Opinion, Uncategorized

Collaboration between AELP, AoC and HOLEX is hugely important

The resilience of FE will be tested in the year ahead. Here are five key takeaways from our recent...

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hickie
Skills reform

The skills bill’s ambition cannot become reality without colleges

Royal assent for the bill moves the country closer to an employer-led skills system, but it can’t happen without...

Jess Staufenberg
Alex Burghart
Governance

External governance reviewers ‘must understand the local context’, conference delegates are told

For upcoming external board audits, providers have been told to 'start thinking about reviewers in your locality in your...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Cabinet reshuffle, Politics

Alex Burghart and Will Quince join DfE ministerial team

Both appointed junior DfE ministers by the prime minister

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News, Uncategorized

‘Important’ new FE data collection will start this month

A workforce data collection “project” for the further education sector promised in the skills for jobs white paper will...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Opinion, Uncategorized

If your college isn’t in a careers hub, here’s the evidence it should be

Colleges already do well with employer links, but new research shows they have a better chance with the hub...

Jess Staufenberg
Oli de Botton
Opinion, Uncategorized

The Budget should have tackled the deep structural problems with apprenticeships

Until Sunak realises there’s a preference in the apprenticeship system for existing employees over young people, his Budget announcements...

Jess Staufenberg
Andy Norman
Opinion, Uncategorized

To become ‘anchor institutions’, colleges should operate like social enterprises

To articulate its real worth, the FE sector needs to emulate social enterprises and measure its social value in...

Jess Staufenberg
Louise Wolsey
Skills reform

Now is FE’s chance to deliver higher technical education

The FE white paper gives colleges the chance to become high-level providers of technical education as in other countries,...

Jess Staufenberg
Ewart Keep