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Low T-levels uptake in England prompts calls for urgent reform of qualification, Financial Times


DfE launch T level reviews amid 'worrying' drop-out rates, FE Week


Zero-tolerance resit rule could cost schools £10m, Schools WeekDfE brings in minimum teaching hours for GCSE English and maths resits, Schools WeekSixth formers need more support - principal, BBC News


71 courses face the axe in favour of wave 4 T levels, FE Week

The state sixth form getting more Oxbridge offers than Eton, The Times

College leaders demand £710 per student rise in sixth-formers' funding, FE Week

T level student fee hikes slammed by college leaders, FE Week


DfE's spending on T level public awareness efforts revealed, FE Week


Students applying to Oxford University say online tests plagued by crashes, The GuardianConfirmed: DfE will chop all courses that compete with wave 3 T levels, FE WeekT-levels: 'My BTec course won't exist from next year', BBC NewsQualifications reform can’t put politicians’ interests above learners’, FE Week'Demoralised': Sunak calls time on T levels during T Levels Week, FE Week


Rishi Sunak’s A-level overhaul plan is undeliverable gimmick, says Labour, The GuardianFall in students accepted into university in the UK, BBC NewsMany students will have no suitable course of study under 'reckless' BTEC plans, The Independent


Tough GCSE grading 'not fair on teens after Covid', The TimesSixth forms to lower GCSE requirements for pupils hit by pre-Covid grading, The Telegraph​Eton given green light to open selective sixth forms in education 'cold spots', Evening StandardEton given green light to open selective sixth forms in disadvantaged areas, ITVEton: Free sixth form colleges plans approved by government, BBCEton: 3 new sixth forms in northern England approved, The Northern EchoA level results day 2023 LIVE as students across Greater Manchester receive grades, Manchester Evening NewsFree meals funding 'another real-terms cut to bear', FE Week


Revealed: 'Front line' boost to 16-19 funding, FE Week​Colleges to receive nearly £500m to fund staff pay rises, FE WeekVocational T levels offer England's students poor value, says Ofsted, The GuardianStudents 'misled' and teachers struggling: Ofsted's verdict on T levels, Schools WeekStudents taking Government’s flagship T-level courses felt ‘misled’ – Ofsted, The IndependentLabour pledges to pause and review BTECs cull, FE WeekRevealed: 42 colleges and schools share £140m capacity cash ahead of demographic spike, FE Week


Another 93 courses face the chop to make way for T levels, FE WeekColleges lambast 'disastrous' changes to financial year, FE Week


Pause post-16 education shake-up or risk worsening skilsl shortages, warn MPs, The IndependentKeep BTECs until T levels have stood the test of time, FE Week


​Students 'disempowered' as ministers dig in over BTEC defunding, FE WeekTemporary reprieve for 5 health and science courses facing the axe, FE WeekPrincipals call for 12-month delay to ‘reckless’ plan to defund most BTECs, FE Week

February 2023

Reply: The case to cut BTECs and applied generals is misinformed, FE Week

January 2023

Former UK education ministers attack plan to reduce vocational qualifications, The GuardianBTECs cull: Ministers accused of reneging on promise, Schools Week16-19 funding rate to rise by just 2.2% from August 2023, FE Week


December 2022

Level 3 reform: Ministers must step back from the precipice, FE week

November 2022

Sixth form and FE College quality hits new high - 100 per cent of sixth form colleges have 'outstanding' or 'good' ratings, FE Week

Sixth form college staff walk out in strike over pay, FE WeekFurther education colleges face losing financial independence, The GuardianColleges return to public sector, ONS announces, FE Week6 key trends from the DfE’s new A-level results data, TesTrusts work up contingency plans for sixth form college teacher strike, Schools Week

October 2022

PM vote: Schools' leaders warn MPs of £2bn shortfall, TesSixth form teachers in England to vote on strike action over pay, The GuardianReligious sixth form colleges to academise from 2023, FE WeekJenkyns: Results problems 'slighly tarnished' T level brand, FE WeekSeptember 2022Leaders vow sector-wide march on parliament if Whitehall cuts hit FE, FE WeekPM asks Malthouse to draw up plans for 'Voxbridge' colleges, FE WeekWhat's in the Kit bag? Education leaders' top asks of the new education secretary, FE Week

August 2022

GCSEs and A levels 2022: 8 trends to expect on results day, TESJuly 2022

DfE updates incorrect level 3 review impact assessment, FE WeekJune 2022

Major review launched to bring colleges back into public sector, FE WeekMay 2022

Who's deciding the future of BTECs? Secrecy surrounds DfE's 'independent assessors', FE WeekRevealed: 38 BTECs facing the chop to clear way for first T levels, FE WeekCash pulled from popular BTecs in move to T levels, BBCLevel 2 qualifications review 'materially flawed', FE Week

April 2022

‘Significantly’ less than half of AGQs like BTECs will get the chop, government concedes, FE Week 

March 2022

DfE widens student eligibility criteria for 16-19 catch-up funding, FE Week

Skills Bill: Government ‘compromises’ on careers but no delay to BTEC defunding, FE Week

Eton: 'Elite' sixth form plans impossible without our £1m top-up, FE Week

February 2022

'Ladder-up not levelling up': DfE urged to rethink student loan grade threshold plan, Schools Week'Elite' sixth forms have fewer poor students, study finds, Schools WeekDisadvantaged students 'effectively penalised' for not studying A-levels, research finds, FE WeekSpending rules for 16-19 increase 'sensible and proportionate', say leaders, FE WeekJanuary 2022

Why we must protect student choice and retain BTEC qualifications, WonkHE

BTEC funding to be debated in parliament after petition hits 100k signatures, FE Week BTEC students nearly twice as likely to drop out of university, report finds, FE Week


December 2021

FE base rate to increase from August 2022 to £4,542, FE Week

November 2021

Zahawi announces slowing down on BTECs cull, FE Week

Revealed: 39 post-16 providers to share £83m to accommodate demographic boom, FE Week

Ministers play down BTECs cull, FE Week

October 2021

UK Budget fails to deliver ‘skills revolution’, say education leaders, Financial Times

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to pledge funding for T-levels, BBC

Spending review: Government criticised for ‘warm words’ on skills investment, FE Week

Rishi Sunak's Budget plans 'falling apart' despite hollow new age of optimism pledge, The Mirror

More than 100 MPs and peers urge education secretary to rethink plans to scrap most BTECs, Independent

MPs and former education secretaries join campaign in bid to save BTecs, Personnel Today

BTECs: 118 MPs and Lords call on new education secretary to rethink cull, FE Week

Scrapping BTECs 'hammer blow for social mobility', BBC

Skills bill to ensure ‘equality’ for technical education in schools career advice, FE Week

September 2021

2022 exams: Adaptions and grading plan finally confirmed, FE Week

August 2021

DfE refuses petition’s call to back down from defunding BTECs, FE Week

Sixth forms and colleges need more than £500m in extra funding to support rise in students, think-tank says, The Independent

Extra £570m needed as post-16 student numbers grow, Tes

Colleges facing “immense” challenge from rising student numbers, warns IFS, FE Week

SFCA Deputy Chief Executive, James Kewin in conversation with Ayesha Hazarika discussing #ProtectStudentChoice, Times Radio (Interview starts at (36.51)

Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism, The Guardian 

GCSE results 2021: Record grades sparks 6th form surge, TES

College sector demands more funding to cope with demand amid high GCSE grades, Evening Standard

Live: Coronavirus latest news, The Daily Telegraph

GCSE grades at all time high as nearly a third get top marks, Metro

GCSE top grades reach record high after exams cancelled for a second year, ITV News

GCSE results day 2021 LIVE as teenagers across Greater Manchester receive their grades, Manchester Evening News

Results day 2021: Students 'should be proud', Tes

Level 3 Results 2021 - Live Blog, FE Week

Projeto desafia jovens a resumir em uma imagem o que as fake news significam para a geração, MediaTalks

July 2021

Today Programme 29/07/2021, BBC Radio 4

Nearly 75% of secondary schools in England will hold 'catch-up' classes for more than 500,000 pupils over the summer break - despite many teachers saying they needed a 'proper break', Daily Mail

Government told it would be ‘reckless’ to scrap BTECs, Independent

Lord Baker: Scrapping Btecs 'an act of vandalism', Tes

Williamson slammed for ‘ignoring’ concerns about scrapping BTECs, Schools Week

Reckless to scrap BTecs, educators warn, BBC News

Btecs: 'Engines of social mobility' can't be scrapped, Tes

Level 3 qualifications review: Reprieve for some BTECs, FE Week

Sixth form students’ art exhibit tackles fake news, FE Week

June 2021

Pandemic will force changes to next year’s GCSEs and A-levels, The Times

Sixth-form colleges should join MATs, says government, Tes

Btecs could be scrapped as teachers and students ‘deeply concerned’ by Government ‘defunding’ plan, i

DfE’s BTEC reforms will hit disadvantaged students hardest, sector warns, Schools Week

DfE reforms to BTECs and other level 3 quals will hit disadvantaged students hardest, sector warns, FE Week

Btecs: Leaders say DfE must rethink defunding plans, Tes

Btecs could be scrapped as teachers and students ‘deeply concerned’ by Government ‘defunding’ plan, MSN

Eleven education bodies urge government to rethink plans to remove funding for BTEC qualifications, FE News

Revealed: Government plans to expand 16-19 Covid tuition fund, FE Week

Covid catch-up measures 'disappointing' say colleges, Tes

May 2021

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

Skills bill: £83m to future-proof further education, Tes

EPI: Extend courses by a year to make up for lost time, Tes

Autumn exam series 2021: What does it mean for FE?, Tes

April 2021

Ofsted: 22 colleges go over 10 years without inspection, Tes

Schools to fight Covid 'misery' with national arts fest, Tes

March 2021

T levels: Gender imbalance on first courses revealed, Te

College Covid tests: 246 positives in first week back, Tes

Revealed: Stark attainment gap in 16-19 education, Tes

A-levels: Poorer students 'three grades behind', BBC

February 2021

Exams 2021: Ofqual reveals plan for Btec and other VTQs, Tes

Sage member calls for children to get the coronavirus jab ‘as fast as we can’ to avoid ‘significant risk of a resurgence’ when country reopens, Daily Mail

Schools Pout: Union bosses issue Boris Johnson with seven-point list of demands to get schools open again on March 8, The Sun

Labour's Ashworth at war with Unions as party insists teachers 'must go back' on March 8, The Express

Keir Starmer opposes strike action by teachers and says they may have to work during holidays, The Independent

Schools reopening: School kids to wear masks in classrooms until end of term as ALL pupils in England return on March 8, The Sun

The long and winding roadmap: PM to deliver Covid statement on unlocking, LabourList

Colleges and FE providers to reopen in full from March 8, PM announces, FE Week

Back to college: All students to return from 8 March, Tes

Health minister: ‘All schools’ to reopen on March 8, Schools Week

Unions ‘increasingly concerned’ government will order full school and college reopening on March 8, FE Week

'Reckless' if all pupils back 8 March, say teachers' unions, BBC

Unions think Boris Johnson will reopen all schools on March 8 – and fear it might cause another Covid spike, iNews

Skills for Jobs White Paper: The FE sector reacts, Tes

ESFA college threshold for more in-year 16-18 cash drops to as low as an extra 35 students, FE Week

'Community of practice' to showcase FE research, Tes

January 2021

PAC college financial sustainability report: The 7 recommendations, FE Week

Btecs: Why removing student options would be disastrous, Tes

Btecs: Ofqual asks DfE to delay qualifications reform, Tes

Sector bodies unite to call for education staff to get Covid vaccinations priority, FE Week

Btecs: Williamson refuses to u-turn on January exams, Tes

College return: Leaders call for further delay ahead of prime minister’s address, FE Week


December 2020

Education Secretary defends 'more generous' GCSE and A-levels, LBC

GCSE and A-levels to be marked more generously next year in light of Covid disruption, Independent

Covid: Delay in return to Ofsted inspections welcomed, Tes

Exams 2021: What you need to know on vocational exams, Tes

Revealed: The government’s plans for 2021 summer exams and assessments, FEWeek

November 2020

Yes, but… no, but… Stop dithering – we need detail on the summer assessments, FEWeek

Spending review: £291m to ‘maintain’ FE base rate and £83m for growing number of 16-19s, FEWeek

Why oversubscribed sixth forms need capital funding now, Tes

‘Frankly baffling’: Schools forced to pay for Covid-related costs themselves as government scheme not extended, Independent

College funding increases set to be 'eroded' by Covid, TES 

Fears growing number of 16-19s will stretch budgets this year, FE Week 

Universities and colleges face Covid funding shortfalls, BBC News 

October 2020

GCSEs 2021: Plea for new approach in lockdown areas‹, Tes

Meet Bill Watkin: The sixth-form colleges' champion, Tes

Qualifications reform: Government announces next steps, Tes

DfE consults on scrapping quals competing with T Levels by 2023, FE Week

September 2020

FE white paper: What do sector leaders want it to say? Tes

August 2020

Top universities accused of inflexibility over A level downgrades, The Guardian

Harrogate MP's message over A level results as national controversy grows, Harrogate Advertiser

A-level results 2020: Private schools see biggest boost in top grades, Schools Week

Top A-level grades soar at private schools as sixth form colleges lose out, New Statesman

A levels: heads warn of 'unfair' grades for students, BBC

A-level results: almost 40% of teacher assessments in England downgraded, The Guardian

Sixth form colleges cry foul over standardisation as principals report problems with A-level results, FE Week

A level results arrive after year with no exams, BBC

A level results: Grades lower in 9 out of 10 SFCs, Tes

The government must address ‘inexplicable variations’ in sixth form colleges’ A-level results, Schools Week 

Rule change restricting use of 16-19 tuition fund branded 'bureaucratic madness', FE Week

Could you be a supervisor in charge of Covid-19 rules? Tes 

July 2020

Covid catch-up funds won't reach all who need support, Tes

Ney review on college financial oversight published, Tes

DfE to fund summer meals for vulnerable college students - but at a lower rate than schools, FE Week

Funding for college summer food support announced, Tes

June 2020

APPG asks for catch-up funds to be extended to colleges, Tes

Cross-party group of MPs urge education secretary to include 16-19s in £1bn Covid catch-up plan, FE Week

Coronavirus: £1bn catch-up tutoring fund for England's pupils, BBC

FE snubbed in 'corrected' DfE £1bn catch-up plans, FE Week

Sixth-form students use art to express life in lockdown, BBC

College student exhibition documents lockdown life, Tes

National student photography exhibition captures life of sixth form college learners during lockdown, FE Week 

May 2020

Colleges should open 15 June to a quarter of 16-19s, Tes

Students could sit A-levels in October and GCSE's in November if they are unhappy with their summer results, exams regulator Ofqual says, Daily Mail

Students could sit A-level and GCSE exams as late as November if they are unhappy with summer results, Evening Standard

Ofqual: Exam boards should offer all subjects in the autumn, Tes

'Support for 16-18 is more important than FE reform', Tes

April 2020

Coronavirus: The questions colleges have for Ofqual, Tes

How Ofqual plans to calculate summer 2020 grades in lieu of exam results - Sector response, FE News

March 2020

Coronavirus: Exams are cancelled - so what next?, Tes

Principal's day of shock, some relief, and a poignant note to end on, FE Week

'Government, please don't overlook teachers', Tes

February 2020

SFC to be first to remove Catholic status, FE Week

Vita Skills set for shake-up in adult education funding, The Parliamentary ReviewMulti-million-pound fund to boost standards across the FE sector, Gov.uk

January 2020

Halfon: FE must recognise ‘step forward’ in funding even if it’s not a ‘giant leap’ , FE Week

Sector leaders hit back at Ofsted for ‘encouraging government’ to restrict funding choices, FE Week

Williamson pledges to work ‘hand in glove’ with sector to argue for more funding, FE Week


December 2019

Demographic change: We are facing monumental expansion, Tes

Why arts are vital to closing the skills gap, TesWhat does FE really want from politicians? Certainty, Tes 

November 2019

Liberal Democrats Manifesto: Stop Brexit and Build a Brighter Future - Sector Response, FE News Sector Response to Conservative Party Manifesto Right to Retrain and a £3 billion National Skills Fund‍ Pledge, FE NewsThe Labour Party's manifesto for 'real change' - Sector response, FE NewsConservatives announce manifesto pledge of £3bn over 5 years for a ‘new National Skills Fund', FE Week£1bn funding and a wider levy: the Lib Dem manifesto, TESLiberal Democrats pledge £1bn for colleges in their manifesto, FE WeekThe future of colleges: Can edtech deliver its utopia?, FE WeekColleges outstrip grammar schools on university offers, TESFirst college rated outstanding in new Ofsted framework, TESFirst ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating for FE college under new framework, FE Week£120 million to help deliver expensive but crucial subjects, FE NewsCollege funding: Which subjects will get £120m boost?, TESRevealed: The subjects that qualify for extra post-16 funding, Schools WeekESFA announce 16-18 funding uplift for ‘crucial’ subjects, FE WeekProtect BTECs and boost sixth-form funding say colleges, TESFunding ban for new level 3 and below qualifications, FE Week

October 2019

Providers risk handing back £38m in next 20 years if they quit T-levels, FE WeekSixth form staff march across Westminster to protest for fairer college funding, FE WeekUnion to present £700m sixth form college invoice to DfE, FE WeekSixth-form college staff strike over pay and conditions, TES

September 2019

Sector reacts to education secretary’s promise to ‘supercharge’ FE , FE WeekFunding pledge leaves schools where they were 13 years ago – report , itv newsBoris Johnson’s school funding pledge exposed as unprecedented ‘squeeze on schools’, The London EconomicFunding pledge leaves schools where they were 13 years ago – report, BT newsColleges still £1.1bn short since 2010 despite chancellor’s boost, IFS finds, FE weekIFS: £1.1bn needed to reverse FE funding cuts, TESBoris Johnson pledges spending boost for education, Financial TimesWilliamson’s bold claims of putting FE centre stage will be held to account – and what about adult learning?, FE WeekNew ESFA system to spot college financial crises sooner, TESESFA to simplify the way colleges submit their data, Gov.uk‘Colleges still running out of money’, claims top ESFA official, FE WeekColleges that refuse to become academies in England denied more than £100m a year, analysis finds, IndependentChancellor announces £400 million investment for 16-19 year olds’ education - Sector Response, FE NewsChancellor of the Exchequer’s speech detailing the #SpendingReview - Sector Response, FE NewsSpending review: Extra £10m for ESOL courses, FE Week£10m for Esol as Javid vows to 'start transforming' FE, TES

August 2019

College funding boost to be announced tomorrow, TESFE base rate to increase from August 2020 for first time since 2013 to £4,188, FE Week£400m boost for colleges: 16-18 funding finally raised, TESColleges receive £400m boost from chancellor Sajid Javid, FE Week#SpendingReview - 93 MPs sign letter urging Chancellor to #RaisetheRate and prioritise investment in 16 to 18 education , FE NewsMPs call for 16-19 funding to be 'urgently' increased, TESUnions demand increase in special education funding, The GuardianWyke Principal Paul Britton on A Level Results Day sharing why it's so important to Raise the Rate, Sky NewsBTECs: Entries rise despite doubts over future, TESA-level results 2019 | Live blog, FE WeekEducation Secretary wishes pupils and teachers good luck for #ALevelResults2019, FENewsA-level results day: FE sector pleas for more funding, TESYoung people more sceptical of need to go to university, poll finds, The GuardianLabour pledges to ditch predicted grades from university admissions, FE Week

July 2019

MPs urge DfE to ‘urgently’ raise the 16-18 rate and develop a 10-year funding plan, FE WeekRaise the rate for 16-19 funding, say MPs, TESDfE officially reopens academisation option for sixth-form colleges , FE WeekMay urges Johnson to make FE funding increase happen, TESTheresa May uses last PMQs to plead with Boris Johnson to invest more in FE, FE WeekSector pays tribute as Minister resigns, TESFunding axed for more than 160 level 3 qualifications, TESRaise the 16-18 funding rate urges Education Select Committee, TESMPs urge DfE to ‘urgently’ raise the 16-18 rate by £760, FE WeekAcademisation for sixth form colleges – is it worth it? , FE WeekHaringey Sixth Form College Celebrates Stunning Success at Their Vocational Graduation 2019 , FE NewsHaringey Sixth Form College Celebrates a Wonderfully Planned and Executed National Art Show, FE News

June 2019

Together for Education, Morning Star17 colleges awarded £2.5M from final round of the Strategic College Improvement Fund (SCIF), FE NewsPM frontrunner pledges greater investment in ‘our amazing FE colleges’, FE WeekBarton Peveril Sixth Form College Win National Award for Independent Learning, FE NewsRevealed: The 17 colleges to share £2.5m in final strategic improvement funding round , FE WeekWhy the battle to save BTECs must be won, TES

May 2019

School sixth forms forced to close across country amid funding cuts, figures reveal , The IndependentSchools failing to promote vocational qualifications face government crackdown, IndependentOfsted’s New Education Inspection Framework 2019 - Sector Response, FE NewsAcademy option reopened for sixth-form colleges, Schools WeekDfE set to reopen academisation option for sixth-form colleges, FE WeekEPI: Proportion of sixth form colleges with in-year deficits rockets fivefold in six-year period, FE WeekEPI: Colleges stung by 'sharp, real-terms decline in funding,' TES

April 2019

Thelma Walker: Take action now over the funding crisis , Yorkshire PostIncrease 16-19 funding by ‘significant amount’, Social Mobility Commission urges, FE WeekWhy we should look beyond schools for arts education, TESGovernment to fully-fund college pension cost increase, FE WeekSelect committee chair and skills minister clash over Spending Review strategy, FE WeekWhat happens when A-level funding for languages fall?, Study International

March 2019

Scrapping popular qualifications would be ‘reckless’, EdExecScrapping BTECs 'rash and reckless' warn principals, TESTes FE Awards 2019 winners crowned, TESRevealed: The 13 colleges to share £1.8m strategic improvement funding, FE Week13 colleges to share £1.8m in improvement funds, TESColleges to receive £1.8 million funding boost to help raise standards, FE NewsA-level courses 'cut in sixth-form funding squeeze', BBC NewsFrench rocks — this is no time for schools to drop your ouis and nons, Evening StandardGovernment creates new student mental health taskforce, Gov.ukSixth forms drop languages A-levels due to inadequate funding, The GuardianLearning languages is about more than vocabulary tests – it gives you insight into a culture beyond your own, i NewsLBC Interview with SFCA CEO Bill Watkin on the Funding Impact SurveyNew survey highlights damaging impact of funding cuts on sixth form students, FE NewsGateway radio interview with SFCA's Deputy Chief Executive, James Kewin on the Funding Impact SurveyHalf of sixth forms forced to drop modern languages, EdexecGovernment consults on plans to withdraw funding for applied generals including BTECs, FE WeekGovernment consults on plans to withdraw funding for BTECs, Schools WeekDfE launches crackdown on post-16 courses, TESGibb hints at 16-18 funding boost in spending review, TESCash-strapped sixth forms dropping language A-levels, The WeekHalf of sixth forms cut language courses, TES Funding impact survey exposes cuts to mental health and careers support, Fe WeekCatholic sixth forms suffer 'double discrimination', TESMinister says write to me about shortage of money, Henley StandardNew mental health taskforce created to support students, The Mancunion

February 2019

164 MPs lobbying Chancellor for more FE funding, FE WeekThe future of applied generals hangs in the balance, TES FE

January 2019

Ofsted plans overhaul of inspections to look beyond exam resultsNew Ofsted framework to be less reliant on achievement rate data, FE WeekNew Ofsted Inspection Framework, what's changing? Schools WeekOfsted to launch consultation on new inspection framework at SFCA Winter Conference, FE WeekCollege brings in four-day timetable for students to reduce 'trapped time', TESFE's battle for fair funding is only half won, TES


December 2018

Exams boards told to ‘strengthen controls’ after ‘unwarranted’ rise in BTEC grades, Schools Week

Sixth form funding rates to remain unchanged in 2019-20, Schools Week

16-18 funding remains frozen for seventh year, TES FE

FE sector welcomes Ofsted's funding 'wake-up call', TES FE

November 2018

'Protests at the deadline for sixth form colleges’ conversion to academies' - feweek.co.uk

'We need to prepare for the surge of sixth formers' - tes.com

'DfE reopens £15m strategic college improvement fund before finalising first round' - feweek.co.uk

'May challenged on 16-18 funding' - tes.com

October 2018

'Cuts to funding affecting FE quality, says Ofsted' - tes.com

'Ofsted boss backs calls for more 16-to-18 cash to combat falling standards' - feweek.co.uk

'Time is running out for Hinds on college funding' - tes.com

'Budget 2018: What it means for further education' - tes.com

'Campaign launched to ‘Raise the Rate’ of sixth form funding' - feweek.co.uk

'We need more core funding not ‘initiative mania’, sector leaders tell MPs' - feweek.co.uk

'Sixth form college students 'getting short straw'' - The Guardian

SFCA to launch campaign calling for huge 16 to 18 funding rate increase - feweek.co.uk

Pensions hike to cost colleges £140 per student - tes.com

September 2018

'Exclusive: No pay rise for teachers in sixth-form colleges' - tes.com

'College performance improving, Ofsted reveals' - tes.com

'College pension contributions set to rise and could cause ‘financial crisis’ in FE' - feweek.co.uk

'Wilshaw: FE sixth forms outperform schools' - tes.com

'Academy trust to pioneer paid work experience programme at struggling 16-19 free school' - schoolsweek.co.uk

'College and Co-op lead way with paid day release on two year course – but it’s not an apprenticeship' - feweek.co.uk

'DfE in search of college insolvency consultants with plans to pay them up to £500,000 per month' - feweek.co.uk

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