What Ofsted found during their pilots of autumn visits
Pilots of Ofsted’s autumn visits suggest that the FE and skills sector is more than rising to the challenges of these...
Deputy Director for FE & Skills, Ofsted
A university learning experience is very different to what a typical inspector will be familiar with
Ofsted doesn’t ‘get’ higher education, says Greg Walker, and is not the right regulator for degree apprenticeship courses. Inspectors don’t understand...
DR GREG WALKER
Chief Executive, MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities
Apprenticeships will become unprofitable if ineligible costs excluded from funding bands
The Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education’s new funding band proposals are a step forward, but still need to address the...
Chief Policy Officer, Association of Employment and Learning Providers
Sending a hundred students home so soon was a reality check
One case of Covid-19 among the staff had an immediate impact on how we could run the college, writes Sam Parrett...
CEO, London South East Colleges
Without a clear plan for virus control, colleges have been left to guess
Lack of a blueprint for keeping colleges safe partly explains why one college even considered ‘alternate weeks’, writes Stuart Rimmer My...
CEO, East Coast College
How can we be in financial intervention yet ineligible for Covid relief?
Being turned down twice for relief funding feels like we are losing out partly because of our hard work, writes Chris...
deputy chief executive, Bradford College
Why route reviews are so critical for the future of technical education
The resumption of route reviews is a wonderful opportunity for us to consider together how technical education can play a more...
Deputy Director for Technical Education Occupations and Qualifications, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
DEBATE: Should FE colleges lose autonomy to make course choices?
On 17 January 2020, FE Week was first to report that the government was working on new legislation in the form...
Editor, FE Week
Loss of some autonomy for colleges is a step in the right direction
Appointing regional FE directors would enable colleges to stop competing and work together for the best learning provision, writes Tom Richmond....
Founder and director, EDSK
Lockdown learning actually suits some students better
It’s worth bearing in mind the lessons of lockdown as we all return to the ‘new normal’, writes Amanda Wayling There...
lecturer, Brooklands College