• Thousands march on parliament to protest for fair college funding

    Thousands of learners, staff and leaders marched on parliament today in “the most amazing show by colleges ever” to demand fairer funding, as the centrepiece of Colleges Week. The march for FE, organised by the University and College Union in partnership with the Association of Colleges, was followed by a packed rally in Parliament Square

    18.07 Oct. 17th, 2018 | News

  • Stop trying to control colleges, Corbyn!

    Politicians need to stop vying for control of FE and instead focus on accountability, writes Ali Hadawi Last week Jeremy Corbyn uttered words that made some college principals’ hearts sink. While he was generally very supportive of the sector in his speech to the Association of Colleges’ national conference, he also harked back to pre-incorporation

    5.00 Nov. 24th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Corbyn threatens independence of colleges

    Colleges’ status as independent corporations could be at risk under Labour’s plan for free lifelong learning, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The service, which Mr Corbyn compared to the National Health Service, would offer “cradle-to-grave education free at the point of use”. The party leader outlined plans for a National Education Service during his keynote address

    11.06 Nov. 16th, 2017 | News

  • AoC Conference day one: Jeremy Corbyn's key FE pledges

    Jeremy Corbyn will expand on his party’s plans to offer free lifelong education through a National Education Service later today, at the Association of Colleges’ annual conference. Held at the ICC in Birmingham with FE Week as the premier media partner, this is one of the key events in the FE calendar, and this year

    0.01 Nov. 14th, 2017 | News

  • Labour conference: Corbyn to tackle automation jobs threat with free FE

    Jeremy Corbyn will pledge to tackle the threat to jobs from automation by offering free tuition for all FE courses, in his closing speech to the party conference. The Labour leader will tell delegates that the country needs to harness lifelong education in order to face down the challenge of robotics that may well make

    12.08 Sep. 27th, 2017 | News