feet firmly in both the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

A plea to independent training providers – make your voices heard 

Some ITPs may have small or no marketing departments, but many are very keen to get learner and staff...

Jess Staufenberg
Nicki Hay
Opinion

Despite the risks, training providers must grasp devolution

Combined authorities might favour ‘bricks and mortar’ provision so training providers need to be ready, writes Jane Hickie On...

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hickie
Profiles

Martin Dunford, chair, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Martin Dunford, chair and a co-founder of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, is retiring from the role....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Could private training provider cash-in after college sell-off?

A national training provider could step-in to become the only education provider in Stourbridge, after the area’s FE college...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Speedy Ofsted criticism of provider just months after multi-million pound purchase

A new provider that was allowed to recruit over 1,000 apprentices before being inspected has been found making ‘insufficient...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

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
News

Ofsted watch: Two providers straight in with ‘good’ in uneventful week for FE

One specialist college and a private provider received a grade two rating in their first ever Ofsted inspections, in...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Ofsted watch: 8 out of 10 providers celebrate positive reports

It has been a very successful week for FE providers, with eight out of the 10 reports published by...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino