FE Experts

There was much to welcome in the Sainsbury Review proposals for technical education, according to Graham Hasting-Evans, but he thinks the idea of licensing a single awarding organisation...
Phil Hatton calls for greater consistency with how Ofsted inspection teams report on the implementation of the anti-terrorism Prevent duty. Ofsted’s eagerly awaited report into how the Prevent...
We have never had a system which gives everyone a clear choice of an excellent academic or technical education. Lord Sainsbury sets out a vision of high aspiration...
If we are to compete in today’s global economy against low-wage countries such as China, industry needs to have a highly-skilled technician workforce. Many other areas of our...
Sue Southwood reflects on the findings of a consultation looking into what employers want from reformed functional skills. Employers tell us again and again that their main concern...
Ayub Khan looks at what lessons can be learned from a new collection of essays imagining different futures for the sector. Area reviews and skills devolution will mean...
Anthony Bravo reflects on his college’s moves to improve on its blended learning. Anyone who read my recent expert piece in this publication (Edition 174, May 16) will...
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...

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