Ofqual must urgently allow teacher assessed grades for apprentices
All the stops on teacher assessed grades are being pulled out for GCSEs and A-levels, but yet again apprentices appear to...
managing director of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers
AEB procurement at a time of reform – what we now know
The nationally procured adult education budget contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency come to an end in July this...
Editor, FE Week
Here is a 7-point checklist to make sure the impending FE White Paper doesn’t fail
If the long-anticipated White Paper doesn’t recognise the needs of 2021, then it will fail like so many initiatives before it,...
Mark Dawe and Tim Blackman
chief executive, The Skills Network and vice-chancellor, The Open University
We must steady the ship after the government’s half U-turn
After a week at sea like no other, the next big challenge is teacher-assessed grades, writes David Hughes This week we’ve...
chief executive, Association of Colleges
Wishing you a healthy, merry Christmas and better times ahead
Jennifer Coupland reflects on the challenges of 2020 and looks ahead to what the new year will hold for apprenticeships I...
Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Ministers have once again proven that FE is an afterthought for this government
Mind the gap! Warm words from ministers on skills can’t conceal the gulf between rhetoric and reality, writes Toby Perkins Three...
Shadow minister for apprenticeships and lifelong learning
Thank you to everyone in FE for your extraordinary efforts
Virtual visits during lockdown have revealed many excellent practices to tackle Covid-19 in colleges, writes Gillian Keegan There has never been...
Minister for apprenticeships and skills
Why urgent support is needed to address UK skills deficit
New incentives are needed for businesses to train their employees for a post-Covid world, writes Guglielmo Ventura With the economy still...
Research assistant, London School of Economics Centre for Vocational Education Research
Staff must share their new resources with the whole sector
We need to identify and pool the ‘gems’ that staff have drummed up under lockdown, writes Linsey Taylor Prior to the...
national head of online learning, Education and Training Foundation
Decade-long projects can truly make changes for BAME staff and learners
Funding projects with long-term goals have a better chance of improving diversity and inclusion, writes Janet Curtis-Broni As we draw to...
group chief people officer, London and South East Education Group