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Striking a balance: engaging employers in the skills system to achieve better outcomes for learners

Striking a balance: engaging employers in the skills system to achieve better outcomes for learners

Equipping workers with critical skills is key to widening access to secure and good quality work. A well-skilled labour force would deliver economic benefits too, with employers more able to grow and improve...
Harnessing productivity through skills – from puzzle to plan​

Harnessing productivity through skills – from puzzle to plan​

In 2019, CIMA, one of the founding bodies of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, celebrated 100 years of serving business. For the anniversary,...
Inspiration from a micro EpAO on their Ofqual recognition journey

Inspiration from a micro EpAO on their Ofqual recognition journey

Back in 2020, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute, @IFAteched), announced the transfer of the EQA of end-point assessment to @Ofqual, or,...
Students need to focus on practicing assessment skills, not just on catching up on lost learning

Students need to focus on practicing assessment skills, not just on catching up on lost learning

Students, teachers and parents are all tired of hearing about lost learning and the need for ‘catch up’ caused by the pandemic and I completely...
How has the role of finance professionals in further education shifted over the past year, with the enforced move to remote working?

How has the role of finance professionals in further education shifted over the past year, with the enforced move to remote working?

The true impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on further education will not entirely reveal itself for years. That said, new data covering the first year...
Lockdown lessons: What can schools and colleges learn from universities?

Lockdown lessons: What can schools and colleges learn from universities?

As the adage goes: "For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam (because) if you judge a fish by its ability to...
Top four EdTech trends for 2022

Top four EdTech trends for 2022

When the pandemic initially struck, educators forced to rapidly shift operations online could have been forgiven for thinking it might be a temporary transition. As...
Building for the future: The possibilities of a truly intuitive campus

Building for the future: The possibilities of a truly intuitive campus

The university experience is not the same as it was two years ago, one year ago, or even since the start of September. Student expectations and needs have evolved....
A CEO’s Perspective on Managing and Upskilling a Remote Workforce

A CEO’s Perspective on Managing and Upskilling a Remote Workforce

A CEO of a Translation Company’s Perspective on Managing and Upskilling a Remote Workforce In times of crisis, effective leadership is necessary to guide us...
The top three most inspiring collective intelligence experiments in the UK

The top three most inspiring collective intelligence experiments in the UK

At its simplest, ‘collective intelligence’ can be understood as the enhanced capacity that is created when people work together, often with the help of technology,...