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The importance of qualifications as we look to equip young people for the future
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Skills for Jobs White Paper right to put employers at the heart of FE reform
The Secretary of State @GavinWilliamson calls the long await...

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The existing digital skills gap sees the UK lose out on £63 ...

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Working From Home – A Viable Option Longer Term?

Since lockdown working from home became the future for thousands of us. Companies that may never have adopted such way of working had to rethink the way they conducted their business. In the blink of...

Employers offering traineeships will receive £1,000 bonus for every trainee they take on with up to a maximum of 10 trainees

Gillian Keegan

Employers can now apply for a £1000 cash boost to help them take on new trainees, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, @GillianKeegan has announced today  The new scheme will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need from the...

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Employers looking to hire thought leaders, now more than ever, say recruiters New survey of 125 US and UK recruiters uncovers the difference thought leadership and personal branding can make in the executive search process. 82% of recruiters surveyed said a job candidate’s thought leadership is more important to employers than before the...

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Jan 26, 2021 / Home Learning

In recognition of the extraordinary challenges faced by schools in England and Wales, the National Education Union (@NEUnion) and the @DailyMirror today (26 Jan) launch #HelpAChildToLearn appeal - with an initial £1 million fund from the NEU - to supply learning materials such as pens, paper, card and crayons for those...


Brave volunteers from the Cheshire Youth Offending Team went through a hairy experience recently to raise funds for the Tsunami Appeal.Youth Workers Dave Townsend (29) and Jez Brown (32) from Chester raised more than £260 for the appeal by having their legs waxed by students from West Cheshire College's Beauty Therapy Department.

Dave said: "We were trying to think of ways that we could raise money for the appeal when someone suggested a wax "“ I wasn"t so sure but when Jez said that it wouldn"t be too bad we had to go through with it! We got in touch with the Beauty Department at the College and they were more than happy to help us."

Jez added: "I was a bit nervous before going into the salon "“ it was a bit like waiting for the dentist! The experience actually wasn"t too bad in the end though "“ the students did a great job. Funnily enough it was the women we work with who pledged the most money "“ think they wanted us to have a taste of what they go through regularly!"

Students Anna McNamara and Melissa Fox, both from Chester, Leanne Willmore from Ellesmere Port and Faye Hamon from Little Sutton were more than happy to offer their services in the lads" charity bid.

Kerry Martinez, Hair and Beauty Curriculum Leader at the College said: "We"re always happy to do all we can to help good causes and I really do think that they were very brave "“ there were a few wimpers but no screams!"


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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.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

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 May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 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.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

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.

FE Voices

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.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.


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.

Education Video Interviews

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.


FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

FE Newsrooms

The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

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