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Bloodhound SSC's supersonic FE programme

Nov 29, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News catches up with former land speed record holder Richard Noble for an update on the Bloodhound Supersonic land speed record education project. Joining Mr Noble, who is programme...

John Hayes: How the new Skills Strategy …

Nov 25, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News caught up with John Hayes, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, as he took time out of his busy schedule to give our readers an overview of...

Colleges and training providers at risk …

Nov 24, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

Law firm Pinsent Masons has highlighted the growing problem of serial litigants who are exploiting discrimination legislation for financial gain. The firm warns that colleges in the FE sector are...

AoC President predicts the future of HE …

Nov 24, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

AoC President Chris Morecroft explains how the Browne review affects colleges, and the future of Higher Education and Further Education provision through Colleges.Click on the image below to hear his view on...

AoC's Lesley Davies discusses efficiency…

Nov 24, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News chats with Lesley Davies, AoC's assistant chief executive for policy and professional services, about shared services and procurement in Further Education.Ms Davies discusses ways to increase efficiency, and a...

Des O'Hare outlines how colleges can ben…

Nov 24, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

AoC Create's commercial director, Des O'Hare, updates FE News on the recent developments at the commercial service.The service, which is offered to colleges by the AoC, and has undergone a recent...

ALP's Graham Hoyle on a light touch for …

Nov 24, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

ALP chief executive Graham Hoyle talks to FE News about how "exceptional" training providers will be subject to the light touch approach the government is offering FE colleges.Mr Hoyle also...

AoC's John Mountford on the group's inte…

Nov 23, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

John Mountford, international director of the Association of Colleges (AoC),discusses his organisation's international Charter, and the World Congress. FE News caught up with Mr Mountford at the annual AoC 2010 Conference. Click...

AoC President Chris Morecroft discusses …

Nov 23, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

AoC President Chris Morecroft discusses the issues surrounding collaboration. This is the second part of a series of four interviews with the AoC President, where he discusses joint working across the...

John Hayes discusses ESOL

Nov 23, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

Skills Minister John Hayes discusses the Government's plans for ESOL provision, the reasons why they are cutting this for employers, and how they aim to move forward.Mr Hayes also gives us...

Former LSC chair Chris Banks outlines ne…

Nov 23, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

Former LSC chair Chris Banks speaks to FE News about his new ideas on how to structure FE Colleges.Mr Banks has created a new model for FE colleges based on...

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore on learner lo…

Nov 23, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the impact of learner loans, particularly the need to manage the transfer from funding to loans to ensure participation is not affected by the change...

ALP's Graham Hoyle on the learner loans …

Nov 22, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News meets up with ALP chief executive Graham Hoyle. Covering the new learner loans, Mr Hoyle offers his insight on what they could mean to learners, Government-funded training providers and...

John Hayes covers the ideas behind learn…

Nov 22, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News catches up for a cup of tea with John Hayes, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, after announcing the Skills Strategy White Paper at the annual AoC...

EDI's Gareth Phillips shares some ideas …

Nov 22, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

Awarding Body EDI's business development director, Gareth Phillips, discusses engaging employers.According to Mr Phillips, a recent CBI study found employers in England spent £38 billion each year training and developing...

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore reacts to gov…

Nov 22, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore gives her opinion of the Skills Strategy White Paper launched at last week's AoC conference.Ms Sedgmore touches on Treasury settlements, local discretion for colleges, single line budgets...

John Hayes tackles employers and Sector …

Nov 22, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News catches up with John Hayes, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, to discuss employers and Sector Skills Councils. Click on the image below to Mr Hayes' latest...

ALP's Graham Hoyle discusses new Skills …

Nov 22, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

Association of Learning Providers (ALP) chief executive Graham Hoyle discusses the Skills Strategy White Paper.Click on the image below to hear Mr Hoyle's response and how the new strategy impacts...

SFA name change?

Nov 22, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News caught up with John Hayes, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference.During the interview, Mr Hayes reveals that the Skills...

John Hayes on ESOL provision

Nov 21, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE Minister John Hayes discusses Government plans for ESOL provision, including the reasons why it is being cut for employers. Mr Hayes also shares an example of where he sees...

John Denham Skills White Paper response

Nov 19, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

John Denham, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), discusses the recent Skills White Paper.Click on the image below to hear what Mr Denham would have done...

Shadow BIS Secretary John Denham on the …

Nov 19, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

John Denham, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), discusses the recent Skills White Paper.Click on the image below to hear what Mr Denham would have done...

John Hayes provides a Skills Strategy ov…

Nov 18, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

This week we saw the launch of the government's Skills Strategy and the Skills Investment Strategy. FE News caught up with John Hayes, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong...

Ioan Morgan on how awarding bodies can w…

Nov 18, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

Ioan Morgan chats with FE News at the annual AoC 2010 Conference about how awarding bodies can work more closely with colleges. Mr Morgan was the first chairman of the 157...

Simon Bartley announces the London 2011 …

Nov 18, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

UK Skills CEO Simon Bartley chats with FE News after announcing the London 2011 squad. Mr Bartley discusses the growth of the skills areas for next year's WorldSkills competition in London...

SFA's Geoff Russell on collaborating wit…

Nov 18, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

Skills Funding Agency chief executive Geoff Russell chats with FE News about collaboration across the sector and employers.Mr Russell tackles best practice on how colleges and providers can engage with...

FE News meets EDI's Nigel Snook at the A…

Nov 17, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

EDI chief executive Nigel Snook discusses the latest events at the Association of College's (AoC) 2010 annual conference. Mr Snook chats with FE News about the Skills Strategy and the main...

Hayes reveals new Skills Funding Agency …

Nov 16, 2010 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2010

FE News caught up with John Hayes, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference.During the interview, Mr Hayes reveals that the Skills...

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