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I read recently that the phrase “painting the Forth Bridge” will soon be redundant – they have come up with some sort of new paint that will last...
In August of this year the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published a report of an enquiry into value for money in the education of those aged 16-18. It...
Effective marketing – rather than over-reliance on financial incentives for students – is the best long-term solution to increasing numbers at 16-18 in a sustainable way. The introduction...
The consultation on the proposed 2013 introduction to further education loans is an important opportunity for FE to raise collective questions and push for a more detailed consideration...
Students’ Unions (SU) can ruffle the feathers of some college principals, for others they are their gateway to enhancing the student experience and driving up quality. I have...
As young people struggle to enter the labour market, colleges and other providers are doing all they can to help their students become more employable. But what if...
The one major problem with burying your head in the sand … it raises your backside in the air. This provides a perfect target for people to start...
As half of the 1,700 people arrested after the August riots were under 21, colleges may find that some of their students or applicants were involved.  Can colleges...
Young people are full of contradictions.  Confident, yet uncertain.  Outgoing, but easily embarrassed . Streetwise, yet naïve.  Talk to them about S E X and all their contradictions...
Monitoring apprentices is critical to high completion and success rates. Having committed a further £222 million to vocational training earlier in the year, apprenticeship schemes are undoubtedly high...
Like any other company, business or organisation FE colleges are open to as much reputation tarnishing as any other brand.  However by managing your social media presence and...

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