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Elmfield Training purchased in pre-pack after going into administration

The majority of Elmfield Training’s business and assets has been sold to EQL Solutions Limited, which is one hundred...

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Opinion

Learners are going to need techno-maths skills to cope in the modern workplace

Steve McCormack concedes teachers haven’t always succeeded in demonstrating how maths skills will be relevant to students after they...

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Profiles

Penny Petch, president, Institute for Learning

Former nurse and midwife Penny Petch had a dramatic start to her full-time teaching career. In the late nineties,...

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Opinion

The rise of the amateur — a primary tale

Former House of Commons Education Select Committee specialist Ben Nicholls is head of policy and communications at London’s Newham College....

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Opinion

FE needs better support to help post-16s pass maths and English

The government, schools, trade unions, parents and carers all need to work together in a new drive to improve...

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Nick Linford
Opinion

Functional skills can deliver what employers need

Parity should be maintained between how GCSEs and functional skills are valued by the government, says Stella Turner With...

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Nick Linford
Opinion

If employers are from Mars and young people are from Venus… better literacy can bring them into same orbit

Young people need to learn from employers why they need better literacy skills to thrive in the workplace, says...

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Nick Linford

Maths and English

Download your free copy of the FE Week 16-page special on maths and English education and policy in FE, sponsored...

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Ofqual announces detail of new maths and English GCSEs

Ofqual has published full details of the new maths and English GCSEs which will be introduced from 2015. In...

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