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Anne Milton has resigned as Skills Minister just before Boris Johnson is announced as Prime Minister
Prior to the announcement of the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Anne Milton resigned as...
Top 3 Trend for Jobs and Skills Impacted by #Automation and Technological Advances in Smart Cities
How Smart Cities Around the World Impact Workplace Trends. As the world becomes increasingly dependent on...
Increase in Teachers’ Pay Grant £280 million short of fully funded pay award
Education Secretary accepts recommendations to increase teacher pay scales by 2.75%, equivalent to £1,000 on...
Fostering English language in a Japanese business environment: Learnings from a Japan cultural insight expert
Let me tell you about a situation that didn’t actually require any English. One of...
MPs recommend ten-year plan needed to fix broken school and college funding system
Longer-term plan, plus multi-billion cash injection for education needed #Edu4_0 We've published our report on #schoolandcollegefunding....
Anne Milton has resigned as Skills Minister just before Boris Johnson is announced as Prime Minister
Anne Milton has resigned as Skills Minister ju...
Top 3 Trend for Jobs and Skills Impacted by #Automation and Technological Advances in Smart Cities
Top 3 Trend for Jobs and Skills Impacted by #A...
Increase in Teachers’ Pay Grant £280 million short of fully funded pay award
Increase in Teachers’ Pay Grant £280 million s...
Fostering English language in a Japanese business environment: Learnings from a Japan cultural insight expert
Fostering English language in a Japanese busin...
MPs recommend ten-year plan needed to fix broken school and college funding system
MPs recommend ten-year plan needed to fix brok...

 

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Anne Milton has resigned as Skills Minis…

Jul 23, 2019 / FE Voices

Prior to the announcement of the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Anne Milton resigned as Skills and Apprenticeship Minister. Anne Milton has held the post since June 2017 and explained...

Top 3 Trend for Jobs and Skills Impacted…

Jul 22, 2019 / FE Voices

How Smart Cities Around the World Impact Workplace Trends. As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology for efficiency and success, a report by IDC shows an estimated two-thirds of global...

Increase in Teachers’ Pay Grant £280 …

Jul 22, 2019 / FE Voices

Education Secretary accepts recommendations to increase teacher pay scales by 2.75%, equivalent to £1,000 on average classroom teacher pay School teachers and leaders are set to receive an above inflation pay...

Natalie Meyer, Founder & CEO, Tokyoesque

Fostering English language in a Japanese…

Jul 20, 2019 / FE Voices

Let me tell you about a situation that didn’t actually require any English. One of our researchers at Tokyoesque was recently on an excursion with a Japanese client. We saw our...

MPs recommend ten-year plan needed to fi…

Jul 19, 2019 / FE Voices

Longer-term plan, plus multi-billion cash injection for education needed #Edu4_0 We've published our report on #schoolandcollegefunding. We make 20 recommendations, including calling for a #10yearplan. 📱Read a quick overview: https://t.co/l8cqRVuYl8 📄Read...

Jisc’s head of FE and skills, Paul McKean

New Horizons in FE: How will #Edu4_0 tra…

Jul 19, 2019 / FE Voices

Yesterday afternoon, Parliament hosted the Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL)’s Summer Symposium. Organised in partnership with Policy Connect, the event, entitled ‘New Horizons in FE’, focused on the emerging role...

Pioneering £100 million National Retrai…

Jul 18, 2019 / FE Voices

Technologies like #AI and #automation are transforming the way we live and work Adults whose jobs could change or become obsolete due to advances in technology will get support to retrain...

3 best ways to prepare for #ALevel #Resu…

Jul 18, 2019 / FE Voices

What do you wish you had known when getting your #ALevelResults? Comment below☀️ pic.twitter.com/KU5T8k7MB1 — Student Minds (@StudentMindsOrg) July 17, 2019 With less than a month to go, the thought of A-level...

Dawn Jotham, EduCare’s Pastoral Care Specialist

The challenges of September - changes to…

Jul 18, 2019 / FE Voices

The start of any academic year is always filled with excitement, enthusiasm and to a degree, nervousness. This is amplified this year because of the changes to Ofsted’s inspection framework...

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer, The Envisioners

If you could redesign the education syst…

Jul 17, 2019 / FE Voices

We're still preparing people for the Victorian production line. We're teaching kids not to speak out of turn and not to question. We squash creativity. We teach skills that are a commodity in...

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

Another record breaking month for employ…

Jul 16, 2019 / FE Voices

Labour Market Statistics, July 2019: Another record breaking month, driven by the self-employed and older workers As with the last few months, today’s jobs figures look like a sea of tranquillity. ...

Sally Alexander - Principal: Milton Keynes College (Prison Services)

Cutting crime and the skills gap: Taking…

Jul 16, 2019 / FE Voices

Earlier this week, I shared a radio studio with a colleague from HMPPS who was explaining the work of the New Futures Network (NFN), a key driver within the Ministry...

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK

Thousands more should be able to do Degr…

Jul 15, 2019 / FE Voices

Bold action is needed from government to reform the degree apprenticeship system so many more people can become degree apprentices, according to a major report published today by Universities UK. The...

Teaching technology: Why we need to brea…

Jul 13, 2019 / FE Voices

We all know someone who has struggled to get to grips with technology. The early 90’s saw a technology boom, meaning that most people who were brought up in this generation...

Juggling Act: How to make working and caring work for you

Juggling Act: How to make working and ca…

Jul 13, 2019 / FE Voices

According to Carers UK, 6.5 million people in the UK currently care for someone who is elderly, ill or disabled. For those that make up this 6.5 million, life can increasingly...

Why every day is Independence Day for th…

Jul 12, 2019 / FE Voices

Independence means something different for many sections of society. Last week we saw the US celebrate Independence Day with parades and picnics to mark the day in 1776 when America...

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

UPLIFT IN #APPRENTICESHIP STARTS IS PROM…

Jul 11, 2019 / FE Voices

National Statistics: Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2019 Statistics covering apprenticeships and traineeships for the year-to-date (August 2018 to April 2019). The new stats revealed: There were 311,200 apprenticeship starts reported so far for...

Lorraine Mills, Director of European Professional Services, The Myers-Briggs Company

Unconscious bias still excludes women fr…

Jul 11, 2019 / FE Voices

Gender equality starts with the removal of unconscious bias that excludes women from entering the boardroom, says Lorraine Mills: Eliminating ads with gender stereotypes to support female leaders The 2019 SDG Gender Index...

Andrew Frazer, COO, Glantus

A more strategic approach to data is key…

Jul 09, 2019 / FE Voices

From government spending cuts to sparse resources, colleges across the country are facing numerous funding challenges. As a result, many are deciding to merge, presenting the need for a change...

Boris Johnson pledges £100 million “r…

Jul 08, 2019 / FE Voices

Money alone not solution to tackling university bias Boris Johnson’s yesterday (7 Jul) announced that if he becomes Prime Minister he will aim to boost non-university options and reinvigorate plans for...

Evgeny Shadchnev, CEO, Makers

We need more #apprenticeship programmes …

Jul 08, 2019 / FE Voices

Education Secretary Damian Hinds recently confirmed the government's promise of three million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020 is going to be missed. This is a disappointment, given how vital this...

Level 4s and Level 5s are now Higher Tec…

Jul 08, 2019 / FE Voices

Review reveals how Higher Technical Qualifications can lead to better wages and plug skills gaps Damian Hinds has today (8 Jul) renamed Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications to Higher Technical...

The gender pay gap in the legal professi…

Jul 07, 2019 / FE Voices

The issue of equal pay has been brought to the light after a government-issued deadline was announced earlier this year. Companies with over 250 employees were told that they needed...

How to Meet the Statutory #Careers Requi…

Jul 03, 2019 / FE Voices

Providing career education, information and guidance (CEIAG) became a legal requirement in schools back in January 2018. Coordinating good career guidance is crucial to ensuring each student can make a well-informed...

Ron McGowan, the Principal, How to Find Work

Preparing students to find work instead …

Jul 03, 2019 / FE Voices

These are challenging and confusing times for graduates trying to find meaningful employment in today’s workplace and for their parents. The same goes for experienced people who are losing what they...

Helen Wilson, Sales Director, GPRS Recruitment

#Ghosting - The ‘Cold Feet’ Epidemic…

Jul 02, 2019 / FE Voices

The ‘Cold Feet’ Epidemic Sweeping Recruitment Research by staffing firm Robert Half has found that ‘more than a quarter of workers have backed out of an offer after initially saying yes’. After...

Alex Morris, Head of Apprenticeship Quality Assurance, The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Clearer quality assurance for #apprentic…

Jul 01, 2019 / FE Voices

A new framework for assuring the quality of apprenticeship assessments We at the Institute know that end-point assessment is of huge importance to apprenticeships. It amounts to a robust and independent assessment...

Aftab Hussain, Strategic ILT Lead, Bolton College

#VoiceFirst #EdTech Services offer schoo…

Jun 30, 2019 / FE Voices

I am pleased to announce the launch of @BoltonCollege’s #VoiceFirst app on the #iOS App Store. Huge thanks to the @UfiTrust for funding and supporting our work on #EdTech conversational...

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director, NOCN

New common #EQA Framework: Giving confid…

Jun 28, 2019 / FE Voices

Apprenticeship reform The Government embarked on reform of apprenticeships in 2013 with the objective of providing young people and re-skilling adults with an apprenticeship programme for all industry sectors from Level...

Immigrants make better entrepreneurs: Ch…

Jun 28, 2019 / FE Voices

Having a go at new activities and learning from failure boosts character and resilience, Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced last month.  A new advisory group of experts in character education has...

Podcast: Improving government services with GOV.UK step by step navigation

Podcast: Improving government services w…

Jun 28, 2019 / Podcasts

Podcast: Improving government services with GOV.UK step by step navigation In June’s episode of the GDS Podcast, Kate Ivey-Williams, Service Designer, and Sam Dub, Product Manager, speak about their roles in...

Hema Tank is the Associate Dean of The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Why should anybody outside of university…

Jun 28, 2019 / FE Voices

What’s the point of TEF? Many universities will be making some noise about their TEF results, announced recently, and quite rightly so. We certainly are – in our first TEF award...

Pete Ward, Deputy, Deputy CEO & Ops Director, Leadership Through Sport & Business

Young people suffer as Government conced…

Jun 27, 2019 / FE Voices

As the government concedes it has broken its promise to hit three million apprenticeships starts by 2020*, youth employment charity Leadership Through Sport & Business claimed last night that apprenticeships in the...

John Cope, Head of Education & Skills, CBI

Education System Leaving Young People Un…

Jun 27, 2019 / FE Voices

EDUCATION SYSTEM LEAVING YOUNG PEOPLE UNPREPARED FOR MODERN WORLD Character and broader skills need greater emphasis in education Almost one in four young people (aged 17-23) do not feel adequately prepared by...

Department for Education departmental pl…

Jun 27, 2019 / FE Voices

The Department for Education has set out its objectives and how it will deliver them. Post-16 and skills Lead ministers The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister or State for Apprenticeships and Skills Chris Skidmore MP...

David Willett, Commercial Director, The Open University

Degree apprenticeships at the Open Unive…

Jun 27, 2019 / FE Voices

Degree Apprenticeships at the open university are relatively new. We're entering our third year of developing Degree Apprenticeships, working in partnership with a whole range of both organisations, from small employers...

Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Using #Apprenticeships to improve divers…

Jun 26, 2019 / FE Voices

In a speech made at the Royal Aeronautical Society, Baroness Vere of Norbiton discusses engineering and education: Good morning everyone. It’s a real pleasure to join you today (24 June 2019). And to have this...

Completion rates aren’t the be all and…

Jun 26, 2019 / FE Voices

In the apprenticeship sector, everyone’s always talking about completion rates. They’re agenda items, in the news, and in Ofsted reports. And because of this, timely completions are an important focus for training providers. They need to...

Phil Beach CBE, Executive Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Ofqual

Phil Beach CBE, Executive Director for V…

Jun 25, 2019 / FE Voices

Phil Beach CBE, Executive Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Ofqual addresses the AELP Annual Conference, London, 25 June 2019 I’m delighted to be here to talk about ensuring quality – not just...

Anne Milton, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

The education people receive, the role p…

Jun 25, 2019 / FE Voices

Great session this morning on Inclusive Skills, hosted by our CEO Lucy Dunleavy and a talk by MP @AnneMilton on day two of the #AELPAnnual19 Conference! #JoinTheLearningRevolution pic.twitter.com/VFRtRlcg0j — LearnBox (@LearningBoxed)...

Alison Morris, Executive Director of Programmes at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

#AugarReview Highlights The Importance O…

Jun 25, 2019 / FE Voices

The significant and welcome focus on Further Education and the sector’s workforce from the Augar Review of Post-18 Education and Funding on 30 May 2019 came at an important time...

Gen Z Team building: The #FutureofWork f…

Jun 24, 2019 / FE Voices

Generation Z, or the post-digital generation, were those who were born roughly between the mid 1990s and 2010. Unlike the baby boomers, this generation grew up through trying financial times...

Andrew Goff, Director, ONVU Learning

Classroom video observation: Top 6 quest…

Jun 24, 2019 / FE Voices

The ONVU Learning team has recently enjoyed several intense days of conversations with senior school leaders and Multi-Academy Trust CEOs at the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2019, The Sheffield Hallam Festival...

10 Top Tips for Learning Online

Jun 22, 2019 / FE Voices

To get the most from learning online and ensuring that you remember, and can apply, your learning long term there are a number of things that can help you. If you...

Now is the time to think big, not small…

Jun 21, 2019 / FE Voices

Lord Agnew spoke to attendees at the Festival of Education at Wellington College on 20 July, 2019. He delievered the following speech on behalf of Education Secretary Damian Hinds who...

How office dogs benefit you and your bus…

Jun 21, 2019 / FE Voices

Man’s best friend: why allowing pets in to the office will benefit you and your business Recent years have seen a certain trend take off – the rise of the office...

David Price, CEO of Health Assured

Body image disorders are on the rise: 4 …

Jun 21, 2019 / FE Voices

Body image disorders are on the rise. A recent poll by the Mental Health Foundation, found one in eight adults have been so distressed about their body image they have had suicidal...

Karen Hebert-Maccaro, Chief Learning Experience Officer at O’Reilly Media

Performance Adjacent Learning: Learning …

Jun 20, 2019 / FE Voices

How technology has enabled learning to take place, anytime and anywhere. Ultimately, none of us want to work long hours. but, all of us want to learn more. The solution? Performance Adjacent...

New Research Reveals The Jobs That AI Will Take Over First

#AI Will Impact Over 10 million Jobs by …

Jun 19, 2019 / FE Voices

The robotic revolution is set to cause the biggest transformation in the world’s workforce since the industrial revolution. In fact, research suggests that over 30% of jobs in Britain are under...

Debbie Lentz, President of Global Supply Chain at RS Components

Non-linear career movements are the new …

Jun 18, 2019 / FE Voices

To achieve success it's no secret that you need to work hard. Everyone's career goals are personal to them; some pursue a specific career to benefit financially, whilst others are...

Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab

Preparing for an #AI world: Changing edu…

Jun 18, 2019 / FE Voices

Many people, including the World Education Forum are telling us that we are now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution – the time when many factors across the globe, including the...

Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab

Educating people about #Artificialintell…

Jun 17, 2019 / FE Voices

Educating the population about Artificial Intelligence The three key areas that I believe we need to educate people about when it comes to AI: Data: We need everyone to have a basic...

Niall Geraghty Apprenticeship Operations Advisor

Happy Father’s Day! Former apprentice …

Jun 16, 2019 / FE Voices

Today (16 June) we will be celebrating our dads everywhere as part of Father’s Day. Niall Geraghty is an Apprenticeship Operations Advisor for the Apprenticeship Service: My dad became an engineering...

Hema Tank is the Associate Dean of The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Making education accessible to everyone:…

Jun 15, 2019 / FE Voices

The recent HEPI Annual Conference (13 June), covered a lot of topics including the Augur Review of post-18 education, funding and how universities can ‘future-proof’. Of course there is a great...

Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab

Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Data is th…

Jun 14, 2019 / FE Voices

AI and Education: the Reality and the Potential While I was enjoying my morning latte on the tube earlier this month, I spotted this headline in the New Scientist: AI achieves its...

6 Ways Adult Learners Can Make Time to S…

Jun 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Once upon a time, going to school was your only responsibility. Nowadays, you may balance work and a family, but you still have the desire to learn — you want...

Valpy Fitzgerald, Director of Green Markets, Opus Energy

The Green Revolution: How Colleges and T…

Jun 12, 2019 / FE Voices

2018 was a record-breaking year for the UK. We saw the greenest year on record for UK energy generation, with the UK’s renewable energy capacity exceeding that of fossil fuels...

Vikki Liogier, Head of Learning Technologies at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

Enhance Digital Teaching Platform contin…

Jun 11, 2019 / FE Voices

The Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) EdTech online training service, the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, has recently hit several important milestones: 2,000 bite-size training modules completed 1,000 digital badges awarded 700 registered users What...

#Hackathon improves @ESFAgov service per…

Jun 10, 2019 / FE Voices

I’ve been working on developing ‘Calculate Funding’, a new service for the ESFA’s funding teams. This service enables us to calculate the amount to be allocated to each organisation that the...

Dawn Jotham, EduCare’s Pastoral Care Specialist

Recognising and protecting young people …

Jun 10, 2019 / FE Voices

As someone who works with young people, you have both a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that the children and young people under your care and supervision are safe...

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