Opinion

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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FE Week Reporter
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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FE Week Reporter
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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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

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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Opinion

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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Opinion

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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Opinion

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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Opinion

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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A traditional solution to an age-old problem

No one should doubt Professor Alison Wolf’s words when in her review of 14-19 education she said that ‘English…

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FE Week Reporter
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National day of action united FE against cuts and barriers to skills

After giving strong opinions on a comedian’s individual tax affairs, but refusing to be drawn into the individual tax…

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FE Week Reporter
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Moving to functional skills

The change to Functional Skills comes after almost a decade of one approach to literacy and numeracy provision and,…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Pre-apprenticeships offer the sector a NEET solution

It’s not going to shock you to the core when I say young people often leave school ill-equipped for…

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