• Public Accounts Committee to quiz top civil servants from DfE, ESFA and IfATE

    An influential House of Commons committee will grill officials on the future affordability of the apprenticeships programme on Monday. The Public Accounts Committee will hear from the Department for Education’s permanent secretary Jonathan Slater, the Education and Skills Funding Agency chief executive Eileen Milner, the agency’s director of apprenticeships Keith Smith, and the chief executive

    11.02 Mar. 22nd, 2019 | News

  • Learndirect and DfE scandal referred to NAO by Public Accounts Committee chair

    The Learndirect scandal is expected to face a National Audit Office investigation following a request from the Public Accounts Committee, FE Week can reveal. In a series of events that will be familiar to FE Week readers, the largest training provider in the UK has been afforded special treatment by the DfE and retains all

    22.15 Sep. 11th, 2017 | News