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FE News Feature Articles - Exclusive Peer to Peer thought leadership articles written by leading experts about the future of education and the future of work. #futureofeducation #futureofwork.

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Annie Pendrey, FE / HE specialist

Stronger Together - Online Support for C…

Apr 07, 2020 / Featured Article

Continuous Professional Development is a process I have both delivered and been a part of but is it truly ‘continuous’ or a ‘one off’ day we attend and then shelve...

Life after the Coronavirus – The role …

Apr 06, 2020 / Featured Article

“No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and...

Furloughed Staff and New Apprentices

Apr 04, 2020 / Featured Article

There are apprenticeship providers out there that are I believe trying to do the right thing but trying to do the right and it being the right thing are two...

Anthony Coxon, co-founder and director of GCSEPod

The importance of using online learning …

Apr 04, 2020 / Featured Article

How we can help schools implement distance learning with #EdTech  During uncertain times, making the transition from classroom learning to working remotely can be challenging, particularly for older students who have...

Dave Kenworthy, Director of Digital Services at CoSector – University of London

AR and VR in education is incredibly exc…

Apr 03, 2020 / Featured Article

Dave Kenworthy, Director of Digital Services at CoSector – University of London, argues that whilst immersive technologies undoubtedly have merit, we should be turning our attention to other solutions in...

Women’s Pay Day in Education 2020: How…

Apr 02, 2020 / Featured Article

#EachforEqual - Women’s #PayDay is the day when the average woman starts getting paid compared to the average man  The average women effectively works for free for 63-days of the year compared to...

Dr Sai Loo, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

The importance of abilities, attitudes a…

Apr 01, 2020 / Featured Article

Case study of an art and design lecturer - Vocational Pedagogy #3 This is the final of three articles on occupational pedagogy in FE (Loo, 2018), and is focused on an art...

Kerry Linley, Chief Executive Officer, Rubitek Solutions Limited

How Will The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic A…

Mar 31, 2020 / Featured Article

We are currently living through unprecedented times as the impact of the #Coronavirus pandemic is felt not just across the UK, but right across the world. Countries are in lockdown and...

Annie Pendrey, FE / HE specialist

Ready, Steady, Study! Self-motivation Pr…

Mar 30, 2020 / Featured Article

Ready, Steady, Cook, Study! Setting up to work at home alongside the learners will inevitably test our concentration spans and self-motivation levels during this difficult time. My self-motivation has already been tested as I...

Benn Carson, Carson Recruitment

This Week in FE: FE Funding and the COVI…

Mar 28, 2020 / Featured Article

The industry is looking at widespread shutdowns, and it’s now fair to say that many providers have officially entered panic mode. There’s a lot of information flying around, and I thought...

Michael Houlihan, CEO, Generation UK

NEW MODELS OF TRAINING WILL REDUCE YOUTH…

Mar 27, 2020 / Featured Article

In the last two decades there has never been so few 18-24-year-olds not in employment, education or training #NEET  Figures released last month by the Office of National Statistics for the...

Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO and Stewart Segal, Chair of Youth Employment UK

There must be more support for apprentic…

Mar 26, 2020 / Featured Article

These are very difficult and sad times. Highlighting the issues faced by a particular group can often feel exclusive and sometimes insensitive, but that is what Youth Employment UK (@YEUK2012)...

Ellen Van de Woestijne, Strategic Director of Education and L&D at Barco

With the sudden rise in distance learnin…

Mar 26, 2020 / Featured Article

Fuelled by the coronavirus crisis driven need for social distancing and spurred on by the evolution of digital technology, it is more pressing than ever for universities, academic institutions, business...

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

Managing in a Crisis: What Can Ministers…

Mar 25, 2020 / Featured Article

#Coronavirus represents the biggest threat to our way of life since the dark days of 1940. Eighty years ago, Britain stood alone against a tyranny of humankind. Today, the enemy is...

Sam Windett, Impetus

The #Coronavirus kids – Youth Employme…

Mar 24, 2020 / Featured Article

The last 10 days have been unsettling even for those of us with jobs, homes and savings. For young people from disadvantaged backgrounds without those anchors, a better adjective would...

Jacqui Molkenthin, JEML Consulting

What do end-point assessors and end-poin…

Mar 24, 2020 / Featured Article

Different #EPA and #EPAO Perspectives Would you love to know more about what end-point assessors and end-point assessment organisations think about the world of end-point assessment? If yes, look no further, the...

Margaret Adams

Appraisals In #FE: Useful Or Not? Four t…

Mar 23, 2020 / Featured Article

Are #FE appraisals any use or are they a waste of time, both for the person conducting the appraisal and for the person being appraised? Whatever you think at the...

Emily Hughes - Freelance Educational Consultant and Partnership Development Manager Bishop Grosseteste University

#FullyFunctional - Functional Skills del…

Mar 20, 2020 / Featured Article

With the rapid development of the higher and degree provision across England there has been a significant number of new University providers entering the apprenticeships market. Universities have extensive experience in...

Richard Marsh

Protecting Apprentices during this #Coro…

Mar 19, 2020 / Featured Article

Urgent action needed to support our #Apprentices - Tomorrow’s workforce  The No1 priority for everybody in this current crisis has to be protecting people’s health. Making all the work lifestyle changes...

Annie Pendrey, FE / HE specialist

Fight against Coronavirus is creating tu…

Mar 19, 2020 / Featured Article

GRIT in the #FE Sector - #COVID19UK During this very difficult time for all educators and our community facing the threat of Coronavirus, I felt compelled to put pen to paper...

Gauthier Van Malderen, CEO of Perlego

Universities and colleges head online am…

Mar 19, 2020 / Featured Article

300% increase in approaches from higher education and further education institutions looking to move to learning online in one week alone  For most people, the events of recent weeks is something...

Dr Sai Loo, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

The complexities of occupational teachin…

Mar 18, 2020 / Featured Article

Vocational Pedagogy #2 This second article focuses on technical and vocational education and training courses, and it is structured according to the conceptual framework (Loo, 2018) in the first article, "The...

Simon Rouse, Group Managing Director, PeoplePlus

Creating the Employment Superhighway –…

Mar 17, 2020 / Featured Article

I recently had the great privilege of hosting a meeting at the House of Commons with employers, government representatives, MPs and the third sector. Our roundtable event was designed to tease...

Aruna Verma, Associate Professor and Programme Director at ULaw's Hong Kong campus

How will the UK education system cope wi…

Mar 16, 2020 / Featured Article

6 plans the UK education system should put in place in the event of a #Coronavirus shutdown #COVID-19UK In February, The University of Law (ULaw) launched a number of initiatives at...

Aaron Ellis, Cost Estimating Lead, JDR Cables

The race was on to find an employer prep…

Mar 16, 2020 / Featured Article

The benefit of an #apprenticeship in the words of an #engineer My arrival into JDR Cable’s apprenticeship scheme was a little unorthodox; I was part way through a mechanical engineering apprenticeship...

Dahwood Ahmed, Regional Manager UK&I, Extreme Networks

How to get cyber security research right…

Mar 14, 2020 / Featured Article

Many innovations that are considered indispensable in our lives today have had their inception in university research labs. Marie Curie discovered radioactivity during her time at the Sorbonne in Paris...

Benn Carson, Carson Recruitment

This Week in FE: Budget 2020 and Coronav…

Mar 14, 2020 / Featured Article

This Week in FE: #Budget2020 and #Coronavirus This week’s budget teased at some changes for the industry, including a promised review of the Apprenticeship Levy, as well as promised funding for...

Joe Crossley, CEO, Qube Learning

USE IT OR LOSE IT? Helping SMEs Access T…

Mar 13, 2020 / Featured Article

Why are companies still missing out on the opportunity to tap into Apprenticeship Levy transfers? By 2020, most businesses will be familiar with the Apprenticeship Levy in the UK which launched...

Louise Rowley, Vice Principal, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Meeting the urgent need to create a more…

Mar 12, 2020 / Featured Article

Across the next decade and beyond, job occupations previously unheard of will become commonplace – #robotic engineers, data technicians – demanding new and deeper skill sets. With skills and productivity levels...

Kirstie Donnelly MBE is CEO at City & Guilds Group

Lack of focus on further education could…

Mar 11, 2020 / Featured Article

#UntappedPotential  The UK’s labour market is amidst a transformational and unpredictable period driven by a changing political landscape and rapidly advancing technologies. Meanwhile, we are working for longer and our workplace skills...

Chris Stoker-Jones is Director of Vocational Training at Catch22

Employers want to support apprenticeship…

Mar 11, 2020 / Featured Article

#Budget2020 - People, Place and Purpose at the Heart of Politics Back in 2015, the Government pledged to create £3 million more apprenticeship starts by 2020. Despite falling short of this target – and...

Andy Durman, Managing Director of Labour Market Insight specialists, Emsi UK

What is the single biggest challenge fac…

Mar 10, 2020 / Featured Article

Tackling the biggest labour market challenge of all: The Great British Talent Challenge What is the single biggest challenge facing the labour market across Britain? The productivity puzzle, perhaps? Or is it the huge...

Daisy Hooper is Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Chartered Management Institute

Levelling up through management apprenti…

Mar 10, 2020 / Featured Article

Despite some criticism, the evidence is that management degree apprenticeships are creating opportunities in just the #LeftBehind regions, sectors and socio-economic groups that need them most.  As many readers will have...

Helen Barnard, Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

We’re about to see the first ‘Levell…

Mar 09, 2020 / Featured Article

This week, the new Chancellor will deliver the first Budget from a government with a sizable majority for nearly a decade.  The election result gives the government the freedom to think...

The progressing attitudes towards female…

Mar 08, 2020 / Featured Article

On #InternationalWomansDay #IWD2020 let’s consider what it really means for a brand to be empowering and inspiring  For a brand to truly resonate with modern consumers they must prioritise inclusivity and...

Jan Ward, CBE, Non-Executive Chair of Energy & Utility Skills

Why women are better for business: The e…

Mar 08, 2020 / Featured Article

As we recognise and celebrate achievements in addressing gender equality on #InternationalWomensDay #IWD20 today(8 Mar), Jan Ward CBE @EUSkills discusses the positive economic impact of the gender balance in the...

Richard Marsh

Apprenticeships Post 2020 Vision: Will t…

Mar 07, 2020 / Featured Article

We are due a budget next week and it will outline the new Governments plans for further investment in FE & skills (in England at least). As well as replacing ESF...

Laura Bell, Director, Careers - Education Development Trust

Bridging the gap: helping parents and ed…

Mar 06, 2020 / Featured Article

Ending today #NationalCareersWeek ran from 2 to 6 March 2020. To mark it, Laura Bell @EdDevTrust considers the importance of guidance and information for parents supporting their children through #careers decisions...

David Gallagher, Chief Executive at NCFE

Central to great learning experiences ar…

Mar 06, 2020 / Featured Article

David Gallagher @NCFE discusses the new @WorldSkillsUK Centre of Excellence  Last week, WorldSkills UK announced plans for a pioneering new project in partnership with education and skills charity, NCFE, to create a Centre...

Ben Hansford, MD - Apprenticeships, Firebrand

Why I Think National Apprenticeship Week…

Mar 05, 2020 / Featured Article

The first week of February was #NationalApprenticeshipWeek in England, and 2-6 Mar in Scotland #ScotAppWeek20 - but you may be surprised to hear that, as the MD of an #Apprenticeships department...

John Yarham, Interim Chief Executive at the Careers & Enterprise Company

Reasons to be cheerful about careers edu…

Mar 05, 2020 / Featured Article

#NationalCareersWeek - A good time to have that debate about the state of careers education  Arguing about whether a glass is half-empty or half-full is a futile task. The whole point...

Mark Wright, Director of Curriculum, Education and Training Foundation

Land-based training sector begins sowing…

Mar 04, 2020 / Featured Article

Every provider institution in further education is different. You only have to visit a few and you can see and feel the differences between them. And that’s as true of...

Robert Aitken, Business Development Manager, ONVU Learning

Student Engagement: Using video technolo…

Mar 04, 2020 / Featured Article

Student engagement is a challenge for both students and teachers: Practical ways to help teachers share their teaching style to help engage students  With the school agenda being packed out with a...

Dr Sai Loo, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

The occupational pedagogy of FE teachers

Mar 03, 2020 / Featured Article

Vocational Pedagogy #1 Despite Brian Simon’s question that he posed in 1981, ‘Why no pedagogy in England?’ this question had not been adequately addressed regarding vocational pedagogy. So this series of three...

Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO of Do-IT Solutions

Where have all the girls gone? Missed, M…

Mar 02, 2020 / Featured Article

Leading into International Women’s day #IWD2020 on the 8th March, it is important for us to consider why there are more girls and women coming forward being diagnosed with Neurodivergent...

Simon Reichwald, Strategic Lead for Emerging Talent at MyKindaFuture

The End of the Education Factory

Feb 28, 2020 / Featured Article

Simon Reichwald, Strategic Lead for Emerging Talent at MyKindaFuture, explores the dangers of treating the education system like a conveyer belt and offers his insights into how education providers can...

Myles Bray, VP of EMEA, Forescout

What can be done about the specific cybe…

Feb 28, 2020 / Featured Article

From strength to weakness: How sprawling networks pose a #cyber-risk In the last few years, ransomware has been on the rise. This type of cyber-attack - that threatens to publish victim's...

The Institute’s Chief Executive, Jennifer Coupland

End-point assessment is a key feature of…

Feb 27, 2020 / Featured Article

Help Us Improve #Apprenticeship External Quality Assurance #EQA say @IFAteched  End-point assessment #EPA is a key feature of the reformed apprenticeship system, testing that apprentices truly can do the job for which...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Four retrieval practice activities to ai…

Feb 27, 2020 / Featured Article

RETRIEVAL PRACTICE IN ACTION: So what is retrieval practice? Essentially, it is anything that encourages the learner to recall their learning, then self-check for accuracy. It has a lot going for it –...

Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise

Helping young people develop an enterpri…

Feb 27, 2020 / Featured Article

#Skills2030 - Now is the time to provide young people with the skills they need to succeed Young people in the UK are not receiving equality of opportunity- and the proof...

Hilary Read, Author and publisher of guides and e-resources for vocational teachers and assessors.

Some practical ways to ensure apprentice…

Feb 26, 2020 / Featured Article

Managing learning and progress in #apprenticeships Following my previous article on planning the vocational curriculum, this one looks at how you actively manage teaching and learning in apprenticeships and contains extracts...

Data Protection Principals. For Leaders …

Feb 26, 2020 / Featured Article

If you’re a College Principal or senior leader in education it’s likely you’ve heard of the #GDPR (if you haven’t you must have been on an almighty sabbatical) and it’s...

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

Tom Bewick's tangle with the Today progr…

Feb 25, 2020 / Featured Article

Exposing the disguised academic snobbery of those who work at the heart of Westminster, Tom argues it is about time our elites looked at degrees and vocational qualifications in the...

Sam Blyth, Director of Schools and FE, Instructure

Moving the needle for FE: How do governm…

Feb 24, 2020 / Featured Article

How can the government’s spending commitments move the needle for #FE? Further Education (FE) institutions have long been promised the full attention of the Department for Education (DfE), and in the...

Encouraging Independence by Teaching Ess…

Feb 22, 2020 / Featured Article

As we move into what Klaus Schwab defines as The Fourth Industrial Revolution, and AI and machine learning become more present in day-to-day life, the idea that creative skills are...

Justyn Page, Founder, First Round Fitness

'Anger Management' should be taught in s…

Feb 22, 2020 / Featured Article

A recently published study analyzing how violence affects young people has shone a spotlight on the issues facing why crime amongst teenage boys has been steadily increasing in recent years. The...

Stefan Drew, previously director of marketing at two FHE colleges

Congratulating Vertically Challenged Col…

Feb 21, 2020 / Featured Article

#EdTech is slowly replacing more traditional teaching methods and we are beginning to see #biometrics and #AI being used for admin purposes as well as in the classrooms of the...

Lucy Hunte, National Programme Manager, Apprenticeships Talent for Care, Health Education England (HEE)

Why referring to “Fake” Apprenticesh…

Feb 20, 2020 / Featured Article

The old adage "bad news sells" is clearly the case with the EDSK Runaway Training think tank report. Why did this negative piece of work make the mainstream media and yet...

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

It is time for FE to change and that cha…

Feb 19, 2020 / Featured Article

The Further Education agenda is one full of surprises, challenges and opportunities As I look across my own organisation I never cease to be amazed at the commitment of my staff...

Paul Grainger, Co-director of the Centre for Education and Work, and Head of Innovation and Enterprise for the Department of Education, Practice and Society, UCL

Global Deliberations on The Future of Wo…

Feb 18, 2020 / Featured Article

#G20SaudiArabia - The world is witnessing not only a change in the nature of work, but also in the nature of employment #FutureofWork #FutureofEmployment The G20 is an odd organization. Each...

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