Next Members’ meeting – Thursday 27 May 2021 at 1.30pm

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 27 May 2021; again this meeting will be a virtual meeting. On this occasion we will be using GoToMeeting again but we are investigating the use of alternative systems.

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News: February 2021

DfE launches £83m fund to ‘future proof’ places for 16-19s

From FE Week: A new £83 million fund has been launched to ensure colleges can accommodate an expected demographic increase in 16 to 19-year-olds. The “Post-16 Capacity fund” was promised in chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review in…

Second national college officially dissolves

From FE Week: The flagship national college for HS2 has been officially closed by ministers after facing insolvency, and relaunched as a subsidiary of a university. The National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure (NCATI), which…

ESFA: qualification achievement rates

High level national summaries of qualification achievement rates (QARs) for the 2019 to 2020 academic year were made available in the further education and skills, and apprenticeships and traineeships statistics publications for March 2021. The ESFA previously confirmed, for 2019…

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