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    AoC Create's Shireen Al-Khalili discusse…

    Nov 21, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    FE News catches up with Shireen Al-Khalili, AoC Create's shared services project manager, to discuss six projects funded by a £6.5m grant from the skills Funding Agency to distribute across the...

    AoC's Martin Doel provides an overview o…

    Nov 18, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Martin Doel, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, gives us a roundup and overview of their 2011 annual conference.Click on the video below to hear Martin give a summary...

    STEM: what does the industry really want…

    Nov 18, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Professor Sa'ad Medhat, chief executive of the New Engineering Foundation, discusses how many of the businesses he deals with report that many of the STEM students and graduates from FE...

    157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses FE …

    Nov 18, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the recent Ministerial announcements about FE freedoms and communities. Lynne is encouraged that unnecessary processes are being looked at and removed from the sector. She explains...

    AoC Create's Des O'Hare discusses traini…

    Nov 18, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    We catch up with AoC Create's Des O'Hare to discuss training in the FE sector. Des explains that FE Sector training is a particular focus for the...

    157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the…

    Nov 18, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the change in metaphor used by Ministers when discussing Further Education. There has been a paradigm shift from deficit metaphors about the sector from ...

    IfL's Toni Fazaeli discusses bursaries t…

    Nov 18, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Toni Fazaeli, chief executive of the Institute for Learning (IfL). discusses the positive news of bursaries to attract new teachers into Further Education.Toni explains that teachers in FE...

    Vince Cable: The Apprenticeship Summit, …

    Nov 17, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, discusses the Apprenticeship Summit, the launch of the £250 million Employer procurement pilot, and Higher Education in colleges.Click on the...

    How Hackney Community College is support…

    Nov 17, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Ian Ashman, principal of Hackney Community College, discusses how his college is supporting the Olympics. The college is highly involved in the run up to the Olympic Games in London...

    Indian upskill opportunity for colleges

    Nov 17, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    John Mountford, international director of the AoC, discusses a recent delegation visit to India with 30 UK colleges. John says  there was a great enthusiasm in India to work with UK...

    John Mountford discusses best practice i…

    Nov 17, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    John Mountford, international director of the AoC, discusses his team's 'International Toolkit' of best practice and techniques in working internationally, either to recruit students, taking their programme over-seas, or working...

    Geoff Russell's employers procurement pi…

    Nov 17, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Skills Funding Agency CEO Geoff Russell discusses an emerging idea around an innovative employer procurement of Further Education and Skills services.Click on the video below to find out more:

    AoC President on college in their commun…

    Nov 17, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    AoC President and Principal of Bridgwater College, Fiona McMillan, talks about how colleges are respondiing to the needs of their local community and businesses.Fiona gives us some excellent examples of...

    Baroness Sharp: Linking colleges with th…

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Baroness Sharp outlines the key issues of her recent report on the role colleges play in their communities. She explains how the best colleges not only link up with employers, but...

    Lord Sebastian Coe: Olympic Skills

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, tells FE News how colleges are supporting London 2012.He explains how colleges are helping organisers ensure...

    The college/independent provider cross-o…

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    SFA CEO Geoff Russell explains the cross over between colleges and independent providers in greater detail. Click below to hear how these blurred lines could impact local communities:

    SFA's Geoff Russell: The new FE Sector

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    Geoff Russell, chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency, discusses how the new FE Sector is becoming freed of regulation and achieving outcomes for learners.Geoff explains how colleges are becoming more like independent...

    SFA's Geoff Russell discusses outcomes

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    FE News catches up with Skills Funding Agency chief executive Geoff Russell to discuss outcomes.Click on the link below to hear what Geoff has to say:

    AoC CEO Martin Doel on the German Meiste…

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    FE News talks to Martin Doel, chief executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC), to discuss 'Re-thinking Apprenticeships', a collection of essays about Apprenticeships to stimulate debate about their future...

    The Skills Strategy and Investment Strat…

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    FE News talks to John Hayes to discuss the progress of the Skills Strategy and the Skills Investment Strategy one year on. Click here to hear what the Minister has to...

    John Hayes discusses bursaries for teach…

    Nov 16, 2011 / Association of Colleges Annual Conference (AoC) 2011

    FE News catches up with John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, just after his speech at the Association of Colleges annual conference. In his...

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