News Update

  • News Update - 13 February 2018
    The latest FE News
  • 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’
  • 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
  • The latest FE News from this week: Girls take the lead in BTecs, Adult learning numbers nosedive, Specialised T-level training announced for college teachers and July apprentice numbers way down.
  • The latest FE News from this week: Scots take to TV to promote FE, Hammond's 'same old' budget response, Route to qualified teacher status in cul de sac.
  • he stats are clear. The shortfall of people with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills required by the growing STEM-skills economy currently stands at 40,000 and UK employers are struggling to fill 43 per cent of STEM vacancies.
  • The latest FE News from this week: Apprenticeship 'fees' halved for small businesses, Health and social work attract most apprentices, Schools and colleges call for more 16-18 funding and Scotland's lecturers better paid than English peers.
  • The latest FE News from this week: College principals join funding lobby in droves, Who earns what, post-apprenticeship, Dozens of colleges to benefit from careers advice funding, Education institutions fall down on new IT rules
  • The latest FE News; Halfon sets tone for Colleges Week, A song to move the sternest hearts?, Colleges listed for T-level retraining scheme £2.3m spent on institutions that never were and Call for radical change to UTCs.
  • The latest FE News; Employers free to share more levy funds, Huge levy underspend by Whitehall, Hammond pressed to close post-16 funding gap, UK’s EuroSkills team in top-10 finish and Apprenticeship reforms still a mystery to employers.
  • The latest FE News; IFS report lays bare state of FE funding, Colleges Week lobby set for October 17, Non-academy colleges miss out on pay rise and Functional skills wizards wanted
  • The latest FE News; Threat to college teacher pensions, FE career talks still ‘opposed’ by schools, Endpoint assessment: recruitment dilemma, Apprenticeship starts: an up and a down and Limits continue for foreign FE students.