News: January 2020

Official figures reveal 85% fall in apprenticeship vacancies

From FE Week: The number of vacancies on the government’s Find An Apprenticeship website plummeted by more than 80 per cent in each of the first two full months of lockdown. “Repurposed” data published by the Department…

Exams regulator to lose their FE lead

The head of Ofqual’s vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) department is stepping down. Phil Beach, who is currently leading the regulator’s Covid-19 response across further education providers and students for cancelled exams, will leave to become…

Analysis of FE and skills inspection outcomes – Ofsted

What impact has the EIF had on inspection outcomes? On Thursday Carole Loader of Mesma was joined online by Tim Chewter from SDN and mesma quality improvement associate consultant and additional inspector, Kevin Dowson, to share and…

New provider monitoring visit – V – full inspection outcomes

On Thursday Ofsted published analysis of FE and skills inspection outcomes up to the end of February 2020. The data and analysis are particularly interesting in terms of three key influencing factors: new apprenticeship provider monitoring…

Kate Green appointed shadow education secretary

From FE Week: Kate Green has been appointed as the new shadow education secretary. The MP for Stretford and Urmston, a former chief executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, replaces Rebecca Long-Bailey, who was sacked…

Joint statement from the ESFA, AoC, and AELP: June 2020

This joint letter has been issued by: Peter Mucklow, Director of Apprenticeships, ESFA David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges (AoC) Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) Published 26 June 2020…

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