• The new prime providers who struck gold in the first AEB tender

    There were many winners to emerge from the AEB procurement, including two new prime providers which each received more than £1 million. Top of the list of first-time primes is London-based Free to Learn, which has £2 million for November to July next year. Its chief commercial officer was bullish about the company’s ability to

    12.08 Nov. 17th, 2017 | News

  • Glacial progress exposed for colleges’ apprentice delivery

    Colleges deliver just one in five apprenticeships last year, meaning virtually no progress has been made in the 18 months since they were told to get more involved by the minister at the time. This figure, based on FE Week analysis of data obtained by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers through a freedom

    0.01 May. 19th, 2017 | News

  • How does the directory of apprenticeship training providers work?

    Last month, the government launched its directory of apprenticeship training providers, part of the raft of reforms coming in time for the introduction of the levy in May.  Despite being lumbered with a seriously unsexy name, ‘Find Apprenticeship Training’ has been bigged up as the one-stop shop for any employer, large or small, which finds

    13.00 Nov. 18th, 2016 | News

  • Employers more satisfied with private training providers than colleges

    Private training providers will be patting themselves on the back this week, following Skills Funding Agency research that revealed they are significantly more popular with employers than general FE colleges. Training providers scored a massive 83.9 per cent for employer satisfaction according to the results of the latest SFA employer satisfaction survey, while colleges’ rating

    10.23 Oct. 14th, 2016 | News