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Jan 21, 2021 / Featured Article

Today (21 Jan) we see the launch of the Skills for Jobs White Paper, which presents a critical opportunity to create the kind of policy environment in England that is needed now and in the future. For almost two years the Independent Commission of the College of the Future has been...

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UCU response to further education white …

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@DrJoGrady @ucu response to further education white paper The University and College Union (UCU) today (Thursday) said the government’s further education white paper was a “sorely missed opportunity” to end further education’s failed incorporation experiment, bring colleges back under public control, fund the sector properly and pay staff fairly. The union was responding...

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@EducationGovUK answer your remote learning questions: How can your child learn remotely if you don’t have a laptop? Earlier this week we announced all primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and other Further Education (FE) providers in England are now required to deliver remote education for the majority of their pupils and students...

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.


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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