Opinion

Would we notice if FE was fully privatised?

The recent decision by the Office of National Statistics to label colleges as being in the private sector doesn’t…

Mick Fletcher
Mick Fletcher
Opinion

Elmfield Training and the Morrisons’ apprenticeships

As the Managing Editor of FE Week, the publication which was first to highlight the tens of thousands of Morrisons’ adult…

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Opinion

On the move again to promote adult literacy?

How do we listen to people who have quiet voices? As public funding of adult skills gets tighter and…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Government must do more to tackle diversity problems

Recent evidence that unemployment rates among black 16 to 24-year-old men available for work have risen to 56 per…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Staff pay should be left to the college to decide

I am a big fan of the AoC and have always believed a mature sector must have a pan-college…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Subway apprenticeships give food for thought

Subway has started offering intermediate apprenticeship places across a small number of stores in areas such as Tyne and…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

Gazelle biting off more than they can chew?

It’s obvious why the latest group to seek to ‘transform’ FE (mere ‘change’ is so last century) should want…

Mick Fletcher
Mick Fletcher
Opinion

What do we cut and what do we keep?

What does it cost to open a 14-19 University Technical College? If you are Lord Baker, it’s upwards of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Creating space for CPD that makes a difference

Nobody stays at the level of expert teacher or trainer without continuing appropriate and focused professional development throughout their…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Are UK apprenticeships facing an identity crisis?

Apprenticeships have long been regarded as a useful way to grow young talent with a mix of on-the-job training…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Are they trying to simplify funding or simplify FE?

The latest announcement on simplifying funding, ‘A New Streamlined Funding System for Adult Skills’ represents a small step forward….

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

A good, not ‘satisfactory’ education for all

Firstly I would like to thank FE Week for the opportunity to contribute to this regular column. I’m going…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter