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Jane Fletcher, Quality Assurance Lead at Awarding UK, part of Bishop Grosseteste University

Out of the dark and into the light of En…

Apr 17, 2021 / FE Voices

It was quite comfortable sitting on the fence watching, as the first apprenticeship frameworks transitioned over to standards. Knowing my specialist subject of early years wouldn’t feel the impact until...

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After a two-week break for the Easter holidays, the #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show returns for episode 4 as Tom Bewick discusses this summer’s exam results.Kicking off the show with his first...

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Apr 16, 2021 / Podcasts

WE Are - WEA North East's @WEAadulted #Podcast   The WEAre podcast highlights the work WEA in the north east and its commitment to adult education, by focusing on the work staff, volunteers...

Tom Richmond

EDSK: A-levels, BTECs and T-levels shoul…

Apr 16, 2021 / FE Voices

   @EDSKthinktank - A-levels, BTECs and T-levels should be replaced by a ‘Baccalaureate’  The dominance of A-levels has relegated applied and technical education to second-class status, according to a new report from education...

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Apr 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad: Autism and Inclusive Practice with @NicolaBeldham  In this first edition of Universal Learning, I’m talking to Nicola Beldham, an inclusion specialist who like me works in further...

Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, David Hughes

Planned ‘clawback’ of adult educatio…

Apr 15, 2021 / FE Voices

Government’s recovery plans in jeopardy because of cuts to adult training funds  The government’s ability to deliver its skills agenda could be severely damaged if it goes ahead with a planned...

Exploring Neurodiversity Podcast – Imp…

Apr 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Welcome to Episode 4 and the final instalment of the #ExploringNeurodiversity podcast, a co-produced podcast mini-series brought to you by @FENews and @CognAssist. In this episode your hosts Gavin O’Meara from...

40 Minute Mentor podcast celebrates the career advice from some of the most influential leaders.

Enabling the Next Generation of Early Ye…

Apr 14, 2021 / Podcasts

Brett @Wigdortz on 40 Minute Mentor Podcast, said: “To me, education is like a building block for a fair society. It goes hand in hand with healthcare, food, and ensuring people...

Bex Spencer

Is there a recipe for delivering quality…

Apr 14, 2021 / FE Voices

Having worked with 25 government bodies to help 1,000 people with a range of health conditions into work, we’ve learnt that the service model is only one ingredient to quality at...

Priya Lakhani OBE: Innovating in the digital age

How can we ensure that young people are …

Apr 14, 2021 / Podcasts

The Educators: Innovating in the digital age @PriyaLakhani, @BecomingXteam & @CapitaPlc  "Children today are learning what robots will be able to do much better in 2030. "What education should be focusing on now is the...

Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Universities

Remaining university students to return …

Apr 13, 2021 / FE Voices

All university students who have not yet returned to campus and in-person teaching will be able to do so from 17 May, at the earliest, @MichelleDonelan has confirmed today (Tuesday 13 April).   The timing...

Nick Hillman, Director, HEPI

Student numbers before, during and after…

Apr 13, 2021 / FE Voices

Winners and Losers in 2021  Speaking to the UK Student Accommodation Forum session on 'Winners and Losers in 2021' today (13 Apr), HEPI Director, Nick Hillman, said: I recognise the focus today is...

#RethinkingEducation: The Edge Podcast

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Apr 13, 2021 / Podcasts

The Edge Podcast - Rethinking Education S1E4  Edge is the independent foundation working to inspire the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need...

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Apr 13, 2021 / FE Voices

Today (Tuesday, 13 April), Association of Colleges has published results from a survey of colleges, revealing the extent of damage to students’ education during the pandemic. A staggering three quarters (77%)...

Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training

Poor mental health costs UK employers up…

Apr 12, 2021 / FE Voices

A lot about the last year has been unpredictable, but if you had told me back then that one of our biggest selling short courses would soon be First Aid...

Life #AndColleges - The Association of C…

Apr 12, 2021 / Podcasts

Life #AndColleges - Brought to you by @AoC_info #LoveOurColleges  Episode 2 - On this episode of #AndColleges, our series host Christopher is joined by co-host Marguerite Hogg from AoC and special guest Fiona...

Tackling fire safety

The higher number of electrical devices …

Apr 09, 2021 / FE Voices

Tackling fire safety in education facilities  With many schools, colleges and higher education facilities currently suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, the government and higher education leaders should use this time...

‘The Educators'

‘The Educators', a series of films and…

Apr 09, 2021 / Podcasts

@BecomingXteam partners with @CapitaPlc to launch ‘The Educators’ – a film and podcast series featuring a diverse group of leading experts who each present their views on the urgent actions...

WEA Tutor Sheila Parks gives advice on h…

Apr 09, 2021 / Podcasts

WE Are - WEA North East's @WEAadulted #Podcast   The WEAre podcast highlights the work WEA in the north east and its commitment to adult education, by focusing on the work staff, volunteers...

Shedding Light on the Labour Market

How Has Employer Demand for Occupations …

Apr 08, 2021 / FE Voices

In this week's Shedding Light on the Labour Market, we take a look at the changing demand for occupations over the last year, and in particular which occupations have seen...

Exploring Neurodiversity Podcast – Fun…

Apr 08, 2021 / Podcasts

Welcome to Episode 3 of the #ExploringNeurodiversity podcast, a co-produced podcast mini-series brought to you by @FENews and @CognAssist. In this episode your hosts Gavin O’Meara from FE News and Louise...

Jisc launches new strategy to support HE sector

Jisc’s new HE Leaders podcast series k…

Apr 07, 2021 / Podcasts

The UK’s education and technology not-for-profit, @Jisc, has launched the new HE Leaders podcasts, with what the organisation’s managing director of higher education (HE), Jonathan Baldwin, describes as a “lively and thought-provoking discussion around...

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott

Supporting Staff Wellbeing: Psychotherap…

Apr 07, 2021 / FE Voices

Those working within the education sector (teachers, assistants, lecturers, caretakers, educational psychologists etc) have like all frontline workers faced enormous pressures over the last year. Stress and anxiety about infection...

Catching up or falling behind? Geographi…

Apr 07, 2021 / Podcasts

This week, @TheIFS have gone into the archive to bring you an episode from last year exploring geographical inequalities with David Phillips, Associate Director at IFS and an expert on...

Boris Paillard, CEO, Le Wagon

Curriculum innovation and the value of i…

Apr 07, 2021 / FE Voices

Applying start-up principles to educational curriculums Most start-up companies are obsessed with improving their customer satisfaction rates. Educational institutions can hugely benefit from taking this same mindset: building and improving curriculums...

#RethinkingEducation: The Edge Podcast

Island Education – Lessons from the Pa…

Apr 06, 2021 / Podcasts

The Edge Podcast - Rethinking Education S1E3  Edge is the independent foundation working to inspire the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need...

Hope #AndColleges - The Association of C…

Apr 05, 2021 / Podcasts

Hope #AndColleges - Brought to you by @AoC_info #LoveOurColleges  Episode 1 - In this episode of #AndColleges, our series host Christopher chats to Cath Sezen from AoC and Zac Aldridge from NCFE about...

Faryn Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer, MasterStart

In a skills-based economy, how well you …

Apr 05, 2021 / FE Voices

5 Ways companies can improve their inclusivity & diversity  Recent news headlines, and frequent public faux pas, show that corporate South Africa has a long way to go to really action...

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Education Secretary speech to NASUWT Ann…

Apr 03, 2021 / FE Voices

@GavinWilliamson addresses the #NASUWT21 2021 Annual Conference of teaching union @NASUWT: Thank you very much for inviting me to join your conference today. I’m delighted to have this opportunity to speak to...

Justin Small, Founder of Future Strategy Club

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and …

Apr 03, 2021 / FE Voices

#VUCA: What is it and why does it matter to business success?  There is no doubt that the outbreak of COVID-19 highlights the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world in...

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Apr 02, 2021 / Podcasts

As part of our apprentice panel podcasts, Joel Roach our apprentice panel host interviews new member Rhiannon Rees-Jones. Rhiannon is a former level 3 business admin apprentice at Northamptonshire County Council. As...

Jamie Southerington, director at Kinteract

Rethinking assessments to align with the…

Apr 02, 2021 / FE Voices

With GCSE and A Levels cancelled again this year, teacher assessments will be used to grade our young people’s academic abilities instead of exams. These exams at age 16 and...

The Institute talks...about autism and a…

Apr 02, 2021 / FE Voices

As part of our apprentice panel podcasts, Joel Roach our apprentice panel host interviews new member Rhiannon Rees-Jones. Rhiannon is a former level 3 business admin apprentice at Northamptonshire County Council. As...

WEA volunteer Judith King features on WE…

Apr 02, 2021 / Podcasts

WE Are - WEA North East's @WEAadulted #Podcast   The WEAre podcast highlights the work WEA in the north east and its commitment to adult education, by focusing on the work staff, volunteers...

The new storytelling podcast that teache…

Apr 01, 2021 / Podcasts

A Children’s story podcast that highlights the traits young people may see in those with #ADHD, #Dyslexia and #Dyspraxia has launched in the UK. ‘Poppy and Zander in Zen Forest’ sees...

Exploring Neurodiversity Podcast – Ste…

Apr 01, 2021 / Podcasts

Welcome to Episode 2 of the #ExploringNeurodiversity podcast, a co-produced podcast mini series brought to you by @FENews and @CognAssist. In this episode your hosts Gavin O’Meara from FE News and...

Lifetime Skills Guarantee: Launch of fre…

Apr 01, 2021 / FE Voices

An estimated 11 million adults now have the opportunity to gain a new qualification for free, designed to help them to gain in-demand skills and secure great jobs. Almost 400 qualifications are available...

New female-led innovation initiative lau…

Mar 31, 2021 / Podcasts

Leading innovation agency Kinneir Dufort paves way for young women in product design with XXEquals   Bristol-based, world-renowned innovation and product development agency, Kinneir Dufort (KD), has launched a new initiative, XXEquals...

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FE and Skills sector reaction to the Com…

Mar 31, 2021 / FE Voices

FE and Skills sector reaction to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities - comments from @PatrickR_NASUWT, @PaulWhiteman6, @cyclingkev, @cbimatt  Responding to the publication of the report of the Commission on Race and...

James Kirkup, Director of the Social Market Foundation

Missing the Story: the UK media's neglec…

Mar 31, 2021 / FE Voices

Not on the nine o’clock news  A new paper supported by the Further Education Trust for Leadership highlights the UK media’s failure to understand or engage with further education Further education gets...

Tobie Loates, Subject Leader Extended Diploma Photography and Film, Animation & Media Production at Plymouth College of Art’s Pre-Degree centre and External Moderator for University of the Arts London

Hybrid learning in creative education

Mar 31, 2021 / FE Voices

For the @PlymouthArt Pre-Degree team, moving to online teaching as a result of the pandemic has been challenging and rewarding in equal measures  Plymouth College of Art is an independent university-sector art school that...

Harry Goldfinch, Support Worker, East Kent Mencap

The perception of autism is outdated; a …

Mar 30, 2021 / FE Voices

Diagnosed with #autism at eight years old, Harry Goldfinch, from Ramsgate, has been surrounded by disabilities his whole life. Like him, his sister has autism and lives a normal life...

Starting next Monday, with special guest @Miz_Cracker, Your Amazing Mind podcast

New University of Bristol student mental…

Mar 30, 2021 / Podcasts

Starting next Monday, with special guest @Miz_Cracker, Your Amazing Mind podcast is produced by @BristolUni and aims to give students the tools they need to feel better more often. Each episode sees a student...

#RethinkingEducation: The Edge Podcast

Innovation and Employer Engagement in Hi…

Mar 30, 2021 / Podcasts

The Edge Podcast - Rethinking Education S1E2  Edge is the independent foundation working to inspire the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need...

Julie Cameron, Managing Director, DRIVE Engagement

Why your employee engagement strategy sh…

Mar 30, 2021 / FE Voices

For years, businesses of all sizes have pumped time and thought into their employee engagement strategies - and rightly so. Afterall, data proves just how costly it can be to...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Plan for Growth: Rishi Sunak and Kwasi K…

Mar 30, 2021 / FE Voices

This letter sets out the key pillars of investment that the government will focus on as we build back better from the pandemic, create jobs and drive forward key government...

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New report finds prolonged youth jobs cr…

Mar 30, 2021 / FE Voices

Youth unemployment will remain high after other areas of the economy begin to recover, warns a new report from Learning and Work Institute and The Prince’s Trust, supported by HSBC...

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Digital Learning – its growing importa…

Mar 29, 2021 / FE Voices

Tech’s importance to teachers has been rising for a while, but the demands of lockdown have only increased the necessity of leveraging digital methods in education. This has been, for...

Dr Raoul-Gabriel Urma, CEO, Cambridge Spark

Why develop Data Science & AI strate…

Mar 29, 2021 / FE Voices

All organisations aspire to modernise and operate more effectively or risk becoming irrelevant in today’s fast-moving competitive environment. As CEO of @CambridgeSpark, the specialist Data Science & #AI capability partner...

Nicky Valmas is Head of Organisational Change and HR Services at Connor

The Importance of Understanding TUPE for…

Mar 26, 2021 / FE Voices

TUPE – Is it really that hard to understand and comply with the regulations if you are a small business? Preparation and understanding of obligation is the key. What is the...

Jayne Worthington, CEO at The Progress Group

Supporting the education and learning of…

Mar 26, 2021 / FE Voices

Over the past 12 months we have seen the pandemic shape and alter our social and economic priorities. Education and learning have played a key role in increasing prosperity, as...

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JCQ Guidance: Determination of grades fo…

Mar 26, 2021 / FE Voices

@JCQcic Guidance and Key dates - Determination of grades for A/AS Levels and GCSEs for summer 2021:  The Joint Council for Qualifications (@JCQcic) has today published guidance for schools and colleges on how...

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: Will we go back to the office commute? #SkillsWorldLive 3.3

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: Will we go back to the…

Mar 26, 2021 / Podcasts

In the third episode of Series 3 of the #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show, @TomBewick discusses all things @Zoom with special guests. The show features a 1-2-1 interview with the Shadow Secretary of...

Lord Shipley, Chair of the new House of Lords Select Committee on Youth Unemployment

Small businesses willing to innovate and…

Mar 26, 2021 / Podcasts

BackinBusiness (@Business_Backin) Interview Lord Shipley, Chair of the House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee (@LordsYouthUnemp)  Lord Shipley, Chair of the new House of Lords Select Committee on Youth Unemployment, joined BackinBusiness CEO...

Scott Sallée, Social Impact Manager, Dentsu International

Work experience and digital skills - The…

Mar 26, 2021 / FE Voices

For many months now, and with increasing frequency this year, I have seen and heard our young people described as “generation lost”. It is a phrase I challenge at every...

North East Regional Chair of WEA Keith H…

Mar 26, 2021 / Podcasts

WE Are - WEA North East's @WEAadulted #Podcast   The WEAre podcast highlights the work WEA in the north east and its commitment to adult education, by focusing on the work staff, volunteers...

Least advantaged students gain a lot fro…

Mar 26, 2021 / FE Voices

Equal access to higher education for students from all socio-economic and ethnic groups is a key aim of UK education policy. New research at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (@TheIFS)...

Making the UK employable: Plan for Jobs and Build Back Better

Making the UK employable: Plan for Jobs …

Mar 25, 2021 / Podcasts

Paul Turner, Policy Specialist at @NCFE, and a panel of employability and policy experts bring skills into the centre of focus to unpack employability initiatives, past and present on this thought-provoking...

Exploring Neurodiversity: Mythbusting and removing barriers

Exploring Neurodiversity: Mythbusting an…

Mar 25, 2021 / Podcasts

Welcome to Mythbusting and removing barriers, Episode 1 of the #ExploringNeurodiversity podcast with @CognAssist: Mythbusting in Neurodiversity is all about removing barriers for learners, educators, teams and leaders. Dr. Louise Karwowski, Head of...

Transforming skills system is key to unlocking Northern Ireland’s potential

The Northern Ireland College of the Futu…

Mar 25, 2021 / FE Voices

In the wake of the pandemic and as Northern Ireland works to re-ignite its economy, a new report from experts in education and business is arguing for a bold acceleration...

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