FE Experts

Important new research carried out for the DfE demonstrates that a single awarding body for T-levels would have disastrous consequences – let’s hope the Department for Education listens,...
Apparently, 55% of senior leaders in FE are women. I don’t believe it. A large part of my job is to find interesting voices in the sector who...
Inequality is a major problem for many 18- to 24-year-olds, but Neil Bentley believes WorldSkills UK can play a part in helping the disadvantaged move up in society...
In order to deliver the skilled workers our economy needs, education and industry need to forge closer links, says Paul Kessell-Holland The rapid pace of change in technical...
Prison education has been sidelined for too long and major change is needed now, says Rob Mills The general election brought us our third justice secretary in under...
If we really want to develop our economy, we should focus more on the top echelons, suggests Adrian Anderson At the recent AELP June conference there was a...
The countries with the best apprenticeships in the world have far more training than we do in the UK, explains Tom Richmond Now that Ofsted expects numeracy to...
The 20 per cent rule should be immediately reviewed as a universal requirement, suggests Mark Dawe AELP totally supports the drive to ensure high quality apprenticeships with proper...
Off-the-job training rules are inflexible and hard to enforce. They need urgent reform, argues Sue Pittock Who first thought up the 20 per cent off-the-job training requirement, which...
Small training providers like the Friends Centre in Brighton are struggling under the current AEB uncertainty, writes Helen Osborne The recent partial invitation to tender for the Adult...
It is apprentices who will pay the price for bad decision making – so involve us, says Poppy Wolfarth The apprentice panel atthe Institute for Apprenticeships recently had...

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