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AELP urges urges delay for enforcing apprenticeship levy

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     AELP urges government to ‘wait three or four years’ before bringing in apprenticeship levy The Association of Employment and Learning…

FE providers ‘design and deliver their own quals’

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     FE providers ‘design and deliver their own quals’ in proposed new ‘sub-degree’ technical skills system A report out today calls…

What does the government’s productivity plan mean for FE and skills?

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     What does the government’s productivity plan mean for FE and skills? The Treasury this morning published its eagerly-awaited productivity plan.…

New BIS committee chair calls for ‘real controls’ on success rates

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Government U-turn on new childcare apprenticeships hailed a victory for employers The Department for Education (DfE) had been planning to…

IQA, V1 or IV, what is it and who is it for?

If you have heard about the Internal Quality Assurance (also known as Internal Verifier) course and would like to find out more about exactly who it’s for and what it involves, then you should find our latest article on fecareers.co.uk very useful. We have just answered a few commonly asked questions regarding becoming an IQA (IV) to help people to decide whether…

Key findings from the latest Statistical First Release

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Key findings from the latest Statistical First Release Provisional figures for the first three quarters of this academic year are…

FE funding cuts protest taken to Parliament

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     FE funding cuts protest taken to Parliament Hundreds of staff and students from FE colleges descended on Parliament yesterday as…

This week marked the eighth annual VQ day!

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     This week marked the eighth annual VQ day! I hope you didn’t forget to celebrate our 8th VQ day! Wednesday…

£900m budget cuts announced for BIS and DfE

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Concerns for FE funding after Treasury announces £900m in-year BIS and DfE budget cuts The future of FE funding looks…

ETF launches the Society for Education and Training (SET)

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     ETF sets out stall for new professional body The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new professional membership…