Opinion

Understanding the Further Education Loans consultation

It won’t be easy. It’s at best confusing and contradictory, and at worst – morally deficient. As part of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

New Year, New Challenges

The latest bundle of Papers which came out from Government over the summer on FE reform pose more questions…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Red tape cutting too good to be true?

The Bureaucracy Busters, rated PG, coming soon to employers and training providers near you? This is the latest in…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Adult education ‘campaigner-in-chief’ hands over the helm at NIACE

It is an honour to be able to pay tribute to Alan Tuckett, who retired from the National Institute…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The SFA’s qualified accounts, colleges and red tape

Over the summer the annual accounts of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) were published (click here). If anyone was…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

ESOL funding u-turn?

The Skills Funding Agency confirmed this week that all ESOL learners who are actively seeking work could be eligible…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

New Head of UKCES wrongly accuses colleges of something to hide

Accusing colleges of withholding customer information because they have something to hide, as the new Head of the UK…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Judging them by their results: MPs, sixth forms and value for money

Yesterday the House of Common’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published its report on Getting value for money from the…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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