News

War of words continues as AoC boss accused of putting ‘institutional self-interest before learners’ interest’

A dispute between the leaders of FE’s two biggest associations has taken another twist, with one accusing the other...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

The Skills Show is back and it’s bigger than ever

Strictly Come Dancing stars and the apprenticeships minister will be among more than 90,000 people heading to NEC Birmingham...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Learner survey dodge as some refuse to participate

The FE Choices survey into student satisfaction isn’t worth the bother, according to one of the country’s largest colleges...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Minister on a monthly mission

July 2016 I’ve been appointed as Minister for apprenticeships and skills. I am very excited and very happy. My...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Employers pass their judgement in satisfaction ratings

General FE colleges have admitted to apprenticeship failings, after government research showed they are significantly less popular with employers...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

David Hughes: let’s present a confident and ambitious AoC regions front for colleges

Ahead of David’s first three-day AoC annual conference as chief executive, we discuss the area reviews, our ministers and...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

AoC and AELP bosses battle over independent provider quality

The bosses of FE’s two biggest associations have traded verbal blows over the quality of apprenticeships that are delivered...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

New south London free school ruffles local feathers

Two colleges in south London have hit out at a new 16-19 free school that will offer only vocational...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Big win over small schools

I would like to congratulate the Association of Colleges on its important win for the sector. It flexed its...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden