Long read, Skills reform

Keith Smith, Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges

Keith Smith has a unique perspective on the FE sector’s challenges, having viewed them at bird’s eye level as...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
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
ABS, Colleges, Skills reform

‘Clunky’ Advanced British Standard risks ‘blunt choice’ for students, leaders warn

Ministers accused of 'putting the cart before the horse' with 16-19 reform plans

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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
Apprenticeships, Colleges, Skills reform

Front bench rivals clash in Colleges Week debate

Schools minister and shadow skills minister engage in back-and-forth on future of apprenticeship levy

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Skills reform

‘Elite’ Star and Eton sixth forms reveal ‘clearing house’ careers role

Partnership between academy trust and top private school also opens new 'think and do' tank

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Apprenticeships, Politics, Skills reform

Halfon quizzed on levy funding gap, FSQ woes and 5% co-investment future

Skills minister also pressed on apprenticeship spending restriction discussions and EPA market

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Skills reform

Destinations unknown: ILR data cut angers MCAs

Destination and progression submission requirement to end in 2024/25

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges, English and maths, Skills reform

DfE to introduce English and maths resit minimum hours and scrap 5% tolerance

'Wholly unhelpful' changes to condition of funding rules amid concerns over rising non-compliance

Billy Camden
Billy Camden