By: Graham Taylor

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As political parties scramble to write their manifestos, carefully crafting their words to minimise the number of broken promises if they get into power, Graham Taylor sets out...
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Do colleges feel picked on? You bet. Funding cuts over the last 10 years and the difficulties in dealing with less money, annual redundancy rounds and adapting to...
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The post-16 skills plan heralds a major change to work experience in the current system. The government wants college-based technical education programmes to include an entitlement to a...
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Colleges need to insist they are given the right data to make meaningful quality judgements about their own performance, says Graham Taylor. Last April I wrote about the...
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If A-levels are big business, why don’t we allow more consumer choice, asks Graham Taylor.  A-levels are still big business and the main choice for 16-to-18s at level...
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The new mandatory post-16 resit policy for GCSE English and maths is setting young people up to fail, and government should allow other progression routes, says Graham Taylor....
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Why are apprenticeships singled out for special treatment? The benefits of other qualifications are enormous and can be tested, says Graham Taylor, if we let levy payers to...
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Graham Taylor explains why he thinks university technical colleges (UTCs) are failing to attract enough students. FE Week has exposed numerous examples of recruitment difficulties for UTCs. It...
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Graham Taylor explains why he is not a fan of government plans for new technical professional education (TPE) routes. George Osborne recently joked (he apparently has a sense...
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Graham Taylor explains why he was less than impressed with the recent qualification and achievement report. Let’s move on from my last article on apprenticeships — the consensus...
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Graham Taylor casts a weary eye over the evolution of study programmes. The study programme is now in its third year, but what have we learned? Firstly it’s...