Yasemin Craggs Mersinoglu

  • How one adult education provider went above and beyond the conventional

    Outreach community work, always a cornerstone of one Essex adult education provider, came to the fore during the pandemic, writes Tony Gallagher Southend Adult and Community College (SACC) has long been well-rooted in its community. Managers have been determined and outward-looking in ensuring that the Essex college attracts and retains vulnerable learners and the make-up

    5.00 Jun. 29th, 2020 | Opinion


    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving. Philip Johnson, Chair, LTE Group Start date: June 2020 Previous job: Partner at Deloitte Interesting fact: Philip started his career as the office boy in a small accounting practice in Manchester. James Lane, Sector Manager Digital, NCFE Start date: April 2020 Previous job: Training Director at

    6.00 Jun. 29th, 2020 | Bulletin, Movers and Shakers

  • 'Recognising FE’s role in equipping our key workers'

    10 key workers share their experience of working and learning as they kept the UK going during lockdown, in partnership with Pearson. Covid-19 has highlighted the crucial role of key workers in society, including those in industries such as health and social care, the supply and distribution of food, utilities, transportation, the emergency services and

    11.00 Jun. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Possible stay of execution for Newton Rigg College

    A land-based college facing closure could retain its educational purpose after the government agreed to conduct a review of the proposals put forward to take over the site. Newton Rigg College, in Penrith, was due to shut in July 2021 after a local provision “needs analysis” conducted by the FE Commissioner last month found it

    9.30 Jun. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Pearson unveils 2020 BTEC award winners in its first ever online awards ceremony

    The winners of Pearson’s tenth annual BTEC Awards are being announced in a ceremony this afternoon which is taking place online for the first time ever due to the coronavirus. YouTube influencer and BTEC Ambassador Flex is hosting the 2020 awards and this page will be updated when each prize winner is revealed. Double Olympic

    11.01 Jun. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Social Mobility Commission finds apprenticeship system ‘failing’ young disadvantaged people

    The apprenticeships system is “failing” young disadvantaged people and needs “decisive” government action to stop it from becoming worse, according to the Social Mobility Commission. A report published today by the independent advisory non-departmental public body warns that disadvantage gaps exist at “every stage” of the apprenticeship journey, from initial selection of candidates by employers

    0.01 Jun. 24th, 2020 | News

  • Cross-party group of MPs urge education secretary to include 16-19s in £1bn Covid catch-up plan

    A cross-party group of MPs has written to Gavin Williamson today urging him “to extend eligibility for the Covid catch-up fund to include sixth form and other colleges”. The officers of the All Party Parliamentary Group for sixth form education said they “do not understand why 16 to 19 providers such as sixth form and

    15.46 Jun. 23rd, 2020 | News

  • We must embrace diversity in the post Covid-19 world

    Let’s learn from the pandemic and how it has brought social and economic inequalities into sharp relief, says Teresa Carroll More than 30 young leaders in the arts, entrepreneurship, politics, sports and more are featured in Tomorrow’s leaders: a world beyond disability that was published earlier this month. They are all achieving personally, shaping their

    6.00 Jun. 23rd, 2020 | Opinion

  • Principals sound warning on high cost of Covid safety measures

    College leaders have warned of spiralling Covid-19 safety costs as their membership body calls for a £70 million fund to ease budget pressures. Multiple principals who spoke to FE Week said they are having to fork out hundreds of thousands of pounds on personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitiser, signage, shields and temperature guns. The

    5.00 Jun. 22nd, 2020 | News

  • What might a virtual industry placement project look like?

    The nature of work was forecast to change well before the virus hit. So instead of thinking in terms of ‘lost months’, let’s take this opportunity to provide students with experience of the new workplace roles, says Bev Jones There’s no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic is having a hugely negative impact on young people’s

    6.00 Jun. 22nd, 2020 | Opinion

  • Remote inspections of ‘paused providers’ will be challenging, but possible

    Good planning is key, says Richard Moore, especially for off-the-job inspections An article in FE Week last week, “Frustration builds as Ofsted refuses to inspect paused providers”, got me thinking about how feasible a remote inspection might be in reality. I have worked remotely with a number of providers since lockdown, carrying out activities that

    6.00 Jun. 21st, 2020 | Opinion