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Luke Johnson says colleges should be more proactive about publicising the benefits of vocational training to their communities, with help from employers. Time and time again employers like...
Rochdale Sixth Form College topped this year’s performance table, published last month, for value added A-Level performance for a third year in a row. Julian Appleyard explains the...
Reading for pleasure can transform motivation and attainment. Genevieve Clarke explains how The Reading Agency is achieving results for FE colleges with its Reading Ahead programme. Every week,...
John Hyde accuses the government of hypocrisy through ignoring the group of people who are likely to have the best understanding of related demands and benefits of the...
It’s a naïve and age-old question, but one that really vexed my newshounds at FE towers this week. The buck-passing we have experienced from the Treasury, BIS, and...
The UKCES Employer Skills Survey is one of the largest of its kind in the world. More than 91,000 employers across the UK are interviewed to draw together...
Take a moment to empathise with the Central Delivery Service (CDS) advisers at the Skills Funding Agency. As if what must feel like annual restructures at the Agency...
What exactly are the new, reformed Trailblazer apprenticeships? Nobody seems to be sure – but maybe we aren’t looking at them in the right way. If we do,...
The NUS has launched a new #FEunplugged campaign to battle against provider closures through the government’s programme of post-16 area reviews. Shakira Martin explains how collecting views from...
The government announced on January 24 that it would legally force schools to let FE providers talk to students about the benefits of apprenticeships, as part of a...
A report published earlier this month by the House of Commons women and equalities committee found evidence of “unacceptable” bullying of transgender adult learners. FE Insider Shane Chowen...

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