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The difficult times we face mean that HR professionals worki...

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Should you be using furlough to consider a...
The Dawn of FE’s Digital Age?
Developing Apprentices' Wellbeing
Coronavirus has accelerated demand to improve the global...
Supporting innovation for recovery
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FE Voices

Apprentice Guarantee for young people - Sector Response to Boris Johnson's comment

Boris Johnson at the Government daily briefing

#SeptemberPromise On last night's daily Government briefing (Wednesday 3rd June 2020), Prime Minister @BorisJohnson mentioned an #ApprenticeshipGuarantee for young people, particularly in light of the Coronavirus crisis and the impact this could have on youth...

Beyond the Academia: The Cost of School and College Closures

Primary Schools reopen their doors this week for some year groups following 10 weeks of closure. There's less sign of colleges and Universities doing the same as yet. Cambridge University already confirmed that lectures for the next academic...

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Tonight's guests include: Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director at GAN Global | Vickie Dekocker - Director Innovation and Secretary Partnership Duallearning | Paola Cleri, Coordinator GAN Argentina | Mardy L. Leathers, Director, Office of Workforce Development, State of Missouri | Rachel Unruh, Chief of External Affairs at National Skills Coalition Episode 27: How are other countries skills systems battling...

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Sector News

Steve Nash, IMI

Apprenticeship Guarantee will only work …

Jun 04, 2020 / Sector News

@The_IMI repeats its call for two year pause on Apprenticeship Levy clawback  Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry responds to Boris Johnson’s announcement last night that 16-24 year olds should be guaranteed an apprenticeship route: “The announcement last night from the Prime Minister is tremendously positive for the future...

Home Learning

1851 TRUST, INEOS TEAM UK'S OFFICIAL CHARITY, LAUNCH ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM TO HELP CHILDREN GETTING BACK TO SCHOOL

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Jun 03, 2020 / Home Learning

@1851Trust, @TeamINEOS UK’s official charity, launch new online #STEM education platform to further support remote learning as summer term begins  The 1851 Trust has launched the Pupil Portal on STEM Crew, supported by INEOS, giving young people direct access to their STEM learning resources, based on INEOS TEAM UK’s America’s Cup challenge, so that no...

FE News is an online Further Education Magazine covering the latest news across the entire Further Education and Work Based Learning Sector. FE News features regular news articles from experts in their separate Further Education specialist fields.

Read the FE News highlights of the week at www.femag.co.uk

As well as industry experts writing exclusive articles on their specialist subject areas, FE News also provides a press release submit service – where organisations within FE and Work Based Learning can submit their own press releases / articles for you to read.

FE News is the online news magazine for the Further Education, Apprenticeship, Work Based Learning and Employability sector. www.fenews.co.uk was established back in 2003, for the past 14+ years we have provided a positive digital platform for the FE sector to share best practice and innovation.

What makes FE News different?

FE News is a purely digital publication (and have been since 2003). We are FE Digital pioneers! We are known for our positive and sector building stories. We do not charge for audience subscriptions, so our audience can read articles and watch videos totally for free! We do not believe in 'pay walls' or charging audience subscriptions, we want everyone from the FE Sector to be able to freely read any of our articles or videos. 

The FE News Focus and Philosophy

Our focus and philosophy has always been to provide positive coverage of the entire FE sector (Further Education, Work Based Learning, Apprenticeships, Employability sectors, Awarding organisations, Public sector bodies, the learner and employers) drawing the many strands of FE together to enable positive sharing of ideas and strategies to help the entire sector work together to improve the learner and employer experience.

FE News have focussed on championing the voice of experts from the sector. Who better to understand and write about the challenges, the constant evolution of strategy than someone who is emersed in the sector on a day to day basis. As FE News has many authors and contributors from across the sector you can read and see the latest in emerging opinion, strategy and best practice from real FE experts. We also believe that your opinion and 'voice' are important and make a difference. So we encourage you to be a part of the debate, by getting involved in comments at the end of articles. 

Background and Purpose

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We are a digital news publication, but over the past decade FE News have specialised in providing exclusive featured articles from experts across the entire FE sector to share their ideas. Since 2006 FE News have also brought you video articles, the FE News legacy filming from the main speakers at conferences across the sector have proved particularly popular over the past decade.

Our FE sector is undergoing constant change and the news and strategies have also changed as a result. The FE sector is so vast. Gone are the days of being the Cinderella sector, often over looked... FE is the opportunity sector and everyone is invited to the party (in true inclusive and opportunities for all fashion!)

In the Spring of 2016, V.7 of FE News was launched. The idea was to draw on the FE News strength of sharing innovative ideas and best practice through exclusive articles from experts across the entire sector. With the new site development we brought FE Community into the main FE News site (FE Community was developed as a stand-alone site in 2008) so that events, press releases and non-exclusive content (Sector news) could be incorporated into the main FE News site.

The new site development has taken the exclusive best practice and innovation articles a step further and created FE Voices to enable the entire sector to share ideas and write articles about the developments in their particular specialism. When FE News introduced FE Video into the FE conference circuit back in 2006, this move enabled everyone in the entire sector to share in the latest strategies and developments coming out of key conferences (rather than a select few who were able to attend the conferences). FE Video brought the voice of the FE strategists to the entire sector. The latest version of FE News has created a new voice for the sector (we thought FE Voices was an apt name for this new section), and enabled the entire sector to share best practice, innovation and strategies to improve the learner and employer experience.  

We hope you enjoy FE News, your voice makes a difference!

We couldn’t have an about us section, without mentioning our sister web site www.fecareers.co.uk

FE Careers is the largest job advertising site in the sector, FE Careers was also established in 2003 and has been tried, tested and trusted for over a decade as the recruitment job advertising platform of choice. FE Careers has regularly been a finalist in the Online Recruitment for multiple award categories. If you are looking for a new FE job or have some vacancies you would like to advertise the FE Careers team will be happy to help.

Contact us

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  • Reception: Sara Lewis
  • Address: 5 Harrington Lane, The Library Room, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PF

Who we are:

CEO and Head of Digital: Gavin O’Meara, FIRP, BA (Hons).

Gavin’s particular specialism is developing innovate digital solutions for clients. He is the best point of contact for advertising campaigns and he heads up videography and is overall responsible for Digital content and marketing. He set up and established FE News and FE Careers back in 2003, and although is now a lot greyer, you’ll still find him with a smile on his face. Gavin has been involved in the FE sector for the past 15 years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, he is classically media trained (although when he graduated said he would never work in media again, how things change!). He has also driven the Digital Marketing and Social Media content strategy for the past 14 years.

Gavin lives in Exeter, Devon. When he is not working he is mainly running around after his 4 children. When he has some down time likes to talk about firewood (our office in the woods really got to him!) He likes getting back to nature and splitting wood with a big axe... (best to avoid him during these times!).

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Content Manager, Kelly

Kelly is responsible for all the content on FE News.

Kelly loves a good change around and is obsessed with continual improvement. She is one of the main driving forces behind improvements in processes, strategy and direction.

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