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What’s on during National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Climbing the ladder of opportunity

The tenth National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated across the country this year with an adventurous round of activities....

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Halfon puts lifelong learning back in the spotlight

Lifelong learning is firmly back on the government’s agenda, according to the skills and apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon, who...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Are career colleges working two and a half years on?

Apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon has paid his first visit to a career college, attending London South East Colleges’ Hospitality,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Bailouts for failing colleges reach £140 million says Halfon

College bailouts have cost the UK a whopping £140 million, the apprenticeships minister has admitted. Robert Halfon confessed to...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Delayed area reviews outcomes bring limited change

Most colleges involved in the first two waves of the area reviews will neither change nor merge, it has...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Lead DfE civil servant debunks Skills Plan ‘myth’

The government’s controversial plans to replace over 20,000 technical courses with 15 routes won’t lead to just 15 qualifications,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Race on to approve assessors in time for apprentices finishing in March

Fresh concerns have been raised about endpoint tests on apprenticeships, after an FE Week investigation found learners who will...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Fruity reception expected for Halfon’s apples and pears

Members of the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy could be forgiven for getting fruity with Robert Halfon...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Apprenticeship funding ‘u-turn’ – but how far does it really go?

Despite the very public “U-turn” the government made on proposed apprenticeship cuts on Tuesday, funding is still due to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford