News: February 2021

New DfE guidance: Rota system planned for local lockdowns

FE providers may be asked to switch to a rota system for attendance if they are in an area with a local lockdown. The Department for Education has published new last-minute operational guidance for sixth form colleges, FE…

IfATE funding bands consultation

The Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education (IfATE) is holding a second public consultation on how it should recommend the maximum government funding contribution for apprenticeships. The first consultation set out the IfATE’s core model and…

Apprenticeships and traineeships data: August 2020

The DfE has published statistics which revealed the impact of lockdown on the further education and skills sector. Apprenticeship starts in June 2020 went down by 40%, compared with June 2019. Vacancies in the months after…

Changes at Ofqual and DfE

On 2 September, the Education Select Committee will question officials from Ofqual on the errors made in the process of awarding this summer’s exam grades and how students who have been adversely impacted are now being…

Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Education has put together a collection of useful information for colleges, univiersities and training providers. The DfE has also updated its guidance on the use of face coverings. From 1 September new advice…

AELP Editorial – 28 August

By Jane Hickie | Managing Director | AELP: After highlighting last week the fact that we are facing a busy autumn on the sector reform front, we have had more calls in the past few days…

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