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The Liberal Democrats’ Skills Wallets will help people thrive in the modern economy: here’s why
The economy is changing fast but successive governments have not prepared people for the challenges...
Think about what you can do to make certain your FE career does not stall
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Managing Poor Performance with Arnie Skelton #15
Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the fifthteenth episode of his podcast Top...
What were the findings of the SET Mental Health Health and Well-being report? #SETConf19
FE News chat with Teresa Carroll, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Head of Well-being...
The Conservative Party have announced plans to put £1.8bn into capital for a further education colleges rebuild programme as part of a ‘skills revolution’
The Conservative Party have announced plans to...
The Liberal Democrats’ Skills Wallets will help people thrive in the modern economy: here’s why
The Liberal Democrats’ Skills Wallets will hel...
Think about what you can do to make certain your FE career does not stall
Think about what you can do to make certain yo...
Managing Poor Performance with Arnie Skelton #15
Managing Poor Performance with Arnie Skelton #...
What were the findings of the SET Mental Health Health and Well-being report? #SETConf19
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The Conservative Party have announced pl…

Nov 13, 2019 / FE Voices

The Conservative Party have announced plans to put £1.8bn into capital for a further education colleges rebuild programme as part of a ‘skills revolution’. "Our ambition is to unlock the whole...

Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary

The Liberal Democrats’ Skills Wallets …

Nov 13, 2019 / FE Voices

The economy is changing fast but successive governments have not prepared people for the challenges ahead. As technology improves and our population ages, almost half of workers today will have to...

Margaret Adams, consultant and former college manager

Think about what you can do to make cert…

Nov 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Has Your Career Stalled? Have you considered recently what you need to do to make sure your career does not stall? You may not be looking for a new job or...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Managing Poor Performance with Arnie Ske…

Nov 13, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Performance Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the fifthteenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Managing Poor Performance. This week Arnie's top ten...

Teresa Carroll, ETF

What were the findings of the SET Mental…

Nov 13, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Teresa Carroll, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Head of Well-being and Inclusion about the new report on SET members Mental Health and Well-being findings that...

Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner

Labour announces plans to “throw open …

Nov 12, 2019 / FE Voices

In a speech in Blackpool today (12 Nov), Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner will announce plans to ensure everyone has access to education and training throughout their life to...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

FIND THOSE MISSING VOTERS! To do otherwi…

Nov 12, 2019 / FE Voices

ON the day the Prime Minister called a general election last month 350,000 people registered to vote on line. Yet it's estimated that up to 9 million people across the...

Geoff Petty

Geoff Petty discusses his top tips for n…

Nov 12, 2019 / Podcasts

We recorded a podcast with Geoff Petty at the SET 2019 Annual conference. Geoff discusses his top tips for new and existing practitioners at the #SETconf2019, with a particular focus...

Sally Dicketts, Group Chief Executive of Activate Learning

Sally Dicketts discusses the importance …

Nov 11, 2019 / Podcasts

FE News chat with Sally Dicketts, Group Chief Executive of Activate Learning about the importance of Coaching for Practitioners and Leaders at the SET 2019 annual conference.  The progression of coaching...

Supporting Students Who Struggle With Th…

Nov 10, 2019 / FE Voices

According to the NHS, “mental health is about how we think, feel, and behave” and it can take many different forms. Mental health problems can impact your personality, energy levels, outlook...

Education Professionals Most Likely To W…

Nov 09, 2019 / FE Voices

Education professionals are spending more time working than ever. In fact, the education industry was found by a new study to be the sector most likely to be working at the...

David Russell, CEO, Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

How could the 2019 General Election impa…

Nov 08, 2019 / Podcasts

ETF's David Russell discusses how the 2019 General Election could impact FE practitioners FE News catch up with Education and Training Foundation's CEO, David Russell at the SET (Society for Education...

Dr Andrew Hobbs,COO of Exemplar Education

#STEM should complement traditional lear…

Nov 08, 2019 / FE Voices

ABCs are Still the Building Blocks of a STEM Powered Future Today (8 Nov) is International STEM Learning Day and students across the country will be reminded of the importance of...

Chris Jones, HMI Specialist Advisor for Apprenticeships, Ofsted

The quality of education - The importanc…

Nov 07, 2019 / Podcasts

Over the past three weeks FE News have been running a mini-series on "The Quality of Education", and have the great pleasure to be chatting about this with one of...

New report on life outcomes of vocational students

Growing funding gap between FE and HE me…

Nov 07, 2019 / FE Voices

Further education pathways: Examining the life outcomes of students studying #vocational qualifications A new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI), commissioned by the Health Foundation, which examines the life outcomes...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Coaching Models with Arnie Skelton #14

Nov 06, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Coaching Model Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the fourteenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Coaching Models. In this week's...

Tom Bewick takes sabbatical from FAB dur…

Nov 05, 2019 / FE Voices

Following the formal launch of the UK General Election campaign, the FAB Board has announced that chief executive, Tom Bewick, who is standing for political office in this election as...

Paul Joyce, Deputy Director, Further Education and Skills, Ofsted

What does the new education inspection f…

Nov 02, 2019 / FE Voices

What our new education inspection framework (EIF) means for further education and skills providers. As most of you will be aware, we introduced our new EIF on 1 September. Thanks to...

HSBC Apprentice wins Asian Apprentice of…

Nov 01, 2019 / FE Voices

A career setback leads to success for Khaliqa A young woman who was forced to change career plans was last night recognised for her determination and passion to succeed in a...

Andrea Rowe, Civica’s Principal Consultant,

How can we make sure we build diverse an…

Nov 01, 2019 / FE Voices

By the year 2025, it’s estimated that 75% of the global workforce will be made up of millennials, meaning this group will be in the majority of leadership roles in...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Coaching with Arnie Skelton #13

Nov 01, 2019 / Podcasts

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

Chris Jones, HMI Specialist Advisor for Apprenticeships, Ofsted

Implementation explained by Ofsted's Chr…

Oct 31, 2019 / Podcasts

Over the next three weeks FE News are going to be running a mini series on "The Quality of Education", and have the great pleasure to be chatting about this...

Martin Reid, Director of the Society for Education and Training (SET)

Promoting Professionalism across FE

Oct 30, 2019 / FE Voices

There has been a buzz in the air in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector this autumn and with winter on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to celebrate...

Investigation into university technical …

Oct 30, 2019 / FE Voices

Today (30 Oct) the National Audit Office (NAO) publishes an "Investigation into UTCs" report on university technical colleges. UTCs are a type of free school that focus on providing technical education...

Attracting industry experts to become En…

Oct 29, 2019 / FE Voices

Becoming a successful End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) is no simple task. There are a plethora of things you need to think about, but perhaps most importantly, is how you will recruit...

Stephen Evans, chief executive of Learning and Work Institute

Urgent action needed to fix apprenticesh…

Oct 29, 2019 / FE Voices

Government must urgently reform the apprenticeship levy and provide additional funding to prevent the loss of up to 75,000 apprenticeships at SMEs, according to new research "Bridging the Gap: next steps for the apprenticeship levy", from...

Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (The Institute)

Sir Gerry: Encouraging progress for the …

Oct 28, 2019 / FE Voices

In the 30 months or so that the Institute has been in existence, we have made significant progress in delivering the Government’s technical education reforms. Focusing on apprenticeships first, more than...

Access all areas: Opening doors for appr…

Oct 25, 2019 / FE Voices

In May 2016, the government created a task force to support more people with disabilities to gain access into apprenticeships. Back then, it was reported that just 6% of the workforce reported...

How colleges are improving support for s…

Oct 23, 2019 / FE Voices

There are a number of reasons why a child or young person may require extra support with their learning in college or university, including disabilities or learning difficulties, although every...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

High Impact Language with Arnie Skelton …

Oct 23, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten High Impact Language Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the twelfth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses High Impact Language. In...

Chris Jones, HMI Specialist Advisor for Apprenticeships, Ofsted

The quality of education - Curriculum In…

Oct 22, 2019 / Podcasts

Over the next three weeks FE News are going to be running a mini series on "The Quality of Education", and have the great pleasure to be chatting about this...

Gavin O'Meara, CEO, Founder and Head of Digital at FE News and FE Careers

We need a holistic, joined up view for #…

Oct 18, 2019 / FE Voices

We need a joined up approach for Apprenticeships, Higher Level Apprenticeships are growing, fantastic! ... but at the same time Entry Level Apprenticeships are shrinking by a similar number. We...

An update on the Digital Route Review

Oct 16, 2019 / FE Voices

As Relationship Manager for the Digital Route Review (DRR) it is my role to help the Trailblazer Groups work through the Institute’s recommendations and take a holistic look at the...

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks is ‘trans…

Oct 16, 2019 / FE Voices

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks legacy unveiled as countdown to 2019 initiative Recognising the benefits Bradford’s Manufacturing Weeks are bringing – last year’s event saw 3,000 manufacturing experiences offered to pupils aged 16...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Added Value Language with Arnie Skelton …

Oct 16, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Added Value Language Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the eleventh episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses Added Value Language. In...

Learning and Development are Key to Pros…

Oct 15, 2019 / FE Voices

Many workplaces are excellent examples of how technology can bring enhancements and efficiencies to processes, internal and external engagement and profitability.  Hence, there is a real drive by many governments to...

Home education: a choice or last resort?

Oct 15, 2019 / FE Voices

Home education is often being chosen by parents of children with complex needs as a last resort Children leaving secondary school to be home-educated often have complex needs and some make...

Working tirelessly to ensure the #LoveOu…

Oct 14, 2019 / FE Voices

Why we LOVE our Colleges by London South East Colleges London South East Colleges, its staff, students, apprentices, governors, and a huge range of employers, community and university partners have come...

If a YouTube videos can replace a teache…

Oct 11, 2019 / Podcasts

This week, @FENews have been in Barcelona at #CanvasCon and their EdTech event designed to enhance teaching and learning. This year, the focus has been on lifelong learning and developing skills...

SCHOOLS TO LEARN CASH ALLOCATIONS FOLLOW…

Oct 11, 2019 / FE Voices

Schools across the country are set to find out how they will benefit from the government’s recent multi-billion pound investment in primary and secondary education. New figures, published today, will show...

Dr Jamie Mackay, Employment Expert, MAKEMEAVIDEOCV

Helping young people develop confidence …

Oct 10, 2019 / Podcasts

This week, @FENews have been in Barcelona at #CanvasCon and their EdTech event designed to enhance teaching and learning. This year, the focus has been on lifelong learning and developing skills...

Schools Minister, Lord Agnew

Opportunity North East – £24 million …

Oct 10, 2019 / FE Voices

Lord Agnew Schools North East speech Schools Minister, Lord Agnew, spoke at the Schools North East summit about the Opportunity North East programme on Thursday 10 October:  Good morning and thank you...

Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, Ofsted

How can we ensure public confidence in q…

Oct 10, 2019 / FE Voices

Speech by Sally Collier to the Federation of Awarding Bodies conference, on the role of Ofqual in maintaining public confidence in qualifications: It’s great to be back at FAB and to...

Sam Blyth, Director of Schools and FE, Instructure

Soft skills crisis threatens UK’s futu…

Oct 09, 2019 / FE Voices

If students are to be employable post-education, educators need to prioritise building the kind of critical thinking and emotional intelligence skills that currently form the gap between humans and artificial...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Micro Behaviours by Arnie Skelton #10

Oct 09, 2019 / Podcasts

Top Ten Micro Behaviours Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the tenth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses MICRO BEHAVIOURS. In this podcast Arnie...

How to support gender identity in your workplace

How to support gender identity in your w…

Oct 07, 2019 / FE Voices

How to support gender identity in your workplace – advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula   Gender identity has been a hot topic in the media recently with...

Louise Doyle, director of Mesma

DRIVING THE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AGENDA I…

Oct 07, 2019 / FE Voices

Analysis of Ofsted inspections for apprenticeship provision indicates we still have some way to go to ensure we are getting the basics right – regardless of a new inspection framework...

Which Universities Offer the Best Suppor…

Oct 06, 2019 / FE Voices

When the time comes to pick your university, you will be faced with a plethora of choices. It can be overwhelming at first and there are many factors to consider. Which course...

Bringing #Apprenticeships to the forefro…

Oct 05, 2019 / FE Voices

#ProudToTeach - Drawing on familiarities I’m not sure whether it should have been surprising or not, but I encountered something strangely familiar about my work when I joined the newly formed Institute...

John Gray is Director of Further Education for Emsi

Develop the ambitious, intentional curri…

Oct 04, 2019 / FE Voices

How important is Labour Market Insight in developing a curriculum that meets Ofsted's requirements? I think it's absolutely critical and I think it's become even more important in the minds of...

Making a performance of child developmen…

Oct 04, 2019 / FE Voices

Dr Jenny Hallam, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and Dr Kay Owen, Lecturer in Childhood Studies, of the University of Derby, explain how their work with Derbyshire-based theatre company WinterWalker and...

ESFA Chief Executive, Eileen Milner

ESFA crack down on poor subcontracting p…

Oct 03, 2019 / FE Voices

ESFA Chief Executive writes to post-16 education and training providers to underline the strict subcontractor rules ESFA Chief Executive, Eileen Milner, has today (Thursday, 03 October 2019) written to education and...

Anthony Bravo, Principal and CEO of Basingstoke College Group

Identifying local economic issues and ke…

Oct 03, 2019 / FE Voices

What are your thoughts on the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework, particularly with regard to what is has to say about curriculum? The new inspection framework really suits colleges, particularly vocational...

Using organisational and reflective skil…

Oct 03, 2019 / FE Voices

Reflections of a new SEND manager I thought I had one of the most worthwhile jobs in the sector when I worked in prisons. I was, after all, helping people learn skills...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Networking discussed by Arnie Skelton #9

Oct 02, 2019 / Podcasts

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

Suzanne Duncan, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, East Durham College

Career specific recruitment events have …

Oct 02, 2019 / FE Voices

What do you think Ofsted are hoping to see from colleges when they talk about Curriculum Intent? I think every inspection framework has had an element of intent in terms of...

Sector Response to Tory Party Conference announcements from Gavin Williamson and Thérèse Coffey

Overtaking Germany in the opportunities …

Oct 01, 2019 / FE Voices

Sector Response to Tory Party Conference announcements from Gavin Williamson and Thérèse Coffey This week is the Conversative Party conference, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced £120M for eight new Institute's...

Joe Dromey is deputy director of research and development at Learning and Work Institute

Paid Education Leave: Having time to lea…

Oct 01, 2019 / Podcasts

Talking to  FE News at this year's Labour Party Conference, Joe Dromey, deputy director of research and development at Learning and Work Institute shares his thoughts on the Lifelong Learning Commission...

Gavin O'Meara, Chief Executive and Head of Digital Media, FE News

Using data to support the learner journe…

Oct 01, 2019 / FE Voices

What do you think of the changes Ofsted have brought in with the new inspection framework? I think that the changes, which Ofsted have brought in are really, really interesting, particularly...

Jayne Salford, Digital Project Manager, Novus

Empowering colleagues is the first step …

Sep 30, 2019 / FE Voices

If you don’t innovate you get left behind. That’s a universal truth across all industries, across every sector. Prison education is certainly no exception. That’s why at Novus we have launched our Digital...

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