Opinion

Warwickshire plans for a rosy future in China

A shared bottle of wine can lead to many things – including the first UK-backed FE college in China….

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We face challenges, but it’s not all gloom

Speakers at the Association of Employment and Learning Providers’ (AELP) autumn conference in Leeds addressed a number of issues,…

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Training providers exploited and undervalued

Last week Peter Cobrin’s article on the FE Week website highlighted that all was not well in the world…

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Stop, start, sideways; that’s how adults learn

The jobs market of the future will be unrecognisable to most of today’s workers — education needs to grasp…

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Our future depends on how we teach FE learners

New FE proposals on teacher training have been formulated by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and are…

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Recruitment integrity call for functional skills regime

With functional skills now in place, providers should be taking the opportunity to make sure they are recruiting with…

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Lies, damned lies, and UKBA statistics

Professor Daniel Khan OBE, chief executive of Open College Network (OCN) London, reacts to UKBorder Agency (UKBA) criticism of…

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What’s to show for tech cash?

The benefits of new technology are not being fully felt at colleges across the country, prompting former Barnsley college…

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The truth behind the 16-18 apprenticeship problem

Falling apprenticeship numbers among 16 to 18-year-olds have come as no surprise to Peter Cobrin, from Apprenticeships England, who…

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All is not well in the world of training providers

Training providers feel vulnerable, unrepresented, unsupported, unprotected, exploited and undervalued. That is the inevitable conclusion from the conversations I…

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Fears for maths and science with college changes afoot

Set against the backdrop of an impending FE loans system and college funding cuts, the future of FE teaching…

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Common sense hopes over immigration

The accusation FE colleges are “selling immigration rather than education” has triggered a strong response from John Mountford, international…

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