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Adjust apprenticeship reforms to bring immediate benefits and policy success
Utility support for new Apprenticeship Regulator call for public funding and productivityThe Chief Executive of...
The Big Question - Newly formed 'East Midland Training provider Forum' answer this month's big question
The newly formed ‘East Midland Training Provider Forum’ met recently to create a discussion group...
The Value of Humanities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
#4IR The importance of ‘the humanities’ and the value of studying this field in light of...
Social mobility is hampered by grammar schools
Grammar schools are not the answer A collection of essays has been published today (23 Jan)...
Establishing foundations for learners and professionals to develop skills for the jobs of the future - Dr Jay Derrick UCL
Establishing foundations for learners and prof...
Adjust apprenticeship reforms to bring immediate benefits and policy success
Adjust apprenticeship reforms to bring immedia...
The Big Question - Newly formed 'East Midland Training provider Forum' answer this month's big question
The Big Question - Newly formed 'East Midland ...
The Value of Humanities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Value of Humanities in the Fourth Industri...
Social mobility is hampered by grammar schools
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Dr Jay Derrick, Senior Lecturer, UCL

Establishing foundations for learners an…

Jan 25, 2020 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Dr Jay Derrick from UCL. Jay is a Senior Lecturer at UCL, IOE - Education, Practice & Society and Institute of Education. He is also a...

Nick Ellins, Chief Executive, Energy & Utility Skills

Adjust apprenticeship reforms to bring i…

Jan 25, 2020 / FE Voices

Utility support for new Apprenticeship Regulator call for public funding and productivityThe Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills has given public support for the views of the new Chief...

The Big Question - Newly formed 'East Mi…

Jan 24, 2020 / FE Voices

The newly formed ‘East Midland Training Provider Forum’ met recently to create a discussion group to debate and help shape the future of the sector and to provide a voice...

Alistair Hodge, Head of School – Humanities & Journalism at the University of Derby

The Value of Humanities in the Fourth In…

Jan 24, 2020 / FE Voices

#4IR The importance of ‘the humanities’ and the value of studying this field in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution  I was first in my family to go to university, to St...

Stephen Lambert is a Newcastle City Councillor and a community governor for Newcastle City Learn – the adult education service.

Social mobility is hampered by grammar s…

Jan 23, 2020 / FE Voices

Grammar schools are not the answer A collection of essays has been published today (23 Jan) by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), Social Mobility and Higher Education: Are grammar schools the...

Dr Sam Duncan

The Impact of Reading Aloud in Britain T…

Jan 23, 2020 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Dr Sam Duncan from UCL about her recent research project called RABiT (Reading Aloud in Britain Today). The funded project explored hundreds of adults reading aloud behaviours...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Being Persuasive with Arnie Skelton #23

Jan 22, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Roles and Responsibilities Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the twenty-third episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Being Persuasive. In...

High-quality apprenticeships key to impr…

Jan 22, 2020 / FE Voices

LONDON REMAINS THE ELITE EPICENTRE OF THE UK AND IS BECOMING HARDER TO ACCESS FOR LESS ADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE Becoming socially mobile – moving into a higher professional or managerial job...

Ofsted Chief Inspector warns against pur…

Jan 21, 2020 / FE Voices

This year's annual report finds the overall quality of education and care in England is good and improving, but chief inspector warns against complacency. Launching her third Annual Report as Her...

State of the Nation Report: Stark region…

Jan 21, 2020 / FE Voices

@SMCommission - Social mobility barometer poll results for 2019 People living in the north-east are the most pessimistic about their chances to progress in the area they live in, with more than...

Martin Doel

Martin Doel: Thinking about the system o…

Jan 21, 2020 / Podcasts

#FutureofEducation - Dilemmas, dualisms and dialectics FE News chat with Martin Doel to discuss his upcoming (20 Feb) valedictory professorial lecture for his Professorship at UCL, and is titled 'The Future...

Business steps into the classroom to clo…

Jan 21, 2020 / FE Voices

Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson joins call urging business to #MakeADifference and do more to close #SkillsGap in schools Today is our Businesses Backing Social Mobility event at @KPMG. We are joined by businesses who...

£1 Billion decline in funding for youth…

Jan 20, 2020 / FE Voices

Figures uncovered today by YMCA reveal the true extent of cuts to youth services funding by local authorities in England and Wales since 2010, with an allocation of just under...

Trade Roles: The Need for Diversity and …

Jan 20, 2020 / FE Voices

Society has move on in so many ways in the last 35 years. Take gender roles, for example. Sky News reported that in 1984, 42 per cent of people believed...

the way design crits are run and why they’re so important.

Moving the Apprenticeship Service out of…

Jan 18, 2020 / FE Voices

Jaskiran Kang, lead interaction designer @ESFAgov talks about how the #Apprenticeship Service has been creating a culture of #DesignCrits Design critiques (crits) are used to review design work by interaction designers and...

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Government rolls out scheme to introduce…

Jan 18, 2020 / FE Voices

#FreePeriods - Ending #PeriodPoverty Free period products are to be made available to all schools and colleges in England from next week, as the Department for Education launches its fully funded...

Thomas Burton, Director of Apprenticeships, NOCN

Detailed Understanding of the End-point …

Jan 17, 2020 / FE Voices

#EPA Live The new decade is upon the apprenticeships sector and with End Point Assessment becoming such an integral part of the process, NOCN is running a one-day professional development workshop...

Dr Jay Derrick, Senior Lecturer, UCL

Adult Learning Infrastructure is a Centr…

Jan 17, 2020 / Podcasts

FE News catch up with Dr Jay Derrick to chat about informal Lifelong learning. Jay is a Senior Lecturer at UCL, IOE - Education, Practice & Society and Institute of...

Are Expert Leaders Damaging FE?

Jan 17, 2020 / FE Voices

We Need to Totally #RethinkFE Many outsiders believe FE's experts are too introspective ...... to secure the future of colleges, we must see the bigger picture.  In February 2019, days after the college...

Graham Griffiths, Director of Post Compulsory PGCE at UCL

How do developments in policy affect spe…

Jan 16, 2020 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Graham Griffiths, Director of Post Compulsory PGCE at UCL Graham heads up a specialist PGCE FE teacher training division at UCL in London. We chat with Graham...

Centralised Skills System Causing Nation…

Jan 16, 2020 / FE Voices

#Skills2030 - 6M People Could Be Left Behind By £120 billion #SkillsMismatch Caused By Centralised #SkillsSystem Six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for...

Paul Eeles, Chair od The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

Cabinet reshuffle should reinstate Minis…

Jan 15, 2020 / FE Voices

#WeWantaSkillsMinister - The Federation of @AwardingBodies Chair Calls on @BorisJohnson to Reinstate a Dedicated Minister for the Further Education Sector The FAB Chair, Paul Eeles, has written to the Prime Minister...

Do apprenticeships give you skills for l…

Jan 15, 2020 / FE Voices

There’s often discussion in the media or at education events about whether #apprenticeships give people skills for life. Some people think they’re too limited to one occupation, while others think they’re...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Self-management with Arnie Skelton #22

Jan 15, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Roles and Responsibilities Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the twenty-second episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Self-management. This week...

Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation

How the education inspection framework #…

Jan 14, 2020 / FE Voices

Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, summarises the reasons for carrying out research at Ofsted: Why we do research at Ofsted? Since joining Ofsted and taking on a role in...

Paul Grainger, Co-director of the Centre for Education and Work, and Head of Innovation and Enterprise for the Department of Education, Practice and Society, UCL

Education needs to promote collaboration…

Jan 14, 2020 / Podcasts

#G20SaudiArabia #FutureofWork - We need to promote collaboration and the creative #skills to work alongside #AI FE News chat with Paul Grainger, Co-director of the Centre for Education and Work, and Head...

Number of young people in further educat…

Jan 10, 2020 / FE Voices

The Education Policy Institute @EduPolicyInst has published its Annual Report on access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), "Access to child and adolescent mental health services in 2019".  The study examines...

Combating the gender gap in #STEM indust…

Jan 10, 2020 / FE Voices

It may seem like a fairly complex task to sell the industry to women, however, what will attract women to coming to such jobs? In order to want to fill...

Improving Employee Retention in 2020

Improving Employee Retention in 2020

Jan 09, 2020 / FE Voices

In 2019, 51% of people had planned to move jobs by the end of the year, resulting in many businesses having to redouble their efforts to look for new talent...

Professor Howard Gospel, Emeritus Professor of Management, King’s Business School

The challenges of apprenticeship expansi…

Jan 08, 2020 / FE Voices

#SkillsWorld - Apprenticeship schemes in new sectors especially fraught and may put #apprenticeship 'brand' at risk  New research by Dr Johann Fortwengel and Professor Howard Gospel of King’s Business School with...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Management Roles and Responsibilities wi…

Jan 08, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Roles and Responsibilities Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the twenty-first episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Management Roles...

Chris Jones steps down as CEO of City & Guilds Group

Chris Jones steps down as CEO of City …

Jan 07, 2020 / FE Voices

After 12 years @Chris_EJones will be stepping down as @CityGuildsGroup CEO Kirstie Donnelly, current MD of City & Guilds will be taking on the role of interim CEO, while a permanent replacement is...

Claire Whittingham, Chief Growth Officer, AVADO

Could the Apprenticeship Levy be the ans…

Jan 07, 2020 / FE Voices

The current skills gap costs the UK £63 billion a year, with an estimated 600,000 job vacancies in digital technology alone. There are currently more FTSE100 companies being led by men called...

Pictured above left to right – Deputy Director for Professional Affairs Dr Paryono, Centre Director of SEAMEO Voctech Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Sabli, MD of PTB Pengiran Hishamuddin, Regional Director Nisai Brunei, Mawar Othman

Conquering global sustainability through…

Jan 06, 2020 / FE Voices

#Nisai2030 - Dedicated to achieving @UN's #GlobalGoals through #education The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 have been described as “the closest thing the world has to a strategy” for...

How to support students with their menta…

Jan 05, 2020 / FE Voices

With one in eight children suffering from some form of mental health issue during their childhood years, it is important that we as parents and teachers are able to understand...

Student Debt Set To Soar To £450 Billio…

Jan 04, 2020 / FE Voices

... So Being Financially Prepared Is Crucial As of March 2019, students in the UK owed £121 billion on their student loans. This number is set to rise substantially over the coming years...

Tom Richmond, Founder and Director of the EDSK think tank

£1.2 billion wasted on ‘fake apprenti…

Jan 03, 2020 / FE Voices

Why the apprenticeship #levy is broken and how to fix it With the apprenticeships programme set to overspend by hundreds of millions of pounds in 2020, a new report from education...

Dr Sam Parrett OBE, London South East Colleges

Dr Sam Parrett OBE - My #FE hopes for 20…

Jan 02, 2020 / FE Voices

What does 2020 hold for FE? I think the sector must be optimistic about the coming year – many promises have been made by the incoming government and our Education Secretary...

Government’s education funding announc…

Dec 19, 2019 / FE Voices

A new session of Parliament has opened and been marked formally by the Queen’s Speech in Westminster earlier today (10 Dec).  An Australian points-based immigration system, a new Employment Bill and...

Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology at the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL)

How positive psychology can help student…

Dec 18, 2019 / FE Voices

The growing concern in many UK universities about student mental health has been well documented, with a quarter of students reported to have some type of mental health problem. Here, Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Top 10 Podcasts of 2019 with Arnie Skelt…

Dec 18, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In this final episode before Christmas, of Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton provides a list of his...

Opening the Door to Further Education Wi…

Dec 18, 2019 / FE Voices

Although over the last 20 years, there has been a large increase in the number of working age people with qualifications, there are still almost 100,000 children leaving education without basic...

Melissa Sterry, Expert Futurologist

Tech to the future: Most important job r…

Dec 17, 2019 / FE Voices

#AI and #connectivity set to be the basis for the next 20 years of innovation - The UK needs to invest in #talent to implement these technological advances #FutureofWork Self-driving cars are...

John Plummer, Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University

The ESFA updates off-the-job training ru…

Dec 17, 2019 / FE Voices

The #ESFA has proposed another change to the off-the-job #OTJ training rules – that training providers should start tracking actual off-the-job hours in the ILR as well as planned hours. The proposed...

#ElectionResults2019 What does this mean…

Dec 13, 2019 / FE Voices

The Conservative Party has had a landslide victory during the 2019 General Election. This was a massive landslide win for the Conservative Party, to put this into context, this has...

How #EdTech initiatives are revolutionis…

Dec 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Education as a sector still needs to implement technology initiatives considered the norm in other industries Education is a sector still in need of implementing technology initiatives that are considered the...

Dr Andrew Hobbs, COO at Exemplar Education

#EdTech is reshaping the learning experi…

Dec 12, 2019 / FE Voices

Computer Science Education Week #CSEdWeek recognises the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels, Dr Andrew Hobbs, COO at Exemplar Education, highlights the potential...

Elizabeth Taylor is the CEO of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA)

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Still no…

Dec 11, 2019 / FE Voices

#SharingProsperityUK so Britain can achieve its post #Brexit potential by providing support to those who need it most With the general election just a day away, this country’s employment and skills...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Receiving Feedback with Arnie Skelton #1…

Dec 11, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the nineteenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Receiving Feedback. Last week Arnie...

Significant work is needed to raise awar…

Dec 10, 2019 / FE Voices

More awareness still needed of new T Level qualifications Significant work is needed to raise awareness and understanding of T Levels amongst young people and parents/carers for the programmes to succeed...

Tim Morris at the 2019’s annual TTA conference

Tackling the issue of safeguarding in pr…

Dec 06, 2019 / FE Voices

Safeguarding and child protection are, quite rightly, subjects that have attracted a growing amount of airtime – with DBS checking still being at the heart of the conversation. Whilst it...

Eddie Playfair

Student Governors: Engaging our students…

Dec 05, 2019 / FE Voices

As our Chief Executive David Hughes said in his closing speech, we may not have had any politicians or civil servants making announcements at AoC conference this year, but our...

Rob Bosworth, Vice Principal, Exeter College

Exeter College's Rob Bosworth discusses …

Dec 05, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Rob Bosworth, Vice Principal at Exeter College about what the college of the future could look like? Rob discusses blended learning, the pros of groups of...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

TEACHING CITIZENSHIP IN OUR SCHOOLS IS M…

Dec 04, 2019 / FE Voices

IN THE aftermath of the recent terrorist attack on London soil, where the Government acknowledged the pitfalls of its anti-extremist strategy and counter-radicalisation measures, the need to win the hearts...

Annie Pendrey, Professional Development Manager, Halesowen College

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Learners with A…

Dec 04, 2019 / FE Voices

In my role as Professional Development Manager at Halesowen College, and lead trainer for Autism, I had the privilege to present my work at #SETCONF19 the Society of Education Conference...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

GIVING FEEDBACK with Arnie Skelton #18

Dec 04, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the eighteenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Giving Feedback. In this week's podcast Arnie...

New Year, New job? Everything you need t…

Dec 03, 2019 / Podcasts

Experts say the new year is a good time to start your search for a change in profession as workers return to work feeling motivated after the Christmas break. However...

Councillor Stephen Lambert, Executive Director, Education4Democracy CIC

NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO UNDERMINE THE GOV…

Dec 03, 2019 / FE Voices

THE FAR RIGHT POSES A BIG EXTREMIST THREAT TO THE NORTH OF ENGLAND PREVENT, part of the Government’s revised annual £40m counter terrorism strategy, seeks to challenge the impact of extremism...

Years of dedication to young people’s …

Dec 03, 2019 / FE Voices

Pablo Lloyd, the co-founder of Capital City College Group's Visionnaires entrepreneurship and mentoring programme, has worked in education and skills – inspiring the next generation of businesswomen and men – for...

Choosing an #Apprenticeship Training Pro…

Dec 02, 2019 / FE Voices

Selecting a new apprenticeship Training Provider can often seem a complex and confusing task, whatever the size of your business. With hundreds of different Training Providers and multiple parts of...

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