News Update

  • News Update - 11 December 2018
    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.
  • The latest FE News, Ofqual in U-turn over T-level resit rules, A boost for levels 4-5 as an alternative career route, Women apprentices lag behind men on pay, New window for FE teachers to gain recognition
  • The latest FE news including:Demand for T-level work placements could affect apprenticeship offer, Huge insolvency budget ‘may never get used, Chance to show off best marketing practice and Companies fight proposed cuts to management apprenticeships.
  • The latest FE news including: Government refuses to raise college teacher pay, Association of Colleges takes tougher stance on pay gap, GCSE resit results: maths down, English up and Government evasive on 3m apprenticeship target.
  • The latest FE news including: Poor quality apprenticeship trainers to be struck off, Glimmer of hope for BTecs, Maths and English resit misery continues and Trend halted in dwindling apprenticeship starts.
  • The latest FE news including: Government defends Institute for Apprenticeships record, Online apprenticeship service delay, Ofqual pulled up on ‘annual’ T-level resits and Apprenticeship funding bands doubled.
  • The latest FE news including: FE faces yet more cuts, Campus inspection go-ahead lacks funding, Schoolteachers get pay rise – so what about FE? and Registered providers fight shy of hiring apprentices.
  • The latest FE news including: Ethnic minority FE leaders still low in numbers, Apprenticeship standards that nobody wants, New Ofqual rules for endpoint assessors and Sport England funding targets inactive female students.