Results 2022

Exams can’t close the attainment gap. We must address the underlying causes

Qualification reform is needed, but won’t be enough on its own to address issues of inclusion, diversity and equality

Shane Chowen
Michelle Meadows and Jo-Anne Baird
Apprenticeships, Results 2022

An urgent call to demystify apprenticeships

As we approach exam results, the option for a young person to undertake an apprenticeship needs to be a…

Shane Chowen
Anne Milton

This is how training providers can prepare for more devolution in the Adult Education Budget

Don’t duplicate your bid applications and do look elsewhere for inspiration, writes Steve Morris In February 2022, the government…

Jess Staufenberg
Steve Morris

Here are 3 ways to improve inclusivity in apprenticeships

Existing apprenticeship providers should reach out to smaller businesses to encourage them to offer training, writes Linda Martin It’s…

Jess Staufenberg
Linda Martin

This summer, let’s make sure EDI initiatives aren’t just a tickbox exercise

Exploring the diverse history and stories in the local area around your college is a powerful way to include…

Jess Staufenberg
Ellisha Soanes

Students still don’t know what ‘green skills’ are

If the UK is going to attract investment in its green economy, we desperately need skilled young people to…

Jess Staufenberg
Neil Bentley-Gockmann


The PM-hopefuls need a plan for missed traineeship targets

Instead of taking back unspent cash, the DfE and Treasury should look at reallocating this underspend as a new…

Jess Staufenberg
Ian Ross
Adult Education

DfE’s latest consultation puts adult community education at risk

The suggested new outcomes are limited and do not relate to the wider benefits of adult learning, writes Sue…

Jess Staufenberg
Sue Pember

Let’s get more FE learners into the research sector

Roles previously considered ‘for uni graduates’ should be inundated with applications from college-leavers. Why aren’t they? asks Victoria Boelman…

Jess Staufenberg
Victoria Boelman
T Levels

Our T Level success depends on big improvements in literacy and numeracy

Improving English and maths attainment is not exactly a new priority for government and it will be tough to…

Jess Staufenberg
David Robinson

It’s disappointing to hear Andrea Jenkyns trot out the same old lines on BTECs

Are ministers clear on the difference between technical and applied general qualifications? asks James Kewin It was fantastic to…

Jess Staufenberg
James Kewin

5 actions we will be pressing our 6th education secretary on

There are some big decisions which would have been made this summer if the previous DfE incumbents had stayed…

Jess Staufenberg
David Hughes