Opinion

Why are so few applying for principalship?

Ofsted, funding cuts, policy changes . . . it’s no surprise that the number of prospective FE principals/chief executives…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Time to climb aboard the internship

Former House of Commons Education Select Committee specialist Ben Nicholls is head of policy at London’s Newham College. He…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Why are so few applying for principalship?

Ofsted, funding cuts, policy changes . . . it’s no surprise that the number of prospective FE principals/chief executives…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The NIACE adult participation in learning survey 2013

Adult Learners’ Week offers much to celebrate, explains Fiona Aldridge, but the results of a national survey also provide…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Taking the holistic view

Adult education is about more than employability skills; it impacts the economy in all sorts of ways, says Ruth…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Bringing policy, action and outcomes together

Adult Learners’ Week is both a national celebration and a living showcase of how adult learning changes lives, says…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

We must keep the doors open for all adult learners

Policymakers need to see adult education and lifelong learning beyond the silo of the Department of Business, Innovation and…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Everyone should have a chance to learn

Matthew Hancock celebrates Adult Learners’ Week. It is a chance, he says, for  people to seek out opportunities they…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Everyone’s a winner

Adult Education Week is a perfect showcase for the transformative power of education later in life and often against…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

It’s the taking part that counts

Adult Learners’ Week rightly celebrates its award winners. But what of the future? With a spending review looming in…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

LEPs can articulate the needs of business

The 39 local enterprise partnerships really do want to raise skill and employability levels as a fundamental to driving…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Finding the right blend

It’s early days for massive open online courses (Moocs), but do they have a role in FE, asks Peter…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter