Politics, Qualifications

Labour pledges to pause and review BTECs cull

Party would not defund any AGQs under the current timeline if it wins the next general election

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Labour, Politics

Starmer wants education to shatter the ‘class ceiling’

Labour leader to focus on inequality in major education speech

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Apprenticeships, Politics

Perkins pledges additional spending on SME apprenticeships

Labour's plan to replace the apprenticeship levy won't reduce SME apprenticeships, the shadow minister said

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Politics

College principal to succeed Birbalsingh as social mobility chair

Alun Francis has been filling in as interim chair since 'country's strictest headteacher' resigned in January

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Politics, Skills reform

Sir Michael Barber reappointed as government skills adviser

Public administration supremo to stay in role for another 6 months

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Politics

Former skills minister Andrea Jenkyns to be made a dame

Jenkyns was only skills minister for three months, but is to receive the gong in Boris Johnson's resignation honours...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Long read, Politics

Munira Wilson, Lib Dem education spokesperson

As a coalition government seems increasingly likely, FE looks to the Lib Dems’ Munira Wilson to see if the...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Politics

The government’s muddled messaging over skills risks undermining its whole agenda

Efforts to promote the skills sector will continue to fall flat until the incumbents of Downing Street develop a...

JL Dutaut
Anne Milton
Politics, T Levels

Another 92 courses face the chop to make way for T Levels

Halfon reveals the latest round of qualifications facing the chop to make way for T Levels, including popular engineering...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen