Adult education needs a vision to break the cycle of disadvantage
A looming Brexit makes it easy to see why adult education is at the centre of election policy battleground, writes Sarah...
Founder, Get Further
GE2019: Simplify the sector and put colleges at the heart of communities
What would you tell the leaders of the major political parties about needed policy changes in further education? The Collab Group...
Chief executive officer, Chichester College Group
GE2019: Learning escalators and skills wallets
Political parties are finally waking up to a crisis in the skills sector, writes Stephen Evans. Whichever way this election goes,...
Chief executive, Learning and Work Institute
GE2019: A chance to transform colleges
This election comes at a critical time for further education, writes Ian Pretty. We must press for a commitment to transform...
Chief executive, Collab Group
We are all responsible for acting on sustainability
Colleges must put sustainability at the heart of their teaching – and that means far more than tweaking the curriculum, says...
Head of technical education, Education and Training Foundation
Upskilling our workforce means upskilling our teachers first
If we are to embed the increasing digital skills that industry demands in our teaching staff, colleges and businesses need to...
NORA SENIOR, CBE
College of the Future commissioner and former businesswoman of the year
Vocational progression must be treated like more academic options
Prospects and public perception would be improved by reducing the gap between funding rates for young people in techinal and vocational...
Director of Post-16 and Skills, Education Policy Institute
Revealing the human cost of a disastrous FE policy
This week we report the case of Grzegorz Bogdanski, who was duped into a taking a £5,000 FE loan by a...
Editor, FE Week
Levy payers are finding their voice – and must be heard
The apprenticeship levy has driven new behaviours and rapid improvement among apprenticeship employment providers, writes Sharon Blyfield, but policy makers must...
head of apprenticeships and early career, Coca-Cola European Partners
The government must prevent any rationing of apprenticeship funding
The government looks likely to miss its apprenticeships target while running out of the money it set aside to meet it....
deputy director of research, Learning and Work Institute