Take part! Are you a writer? Submit your article to FE News by clicking here.

Liberate new youth employment programme from Universal Credit - Sector Response
The Work and Pensions Committee report says the Government's new youth employment programme, the Youth...
Sector Response to the new Education and Skills Funding Agency
Justine Greening, Secretary State for Education, announced today that The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and The...
SFA and EFA merge to become the Education and Skills Funding Agency
New agency to provide joined-up education and skills funding The Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding...
Reducing Gender Inequalities in Engineering Apprenticeships
Earlier this year Holly Broadhurst, a Design Engineer from JCB Compact Products won the Higher...
Siôn Simon ‘Tories in London have turned their backs on apprenticeships – I will fight to overturn this decision’
The Tories in London have turned their back on apprenticeships and are selling short our...
Liberate new youth employment programme from Universal Credit - Sector Response
Liberate new youth employment programme from U...
Sector Response to the new Education and Skills Funding Agency
Sector Response to the new Education and Skill...
SFA and EFA merge to become the Education and Skills Funding Agency
SFA and EFA merge to become the Education and ...
Reducing Gender Inequalities in Engineering Apprenticeships
Reducing Gender Inequalities in Engineering Ap...
Siôn Simon ‘Tories in London have turned their backs on apprenticeships – I will fight to overturn this decision’
Siôn Simon ‘Tories in London have turned their...

 

Liberate new youth employment programme …

Mar 29, 2017 / FE Voices

The Work and Pensions Committee report says the Government's new youth employment programme, the Youth Obligation, must be unlinked from Universal Credit. The link makes an important source of employment...

Sector Response to the new Education and…

Mar 28, 2017 / FE Voices

Justine Greening, Secretary State for Education, announced today that The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and The Education Funding Agency (EFA) are to merge to become one body from April to be...

The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

SFA and EFA merge to become the Educatio…

Mar 28, 2017 / FE Voices

New agency to provide joined-up education and skills funding The Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency are to merge to become one body, the Secretary State for Education announced today The...

Dr Fiona Aldridge, Assistant Director for Research & Development, Learning and Work Institute.

Reducing Gender Inequalities in Engineer…

Mar 28, 2017 / FE Voices

Earlier this year Holly Broadhurst, a Design Engineer from JCB Compact Products won the Higher and Degree Apprentice of the Year Award at the National Apprenticeship Awards. In recounting her story...

Siôn Simon, Labour candidate for West Midlands Mayor

Siôn Simon ‘Tories in London have turned…

Mar 22, 2017 / FE Voices

The Tories in London have turned their back on apprenticeships and are selling short our talented and ambitious young people.   I’m campaigning to be the Mayor of the West Midlands and...

Peter Marples, Joint Owner, 3aaa – Aspire Achieve Advance

THE NEW REGISTER OF APPROVED TRAINING PR…

Mar 22, 2017 / FE Voices

The register of approved training providers RoATP has now been published and the dust is beginning to settle. We thought it might be time to take a look at the...

Jon Adams, Executive Director, Activate Learning

Industry partnerships are key to closing…

Mar 20, 2017 / FE Voices

The government’s industrial strategy has reaffirmed its commitment to developing the technical, engineering and construction skills our country needs to maintain a competitive edge. The strategy comes at a time when...

Jim Carley, Managing Director, Carley Consult Ltd

RoATP – The Case for Market Entrants

Mar 20, 2017 / FE Voices

Following the publication of the first Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), the rigor of the SFA’s selection process has come under fire, but is this criticism fully justified?   Over 1,700...

Andy Richardson, CEO, Dynistics

Navigating the Apprenticeship Levy lies …

Mar 17, 2017 / FE Voices

The promised new qualifications achievement rates dashboard (QAR) for apprenticeships, education and training may have been delayed but the role of technology and more specifically, dashboards, is still vital when...

Sector Responds to the RoATP

What is the Sector Response to the Regis…

Mar 15, 2017 / FE Voices

The new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers has been released (click here for more info). So what is the sector response to the RoATP? David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association...

Top quality apprenticeship training prov…

Mar 14, 2017 / FE Voices

Through the register, organisations that have met the criteria will deliver top-quality training for individuals and employers. The Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Finding Agency (SFA) have today (14 March...

Skills funding letter: April 2017 to Mar…

Mar 14, 2017 / FE Voices

The skills funding letter is published annually and sets out the government’s funding priorities for the skills system. It includes information for the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to set provider...

Errol Ince, Assistant Principal, London South East Colleges

MESMA DELIVERS A QUALITY JOB FOR COLLEGE…

Mar 14, 2017 / FE Voices

A London college has turned to a web-based management tool to secure quality assurance during a spate of strategic mergers. Over the last three years Bromley College has undergone a...

Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK

Championing success through Competitions…

Mar 14, 2017 / FE Voices

The recent news that that the overall achievement rate for people passing their apprenticeship has fallen has caused, quite rightly, a large amount of discussion. The reported decline does follow a...

Ros Letellier

Five reasons to love the new apprentices…

Mar 13, 2017 / FE Voices

With only weeks to go before the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, the condensed timeframe for what are extremely complex and consequential changes to the further education system has left...

‘The Fabsters’: Deborah Tillett, Mary Cripps Warwick, Helen McAnally, Janette Faherty, Fran Parry

Our condolences to the family of Janette…

Mar 10, 2017 / FE Voices

Janette Faherty OBE Sadly on Friday 3rd March Janette Faherty OBE passed away after a short illness. Janette's family are trying to raise money for North London hospice and have set up a Just Giving page in...

Sector response to the Chancellor’s Spri…

Mar 08, 2017 / FE Voices

With the Chancellor’s pledge to raise investment in schools to £10 billion, to provide £500-million for the introduction of new ‘T-Levels’, set aside £300m to support new PhDs and STEM subjects...

Steve Keith, Employer Brand Manager, EY UK&I

Apprenticeships – a fast-track career op…

Mar 07, 2017 / FE Voices

The subject of apprenticeships is regularly debated. But despite government led initiatives, investment in the quality of apprenticeships and the breadth of employers now offering these programmes, there is still...

#NAW2017 - The Apprentice's Voice

Mar 07, 2017 / FE Voices

Friday 10th March 2107 - Case Study Boots Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice, Amie Norman, 23 Amie Norman, Lead Assistant Supply Manager at Boots, tells us about the benefits of studying a Chartered...

Sector Response to the Chancellor’s Tech…

Mar 06, 2017 / FE Voices

In response to the Chancellor’s post-16 years technical education reforms, backed by over £500 million per year, to be announced at the March 2017 Budget Alice Barnard, CEO, Edge said: ‘Edge welcomes the...

Judith Doyle, Principal and CEO of Gateshead College

Lifelong learning is key to economic gro…

Mar 06, 2017 / FE Voices

Workforce development along with wider adult training have always been critical to a re-gion's economic prosperity and wellbeing. Recent years have seen an overall reduction in government spending on adult education...

Sector response to BEIS Committee review…

Mar 03, 2017 / FE Voices

The Sector responds to the recent Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee review of the Industrial Strategy Green Paper Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC)...

Benn Carson

Apprenticeship Levy: what will it mean f…

Mar 02, 2017 / FE Voices

We are fast-approaching Spring, and the much-discussed Apprenticeship Levy is just around the corner. Every expert has had their say, and opinions on its implementation and viability have been as...

In praise of National Apprenticeship Wee…

Mar 01, 2017 / FE Voices

It’s 2008. The Great Britain team is competing at the Olympics in Beijing. It’s the golden age of the reality TV talent show and Alexandra Burke’s ‘Hallelujah’ is the bestselling...

National Apprenticeship Week – The Views…

Mar 01, 2017 / FE Voices

In preparation for National Apprenticeship Week, 3aaa Apprenticeships have launched a designated section on their website, specifically tailored for young people, employers, schools and parents to help increase awareness of...

Antony Jenkins Chair of the Institute for Apprenticeships

Antony Jenkins is formally appointed cha…

Feb 27, 2017 / FE Voices

Antony Jenkins has officially appointed the chair of the Insitute of Apprenticeships. He was previously the Shadow Chair since June 2016, where he has been an ambassador for the institute...

IFS report on FE Student Funding

Sector response to IFS report findings t…

Feb 27, 2017 / FE Voices

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has released a report looking at comparisons of spending per pupil across different stages of education. The report shows that funding per student in Further...

TES FE Award Winners 2017

Who were the winners at the TES FE Award…

Feb 27, 2017 / FE Voices

A great evening was had by all celebrating the most outstanding colleges, training providers and individuals within the FE sector at the TES FE Awards on Friday 24th February at the...

Industry response to the Department for …

Feb 23, 2017 / FE Voices

In response this morning’s NEET stats revealing that young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) decreased slightly for the 19-24 and 16-24 age groups and remained the same...

The Effect

Feb 21, 2017 / FE Voices

“I find the staff we've recruited from prisons are among the best colleagues we've got." - James Timpson, CEO of Timpsons. We've discussed both the benefits that hiring ex-offenders brings to...

Clare McNeil, IPPR Associate Director for Work and Families

Regional disparities will be widened by …

Feb 20, 2017 / FE Voices

Cross-party line up of mayoral candidates backs call for levy to be replaced with £5.1 billion devolved ‘Skills Levy’ to boost investment in ‘left behind' areas London and the South East...

Do apprenticeships have a bad image?

Feb 15, 2017 / FE Voices

According to reports in the media, apprenticeships are great. They’re becoming more and more popular and have huge backing from the government, so it seems odd to read in a...

DfE responds to City & Guilds recent…

Feb 14, 2017 / FE Voices

City & Guilds recently polled 500 senior decision makers from a range of organisations to ask them about their skills and recruitment needs and gauge their opinions about the impending...

Andy Richardson, CEO, Dynistics

How dashboards can help FE colleges to g…

Feb 14, 2017 / FE Voices

While it’s always been necessary for Further Education (FE) providers to collect, generate and disseminate marketing information, its effective use has never been so vital. Struggling after years of underfunding...

Employers still in the dark about forthc…

Feb 13, 2017 / FE Voices

Concerning lack of knowledge uncovered less than two months until introduction of levy A third (33%) of UK employers who will be eligible to pay the new apprenticeship levy from this...

Association of Colleges (AoC)

Colleges forced to refer students with m…

Feb 07, 2017 / FE Voices

New research carried out by the membership organisation, the Association of Colleges (AoC) [i], has revealed that three quarters (74%) of further education colleges in England[ii] have been forced to...

Eric Baker

THE TRAINING REVOLUTION

Feb 07, 2017 / FE Voices

As a committed vocational trainer it is hard to admit that I’ve attended some pretty poor training sessions. I find it even harder to admit that I may have presented...

Association of Colleges launches consult…

Feb 01, 2017 / FE Voices

The Association of Colleges (AoC) has today launched a consultation with its members on proposals for the future shape and focus of the Association. This is part of the review...

Skills Minister Robert Halfon, FEnews

The Apprenticeships and Skills Minister …

Feb 01, 2017 / FE Voices

Robert Halfon: careers speech at Westminster Academy   I am delighted to have the opportunity today to talk to you about lifelong careers, which will play a significant part in this government’s...

Allister Jordan, Researcher for CASCAID Ltd.

Building our Industrial Strategy - The r…

Feb 01, 2017 / FE Voices

On 23rd January the Prime Minister Theresa May revealed plans for a new, more interventionist, industrial strategy, designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy. The plan was published in a 132...

Sector Response to the Provisional Appre…

Jan 26, 2017 / FE Voices

The provisional apprenticeship figures were released today relating to Q1 2016/17 (August 2016 to October 2016). Here is the link to the full stats Summary of the main figures: There have been...

The future is online

Jan 23, 2017 / FE Voices

Who would be a student today? What was once a relatively carefree occupation – an exciting step into the adult world, the opportunity to study for a career – is...

Judith Doyle, Principal and CEO of Gateshead College

Priorities to drive a Working North East

Jan 19, 2017 / FE Voices

The start of a new year gives us a chance to refocus and make sure that we are heading in the right direction. 2017 will be a significant year for us...

Labour MP's launch Adult Education campa…

Jan 18, 2017 / FE Voices

61 MPs write to Apprenticeships and Skills Minister demanding publication of overdue adult education strategy MPs call on government to bring back ‘Night Schools’ and evening classes for adults Government’s...

Kate Jolliffe

Hello 2017. The stakes for apprenticeshi…

Jan 11, 2017 / FE Voices

Somewhat perversely, modern humans have traditionally adopted January as the month for new resolutions. Looking forward, not backwards, and planning for the year ahead (hopefully with renewed optimism) gets us...

Bev Jones, Director of Operations and Digital Development at the Career Colleges Trust

Are our teachers, trainers and assessors…

Jan 10, 2017 / FE Voices

A recent article in  Edtech Review looks at how 14 to 30 year olds are using social media platforms and whether they are appropriate for use in education.   This is an...

Matt Wingfield, Chief Business Development Officer, Digital Assess

Will technology reverse the fortunes of …

Jan 06, 2017 / FE Voices

From January the digital apprenticeship service opens up creating a marketplace for employers and enabling organisations to choose training providers, advertise vacancies and select an assessment organisation. The digital apprenticeship...

Learning to be flexible in a year of cha…

Dec 21, 2016 / FE Voices

The reason I took up yoga was to become more flexible - well, that and to gain a blessed rest from the children. I can't say I'm good at it...

Why Trump's infrastructure projects will…

Dec 13, 2016 / FE Voices

During his Presidential campaign, Republican candidate Donald Trump made much of reviving the nation’s construction industry by undertaking big infrastructure projects which would create jobs. It’s true that the sector...

From Damascus to Doctorate

Dec 12, 2016 / FE Voices

Rami Bouhassoun’s journey to west London has been a long and traumatic one which started when he left a war torn Syria in 2014, after it became too dangerous to...

 Sam Blyth and Beverley Jones

Making Digital Literacy Measurable and A…

Dec 09, 2016 / FE Voices

By helping further education colleges to prepare students for their future careers in industry, we’re addressing an issue high on the agenda for academia and industry alike: the UK skills...

NEW JOBS DRIVE LAUNCHED BY FE QA SOFTWAR…

Dec 07, 2016 / FE Voices

A specialist technology firm is gearing up for expansion in 2017 as it looks to create new jobs on the back of demand for its education quality assurance software for...

The value of internationalism in educati…

Dec 06, 2016 / FE Voices

In recent months the value of internationalism (which advocates greater political and economic cooperation among nations and peoples) has been overshadowed by certain political events, including the Brexit motion and...

Why grades come second to work experienc…

Dec 01, 2016 / FE Voices

After 15 years working with owners of fast-growth businesses and five years helping young people boost their employability, I’m convinced we can do more to encourage school-leavers to cultivate the...

Ofsted Annual Report – sector response

Dec 01, 2016 / FE Voices

A world class education system is within our grasp – but only if serious capacity challenges are urgently addressed, says Ofsted's outgoing Chief Inspector. Sir Michael Wilshaw today hailed the “remarkable...

Survival of the Smartest

Nov 30, 2016 / FE Voices

The employer levy is fast approaching and this will soon shape the way many employers fund their apprenticeships. With 20,000 employers having to pay the levy, what is the best...

College-Employer partnerships: the key t…

Nov 29, 2016 / FE Voices

As an employer, I am well aware of the skills gaps so many industries are facing. Recruiting is often a challenge and finding the right people for specific roles is...

How can we support learners to develop e…

Nov 22, 2016 / FE Voices

Recent research by the Chartered Institute for Management Accounts (CIMA) found that eight out of 10 school leavers ‘lack essential business skills’ and that this ‘increases staff stress and causes...

Six steps to successfully win the revisi…

Nov 15, 2016 / FE Voices

A recurring question students will always have is how can they win the revision battle? With revision timetables being issued shortly for mock exams and mental health once again in...

How to make an interim senior appointmen…

Nov 14, 2016 / FE Voices

There is a view that the success of an interim lies in deciding from the outset exactly what you want to achieve and what gap you are seeking to fill...

More from this category

Exclusive articles from Further Education sector specialists, our team of reporters give you the latest breaking news and updates on emerging education strategies. With our Press Release section you can view the latest Press Releases across FE, and see breaking news – even before it reaches a reporter's desk!

FE News also ‘shoot’ video interviews and news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Further Education and Employability sectors.

FE News RSS Feeds

 

FE Careers Jobs RSS Feeds