FE Experts

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...
Alun Francis, principal and chief executive of Oldham College, explains what the recently completed Greater Manchester area based review has meant for his institution and for the region...
Tanja Kuveljic, chief executive of the charity Believe in Young People, discusses one approach to matching young people with the right options for work and helping employers to make...
What should the government do when a college goes bust? This isn’t a hypothetical scenario, as it happened to K College in 2013. After tens of millions in...
Even last week, we would all have expected that attending the AELP Conference, we would be treated to ministerial speeches and Q&A sessions that would have provided some...
John Landeryou, who contributed to the ‘New Blood; the thinking and approaches of new leaders in the FE and Skills market’ report, here and in a day two...
Sally Hunt explains why the UCU is calling for FE employers to move hourly-paid and casual staff who have been working at an institution for at least two...
FE Week reported last week that around 60 of the country’s 93 SFCs had registered an interest in converting to an academy. Bill Watkin reflects on their option....
Paul Joyce explains what Ofsted inspectors are looking for from traineeships — beyond high quality English and maths provision. With a greater emphasis being placed on apprenticeships and...
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...
Traineeships aren’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination — as our recent stories exposing their success rate failings to apprenticeships demonstrated. But they still appear to have...

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