Ofqual’s announcement today is ‘sensible, positive and fair’
The government’s decision to allow providers, rather awarding organisation assessments, to determine which of their learners have passed functional skills and...
Chief executive, AELP
Treasury will subsidise college wages – but under what circumstances?
The good news is a spokesperson from the Treasury told FE Week that staff working in areas of a college that...
Editor, FE Week
Building the future – helping the West Midlands through the coronavirus outbreak
The mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority explains why they have been quick to act on cabinet office supplier support...
Mayor of the West Midlands
Reflections on ‘isolation’ and support networks
Being alone successfully is a strategy that can be learned. Just a few behavioural techniques will make working home alone bearable...
Principal, Boston College
Trust your judgement in doing what’s best for your learners
Government must find sustainable solutions for learners and staff alike – and follow its own rules, writes Mark Dawe Last weekend...
Facing the coronavirus challenges to EPA together
Jennifer Coupland, chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, reflects on new guidance provided by her organisation on...
ESFA must act after more than half of all apprentices on standards withdraw
Many events and consultations have been delayed, but it seems the Covid-19 crisis was not going to get in the way...
Editor, FE Week
FE on the frontline of the biggest peacetime battle
The apprenticeships and skills minister explains her gratitude and optimism for the sector in face of the Covid-19 pandemic. This country...
Apprenticeships and skills minister
As Covid-19 lock-down looms, we must be there for one another
In the face of the global pandemic, there is a great deal for the UK’s awarding industry to be proud of,...
Chief executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
Be clear, be informative, be approachable
We owe our staff, students and other stakeholders good leadership – but remember to show a human face as well If...
Managing director, EMPRA