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The slow death of adult residential education?

As Northern College fights for survival, FE Week asks – is the government overlooking a big opportunity to ‘level up’? ...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

The government must spend more on adult skills

Further education colleges must be enabled to continue to provide high quality education and skills training for adults, says Alastair...

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ALASTAIR DA COSTA
News

Social Mobility Commission report warns of ‘virtuous’ and ‘vicious’ cycle of adult learning

The poorest adults with the lowest qualifications are the least likely to access training despite needing it the most,...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
Opinion

Adults are still being trapped in low-paid work

The recent technical reforms still do little to help young people stuck in low levels of education or adults...

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ANDY NORMAN
News

Festival of Learning winners 2018 winners announced

The Learning and Work Institute has announced the 35 award winners and highly commended nominees for the 2018 Festival...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
Profiles

Sir Alan Tuckett: Former NIACE CEO, Founder of Adult Learners’ Week

A lifelong left-winger who has dedicated his life to adult education, meeting Yasser Arafat and the Sandinistas on the...

Catherine Murray
Catherine Murray
Opinion

Adult learners are vital to our skills strategy

The government is taking positive steps on skills development, but adult learners must be attended to, says Ruth Spellman...

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Opinion

How can we get more adults to learn?

We are already looking at the supply of skills training, writes Fiona Aldridge. Now we need to encourage people...

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Expert Contributor
Opinion

Adult education budget procurement has been a disaster

The ESFA has ridden rough-shod over the work of many vital third sector providers. Tim Ward wants answers Imagine...

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