AEB

ESFA opens up claims against AEB clawback

Colleges facing adult education budget clawback have four weeks to make their case to keep the unused cash. Six...

Shane Chowen
News

Sector views sought on domestic abuse guidance

Colleges and other education organisations are being asked for views on new statutory guidance on domestic abuse by the...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

It’s time for the devolved authorities to lead on skills

Central government agencies have failed to produce a successful skills policy – now it’s time for the devolved authorities...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

FE deserves a seat at the Brexit table

We still don’t know what Brexit will look like, but as FE has so much skin in the game,...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

What will replace the European Social Fund?

After Brexit, the government must replace the £500 million provided every year by the European Social Fund for people...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

Apprenticeship outcomes: how do we know what they are?

Reporting on outcomes will not be mandatory, which risks undermining the status and quality of apprenticeships, says Shane Chowen...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

It’s time we talked about lifetime learning

Almost a year ago George Osborne used his budget speech to commit the Government to a review that, at...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

The government must go much further with reforms

The Technical and Further Education Bill is a good start, but it needs to address structural problems that will...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

Up Pompeii

Shane Chowen looks into the fallout for FE from the Brexit vote. I wanted to start my column this week...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen