FE Experts

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...
Social media is the broad term given to describe the latest evolution of internet and web based communication platforms that enable users to rapidly connect and interact in...
City College Norwich is a college of Higher and Further Education with over 14,000 students and 1,000 staff based in Norfolk. About four years ago, one of the...
In a time of increasing pressure on resources, every college is exploring ways to improve its cost effectiveness. National policy advice continues to nudge colleges towards investing in...
The FE sector is starting to see the impact of the budget cuts that were imposed for the year 2011 – 2012, while according to statistics from UCAS,...
It’s no secret that today’s higher and further education institutions are being forced into a position where they place improved efficiency and cost reduction at the top of...
Historically the welfare-to-work industry, which employs in the region of 20,000 people, has had no occupational standards or designated Sector Skills Council, no required entry qualifications or recognised...
Learners like them, teachers like them, employers like them. This is the message we are hearing from the field. Of course, not all teachers and not all providers...
Last year, I launched National Apprenticeship Week 2011 by saying that I wanted to create the biggest and best apprenticeships programme in our country’s history. Thanks to record...

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