By: Shane Chowen

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After Brexit, the government must replace the £500 million provided every year by the European Social Fund for people in disadvantaged circumstances, says Shane Chowen It’s only been...
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Reporting on outcomes will not be mandatory, which risks undermining the status and quality of apprenticeships, says Shane Chowen Back in November, when I first wrote about the...
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Almost a year ago George Osborne used his budget speech to commit the Government to a review that, at the time, many of us hoped would catalyse a...
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The Technical and Further Education Bill is a good start, but it needs to address structural problems that will hold us back in world trade, says Shane Chowen....
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Shane Chowen looks into the fallout for FE from the Brexit vote. I wanted to start my column this week with the line ‘now that the post-referendum dust has...
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Shane Chowen explains why he thinks Lord Sainsbury’s review of technical and professional education should avoid old solutions to new challenges. If FE Week’s timings are correct, this...
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Shane Chowen looks at how the upcoming local elections and devolution could affect FE. More than 475 elections will soon be taking place throughout the UK, with thousands of...
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Shane Chowen calls for greater recognition of the impact welfare cuts will have on FE students. The parliamentary process isn’t one that lends itself to straight forward explanation...
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On the 18-21 June I’m taking a four day break from being Policy Officer for IfL, and will be in Switzerland for a ‘study and media trip’, reporting...
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I remember distinctly the first time I attended my first ever College Corporation meeting as a student governor back in 2006. After a day of A levels, I’d...