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Moving the Apprenticeship Service out of design silos
Jaskiran Kang, lead interaction designer @ESFAgov talks about how the #Apprenticeship Service has been creating a...
Government rolls out scheme to introduce free period products into all state schools and colleges in England
#FreePeriods - Ending #PeriodPoverty Free period products are to be made available to all schools and...
Detailed Understanding of the End-point Assessment Process Delivered by Development, Deployment and Curriculum Experts
#EPA Live The new decade is upon the apprenticeships sector and with End Point Assessment becoming...
Adult Learning Infrastructure is a Central Feature of a Healthy Democracy - Dr Jay Derrick UCL
FE News catch up with Dr Jay Derrick to chat about informal Lifelong learning. Jay...
Are Expert Leaders Damaging FE?
We Need to Totally #RethinkFE Many outsiders believe FE's experts are too introspective ...... to secure the...
Moving the Apprenticeship Service out of design silos
Moving the Apprenticeship Service out of desig...
Government rolls out scheme to introduce free period products into all state schools and colleges in England
Government rolls out scheme to introduce free ...
Detailed Understanding of the End-point Assessment Process Delivered by Development, Deployment and Curriculum Experts
Detailed Understanding of the End-point Assess...
Adult Learning Infrastructure is a Central Feature of a Healthy Democracy - Dr Jay Derrick UCL
Adult Learning Infrastructure is a Central Fea...
Are Expert Leaders Damaging FE?
Are Expert Leaders Damaging FE?

 

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the way design crits are run and why they’re so important.

Moving the Apprenticeship Service out of…

Jan 18, 2020 / FE Voices

Jaskiran Kang, lead interaction designer @ESFAgov talks about how the #Apprenticeship Service has been creating a culture of #DesignCrits Design critiques (crits) are used to review design work by interaction designers and...

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Government rolls out scheme to introduce…

Jan 18, 2020 / FE Voices

#FreePeriods - Ending #PeriodPoverty Free period products are to be made available to all schools and colleges in England from next week, as the Department for Education launches its fully funded...

Thomas Burton, Director of Apprenticeships, NOCN

Detailed Understanding of the End-point …

Jan 17, 2020 / FE Voices

#EPA Live The new decade is upon the apprenticeships sector and with End Point Assessment becoming such an integral part of the process, NOCN is running a one-day professional development workshop...

Dr Jay Derrick, Senior Lecturer, UCL

Adult Learning Infrastructure is a Centr…

Jan 17, 2020 / Podcasts

FE News catch up with Dr Jay Derrick to chat about informal Lifelong learning. Jay is a Senior Lecturer at UCL, IOE - Education, Practice & Society and Institute of...

Are Expert Leaders Damaging FE?

Jan 17, 2020 / FE Voices

We Need to Totally #RethinkFE Many outsiders believe FE's experts are too introspective ...... to secure the future of colleges, we must see the bigger picture.  In February 2019, days after the college...

Graham Griffiths, Director of Post Compulsory PGCE at UCL

How do developments in policy affect spe…

Jan 16, 2020 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Graham Griffiths, Director of Post Compulsory PGCE at UCL Graham heads up a specialist PGCE FE teacher training division at UCL in London. We chat with Graham...

Centralised Skills System Causing Nation…

Jan 16, 2020 / FE Voices

#Skills2030 - 6M People Could Be Left Behind By £120 billion #SkillsMismatch Caused By Centralised #SkillsSystem Six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for...

Paul Eeles, Chair od The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

Cabinet reshuffle should reinstate Minis…

Jan 15, 2020 / FE Voices

#WeWantaSkillsMinister - The Federation of @AwardingBodies Chair Calls on @BorisJohnson to Reinstate a Dedicated Minister for the Further Education Sector The FAB Chair, Paul Eeles, has written to the Prime Minister...

Do apprenticeships give you skills for l…

Jan 15, 2020 / FE Voices

There’s often discussion in the media or at education events about whether #apprenticeships give people skills for life. Some people think they’re too limited to one occupation, while others think they’re...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Self-management with Arnie Skelton #22

Jan 15, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Roles and Responsibilities Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the twenty-second episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Self-management. This week...

Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation

How the education inspection framework #…

Jan 14, 2020 / FE Voices

Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, summarises the reasons for carrying out research at Ofsted: Why we do research at Ofsted? Since joining Ofsted and taking on a role in...

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

Education needs to promote collaboration…

Jan 14, 2020 / Podcasts

#G20SaudiArabia #FutureofWork - We need to promote collaboration and the creative #skills to work alongside #AI FE News chat with Paul Grainger, Co-director of the Centre for Education and Work, and Head...

Number of young people in further educat…

Jan 10, 2020 / FE Voices

The Education Policy Institute @EduPolicyInst has published its Annual Report on access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), "Access to child and adolescent mental health services in 2019".  The study examines...

Combating the gender gap in #STEM indust…

Jan 10, 2020 / FE Voices

It may seem like a fairly complex task to sell the industry to women, however, what will attract women to coming to such jobs? In order to want to fill...

Improving Employee Retention in 2020

Improving Employee Retention in 2020

Jan 09, 2020 / FE Voices

In 2019, 51% of people had planned to move jobs by the end of the year, resulting in many businesses having to redouble their efforts to look for new talent...

Professor Howard Gospel, Emeritus Professor of Management, King’s Business School

The challenges of apprenticeship expansi…

Jan 08, 2020 / FE Voices

#SkillsWorld - Apprenticeship schemes in new sectors especially fraught and may put #apprenticeship 'brand' at risk  New research by Dr Johann Fortwengel and Professor Howard Gospel of King’s Business School with...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Management Roles and Responsibilities wi…

Jan 08, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Roles and Responsibilities Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the twenty-first episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Management Roles...

Chris Jones steps down as CEO of City & Guilds Group

Chris Jones steps down as CEO of City …

Jan 07, 2020 / FE Voices

After 12 years @Chris_EJones will be stepping down as @CityGuildsGroup CEO Kirstie Donnelly, current MD of City & Guilds will be taking on the role of interim CEO, while a permanent replacement is...

Claire Whittingham, Chief Growth Officer, AVADO

Could the Apprenticeship Levy be the ans…

Jan 07, 2020 / FE Voices

The current skills gap costs the UK £63 billion a year, with an estimated 600,000 job vacancies in digital technology alone. There are currently more FTSE100 companies being led by men called...

Pictured above left to right – Deputy Director for Professional Affairs Dr Paryono, Centre Director of SEAMEO Voctech Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Sabli, MD of PTB Pengiran Hishamuddin, Regional Director Nisai Brunei, Mawar Othman

Conquering global sustainability through…

Jan 06, 2020 / FE Voices

#Nisai2030 - Dedicated to achieving @UN's #GlobalGoals through #education The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 have been described as “the closest thing the world has to a strategy” for...

How to support students with their menta…

Jan 05, 2020 / FE Voices

With one in eight children suffering from some form of mental health issue during their childhood years, it is important that we as parents and teachers are able to understand...

Student Debt Set To Soar To £450 Billio…

Jan 04, 2020 / FE Voices

... So Being Financially Prepared Is Crucial As of March 2019, students in the UK owed £121 billion on their student loans. This number is set to rise substantially over the coming years...

Tom Richmond, Founder and Director of the EDSK think tank

£1.2 billion wasted on ‘fake apprenti…

Jan 03, 2020 / FE Voices

Why the apprenticeship #levy is broken and how to fix it With the apprenticeships programme set to overspend by hundreds of millions of pounds in 2020, a new report from education...

Dr Sam Parrett OBE, London South East Colleges

Dr Sam Parrett OBE - My #FE hopes for 20…

Jan 02, 2020 / FE Voices

What does 2020 hold for FE? I think the sector must be optimistic about the coming year – many promises have been made by the incoming government and our Education Secretary...

Government’s education funding announc…

Dec 19, 2019 / FE Voices

A new session of Parliament has opened and been marked formally by the Queen’s Speech in Westminster earlier today (10 Dec).  An Australian points-based immigration system, a new Employment Bill and...

Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology at the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL)

How positive psychology can help student…

Dec 18, 2019 / FE Voices

The growing concern in many UK universities about student mental health has been well documented, with a quarter of students reported to have some type of mental health problem. Here, Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Top 10 Podcasts of 2019 with Arnie Skelt…

Dec 18, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In this final episode before Christmas, of Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton provides a list of his...

Opening the Door to Further Education Wi…

Dec 18, 2019 / FE Voices

Although over the last 20 years, there has been a large increase in the number of working age people with qualifications, there are still almost 100,000 children leaving education without basic...

Melissa Sterry, Expert Futurologist

Tech to the future: Most important job r…

Dec 17, 2019 / FE Voices

#AI and #connectivity set to be the basis for the next 20 years of innovation - The UK needs to invest in #talent to implement these technological advances #FutureofWork Self-driving cars are...

John Plummer, Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University

The ESFA updates off-the-job training ru…

Dec 17, 2019 / FE Voices

The #ESFA has proposed another change to the off-the-job #OTJ training rules – that training providers should start tracking actual off-the-job hours in the ILR as well as planned hours. The proposed...

#ElectionResults2019 What does this mean…

Dec 13, 2019 / FE Voices

The Conservative Party has had a landslide victory during the 2019 General Election. This was a massive landslide win for the Conservative Party, to put this into context, this has...

How #EdTech initiatives are revolutionis…

Dec 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Education as a sector still needs to implement technology initiatives considered the norm in other industries Education is a sector still in need of implementing technology initiatives that are considered the...

Dr Andrew Hobbs, COO at Exemplar Education

#EdTech is reshaping the learning experi…

Dec 12, 2019 / FE Voices

Computer Science Education Week #CSEdWeek recognises the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels, Dr Andrew Hobbs, COO at Exemplar Education, highlights the potential...

Elizabeth Taylor is the CEO of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA)

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Still no…

Dec 11, 2019 / FE Voices

#SharingProsperityUK so Britain can achieve its post #Brexit potential by providing support to those who need it most With the general election just a day away, this country’s employment and skills...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Receiving Feedback with Arnie Skelton #1…

Dec 11, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the nineteenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Receiving Feedback. Last week Arnie...

Significant work is needed to raise awar…

Dec 10, 2019 / FE Voices

More awareness still needed of new T Level qualifications Significant work is needed to raise awareness and understanding of T Levels amongst young people and parents/carers for the programmes to succeed...

Tim Morris at the 2019’s annual TTA conference

Tackling the issue of safeguarding in pr…

Dec 06, 2019 / FE Voices

Safeguarding and child protection are, quite rightly, subjects that have attracted a growing amount of airtime – with DBS checking still being at the heart of the conversation. Whilst it...

Eddie Playfair

Student Governors: Engaging our students…

Dec 05, 2019 / FE Voices

As our Chief Executive David Hughes said in his closing speech, we may not have had any politicians or civil servants making announcements at AoC conference this year, but our...

Rob Bosworth, Vice Principal, Exeter College

Exeter College's Rob Bosworth discusses …

Dec 05, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Rob Bosworth, Vice Principal at Exeter College about what the college of the future could look like? Rob discusses blended learning, the pros of groups of...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

TEACHING CITIZENSHIP IN OUR SCHOOLS IS M…

Dec 04, 2019 / FE Voices

IN THE aftermath of the recent terrorist attack on London soil, where the Government acknowledged the pitfalls of its anti-extremist strategy and counter-radicalisation measures, the need to win the hearts...

Annie Pendrey, Professional Development Manager, Halesowen College

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Learners with A…

Dec 04, 2019 / FE Voices

In my role as Professional Development Manager at Halesowen College, and lead trainer for Autism, I had the privilege to present my work at #SETCONF19 the Society of Education Conference...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

GIVING FEEDBACK with Arnie Skelton #18

Dec 04, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the eighteenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Giving Feedback. In this week's podcast Arnie...

New Year, New job? Everything you need t…

Dec 03, 2019 / Podcasts

Experts say the new year is a good time to start your search for a change in profession as workers return to work feeling motivated after the Christmas break. However...

Councillor Stephen Lambert, Executive Director, Education4Democracy CIC

NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO UNDERMINE THE GOV…

Dec 03, 2019 / FE Voices

THE FAR RIGHT POSES A BIG EXTREMIST THREAT TO THE NORTH OF ENGLAND PREVENT, part of the Government’s revised annual £40m counter terrorism strategy, seeks to challenge the impact of extremism...

Years of dedication to young people’s …

Dec 03, 2019 / FE Voices

Pablo Lloyd, the co-founder of Capital City College Group's Visionnaires entrepreneurship and mentoring programme, has worked in education and skills – inspiring the next generation of businesswomen and men – for...

Choosing an #Apprenticeship Training Pro…

Dec 02, 2019 / FE Voices

Selecting a new apprenticeship Training Provider can often seem a complex and confusing task, whatever the size of your business. With hundreds of different Training Providers and multiple parts of...

How #EdTech Will Aid Collaborative Learn…

Nov 30, 2019 / FE Voices

With both the education and technology landscapes evolving at breakneck speeds, the relationship between the two has become increasingly complicated. But when it comes down to the core purpose of...

45% of employers value academic and tech…

Nov 29, 2019 / FE Voices

EMPLOYER COMMITMENT TO SKILLS TRAINING STRENGTHENS - Education and Learning for the Modern World: CBI/Pearson 2019 Education and Skills Survey report #FutureofEducation New survey report finds most firms expect to maintain...

Sally Dicketts

Collaborative systems and thoughtful use…

Nov 29, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Sally Dicketts, Group Chief Executive of Activate Learning. Sally Dicketts discusses the future of the FE system, particularly Collaborative systems and how thoughtful use of technology...

Dr Julie Mills OBE, CEO & Group Principal, Milton Keynes College

Helena Kennedy Foundation still providin…

Nov 28, 2019 / FE Voices

This month sees the twenty-first anniversary of the founding of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, the independent educational and social justice charity. Since 1998 it has supported more than 1,500 disadvantaged students...

Mark Dawe, AELP at AoC 2019

Collaboration instead of Competition, AE…

Nov 28, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Association of Employment and Learning Providers CEO, Mark Dawe at the Association of Colleges 2019 annual conference. We dream big with Mark, and discuss the future...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Managing Effective Meetings with Arnie S…

Nov 27, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the seventeenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Managing Effective Meetings. This week Arnie’s top...

Mark Wright, ETF

Repairing the #talent pipeline: Leadersh…

Nov 27, 2019 / Podcasts

Mark Wright, Head of Leadership and Development at the Education and Training Foundation discusses the future of leadership development in the sector at the AoC annual conference. Mark explains that...

David Hughes, AoC T Levels

T Level Industry Placements: Podcast wit…

Nov 26, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News chat with AoC's Chief Executive David Hughes about #TLevel Industry Placements at the #AoCConf 2019. David discusses how some T Level Industry Placements will be more straightforward than others...

Sector Response to Conservative Party Ma…

Nov 25, 2019 / FE Voices

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (24th Nov) launched the Conservative manifesto in Telford, entitled Get Brexit Done, Unleash Britain’s Potential. Introducing the manifesto Boris said: "In this manifesto there is a vision for the future of...

Podcast with AoC's Cath Sezen on T Levels

The progress of T Levels and what the fu…

Nov 25, 2019 / Podcasts

  FE News podcast with Cath Sezen, Senior Policy Manager - Further Education with the Association of Colleges. We caught up with Cath at the AoC Annual conference 2019. Cath chats about...

David Price, CEO of Health Assured

Calls concerning mental health nearly do…

Nov 23, 2019 / FE Voices

Calls concerning mental health increased in December, says EAP provider Nearly double the number of women (60.6%) as men (38.6%) called Health Assured in December 2018. The busiest day for calls to...

November Digital Route Review update

Nov 22, 2019 / FE Voices

Our Digital Trailblazer Groups (TBG) have been hard at work moving their respective standards through the initial drafting phase as part of our Digital Route Review,and are continuing to seek...

If you're not learning, you'll be disrup…

Nov 22, 2019 / FE Voices

Disruption: The inconvenient truth for leaders "Disruptors challenge assumptions. They shake the status quo. They are curious and creative. They adapt and improvise. They push the boundaries and shatter conventional wisdom...

Martin Doel

How to avoid Education Administration: P…

Nov 22, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News podcast with Martin Doel, Visting Professor and Associate Director Post 14 Centre of Education and Work at UCL Institute for Education. Please check out Martin's podcast below: We caught up...

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