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From Leadbelly to Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg, there’s a proud history of protest singers drawing attention to injustice.  Now Bedford College principal Ian Pryce deserves huge credit for the national...
The gloomy outlook for our economy risks reduced investment via the levy in apprenticeships when we need it most, says Stephen Evans We all have times when we...
While around 80 per cent of further education and skills providers are good or outstanding, the number requiring improvement has increased over time. For these providers, inspectors conduct...
Nick Linford considers the extent to which poor college performance can be blamed on government interference and a lack of investment. If Ofsted inspection reports are to be...
David Hughes is wrong to criticise the rise in management apprenticeships – they are opening opportunities to people who’ve never had them, argues Mandy Crawford-Lee The University Vocational...
It’s time the sector took control of its own destiny, argues Ali Hadawi Over the years, my sense of frustration with how policymakers and regulatory bodies view further...
Employers want to make the new T-levels work, but they will need clear, practical support, writes Stephen Evans The new T-levels will rely on employers in a number...
The government must cover the additional travel costs of T-level work placements to ensure rural colleges are not at a financial disadvantage, argues Jo Maher At some point...
I’m sure when the DfE came up with the idea to make the substantial T-level work-placement mandatory and call it an “entitlement”, it was done with good intentions....
Richard Atkins reflects on a year at the helm of one of the most important jobs in FE, and what is to come In April last year, I...
Based on her upcoming research, Sallyann Baldry explains how colleges and training providers should be preparing for end-point assessment End-point assessment is the testing at the end of...

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