Opinion

You outsource payroll and IT, Why not Marketing?

Bit controversial this, so controversial that most college marketing departments have had a little warning about us, and. at…

Ruth Sparkes
Ruth Sparkes
Opinion

The single Individualised Learner Record is here!

2011/12 is the year for simplification of funding, reducing bureaucracy, rationalisation of existing data collections, and the introduction of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

2011/12 Data Collections

With the recent changes to FE funding arrangements, 2011/12 is seeing changes to the way ILR data is collected….

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Painting the Forth Bridge

I read recently that the phrase “painting the Forth Bridge” will soon be redundant – they have come up…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

An inconvenient truth

In August of this year the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published a report of an enquiry into value for…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The Treasury giveth and the Treasury taketh away

Effective marketing – rather than over-reliance on financial incentives for students – is the best long-term solution to increasing…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

A view on the Government’s FE Loans Consultation

The consultation on the proposed 2013 introduction to further education loans is an important opportunity for FE to raise…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Happy learner = outstanding college

Students’ Unions (SU) can ruffle the feathers of some college principals, for others they are their gateway to enhancing…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Managing the college reputation

The one major problem with burying your head in the sand … it raises your backside in the air….

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Lambeth College use partnerships to crack the employability challenge

As young people struggle to enter the labour market, colleges and other providers are doing all they can to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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