Opinion

August riots ~ more fall out for further education colleges?

As half of the 1,700 people arrested after the August riots were under 21, colleges may find that some…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Let’s talk about sex

Young people are full of contradictions.  Confident, yet uncertain.  Outgoing, but easily embarrassed . Streetwise, yet naïve.  Talk to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Monitoring apprentices is critical

Monitoring apprentices is critical to high completion and success rates. Having committed a further £222 million to vocational training…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Social media in FE: Facebook

Like any other company, business or organisation FE colleges are open to as much reputation tarnishing as any other…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Understanding the Further Education Loans consultation

It won’t be easy. It’s at best confusing and contradictory, and at worst – morally deficient. As part of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

New Year, New Challenges

The latest bundle of Papers which came out from Government over the summer on FE reform pose more questions…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

Red tape cutting too good to be true?

The Bureaucracy Busters, rated PG, coming soon to employers and training providers near you? This is the latest in…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Adult education ‘campaigner-in-chief’ hands over the helm at NIACE

It is an honour to be able to pay tribute to Alan Tuckett, who retired from the National Institute…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The SFA’s qualified accounts, colleges and red tape

Over the summer the annual accounts of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) were published (click here). If anyone was…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

ESOL funding u-turn?

The Skills Funding Agency confirmed this week that all ESOL learners who are actively seeking work could be eligible…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

New Head of UKCES wrongly accuses colleges of something to hide

Accusing colleges of withholding customer information because they have something to hide, as the new Head of the UK…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Judging them by their results: MPs, sixth forms and value for money

Yesterday the House of Common’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published its report on Getting value for money from the…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter