Who are we?

FE News is the largest online news site dedicated solely for the Further Education, Apprenticeship / Work Based Learning and Employability sector, we have been around for over 17 years (no mean feat for an online business). FE News was established in September 2003, our focus is covering news across the entire sector. FE News is a specialist news site for the sector, in every FE week we provide our support to help build the further education sector.

Our content is free to view, we are a 'green' news provider because we don’t produce a paper-based publication that uses up precious resources. Even our job advertising site www.FEcareers.co.uk is free to view the latest job vacancies (we have more than 1200 job vacancies live per day and more than 650,000 job seeker user sessions per month). Between FE News and FE Careers we have nearly a million page views per month, every month.

Why is FE News 100% Digital?

FE News has always been 100% digital, enabling everyone in the sector access to the content (we do not believe in charging for the sector to read our content).

Until 2014 the FE News HQ was based in Forestry Commission Offices in a working woodland. We were surrounded by woodland, it was amazing, but this was also a working forest and at times areas would be flat felled to harvest the wood crop (hundreds, if not thousands of trees were cut down all at the same time, in the same area). If you have the opportunity to walk into a recently flat felled woodland, we would encourage this (the devastation is immense, it literally takes your breath away, it looks as if a massive bomb has gone off and no birds sing in a flat felled forest)... you will then understand why we at FE News are 100% digital and will never be paper based.

Our ethos.

We work to a strong belief that all of our news should be fair and sector building. We encourage best practice and innovation in the FE sector, to ultimately improve the learner and employers experience.

Our aim back in 2003 and today is to unite the sector to enable us to all work more effectively together to provide greater opportunities for learners. This is no mean task because the Further Education sector is so vast, College, Training Providers, Welfare to Work, Employability, Awarding Organisations, Funding Agencies, Apprenticeships, Prison Education, ESOL, Adult Learning / Education, Learners and Employers - the list can go on and on.

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Our aim is to provide an insight into the latest developments across the sector. We really appreciate the time shared and spared by our column writers - they are the policy makers and innovators of the sector and our audience enjoy weekly insights and pearls of wisdom from these specialists, so they can plan how to best deliver future learning for students.

What type of content do we publish every week?

We have a range of news styles for you to enjoy. This ranges from column writers who are subject matter specialists across the sector, video interviews with speakers from conferences and events - we have published more than 600 video interviews - news analysis of emerging trends across Further Education, Skills and Welfare to Work.

Every FE week we feature specialist column writers who are experts in their respective areas of Further Education. The columnists are experts in their field and set the policy for the sector. Every week FE News column writers provide an insight into the latest policy developments so you can keep your finger right on the pulse.

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Our news site regularly has over 600,000 page loads per month, that is 42,000 unique visitors reading our news stories and video interviews. FE News and our job site FE Careers work in partnership with a broad range of associations across the entire sector.

We also provides access to event information, press releases from across the sector and the largest pool of job vacancies across the Further Education, Skills and Welfare to Work sectors via our job advertising site www.FEcareers.co.uk (this is largest online job advertising site with over 800,000 page loads per month, thats 15000 unique job seeker visitors, with over 1200 live vacancies advertised every day. FE Careers are also regularly finalists for multiple award categories at the Online Recruitment Awards).

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We do not accept funding from any Government funding body.

We remain totally independent. Advertising is the life blood of FE News and FE Careers, without it we could not exist. We want to thank our advertisers for their continued support. To advertise with us click here or to advertise your job vacancies on our career site click here for more information about where you can advertise a single job vacancy for as little as £90 + vat per month when you buy with a credit card online, or £70 + vat for a 30 day invoice option (this is another of our policies for offering the best value to Government funded organisations).

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Further Education News

The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

FE Voices

FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.

Podcasts

We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

Education Video Interviews

FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.

Events

FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

FE Newsrooms

The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

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