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FE Week is the premier news source for the further education, apprenticeships and skills sector, with a reputation for breaking news, investigations and expert analysis that is second to none. Our weekly newspaper is read by over 10,000 education managers and sector stakeholders and over 75,000 people access our website on a monthly basis. Trust is essential, and our readers know that FE Week provides an unrivalled platform for sharing accurate, timely information.

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AAC2018: CBI demands urgent levy upheaval

The apprenticeship levy is “not fit for purpose” and the sector needs much more flexibility on spending the cash it raises, the deputy head of the CBI is to warn the FE Week Annual Apprenticeships Conference. Josh Hardie will use his keynote speech in Birmingham today to give large employers more latitude on levy money – including using it to establish training centres. “The levy’s design faults are serious, but not insurmountable,” he will say. “Ministers should immediately loosen the rules on what happens to the levy cash itself – next month’s 10-per-cent transfer rule simply isn’t enough. “Companies should be able to draw down far more from the levy pot – over 50 per cent – and use it to work with others to create centres of excellence for training.” Companies should be able to draw down far more from the levy pot – over 50 per cent – and use it to work with others to create centres of excellence for training Employers which pay the levy will be able to transfer funds to other organisations for the first time from April. Large employers have so far only been able to spend the funding generated on their own...

Apprenticeship achievement rates up for 2016/17

Apprenticeship achievement rates have been shown to have risen for 2016/17, in the latest statistics released by the Department for Education. The figure for last academic year indicates how they went up to 67.7 per centage points, according to latest National Achievement Rate tables published this morning.   Apprenticeship achievement rates by age and level: More to follow…