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Why we need the Tech Bacc

Ed Miliband’s proposals for a Tech Bacc are welcome but perceptions still need to change, so that the vocational…

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Employer pilot should have a better structure

The days of a job-for-life are no more and workplace training initiatives need to be suited to today’s more…

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Empowering learners through new legislation

The Education Act 2011 has been widely heralded as a positive move for the FE sector, providing colleges with…

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We must look outward

International partnerships are vital to bring out the best in FE, says Amarjit Basi, Principal of New College Nottingham,…

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A view on Ofsted’s new ‘Trip Adviser’ website

Mick Fletcher, visiting research fellow at the Institute of Education and member of the Policy Consortium, casts a critical…

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A view on Ofsted’s new ‘Trip Adviser’ website

Toni Pearce, vice president FE at the National Union of Students adds her voice of support to Ofsted’s new…

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Deptford not Delhi – but why not both?

Kate Green, director of business development at the 157 Group, responds to Sir Michael Wilshaw on behalf of the…

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Focus on Bradford and Bangalore

Professor Daniel Khan OBE, chief executive of OCN London, offers a response to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s ‘Deptford not Delhi’…

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Delhi for Deptford

John Mountford, AoC international director, defends colleges’ foreign recruitment In recent weeks criticism has been levelled at colleges for…

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Innovating learning

Susan Easton, NIACE programme manager for digital learning, looks at the role new technologies could play in adult learning….

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New Ofsted inspections to start this week

Matthew Coffey, Ofsted’s national director for learning and skills, writes for FE Week about the issues raised for providers….

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Who’s fooling who over the GCSE fiasco?

Professor Daniel Khan OBE, chief executive of OCN London, considers this year’s change in grade boundaries. Since thousands of…

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