AEB, Politics, Skills reform

DfE scales back ‘free courses for jobs’ offer 

Access will be restricted to adults earning below £25k in 2024/25

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Politics, Skills reform

‘Change on an unprecedented scale’: Ofqual responds to ABS plans

Qualifications reform risks more exams, 'unregulated' A-levels and students unprepared for higher study, says exams regulator

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Colleges, ITPs, Politics, Skills reform

‘Grossly unfair’: DfE excludes ITP teachers from £6k bonus scheme

Ministers have extended 'levelling up premium' payments to FE, but only for colleges

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Adult education, Devolution, Politics

Local elections: What mayoral hopefuls have to say on skills

Elections are set to take place on May 2

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Politics

Exit interview: Why Robert Halfon quit ‘the best job in government’

Halfon tells FE Week he 'did all he could' after leaving skills minister role

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Politics

Luke Hall named new education minister

Follows the sudden resignation of Robert Halfon

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Politics

Robert Halfon resigns as skills minister

He will also stand down as Harlow’s MP in the upcoming general election

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships, Politics, Skills reform

IfATE plans staff cuts after DfE orders cost-saving measures

Apprenticeships and technical education quango opens voluntary exit scheme to all staff

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Advanced British Standard, Politics, Skills reform

DfE puts 40 staff on Advanced British Standard ‘vanity project’

'To say this is the wrong priority is an understatement, and smacks of rearranging the deckchairs while the Titanic...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker