Opinion

Bringing professionalism home to FE

Do FE lecturers need central government-defined teaching qualifications? The government appears of the view they don’t and is doing...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Removal of FE teacher qualifications requirement causes sector concern

Sector leaders have expressed “deep concerns” over news FE trainers will no longer need a teacher training qualification from...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Foundation warned of ‘jobs for the boys’ perception over lack of advertising for key roles

Bosses of the FE sector’s new self-improvement body, the Education and Training Foundation, have been warned of “sycophantic nepotism”...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Short-term apprenticeships fall ‘dramatically’ after government action

The number of apprenticeships lasting less than a year has fallen “dramatically” after they were outlawed over fears about...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Youth unemployment rises as overall rate falls

The number of young people out of work has risen despite the overall unemployment rate remaining the same in...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Study suggests experience of paid work while in full-time education increases job chances

Young people who experience a workplace environment while in full-time education are far more likely to land a job...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Latest figures reveal just 24 loan applications from apprentices

Just 24 apprentices have applied for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans since the scheme was launched prompting a sector head...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Is subcontracting just the latest FE bubble?

With more than £850m-worth of subcontracting last academic year, Mick Fletcher looks at whether such delivery is something to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Benefits concerns over traineeship hours

The government has been pressed to launch an “urgent review” of traineeships over fears the programme could hit learner...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford