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‘World Beating’ Skills Made Available To Tens Of Thousands of Apprentices and Students
‘World Beating’ Skills Made Available To Tens ...
The future of FE colleges: Colleges must dramatically change what they deliver and how they deliver it
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5 top tips for building a great employability programme
5 top tips for building a great employability ...
Largest funding cuts for schools in poor areas - Only 0.5% funding targeted at deprived schools
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Joan Scott, Assistant Principal, Trafford College

‘World Beating’ Skills Made Availabl…

Sep 21, 2020 / FE Voices

Centre of Excellence Combats Covid Crisis as @WorldSkillsUK and @NCFE join forces  A breakthrough approach to training young people was launched today (21 Sept), bringing world-class skills to tens of thousands of...

Tom Richmond, Director of EDSK

The future of FE colleges: Colleges must…

Sep 18, 2020 / FE Voices

Colleges need a clearer identity and more investment to thrive say @EDSKthinktank  With a White Paper on the future of the Further Education (FE) sector due this autumn, a new report from...

Zac Aldridge, Director of Technical Education at NCFE

5 top tips for building a great employab…

Sep 18, 2020 / FE Voices

 1. Employer engagement A brilliant 16-19 employability programme should start with the end in mind: which jobs are learners intending to get when they complete? Involve employers in curriculum design Employers welcome...

Dr Luke Sibieta, Research Fellow at IFS

Largest funding cuts for schools in poor…

Sep 18, 2020 / FE Voices

Schools serving more deprived pupils in England have already seen the largest falls in spending per pupil over the last decade. Going forwards, the government’s new National Funding Formula will...

Paul Cahill, Data Breach Solicitor at Fletchers Data Claims

5 ways universities and colleges can pro…

Sep 18, 2020 / FE Voices

During the UK’s enforced lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, research has suggested that there has been a surge in malicious apps, websites, phishing emails and messages designed to trick...

Inspiring the Next Engineers: Building B…

Sep 18, 2020 / FE Voices

One of the most difficult questions we are ever asked is what career we would like to pursue. Where do we see ourselves in five years’ time? For those of...

Will the COVID workplace ever be the same again?

Will the COVID workplace ever be the sam…

Sep 17, 2020 / Podcasts

Tonight's guests include:  Estelle Morris | David Goodhart | Sally Dicketts | Andy Durman | Dave Coplin | Stephen Evans Will the COVID workplace ever be the same again? Episode 2, Season 2, 17th September Presented by the...

The Next Normal Episode 4 - Esports

Sep 17, 2020 / Podcasts

Join Chris Webb and Helen Armitage from the Careers and Employability Service @SheffHallamUni for another foray into the world of work, as told by Covid-19. This week, we welcome Scott Parkin...

Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI and the author of the report,

Student voters in the General Election: …

Sep 17, 2020 / FE Voices

New @HEPI_news report inspects the impact of students voters at recent general elections @Conservatives, @UKLabour & @LibDems  The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new report on student voters at the last four UK...

Digital tech industry growing six times …

Sep 17, 2020 / FE Voices

What are the best routes into the digital industry in the UK?  The digital tech industry grew six times faster than any other sector in the UK in 2019. In the calendar...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Icebreaking Techniques With Arnie Skelto…

Sep 17, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Fifty-Seventh episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses icebreaking techniques.     In this week’s podcast Arnie...

Taxing times ahead? When and how to rais…

Sep 16, 2020 / Podcasts

Podcast | IFS Zooms In: coronavirus and the economy Available on all platforms Subscribe now: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube | Google Podcasts | RSS Go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and get objective, independent analysis from the researchers behind the...

Gareth Davies, the head of the NAO

Financial sustainability of colleges in …

Sep 16, 2020 / FE Voices

#FEReform - Today (16 Sept), the National Audit Office (@NAOorguk) reports that while the Department for Education (@EducationGovUK) has spent significant amounts of money aimed at helping individual colleges in...

Apprenticeship and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan

Unpacking T Levels with Gillian Keegan

Sep 16, 2020 / Podcasts

@FENews chat with @GillianKeegan, Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, about #TLevels  We unpack T Levels, particularly with the pilot T Level programmes starting this September, many learners would...

Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace

National return to school must be cyber …

Sep 16, 2020 / FE Voices

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen organizations across the board face up to an increased volume of cyber-threats – and the education sector is no exception. We’ve been warned about...

Learning in the Flow of Work

Sep 16, 2020 / Podcasts

This episode of The Edtech Podcast (@podcastedtech) is a pre-COVID workplace learning technology chat. We throwback to a past recording at Reimagine Education in December 2019, where we discussed the power of...

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Second wave of unemployment: We may be i…

Sep 15, 2020 / FE Voices

#LMI - This @LearnWorkUK briefing sets out analysis of @ONS #LabourMarket statistics released this morning (15 September 2020).  The LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS – September 2020 data covers the number of people claiming benefits up to...

Redundancies soar and unemployment rises…

Sep 15, 2020 / FE Voices

UK labour market: September 2020 @ONS  The ONS figures showed a 695,000 drop in workers on payroll from March to August this year. Commenting on today's (15 Sept) labour market figures, David Phillips, Managing...

YOUNGER WORKERS FAR MORE LIKELY TO SEEK CAREER CHANGE IN COVID-19 RECESSION

Younger workers far more likely to seek …

Sep 15, 2020 / FE Voices

One in four employees aged 16-34 are currently considering a new career as economic impact of coronavirus pandemic bites  ONS (Office for National Statistics) figures released today (15 Sept) have provided early...

The long shadow of deprivation: Differen…

Sep 15, 2020 / FE Voices

A socially mobile country provides equal opportunities for everyone, across big cities and small towns, and regardless of whether your parents are rich or poor. While previous work has documented the...

Dan Pearson, Principal and CEO, USP College

Implementing an immersive learning appro…

Sep 15, 2020 / FE Voices

Like many other FE institutions, we have faced testing times over the last few years with reduced funding, lower numbers of students in some subjects and challenges to recruit high...

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson

I want to see universities end their pre…

Sep 11, 2020 / FE Voices

A system of higher technical education In order to create a fairer, more prosperous and more productive country, we need to reverse the generational decline in higher technical education. We have already...

The Summer Exams Fiasco, what on Earth Happened?

The Summer Exams Fiasco, what happened? …

Sep 11, 2020 / Podcasts

Tonight's guests include:  Robert Halfon | Rae Tooth | Mark Lehain | David Price OBE | Amarjit Basi  The Summer Exams Fiasco, what on Earth Happened? #SkillsWorldLive 2.1: Thursday 10th September 2020 Presented by the Chief...

Imperial College mathematician scoops $3…

Sep 10, 2020 / Podcasts

Professor Sir Martin Hairer @ImperialCollege is the single winner of the 2021 #BreakthroughPrize in Mathematics  Professor Hairer is recognised “for transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic analysis, particularly the theory...

Emma Hardy MP, Shadow Minister for Universities

Updated guidance to support leaders mini…

Sep 10, 2020 / FE Voices

@EmmaHardyMP, @UKLabour’s Shadow Universities Minister, has written to @EducationGovUK, calling for them to “get a grip before it is too late”, outlining the Party’s calls to improve testing and digital access.  Labour yesterday (9 Sept) wrote to the government demanding that they urgently...

Jo Moseley is a Professional Support Lawyer at Irwin Mitchell

Self isolation legal advice for schools …

Sep 10, 2020 / FE Voices

@JoMoseley1 from @irwinmitchell shares some legal advice for schools and colleges to help deal with Covid outbreaks or handling staff and pupils showing coronavirus symptoms. The autumn term has only just...

Show young people the vital role the soc…

Sep 10, 2020 / FE Voices

New government incentives to recruit apprentices into the social care sector are the equivalent of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted  The UK's social care sector employs some...

The tech industry is not just a ‘man…

Sep 10, 2020 / FE Voices

Whilst women now make up 47% of the UK workplace, in most companies, the board room is still predominantly male, with women holding just 29% of FTSE 100 board seats in the UK. And, experts have warned that...

Team UK Line Up Announced For EuroSkills…

Sep 10, 2020 / FE Voices

Team UK (@WorldSkillsUK) Announced 14 Competitors For #EuroSkills Competition in Graz, Austria 2021  Fourteen Perfect Professionals in ‘Epic’ Post Brexit Pressure Test Fourteen of the UK’s best young apprentices and professionals have...

Online Learning is unblocking gender and…

Sep 09, 2020 / FE Voices

Short, online courses can unblock gender and other diversity issues in digital skills education say @IoCoding  Digital learning initiative, Institute of Coding (IoC) reveals new figures that show how online learning is levelling out a...

Katherine Emms

Inspirational special school sets out to…

Sep 09, 2020 / FE Voices

The latest report published by the Edge Foundation follows the journey to employment for young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). Three case studies are included in the...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Break the spiral of negative thinking wi…

Sep 09, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Fifty-Sixth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses programme interupts to break the spiral...

Jane Hickie

‘Government needs to step up support f…

Sep 09, 2020 / FE Voices

Training providers have warned the government that apprentices whose training has been interrupted by the lockdown face being left dangling in the air because of the non-completion of their programmes. ...

David Hughes

New survey from AoC shows colleges are b…

Sep 08, 2020 / FE Voices

A new survey published today by @AoC_info has found that colleges are held back from supporting business growth and innovation by a lack of funding and a clear remit from government. Colleges have good...

People, data and impact at the Apprentic…

Sep 08, 2020 / FE Voices

Engaging directly through digital channels @ESFAdigital  An exciting challenge is how we create our capability to engage directly with employers through digital channels, driven by data. We’re thinking about our technology, creating new...

Volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand

Mind the Gap: Why 2020 Serves Up the Ide…

Sep 08, 2020 / FE Voices

2020 is a year that will live long in the memory. It’s been a year of uncertainty in all walks of life as the Covid-19 pandemic brought the world to...

Conor McArdle at Opus Energy

What's the Climate Change Levy and how c…

Sep 07, 2020 / FE Voices

Whether you realise it or not, it’s likely that you’re paying the Climate Change Levy (CCL) as part of your energy costs. Introduced almost 20 years ago in 2001, the CCL...

The FE White Paper - Which international…

Sep 04, 2020 / Podcasts

#FEReform - @DavidPriceOBE discusses which international education and work systems could be a good inspiration for the upcoming FE White Paper. In the Autumn of 2020, the much anticipated FE White...

Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at HR and employment law consultancy, Croner

Kickstart Job Scheme Legal Requirements …

Sep 03, 2020 / FE Voices

Yesterday (2 Sept), the Kickstart job scheme opened to help get young people back into work, paying £1,500 to firms who agree to train 16-to-24-year-olds for six months. Businesses are now...

September digital route review update

Sep 03, 2020 / FE Voices

Relationship Manager Overview As we all continue to work towards a new normal, progress from the trailblazer groups (TBs) involved in the digital route review has varied widely because of some...

The Next Normal Episode 3 - Making a Car…

Sep 03, 2020 / Podcasts

The New Normal is back for Season 2 - new title, same topical content and even more fantastic guests! Join Chris Webb and Helen Armitage from the Careers and Employability...

Roger Taylor, Chair, Ofqual Board

Mutant Algorithm Exam Fiasco: "The …

Sep 02, 2020 / FE Voices

Commenting on @Ofqual’s evidence at the Education Select Committee (@CommonsEd)  The Chair of Ofqual told MPs today that it was a "fundamental mistake" to believe a controversial algorithm initially used for...

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak

Kickstart Scheme Opens - New £2bn schem…

Sep 02, 2020 / FE Voices

#PlanForJobs - @RishiSunak's innovative new scheme to help young people into work and spur Britain’s economic revival opens today  Businesses are today (2 Sept) able to sign up to be part...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Stop Beating Yourself Up With Arnie Skel…

Sep 02, 2020 / Podcasts

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Fifty-Fifth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses "beating myself up". This week Arnie talks...

Gillian Keegan

Gillian Keegan encourages employers to s…

Sep 01, 2020 / FE Voices

@GillianKeegan - Employers encouraged to sign up for apprentice cash boost Cash incentives offered to help with the cost of recruiting apprentices Employers of all sizes are being invited to...

Julie Mills first day at MK College

Julie Mills driving education in Milton …

Sep 01, 2020 / FE Voices

Thirty years ago today (1 Sept) Dr Julie Mills OBE (@CEOMKCollege), first walked through the doors of Milton Keynes College (@MKCollege)  Today she is Group Principal and CEO commanding enormous respect...

NFER launches report on schools' respons…

Sep 01, 2020 / FE Voices

Today (1 Sept) the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER) has published a new report highlighting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s learning and the challenges schools face in...

The Real Reason Female Engineers Are Sti…

Aug 30, 2020 / FE Voices

There’s no denying that there is a gender imbalance when it comes to engineering. In the UK, only 12 per cent of engineers are female. A quick Google search on...

We're Open sign

DfE issue new FE reopening guidance - Se…

Aug 29, 2020 / FE Voices

From this autumn, DfE expect FE providers to resume delivery so that students of all ages can benefit from their education and training in full. DfE have just updated...

Crisis management in the time of COVID

Aug 29, 2020 / FE Voices

@BlackBerry offer top 5 tips on returning to the office - Duty of Care in Critical Communications As we look towards transitioning from the abrupt shift to social distancing and remote work back to...

Marnix Broer is the CEO of StuDocu

University students are outsmarting educ…

Aug 28, 2020 / FE Voices

As we leave the summer behind and march towards a new school year this autumn, questions on what the future of study will look like are in the thoughts and...

Gavin O’Meara, CEO and Founder of FE News chats with David about the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the the future of education and the future of work

David Price OBE discusses The Power of U…

Aug 28, 2020 / Podcasts

@DavidPriceOBE launches new book "The Power of Us: How we connect, act and innovate together"  This book launch has an interesting time being during the Corona Crisis, Gavin @FENews took the...

Government’s ‘lost learning’ catch…

Aug 28, 2020 / FE Voices

Mental health support for the most vulnerable pupils must be prioritised to close growing attainment gap in schools, says IPPR New polling by Teacher Tapp for the Institute for Public Policy...

Nicky Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Cotes PC, British Politician and former Education Secretary

Nicky Morgan on resilience, university f…

Aug 27, 2020 / Podcasts

Baroness Morgan of Cotes PC (@NickyMorgan01), British Politician and former Secretary of State, shares her view on resilience, the importance of character building, the education system, and what challenges she may...

Emily Jones, Learning & Work

47,770 lost apprenticeships due to coron…

Aug 27, 2020 / FE Voices

The Coronavirus crisis has led to 47,770 fewer #apprenticeship opportunities, with opportunities for young people being hit hardest  New data shows that apprenticeship starts have fallen by 47% compared to last...

Professor Roger Kneebone in a pop-up operating theatre

A plasterer can have just as much expert…

Aug 27, 2020 / FE Voices

Leading @ImperialCollege academic, @ProfKneebone, shows us the importance and relevance of the journey towards expertise in a groundbreaking new book Expert - Understanding the Path to Mastery @PenguinUKBooks.  In his first book...

Apprenticeships and traineeships: August…

Aug 27, 2020 / FE Voices

The Coronavirus crisis has led to 47,770 fewer #apprenticeship opportunities, with opportunities for young people being hit hardest  This release is an update to the Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2020 statistics publication and...

Rodrigo Rodríguez, CEO and founder of Odilo

The importance of unlimited learning eco…

Aug 27, 2020 / FE Voices

Rodrigo Rodríguez, CEO and founder of Odilo, discusses why the Netflixisation of academia will shape the #FutureofLearning and how unlimited #LearningEcosystems are the most viable environment for academic progress. In early...

Permanent Secretary Jonathan Slater

Permanent Secretary Jonathan Slater will…

Aug 26, 2020 / FE Voices

Susan Acland-Hood made Acting Permanent Secretary @EducationGovUK  Jonathan Slater (@PermSecDfE) will conclude his service at the Department for Education on 1 September. The Prime Minister has concluded that there is a need...

Man wearing facemask

The Department for Education is updating…

Aug 26, 2020 / FE Voices

The World Health Organisation (WHO) published a new statement on the 21 August on when children should wear face coverings. They now advise that “children aged 12 and over should wear a...

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