• Sixth form funding rates to remain unchanged in 2019/20

    Funding rates for 16 to 19-year-olds will remain unchanged next year, the government has confirmed – prompting disappointment from the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association, which has been fighting for extra cash. A letter from Peter Mucklow, FE director at the Education and Skills Funding Agency, published today, said that “the national base rates of £4,000

    14.43 Dec. 12th, 2018 | News

  • We need more core funding not 'initiative mania', sector leaders tell MPs

    Sector leaders have made an impassioned plea to MPs for the government to “stop the initiative mania” and focus on core funding ahead of the Budget day later this month. Representatives from the Sixth Form Colleges Association, the Association of Colleges and the National Union of Students were giving evidence to the education select committee’s

    12.49 Oct. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Don't prioritise vocational over academic routes

    Conservative manifesto pledge: To replace vocational qualifications with T-levels that have 50% more teaching time James Kewin argues AGAINST The Conservative party’s plans to introduce T-levels could eventually amount to an annual increase in funding of £500 million per year. While there is unquestionably a need to strengthen technical education in England, this should not

    16.15 May. 30th, 2017 | Opinion