COVID

Tripling traineeships target missed by half, and 3 other findings from today’s Plan for Jobs progress report

The government has missed its target to triple the number of traineeships by more than half, a new report...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
COVID

Asymptomatic testing of FE students to continue for the rest of term

Ministers publish Covid autumn and winter plan

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
COVID

DfE to evaluate impact of 16-19 Covid tuition fund

The government is planning to evaluate its subsidised tuition scheme for 16-to-19-year-olds – after almost a quarter of eligible...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
COVID

Private providers excluded from DfE’s latest Covid safety scheme

Independent providers are outraged after the government barred them from a scheme to tackle Covid infections in education settings....

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
COVID

Pandemic took significant toll on FE students, review reveals

Awareness of apprenticeships has declined, mental health has deteriorated and pass rates for adults from BAME communities took the...

Billy Camden
COVID

Covid: College attendance data collection to go weekly from October

Schools and colleges will be asked to submit Covid-19  attendance data to the government on a weekly rather than...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
COVID

DfE outlines new Covid case ‘thresholds’ to prompt extra controls in providers – but their use is optional

The government has updated its contingency framework for further education and skills providers to include new Covid case “thresholds”...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
COVID

‘Reckless’: UCU slams July 19 easing of Covid restrictions

A college union has attacked government plans to relax Covid restrictions on campuses as showing a “reckless disregard for...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
COVID

Easing Covid restrictions: What FE providers need to know

The government plans to remove bubbles and social distancing rules in FE providers from July 19, the education secretary...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden