Opinion

Double the cash incentives so more young people do apprenticeships

Since apprenticeship reforms, providers have had to front up more of the costs, writes Jane Hickie The pandemic has…

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hickie
Opinion

Make Black history matter for the other 334 days of the year

New networks in college are having a ripple effect, writes Arv Kaushal We make a big fuss of our…

Jess Staufenberg
Arv Kaushal
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Reaching net zero, careers guidance and research in FE

This week Shane is joined by college principal Ian Pryce and the chief operating officer of an independent training…

Jess Staufenberg
FE Week Podcast
BAME, Diversity

Visibility matters – FE Week will do its bit

FE Week editor Shane Chowen looks into the diversity in our articles

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

The system should recognise successful college drop-outs

Successful outcomes should not just be grade-related, writes Alfie Payne I loved being in education, so when I had…

Jess Staufenberg
Alfie Payne
Opinion

Let’s have a collective post-18 system for HE and FE

The lifelong loan entitlement will fail if policy doesn’t remove other barriers for students, writes Tim Blackman Colleges Week…

Jess Staufenberg
Tim Blackman


Staffroom – Opinion

Paperwork threatens to take over the job I love

If all the documentation doesn’t benefit the apprentice, why is it necessary? asks Tim McHanwell I’m going to start…

Jess Staufenberg
Tim McHanwell
Opinion

Don’t confuse the Baker clause with actual careers guidance

Media reports about the Baker clause fail to understand it’s only one part of the careers guidance picture, writes…

Jess Staufenberg
Janet Colledge
Opinion

The government’s FE policy is dangerously wishful thinking

Government rhetoric not rooted in reality will cause colleges to choose the easy options, writes Ian Pryce As a…

Jess Staufenberg
Ian Pryce
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: ‘Triple whammy’ college costs, BTEC campaign and Social Mobility Commission

This week Shane is joined by former DfE civil servant and adult education expert Sue Pember, and further education…

Jess Staufenberg
FE Week Podcast
Skills Bill

Editorial: ‘Scrap the blasted landscape’! Passions ran high in the Lords’ Skills Bill debate

Readers must be mindful though that government defeats are easier to achieve in the Lords than in the Commons

Fraser Whieldon
Shane Chowen
Opinion

Wealthier students were almost twice as likely to enter HE in 2019-20

The entry gap between disadvantaged and more affluent students is now the widest it has been in 15 years,…

Jess Staufenberg
Sam Tuckett