News Update

  • News Update - 23 October 2018
    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.
  • The latest FE news including: Food banks spread across college campuses, Failed UTCs and studio schools soak up state funding, Adult education courses inspire parents to help with homework, Struggling colleges given £57m in bail-out funding and West Midlands region first to forge skills funding deal
  • The latest FE news including: Funding band changes threaten management courses, Open online courses you can study and teach. Institute for Apprenticeships should go, say Lords and £73m underspend in adult education.
  • he latest FE news including: Apprentice voice seen as key by institute, EU students still in the dark over post-Brexit funding, Further T-level delays, Sector pays price for delayed apprenticeship standards and more evidence that resits need a policy change
  • The latest FE news including: English/maths GCSE resits look set to continue, New analytics service lets students track progress, AoC backs drive for easier visa access for non-EU teachers and Cable lists off radical changes for apprenticeship levy.
  • The latest FE news: T-level awarding system under fire, Teacher training programme for industry experts, Why is apprenticeship take-up so poor? Campaign to promote Stem-based careers
  • The latest FE news: ‘Good’ Ofsted college ratings up by almost half, Lords report calls for sweeping FE reforms, Mental ill-health on rise in colleges and Royal birthday honours for college leaders
  • The latest FE news: London calls for a devolved 16-18 provision, Management body wants urgent reforms to apprenticeship levy, Ex-minister unfazed by dip in apprenticeships, Skills competitions should be part of national policy
  • The latest FE News: Maths centres of excellence scheme open for bids, Institute for Apprenticeships told to ‘speed up’ and Low-paid workers get full funding for courses