Articles from Kirstie Donnelly

Lifetime Skills Guarantee: Creative thinking needed to address vast skills and jobs challenges that lie ahead

Following the Government "Lifetime Skills Guarantee" announcement that adults in England without an A-level or equivalent will be offered a fully funded college course, Kirstie Donnelly MBE, CEO at City & Guilds Group, responds:

FE Whitepaper: Why a ‘German style’ system is not the silver bullet solution to improving our FE system

At a recent House of Commons Education Select Committee roundtable event I attended, the discussion turned to the benefits of adopting a ‘German style’ FE system here in the UK. While now is absolutely the time to be looking at the vital changes we need to make to futureproof our FE and skills system, I have never believed in trying to import another country’s education system wholesale, in particular because it has been developed to tackle different skills needs and operate in an entirely different ecosystem.

Making a commitment to be held accountable for meaningful change

@CityandGuilds Groups's very own interpretation of the Theory of Change  Yesterday (20 Apr) we published our baseline Social Impact Report. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of; our very own interpretation of the Theory of Change. A robust framework by which we can evidence how everything we do across City & Guilds Group is helping people into secure and sustained employment, making businesses stronger, and producing skilled and productive societies.

We must not sacrifice delivering high quality skills and assessments

Concerns over #TLevels and Apprenticeships amid #Covid_19  Calling for a clear connected vision for FE and skills, urging the government to work with FAB to help advise on the most appropriate methods of assessment during the current crisis, Kirstie Donnelly, CEO, City & Guilds Group, has said:

Coronavirus: Urgent clarity on apprenticeships and skills system needed

We have all seen the school closures and exam cancellations announced this week due to #Coronavirus. However, we have been given very little information about the measures being taken to protect and support apprenticeship programmes and our vital skills system.


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