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FE Voices

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Tackling fire safety in education facilities  With many schools, colleges and higher education facilities currently suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, the government and higher education leaders should use this time to consider how new technologies...

‘The Educators', a series of films and podcasts with eight of the UK’s leading educators and commentators has launched

‘The Educators'

@BecomingXteam partners with @CapitaPlc to launch ‘The Educators’ – a film and podcast series featuring a diverse group of leading experts who each present their views on the urgent actions needed to create an education...

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Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies and presenter of Skills World Live radio show

Five questions that the FE White paper s…

Apr 10, 2021 / Featured Article

When the Skills for Jobs white paper finally arrived in January this year, it was met with a generally positive welcome from the sector. The Skills for Jobs identified five key areas for an FE system that meets the country’s skills needs: Putting employers at the heart of post-16 skills Providing the advanced...

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‘The Educators'

‘The Educators', a series of films and…

Apr 09, 2021 / Podcasts

@BecomingXteam partners with @CapitaPlc to launch ‘The Educators’ – a film and podcast series featuring a diverse group of leading experts who each present their views on the urgent actions needed to create an education system fit for the future. Produced by BecomingX and Capita, the series presents their views on...

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Audio Brand 'Majority' To Plant 1000 Tre…

Apr 09, 2021 / Sector News

#EarthDayWithMajority - Majority Celebrates Earth Day With Audio Bundles For Green Schools  Classrooms that create and share Earth Day posters rewarded with Majority audio products Majority, one of the UK’s leading home audio brands, will mark the upcoming Earth Day on 22nd April 2021 by offering schools the opportunity to claim a...

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Home Learning

The effects of Covid-19 on basic skills …

Apr 09, 2021 / Home Learning

Nobody can argue that the events of the last 12 months, has definitely led to disruption with basic Maths and English, as well as Functional Skills. There is a question mark however, over whether schools have been able to overcome these obstacles in order to ensure that learners stay on...

FE News gives you the latest news and views across the Further Education, Work Based Learning, Employability and Apprenticeships sector. www.fenews.co.uk was established back in 2003, for the past 15+ 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, to put this into context FE News has been established longer than Twitter and Facebook! What did we all do with our time before this?). We are FE Digital pioneers!

FE News are known for our positive and sector building stories, we encourage solution based articles sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy across the sector. FE News has a lively FE Community with over 1700 members who contribute articles, videos and press releases sharing their good news and positive sector building articles.

Please click here to set up your profile and start sharing your good news and views on FE News

FE News do not charge for audience subscriptions, so our audience can read articles and watch videos totally for free! Nor do we charge to upload or share your content. 

We do not believe in 'pay walls' or charging audience subscriptions. Our content is inclusive, but our feature articles are exclusives! We want everyone from the FE Sector to be able to freely read any of our articles and videos.

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Click here to sign up for our free daily FE News via email and a free weekly FE Soundbite newsletter giving you a round-up of the highlights in this FE week. 

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 immersed 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, from writing opinion pieces for our Features and FE Voices section, through to adding comments at the end of articles.

Please click here to register on FE News and join the FE Community.

Background and Purpose

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 is important!

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

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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

  • 08456 125 750
  • 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, FCIM, 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. 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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