FE Experts

Over the summer the annual accounts of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) were published (click here). If anyone was interested in them, they would have read that these...
Accusing colleges of withholding customer information because they have something to hide, as the new Head of the UK Commission on Employment and Skills does in the TES...
Yesterday the House of Common’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published its report on Getting value for money from the education of 16– to 18– year–olds. While few people...
In recent days there have been some positive developments in the area of the fees policy, potentially assisting a number of prospective students who might have found the...
The education select committee’s report on participation in 16-19 education is heavily critical of both Michael Gove’s education policy (particularly the decision to scrap EMA) and the way...
In this time of economic turbulence, Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives stand out for their potential to improve overall college performance for a relatively modest investment compared with other...
At first sight the HE White Paper looks like good news for FE providers of HE.  It speaks warmly of their distinctive contribution to higher education, highlights them...
Jobs are getting thinner on the ground in FE as colleges across the country are making redundancies. Yet, no matter what sector you work in there is a...
For the past ten years I have been working for a private training company offering apprenticeships. Previous to this, I spent 14 years in an FE College leaving...
In the past few weeks, we have heard final details about the Discretionary Learner Support Fund that is to replace the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). Managers in Further...
The Times Education Supplement on Friday published an “exclusive” on the state of the college finances. The headline was somewhat eye-catching: “FE colleges in the black”. The researchers...

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