SPONSORED: Key workers and award winners highlight the power of BTEC
On 25th June, we celebrated the outstanding achievements of learners, teachers, schools, colleges, training providers and employers in the UK and...
Senior vice president for BTECs and apprenticeships, Pearson
Why we must avoid the ‘one size fits all’ approach to FE
Covid-19 has changed the way colleges work – and so will the upcoming FE white paper, writes Ian Pretty The past...
Chief executive, Collab Group
How FE can support the economy and drive social mobility
Construction Gateway in the West Midlands has resulted in wider economic benefits and more students finding jobs, says Clare Hatton “Levelling-up”...
Head of skills and delivery, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)
Answering the call for digital skills excellence
With the government setting out its plans for infrastructure investment and skills, we need to better prepare for a digital economic...
Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK
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...
Education consultant and former Ofsted inspector
The reformed apprenticeship system need not fail the young and disadvantaged
It should come as no surprise that the reformed apprenticeship system has been found to be failing young disadvantaged people. At...
Editor, FE Week
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...
National head of inclusion, Education and Training Foundation
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...
Chief executive, Career Colleges Trust
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...
Ex-Ofsted HMI, FE and skills consultant
FE should be at the heart of shielding 19 to 24-year-olds from unemployment
It makes financial sense for FE colleges to ease the pain of unemployment sparked by Covid-19, say John Widdowson and Mark...
John Widdowson and Mark Corney
Principal, New College Durham and Education Policy Consultant