Apprenticeships, SEND

Complete the picture: Remove the eight-week time limit on apprenticeship English and maths flexibilities

Barriers for apprentices with learning difficulties are slowly coming down, but the government has missed a trick in its…

Shane Chowen
Paul Warner

What Ofsted will hear when it listens to training providers

Results of our own survey show training providers are crying out for inspections that reflect the strengths of their…

JL Dutaut
Kerry Boffey

College Financial Handbook 2024: making the best of a bad job

Instead of delivering a more streamlined system, the new College Financial Handbook adds to the sector’s over-regulation and confusion

JL Dutaut
Mark Taylor

How colleges can help students attain the green roles they want

Students want sustainable jobs and construction can offer them but more work needs to be done to bring supply…

JL Dutaut
Sam Sutcliffe

Educators and employers must do more to encourage women into the digital industry

Studying IT at college changed my career trajectory. More girls should be encouraged to do the same

JL Dutaut
Bhushita Jolly

The PM’s apprenticeship reforms are a drop in the ocean

The apprenticeships system is dangerously out of sync with the way our vital sector actually operates and this is…

JL Dutaut
Nicola Hodkinson

Staffroom – Opinion

Why faith is a cornerstone of effective EDI work

Tensions between sets of beliefs can arise, but faith is still the best through which to see our way…

JL Dutaut
Claudette Douglas

Quality achievement rates create inequalities by design

QARs are a blunt tool for measuring provider quality and must be part of a wider and more accurate…

JL Dutaut
Adele Oxberry
Election 2024

Labour must answer key questions about its Growth and Skills Levy

Plans for apprenticeship levy reform must be discussed with the whole sector and clear about all their financial implications

JL Dutaut
Mandy Crawford-Lee
Election 2024

Labour’s ‘securonomics’ is a golden opportunity for our sector

The shadow chancellor’s recent speech was a tantalising glimpse of what the skills sector could mean to a new…

JL Dutaut
Ben Rowland
insitutes of technology

Our adaptive curriculum is a model for upskilling and reskilling the UK

The north east’s innovative initiative for retrofitting marks a significant shift in curriculum development to meet local and national…

JL Dutaut
Darush Dodds and Sharon Grant

We must embrace new modes of delivery for our under-pressure learners

We must embrace the power of edtech to avoid pressures on learners having a negative impacts on social mobility…

JL Dutaut
Mark McKenna