Ideal for short comment pieces and non-exclusive content such as corporate blogs, speech transcripts, sector responses, and  podcasts, log in to submit your article to the FE News Featured Voices section by clicking here.

#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education | Episode 3
#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education with Oliver Young, Charles Egbu and David Mba  Episode 3 of 9 BFELG...
Do you understand and safeguard your learners’ needs from day one?
#EqualityIsQuality#EqualityIsQuality - Every learner that walks through your doors has a unique set of abilities, challenges and...
Il Principe, a handbook for career-makers in further education
To start, a note of encouragement: do not think that those who climb to the...
How Upskilling Our Workforce Can Combat the Labour Shortage
Dan Howard, Operations Director of Learning for Work, @NCFE, looks at how upskilling and reskilling...
Canny Conversations - Are Leaders Born
Are leaders born? THIS episode explores the qualities of leadership and asks if leaders are:’ born...
#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education | Episode 3
#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education | Episod...
Do you understand and safeguard your learners’ needs from day one?
Do you understand and safeguard your learners’...
Il Principe, a handbook for career-makers in further education
Il Principe, a handbook for career-makers in f...
How Upskilling Our Workforce Can Combat the Labour Shortage
How Upskilling Our Workforce Can Combat the La...
Canny Conversations - Are Leaders Born
Canny Conversations - Are Leaders Born

 

MORE ARTICLES
Prev Next
AntiRacismInAction: HE

#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education | …

Oct 18, 2021 / Featured Voices

#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education with Oliver Young, Charles Egbu and David Mba  Episode 3 of 9 BFELG Livestreams #AntiRacismInAction - Making the Most of an Ethnically Diverse Britain, co-produced by BFELG and...

Do you understand and safeguard your lea…

Oct 18, 2021 / Featured Voices

#EqualityIsQuality#EqualityIsQuality - Every learner that walks through your doors has a unique set of abilities, challenges and a different way of thinking. It is your job to understand your learners’ needs throughout...

Geoff Brown

Il Principe, a handbook for career-maker…

Oct 16, 2021 / Featured Voices

To start, a note of encouragement: do not think that those who climb to the top need any special talents. With a sharp political nose and the courage to seize the...

Dan Howard

How Upskilling Our Workforce Can Combat …

Oct 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

Dan Howard, Operations Director of Learning for Work, @NCFE, looks at how upskilling and reskilling our nation’s workforce is key to an economic recovery: Recent Labour Market Statistics show that the...

Canny Conversations - Are Leaders Born

Oct 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Are leaders born? THIS episode explores the qualities of leadership and asks if leaders are:’ born or made, is it nature or nurture?’ The conclusion is that whilst some people are born...

Four decades of failure in tackling skil…

Oct 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Tom Bewick’s speech to the #BattleFest Battle of Ideas Festival in London recently, set out the main reasons why, in his view, the UK has suffered decades of relatively weak...

Number of adults in basic skills learning plummets by over 60% in a decade as new group launches to reverse the trend

Number of adults in basic skills learnin…

Oct 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

The number of adults participating in English and maths learning in England have dropped by over 60% since 2012, a new report finds (@LearnWorkUK).  On current trends it would take 20...

Paul Sparkes, Commercial Director, iplicit

How many FE establishments are held host…

Oct 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

It’s no secret that accounting and finance professionals within the Further Education (FE) sector are tasked with lots of responsibility. From budgets and grant management to overall strategy, there’s a lot...

Learning from the Past #EdgyThinking Livestream 2

Learning from the Past #EdgyThinking Liv…

Oct 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

The Cure for Policy Amnesia?  Edge’s Learning from the Past project aims to do exactly what it says on the tin, learn from past experiences. We often talk about the loss...

Employment as Diversion: Catch22Minutes …

Oct 14, 2021 / Podcasts

This week in Catch22Minutes, @Catch22's new podcast series looking at employability issues, they look at how sustainable jobs can be a form of diversion for young people.  In the UK, more than...

Tiffany Hall, Chair of Ada, National College for Digital Skills

In the spirit of Ada Lovelace, we are ca…

Oct 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

As we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day this week (12 Oct), I think it is a good time to pause on the contribution of women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...

The Score on cheating in college

The Score, a New Podcast on Cheating at …

Oct 13, 2021 / Podcasts

#AcademicIntegrity @podcastTheScore - Journalist Kathryn Baron hosts the inaugural 6-part series on academic integrity and the growing problem of cheating by college students and in professional certification and licensure  The Score...

Adult Education Budget, a conversation w…

Oct 13, 2021 / Podcasts

Adult education budget, the apprenticeship conference and much more including a conversation with Lindsay McCurdy The FE Podcast  SAFARAZ Ali is becoming one of the best-known names in Further Education, especially in...

UFI guests

VocTech in the prison sector: Insights f…

Oct 13, 2021 / Featured Voices

In episode 2 of the #VocTechFutures livestream, Ufi’s Patrick Dunn explored how VocTech is being used to provide accessible, personalised and high-quality learning in the prison sector. As part of the session we heard from two organisations delivering innovative VocTech solutions:  Meganexus, who...

Green Party welcomes inclusion of climat…

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

Green peer and former party leader Natalie Bennett (@NatalieBen) has welcomed the government amendment to the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill that will be debated today (12 Oct) in the...

#FutureOfAssessment - Accessibility and Inclusion - Episode 2

#FutureOfAssessment - Accessibility and …

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

#FutureOfAssessment - Accessibility and Inclusion livestream Episode 2. This episode was hosted by Gavin O’Meara and Jessica Blakey (Assessment Design Manager, NCFE), we invited Gem Turner (award winning disabled lifestyle blogger)...

Helen Newies, Operations Director at GCSEPod

We need to do more to get women into STE…

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

Today (12 Oct) marks Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated across the world. It aims to shine a light on the accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).  The hope...

UK economy struggles with a “labour ga…

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

Lowest ever number of jobseekers chasing each vacancy, as labour shortages set new records - “We need urgent action at the spending review to improve support for older people, parents and...

Dean Chester

Seven Ways to Improve Employee Training …

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

By now, most companies have realized that training both new and old employees are of the utmost importance. It allows them to stay competitive and keep developing top talent.  The problem...

Employers and Employment

Employers and Employment #AntiRacismInAc…

Oct 11, 2021 / Featured Voices

#AntiRacismInAction: Employers and Employment with  Grace Haynes,  Amarjit Dhillon and  Robin Ghurbhurun Episode 2 of 9 BFELG Livestreams #AntiRacismInAction - Making the Most of an Ethnically Diverse Britain, was aired today, Monday 11th...

Simon Kenyon, Lloyds Banking Group’s Ambassador for London

LONDON’S LEARNING: SHARING SKILLS, CRE…

Oct 11, 2021 / Featured Voices

It’s hard to take many positives from the recent lockdowns; it was a tough time for everyone, for some more than others.  We’ve all been affected and each one of us has...

Nadhim Zahawi, Education Secretary

Delivering a world-class education for a…

Oct 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Education Secretary @NadhimZahawi addresses NAHT Conference  Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “We were pleased the new Secretary of State accepted our invitation to address school leaders directly today...

Rob Peutrell and Melanie Cooke

‘You taught me language.’ Educating …

Oct 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Citizenship is a significant issue in the UK today. Although centred on immigration, its many concerns include: sovereignty and national security; the real or imagined tensions between migrant and established (white, British) communities; identity and language.  Language testing for...

“Make it a movement, not a moment.” …

Oct 08, 2021 / Podcasts

@KaplanUK’s Learn Better Podcast is a brand new series that covers all of the hot topics within and around the field of accountancy and higher education. This recent episode highlights the...

Why Addressing the Need for Green Skills…

Oct 08, 2021 / Podcasts

Green Industries Wales, the independent collaboration and discovery network for the green economy in Wales, recently announced its inaugural Hybrid Skills Council meeting, bringing together Wales’ leading organisations and individuals...

Dr Sam Parrett CBE, Group Principal and CEO, London & South East Education Group

The Education Skills Crisis: urgent acti…

Oct 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

Over the past few weeks, it has been hard to escape the news about job vacancies reaching record highs across many industries and the tirade of policy experts keen to...

#EdgyThinking

Real World Learning and Teacher Externsh…

Oct 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

Employer engagement is essential to ensure students gain real world, authentic experiences both inside and outside of the classroom that link to the work place. At the Edge Foundation we believe...

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister

Prime Minister announces £3,000 ‘leve…

Oct 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

Iin his speech [Wednesday 6 October] at the Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister @BorisJohnson announced a £3,000 ‘levelling up premium’ to entice maths, physics, chemistry and computing teachers to take jobs...

Job vacancies, labour shortages and a 'h…

Oct 06, 2021 / Podcasts

@TheIFS PODCAST: Are we transitioning to a high-wage economy? Ahead of the Prime Minister's speech this morning, @PJTheEconomist, Jonathan Cribb and Xiaowei Xu discuss job vacancies and labour shortages. From HGV drivers, to...

#VocTechFutures

Vocational Technology: How can digital t…

Oct 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

How can VocTech support skills for work in FE?  In this first episode, Sarah Axon, from Ufi VocTech Trust will explore what VocTech is, how it is being used and the impact it is having on...

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer

The role of AI in the Conservative Party…

Oct 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

During @RishiSunak’s speech (4 Oct) at this week's Conservative Party Conference (#CPC21) he talked about the potential of #AI to boost the UK economy and announced plans to build up...

Professor Zahir Irani, Chairman of the Bradford Economic Recovery Board and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Bradford

We are thinking big to improve opportuni…

Oct 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

As Prime Minister, Tony Blair coined one of the most memorable phrases in British politics when he said that his Government’s top priority was “education, education, education”. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor...

Healthcare student Layla Sbila explains how City and Islington College

People with dyslexia are just as smart a…

Oct 05, 2021 / Featured Voices

#DyslexiaWeek - According to the British Dyslexia Association (@BDAdyslexia), dyslexia affects 10 per cent of people in the UK but is still poorly understood. Healthcare student Layla Sbila explains how City...

Innovation in assessment

Innovation in assessment - #FutureOfAsse…

Oct 05, 2021 / Featured Voices

Hosted by Gavin O’Meara and Janine Oliver (Head of Assessment Innovation, NCFE), we invited Olly Newton (Exec Director, Edge Foundation) and Isabel Sutcliffe (Independent consultant in Education and Skills) to...

Photo by Max Fischer from Pexels

UK Lockdown roadmap: Are the educational…

Oct 05, 2021 / Featured Voices

With the easing of lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom, the Government has set a new roadmap for educational institutions, workplaces, and businesses. COVID-safety measures must be adhered to by...

Kath Geraghty, Apprenticeship manager, National Theatre

Importance of creative industries and ap…

Oct 04, 2021 / Featured Voices

The creative industries are hugely important to the country with most people engaging with them daily through the media they consume, the clothing they wear, items they use or places...

#AntiRacismInAction

Anti Racism In Action - #AntiRacismInAct…

Oct 04, 2021 / Featured Voices

#AntiRacismInAction with Shaid Mahmood, Dr Sam Parrett OBE and Mandeep Gill  BFELG Livestreams #AntiRacismInAction - Making the Most of an Ethnically Diverse Britain, co-produced by BFELG and FE News was launched...

Rishi in a Kickstart hoodie

£500 million Plan for Jobs Expansion pl…

Oct 04, 2021 / Featured Voices

Hundreds of thousands of people to be supported as part of the more than £500 million expansion of the government's #PlanforJobs. The Government is extending its £3000 incentive payment for every...

What is a Good First Job? New Catch22Min…

Oct 04, 2021 / Podcasts

Catch22Minutes, the new podcast from charity @Catch22, is now into its third episode.We discuss our first jobs, the difference between a 'good' first job and a 'bad' one, and how...

Paul Smith

Prospero’s books and the official utop…

Oct 02, 2021 / Featured Voices

Since the 1944 Education Act the policies of successive governments towards further education (FE) have (like Prospero in The Tempest) engendered periods of calm and storm. During this era, governments have created a library of...

#SkillsWorldLive Radio Show on the road at Oldham College

Why we love connecting the world of FE!

Oct 01, 2021 / Podcasts

Skills World Live presenter and FAB chief exec, Tom Bewick, talks about how the radio show launched as a result of the pandemic; its online success; the importance of the sector...

From Graduation to Your First Job: The E…

Oct 01, 2021 / Featured Voices

Leaving university behind you and getting your very first job is a daunting time. There’s a lot of change going on in your life and it is difficult moving from...

5 Ways to Close the Cyber Security Skills Gap Within Your Organization

5 Ways to Close the Cyber Security Skill…

Oct 01, 2021 / Featured Voices

Cybersecurity is one of the most critical aspects of an organisation. Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, so every business must plan to protect their company from cyber-crime. Cybercrime...

Jobs for all? What happens when the furlough scheme ends

Generation Reskill? What happens when th…

Sep 30, 2021 / Featured Voices

After a year and a half, the furlough scheme (officially the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) ends today, 30th September 2021. Government data shows that, at its peak almost 9 million people...

#EdgyThinking

Exploring Edge’s Innovation Fund and h…

Sep 30, 2021 / Featured Voices

To mark the launch of Edge’s new grant fund – the Edge Innovation Fund – Jane Samuels, Director of Projects and Operations at the Foundation joined Gavin O’Meara to talk...

Exams set to return as DfE and Ofqual co…

Sep 30, 2021 / Featured Voices

Today (30 Sept) the Department for Education (@EducationGovUK) and @Ofqual publish plans for next year’s exams, with adaptations in place to ensure fairness, recognising the impact of the pandemic on students’...

Ofqual Chief Regulator, Dr Jo Saxton

Ofqual’s approach to grading exams and…

Sep 30, 2021 / Featured Voices

@Ofqual has statutory objectives to maintain standards and promote public confidence in exams and qualifications. We also have a duty to have regard to the interests of learners, which we...

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels

5 key factors to consider before applyin…

Sep 30, 2021 / Featured Voices

For the younger generation who are unsure about what pathway they should take when it comes to choosing their next steps, an apprenticeship can offer a great step onto the...

Lisa Barrett, Multiverse VP

The outstanding alternative: Lessons fro…

Sep 29, 2021 / Featured Voices

What lessons should be retained from the crisis the pandemic caused for apprenticeship delivery? The mass adoption of digital classrooms, remote learning and platform based teaching won't suddenly go away...

The Hospitality Sector: Catch22Minutes P…

Sep 29, 2021 / Podcasts

Catch22Minutes, the new podcast from charity @Catch22, is now into its second episode, looking at the hospitality industry, reflecting on the Step22 programme, and how careers in the sector can be...

How Has Demand for Digital Jobs and Skil…

Sep 29, 2021 / Featured Voices

We hear a lot about the growing demand for digital jobs and skills, but we rarely get past the headlines into the details of what this actually means. In this...

Pria Duncan

The skills and capabilities required to …

Sep 29, 2021 / Featured Voices

A forward-thinking outlook on the education-to-career path UK job vacancies and unemployment rates have hit a record-breaking high, while people aged 18-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are at...

Kate Green MP Conference Speech

For a decade we have seen the effects of…

Sep 28, 2021 / Featured Voices

Kate Green MP #LAB21 Conference Speech  Conference, I’m delighted to be here to debate how the next Labour government will overcome the challenges of the pandemic to deliver an education system...

Richard Cox, managing director of Langley Compass Group

5 ways colleges can optimise their IT in…

Sep 28, 2021 / Featured Voices

When the pandemic hit and colleges were forced to transition to remote learning, IT infrastructure was tested in ways it never had been before, and it became more apparent that...

Business Unusual, a weekly podcast from Vodafone aimed at the start-up and scale-up business community is set to return for its second series

Business Unusual, a weekly podcast from …

Sep 28, 2021 / Podcasts

@VodafoneUK's Business Unusual #Podcast with @ClaudiaWinkle - Season 2  Business Unusual, a weekly podcast from Vodafone aimed at the start-up and scale-up business community is set to return for its second series...

Amarjit Basi, Executive Member, Black FE Leadership Group

If it thinks it can’t get the staff to…

Sep 27, 2021 / Featured Voices

The Office for National Statistics (@ONS) recently reported that job vacancies in the UK have risen above 1 million for the first time since records began two decades ago, and...

Vicky Butterby, Claire Collins and David Powell

‘I urge you to hear me’: Changing pr…

Sep 25, 2021 / Featured Voices

The Chief Inspectors Amanda Spielman (@Ofstednews) and Charlie Taylor (@HMIPrisonsnews) have recently used a joint commentary to report on adult education in prisons during the pandemic and their concerns about it. Having worked...

How Does Nature Impact Students' Well-Be…

Sep 25, 2021 / Featured Voices

How often do you see joyful children playing outside with their peers, swept up in the excitement and jubilantly singing alongside the chirping birds? Unfortunately, that seems to be a...

Will the Spending Review deliver for FE? #SkillsWorldLIVE 3.16

Will the Spending Review deliver for FE?…

Sep 24, 2021 / Podcasts

The #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show is back! In this 50-minute special the show’s presenter, Tom Bewick, asks the important question “Will the Spending Review deliver for FE?”. After the news, Tom speaks...

Nadhim Zahawi, the new Secretary of State for Education

If Nadhim Zahawi is serious about Levell…

Sep 24, 2021 / Featured Voices

If @NadhimZahawi is serious about #LevellingUp across regions and sectors this Autumn, boosting apprenticeships and training should be central to his decisions.  Apprenticeships: the key to social mobility and ‘Levelling Up’  Much more still...

MORE ARTICLES
Prev Next

#AntiRacismInAction : HE | Episode 3

Sponsored Video

Advertisers

Upcoming FE Events

Advertiser Skyscrapers

Newsroom Activity

AELP Webinar Team added a new event 11 minutes ago

Learning Support and the Apprenticeship Funding Rules

Overview This webinar will unpack the apprenticeship funding rules for learning support. We will look at some of the key compliance considerations...

  • Friday, 19 November 2021 10:00 AM
  • Online

Latest Education News

Further Education News

The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In Jan 2021, FE News had over 173,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector, putting us in the top 2,000 websites in the UK.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

FE Voices

FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.

Podcasts

We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

Education Video Interviews

FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.

Events

FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

FE Newsrooms

The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

 RSS IconRSS Feed Selection Page