Apprenticeships

Keegan stands firm on keeping levy funding for apprenticeships

The skills minister has restated her stance that apprenticeship levy funding should only be used for apprenticeships, insisting it...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Apprenticeships

How the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is growing in stature

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is “looking forward to playing an even bigger role” following the publication...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

‘Middle-class grab’ on apprenticeships confirmed by new analysis

The apprenticeship reforms are increasingly disadvantaging people from low-income areas, new FE Week analysis has revealed. Since the new-style...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

ESFA to select providers for reapplication to apprenticeships register in random order

Providers on the apprenticeships register will be “randomly selected” to reapply in different phases over the next year, the...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Keegan: DfE still worried about ‘middle-class grab’ on apprenticeships

Fears that university-goers will choose to do apprenticeships instead and “squeeze out” those from disadvantaged backgrounds are still rife...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

It’s true – entry requirements for apprenticeships risks closing doors

Some learners barred from apprenticeships are ending up on college courses for three years, write Stephanie Thomson and Lorna...

Jess Staufenberg
Stephanie Thomson and Lorna Unwin
Apprenticeships

Banned: 9 firms join the ‘suspended’ list on the apprenticeships register

Peterborough Skills Limited has become the latest apprenticeships provider to be banned from taking on new starts after being...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Apprenticeships, Long read

Focus: Do employers set the bar too high for entry criteria to apprenticeships?

Employers are allowed to set their own entry criteria for apprenticeships, even though officially, no formal qualifications are needed....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg