News Update

  • FE News Update - 17 April 2019
    The Department for Education has confirmed it will pay for the cost of increased pension contributions for colleges
  • The latest FE News: Tenth university technical college to close, Non-degree Stem qualifications can earn you more than degrees
  • Rules get tougher on college insolvency College of the future? FE role in reducing knife attacks Leeds manufacturers to throw doors open 
  • The latest FE News this week: Apprenticeship body issues assessment ‘strategy’ Government to review funding for ‘poor quality’ post-16 qualifications  
  • FE News this week: Hammond halves apprenticeship training fee from April, Chaos reigns in functional skills 
  • New apprenticeship rules to avoid ‘repeat’ training Decimated adult education ‘needs your help’ Apprenticeship slow-down: Audit Office verdict Low earners’ funding trial gets second year Easier way for HE students to vote
  • League tables to rank ‘best apprenticeship’ employer Scotland launches apprentice network for schools
  • The latest FE News: T-level funding levels must be raised, says AoC, Estelle Morris to co-chair lifelong learning commission, £30,000 salary threshold for immigrants is not fit for purpose, T-level student number estimates down by half
  • The latest FE News, Awarding bodies named for first 3 T-levels, OECD warning over UK adult education, AoC challenges T-level funding levels
  • The latest FE News, OU offers free functional skills tuition online, FE teacher training bursaries given heave-ho, Charity notches up 80,000 placements, Colleges shortlisted for apprenticeship awards
  • Mobile relief for teachers at last Call to ‘ringfence’ training funding for poorest workers Name change for apprenticeship body
  • PGCE placements could solve maths/English staff crisis Sanctions for employers breaking 20% training rule FE teaching apprenticeships win more funding 
  • FE funding gets Commons debate Low wages force FE staff to food banks T-levels to launch on time, Brexit or no Brexit Media campaign to back apprenticeships
  • Many schools still slow to allow FE access ‘Four-day week’ saves students time and money English schools and colleges not ready for ‘Education 4.0’
  • The Latest FE News: Top New Year honours for FE sector, FE flag-waving body loses state funding, Website to join the dots on FE research, Government backs off from election promises, AoC gets new chair
  • Government confirms standstill in 16-18 funding Industry recruits more apprentices, fewer graduates  Jisc and Eduserv merge to share expertise
  • The latest FE News from this week: T-levels announced for 2021, Dwindling use of advanced learner loans,‘End snobbery towards FE’ says minister and Apprenticeship starts take year-on-year tumble.
  • The latest FE News from this week: Two more years for commissioner Atkins, December relaunch for apprenticeship register, Student funding petition keeps growing and Minister promotes the north as rich seam for apprenticeships
  • The latest FE News from this week: Leading college group bucks trend on salaries, DfE survey signals T-level problems ahead, Fewer colleges in trouble and Endpoint assessment still not universal .
  • The latest FE News from this week: Labour will end maths and English resits, Good news on college standards, UTCs face crisis from under-recruitment, Government calls Saatchis to boost apprenticeship appeal, Our EU colleagues have to stay, says AoC