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Does the training industry need new talent?
In simple terms: yes!  The recent GPRS Salary & Benefits Survey highlighted a skills shortage within...
Antony Jenkins: #AI and the digital revolution: How apprenticeships can help the financial sector prepare for the future
I have worked in financial services for a very long time and have been privileged...
What makes a meaningful encounter within the world of work?
It is now widely accepted that encounters with the world of work are vitally important...
One in five children left education at 18 last year without basic qualifications
Research published today (Friday 20th September) from the Children’s Commission for England shows that last year...
State of the Nation: Two million students’ careers boosted by contact with business
More than two million young people are now regularly meeting employers and learning about the...
Does the training industry need new talent?
Does the training industry need new talent?
Antony Jenkins: #AI and the digital revolution: How apprenticeships can help the financial sector prepare for the future
Antony Jenkins: #AI and the digital revolution...
What makes a meaningful encounter within the world of work?
What makes a meaningful encounter within the w...
One in five children left education at 18 last year without basic qualifications
One in five children left education at 18 last...
State of the Nation: Two million students’ careers boosted by contact with business
State of the Nation: Two million students’ car...

 

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Sarah Burns, Managing Director, GPRS Recruitment

Does the training industry need new tale…

Sep 21, 2019 / FE Voices

In simple terms: yes!  The recent GPRS Salary & Benefits Survey highlighted a skills shortage within further education caused mostly by an increase in the number of candidates leaving the sector...

Antony Jenkins, Chair of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Antony Jenkins: #AI and the digital revo…

Sep 20, 2019 / FE Voices

I have worked in financial services for a very long time and have been privileged to witness first-hand many innovations and changes in the industry, everything from the creation of...

Nick Chambers, Chief Executive, Education and Employers

What makes a meaningful encounter within…

Sep 20, 2019 / FE Voices

It is now widely accepted that encounters with the world of work are vitally important for all young people As the Careers & Enterprise Company’s State of the Nation report released today (20...

One in five children left education at 1…

Sep 20, 2019 / FE Voices

Research published today (Friday 20th September) from the Children’s Commission for England shows that last year 98,799 children in England - almost one in five (18 per cent) of all children...

State of the Nation: Two million student…

Sep 20, 2019 / FE Voices

More than two million young people are now regularly meeting employers and learning about the world of work, according to new research published by today (20 Sept). The Careers & Enterprise...

End the Engine of Privilege: Time to Ref…

Sep 19, 2019 / FE Voices

Reform Options for Britain’s Private Schools With Old Etonian Boris Johnson newly in post as Prime Minister, policy wonks from both sides of the political spectrum have re-focused their attention on...

Government keen to support industry lead…

Sep 19, 2019 / FE Voices

Following the launch conference of the government’s Tourism Sector Deal (Wednesday 18 September), Brendan Moffett, Director of the University of Derby’s Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, delves into more detail...

12% fall since 2010: Further education h…

Sep 19, 2019 / FE Voices

Today’s report published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, reveals that further education spending per student remains lower than in 2010 in real terms The extra £4.3 billion just committed for...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Negotiation Skills with Arnie Skelton #7

Sep 18, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE ManagersIn the seventh episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses NEGOTIATION SKILLS.This is part 1 of a...

Quarter of teachers report 60-hour worki…

Sep 18, 2019 / FE Voices

Teachers in England work on average eight hours more a week than in other OECD countries One in four teachers work more than 60 hours a week and many work in...

Time to reform the Apprenticeship #Levy …

Sep 17, 2019 / FE Voices

FURTHER REFORM URGENTLY NEEDED FOR EFFECTIVE #APPRENTICESHIP LEVY Urgent steps must be taken by Government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy in England, so firms can offer more of the high-quality training...

Helen Wilson, Sales Director, GPRS Recruitment

Do you offer on-going training and devel…

Sep 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Following on from the launch of our Salary & Benefits Survey last week, we are expanding on some of the key issues raised in a series of weekly articles. Firstly, a...

Mark Botha, Chief Executive, Paragon Skills

Mixed Signals: Making sense of #apprenti…

Sep 13, 2019 / FE Voices

More than 1 in 4 companies are considering changing apprentice providers A quarter (25%) of HR & L&D managers who have experience of apprenticeship programmes say they have been let down...

Lord Agnew now responsible for FE provid…

Sep 12, 2019 / FE Voices

The government yesterday (11 Sept) confirmed Michelle Donelan as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, as Chris Skidmore returns as joint Minister of State for the Department...

David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges

Forgotten Third Commission recommends sc…

Sep 11, 2019 / FE Voices

Today (11 Sept) the final report from the Forgotten Third Commission recommends GCSE English Language should be replaced with a new qualification called a 'Passport in English' among other notable reforms...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Influencing Skills with Arnie Skelton #6

Sep 11, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the sixth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses INFLUENCING SKILLS. In this week’s podcast Arnie covers...

Gareth Davies, the head of the NAO

Some children with special educational n…

Sep 11, 2019 / FE Voices

NAO report on Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England While some children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are receiving high-quality support, many others are not...

University of Cambridge Must Do More to Retain Students

How technology can improve student reten…

Sep 10, 2019 / FE Voices

University of Cambridge Must Do More to Retain Students Highly selective universities must follow through on promises to improve access, regulator warns: Access and participation plans, a central requirement of the...

Brendan Moffett, Director of the University of Derby’s Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

Workforce development is essential to im…

Sep 05, 2019 / FE Voices

European funding signals bright future for the tourism and hospitality industry Following an announcement that the tourism industry in the Peak District and Derbyshire is set for a significant funding boost, Brendan...

Chancellor of the Exchequer’s speech d…

Sep 04, 2019 / FE Voices

Education and training The Government is providing a £7.1 billion (£4.6 billion above inflation) increase in funding for schools by 2022-2023, which includes an increase of the minimum per pupil amount...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

#5 Motivation with Arnie Skelton

Sep 04, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE ManagersIn the fifth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses MOTIVATION. In this week’s podcast Arnie covers...

Matt Glotzbach, CEO of Quizlet

Digitalisation in Education: Bridging Li…

Sep 03, 2019 / FE Voices

Pearson made news recently, announcing their decision to focus the future of textbook updates on a “digital-first” approach. Such a proposal by Pearson will allow for continuous updating of their eTextbooks...

Chancellor announces £400 million inves…

Sep 02, 2019 / FE Voices

After the announcement of the largest cash boost in a generation, the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, will be answering your funding questions live on Facebook this Thursday (5 Sept) at...

Aftab Hussain, Strategic ILT Lead, Bolton College

The Chatbot Proliferation Problem: Avoid…

Sep 01, 2019 / FE Voices

Chatbots or digital assistants will soon be embedded into all online services that are used by our students, teachers and support teams. What does this mean for schools, colleges and universities? Will...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

PRIME MINISTER BOOSTS SCHOOLS WITH £14 …

Aug 30, 2019 / FE Voices

SCHOOLS across England are set for a giant cash boost as the Prime Minister announces he will invest over £14 billion in primary and secondary education between now and 2022/23. ...

Robert Nitsch CBE, Chief Operating Officer, the Institute

Committed to creating #apprenticeships t…

Aug 30, 2019 / FE Voices

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is committed to creating apprenticeships that provide a real boost to learners from all backgrounds who want to progress in lucrative...

Daniel Kroening, Co-founder & Chief Scientist at Diffblue

Advice for aspiring #AI developers

Aug 30, 2019 / FE Voices

Artificial intelligence #AI has been hailed as the fourth industrial revolution and is steadily taking the tech world by storm. AI start-ups are popping up all over, and some have gained...

Evgeny Shadchnev, CEO, Makers

Software Coder or University Degree? Pre…

Aug 29, 2019 / FE Voices

It’s that time of year again. A Levels and GCSEs have been published, and places have been allocated across university campuses.  All those weeks of studying and stress have paid off for...

Dr John McMullen, Partner, Employment Team, Stone King LLP

Autumn strikes? The ‘need to knows’ …

Aug 28, 2019 / FE Voices

In the wake of industrial strike action at Nottingham and Bradford Colleges in July and with more strikes planned for the autumn, but what are the laws around strikes? Employment...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

#4 The Formula For Success with Arnie Sk…

Aug 28, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the fourth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS.  In this podcast...

George Dee, Recruitment Manager at Lifetime Training

Apprentice Loyalty: How #Apprenticeships…

Aug 27, 2019 / FE Voices

Apprentices Stay: How Apprenticeships Help Retention Rates George Dee, Recruitment Manager at Lifetime Training discusses how apprenticeships can be used as a tool to improve retention rates, before giving tips that...

Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices

Is it Time for The Four-Day Working Week…

Aug 26, 2019 / FE Voices

Research found by Zapier shows that just over half of UK workers (51%) want to work a four-day work week every week, not just when there's a bank holiday weekend...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

#3 Challenging Conversations with Arnie …

Aug 25, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the third episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS. In this podcast Arnie...

Ashley Wheaton, Principal, UCEM

#Apprenticeship Agenda Must Be Allowed t…

Aug 23, 2019 / FE Voices

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) Principal, Ashley Wheaton reflects on personnel changes in government and makes the case for apprenticeships to remain high on the current leadership’s agenda: Another week...

#Access to Work: A supportive employer a…

Aug 23, 2019 / FE Voices

If you are managing an acute illness, have a disability or an impairment, a supportive employer and a flexible workplace can make all the difference to your success. I started working...

Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Pla…

Aug 22, 2019 / FE Voices

A few years ago Hills Quarry Products started a campaign to recruit apprentice joining forces with other quarrying companies and the national Mineral Products Association to highlight employment and career...

#GCSEResultsDay2019 - Why is Science Sti…

Aug 22, 2019 / Podcasts

In this podcast for FE News, David Lakin, The Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Head of education joins us to discuss the full "Inspiring the next generation of Engineers...

Never been a better time to go into post…

Aug 22, 2019 / FE Voices

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says there’s never been a better time to go into post-16 study, as hundreds of thousands collect their GCSE results today (Thursday 22 August). Of the 5.2...

Susannah Hardyman, Founder and CEO of Action Tutoring

Ensuring #GCSEResultsDay2019 is a celebr…

Aug 22, 2019 / FE Voices

The current gap that exists in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils compared to their peers was scrutinised in the recent Education Policy Institute (EPI) Education in England Annual report. Disadvantaged pupils are 18.1...

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK

The #GCSE students of today are the #Tea…

Aug 22, 2019 / FE Voices

From 2,000 miles away here in Kazan, Russia, I would like to congratulate all those students receiving their GCSE results today! #TeamUK hit the streets of #Kazan today to show why...

Why are #apprenticeship programmes so su…

Aug 21, 2019 / FE Voices

With over 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities listed on average every month, it comes as no surprise that apprenticeship participation has hit a record high in the last academic year, 2016/17. There was...

The science behind attracting a diverse …

Aug 21, 2019 / FE Voices

I have worked in the science industry for over 20 years and for as long as I can remember we have been talking about increasing the numbers of women in...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

Is This Government's Education Revolutio…

Aug 21, 2019 / FE Voices

THE NEW Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has made “three Fs” his priority: Funding Further education, and Free schools The former are to be welcomed by all those involved in the education of young...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

#2 Changing Habits with Arnie Skelton

Aug 21, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the second episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses CHANGING HABITS. In this podcast Arnie looks at...

James Hart, Managing Director, The Education & Skills Consultancy

Promoting #Apprenticeships to SMEs: What…

Aug 19, 2019 / FE Voices

Apprenticeships can be one of the greatest drivers for social mobility we have, leaving them underfunded is one of the greatest social injustices As a bid writer the instinct to sniff...

Brendan Moffett, Director of the University of Derby’s Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

How degree #apprenticeships can help fir…

Aug 16, 2019 / FE Voices

The power of degree apprenticeships in helping to boost the hospitality sector. The recently-announced Tourism Sector Deal is the catalyst needed to support government and industry working in partnership to boost productivity...

June Hughes, University of Derby Secretary and Registrar

#PQA - Is the university admissions syst…

Aug 15, 2019 / FE Voices

With calls for a post-qualification admissions system, greater transparency around unconditional university offers, and the need for a more ambitious contextual admissions strategy – is the current admissions process fit...

Education Secretary wishes pupils and te…

Aug 15, 2019 / FE Voices

Following an emotional morning for students across the country, this year’s A-Level results day proved to be another record-breaking year with the number of female students outnumbering males in A-level...

Zuza’s flying high on her Aerospace En…

Aug 15, 2019 / FE Voices

Zuzanna Wnekowska is a level 6 Aerospace Engineering apprentice at Airbus – and also a member of the Institute’s apprentice panel. Hear more about Zuza’s amazing apprenticeship as she reveals...

Consider All Available Avenues Following…

Aug 15, 2019 / FE Voices

#ALevelResults2019 - What parents can do to help their children following their results A-level results day is a tense time for parents of children hoping to head off to university in...

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson with Jack Goodrum, WorldSkills Team UK carpenter

Education Secretary will make sure that …

Aug 14, 2019 / FE Voices

Today (14 Aug) is this year’s vocational results day for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “This week is the culmination of years of hard work for thousands...

Russ Lawrance, Principal & CEO, Haringey Sixth Form College

#ResultsDay2019 - I am not prepared for …

Aug 14, 2019 / FE Voices

#DiscoverTheDifference - A wonderful set of A-Level & BTEC students achieving a fantastic and well-deserved set of outstanding results at Haringey Sixth Form College Haringey Sixth Form College will yet again...

Sharon Walpole, Director, Careermap

The career landscape is rapidly changing…

Aug 14, 2019 / FE Voices

The big day is almost here… Results Day! Young people all across the country will be feeling many mixed emotions from excitement to worry and nervousness. Remind them that exam results aren’t...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

#1 Time Management with Arnie Skelton

Aug 14, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers The first in this series, this podcast outlines 10 top tips and ideas for managing that precious commodity, time, as well as you...

Mark Creighton CEO, AVADO

On the eve of #ALevelResultsDay has univ…

Aug 14, 2019 / FE Voices

72% of year 13 students are planning on going to university after finishing school yet almost half (44%) do not believe a degree will equip them for the world of...

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education

#ALevelResultsDay - Labour announces rad…

Aug 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform higher education admissions by scrapping university offers based on predicted grades and implementing...

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK

The #Kazan2019 countdown is on: The tran…

Aug 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Team UK have landed in Kazan and our CEO @DrNeilB has a message from the ground. What would your message for the team be as they gear up for @WorldSkillsKZN?...

September Is Almost Here: September can …

Aug 13, 2019 / FE Voices

September Is Almost Here? Anyone who has worked in FE knows just how important any, and every, September is. Will enough people come forward to enrol? Will those who enrol stay the course? Will...

Paul Alderson, Founder, Wonderstuff

Plus + Minus - Equals = The Importance o…

Aug 10, 2019 / FE Voices

I read at work regularly. Articles mostly, many online. Recently, a Brain Food article (from Shane Parrish's Farnham Street) covered a system which Frank Shamrock (four-time undefeated MMA champion and coach) created...

Schools advised to concentrate on student wellbeing

Allowing students to identify their own …

Aug 09, 2019 / FE Voices

The UK Government is now advising schools and colleges to concentrate more on the wellbeing and emotional resilience of students with mental health issues. £9.3 million National #MentalHealth training scheme to...

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