Opinion

Living up to Ofsted’s expectations

While providers gear up for the challenge of delivering traineeships, Ofsted has been looking at how to assess the…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Time to grasp this opportunity

The government’s announcement that 19 to 24-year-olds will, along with 16 to 18-year-olds, be able to do traineeships has…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

We’re almost there but we still have work to do

Are colleges ready for traineeships?  Yes, says Lynne Sedgmore, but there are still areas to consider. We all accept…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The Government must get this right

The introduction of a training route to support young people without the necessary skills and qualifications to start an…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Traineeships need to have a strong start

The transition from unskilled to skilled could be key to answering the UK’s youth unemployment problem, explains Matthew Hancock…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Governance reform is at risk of looking to the past

Colleges have been told to think critically about the diversity of their governing boards, but what might that mean…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


Opinion

FE mergers and acquisitions are logical steps towards increasing educational sophistication

Forget egos and government indecision: mergers and acquisitions are logical steps towards increasing educational sophistication, says David Sherlock. I’ve…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Apprenticeship funding should be rerouted through the tax system

Highly-skilled jobs needn’t be the reserve of graduates, says Michael Davis. For him, a change in apprenticeships funding might…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

WorldSkills celebrates the vocational route

And apprenticeships inspire high levels of ambition, confidence and eloquence says Matthew Coffey, National Director of Further Education and…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Transformational: from inadequate to good in 15 months

Macclesfield College soared from an Ofsted grade four to a grade two in just over a year. Principal Simon…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

FE faces a painful hit . . .

. . .  and the losers will be adults with low qualifications who are taking their first steps as…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

At last, a place at Oxford

A pilot programme provides a platform for outstanding career development that will help to address the current lack of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter