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It’s not going to shock you to the core when I say young people often leave school ill-equipped for the workplace. I’m staying clear of schools’ bashing because...
Last week, a students’ union representative at a large college described to me a wonderful teacher who in every internal observation inspired students and observers alike, and was...
Skills provision for unemployed adults has never been more important. Skills allow people to escape the low pay, no pay cycle in which those with low skills can...
When Vince Cable and John Hayes announced the second list of successful higher apprenticeship bids last week, everyone should have taken note and appreciated the real transformation that...
We are all acutely aware of how tough things are economically and therefore appreciate that Government spending must go towards helping the most underprivileged first. In Higher Education,...
Launching an apprenticeship programme is a big challenge for any private sector organisation. At Barclays, we set an ambitious target at the start of this year to take...
There has been much debate in the education press about the implications for further education colleges of the new powers they have under the Education Act 2011 which...
There is no doubt that the government’s introduction of Raising the Participation Age (RPA) to age 18 will present a significant business development opportunity to work based learning...
I am a huge advocate of Functional Skills. I believe it represents our best chance in a decade to address the skills crisis in the UK, highlighted only...
On the 18-21 June I’m taking a four day break from being Policy Officer for IfL, and will be in Switzerland for a ‘study and media trip’, reporting...
The government’s white paper Students at the heart of the system envisages a broader, more responsive higher education landscape in which further education colleges play a full part,...

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