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Nobody stays at the level of expert teacher or trainer without continuing appropriate and focused professional development throughout their working lives. Teachers and trainers in further education (FE)...
Apprenticeships have long been regarded as a useful way to grow young talent with a mix of on-the-job training and traditional classroom learning. But as the UK apprenticeship...
It’s obvious why the latest group to seek to ‘transform’ FE (mere ‘change’ is so last century) should want to call itself the ‘Gazelle Group’. Gazelles are slim...
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...

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