• Colleges fail to win any OfS mental health funding

    All three college bids for a £6 million fund to help reduce student mental health problems have been rejected. Instead, ten universities have been chosen to share the cash on offer from the Office for Students, along with co-funding of £8.5 million to develop “innovative” projects. The call was open to both universities and colleges,

    6.00 Jun. 8th, 2019 | News

  • It is easy to conclude that the DfE are not serious about apprenticeship quality

    This week we report that the Department for Education will announce that the Office for Students, not Ofsted, will inspect the quality of all level 6 and 7 apprenticeships. It comes after FE Week exposed the fact that thousands of apprentices were at providers where Ofsted had to exclude them from inspection because they were

    9.30 Jun. 7th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Office for Students board must have FE representation

    The OfS board has no FE representation – as the DfE recently admitted to MPs. Emily Chapman wants this remedied (and at the IfA) right now. Further education is a central component of the higher education sector in this country, but it seems this government is hell-bent on ignoring this truth at every turn. With

    17.34 Jan. 16th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Hughes criticises DfE for claiming university regulator has FE representation

    The government and its former universities minister are under fire for “worrying” confusion over FE college representation on the board of the new higher education regulator. During a bitter parliamentary debate on January 8, ex-minister Jo Johnson claimed that FE was represented on the board of the Office for Students in the form of Monisha

    17.45 Jan. 10th, 2018 | News