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
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
Opinion

Make Black history matter for the other 334 days of the year

New networks in college are having a ripple effect, writes Arv Kaushal We make a big fuss of our...

Jess Staufenberg
Arv Kaushal
Opinion

The system should recognise successful college drop-outs

Successful outcomes should not just be grade-related, writes Alfie Payne I loved being in education, so when I had...

Jess Staufenberg
Alfie Payne
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
Opinion

Let’s have a collective post-18 system for HE and FE

The lifelong loan entitlement will fail if policy doesn’t remove other barriers for students, writes Tim Blackman Colleges Week...

Jess Staufenberg
Tim Blackman
Profiles

Interview: Baroness Tina Stowell

Baroness Stowell is a born-and-bred FE college alumna from the Midlands who ended up leading the House of Lords....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Paperwork threatens to take over the job I love

If all the documentation doesn’t benefit the apprentice, why is it necessary? asks Tim McHanwell I’m going to start...

Jess Staufenberg
Tim McHanwell
Opinion

Don’t confuse the Baker clause with actual careers guidance

Media reports about the Baker clause fail to understand it’s only one part of the careers guidance picture, writes...

Jess Staufenberg
Janet Colledge