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Getting the grades they’ve earned – COVID 19: The cancellation of exams and ‘calculated’ grades
@CommonsEd report on @Ofqual's exam cancellations and calculated grades  The Education Committee publishes its report today...
The need for a human centred future of work even more valid now
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions @ThereseCoffey participated in the International Labour Organisation...
What should we make of the Chancellor’s support for apprentices and young workers?
What should we make of @RishiSunak’s support for apprentices and young workers? asks @DamarTraining's Jonathan Bourne:  After...
THE GOVERNMENT'S 'KICKSTART' SCHEME RESEMBLES ONE PREVIOUS JOB CREATION PROJECT - THE YOUTH TRAINING SCHEME
JUST THE JOB YOUTH unemployment has been a big social problem in the UK for 40...
Patrick goes back to basics
I have been in the VET (Vocational Education and Training) arena for over 20 years...
Getting the grades they’ve earned – COVID 19: The cancellation of exams and ‘calculated’ grades
Getting the grades they’ve earned – COVID 19: ...
The need for a human centred future of work even more valid now
The need for a human centred future of work ev...
What should we make of the Chancellor’s support for apprentices and young workers?
What should we make of the Chancellor’s suppor...
THE GOVERNMENT'S 'KICKSTART' SCHEME RESEMBLES ONE PREVIOUS JOB CREATION PROJECT -  THE YOUTH TRAINING SCHEME
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Getting the grades they’ve earned – …

Jul 11, 2020 / FE Voices

@CommonsEd report on @Ofqual's exam cancellations and calculated grades  The Education Committee publishes its report today (11 Jul): Getting the grades they've earned: Covid-19: the cancellation of exams and 'calculated' grades. The...

Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The need for a human centred future of w…

Jul 10, 2020 / FE Voices

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions @ThereseCoffey participated in the International Labour Organisation (@ILO) Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work: Good afternoon colleagues and thank...

Jonathan Bourne, MD and Co-Owner, Damar Training

What should we make of the Chancellor’…

Jul 10, 2020 / FE Voices

What should we make of @RishiSunak’s support for apprentices and young workers? asks @DamarTraining's Jonathan Bourne:  After much speculation, we now know what the Chancellor plans to do to support the labour...

Stephen Lambert, writer and Newcastle City Councillor.

THE GOVERNMENT'S 'KICKSTART' SCHEME RESE…

Jul 10, 2020 / FE Voices

JUST THE JOB YOUTH unemployment has been a big social problem in the UK for 40 years. Whilst it's lower than after the financial crash of 2008, the number of young...

Patrick Tucker

Patrick goes back to basics

Jul 10, 2020 / FE Voices

I have been in the VET (Vocational Education and Training) arena for over 20 years now, in various guises in Colleges, Awarding Organisations, Private Training Providers, Universities, employers and involved...

Tony Wilson, director of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

As we navigate our way out of this crisi…

Jul 10, 2020 / FE Voices

On 5 March, the @IEPInfo hosted its inaugural Summit, bringing together eighty people from across the employment and employability sector to reflect on where we were and the challenges for the future.  The...

David Witkowski, IEEE Senior Member, Executive Director of Civic Technologies Initiatives at Joint Venture Silicon Valley

COVID-19: Addressing the internet access…

Jul 10, 2020 / FE Voices

#DigitalPoverty - Students across the UK have continued their studies through virtual learning portals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while virtual learning helps reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission...

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Summer Season Finale! #SkillsWorldLIVE: …

Jul 09, 2020 / Podcasts

Tonight's guests include: Claire Fox, Academy of Ideas |Sharon Byfield, Coca Cola | Nick Hillman, HEPI | Chris Kirk, Open Classroom | Nazrene Mannie, GAN | Susanna Lawson, OneFile |  Weekly Show 5: #SkillsWorldLIVE Season Finale! What...

Michael Lemin

Bold action from the Chancellor – but …

Jul 09, 2020 / FE Voices

The Chancellor’s economic statement, as expected, took bold action to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus. The severity of the problem ahead was brought into sharp focus by the huge sums...

Big thank you to employers for senior le…

Jul 09, 2020 / FE Voices

I am delighted to report that significant progress has been made with the development of an updated senior leader apprenticeship over the past month. The Secretary of State for Education requested...

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson

Further education will be central to our…

Jul 09, 2020 / FE Voices

#FEreform - @GavinWilliamson tears up the target to send 50% of people to university, and pledges to build an employer-led, ‘German-style’ further education system – proposals to be set out in...

Peter Marples, Co-Founder, PromteEd

Where was the Guarantee Boris – Your S…

Jul 09, 2020 / FE Voices

I am sure everyone was listening in anticipation yesterday to The Chancellor pronouncing his headline spending plans. For me, I was travelling from Blackpool to Manchester so not much else...

Kiran Kapur, CEO of Cambridge Marketing College

Good Time to be Improving Your Employabi…

Jul 09, 2020 / Podcasts

With the Chancellor’s latest announcement boosting apprenticeships, Kiran Kapur, CEO of Cambridge Marketing College (@CMCpointsofview), suggests that uncertainty over career prospects is pushing people to take steps to improve their...

Daniel Richardson

The benefits of block-style training and…

Jul 09, 2020 / FE Voices

@dwrichardson999 - Discussing the unique features of the block apprenticeship system @Exclaimer   The global leader in email signature management solutions, Exclaimer, has been running its apprenticeship scheme for just over 2 years...

Tony Wilson, director of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

The government’s Plan for Jobs: a comp…

Jul 08, 2020 / FE Voices

The government’s #PlanForJobs today (8 Jul) is welcome, comprehensive and recognises the scale of the employment crisis that we are now facing. It’s clear that the government has listened to...

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Rishi Sunak's Summer Economic Statement …

Jul 08, 2020 / FE Voices

The Chancellor @RishiSunak has given his Summer Economic Update. The focus of the Chancellor's Summer Statement was a #PlanForJobs - with a three-point plan: support jobs, create jobs and protect jobs.  As part...

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak

New £2bn Kickstart Scheme to create hun…

Jul 08, 2020 / FE Voices

#PlanForJobs - THE CHANCELLOR @RishiSunak is set to reveal the biggest package of support for youth unemployment in decades as he sets out the plan to help Britain bounce back from...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Being Assertive With Arnie Skelton #47

Jul 08, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Forty-Seventh episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses being assertive. In this week's podcast Arnie's top...

Anthony Horne is Sales Director for the Labour Market Insight specialists, Emsi UK

FE Leaders Who Support Their Local Commu…

Jul 08, 2020 / FE Voices

As I’ve been reaching out to a number of leaders in Further Education over the last few months, I’ve been struck by a couple of things that all seem to...

Stephen Exley, former TES Further Education Editor

Blame or betterment: Improving regulatio…

Jul 07, 2020 / FE Voices

A new paper from FETL reviews the impact of the regulatory system in further education, and asks how it can improve  The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) has published a...

Jan Ellis, Chief Executive at the CDI

Organisations, MPs and Lords rally for C…

Jul 07, 2020 / FE Voices

#CareerGuidanceGuarantee for young people and unemployed adults - @theCDI  The Career Development Institute (CDI) along with more than one thousand organisations, Lords and MPs have signed an open letter to government...

Employers needed to revive the level 3 d…

Jul 07, 2020 / FE Voices

If you care about the future of training for the digital sector then we want to hear from you. We are looking for employers to join a new trailblazer group that...

Coronavirus crisis could see a lost gene…

Jul 07, 2020 / FE Voices

@ChildrensComm - 120,000 teens are in danger of slipping out of sight as the country emerges from lockdown  Thousands of teens are at risk of never returning to full time education...

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Director, DMH Associates & Associate Fellow, University of Warwick IER

New youth policies and innovative practi…

Jul 06, 2020 / FE Voices

This pandemic is inflicting a triple shock on young people  Around the world, young people worldwide face considerable challenges. Societies everywhere are undergoing a deep transformation. Even before the disruption of the...

David Gallagher, NCFE

FE sector needs the revolutionary white …

Jul 06, 2020 / FE Voices

New @NCFE and @CForLearning report called 'Revolutionary Forces' urges Government to ensure that the plans outlined in the forthcoming post-16 white paper are sufficiently flexible to meet the immense changes faced by the...

Andrew Harding FCMA CGMA, Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Mini-Budget: Let’s hope the Chancellor…

Jul 06, 2020 / FE Voices

@HMTreasury has committed to provide 30,000 new traineeships to get young people in England into work, including classroom-based lessons in maths, English and CV writing, as well as up to 90...

How the COVID-19 pandemic might impact u…

Jul 06, 2020 / FE Voices

@EducationGovUK must back universities say @TheIFS as report warns of financial difficulties  Universities face billions of pounds in lost income due to the Covid-19 crisis that will leave some struggling to...

Benn Carson, Business Owner, Carson Recruitment

How will the FE Funding landscape change…

Jul 06, 2020 / FE Voices

My FE Funding predictions for 2021 We just hit the halfway point of the year, lockdown is relaxing, and life is starting to look a little more normal. It feels like...

Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Jobcentres are key to helping people bac…

Jul 05, 2020 / FE Voices

Through the rapidly designed and expertly delivered furlough scheme, we have prevented thousands of businesses from going to the wall and protected millions of jobs. But we have always said...

Racism has deep roots across all section…

Jul 03, 2020 / FE Voices

“I can’t breathe.” Video footage of George Floyd’s killing on 25 May in Minneapolis in the US caused international outcry and ignited protests across the US and around the world in...

Patrick Tucker

Psychological Safety - Actually ‘getti…

Jul 03, 2020 / FE Voices

My Friday thought articles have been focused around governance, agile leadership, organisational culture, ethical relationships and operational improvements. I have been in the educational landscape for over 20 years and...

What is the Role of Work-Based Learning for Business?

What is the Role of Work-Based Learning …

Jul 03, 2020 / Podcasts

This podcast provide a unique opportunity to hear three CEOs of leading multinational companies, during an urgent time in history when the gap between the skills people have and the...

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£3.2 billion package required to curtai…

Jul 03, 2020 / FE Voices

When furlough has to stop - next steps to avert long-term unemployment is a new report by @reformthinktank and @LearnWorkUK When furlough has to stop - a new report from Around 10 million...

Many of the behaviour problems I witness…

Jul 03, 2020 / FE Voices

Reflections of a ‘newish’ #SEND manager  Last summer, just eight weeks into a new role as a SEND manager, I wrote an article reflecting on what that felt like to leave 19 ½...

Emma Hardy MP,

What will happen to the 230,000 universi…

Jul 02, 2020 / Podcasts

Tonight's guests include: Emma Hardy MP, Shadow FE & Universities Minister | Richard Hewitt, Director of HE at Emsi | Professor Martin Jones, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Staffordshire University |Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive at...

Extended Reality XR improves focus &…

Jul 02, 2020 / FE Voices

Has the new normal of technologically packed classrooms turned out to distract students more than it's helping? Since distance learning has taken over, more than 8 in 10 parents are struggling...

Schools and colleges to reopen in full i…

Jul 02, 2020 / FE Voices

Schools and colleges to deliver their full curriculum, ahead of exams next summer say @EducationGovUK - “Covid-19 secure” measures to remain in place, with children self-isolating at home where needed Detailed plans...

Anelisy Nagano, Course coordinator and instructor at Wild Code School

Lockdown Learning: Teaching a Virtual Cl…

Jul 02, 2020 / FE Voices

Anelisy Nagano, Course coordinator and instructor at Wild Code School, the technology educator nurturing today’s digital talent, discusses how she went from student to teacher in just over a year...

Chris Quickfall, CEO, CognAssist

How Will You Do Things Differently? Insp…

Jul 02, 2020 / FE Voices

I wanted to write a letter directly to adult learners because I believe all companies must put their focus on inclusivity and how to welcome people back to education. An...

Kirstie Donnelly

Poorest face toughest climb back out of …

Jul 02, 2020 / FE Voices

@City&Guilds launch the Recovery and Resilience report 59% of people currently out of work state they cannot afford to pay for training: a lifeline into employment Lacking access to support networks and...

Michelle Donelan, Universities Minister

HE, FE or Apprenticeships? True social m…

Jul 01, 2020 / FE Voices

Speaking to the @NEONHE summit on widening access and mobility, Universities Minister @MichelleDonelan outlines a new approach to social mobility: Thank you, Graeme, and good morning everyone. I am so pleased to...

FE News becomes global media partner wit…

Jul 01, 2020 / FE Voices

@FENews becomes global media partner with @GAN4Skills  FE News partners with Global Apprenticeship Network to share business examples of work-based learning strategies and country perspectives on skill systems LONDON and GENEVA — FE News, a...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Building Rapport With Arnie Skelton #46

Jul 01, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Forty-Sixth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Building Rapport. In this week's podcast Arnie takes...

Eileen Milner

Sector Response - ESFA reduction in subc…

Jun 30, 2020 / FE Voices

@ESFAgov - new subcontracting standard to tackle poor oversight and fraud. Crackdown on brokers.   ESFA, as part of new measures, will implement a subcontracting standard and reduce, significantly, the volume of...

Webinars to learn more about updated dig…

Jun 30, 2020 / FE Voices

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education would like to invite everyone who cares about the future of digital apprenticeships to a series of webinars. We are ready to unveil the...

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‘Build build build’: Prime Minister …

Jun 30, 2020 / FE Voices

Today (30 Jun) the Prime Minister @BorisJohnson announced a “New Deal” which puts jobs and infrastructure at the centre of the government’s economic growth strategy. Interestingly he delivered his speech from...

Dyslexia Is My Second Shadow

Jun 30, 2020 / FE Voices

Living with a second shadow is not the best thing in the world, to be carrying around with you, the other shadow can be, much darker and cunning and deceptive...

Tom Burton, NOCN

Conducting end-point assessment remotely…

Jun 29, 2020 / FE Voices

@SDN_HQ caught up with @cheftomburton -Tom Burton, Director of Apprenticeships, @NOCNGroup to find out what the main differences are for apprentices undergoing remote assessment compared to standard EPA. Many apprentices are due to take...

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The future of education is getting perso…

Jun 29, 2020 / FE Voices

Rethinking the use of digital technology and succeeding in delivering remote learning are now existential challenges for almost every education institution. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the education...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

£200 million for FE Colleges as PM anno…

Jun 28, 2020 / FE Voices

@BorisJohnson Announces Major New Investment To Ensure Schools And Colleges Are Fit For The #FutureofEducation  Schools and Colleges across England are set for a transformative ten-year rebuilding programme under radical plans to...

Kate Green, Shadow Education Secretary

Kate Green MP appointed Shadow Education…

Jun 27, 2020 / FE Voices

@Keir_Starmer Leader of the @UKLabour Party has appointed @KateGreenSU as Shadow Education Secretary  Commenting on the appointment, Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said:  “I’m delighted to appoint Kate Green as Shadow...

Government to protect UK research jobs w…

Jun 27, 2020 / FE Voices

The importance of protecting and supporting research activities and #talent  Two support packages will give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities during coronavirus...

Peter Mucklow, Director of Apprenticeships, ESFA

Strengthening relationships and enhancin…

Jun 26, 2020 / FE Voices

Collaboration, communication, and clarity: a Joint statement from @ESFAgov @AoC_info & @AELPUK on strengthening relationships and enhancing communications between training providers and the Education and Skills Funding Agency  Peter Mucklow, Director of Apprenticeships, ESFA We all...

Dave Innes, Head of Economics, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Basic, digital and vocational skills are…

Jun 26, 2020 / FE Voices

As the Chancellor took to the stand on 11th March, we were already at the foothills of the COVID-19 outbreak. But Rishi Sunak wanted to be clear this was still...

Educator or Carer: Lifting the Lid on th…

Jun 26, 2020 / FE Voices

As the conversation around reopening the UK’s schools rolls on, we’re bringing the focus in on our country’s educators. In this truly unique period of history where the world is...

SkillsWorldLIVE with Anne Milton and Gillian Keegan

How do we ensure the Adult Skills Agenda…

Jun 25, 2020 / Podcasts

Tonight's guests include: Gillian Keegan, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister | Anne Milton, Former Skills Minister | David Corke, Director of Education & Skills Policy at AoC | Fiona Aldridge, Director for Policy...

Peter Marples

Come on Boris – You Said There Would b…

Jun 25, 2020 / FE Voices

Whilst the wheels of Government are slow to turn, the past three months has shown that where there is a will – there is a way – evidenced by the...

Patrick Tucker

Corporate Governance – what is it and …

Jun 25, 2020 / FE Voices

Thoughts and ideas about governance are in constant fluctuation, therefore making it difficult to describe what governance is and how it should look. Corporate governance primarily refers to organisations with commercial...

Sam Tuckett, EPI

The number of students required to conti…

Jun 25, 2020 / FE Voices

Thousands of young people typically enter work following GCSEs, but with unemployment set to rise, many will now choose to remain in education, where they will be required to continue...

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After Covid-19, is it time to rethink ap…

Jun 25, 2020 / FE Voices

Apprenticeships are certainly going to have to do their bit. HM Treasury’s current average of economic forecasts for 2020 shows our economy shrinking by 9.2%. Unemployment is rising and may...

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