News Update

  •  FE News update - 14 August 2018
    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 
  • The latest FE News including; Institutes of technology shortlist announced, Pay talks resume between unions and colleges, Take another look at resits policy, urges AoC
  • The latest FE News including; Another drop in apprenticeship starts, Extra funding pilot aims to improve GCSE maths resit results, One in eight colleges risk not paying bills and Funding for 18-year-olds still way behind.
  • The latest FE News including; Cyber attacks on colleges up by 27%, Baby-boom threatens future FE provision, New push to improve GCSE resit results and AoC and TES create awards bonanza.
  • The latest FE News including; PM opens first FE renewable energy centre, South-East colleges retain AoC sport trophy, LearnDirect faces mass redundancies and More Esol provision for Syrian refugees
  • The latest FE News including; Third of FE teachers want training to get qualified or accredited, ‘We need TeachFirst scheme for colleges’ – AoC, New awards for top employers and apprentices, England urged to follow Franco/German training lead and Yo-yo political meddling in FE must end, says thin...
  • The latest FE News including; NUS launches large study on student poverty, Sixth-form colleges in trouble may access ‘last resort’ funding, One step ahead of artificial intelligence, ‘Lifelong learning tax should replace apprenticeship levy’ and FE teacher training looking healthy, says trainin...
  • The latest FE News including; ‘Near misses’ at English GCSE pay heavy price, Labour’s bus pass pledge game-changer for under-25s?, FE providers’ £73m underspend due to over-restrictive funding rules, says AoC and Maths and English resits biggest ‘negative’ for colleges.
  • The latest FE News including; ‘Good’ colleges given more time between inspections, Swiss model could make apprenticeships cheaper, Government pressed to fill post-Brexit funding gap and Employers slow to spend levy funds, says OU.
  • The latest FE News including; Colleges fall down on gender pay, Travel and tourism only subject with no pay gap, Apprenticeship training register to re-open in September, Milton launches flexible learning fund for aspiring adults and Slow rise in trainees becoming apprentices.