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    Sector Response - Education and Training Foundation launches Advanced Teacher Status
    Commenting on the launch of Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) for teachers and trainers by the...
    University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Headlines
    Baker Dearing Educational Trust statement in response to National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) report,...
    Whatever your plan for survival - make sure you have one!
    Since our 'Consolidation of Training Providers' article was published in last month's FE News there...
    Embracing Change - FE and skills conference and CPD day
    FE and skills conference and CPD day – Leeds 09.06.17   -   A short summary by...
    Principal’s Dedication to Be Recognised with CBE
    Dr Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College, is to be appointed a...
    Sector Response - Education and Training Foundation launches Advanced Teacher Status
    Sector Response - Education and Training Found...
    University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Headlines
    University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Hea...
    Whatever your plan for survival - make sure you have one!
    Whatever your plan for survival - make sure yo...
    Embracing Change - FE and skills conference and CPD day
    Embracing Change - FE and skills conference an...
    Principal’s Dedication to Be Recognised with CBE
    Principal’s Dedication to Be Recognised with C...

     

    Sector Response - Education and Training…

    Jun 23, 2017 / FE Voices

    Commenting on the launch of Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) for teachers and trainers by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers...

    University Technical Colleges: Beneath t…

    Jun 23, 2017 / FE Voices

    Baker Dearing Educational Trust statement in response to National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) report, University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Headlines The Baker Dearing Educational Trust welcomes the report on University...

    David Kitchen, Managing Director, The Leadership Team

    Whatever your plan for survival - make s…

    Jun 22, 2017 / FE Voices

    Since our 'Consolidation of Training Providers' article was published in last month's FE News there has been a real increase in the number of people looking to buy and sell...

    Hilary Read and Ann Gravells

    Embracing Change - FE and skills confere…

    Jun 21, 2017 / FE Voices

    FE and skills conference and CPD day – Leeds 09.06.17   -   A short summary by Ann Gravells and Hilary Read Last year we delivered several CPD events around the country. This...

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

    Principal’s Dedication to Be Recognised …

    Jun 16, 2017 / FE Voices

    Dr Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College, is to be appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire following years of dedication to improving education...

    Chrissy Meleady MBE

    Robert Halfon MP, ‘Champion of Working C…

    Jun 15, 2017 / FE Voices

    Of great interest to the early years sector, in what is being termed a shock departure, Mr Robert Halfon MP announced on Twitter that he would not be returning to...

    Anne Milton, Skills Minister

    It's Official! Anne Milton confirmed as …

    Jun 15, 2017 / FE Voices

    Anne Milton has been confirmed as Minister of State at the Department for Education and was appointed on 12 June 2017. She was elected as MP for Guildford (revised boundary)...

    Anne Milton, Skills Minister

    Anne Milton announced as the new Skills …

    Jun 13, 2017 / FE Voices

    Hot off the Press: It is speculated that Anne Milton will take over from Robert Halfon as the new Skills Minister. Anne Milton is the MP for Guildford. Although it...

    Brian Palmer, tax policy adviser, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

    The new Government and the tax landscap…

    Jun 09, 2017 / FE Voices

    After what started off as a nailed-on-certainty for the Conservatives, an election that was Theresa May’s for the taking, we have watched the gap between the two main parties inexorably...

    General Election Results 2017 - Sector R…

    Jun 09, 2017 / FE Voices

    Responding to the election results overnight, ERSA’s Chief Executive, Kirsty McHugh, said: “ERSA looks forward to working with the new government to ensure that we have a robust labour market that...

    Phillip Speed, Education Specialist, Nucleus Commercial Finance

    Apprenticeship Levy – Funding the Gap

    Jun 09, 2017 / FE Voices

    On 1st May this year, we saw the biggest transformation in recent times in the Workplace Learning sector, with the introduction of the new funding mechanism for Apprenticeships. This is...

    Sam Windett, Head of Policy and Communications, ERSA

    The power of five: The priorities for to…

    Jun 08, 2017 / FE Voices

    As the public goes to the polls today (8 June), the main party manifestos reflect the big changes ahead for the UK. To deliver a labour market that works for...

    Ros Letellier

    Changes to apprenticeship assessment: li…

    Jun 07, 2017 / FE Voices

    The current wave of changes to Apprenticeships represent more than just a shake-up of course content and funding provision, substantial though the change to these areas are. They also represent a...

    Karen Reece, Head of Further and Higher Education at Capita

    5 Top Tips For A Sixth Form College Beco…

    Jun 07, 2017 / FE Voices

    In life the only constant is change, as Heraclitus said – one maxim that rings true for many in the FE sector. Since the announcement that sixth form colleges could...

    Peer MeetUp brings trainers together

    Jun 05, 2017 / FE Voices

    EDUCATION professionals and training providers from all over the country have been discussing challenges and opportunities facing the sector. More than 40 training providers came together for a Peer MeetUp session...

    Benn Carson, Business Owner, Carson Recruitment

    Going Digital in the 3rd millennium

    Jun 05, 2017 / FE Voices

    Remember the good old days in sales? All you needed was a telephone (landline, wired, of course), a pile of bought-in leads, and the confidence that yes, you could pick...

    Neil Patterson, Principal, Silverstone UTC

    IPPR report on transitions at 14 – a mis…

    Jun 02, 2017 / FE Voices

    When the IPPR published their interim report “Transitions at 14” in September 2016, I was encouraged to see high quality research data which backed up my direct experience of UTC...

    Wilfred Wright, Assessor, Jobwise Training

    Things are changing for assessors

    Jun 01, 2017 / FE Voices

    The assessor role is changing. This changing assessor role is best demonstrated by two recent articles I read. In an article published on FE News called "The changing role of the...

    Marcus Clinton, Principal and CEO, Northumberland College

    The Baker Amendment

    May 30, 2017 / FE Voices

    A new law has recently been passed in the House of Lords, which is likely to have a positive impact on educational choice in Northumberland and indeed, around the country.   The...

    Key changes of apprenticeship standards …

    May 27, 2017 / FE Voices

    From May 1, 2017, Britain's new Apprenticeship Levy began to be rolled out, changing the way apprenticeships are funded. It is important that all businesses required to pay the Levy are...

    George Selmer FIEP, Founding Director, ThinkWinDo

    What will a new government bring?

    May 26, 2017 / FE Voices

    There are lies, damned lies and opinion polls. But the odds are stacked against any party other than the Conservatives forming a government come June 9th. What might that mean...

    Andy Durman, Managing Director Emsi UK

    Why Careers Information is an Indispensa…

    May 26, 2017 / FE Voices

    Every organisation that is faced with upheaval will have a tendency to get bogged down in dealing with the changes, so much so that they can end up losing sight...

    Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor University of Birmingham

    Dubai: A gateway to global education suc…

    May 23, 2017 / FE Voices

    Launching our campus in Dubai marks a major milestone for global higher education – both for the University of Birmingham and Dubai itself. We have always been global in our outlook...

    Conservative Party FE Manifesto

    Sector Response to the Conservative Part…

    May 18, 2017 / FE Voices

    The Conservative Party manifesto has been launched today. We thought it would be helpful to highlight the section that cover Further Education, Work Based Learning and Employability. At the end...

    Liberal Democrats Manifesto - Change Bri…

    May 17, 2017 / FE Voices

    We thought it would be helpful to share the Liberal Democrats manifesto on Lifelong learning, Apprenticeships and innovation with you: Lifelong opportunities to learn We need to grow the country’s skills base...

    Palvinder Singh, Vice Principal Growth and External Relations, Leeds City College

    Challenging negative stereotypes in FE

    May 17, 2017 / FE Voices

    Palvinder Singh, Vice Principal Growth and External Relations at Leeds City College reflects on 2016 and looks to the future of Further Education. “Never in my career have I seen as...

    UK Productivity falls by 0.5% - Sector R…

    May 17, 2017 / FE Voices

    GREAT ON JOBS, POOR ON LIVING STANDARDS AND PRODUCTIVITY New figures released today from The Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that labour productivity fell by 0.5% in the first quarter of 2017, compared...

    Labour Party Manifesto - TOWARDS A NATIO…

    May 16, 2017 / FE Voices

    Education is what empowers us all to realise our full potential. When it fails, it isn’t just the individual that is held back, but all of us. When we invest in...

    Jonathan Cribb, Senior Research Economist, IFS

    IFS Response - Labour party manifesto

    May 16, 2017 / FE Voices

    The Labour party is due to publish its June 2017 election manifesto later today. Below you will find detail on recent IFS analysis, which may help to contextualise and assess...

    Derrick Jones, Director, KPMG in the UK

    Reimagine Education - Why education coll…

    May 12, 2017 / FE Voices

    Students in a merged educational family could see a pathway for their studies from their secondary phase through A levels, further education or apprenticeships, and on to university. Employers would...

     David Wilson, RSM, VAT Director

    There’s no such thing as a VAT-free lunc…

    May 11, 2017 / FE Voices

    Many schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom could benefit from a VAT windfall of tens of millions of pounds, plus interest, thanks to the European Court.   Under EU VAT law...

    Padworth College

    An education system for everyone

    May 11, 2017 / FE Voices

    When the education budget was published in March, the government announced its intention to press ahead with the opening of more free schools. The government has pledged 500 new free...

    The Association of Colleges publishes it…

    May 10, 2017 / FE Voices

    Colleges call on the next Government to invest in more opportunities for students The Association of Colleges publishes its General Election Manifesto The Association of Colleges (AoC) has published its General Election...

    Liberal Democrats pledge £660M funding b…

    May 10, 2017 / FE Voices

    The Liberal Democrats are yet to announce their full manifesto, but have pledged £7bn investment in schools & colleges, with a £660M funding boost for FE. The Liberal Democrats have announced they...

    What are the Labour Party plans for FE?

    May 10, 2017 / FE Voices

    Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, will today outline Labour’s transformational plan to invest in a National Education Service to ensure no one is held back and create a...

    The changing role of the assessor in app…

    May 09, 2017 / FE Voices

    Changes to apprenticeships in England mean big changes to the assessor role. This article looks at some of the main ones and what these will mean in practice for you...

    Iain Salisbury, Salisbury Consult

    The 20% Rule - Good Intentions & Dir…

    May 09, 2017 / FE Voices

    There has been a lot of talk regarding the new strict rules that all Apprenticeships after April 2017 have to evidence 20% off the job training, with employers and providers...

    Enterprising Young People Missing Out

    May 08, 2017 / FE Voices

    An exciting new project aimed at promoting self-employment as a real career option for students is being piloted in Dorset. Called the ‘Samee Project’, it was formed following a report...

    Padworth College

    Brexit Means We Need A More Global Brita…

    May 05, 2017 / FE Voices

    Over the past nine months there has been much speculation over Brexit, with many of us wondering what the consequences will be for education as well as our cultural and...

    Push for more Apprenticeships must conti…

    May 03, 2017 / FE Voices

    4 million quality apprenticeships are a feasible commitment for a new government to adopt during the next Parliament, according to the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) whose training...

    Lindsay McCurdy, Chief Executive, Apprenticeships 4 England

    What is happening to the apprenticeship …

    May 02, 2017 / FE Voices

    Over the past few months the apprenticeship sector has been turned upside down and inside out! The long awaited RoATP list was published and included over 400+ new training providers, some...

    We want Education, not Rejection!

    May 02, 2017 / FE Voices

    A Case Study on NEET and socially excluded youth enrolled on the Skills to Succeed (S2S) course in a Further Education (FE) College This article critically explores the Level 1 Skills...

    Government's 3 million Apprenticeships …

    Apr 28, 2017 / FE Voices

    Apprenticeship training providers have reacted with unprecedented dismay to government cuts to the funding that helps support smaller businesses offering apprenticeships.   Areas of the country face becoming close to ‘apprenticeship deserts’...

    FE News helping employers to understand …

    Apr 26, 2017 / FE Voices

    Stewart Segal explains 3aaa Apprenticeships partnership with FE News and how FE News are helping UK employers to understand the Apprenticeship Levy by covering different views and facts that come with this...

    Dr Paul Phillips is principal and chief executive of Weston College, Weston-super-Mare

    English And Maths - Opportunity Or Threa…

    Apr 20, 2017 / FE Voices

    The recent announcement that the English and maths agenda is here to stay for the time being is no surprise.    Recently I had the pleasure of being a speaker at the...

    Sector Response to Snap General Election…

    Apr 18, 2017 / FE Voices

    Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap General Election on the 8th June. One thing we do know is that Government will enter into a time of Purdah, so...

    Education Secretary Justine Greening

    Education at the heart of our plan for B…

    Apr 18, 2017 / FE Voices

    The Education Secretary sets out her vision to support all young people to access a good school and make the most of their talents. Good morning everyone. It’s really a pleasure to...

    Delivering the extended work experience …

    Apr 18, 2017 / FE Voices

    T-levels are being introduced in an attempt to address two major problems:  the lack of parity between academic and vocational education and currently low levels of awareness of attractive alternatives...

    Procurement pause for apprenticeship tra…

    Apr 12, 2017 / FE Voices

    The government is committed to investing in high-quality apprenticeships to make sure all employers have the skills they need, and young people and adults alike across the country have a...

    Getting Ready for T-Levels

    Apr 12, 2017 / FE Voices

    During the recent Annual Apprenticeship Conference in Birmingham, I picked up three major points about T-Levels. Number one, everybody is talking about them. Number two, in the midst of all...

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury, The Rt Hon David Gauke MP

    Get involved in making sure that apprent…

    Apr 11, 2017 / FE Voices

    Investment in the people who will deliver the first ever National Infrastructure Delivery Plan for the UK. We’ve done a lot to help the next generation of people in construction get...

    Sector Response to GCSE English and Math…

    Apr 10, 2017 / FE Voices

    The Department for Education (DfE) have confirmed that learners who do not achieve grade 4 or grade D in GCSE English and Maths will have to re-take the GCSE again...

    Nicola Whiteman, Senior Policy Officer, Papworth Trust

    What steps does the Government need to t…

    Apr 10, 2017 / FE Voices

    Here are Papworth Trust’s top ten recommendations… We recommend an automatic entry route back onto Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for claimants who have fallen out of work within a year We...

    The apprenticeship levy has come into fo…

    Apr 06, 2017 / FE Voices

    New levy to double annual investment in home-grown skills The government is officially launching its apprenticeship levy today (6 April 2017) as part of the biggest shake-up of skills for a...

    Accidents Can't Be Prevented

    Apr 05, 2017 / FE Voices

    ACCIDENTS CAN’T BE PREVENTED! I realise that the word accident is usually applied to any kind of unwanted and unpleasant incident but accident has a very clear and well defined meaning...

    Oliver Sidwell, Co-founder of RateMyApprenticeship

    RateMyApprenticeship’s data shows a posi…

    Mar 31, 2017 / FE Voices

    With the introduction of the Apprenticeship levy next month, there has never been a more exciting time within further education. Apprenticeships are set to get a boost in funding, and...

    Flagship apprenticeships policies will n…

    Mar 31, 2017 / FE Voices

    Apprenticeship Levy and three million ‘starts’ target need sectoral and regional focus The Government’s flagship apprenticeships policies have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill widening skills gaps unless...

    The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP

    Introducing a Degree Apprenticeship thro…

    Mar 30, 2017 / FE Voices

    It is really quite satisfying that radical reform, and the ambition that this has got is not being led by ministers - or anyone in Whitehall - but by policing...

    Local Skills Case Study Research Report

    Mar 30, 2017 / FE Voices

    The Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 made clear the Government’s intention to accelerate the process of ceding more responsibility for delivering a range of services to the local level...

    An economic evaluation of the National C…

    Mar 30, 2017 / FE Voices

    The National Careers Service is a nationally branded careers and skills advice service that is available free to adults and young people in England. Anyone aged 13 and over can...

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