The FE Week Podcast

FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Reaching net zero, careers guidance and research in FE

This week Shane is joined by college principal Ian Pryce and the chief operating officer of an independent training…

Jess Staufenberg
FE Week Podcast
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: ‘Triple whammy’ college costs, BTEC campaign and Social Mobility Commission

This week Shane is joined by former DfE civil servant and adult education expert Sue Pember, and further education…

Jess Staufenberg
FE Week Podcast

Latest Opinion

Opinion

FE’s educational ethos is being overshadowed by market logic

The vocabulary of employability and finance is taking over, writes Zahid Naz In recent years there has been a…

Jess Staufenberg
Zahid Naz
Opinion

Five urgent tips for the DfE on adult education

There are far too many barriers for the unemployed and low paid to get into learning, writes Chris Morgan…

Jess Staufenberg
Chris Morgan
Opinion

Double the cash incentives so more young people do apprenticeships

Since apprenticeship reforms, providers have had to front up more of the costs, writes Jane Hickie The pandemic has…

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hickie

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Last month, I came across an informative and insightful article by Sallyann Baldry titled Considering Changing EPAO? A guide…

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UK training provider The Skills Network steps up to fill the skills gap on sustainability training and resourcing

The Skills Network is launching a solution to the urgent demand for Mass Eco Literacy and Practical Sustainability Skills…

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The Skills Network

News Features

Colleges, Long read

Focus feature: College improvement

How do you improve a college with a demoralised staff, a financial notice, a bad Ofsted and a haemorrhaging…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Land-based, Long read

Land-based colleges lose millions in commercial income

From the drop in the price of cream to zero weddings, the land-based colleges sector has lost millions of…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Apprenticeships, Long read

Focus: Do employers set the bar too high for entry criteria to apprenticeships?

Employers are allowed to set their own entry criteria for apprenticeships, even though officially, no formal qualifications are needed….

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg

COVID Latest

Colleges, COVID

Colleges reintroduce Covid measures as cases spike

Staff and students are being asked to mask up again, both in colleges and schools

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
COVID

Zahawi and Javid encourage school and college student vaccine take-up

The education and health secretaries have urged parents to get their children vaccinated to prevent the spread of Covid-19….

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
COVID

College brings back face masks after rise in Covid cases

It comes after a cases in Derbyshire increased by 6.5 per cent in a week

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon

Ofsted Latest

Ofsted

Ofsted slams major NHS trust for rapid apprenticeship recruitment

The trust made ‘insufficient progress’ in all three areas of a follow-up monitoring visit

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Apprenticeships, Ofsted

Inclusivity and diversity apprentice panel helps provider gain top Ofsted marks

The provider’s online community platform has impressed the watchdg and improved attainment

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Bootcamps, Ofsted

Ofsted to review skills bootcamps ahead of possible full inspections

Bootcamps could get full inspections if they become a fixture of DfE-funded provision

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon

AEB Latest

AEB, Bootcamps, MCAs

DfE and mayors speed up efforts to tackle HGV driver shortage

Flexibilities are being brought in for national AEB delivery while driver apprenticeships are being fast-tracked

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
AEB, Procurement

DfE does ‘too much procurement’, top civil servant admits

Keith Smith signals the DfE is looking to move away from tendering for independent training providers.

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
AEB

Residential funding uplift is confirmed for this year

A national review of the funding uplift was launched in February 2020

Billy Camden
Billy Camden

Apprenticeships Latest

Apprenticeships, Cabinet reshuffle

Red tape forces small firms to turn their backs on apprenticeship cash incentives

The scheme this week received its second extension from the chancellor

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships, Conservative Party Conference, Kickstart

Sunak extends apprenticeship employer incentives and Kickstart scheme

Apprentice incentives will run until end of January while Kickstart will go until end of March

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships, Ofsted

Inclusivity and diversity apprentice panel helps provider gain top Ofsted marks

The provider’s online community platform has impressed the watchdg and improved attainment

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon

The latest sector transfers

Movers and shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 367

Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Movers and shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 366

This week’s edition features Julie Sizer, George Clark, Mary Curnock Cook

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Movers and Shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 365

This week’s edition features Claire Barker, Matt Telling, and Marc Gillham

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon

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