Opinion

Tory conference 2018: what was said about FE and skills?

Brexit is grabbing the headlines. But many debates at the Conservative Party conference concluded that lifelong learning and apprenticeships...

Stephen Evans
STEPHEN EVANS
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Major DfE research says ‘no evidence’ the £350m Employer Ownership Pilot had impact

A £350 million employer ownership of skills pilot failed to have any impact at all, a damning evaluation report...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Massive subcontracting top-slices finally revealed

Subcontracting top-slices exceeded £100 million last year, and 28 per cent of prime providers were charging more than 20...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Queen’s birthday honours 2018: Who got what in FE and skills?

The FE and skills sector is well represented in the Queen’s birthday honours list this year, in which Ofsted’s...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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IPPR: The apprenticeship levy needs a ‘radical rethink’

The apprenticeship levy needs a radical rethink to double investment in skills, according to a new report from a...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Conservatives announce surprise pledge to let levy pay wages

A surprise move has been made by the Conservatives to allow large firms to use apprentice levy funds to...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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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...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Warm tributes paid to ‘doyenne’ of the employability and skills sector Janette Faherty

Fond tributes have been paid to Janette Faherty OBE, a “doyenne” of the employability and skills sector who has died...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Training provision must adapt to demand

The skills sector needs an effective market strategy that drives employer investment and supports providers to deliver high quality...

Expert Contributor
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