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    Tony Allen, CEO, AAS Ltd

    Apprenticeship starts are down…… Don’t P…

    Oct 18, 2017 / Featured Article

    The social media feeds are ‘tweeting’ away again! This time there is much debate regarding the latest apprenticeship start numbers, and what they might mean for policy in the short-term...

    Andrew Walker, Managing Director, TQUK

    Imagine you’re going on a road trip from…

    Oct 17, 2017 / Featured Article

    Google Maps fails to plot the driving route from the new TQUK office in Sale, Manchester to the Shibuya area of Tokyo – simply pointing out ‘Sorry, we could not...

    Mark Dawe is chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers

    Party conferences diary – social mobilit…

    Oct 17, 2017 / Featured Article

    As a south London boy but not quite with the ‘grime’ accent to match, I had to mind my h’s during the party conference season. At Labour, it was okay...

    Richard Marsh, Apprenticeship Partnership Director: Kaplan Financial

    Two steps forward and one step back: or …

    Oct 16, 2017 / Featured Article

    Reacting to the reduction in Apprenticeship starts between May-July 2017 This week the government has published its regular quarterly Apprenticeship data. For the past 5 years these quarterly reports have shown...

    Karla Archibald, Business Development Manager, EMSI

    How LMI can help your college design the…

    Oct 13, 2017 / Featured Article

    In his comments to the recent AoC Autumn Curriculum Conference, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Paul Joyce made a number of interesting observations about the current state of curriculum planning in the...

    Sector Response to 61% drop in Apprenticeship starts

    Sector Response to 61% decrease in Appre…

    Oct 12, 2017 / Featured Article

    The DfE has released their Statistical First Release on the number of Apprenticeship starts from 1st May to 31st July 2017 (which is the first quarter after the introduction of...

    David Russell, CEO, The Education and Training Foundation

    Apprenticeship route to QTS

    Oct 11, 2017 / Featured Article

    QTS-spotting The recent announcement by Justine Greening about creating an apprenticeship route to QTS has opened up a fascinating and important debate about teaching qualifications and professional formation. While some have...

    Charlynne Pullen, Head of Data and Evaluation, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

    Last few weeks to submit workforce data

    Oct 10, 2017 / Featured Article

    The deadline is fast approaching to submit your 2016/17 workforce data to the national Further Education (FE) workforce data service, SIR Data Insights. The service is run by the Education...

    Arnie Skelton, Head of Business Development Unit, Epping Forest College

    FE FUTURE? NOT AS WE KNOW IT….

    Oct 09, 2017 / Featured Article

    Are we still too embedded to the academic model of Further Education? Is the core provision st­­ill too focused on curricula, levels, and qualifications? Is FE as it stands, sleepwalking...

    Chris Thomson, Education Consultant and former sixth form college principal.

    When you know you’re wrong, you’re right…

    Oct 06, 2017 / Featured Article

    The best thing written about leadership pre-dates the Harvard Business Review. In fact it pre-dates Harvard, pre-dates the English language, even. It was written in what we now call Ancient...

    Joe Crossley, Business Development Director, of Qube Learning

    A degree is not necessarily for all indi…

    Oct 05, 2017 / Featured Article

    There is an out-dated view held by some that Apprenticeships are for those who were unable to get into University. The Apprenticeship Reforms has afforded Qube Learning the opportunity to...

    Maren Deepwell is chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology

    FELTAG: are we making it happen?

    Oct 04, 2017 / Featured Article

    At a recent Inside Government event, FELTAG 2017: Embracing Digital Technology in Further Education, I followed speakers including Bob Harrison, one of the original FELTAG members like me, and William...

    Ben Verinder, Director, Chalkstream

    The secret to recruitment and retention?…

    Oct 03, 2017 / Featured Article

    At this time of year further education managers ponder spreadsheets and graphs of recruitment data. This ritual is often accompanied by the uncomfortable realisation that rates of conversion from student...

    David Morris, technology assurance director at RSM

    Is the FE sector ready for GDPR?

    Oct 03, 2017 / Featured Article

    The imminent introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a real challenge to educational establishments at all levels across the country given the wide range of sensitive...

    Dr. Brian Marien, Founder and Director of Positive Group

    Gold Standard Colleges: how can institut…

    Oct 02, 2017 / Featured Article

    For colleges across the UK, June 2017 marked the results of the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment, a new scheme designed to provide a rigorous review of teaching and...

    Sue Southwood, Head of Maths and English, the Education and Training Foundation

    Shaping success – the role of the ETF in…

    Sep 29, 2017 / Featured Article

    There has been a quiet revolution going on in the further education sector over the last four years. Substantial numbers of learners now required to re-sit GCSE maths and English...

    Suresh Kamadchisundaram, Tutor, NESCOT College

    Competition at the heart of the curricul…

    Sep 29, 2017 / Featured Article

    This month, Team UK will stand on the podium at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 in front of a global audience of apprentices, government officials and royalty, as they prepare to...

    Dan Shelley, Vice Principal, Sussex Coast College Hastings

    Subcontracting - Marmite of the sector b…

    Sep 28, 2017 / Featured Article

    Subcontracting divides opinion in the skills sector almost as much as the famous yeast extract does in the general populous. The naysayers point to high management fees and poor levels...

    Steve Hewitt is FE Associates' Lead MIS and Funding Consultant

    Assurance for FE

    Sep 27, 2017 / Featured Article

    It may not be the sexiest topic, but getting your assurance processes right from the beginning will save you a lot of heartache in the long run, says Steve Hewitt...

    Charlie Mullins, Founder of Pimlico Plumbers

    The government must practice what they p…

    Sep 26, 2017 / Featured Article

    Youth unemployment, crime on the streets and the skills shortage are three very real problems, and the solution to these is are so close to being rolled out across schools...

    Dr Peter Spence, Principal Consultant, Holistic Educational Marketing and Fundraising Ltd

    Advancement in the FE sector in the UK

    Sep 25, 2017 / Featured Article

    Advancement in the FE sector in the UK The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Canada launched a $100 million fundraising drive in 2014. In April 2015, the New Community...

    Rob May, CEO at the Association of Business Executives

    A Skills Solution that is Made in China?

    Sep 22, 2017 / Featured Article

    For over a year the sector has been entrenched in unpuzzling an ambitious slate of reforms. With unnerving haste, the UK government is delivering an untested Post-16 education model which...

    Jim Carley, Managing Director, Carley Consult Ltd

    Is it Wrong to Give Learndirect Special …

    Sep 21, 2017 / Featured Article

    Much has been said about Learndirect’s infamous Grade 4 inspection, and the train of events which led to it. It’s not for me to comment on the inner workings of...

    Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College

    September Is Here Again

    Sep 20, 2017 / Featured Article

    September is here again and already the College environment is manic as students of all ages descend upon us – some aged 16 and straight from school or academy, others...

    Louise Doyle, Director, MESMA

    IMPROVEMENT PLANNING: GET IT WRITE

    Sep 19, 2017 / Featured Article

    IMPROVING quality is a critical step on the (seemingly endless) road to nirvana for FE college leaders, says Louise Doyle, director at quality assurance specialists Mesma, who considers how to...

    Matt Atkinson is Joint Managing Director of FE Associates

    MERGER MISHAPS

    Sep 18, 2017 / Featured Article

    The 1st of August 2017 was a momentous day for the college sector due to the number of mergers that took place. As well as those mergers that have taken...

    Professor Sa'ad Sam Medhat, CEO, STEM Foundation

    STEM Supply is Intermittent and of Varyi…

    Sep 15, 2017 / Featured Article

    The convergence of technological innovations is changing the conventional wisdom as we know it. New and emerging technologies such as Autonomy, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Data Visualization, Augmented...

    The Nation's Largest College Brought to …

    Sep 14, 2017 / Featured Article

    The largest college in the country is boarded up and has closed its doors. A few days ago, a college I last visited less than a year ago, closed its doors...

    Angela Hughes, HR Director at Insight UK

    Why the future of skills is more than di…

    Sep 14, 2017 / Featured Article

    Last month, former GCHQ head, Robert Hannigan, made the claim that parents should be encouraging their children to spend more time online in order to “save the country,” as the...

    Jim Carley reflects on the Non Levy Bidding

    Non-Levy Bidding: What did we Learn?

    Sep 13, 2017 / Featured Article

    As Hurricane Irma has finally begun to subside, the storm of ESFA non-levy bidding has also dissipated, at least for now. Like the previous non-levy procurement, abandoned earlier in the...

    Amanda Montague, In Future ltd

    Future proofing - a virtual training te…

    Sep 13, 2017 / Featured Article

    Recently I commented on a post about the current state of the Apprenticeships and skills contracts, it has been a difficult year for many providers in respect of tenders put...

    Stefan Drew

    How Well Does FE Communicate With Studen…

    Sep 12, 2017 / Featured Article

    FE excels at communications. It’s an imperative in education. If we can’t communicate, we can’t teach. Teaching demands good communications; it is how we impart knowledge and get students to...

    Jake Tween, Head of Apprenticeships, ILM

    Overcoming the apprenticeships stigma – …

    Sep 11, 2017 / Featured Article

    Despite being one of the most accessible and efficient ways to upskill talent, dismissive attitudes towards apprenticeships are still rife in the UK. Deeply ingrained associations with trade, low wages...

    Gareth Evans, WorldSkills UK Expert for Carpentry and Centre Co-ordinator at Construction Wales Innovation Centre

    More than just a competition: WorldSkil…

    Sep 08, 2017 / Featured Article

    The skills shortages facing construction firms in the UK has been well documented in recent times, with the issue being cited as one of the main barriers to the industry’s...

    Tom Bewick, President of TAEF and co-founder of Franklin Apprenticeships LLC

    Going Stateside

    Sep 06, 2017 / Featured Article

    America aims to create 5 million additional apprenticeships by 2022 and it is looking to UK providers for help With U.S. job vacancies at the highest level in over a decade...

    Andy Durman, Managing Director Emsi UK

    T-Levels and Student Engagement: a Win-W…

    Sep 05, 2017 / Featured Article

    Although the Government’s decision to delay introducing the first T-levels will have brought a something of a sigh of relief among many in the sector, with the decision only affecting...

    Dr Coorous Mohtadi, Senior Academic Technical Specialist, MathWorks

    How to improve the quality AND quantity …

    Sep 04, 2017 / Featured Article

    This year, STEM professionals were looking forward to the news of an increase in the number of A-Level students who had succeeded in passing their exams in STEM subjects. However...

    Dave Jeffries, MIS manager at training provider, System Group

    GDPR: Gearing up for change?

    Sep 01, 2017 / Featured Article

    THE General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which gets its first airing in Parliament this month, will signal a step-change in the way the transport and logistics sector looks after data...

    Marcus Hutchings, Skills Academy Manager at AWE

    Challenging stereotypes around the defen…

    Aug 30, 2017 / Featured Article

    With a long history of apprenticeships, spanning over half a century, AWE has witnessed the many individual and organisational advantages that apprenticeships can bring. With impetus from the new apprenticeship...

    Massimo Merlo, VP of EMEA Enterprise and Regional VP of UK&I at Veeam

    STEM subjects are key to cementing our d…

    Aug 29, 2017 / Featured Article

    August in the UK is typically a busy month; school holidays are in full swing, the English Premier League is back and A-Level results are released. Just like the many...

    Stefan Drew

    Lessons from Supermarkets: The Real Key …

    Aug 25, 2017 / Featured Article

    Like me you probably understand that recruitment is a complex issue. You need the right courses, market them effectively and undertake extensive interview and induction processes to get those bums...

    Mike Thompson, Head of Apprenticeships at Barclays

    Ageing workforce; enabling the older gen…

    Aug 24, 2017 / Featured Article

    Apprenticeships provide many opportunities for people to work, however there is one group that, despite their skillset and knowledge, struggle to find a viable route to employment. The older generation...

    Tony Allen, CEO, Allen Apprenticeships and Skills

    Why are ESFA keeping a low profile over …

    Aug 23, 2017 / Featured Article

    So, Learndirect have failed in their attempt to avoid ‘justice’, and now what many of us have known for some time is out in the public domain: their provision is...

    David Corke, Director of Education and Skills Policy, Association of Colleges

    Teaching for the future

    Aug 23, 2017 / Featured Article

    Colleges and other training providers are responsible for teaching and training the workforce of the future – whether its young people starting on the career ladder, or adults who are...

    Dr Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology

    Digital Skills development in the workfo…

    Aug 22, 2017 / Featured Article

    As chief executive of ALT one of the questions I think about most is how we work in learning, teaching and assessment, what skills we need to do our jobs...

    Jack Parsons, CEO, yourfeed

    Understanding tomorrow’s talent

    Aug 21, 2017 / Featured Article

    Whilst both a degree and an apprenticeship can offer great opportunities, millennials are faced with a tough decision. Do they go straight into full-time work? Apply for (often unpaid) internships...

    Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Director, DMH & Associates Ltd

    We are letting Britain's young people do…

    Aug 16, 2017 / Featured Article

    Informal encounters and random acts of kindness from employers, mentors and volunteers alone will not solve much needed careers guidance for Britain’s young people At exam results time there is always...

    Kelle McQuade, Lead Business Development Manager, TQUK

    Assessors Face Unique Challenges Adjusti…

    Aug 16, 2017 / Featured Article

    I don’t know about you, but I could use a vacation. Maybe Antarctica. You know, a placid landscape where things, more or less, stay the same from one week to...

    Lesley Davies OBE, Principal/CEO at Trafford College and Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company representative

    A Lesson in Collaboration

    Aug 15, 2017 / Featured Article

    Over the next few weeks, thousands of young people will be considering their next steps as they prepare to receive their exam results. The 17th and 24th August will be daunting days for many...

    Dr Dawn Morley, Lecturer in Higher Education, University of Surrey

    Is apprenticeship learning a thing of th…

    Aug 15, 2017 / Featured Article

    For centuries traditional apprenticeship models have existed to hand down skills and experience to the next generation. The master worked closely with the apprentice coaching, role modelling and even reprimanding...

    Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service

    Apprentices at Exam Results Time

    Aug 14, 2017 / Featured Article

    As the arrival of exam results days loom – Thursday 17th August for A Levels and Thursday 24th August for GCSEs – thousands of young people will be receiving their...

    Stefan Drew

    What’s Your Room Occupancy Rate THIS Wee…

    Aug 14, 2017 / Featured Article

    NHS Internal Auditors led by Prof Tim Briggs recently said the NHS needs to put its house in order before asking for more cash, Prof Briggs says the NHS spends...

    The unintended impact our brain has on o…

    Aug 10, 2017 / Featured Article

    The brain is a pretty amazing organ, it does so many wonderful things, what’s not to love about it? It helps us make decisions, it controls our emotions, I mean...

    Phillip Speed, Education Finance Specialist, Nucleus Commercial Finance

    Apprenticeship Levy: unanswered question…

    Aug 09, 2017 / Featured Article

    The Apprenticeship Levy has brought major change for employers and training providers alike – but it seems to be the SMEs (as is often the way) that are feeling the...

    Tim Chewter, Head of Research & Communications, the Strategic Development Network (SDN)

    I want to become an end-point assessor –…

    Aug 08, 2017 / Featured Article

    I want to become an end-point assessor – where do I start? Apprenticeship end-point assessment is new. New assessment plans continue to be published and new Apprentice Assessment Organisations (AAO) are...

    AELP's Mark Dawe discusses the Non-Levy Apprenticeship ITT

    We mustn’t restrict employer choice with…

    Aug 07, 2017 / Featured Article

    The new invitation to tender (ITT) for non-levy apprenticeship allocations is a major improvement on last year’s procurement exercise with one significant caveat.  It is really fantastic that the new...

    Fleur Sexton, joint managing director, PET-Xi

    The opportunity of apprenticeships must …

    Aug 07, 2017 / Featured Article

    Among the five million plus teenagers who will receive their GCSE results this month, far too many disadvantaged young people will not get a decent pass in English and Maths...

    Jake Tween, Funding and Apprenticeships Manager, ILM

    Getting to grips with off-the-job traini…

    Aug 04, 2017 / Featured Article

    Jake Tween, Funding and Apprenticeships Manager at ILM, comments on the challenge presented by the 20% rule It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four months since the new apprenticeship...

    Ruth South, Head of Graduate and Apprenticeship Programmes, Capgemini

    Apprenticeships help unlock tomorrow’s t…

    Aug 03, 2017 / Featured Article

    Youth unemployment is a persistent problem in the UK. There are clear areas of skills gaps, particularly in the technology industry due to its pace, where qualifications being gained by...

    Paul Broadhead, Head of Community & Education Outreach, Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce: How can employers diversify…

    Jul 31, 2017 / Featured Article

    For over a century, apprenticeships have played an important role in developing Rolls-Royce’s reputation for creativity and excellence. For us, diversity is essential to maintaining our world class offer, and...

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