Opinion

Why not vocational education straight after GCSEs?

The annual schoolgates spectacle that is GCSE results day usually brings with it much media interview talk of A-level...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Department for Education warned about FoI response times despite ‘improvements’

The Department for Education (DfE) has been warned about its response times to Freedom of Information requests after it...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

An argument to qualify

As the government does away with the legal requirement for defined teaching qualifications in FE, Noel Johnson discusses the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Young people’s jobless figures draw union criticism for government

A tiny fall in the number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neets) has failed to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Apprenticeships director to step down

England’s apprenticeship boss, David Way, has announced that he is to step down at the end of the month....

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Beware the apprenticeship ‘silly season’

Apprenticeship stories in the wider media of late have made hay about young people turning their backs on university...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Government’s ‘£11m’ privately-run FE website service could be sold on

The contract to run the government’s FE course directory could be sold on as part of a deal that...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Government appoints FE Commissioner advisers

Four advisers, including a former 157 Group chair and an ex-college finance director, have been appointed to the new...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Former AoC president takes governor post at college mauled by Ofsted

A former Association of Colleges president has become City College Coventry’s new governors’ chair after a disastrous Ofsted report...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford