• Mayor of London blames DfE for having to top-slice AEB

    The Greater London Authority is locked in a war of words with the government over Sadiq Khan’s plan to top-slice £3 million from the adult education budget to cover the costs of devolution. The Department for Education insisted it had awarded the GLA “sufficient funds to prepare”, having provided £235,139 in “implementation funding” between September

    11.00 May. 25th, 2018 | News

  • London needs proper control of its adult education budget

    The office of the mayor of London responds to criticisms that it plans to top-slice £3 million from the adult education budget next year There is no doubt that how we educate and train people throughout their lives has a profound impact not only on their own chances in life but also on London’s and

    11.00 May. 25th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Metro mayors commit to growing BAME apprenticeships

    Five city mayors have committed to increasing the number of apprentices from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds. The ‘Five cities project’, launched by the Department for Education, will see the National Apprenticeship Service work with the mayors of Greater Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham and Leicester to improve apprenticeship diversity in their areas. The cities’ respective

    0.01 Feb. 1st, 2018 | News

  • Former principals named on mayor’s Skills for Londoners taskforce

    Skills training took centre stage in the capital city this morning when a new strategic taskforce, containing two former college principals, was launched by mayor Sadiq Khan. Ian Ashman, previously boss of Hackney Community College, and Marilyn Hawkins, former Barnet and Southgate College leader, will join others from across the business and skills on Skills

    10.00 Apr. 27th, 2017 | News

  • Devolve FE funding to tackle post-Brexit skills gap, London mayor demands

    Demands are being made by London mayor Sadiq Khan for devolution of all post-16 FE funding, to bridge post-Brexit skills gaps. His team announced today that he wants new powers to develop “a home-grown talent pipeline equipped” to help London’s businesses stay globally competitive. Key to this would be the “devolution of FE funding for

    12.32 Oct. 20th, 2016 | News