Articles from Tony Allen

Where do you sit in the debate, are you a modern day ‘Apprenticeship Leveller’?

A new time for ‘The Levellers’? The group of radicals during the English civil war known as The Levellers, were firmly of the view that man’s relationship with God was a personal relationship, neither needing nor requiring the intervention of priests.

The case for increased college funding is hindered by financial failures

An uncomfortable juxtaposition

Crisis of Leadership and Governance in the FE Sector?

It seems that hardly a week goes by when we hear of another crisis of leadership in the FE sector, and by that I am not just talking about FE Colleges, but the sector in its broadest sense.

External Quality Assurance…will it really help to raise quality?

High quality will mean that those undertaking apprenticeships have confidence that the skills they are learning will help them succeed, progress and thrive.  And it means that employers will see the bottom line return of a workforce with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Apprenticeship starts are down…… Don’t Panic Captain Milton!

The social media feeds are ‘tweeting’ away again! This time there is much debate regarding the latest apprenticeship start numbers, and what they might mean for policy in the short-term. The latest figures tell us that starts are 61% down year on year, with a significant decline in lower level apprenticeships, and a very large increase in higher value, higher level apprenticeships.

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