Opinion

Skills are an essential part of any regional growth agenda

If local enterprise partnerships are to receive more funding, there has to be a way of measuring their impact…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

We give them bayonets. Why not the vote?

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

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Opinion

We need to talk about the Tech Bacc

The government’s plans for vocational education move the debate forward but more detailed discussions with employers, and  FE and…

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Opinion

Tutors are more than an ‘expensive luxury’

New national occupational standards for personal tutoring  will help to raise standards across the sector, writes Sally Wootton The…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Lesson one: watch young adults on their smartphones

Technology offers learners different methods for coming to the same outcome. But no one is saying that it’s easy…

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Opinion

Making it personal

The increased freedoms and flexibilities that study programmes will allow are to be welcomed, says Dean O’Donoghue. But how…

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FE Week Reporter


Opinion

Vision for adult learning across the EU

After a cautious start, David Hughes now has bags of enthusiasm for the European Agenda for Adult Learning. He…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

A source of challenge to sound leadership

Good governance is about far more than a checklist: it is about supporting and developing an institution to enhance…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

ERS: give credit where it is due

ERS practitioners can now have their skills and expertise properly acknowledged. About time too, says Helen Richardson FE colleges…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Learning on the job is not enough

Support for new principals is a key priority, says John Smith. But who will provide a framework as LSIS…

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Opinion

Share and share alike

City & Guilds’ Content Exchange will share digital learning materials, saving time for tutors and students who spend hours…

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Opinion

Maple: the sweet smell of success

A new partnership of sixth-form colleges is determined to pursue high performance, innovation and creativity, says Simon Jarvis Ten…

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