Opinion

A diverse HE landscape

The government’s white paper Students at the heart of the system envisages a broader, more responsive higher education landscape…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

UTCs – a revolution in technical education

This week the government approved a further 15 University Technical Colleges (UTCs). This raises the total number of projects…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Data management – abuse or inadequacy?

The recent FE Week headline about the leaked Tenon report once again brings to the fore accusations of manipulating…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Ofsted inspections – why are the grades dropping?

The decrease in colleges’ Ofsted grades has been well documented in FE Week. In 2009-2010, about a quarter of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Learning that entices, engages and inspires

At one level this is a simple story – we are delighted to be managing a new fund on…

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Leading learning through innovation

Sell me the benefits of having seats on the wings of an aircraft!” This might seem like an unlikely…

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FE Week Reporter


Opinion

Ufi charitable trust to be ‘catalyst’ for technology

Ufi charitable trust is to use the £50 million it made from the sell off of Learn Direct to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Government must work harder to protect the apprenticeship brand

The NAO report reemphasises the criticisms we have made for many months over the Government’s handling of Adult Apprenticeships….

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

We must protect FE for international students

There has been much debate and comment here and elsewhere about the damaging introduction of fees for FE students…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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My commitment to ensure apprentices receive high quality training

There has been much comment in these pages over recent months about the quality of Apprenticeships. Understandably perhaps, you…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Here’s a little bit of advice and guidance

With rising youth unemployment, continuing recession, a bewildering range of career pathways and the introduction of FE loans there…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Who will foot the bill for health and care training?

The UK faces unprecedented demands for expert health and social care workers in every area from childcare to support…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter