Skills reform

FE White Paper In-Depth | Webcast recordings

Access all the recordings of our FE White Paper In-depth series. 

A free webcast update series from FE Week, in partnership with NOCN, to provide an overview of the Government’s FE White Paper (Skills for jobs) and what it means for the FE & Skills sector.


2 March – Need for an FE White Paper – an overview
Special guest: Keith Smith, Director for post-16 strategy at the Department for Education (SLIDES)

9 March – Chapter 1: Putting employers at the heart of post-16 skills
Special guests: Jennifer Coupland, CEO, IfATE, Emma Roberts, Head of Research, WorldSkills UK, Paul Allman, Director, Flannery Plant Hire (SLIDES)

16 March – Chapter 2: Providing advanced technical and higher technical skills
Special guests: Tom Bewick, CEO, Federation of Awarding Bodies, Prof Lorna Unwin, Professor Emerita, UCL Institute of Education and Graham Hasting-Evans, CEO, NOCN. (SLIDES)

23 March – Chapter 3: A flexible Lifetime Skills Guarantee
Special guests: Dr Sue Pember CBE, Policy Director, HOLEX, Sally Dicketts CBE, President, AoC and Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, AELP (SLIDES)

30 March – Chapter 4: More responsive and accountable providers

Special guests: Fiona Chalk, National Head of Governance Development at The Education and Training Foundation, Kurt Hall, Governance Advisor at the Association of Colleges and Mark Taylor, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland (SLIDES)

6 April – Chapter 5: Supporting ‘outstanding’ teaching

Special guest: David Russell, CEO, The Education & Training Foundation (SLIDES)

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