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Far from being “elitist”, Lord Sainsbury’s recommendations give those who can’t get into elite universities a chance to compete, says Andy Forbes. I was incensed at Lord Sainsbury being...
Internationalisation of our colleges is not an academic nicety but a fundamental necessity, and there are many ways to do it, says Tracy Ferrier.  A lot of attention has...
If A-levels are big business, why don’t we allow more consumer choice, asks Graham Taylor.  A-levels are still big business and the main choice for 16-to-18s at level...
Dr Sue answers your questions on Board Composition, Having an impact & New A-level entry grades.   Question One: Board composition I am the new clerk of a recently...
To rise to the challenge of a post-Brexit Britain, we need a clear, accessible skills system, says Graham Hasting-Evans When you’re up to your neck in alligators it’s...
Exeter College has come out top – with a perfect 16 out of 16 score – in the inaugural FE Week college league table. Congratulations to Richard Atkins,...
The latest report from the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) recommends abolishing level two apprenticeships for all 16- to 18-year-olds. It proposes forcing all those in this...
There’s nothing wrong with colleges not providing apprenticeships, unless it threatens their future viability, says Ben Verinder Recent figures on the proportion of apprenticeships delivered by different types...
A system of any extreme is unlikely to deliver the right outcomes for individuals, employers or the economy, says Gemma Gathercole There can be little doubt that apprenticeships...
The insolvency regime proposed in the new bill will make sure colleges are delivering as a productive businesses as well as effective training providers, says Ian Pretty The...
The link between area reviews and their original aim – of matching skills to labour market need – has been lost, says Caireen Mitchell. When BIS announced the...

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