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No funny business with our apprentice funding, please

Why should taxpayers, through degree apprenticeships, foot the bill for an experienced business executive to take an MBA?

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It’s slightly unnerving that the government is apparently taking FE seriously all of a sudden, don’t you think? Not only did the sector get a prominent shout out in education secretary Justine Greening’s Conservative Party conference speech, it also even got a mention from the PM, who croaked about the exciting new “technology institutes” (between coughs). Shame she got the name wrong (it’s “institutes of technology”, dahling), but marks for effort.

FErret, of course, was into FE when it was still underground, long before it sold out to the man and went mainstream. Accordingly, he’s pretty ...

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