Opinion

New powers in Skills Bill point to radical loss of autonomy for colleges

Government is taking more control but the Skills Bill will only be a success if young people are kept...

Jess Staufenberg
Angela Donkin
Opinion

The Chancellor did broadly the right thing with the Budget – now to delivery

The government will need to be much quicker delivering what it announced in the Budget last week than its...

Jess Staufenberg
Stephen Evans
Opinion

Showing off the country’s skills is missing from the International Education Strategy

International investors will only help us build back better if the International Education Strategy shows off our workforce skills,...

Jess Staufenberg
Neil Bentley-Gockmann
Opinion

Young people need to be involved in decisions around youth unemployment

Combined authorities and colleges working closely together can help reduce the risk of youth unemployment, write Julie Nugent and...

Jess Staufenberg
Julie Nugent and Gina Patel
News

New DfE Skills Index shows significant decline since 2012

The overall added-value of the FE and skills system in England has fallen from a baseline of 100 in...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Minister admits a lot ‘we don’t know yet’ about Treasury backed national retraining scheme

The government still doesn’t know how the national retraining scheme will work or how much it will cost, even...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

Colleges can give students a headstart over universities

With their close employer relationships, colleges have a major advantage over schools and universities, says Ronel Lehmann For years...

Expert Contributor
RONEL LEHMANN
Opinion

Tory conference 2018: what was said about FE and skills?

Brexit is grabbing the headlines. But many debates at the Conservative Party conference concluded that lifelong learning and apprenticeships...

Stephen Evans
STEPHEN EVANS
News

Major DfE research says ‘no evidence’ the £350m Employer Ownership Pilot had impact

A £350 million employer ownership of skills pilot failed to have any impact at all, a damning evaluation report...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke