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The strange case of Learndirect’s long-awaited ‘inadequate’ grade shows that providers in this country are not created equal, argues former Ofsted HMI Phillip Hatton The history of Learndirect...
To boost participation of under-represented groups in higher education, further education colleges should play a greater role, argue Profs Claire Callender and Kevin J Dougherty If the government...
The levy was supposed put employers in control – don’t shunt them into the back seat just because you don’t agree with their choice of apprenticeships, argues Adrian...
Important new research carried out for the DfE demonstrates that a single awarding body for T-levels would have disastrous consequences – let’s hope the Department for Education listens,...
Apparently, 55% of senior leaders in FE are women. I don’t believe it. A large part of my job is to find interesting voices in the sector who...
Inequality is a major problem for many 18- to 24-year-olds, but Neil Bentley believes WorldSkills UK can play a part in helping the disadvantaged move up in society...
In order to deliver the skilled workers our economy needs, education and industry need to forge closer links, says Paul Kessell-Holland The rapid pace of change in technical...
Prison education has been sidelined for too long and major change is needed now, says Rob Mills The general election brought us our third justice secretary in under...
If we really want to develop our economy, we should focus more on the top echelons, suggests Adrian Anderson At the recent AELP June conference there was a...
The countries with the best apprenticeships in the world have far more training than we do in the UK, explains Tom Richmond Now that Ofsted expects numeracy to...
The 20 per cent rule should be immediately reviewed as a universal requirement, suggests Mark Dawe AELP totally supports the drive to ensure high quality apprenticeships with proper...

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