Covid-19

Just £9m of adult education and non-levy apprenticeship relief funding released

Training providers were handed less than £9 million as part of a relief scheme to support adult education courses...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid-19

Williamson provided wine and mince pies for DfE lockdown Xmas party

Sue Gray report finds 50 staff were invited to the 'festive drinks' - organised days in advance

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid-19

Stressed and nervous but determined to prove themselves: the students sitting exams for the first time 

John Dickens, editor of FE Week’s sister publication Schools Week, joined Ofqual chief regulator Dr Jo Saxton as her...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Covid-19

Ofqual reveals how exams and assessments in 2023 will look

Covid-19 related adaptions for VTQs will be scrapped

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid-19

Ofsted: Eight key points from latest education recovery research

Providers told Ofsted that apprentices were not being given enough tasks due to pressures on businesses. 

Will Nott
Will Nott
Covid-19

DfE widens student eligibility criteria for 16-19 catch-up funding

But leaders warn the extension has been introduced too late and predict 'many' fundng clawbacks

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Climate Change, Covid-19

FE has been highly responsive in the pandemic – now to face climate change

With the government’s final climate change strategy due next month, Tim Oates says sound policy is needed for FE...

Jess Staufenberg
Tim Oates
Covid-19

Let’s extend the post-16 phase from two years to three

A pilot for a longer learning period after GCSEs is worth considering post-Covid, writes Joe Hallgarten When it comes...

Jess Staufenberg
Joe Hallgarten
AEB, Covid-19

Provider pulls out of £3m devolved contract due to low student uptake

'Potential learners just haven’t been able to commit to signing up'

Billy Camden
Billy Camden