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Holger Bollmann analyses the results of a recent survey of FE students and parents which looked at what factors affect college choice most. What matters most when choosing...
As an employer myself, it was a surprise to learn that Ofsted had decided not to take any action against one of its own employees for vehemently criticising...
Victoria Leney explains how the findings of her study into support procedures for 16-18-year-old unaccompanied refugee learners can be applied to FE. The media has shared the difficult...
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...
Michael Wilshaw needs to publically back the FE sector at once – or resign, says Tony Davis. Ofsted Chief Inspector Michael Wilshaw misses the point entirely in his...
London accounts for only 12.5 per cent of the UK population, yet it generates 22 per cent of UK GDP. It is Europe’s fastest-growing technology cluster and with...
Mark Dawe explains warns against hasty decisions being made over subcontracting because of a new Skills Funding Agency (SFA) review on brokering. The SFA review of the use...
Laura-Jane Rawlings raises concern about the reliance on employer volunteers to make the government’s careers advice strategy work. We are gearing up to a very important period for...
Last weekend’s national colleges sports championships, held in Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead, were a huge success, judging by feedback from the students, staff and stakeholders who took part....
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...
The latest apprenticeship levy operational guidance is almost totally geared at explaining how it will work for the employers forced to pay it. This is welcome, although 5,000...

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