Opinion

Complaints body call for FE students

Students in the FE sector are trailing behind their higher education counterparts when it comes to the handling of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Rise in apprenticeships as HE wanes

With the cost of new tuition fee arrangements seeming to hit the popularity of higher education, EAL’s Ann Watson looks…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Apprenticeships: new year, new agenda

Apprenticeships made the news time and again in 2012 with a host of reviews. Graham Hoyle, from the AELP, explains…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Will ‘guilding’ the LSIS be an improvement or disaster?

Stop tinkering with FE before another doomed organisation is set up (you only have to look back a few…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Why it’s time for a vocational pedagogy

A new report highlights the complex task of the vocational teacher and offers important evidence for why FE needs a…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The real case for chartered colleges

Chartered status must not simply be another quality mark: it should reflect the capacity of an institution to work…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

Trust me: shared services can work

It’s early days – and flexibility is essential – but a unique partnership of six FE colleges is determined…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

All we want for students is more choice

The government go-ahead for FE colleges to recruit 14-year-olds from school is to be applauded, says Mike Hopkins The…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Mentoring is about more than staff development

An award-winning programme to support race equality and career development should become part of the mainstream, not just an…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Poor proxy for real skills

The success of a college needs to be measured in broader terms than success rates alone, says Daniel Khan…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Collaboration is key in planning local skills

Colleges and partnerships need each other to make sure that local accountability improves rather than undermines the emphasis on…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Local Enterprise Partnerships: the future or not? Part 2

Partnerships are the right groups to bind together local employers and FE, says David Frost The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter