Opinion

What next: Raising the participation age

Next year it will be compulsory for 16-year-olds to stay in education or to undertake part-time training while in…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Social media in colleges – When an employee falls foul of the law

Social media is the broad term given to describe the latest evolution of internet and web based communication platforms…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

City College Norwich and the Bradford Factor approach to sickness absence

City College Norwich is a college of Higher and Further Education with over 14,000 students and 1,000 staff based…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Finding an alternative to shared services

In a time of increasing pressure on resources, every college is exploring ways to improve its cost effectiveness. National…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Increased efficiency, collaboration and reduction of costs are the key

It’s no secret that today’s higher and further education institutions are being forced into a position where they place…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

IT management needs to change

The FE sector is starting to see the impact of the budget cuts that were imposed for the year…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

Professionalising welfare-to-work is important

Historically the welfare-to-work industry, which employs in the region of 20,000 people, has had no occupational standards or designated…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Reflecting on National Apprenticeship Week

Last year, I launched National Apprenticeship Week 2011 by saying that I wanted to create the biggest and best…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Promoting the positive in Functional Skills

Learners like them, teachers like them, employers like them. This is the message we are hearing from the field….

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

International lessons on teaching and training

As the dust settles from National Apprenticeship Week 2012, surely all eyes now are on the next big event…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Where next for 14-19 vocational qualifications?

The Department for Education’s recent cull of more than 3,000 vocational qualifications taught in schools sparked a media response…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show launches

If you were one of the many thousands of visitors to WorldSkills London 2011 last October it will come…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter