Opinion

Government changes to fees welcome, but timing and communication a frustration

In recent days there have been some positive developments in the area of the fees policy, potentially assisting a…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

MPs’ report critical of scrapping EMAs and the NUS will continue to demand reinstatement

The education select committee’s report on participation in 16-19 education is heavily critical of both Michael Gove’s education policy…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Why it pays to be Business Intelligent

In this time of economic turbulence, Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives stand out for their potential to improve overall college…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Can colleges profit from the new HE market?

At first sight the HE White Paper looks like good news for FE providers of HE.  It speaks warmly…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Quality on the bench

For the past ten years I have been working for a private training company offering apprenticeships. Previous to this,…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Position yourself to further your career

Jobs are getting thinner on the ground in FE as colleges across the country are making redundancies. Yet, no…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

NUS VP advice to FE post-EMA

In the past few weeks, we have heard final details about the Discretionary Learner Support Fund that is to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

College finances redder than they might seem

The Times Education Supplement on Friday published an “exclusive” on the state of the college finances. The headline was…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Subcontracting: Incorporating the Guidance

You know your responsibilities to your funding body. But do your subcontractors know their responsibilities to you? FE institutions…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Construction funding rates take a hammering

The Young People’s Learning Agency  (YPLA) has recently released a document called ‘ Changes to SLN values for specific…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

In at the deep end

No matter how buoyant academic life is most of the time, every college is likely to face a situation…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter