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I have worked within post 16 education for over 25 years and whilst there have...
Face coverings no longer required in schools and colleges from 17 May 2021
Face coverings no longer required in schools and colleges from 17 May 2021 Decision confirmed by...
Multidisciplinary teaching: Empowering leaders and companies to become more adaptable, innovative and creative
Multidisciplinary teaching: Empowering leaders...
Mental health and the power of education
Mental health and the power of education
Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee a central part of the Queen’s Speech to revolutionise skills and training opportunities
Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee a c...
Collaborating to help young people into employment - a new paradigm?
Collaborating to help young people into employ...
Face coverings no longer required in schools and colleges from 17 May 2021
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Johannes Kiessler, Professor and Programme Director for the M.A. Innovation Design Management master’s programme at the UE Innovation Hub in Potsdam

Multidisciplinary teaching: Empowering l…

May 12, 2021 / FE Voices

According to the latest "The Future of Jobs Report" by the World Economic Forum, the most important skills for employees in 2025 will be technological design and programming, creativity, originality...

Mental health and the power of education

May 12, 2021 / Podcasts

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - @MichaelLemin, Head of Policy at @NCFE, is joined by a panel of guests to discuss the power of education and how is can be harnessed to promote good...

Queen's Speech 2021

Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guara…

May 11, 2021 / FE Voices

Queen’s Speech unveils new laws to help the UK #BuildBackBetter and stronger from the pandemic with the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill to be introduced from the 18th May 2021 Landmark...

Emma Shipstone FIEP, Industry Specialist in Post 16 Education

Collaborating to help young people into …

May 11, 2021 / FE Voices

I have worked within post 16 education for over 25 years and whilst there have been many crisis and recessions before I have never seen an impact as that which I...

Facemasks in a pile

Face coverings no longer required in sch…

May 10, 2021 / FE Voices

Face coverings no longer required in schools and colleges from 17 May 2021 Decision confirmed by PM as part of step 3 of the roadmap Face coverings will no longer have to...

£17 million announced to improve mental…

May 10, 2021 / FE Voices

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - Thousands of children and young people will benefit from better support and expert advice in school and college thanks to a new multi-million package of mental health support designed to help them recover from the challenges...

Meg Zeenat Wamithi: Enhancing wellbeing in learning

Why it’s crucial to recognise young pe…

May 10, 2021 / Podcasts

The Educators: Enhancing wellbeing in learning @MegZeenat, @BecomingXteam & @CapitaPlc  “I remember thinking finally, someone actually can see that I'm not okay. Finally, I'm going to get the help that I need. Finally, no-one's...

Have English apprenticeships lost their way? #SkillsWorldLive 3.7

FE White Paper: Revolution, or damp squi…

May 07, 2021 / Podcasts

Presenter, Tom Bewick, kicks off episode 7 of the #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show in conversation with David Gallagher, Chief Executive of NCFE. In the first chat segment of the show Tom speaks...

Autistic Children and Young People with Elaine McGreevy

Autistic Children and Young People with …

May 06, 2021 / Podcasts

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad: #Autistic Children and Young People with @ElaineMcgreevy  Episode 4: Are educators doing enough to respect the human rights of autistic children and young people? In this week's edition of...

How has COVID transformed the labour mar…

May 06, 2021 / Podcasts

#FutureofWork #LabourMarket #LMI | This week, @TheIFS speak with Sarah O'Connor, Employment Columnist at the Financial Times, and Jonathan Cribb, a Senior Research Economist at IFS who studies the labour market. Since...

JANE BOARDMAN Chair, Workplace Training and Development Commission

Top 5 skills priorities for UK employers…

May 06, 2021 / FE Voices

Published today (6 May) the final report from the Workplace Training and Development Commission (WTDC), follows an 18-month in-depth study of what businesses want from adult skills training provision in the UK: The problem of skills shortages has long hampered the UK economy, leaving employers...

Landmark skills training report calls fo…

May 05, 2021 / FE Voices

@BritishChambers and @Indeed's major new report is calling for a root and branch reform of the UK’s training system to help businesses access the skills they need to boost productivity.  The final report from the Workplace...

Fastest Growing Hard Skills During the C…

May 05, 2021 / FE Voices

In today’s Shedding Light on the Labour Market, we take a look at the skills that have seen the fastest growth in employer demand since the start of the Covid-19...

Dr Susan James Relly, Director of the Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance research centre at the University of Oxford

With a government target of half of stud…

May 05, 2021 / Podcasts

The Educators: Building skills for life @SusanJamesRelly @UniofOxford, @BecomingXteam & @CapitaPlc  “If I were to redesign the education system, I'd definitely bring in more vocational aspects to it, more play for young people and...

Polly Harrow, Education and Training Association Associate, Assistant Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Kirklees College, and Chair, NAMSS.

Safeguarding and Restorative Practice in…

May 04, 2021 / FE Voices

My personal interest in the value of restorative practice started when, after a protracted and extremely thorough preparatory process, I found myself sitting with my husband, across the table from...

David Black

‘Sparking’ interest in careers oppor…

May 04, 2021 / FE Voices

Explain to our readers what Spark is and how it can benefit Schools and Students across the country? Spark is a careers platform committed to improving the life chances of young people...

Artificial Intelligence

How is Artificial Intelligence Challengi…

May 03, 2021 / FE Voices

Language is perhaps the most defining factor of humankind. What makes humans different from other animals on the planet is our ability to speak out and communicate via framed words...

Michael Webb, Director of technology and analytics, Jisc

Artificial intelligence in education tod…

May 01, 2021 / FE Voices

As @Jisc launches its National Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Tertiary Education, Michael Webb, shares some tools to explore #AI, and the art of the possible: Overestimations and underestimations  My colleagues at Jisc and I started working...

Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator, Ofqual

The assessment of qualifications in 2021…

Apr 30, 2021 / FE Voices

Speaking at the Schools and Academies Show @Ofqual’s Chief Regulator spoke about the assessment of qualifications in 2021 and lessons learned since last year:  Good morning. It is a great pleasure...

Should we adopt a Baccalaureate in England? #SkillsWorldLive 3.6

Should we adopt a Baccalaureate in Engla…

Apr 30, 2021 / Podcasts

The theme of today’s episode is based on @EDSKthinktank’s recent report: Re-assessing the future (Part 2).  Presenter, Tom Bewick, kicks off this week’s episode with a three-way debate between Jill Duffy, Chief...

Dr John Miles, CEO of Inkpath

Underlining HE’s value through student…

Apr 30, 2021 / FE Voices

As we continue along our post-pandemic roadmap to recovery, and universities look at new ways of attracting and retaining students, higher education can bolster its offering through quality personal professional...

Keith Hodgson, North East WEA Regional C…

Apr 30, 2021 / Podcasts

WE Are - WEA North East's @WEAadulted #Podcast   The WEAre podcast highlights the work WEA in the north east and its commitment to adult education, by focusing on the work staff, volunteers...

Dr Jude Capper, vice-chair of the GAAP

Sowing seeds for a bright future with Ap…

Apr 29, 2021 / FE Voices

This past year has been incredibly challenging for all of us. As we emerge from our third lockdown and reflect on how life has changed, I am so proud of...

Mansour Eldouma

Back to college for 65 year old Mansour …

Apr 29, 2021 / Podcasts

@westlondoncol - Mansour Eldouma provides a shining example of the benefits of lifelong learning. Aged 65, Mansour embarked on a HND Healthcare Practice Level 5 to achieve the knowledge and...

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad

DanceSyndrome with Sue Blackwell - Unive…

Apr 29, 2021 / Podcasts

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad: @DanceSyndrome with Sue Blackwell  Episode 3: In this week's edition of Universal Learning, I’m talking to Sue Blackwell, who co-founded the charity DanceSyndrome with her daughter Jen. Jen...

Gareth Saldhana-Fallows FIEP, Chief Executive of Acorn Training Ltd

Leading a quality culture - development …

Apr 29, 2021 / FE Voices

As organisations grow and structures become more defined, an effective quality management system becomes much more important in establishing a quality culture. Sir Bernard O’Connell, the former principal of Runshaw College...

Digital divide narrowed by the pandemic…

Apr 28, 2021 / FE Voices

The UK’s #DigitalDivide narrowed during the coronavirus pandemic, @Ofcom research suggests  The proportion of homes without internet access appears to have fallen from 11% in March 2020, when the UK entered lockdown...

The Institute talks… about the EQA tra…

Apr 28, 2021 / Podcasts

This podcast was recorded for end-point assessment organisations (#EPAOs) who must apply for @Ofqual recognition by 1 July in support of external quality assurance (#EQA) reforms. Charlotte Bosworth, managing director of...

Brett Wigdortz OBE, Founder of Teach First UK and non-executive chair of the National Citizen Service

What can we do to ensure that every youn…

Apr 28, 2021 / Podcasts

The Educators: Bridging the educational divide @Wigdortz, @BecomingXteam & @CapitaPlc  “The children who succeed are the ones lucky enough to have family support, proper education and, to some extent, privilege. The rest are...

teachers

Giving teachers the right to quality tra…

Apr 28, 2021 / FE Voices

Giving teachers an entitlement to training and development would boost pupil attainment and may stem exodus from the profession, new study shows @EduPolicyInst Major study shows providing teachers with an entitlement...

Aftab Hussain, Information Learning Technology (ILT) manager at Bolton College, and a supporter of the National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education.

Artificial intelligence will be more rev…

Apr 27, 2021 / FE Voices

Since the 1970s, digital technologies have changed teaching, learning and assessment. But @Aftab_Hussain from @BoltonCollege believes #ArtificialIntelligence will cause the greatest disruption yet: From the advent of the personal computer in the...

Strengthening teaching and leadership in vocational education and training

Strengthening teaching and leadership in…

Apr 27, 2021 / FE Voices

@OECD recently launched some interesting #VET research: Teachers and Leaders in Vocational Education and Training Key points: Investing in VET teachers and leaders can boost the system’s resilience during the COVID recovery Encouraging more...

Helen Dyke is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Employment Team at Irwin Mitchell

Holidays abroad - Employers questions an…

Apr 27, 2021 / FE Voices

@Helen_IMHRplus from @irwinmitchell shares some helpful employment law info on holidays abroad during the next stage of the Covid-19 pandemic   Earlier this month, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said that people can 'start...

Seaton Carew Beach, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, UK

Hartlepool, Durham and Hull face biggest…

Apr 26, 2021 / FE Voices

@ImpetusPEF - Hartlepool, Durham and Hull face the biggest challenges for levelling up for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds   Impetus data set reveals the areas with the widest ‘employment gap’ between rich and...

Providing retraining opportunities for o…

Apr 26, 2021 / FE Voices

According to a new report published today (26 Apr) by @ResFoundation, the Covid-19 crisis has led to the biggest annual employment fall for workers over 50 since the 1980s  The report A...

Tackling unemployment: digital futures a…

Apr 26, 2021 / Podcasts

@NCFE’s in-house expert on all things digital, James Lane (@JamesLaneMe), is joined by a panel of guests to discuss the rapidly changing digital world, our increased reliance on technology and...

Are we facing an impending digital skills disaster?

Disaster looms: Are we facing a shortage…

Apr 23, 2021 / Podcasts

In the fifth episode of the third series of the #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show, Tom Bewick begins the show with an exclusive interview with interim Chief Regulator of Ofqual, Simon Lebus. In...

WEA CEO & General Secretary Simon Pa…

Apr 23, 2021 / Podcasts

WE Are - WEA North East's @WEAadulted #Podcast   The WEAre podcast highlights the work WEA in the north east and its commitment to adult education, by focusing on the work staff, volunteers...

More people would prefer their children …

Apr 22, 2021 / FE Voices

More people (48%) would prefer their child to get a vocational qualification after leaving school instead of attending university (37%) or starting work (8%), @SMFthinktank has found. Polling for the Social...

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad

DanceSyndrome with Sue Blackwell - Unive…

Apr 22, 2021 / Podcasts

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad: Assistive Technology with Tom Starkey (@TStarkey1212)  Episode 2: In this edition of Universal Learning, I’m talking to Tom Starkey, an assistive technology adviser working in higher education. Tom has...

From apprentice to member of the green a…

Apr 22, 2021 / FE Voices

By now, you may have heard about the Institute’s new green apprenticeships advisory panel (GAAP). This panel will play a crucial role in advising on how existing apprenticeships could be...

Malcolm Cooper, MD, MCA Cooper Associates

Don’t Let the AEB 90% Funding Threshol…

Apr 22, 2021 / FE Voices

The recent announcement that the Adult Funding Threshold was being returned to its pre-Covid level of 90% has given rise to much publicity and has attracted a fair amount of...

Imran Tahir, Research Economist at IFS

Government white paper on adult educatio…

Apr 22, 2021 / FE Voices

Rather than just another statement of good intentions, what is needed is a serious attempt to improve adult education and skills say @TheIFS in their report 'Big changes to adult education...

Employer Hiring Activity is Picking up a…

Apr 21, 2021 / FE Voices

Throughout the last year, we've been tracking how the labour market has been adapting to the evolving constraints that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on social and economic activity. Whilst...

Andria Zafirakou MBE: Inspiring creativity in learning

How should we be reframing our approach …

Apr 21, 2021 / Podcasts

The Educators: Inspiring creativity in learning @Andriazaf, @BecomingXteam & @CapitaPlc  “Creativity helps a young person feel that they’ve got something unique, something special that they can do themselves and feel proud of. "There are no...

Consultation meeting

Consultation launched to create new flex…

Apr 20, 2021 / FE Voices

Consultation launched to create new #FlexiApprenticeships    The flexi-job apprenticeship consultation will run for six weeks, closing on 1 June 2021, and is seeking views from employers, apprentices, sector bodies and...

education

£10 to £15bn funding boost needed for …

Apr 20, 2021 / FE Voices

@BorisJohnson’s pupil catch up pledge: New analysis released today [20 Apr] by the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst) shows that a multi-year funding package of £10-15 billion is required to meet...

Sean Harford, National Director for Education, Ofsted

Ofsted's education inspection handbooks …

Apr 19, 2021 / FE Voices

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has undoubtedly affected how education settings operate. It’s within this context that @Ofstednews have published their updated inspection handbooks today (20 Apr). The changes cover how we will inspect...

Paul Joyce is Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills

Further education and skills handbook ch…

Apr 19, 2021 / FE Voices

Paul Joyce, @Ofstednews Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills (FES), on the changes made to the FES handbook: Today (19 Apr), we published our updated education inspection framework (EIF) handbooks...

Alan Pearce, VAT partner at Blick Rothenberg

Supreme Court ruling could save Colleges…

Apr 19, 2021 / FE Voices

A @UKSupremeCourt ruling means that organisations such as Universities #andColleges that have used leaseback arrangements will not be subject to retrospective #VAT charges and could now save millions of pounds, say leading tax and advisory...

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Office for Students (OfS)

How we expect universities and colleges …

Apr 19, 2021 / FE Voices

The Office for Students (@OfficeStudents) today (19 Apr) called for urgent action to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct in universities and colleges. OfS chief executive, Nicola Dandridge, urges all higher education providers to review their policies, systems and procedures before the next academic year.  The call comes...

Jane Fletcher, Quality Assurance Lead at Awarding UK, part of Bishop Grosseteste University

Out of the dark and into the light of En…

Apr 17, 2021 / FE Voices

It was quite comfortable sitting on the fence watching, as the first apprenticeship frameworks transitioned over to standards. Knowing my specialist subject of early years wouldn’t feel the impact until...

Will this summer’s exam results be a week of glory? #SkillsWorldLive 3.4

Will this summer’s exam results be a w…

Apr 16, 2021 / Podcasts

After a two-week break for the Easter holidays, the #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show returns for episode 4 as Tom Bewick discusses this summer’s exam results.Kicking off the show with his first...

WEA Tutor Sheila Parks talks about susta…

Apr 16, 2021 / Podcasts

WE Are - WEA North East's @WEAadulted #Podcast   The WEAre podcast highlights the work WEA in the north east and its commitment to adult education, by focusing on the work staff, volunteers...

Tom Richmond

EDSK: A-levels, BTECs and T-levels shoul…

Apr 16, 2021 / FE Voices

   @EDSKthinktank - A-levels, BTECs and T-levels should be replaced by a ‘Baccalaureate’  The dominance of A-levels has relegated applied and technical education to second-class status, according to a new report from education...

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad

Autism and Inclusive Practice with Nicol…

Apr 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad: Autism and Inclusive Practice with @NicolaBeldham  In this first edition of Universal Learning, I’m talking to Nicola Beldham, an inclusion specialist who like me works in further...

Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, David Hughes

Planned ‘clawback’ of adult educatio…

Apr 15, 2021 / FE Voices

Government’s recovery plans in jeopardy because of cuts to adult training funds  The government’s ability to deliver its skills agenda could be severely damaged if it goes ahead with a planned...

Exploring Neurodiversity Podcast – Imp…

Apr 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Welcome to Episode 4 and the final instalment of the #ExploringNeurodiversity podcast, a co-produced podcast mini-series brought to you by @FENews and @CognAssist. In this episode your hosts Gavin O’Meara from...

40 Minute Mentor podcast celebrates the career advice from some of the most influential leaders.

Enabling the Next Generation of Early Ye…

Apr 14, 2021 / Podcasts

Brett @Wigdortz on 40 Minute Mentor Podcast, said: “To me, education is like a building block for a fair society. It goes hand in hand with healthcare, food, and ensuring people...

Bex Spencer

Is there a recipe for delivering quality…

Apr 14, 2021 / FE Voices

Having worked with 25 government bodies to help 1,000 people with a range of health conditions into work, we’ve learnt that the service model is only one ingredient to quality at...

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