Build Back (Better)
What a year. In 2020 every training provider has jumped thro...

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College marketing across the digital divide
Addressing #DigitalPoverty before the learning proces...

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Urgently needed: employability and skills collaboration with business at the heart
The Work and Pensions Select Committee’s Inquiry DWP’s Prepa...

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Apprenticeship policy in England ‘requires improvement’
Hundreds of delegates recently attended the Future of Appren...

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We need College Networks to help agree investment in the skills for tomorrow
The @AoC_info FE Summit and the launch of the England report...

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How CV-19 is shaping new edtech trends
Since March this year, we’ve seen the edtech landscape trans...

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Supporting students into the real world of work
 As we head towards the end of 2020 (most of us with a ...

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Build Back (Better)
College marketing across the digital divide
Global Educational Policies must be underpinned by new...
Urgently needed: employability and skills collaboration with business...
Apprenticeship policy in England ‘requires improvement’
We need College Networks to help agree investment...
How CV-19 is shaping new edtech trends
Supporting students into the real world of work...

FE Voices

A whole society project: The importance of establishing a vison that is ‘more than education’

Dr Ann Limb CBE DL Chair of the UK Innovation Corridor

5 out of 5: Five reflections on what I’ve learned from participating in the five FED virtual round table series by Dr. Ann Limb  Some might think FED is just a ‘talking shop’ – a range...

The scale of the challenge for adult job seekers

NCFE - Go the distance podcast

Philip Le Feuvre (@NCFE’s Director of Strategy, Policy and Insight) and Michael Lemin (Senior Policy Specialist) are joined by Becci Newton (Institute for @EmploymentStudies) and Kathleen Henehan (@ResolutionFoundation) to discuss the scale of the challenge...

Featured Articles

Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training

Build Back (Better)

Nov 24, 2020 / Featured Article

What a year. In 2020 every training provider has jumped through hoops to ensure that learners can keep learning, and complete their studies wherever possible. Ofqual and the ESFA have been slow to react, leaving thousands of learners unable to complete their studies since CAG was removed at the end...

Video and Podcasts

NCFE - Go the distance podcast

The scale of the challenge for adult job…

Nov 24, 2020 / Podcasts

Philip Le Feuvre (@NCFE’s Director of Strategy, Policy and Insight) and Michael Lemin (Senior Policy Specialist) are joined by Becci Newton (Institute for @EmploymentStudies) and Kathleen Henehan (@ResolutionFoundation) to discuss the scale of the challenge for adult job seekers. They take a closer look at the accompanying statistics, the action taken...

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Sector News

Members of the Coventry Crimson team

Gaming success for Coventry College Espo…

Nov 24, 2020 / Sector News

@CoventryCollege’s Esports team is celebrating after finishing second in a national tournament featuring 70 teams. A group of the College’s Games Design students - known as the Coventry Crimson - narrowly missed out on glory in the finals of the Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle 2020. The tournament saw...

FE Events & Webinars This Month

Home Learning

84% of schools with the poorest children…

Nov 23, 2020 / Home Learning

#DigitalPoverty - @TeachFirst calls on large businesses and government to close the digital divide  Four out of five (84%)* schools with the poorest pupils do not have enough devices and internet access to ensure all self-isolating pupils can keep learning, a new survey from the education charity Teach First has revealed. This...


The BBC is dedicating a whole radio series to the colleges of Buckinghamshire. The corporation is running six hours of programmes on all aspects of the Further Education colleges, which began airing on 9th January.

The BBC Three Counties" first two hour broadcast was transmitted from Aylesbury College and will be followed up with further broadcasts from Amersham, Milton Keynes and Wycombe colleges. The radio shows will feature interviews with college students and staff and will take an in depth look at the culture and workings of each college.

AOSEC on Radio Focus

Alan Corbett, of the Association of South East Colleges (AOSEC), explained: "We are absolutely delighted that BBC Three Counties Radio decided to focus on the FE Sector in such a manner and are confident the listeners will be impressed by all aspects of life in the colleges. We suspect that most will be surprised to learn that the sector is so large, with twice as many full-time students aged 16-19 years as at schools and, moreover, that there is a course for everybody regardless of age or background. We commend this series to everybody."

The Education sector as a whole is often placed under the media spotlight "“ usually for the wrong reasons. The recent months have been particularly difficult with scandals regarding school vetting procedures, the "A" level debate and the Government's education reform controversy.

It is refreshing to see that one section of the media, at least, is looking to emphasise the positives within the education system. There can never be too much information available; about the opportunities open to young people in the Further Education sector. The BBC Three Counties" show is a timely boost for the often unappreciated and ignored college institutions, which on the whole, are performing very well.

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Further Education News

The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

FE Voices

FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.


We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

Education Video Interviews

FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.


FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

FE Newsrooms

The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

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