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How do we listen to people who have quiet voices? As public funding of adult skills gets tighter and tighter there is a strong argument for making sure...
I am a big fan of the AoC and have always believed a mature sector must have a pan-college body to argue on its behalf. However, I have...
Recent evidence that unemployment rates among black 16 to 24-year-old men available for work have risen to 56 per cent – double what it was three years ago...
Subway has started offering intermediate apprenticeship places across a small number of stores in areas such as Tyne and Wear, Devon and Dorset. Nick Summers, reporter at FE...
What does it cost to open a 14-19 University Technical College? If you are Lord Baker, it’s upwards of £20m. If you are from Cleveland and Redcar College...
Nobody stays at the level of expert teacher or trainer without continuing appropriate and focused professional development throughout their working lives. Teachers and trainers in further education (FE)...
Apprenticeships have long been regarded as a useful way to grow young talent with a mix of on-the-job training and traditional classroom learning. But as the UK apprenticeship...
It’s obvious why the latest group to seek to ‘transform’ FE (mere ‘change’ is so last century) should want to call itself the ‘Gazelle Group’. Gazelles are slim...
The latest announcement on simplifying funding, ‘A New Streamlined Funding System for Adult Skills’ represents a small step forward. There is clear evidence that colleagues at SFA and...
Firstly I would like to thank FE Week for the opportunity to contribute to this regular column. I’m going to start off with than the recent announcement by...
Next year it will be compulsory for 16-year-olds to stay in education or to undertake part-time training while in work. Parliament passed a law in 2008 to raise...

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