Opinion
  • Can colleges profit from the new HE market?

    At first sight the HE White Paper looks like good news for FE providers of HE.  It speaks warmly of their...

    Can colleges profit from the new HE market?
  • Position yourself to further your career

    Jobs are getting thinner on the ground in FE as colleges across the country are making redundancies. Yet, no matter what...

    Position yourself to further your career
  • Quality on the bench

    For the past ten years I have been working for a private training company offering apprenticeships. Previous to this, I spent...

    Quality on the bench
  • NUS VP advice to FE post-EMA

    In the past few weeks, we have heard final details about the Discretionary Learner Support Fund that is to replace the...

    NUS VP advice to FE post-EMA
  • College finances redder than they might seem

    The Times Education Supplement on Friday published an “exclusive” on the state of the college finances. The headline was somewhat eye-catching:...

    College finances redder than they might seem
  • Subcontracting: Incorporating the Guidance

    You know your responsibilities to your funding body. But do your subcontractors know their responsibilities to you? FE institutions are funded...

    Subcontracting: Incorporating the Guidance
  • Construction funding rates take a hammering

    The Young People’s Learning Agency  (YPLA) has recently released a document called ‘ Changes to SLN values for specific ain in...

    Construction funding rates take a hammering
  • In at the deep end

    No matter how buoyant academic life is most of the time, every college is likely to face a situation where an...

    In at the deep end