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Gavin Williamson gives reassurance for s…

Aug 15, 2020 / FE Voices

@GavinWilliamson gives reassurance for schools and students on result appeals Government action ensures the fairest possible approach in the absence of exams Schools Minister to chair daily Gold Command group overseeing...

Jade Murden is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and Liz Atkins is Professor of Vocational Education and Social Justice at University of Derby

Top 5 tips for making the transition fro…

Aug 15, 2020 / FE Voices

#ALevelResults day is widely covered by the mainstream media. However, little attention is paid to those young people receiving the results of their Vocational Qualifications (VQs) and hoping to progress...

Benn Carson, Founder, Carson Recruitment

Learners should be priority #1 in furthe…

Aug 15, 2020 / FE Voices

The idea might seem self-evident. Training is all about the training or, to put it another way, training is all about the learners.  Right? But time and time again I see business...

Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive – Management Accounting, CIMA

Equipping our workforce for tomorrow's r…

Aug 14, 2020 / FE Voices

Addressing skills, productivity and social mobility is the key to long-term success, says Andrew Harding, @CIMA_News  The UK doesn’t have strong track-record when it comes to investing in skills, and higher-level skills...

NUS Scotland president, Matt Crilly

Scottish Funding Council announces £5m …

Aug 14, 2020 / Podcasts

@NUSScotland welcomes £5m Digital Poverty fund to help disadvantaged students bridge the “digital divide”  A new £5 million fund has been created to help colleges and universities tackle digital exclusion among...

Lal Tawney, Whitecap’s Practice Lead for Education

The Further Education Revolution: 3 Posi…

Aug 14, 2020 / FE Voices

The Further Education sector finds itself on the cusp of disruption, and part of the solution lies in in lessons we can learn from the German education system.  It’s no secret...

A complete switch to remote learning is …

Aug 14, 2020 / FE Voices

 Technology in the classroom and its future - Caution must be taken to avoid disparity in the learning experiences of students from different backgrounds  The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread global...

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

We are back- it’s a good feeling! Exam…

Aug 13, 2020 / FE Voices

Official publications of A level and other results, my first day back on site following a long period of virtual management and Welsh shielding- not actually over yet but quite...

Opening doors for care leavers: The bene…

Aug 13, 2020 / FE Voices

#ResultsDay can be a daunting time for many students, especially for students in the care system. However, the opportunities that apprenticeships can bring, can change someone’s life for the better. We talked...

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Nearly 40% of A-Level results downgraded…

Aug 13, 2020 / FE Voices

Today is #ResultsDay with both #ALevel and #VocationalResults being released today, the Joint Council for Qualifications (@JCQcic) has published the 2020 national results for A and AS Levels. 2020 has...

Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President, Pearson BTEC and Apprenticeship

250,000 vocational learners receive thei…

Aug 13, 2020 / FE Voices

#VocationalResultsDay - This year, more than 250,000 post-16 learners will find out their #BTEC results  Included in this class of 2020 will be 65,000 achieving their first step towards being the key...

Jane Hickie, Managing Director, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Time for government to get tough on lack…

Aug 12, 2020 / FE Voices

@AELPUK backs @Halfon4harlowMP Education Committee chair's call for action  A general lack of awareness among school-leavers about the apprenticeship opportunities available to them remains a huge issue.  With Britain in recession...

Tracy Fishwick

Getting Kickstart Working - My Top 5 Rec…

Aug 12, 2020 / FE Voices

I’ve been part of the Youth Employment Group since it began a week or so into lockdown, it’s been brilliant to see 100s of committed organisations sharing their views on...

Triple lock for students ahead of A leve…

Aug 12, 2020 / FE Voices

#ResultsDay2020 - Students could receive the higher result out of their calculated grade, valid mock grade, or autumn exam grade to bolster fairness  A new ‘triple lock’ process will give young...

Covid-19 in Education - The impact on ex…

Aug 12, 2020 / FE Voices

#ResultsDay with a difference - On the 18th March 2020, Prime Minister, @BorisJohnson announced that all UK schools will close from 20th March, due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). It was also...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Tackling Negativity With Arnie Skelton #…

Aug 12, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Fifty-Second episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses tackling negativity. In this week’s podcast Arnie tackles...

Kier Starmer

Don't risk ‘robbing a generation of th…

Aug 11, 2020 / FE Voices

@Keir_Starmer - @BorisJohnson risks ‘robbing a generation of their future’ over unfairness in exam system  Keir Starmer warns that the Prime Minister risks “robbing a generation of young people of their...

Tracy Fishwick

Getting Kickstart working will take more…

Aug 11, 2020 / FE Voices

Getting Kickstart working will take more than a pot of cash for businesses No one was more pleased to see Kickstart announced than me. I’ve seen the value of paid...

With 730,000 fewer people on payroll we …

Aug 11, 2020 / FE Voices

@ONS estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK labour market: August 2020  The ONS figures published today (11 Aug) show a 730,000 drop in workers on payroll...

Apprentice Checklist: How to Prepare for…

Aug 11, 2020 / FE Voices

After Gateway, you can breathe a sigh of relief that the on-programme part of your apprenticeship is complete. All that’s left is your end point assessment, or #EPA. EPA can seem...

Jane Hickie, Managing Director, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Don't let Kickstart wage subsidies displ…

Aug 10, 2020 / FE Voices

@AELPUK backs Centre for Social Justice (@CSJthinktank) seminal report "TRADE SECRETS - How to reboot apprenticeships and kick-start the recovery".  'Potentially seminal report on Apprenticeships from Centre for Social Justice should be...

A “lost generation” of young workers…

Aug 10, 2020 / FE Voices

Centre for Social Justice (@CSJthinktank) report finds that the Apprenticeship system is neglecting young, low-skilled Brits, as the overall number of apprenticeships has fallen by a quarter between 2014/15 and 2018/19  Younger, low-skilled...

Are You Looking To Further Your Educatio…

Aug 09, 2020 / FE Voices

There are plenty of reasons to pursue a graduate degree. It will give you an advantage in the job market, help you advance in a current career and is directly...

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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the…

Aug 09, 2020 / FE Voices

A short history of employer engagement  To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Elementary Education Act (9 Aug), the first piece of legislation to deal specifically with the provision of education...

Multi-million-pound funding for local au…

Aug 08, 2020 / FE Voices

Thousands of students will be supported with new dedicated school and college transport to get them to school or college in the autumn term, the Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson said today (8 Aug). Delivering...

Universities Minister Michelle Donelan

Universities Minister's Top 7 Tips for G…

Aug 07, 2020 / FE Voices

Universities Minister @MichelleDonelan offers her top tips for graduates looking for jobs this year: I still remember the day I graduated and the mixture of excitement and nervousness I felt around...

Post-Lockdown Education: Clearing Up the…

Aug 06, 2020 / FE Voices

The start of July usually marks a celebration for students across the UK. Exams have been completed, everything they have worked hard for has been done, and now they can...

Addressing Systemic Racism in Further Ed…

Aug 06, 2020 / FE Voices

BLACK FURTHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP GROUP (@FeLeadership) have written an open letter to @BorisJohnson & @GavinWilliamson to address systemic racism in further education  Responding to the letter, David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges (AoC), said: “The letter...

The Next Normal Episode 1 - Recruitment

Aug 06, 2020 / Podcasts

The New Normal is back for Season 2 - new title, same topical content and even more fantastic guests! Join Chris Webb and Helen Armitage from the Careers and Employability Service...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Learning How To Learn With Arnie Skelton…

Aug 05, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Fifty-First episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Learning How To Learn. This week's podcast is...

Chief executive at the Institute, Jennifer Coupland

Next steps announced for a simplified EQ…

Aug 04, 2020 / FE Voices

@Ofqual or @OfficeStudents #EQA only - @IfATechEd has today (4 Aug) announced that it will move to a new simplified EQA system following a public consultation earlier this year. The changes...

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Increase in number of Scottish students …

Aug 04, 2020 / FE Voices

28,970 students from Scotland have been accepted into university or college through UCAS today, up 220 on Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) results day last year, and despite a fall in...

Govt must act to strengthen NHS Test and…

Aug 04, 2020 / FE Voices

Scientists have warned that current testing and contact tracing is inadequate to prevent a second wave of coronavirus when schools in the UK reopen. Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:  "After...

David Lockhart-Hawkins, SDN’s compliance expert

Seven key messages from the updated Appr…

Aug 04, 2020 / FE Voices

On 15 July 2020, the @ESFAGov published their first iteration of the 2020-21 #Apprenticeship Funding Rules. Many providers have already started considering how the end of frameworks and new employer incentives...

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Aug 03, 2020 / Podcasts

Tonight's guests include:  Dr Gill Wyness | Gillian Keegan MP | Robert Halfon MP | Ken Skates AM | Rt Hon Charles Clarke | Rt Hon Anne Milton | Kirstie Donnelly MBE | Frank Douglas | Euan Blair...

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

New Redundancy Support Service for Appre…

Aug 01, 2020 / FE Voices

@GillianKeegan launches new Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA) to ensure apprentices that have been made redundant can access support  A new online and telephone support service for apprentices who have lost...

Gareth Phillips

Apprenticeships in a strange world

Jul 31, 2020 / FE Voices

Who would have thought when we were all planning and putting budgets together last year that we would have to face a once in a hundred years pandemic, causing the...

Patrick Tucker

Is Simplicity the Key to Unlocking Appre…

Jul 31, 2020 / FE Voices

It is with great interest that I see the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) have given consent for the Public Sector to develop a L2 Organisational Support Assistant...

Amina Abonde-Adigun

Black Heart Scholar Amina Abonde-Adigun …

Jul 30, 2020 / FE Voices

I was awarded a Black Heart Scholarship earlier this year. It is supporting me through my studies, an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It’s emphasised to...

Universities Minister Michelle Donelan

Student number controls in response to C…

Jul 30, 2020 / FE Voices

Student Number Controls The measures to protect students and universities during the coronavirus outbreak, including temporary student number controls and additional places. Documents Introduction of temporary student number controls in response to coronavirus...

Apprenticeship starts plunge as a result…

Jul 30, 2020 / FE Voices

New data released by @EducationGovUK today (30 Jul) showed another huge decline in apprenticeship starts as a result of the coronavirus crisis. There were just 34,690 starts between 23 March and 30...

Dr Susan Pember

Lockdown: Boredom or Freedom?

Jul 29, 2020 / FE Voices

Studying at Home Over the last 14 weeks our young people and adult learners have been confined to their homes with a hope that they could study online. This has generated...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Boosting Memory With Arnie Skelton #50

Jul 29, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Fiftieth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses memory improving techniques. This week's podcast from...

Sir Peter Lampl, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust

Almost half of students say pandemic has…

Jul 29, 2020 / FE Voices

NEW @SUTTONTRUST RESEARCH EXAMINES THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ACCESS TO THE WORKPLACE   Students and employers are worried about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the job market, according to the latest Covid-19 impact brief from...

Lucy Thorpe, Head of Policy, Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health: An Alert to the Post-16 E…

Jul 28, 2020 / FE Voices

We all have mental health, just as we have physical health.  This will sometimes be good, sometimes poor; sometimes better, sometimes worse.  Understanding this, and that there are well-known risks to...

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Securing The Right Course And Beyond: Ai…

Jul 28, 2020 / FE Voices

The number of undergraduate degrees awarded in the UK is five times as big as it was in 1990. 50% of young adults now go on to higher education, compared with just...

Julian Gravatt, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges (AoC)

The Demographic Upswing: More 16-24 Year…

Jul 27, 2020 / FE Voices

Growing and growing until 2030  It has never been harder to predict but some things are clear. There will be more 16-24 year olds in England in the 2020s and their...

Mr. Tale Heydarov is the Chairman of Gilan Holdings

COVID-19: Should students return to high…

Jul 27, 2020 / FE Voices

In recent months, billions of people globally have been sent into lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on public health. With schools, colleges and universities in most countries still shut, if...

Leona Potter, Founder of Myelin Academia

A national tutoring programme will not w…

Jul 25, 2020 / FE Voices

Tutoring can be a brilliant vehicle for social mobility not only for learners but for those looking at it as a new career. However, for tutoring to serve the majority...

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Looming Mass Unemployment

Jul 24, 2020 / FE Voices

The Impact So Far...  The coronavirus pandemic and associated public health responses have had a profound economic impact. Learning and Work Institute analysis found that 5-10 million jobs were in the...

Patrick Tucker

Friday thought article - Change of Contr…

Jul 24, 2020 / FE Voices

We applaud the ESFA for reinforcing this week in their ‘weekly update to providers about the contractual requirement to give the ESFA 12 weeks’ notice, of any notice of intended...

Lucy Dunleavy, Managing Director, LearnBox

Death by PowerPoint, and how to avoid it

Jul 24, 2020 / FE Voices

Imagine if there never needed to be another death by PowerPoint ever, ever, again!  Did you know over 35 million PowerPoint presentations are given every single day containing on average 40...

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How to give your graduates an edge in th…

Jul 24, 2020 / FE Voices

One of the key decisions for anyone considering university is whether to opt for an academic or vocational degree. This is easier if you know what you want to do with your...

Emma Hardy MP, Labour’s Shadow Further Education and Universities Minister

Labour launch ’7 Key Tests for Higher …

Jul 23, 2020 / FE Voices

The @UKLabour Party has called for the Government to meet seven key tests to support UK universities, guarantee students get the support they need to succeed and ensure that a degree course is available...

Gillian Keegan, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

£5.4 million to help colleges work toge…

Jul 23, 2020 / FE Voices

@EducationGovUK - Transforming and building a high quality further education system that provides the skills that individuals, employers and the economy need to grow  20 applications have been successful and will receive...

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

Automation, Covid-19 and the Future of J…

Jul 23, 2020 / FE Voices

Mythbusting #Automation  The growing economic crisis is bringing a number of existing labour market challenges into very sharp focus. One of the biggest is automation (the fourth industrial revolution), which has...

Lee Evans, CEO at Prepare to Achieve

Post-Nominal Letters: the reputation-enh…

Jul 23, 2020 / FE Voices

Earlier this week the Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan, wrote to the Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfATE) to offer strategic guidance for the coming year. It is well...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Neuro Linguistic Programming With Arnie …

Jul 22, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Forty-Nineth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) This week Arnie has...

Kathleen Henehan, Research and Policy Analyst, the Resolution Foundation

Low Pay, Flexi-Jobs and Skills-Based Imm…

Jul 22, 2020 / FE Voices

Before Covid-19 and Brexit  Two Big Successes The time period that began after the financial crisis and ran until the onset of the coronavirus was, in part, characterised by two big successes...

David Imber FIEP

The coming recession: A lesson from the …

Jul 22, 2020 / FE Voices

The valuable paper from the Institute for @EmploymtStudies ‘Getting Back to Work: Dealing with the Labour Market Impacts of the COVID-19 Recession’ (April 2020) discusses how deep the COVID-recession is...

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