• Controversial management degree apprenticeship celebrates third birthday

    One of the most popular – and controversial – apprenticeship standards is celebrating its third birthday today. The chartered manager degree apprenticeship’s anniversary is being marked with an event in parliament, hosted by the Chartered Management Institute – with speakers including the boss of the Institute for Apprenticeships. Starts on the standard have grown massively

    11.08 Jan. 15th, 2019 | News

  • Skills minister will 'look at whether it is right to continue to fund all apprenticeships'

    The skills minister has said she will “look at whether it is right” for the government to “continue to fund all apprenticeships”. Anne Milton made the remarks as part of a wide-ranging video interview with Association of Colleges’ boss David Hughes this afternoon, after she was unable to stay for questions at the association’s annual

    18.56 Dec. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Levy budget bust: Government agency warns of imminent apprenticeship over-spend

    The apprenticeships budget for England is set to be overspent by £0.5 billion this year, rising to £1.5 billion during 2021/22, according to the government agency for apprenticeships. The warning from the Institutes for Apprenticeships follows a refusal from the Department for Education last month to answer FE Week’s questions concerning the full levy costs.

    14.38 Dec. 3rd, 2018 | News

  • Huge concern over surge in higher level management apprenticeships

    A surge in higher level management apprenticeship starts has raised grave concerns that employers are rebadging their training. Gordon Marsden, the shadow skills minister, called on the government to “urgently look deeper” at what is behind the rapidly expanding overall numbers of apprenticeships at level four and above, after seeing FE Week analysis of the latest Department

    9.46 Jul. 13th, 2018 | News