Opinion

What’s to show for tech cash?

The benefits of new technology are not being fully felt at colleges across the country, prompting former Barnsley college…

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Opinion

The truth behind the 16-18 apprenticeship problem

Falling apprenticeship numbers among 16 to 18-year-olds have come as no surprise to Peter Cobrin, from Apprenticeships England, who…

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All is not well in the world of training providers

Training providers feel vulnerable, unrepresented, unsupported, unprotected, exploited and undervalued. That is the inevitable conclusion from the conversations I…

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Fears for maths and science with college changes afoot

Set against the backdrop of an impending FE loans system and college funding cuts, the future of FE teaching…

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Common sense hopes over immigration

The accusation FE colleges are “selling immigration rather than education” has triggered a strong response from John Mountford, international…

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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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Opinion

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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