• Mr Halfon, please protect learners from FE loan scandal

    As FE Week launches #saveourapprenticeships, our editor Nick Linford explains why he passionately believes loans should be written-off for undeserving victims where training providers go bust FE loans are a relatively new way to fund courses, but through no fault of their own adults are already being left with large government debts for cancelled courses.

    10.00 Feb. 25th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Making apprenticeships work for young people will take more than fixing the funding formula

    At their best, apprenticeships can offer young people the opportunity to earn and to learn; to blend on-the-job training with off-the-job learning in a way that can help them build a successful and sustainable career. As well as being good for the learner, apprenticeships can be great for employers too; helping them develop skilled, motivated

    14.24 Nov. 1st, 2016 | Opinion

  • Campaign victory over apprenticeship funding

    Widespread anger about planned funding cuts exposed by FE Week has brought about a welcome change of heart from the government, which this morning pledged much needed extra financial support of 16 to 18 apprentices in poorer areas. FE Week’s analysis published in August of the planned government funding rates, showed they could be slashed by up

    11.39 Oct. 25th, 2016 | News

  • Parliamentary debate approved on ‘totally unacceptable’ apprenticeship cuts

    A parliamentary debate on the drastic funding cuts to apprenticeships proposed by the government and exposed by FE Week has been approved by the Backbench Business Committee. David Lammy MP put his case for the debate to the committee on October 11, in a move that gives a significant boost to FE Week’s #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign against the cuts. He called for

    11.20 Oct. 20th, 2016 | News

  • London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for government rethink on apprenticeship funding rates

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has added his voice to those calling on the government to rethink proposed apprenticeship funding rates that would see cuts of up to 50 per cent for young people in the most deprived areas. His concerns about the effect of such drastic cuts on social mobility and on young people in

    11.39 Oct. 19th, 2016 | News

  • Marsden survives Labour party reshuffle

    The “indefatigable” shadow minister for higher education, FE and skills has kept his post, following a Labour party reshuffle. Gordon Marsden has held onto the role since September 2015, when he moved over from the transport department, and was praised by Jeremy Corbyn during an exclusive interview with FE Week back in February. The Labour

    11.00 Oct. 14th, 2016 | News

  • Commons debate request over funding cuts exposed by FE Week

    A backbench House of Commons debate has been called for by David Lammy MP over drastic funding cuts exposed by FE Week, which inspired our #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign. Mr Lammy (pictured above) has applied to the Backbench Business Committee to hold a three hour debate based on the findings of FE Week’s exclusive analysis, which showed

    11.25 Oct. 11th, 2016 | News