International work is neither celebrated nor talked about nearly enough
Colleges that choose to extend their work internationally can reap rewards in many different ways, says Emma Meredith, but perceptions are...
International Director, AoC
Colleges must deal with the pay crisis or risk further strikes
The pay crisis in further education has led to the forthcoming UCU strike. Those who work in this sector are doing...
Head of policy, University and College Union
Ofsted talk tough on integrity in new regime, but they can’t do it alone
A first glance there is little new in the draft Common Inspection Framework and accompanying Handbook for FE and Skills, due...
FE Week editor
Employer engagement hasn’t gone to plan
Employers are reducing their training effort. But how can the government talk to them about it, says Ewart Keep, when it...
Director of SKOPE, Oxford University
The Baker clause can only be a short-term fix
After this week’s IPPR report revealed that two-thirds of schools are still flouting the Baker clause, Tony Breslin argues that enforced...
Former chair of awarding organisation Industry Qualifications
Colleges need to speak with one voice
It’s not going to be an easy year for the AoC, but Julie Nerney, its new chair, is looking forward to...
Chair, Association of Colleges
This year, if nothing else, won’t be boring for us in the FE and skills sector
As the sun rises on 2019, the FE and skills sector is expecting another year of significant policy development. And in...
Editor, FE Week
What does the student loan shake-up mean for FE?
How will the changes to how students loans are accounted impact FE funding? Daniel Carr takes a look Earlier this week...
Senior Researcher for Post-16 and Skills, Education Policy Institute
The ESFA may regret rejecting the IfA’s levy budget concerns
As revealed by FE Week, the IfA has warned that there could be a £500m overspend on the £2bn apprenticeship budget...
Editor, FE Week
Technical training must match the best academic options
The new year will include the introduction of T-levels – which makes this an ideal time to celebrate the best that...
Minister for skills and apprenticeships