Opinion

Why students should steer clear of clearing

On August 15 an 18-year-old near you will take a leap in the dark – they will be one…

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FE Guild will make no difference without a culture of shared professional identity

Last year it was my great pleasure to be invited to the celebratory dinner held during WorldSkills; in my…

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Advertorial: The REED NCFE Partnership: Delivering employment outcomes in FE

It’s impossible to ignore the challenges faced by unemployed people in the UK. We seem to be confronted with…

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Learning from the Swiss system of apprenticeships

When Doug Richard was asked about the successful Swiss system for apprenticeships at the launch of the call for…

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Childcare: why high-quality training pays off

David Cameron has created a National Childcare Commission in the wake of Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s review of qualifications for…

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Opinion

Promote FE to tackle unemployment

During a recession it would make more sense for people to be supported to learn new skills in further…

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Opinion

Colleges must not milk the system

Should FE colleges be allowed to charge their sub-contractors “management fees”? That is charging external education providers for passing…

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The LGA report is, to put it politely, inadequate

The publication of the recent Local Government Association (LGA) report on a so-called “skills mismatch” in further education is…

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Future of FE must be an enterprising one

The news of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals for reforming the qualification system has brought into sharp focus the…

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A new era of 16-19 funding per learner

In October, institutions and other stakeholders were asked for their views on options for significant changes to the way…

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A new era of funding for the FE sector

It will come as no surprise to you when I say funding agencies embark on a complete reworking of…

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LGA skills mismatch report is, to put it politely, inadequate

The publication of the recent LGA report on a so-called ‘Skills Mismatch’ in further education is deeply disappointing. It…

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