Long read, Training Providers

Private equity and training: a complicated relationship explained

The last ten years has seen a gold rush of global private equity (PE) companies seeking to make the...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read

Colin Booth, chief executive, Luminate Education Group

Colin Booth’s 40-year career has taken him from teaching anything anybody would pay him for, whilst living homeless in...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Apprenticeships, Long read

A break with tradition: the crafts fighting for survival

The biggest losers in the government’s mission to boost apprenticeships are traditional crafts for whom the term “apprenticeship” was...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Devolution, Long read

Skills and training: the centrepiece of Brabin’s northern project

The mayor claims to have used her adult education budget to target areas where change was needed most, but...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read

Ian Pryce, chief executive, Bedford College Group

Ian Pryce believes FE “hasn’t been good” at telling the story of how 30 years of college independence from...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Qualifications, Skills reform

Destination defund: the fight to save travel and tourism courses

High-profile workforce shortages in the travel industry haven’t stopped the government’s plans to defund rafts of popular courses. Jessica...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Politics

Munira Wilson, Lib Dem education spokesperson

As a coalition government seems increasingly likely, FE looks to the Lib Dems’ Munira Wilson to see if the...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
EDI, Long read, Politics

Is FE really meeting its goals when it comes to diversity?

In the wake of the shocking murder of George Floyd by a police officer on the streets of Minneapolis...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read

14-16 college entry 10 years on: ‘Transformational’ policy plagued with funding and reputation risks

A decade of direct entry has seen nearly 13,000 14-16 students taught in colleges

Jason Noble
Jason Noble