Colleges, Long read

Resilient Ricketts: How Brooklands was saved from going broke

The story of a college's fight for survival after a subcontracting scandal left it on the brink of insolvency

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Long read, Skills reform

Keith Smith, Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges

Keith Smith has a unique perspective on the FE sector’s challenges, having viewed them at bird’s eye level as...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read

Sue Pittock and Rob Foulston, the duo with a remit for excellence

The formidable duo leading Remit Training, chief executive Sue Pittock and her chair Rob Foulston, are currently riding high...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Assessment, Long read

AI’s threat to the essence of learning is far bigger than we realise

FE Week has uncovered significant evidence of the harm that generative AI is doing to the integrity of assessment,...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Diversity, Long read

Ellisha Soanes, the AoC’s EDI guru

The AoC’s consultant on equality, diversity and inclusion believes many colleges still need to put their words into action...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Prison education

Prison Education unlocked: The system that’s failing its learners

The prison population is estimated to pass 100,000 by 2030. With re-offending rates starting to increase and new prison...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill and Sophie Carlin
Adult education, Long read

William Pickford, principal, Redbridge Institute of Adult Education

William Pickford has had an “eclectic” 25-year career in FE which has seen him opening a college on a...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
AI in colleges, Long read

AI will march into every aspect of education – but what are the consequences?

From bot exam markers to snooping surveillance tech, we look at some of the most eye-catching technology on sale...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
land-based colleges, Long read

Inside the college sector with an educational, societal and cultural mission

Their idyllic rural settings, historic buildings and strong links with local communities have enabled land-based colleges to diversify their...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill