Williamson has his work cut out if he’s to get Britain’s skills system up to scratch
The new education secretary has his work cut out. Additional funding for skills and apprenticeships must also be met with reform....
Managing director, GB Training
Ex-No 10 adviser: Williamson taking skills role “not good” for FE policy
A former Downing Street advisor gives his insider view on what Gavin Williamson taking the skills brief will mean for the...
Director, Public First
The new head of the IfATE must address the quality assurance conundrum
It’ll be an overflowing in-tray for Jennifer Coupland, but Tom Bewick believes he knows the most urgent task The chief executive-designate...
Chief executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
Let’s hope the new PM puts lifelong learning at the top of his to-do list
Participation levels in lifelong learning are tumbling, says Ewart Keep. Action is needed – and now The return of lifelong learning...
PROFESSOR EWART KEEP
Director of SKOPE, University of Oxford
Why are so many employers unhappy with how the IfATE is allocating funding bands?
New funding bands should be talked about before they are introduced, not reviewed afterwards, says Sue Pittock When the Institute for...
CEO, Remit Training
Technical pathways must be more visible for parents, teachers and decision-makers
The recently announced higher technical qualifications should be seen as more than a re-badge of existing qualifications, says Kirstie Donnelly The...
Managing director, City & Guilds Group
End of term report: people are waking up to the need to rebalance FE and HE
The new prime minister will have to rise to the skills and productivity challenge, and make sure that everyone, no matter...
Minister for skills and apprenticeships
Enhancing the debate: what we discussed at our first roundtable
We at the IAPG seek to build an apprenticeship system that boosts both individual success and UK productivity, writes Neil Carmichael....
Chair of the Independent Apprenticeship Group
Clearing up misconceptions about the new inspection framework
The new EIF will be wholly fit for purpose when it comes into effect in September, says Paul Joyce One of...
Deputy director of FE and Skills, Ofsted
How we can get the talent pipeline flowing properly
Only by employers and educators working closely together can the UK’s chronic and increasing skills gap be closed, says Sandra Kelly...
Director UK Skills and Policy, People 1st International