• Revealed: The 34 colleges with £270m of government loans and bailouts last year

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has revealed the colleges with millions in government loans and bailouts. According to documents released by the ESFA and analysed by FE Week, a total of 34 colleges across the country received £270 million in Exceptional Financial Support and Restructuring Funding loans and grants by July 2018. This

    17.27 Apr. 8th, 2019 | News

  • Repayments deferred to next April for loans scandal victims

    Debt repayments from hundreds of victims of an FE loans scandal have been deferred for another 12 months. FE Week has been coordinating a campaign to have the advanced learning loan debt written off for blameless former learners whose training providers folded unexpectedly and who have been unable to finish their courses – often leaving

    16.38 Apr. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Learn from recent history to avert apprenticeship disaster

    Government figures have revealed a dramatic 61-per-cent drop in apprenticeship starts between May and July, compared with the same period last year, following the levy launch. As the sector waits to see if this forces a major rethink, FE Week’s deputy editor Paul Offord looks back to another apprenticeship policy catastrophe that sparked a quick U-turn.

    16.25 Oct. 13th, 2017 | Opinion