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QCA Report Completed

"A report that aims to simplify the system of organising and recognising qualifications and other achievements has been completed by The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). The report was carried out in response to a consultation document by the Secretary of State for Education and skills, 29th November 2004.

MOD amongst four employers to get their training accredited


Prime Minister's Constituency Training Centres Receive Glowing Inspection Report

"The Sedgefield Borough Council Training and Employment Services (SBC) staff and learners awoke to find a letter from David Sherlock, Chief Inspector of the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI), praising their sterling success in the area.

LSC strengthens top tier

FE Colleges on Upward Trend in Four Year Report, says Ofsted Chief Inspector

"David Bell, the Chief Inspector for the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), addressed the Association of Colleges (AoC) Conference this morning to establish the rate of progress in FE Colleges.

Schools and Childcarers To Get Little or No Warning

" In an exciting announcement, Ofsted will change the way it carries out inspections. Announced in today's publication of The Future Of Early Years Inspection- Results of the Consultation , from April 2005, nurseries will face no notice inspections, a new grading scale and the introduction of self-assessment. This shift is an attempt to integrate the inspection of childcare and nursery education, schools and other post-16 training providers. The bulk of the respondents to Ofsted's early years consultation came from parents and childcare professionals, who were almost entirely in favour of the no notice inspections. Daycare inspections will be done with no notice and childminders will have a few days notice to ensure that they will be in. The inspections will be graded in the same way that school inspections are; outstanding, good, satisfactory and inadequate.

Ofsted round-up - This week: Reports from Arcanum Solutions and Focus Training

IfL and LSIS guide to effective CPD

The Institute for Learning (IfL), the independent professional body for teachers and trainers throughout the further education and skills sector, and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the sector body that supports the development of excellent and sustainable FE provision, have combined to publish a guide to effective continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers, trainers and leaders.

Terry Jones on the transition from RAF to FE

FE News chats with Terry Jones on his transition from RAF to FE. He chats about what FE can learn from the armed forces on training delivery, particularly the innovative use of technology.

Five Companies Chosen For Inspection Outsourcing

" English school inspection is changing again. Over the next few months, Ofsted will implement new school inspection processes in correlation with the Education Bill, which received Royal Assent last Thursday. The new arrangements will reduce the cost of inspection and make the overall processes less intrusive in schools. It will also build on schools" own self evaluations. The Education Act 2005 provides that Her Majesty's Chief Inspector is responsible for the inspection and report of schools. HMI will be involved in all inspections and work on a regional basis.

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The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

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Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In Jan 2021, FE News had over 173,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector, putting us in the top 2,000 websites in the UK.

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Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

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FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

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We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

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FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.


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