Ensuring young people have the ‘best possible’ careers advice
As the Department for Education announces plans to take action against schools that aren’t complying with the ‘Baker clause’, Anne Milton...
Minister for skills and apprenticeships
The ‘transformational bridge’ of continued adult education
Everyone, from business people to politicians agree that infrastructure makes a huge difference to economic performance. Digital, transport links and R...
Senior vice president - BTEC and apprenticeships, Pearson
We must tell the chancellor FE needs more, not less funding
Further education is being asked to find more cuts, despite already being under-funded. Let’s fight back by insisting on fair funding for 16–18...
Deputy chief executive, Sixth Form Colleges Association
New quality assurance rules will create a tiered apprenticeship system
The latest announcements on quality assurance of end-point assessments are a game-changer for assessment organisations – some standards will now be...
Chief executive of specialist awarding organisation FDQ
Post-16 segregation threatens ‘parity of esteem’ for technical education
Post-16 pathways are increasingly segregated, which risks damaging the government’s ambitions for technical education to be treated with parity of esteem,...
Director, Post-16 and skills, Education Policy Institute
Why good governance is crucial for ITPs
The AELP’s new code of governance is a chance for training providers big and small to think about how they comply...
Director, Outsource Training and Development
The IfA want a reputation for honesty. Well, here’s mine…
The Institute for Apprenticeships wants to develop “a reputation for providing honest, evidenced and high-quality leadership when developing opinion on apprenticeships...
Editor, FE Week
Let FE colleges deliver nursing apprenticeships!
FE has vast expertise in delivering healthcare apprenticeships, but those trying to solve the nursing shortage fail to see the larger...
Head of health, care and integrated professions, Bridgwater & Taunton College
Are apprenticeship funding bands being set deliberately low?
Are funding bands deliberately being set below cost to restrict the supply of some high-cost apprenticeship standards? Mandy Crawford-Lee weighs the...
Director of policy and operations University Vocational Awards Council
A milestone month for the Institute for Apprenticeships!
The publication of the 300th apprenticeship standard is a sign of real change with tangible outcomes, says Sir Gerry Berragan June...
SIR GERRY BERRAGAN
Chief executive, the Institute of Apprenticeships