• If colleges are not careful, HE will muscle in on their territory

    The FE sector is already beleaguered, but market forces will soon see universities trying to carve themselves out a bigger slice of the pie, writes Ewart Keep A research project about to be published by the FE Trust for Leadership on the marketisation of further education points to the growing competition that colleges face from

    5.00 Jul. 9th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Colleges recognised for outstanding higher education provision

    Two colleges have received gold medals recognising their outstanding higher education provision in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework ratings. Sparsholt College and Myerscough College both received the highest possible rating, meaning they deliver “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes”. They are among 46 colleges to have received recognition for the quality of their HE provision

    22.47 Jun. 7th, 2018 | News

  • HE has a HESA - why can't FE have a FESA?

    A “data deficit” is responsible for the persistent failure of UK skills policy, explains Andy Norman, who wants to establish a new FE statistics agency While it may seem like the skills discourse is reaching a political crescendo, appreciation of its importance is really nothing new. Researchers and politicians alike have waxed lyrical about the

    5.00 May. 21st, 2018 | Opinion

  • How FE can help prepare the UK's next generation of doctors

    Medicine has long been the near-exclusive preserve of higher education, but the QAA’s Julie Mizon has big plans to change that In a speech to the Conservative Party conference in 2016, the health secretary Jeremy Hunt set a target for training up to 1,500 more new doctors each year from 2018 – 25 per cent

    5.00 Apr. 30th, 2018 | Opinion

  • FE should be front and centre in post-18 education review

    Derby College Group’s historic Roundhouse campus was chosen by the Prime Minister’s Office to host the announcement of a major review into post-18 education. Here, DCG’s chief executive Mandie Stravino reacts to the announcement and explains why the involvement of FE is a crucial part of the overall review When we were approached by the

    20.00 Feb. 22nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • Huge expansion of higher education in colleges expected to follow post-18 funding review

    The Association of Colleges hopes a new review of post-18 education and funding announced by the prime minister will herald a massive expansion in higher education among its members. Speaking exclusively to FE Week from Derby College, where Theresa May delivered her speech, AoC boss David Hughes said the review is a huge deal for

    14.50 Feb. 19th, 2018 | News