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Exam Results Looming - Do parents underestimate the stress of GCSEs?
Mums and Dads struggle to make the grade in GCSE science quiz. Parents often say "exams...
What lessons can FE providers learn from the DfE student satisfaction survey?
According to the Department of Education's 2017/18 learner satisfaction survey, overall satisfaction with all Further...
Result! - FE Soundbite 457
This week we saw A Level and BTEC results released this week, entries into STEM subjects continue...
A level and BTEC #Resultsday2018 - Sector Response
Today (16 Aug) marks the first results of 12 more reformed A Levels, following the...
Careers advice beyond #Resultsday2018
Many young people will be opening their exam results with some breathing a sense of...
Exam Results Looming - Do parents underestimate the stress of GCSEs?
Exam Results Looming - Do parents underestimat...
What lessons can FE providers learn from the DfE student satisfaction survey?
What lessons can FE providers learn from the D...
Result! - FE Soundbite 457
Result! - FE Soundbite 457
A level and BTEC #Resultsday2018 - Sector Response
A level and BTEC #Resultsday2018 - Sector Resp...
Careers advice beyond #Resultsday2018
Careers advice beyond #Resultsday2018

 

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Exam Results Looming - Do parents undere…

Aug 20, 2018 / FE Voices

Mums and Dads struggle to make the grade in GCSE science quiz. Parents often say "exams were harder in my day", but do they really appreciate how hard GCSEs are? And...

Robert Dagge, Managing Director, Dynistics

What lessons can FE providers learn from…

Aug 17, 2018 / FE Voices

According to the Department of Education's 2017/18 learner satisfaction survey, overall satisfaction with all Further Education (FE) providers has fallen by nearly 2% compared to last year. With this in...

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Result! - FE Soundbite 457

Aug 17, 2018 / FE Voices

This week we saw A Level and BTEC results released this week, entries into STEM subjects continue to rise and we have a budding bunch of Mathletes (with Maths retaining the title...

A level and BTEC #Resultsday2018 - Secto…

Aug 16, 2018 / FE Voices

Today (16 Aug) marks the first results of 12 more reformed A Levels, following the introduction of the first reformed exams last year. Under these reformed A Levels students are...

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE Chair, National Careers Council, England 2012 – 2014 and former Commissioner UKCES 2011 -2015

Careers advice beyond #Resultsday2018

Aug 16, 2018 / FE Voices

Many young people will be opening their exam results with some breathing a sense of relief or others taking a sharp intake of breath knowing their results fall short of...

Results Day 2018: How to secure your dre…

Aug 15, 2018 / FE Voices

A Last-Minute Guide for Clearing Students. The number of students going through the clearing method year-on-year has been steadily increasing, with a 100% growth rate in the past five years. In...

Students Increasingly Turn to Private Tu…

Aug 15, 2018 / FE Voices

There has been a growing trend developing over the last several years of undergraduate students in the UK relying on private tutors to help them make it through their degrees...

Hema Tank, Associate Dean at The London Institute of Banking & Finance

How to give the best possible advice to …

Aug 15, 2018 / FE Voices

Use DLHE to inform career pathways. With clearing imminent, if you’re a parent, teacher or guardian helping children make decisions about which degree to choose, concerns about their prospects after graduation...

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

Research reveals lesser known qualificat…

Aug 14, 2018 / FE Voices

Level 4 and 5 qualifications could be the key to unlocking skills demanded by employers. New research reveals that less well known qualifications could be the key to unlocking the skills...

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FE Soundbite 456 - We need an education …

Aug 10, 2018 / FE Voices

It's a revolution baby! Well, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has challenged the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities... exciting stuff! We have had some really interesting...

Apprenticeship service transition to be …

Aug 09, 2018 / FE Voices

ESFA have today (9 Aug) updated their apprenticeship funding and performance management rules for 2018 to 2019. ESFA have also said: "Our aim is for all employers to take more ownership of...

Case Study: Life after redundancy #FEsav…

Aug 08, 2018 / FE Voices

In October 2017, the HMRC announced closures across the UK with 130 staff facing redundancy at their Derby office, with that it was confirmed it would hit their 70% of...

Gemma Theobald, Marketing Support Manager, Volkswagen Group UK

How I knew a creative degree was right f…

Aug 08, 2018 / FE Voices

Choosing a degree can be challenging with so many choices and so much (sometimes conflicting) advice. University for the Creative Arts alumni, Gemma Theobald, tells us how she was determined...

Dr John Chapman, Head of security operations centre, Jisc

Colleges under-estimate risk of cyber at…

Aug 07, 2018 / FE Voices

Earlier this year, the FE and HE technology solutions not-for-profit, Jisc, conducted a survey of its members to find out their attitudes towards cyber security. Here, the author of the...

Workers and Technology: Digital revoluti…

Aug 06, 2018 / FE Voices

A new Commission on Workers and Technology chaired by Yvette Cooper MP is launched today with the publication of new evidence on British workers‘ hopes and fears for automation over the next...

Dan Harding, Director, Sign In App

Efficient Evacuations – Never Leave a Pe…

Aug 02, 2018 / FE Voices

In this article, Dan Harding explores the primitive nature of using physical records, or relying on the memory of colleagues, to identify who is within a school/college/university building, grounds or...

Paul Eeles, the Chair of FAB’s Board

FEDERATION OF AWARDING BODIES DECIDES NO…

Aug 02, 2018 / FE Voices

The FAB board met yesterday 1 August 2018 to review the proposed legal challenge of the government’s T-Level implementation and procurement plans. After careful consideration, and the fact significant concessions have already been...

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

Education Secretary sets vision for boos…

Jul 31, 2018 / FE Voices

Damian Hinds speaks at Resolution Foundation about closing the attainment gap by tackling the 'last taboo' of education - the home learning environment: Thank you very much to the Resolution Foundation...

David Price, Health Assured CEO and Wellbeing Expert

Cloud Workers and the Gig Economy: Can R…

Jul 31, 2018 / FE Voices

Managing employees’ mental health is an important issue for employers as recent figures show UK businesses lose £100m every year due to work-related stress, depression and anxiety. There is a...

The value of apprenticeships in the cons…

Jul 30, 2018 / FE Voices

Concern has been raised by construction industry experts about a shortage of skilled workers. It was revealed by City & Guilds that 87% of employers last year were struggling to...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

HOW SHOULD FE RESPOND TO THE NEW FAR-RIG…

Jul 27, 2018 / FE Voices

UNLIKE the fascism of the interwar years, the Teesside University historian Paul Stocker argues in his latest book, "English Uprising Brexit And The Mainstreaming Of The Far-Right" that the re-emergence of...

Which form of education is best for youn…

Jul 26, 2018 / FE Voices

The catering industry continues to grow year on year, with new trends and restaurant designs influencing how the industry approaches food, and customer’s attitudes towards restaurants and the food that...

Anwen Robinson, Operating Officer, TechnologyOne

Adding Value to Education Finances throu…

Jul 26, 2018 / FE Voices

With the education sector facing increasing pressure, Anwen Robinson, UK Operating Officer at TechnologyOne explains how cloud technology can streamline financial operations. Over the last few years the education sector has...

Russell Stephens, Deputy Chief Executive, CS Healthcare

Should educators consider private health…

Jul 26, 2018 / FE Voices

People in academic roles across schools, colleges and universities face a number of sector-specific challenges. Teachers and lecturers work long and sometimes unsociable hours, often taking their labours home with...

Teachers least likely to socialise with …

Jul 25, 2018 / FE Voices

When the bell rings to wrap up the work day, socialising with colleagues appears to be the last thing on teachers’ minds. That’s according to the results of a poll...

Robyn Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer of Education Placement Group

Rising mental health issues within teach…

Jul 24, 2018 / FE Voices

What issues are teachers facing in terms of their mental health? Teachers are currently facing high levels of stress, resulting in behavioural, psychological and physical symptoms. Behavioural impacts cause teachers to...

How to support mums returning to work

Jul 24, 2018 / FE Voices

Returning to work after maternity or adoption leave is often a stressful time for mums.  Many women are worried about leaving their child; they may be lacking in confidence or unsure of their legal rights. This...

Alison Morris, Director of Sector Development, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

Building a world class skills system wit…

Jul 23, 2018 / FE Voices

Alison Morris, Director of Sector Development at the Education and Training Foundation, outlines how Taking Teaching Further – a Department for Education-funded initiative – will boost the FE and Training...

Susanna Lawson, Cofounder and Director of OneFile

Celebration of Women in Apprenticeships …

Jul 23, 2018 / FE Voices

Last week, I chaired my very first event – App4England's Celebrating Women in Apprenticeships Conference. To say I was nervous would be an understatement. Getting up on stage in front of hundreds of...

Financial pressure impacts mental health…

Jul 23, 2018 / FE Voices

How far linked are mental health and financial security? Your financial security could be impacting your mental health. For example, if you don’t have enough money or struggle to pay your...

Steven Hope, Leeds City College

Steven Hope: moving from chalk and talk …

Jul 19, 2018 / Podcasts

FE News podcast with Steven Hope, Technology Enhanced Learning Manager at Leeds City College talking about inclusivity programmes for learners, making learning accessible to all through technology and why drastic...

Is Durham University failing its entrepr…

Jul 19, 2018 / FE Voices

The rise of self-employment has been a key characteristic of western economies since the turn of the century. In the United Kingdom, the number of self-employed people rose from 3.3 million in...

SECTOR RESPONSE TO POTENTIAL T-LEVEL ROL…

Jul 18, 2018 / FE Voices

Responding to media reporting about potential delays to the full roll-out of T-Level qualifications, John Cope, CBI Head of Education and Skills, said: "A technical equivalent to A-Levels is a vital, missing...

How much levy is left for non-levy payer…

Jul 17, 2018 / FE Voices

Employers across the country have been spending their apprenticeship levy for a year now.  As with all the reforms, the apprenticeship levy was met with mixed reviews when it was first announced. Employers have...

Sir Andrew Carter OBE

Carter Review of Initial Teacher Trainin…

Jul 16, 2018 / FE Voices

Teacher training development is actually a big thing, we will need 35,000 new teachers a year, slightly more than that now I guess. Very easy to remember the number we...

Dr Julie Mills, Principal & Chief Executive, Milton Keynes College

Celebrating success where it matters

Jul 16, 2018 / FE Voices

In teaching, success is measured by other people’s achievements; hardly a surprise then that the annual Students of the Year Awards is for me, and for many of my colleagues...

Apprenticeship Starts are down again

Apprenticeship Starts data is out... and…

Jul 12, 2018 / FE Voices

DfE today (12 Jul) published their latest Apprenticeships and Traineeships Aug-April 2017/18 statistical release. There have been 290,500 apprenticeship starts reported to date between August 2017 and April 2018 for the...

Joe Rabah, Managing Director for EMEA, RMG Networks

The Digital Campus: a key element in sol…

Jul 11, 2018 / FE Voices

The days of cold, impersonal lecture halls, with rows of students diligently writing notes are numbered and the further and higher education sectors would be wise to heed this. Today’s...

How to ask your employer for education f…

Jul 11, 2018 / FE Voices

Some adults may feel that they could bring more to their role with the right knowledge and training. However, it’s possible that many people think that they can’t speak to...

Milton Keynes College Football Academy

FE and Football – two of my favourite th…

Jul 11, 2018 / FE Voices

I’m sure I’m far from alone when I say it’s a bit tricky concentrating on work today as we anxiously wait for kick-off in the World Cup semi-final against Croatia...

Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Simon Ashworth speaks about speed bumps …

Jul 11, 2018 / Podcasts

Click the link below to hear AELP's Chief Policy Officer, Simon Ashworth talk about speed bumps in the shadows, SMEs and employability at the AELP's 2018 Summer Conference. {https://soundcloud.com/fenews/simon-ashworth-speed-bumps-in} Copyright © 2018...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

Government Needs to Take back Control of…

Jul 10, 2018 / FE Voices

‘For the Few Not the Many?’: A Responsible Government Needs to Take back Control of England’s Further Education Colleges as Part of a National Education Service Say Stephen Lambert and...

Keeping children safe in education (KCSI…

Jul 09, 2018 / FE Voices

On 3rd September 2018, the Department for Education’s statutory guidance, ‘Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2016’ will be updated. Safeguarding and duty of care experts, EduCare, have taken a...

Dr Julie Mills, Principal & Chief Executive, Milton Keynes College

A Lordly Reminder of the Value of Part-T…

Jul 09, 2018 / FE Voices

Barely noticed or reported on, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has released a report on the state of funding for post-school education. Not a punch was pulled as it...

Chirag Shah, CEO of Nucleus

Further Education Has Evolved: Apprentic…

Jul 09, 2018 / FE Voices

In the past year, the number of apprentices in England has continued to drop despite the government’s introduction of the new apprenticeship levy. As a result there are complaints of...

Chloe Anthony-Pillai, Social and Content Lead for HowNow.

#EdTech Startup transforms the way busin…

Jul 06, 2018 / FE Voices

There has been a great deal of change over the last few years in how we use technology in our method of training staff. Technology has either been a help...

Coleg Cambria CEO David Jones

Cambria@5 - CEO reflects on five years o…

Jul 05, 2018 / FE Voices

The merger between Deeside College - of which I was Chief Executive and Principal - and Yale College in Wrexham was first mooted around a decade ago, as the Welsh...

Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Simon Ashworth speaks about Apprenticesh…

Jul 04, 2018 / Podcasts

  Click the link below to hear AELP's Chief Policy Officer, Simon Ashworth's views on Apprenticeship Funding from the AELP's 2018 Summer Conference. {https://soundcloud.com/fenews/simon-ashworth-apprenticeship} Copyright © 2018 FE News

Steve Lawrence, Managing Director of East Essex Vocational Training Ltd (EEVT)

The Great Debate on Apprenticeship Refor…

Jul 04, 2018 / FE Voices

The first in a series of sessions, designed to provide an opportunity for sector leaders to debate and share ideas on current and future FE and Skills policy, the Great...

Paul Feldman, Chief Executive, JiscPaul Feldman, Chief Executive, JiscPaul Feldman, Chief Executive, Jisc

Digital skills crucial to the success of…

Jul 03, 2018 / FE Voices

The government’s industrial strategy notes that “within two decades, 90% of jobs will require some digital proficiency, yet 23% of adults lack basic digital skills.”  Jisc has made clear to government...

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

The Law of Diminishing Mission

Jul 03, 2018 / FE Voices

Maybe you’ve heard the one about the three brickies on the building site? They’re all asked what they’re doing The first says: ‘Laying bricks’ The second: ‘Building this wall’ The third: ‘Building a...

Why aren’t companies doing more to capit…

Jul 02, 2018 / FE Voices

What would you do with £3 million if the government gave your company access to that tax-free sum to put towards an apprenticeship programme? If the stats around the topic...

Delivering the Apprenticeship Standards

Jul 02, 2018 / FE Voices

"Where do I start?",  "What do I need to do?", "How do I put together over a year long study programme to cover this standard?", "What can I show the...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

FREE SCHOOLS: AN IDEOLOGICAL RATHER THAN…

Jun 29, 2018 / FE Voices

DISCOVERY School, the first Free school in Newcastle, will close its doors this summer following a damning Ofsted report which revealed plummeting standards, weak leadership and dangerous, ‘’riotous’’ behaviour amongst...

Apprenticeships for Business - The Impac…

Jun 29, 2018 / FE Voices

Apprenticeships have undergone a massive change, a change which puts employers at the heart of the apprenticeship brand. With apprenticeships now being offered as higher, degree and masters levels they...

Tom Bewick, Chief Executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

Tom Bewick on T levels

Jun 28, 2018 / Podcasts

The principal of technical educational reforms, as first identified by the Sainsbury review, is absolutely welcomed by the awarding industry. The UK really needs to up its game. We need to...

Fredrik Högemark, CIO and founder of EMG – Educations Media Group.

Which Universities Produce the Most Succ…

Jun 28, 2018 / FE Voices

It’s fair to say that for a lot of people, their first opportunity to directly influence the direction in which their lives are going is when they’re deciding what to...

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

Greater flexibility for apprenticeship l…

Jun 27, 2018 / FE Voices

Following the government’s announcement yesterday (26 Jun) on allowing large employers to transfer up to 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds to multiple businesses: Mark Dawe, CEO at the Association of...

Jennifer Coupland, Director, Professional & Technical Education, Higher and Further Education Directorate, Department for Education

Jennifer Coupland on T levels and Indust…

Jun 27, 2018 / Podcasts

Jennifer Coupland, Director, Professional & Technical Education, Higher and Further Education Directorate, Department for Education talks to FE News about T levels and Industry Placements, both were we are now...

Could Consultancy Combat Levy Chaos?

Jun 27, 2018 / FE Voices

As the Apprenticeship Levy moves into its second year of establishment, media reports suggest that the government legislation – billed to drive three-million apprenticeships by 2020 – has not been...

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