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Sector response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget 2017
Today (22nd November) the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the budget. Further Education and Skills were...
Podcast with Beej on using the 'Growth Mindset' principals to develop new provision
We chat with Beej Kaczmarczyk Director at the Learning Curve group and founder of E-memoir about alternate...
Podcast with Alastair Campbell on mental health and well being for leaders
We chat with Alastair Campbell about mental health and well being for Leaders. Alastair who...
Reaching for the moon: pioneering apprenticeships in the US
In November 2017, OneFile co-founder and director, Susanna Lawson, attended the Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum...
A view from the States: Noah and Emily share what is happening across the pond
We recorded two podcasts at the Association of Colleges (AoC) conference with J. Noah Brown,...
Sector response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget 2017
Sector response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Bud...
Podcast with Beej on using the 'Growth Mindset' principals to develop new provision
Podcast with Beej on using the 'Growth Mindset...
Podcast with Alastair Campbell on mental health and well being for leaders
Podcast with Alastair Campbell on mental healt...
Reaching for the moon: pioneering apprenticeships in the US
Reaching for the moon: pioneering apprenticesh...
A view from the States: Noah and Emily share what is happening across the pond
A view from the States: Noah and Emily share w...

 

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The Sector Responds to the Budget

Sector response to the Chancellor’s Autu…

Nov 22, 2017 / FE Voices

Today (22nd November) the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the budget. Further Education and Skills were key to this budget, against a backdrop of reduced economic growth and Brexit. The Chancellor...

Beej chats about Growth Mindset

Podcast with Beej on using the 'Growth M…

Nov 22, 2017 / Podcasts

We chat with Beej Kaczmarczyk Director at the Learning Curve group and founder of E-memoir about alternate ways of growing the sector and the 'Growth Mindset' model. The Growth Mindset model was...

Podcast with Alastair Campbell on mental…

Nov 21, 2017 / Podcasts

We chat with Alastair Campbell about mental health and well being for Leaders. Alastair who is a Time to Change Ambassador, which is a charity set up to end mental...

Reaching for the moon: pioneering appren…

Nov 21, 2017 / FE Voices

In November 2017, OneFile co-founder and director, Susanna Lawson, attended the Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum in Washington, DC. Here are some insights from her trip. Last week I attended my third...

A view from the States: Noah and Emily s…

Nov 20, 2017 / Podcasts

We recorded two podcasts at the Association of Colleges (AoC) conference with J. Noah Brown, President and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in the USA and...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 17th November

Nov 17, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday 17th November, where we take a look back through time at the year: 2016: How might the move to End Point Assessment impact upon Apprenticeships? by Richard Marsh, Apprenticeships...

Beej chats about the Advanced Learner Loans market

Podcast with Beej about the drivers arou…

Nov 16, 2017 / Podcasts

We chat with Beej Kaczmarczyk Director at the Learning Curve group and founder of E-memoir about Advanced Learner Loans at the Association of Colleges annual conference. Beej particularly highlights the different...

Alison Birkinshaw podcast

AoC President Alison Birkinshaw discusse…

Nov 16, 2017 / FE Voices

We sat down to record a podcast with AoC President and Principal of York College Alison Birkinshaw at this year's Association of College's annual conference in Birmingham. Alison chats about the importance...

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

Podcast with Ofsted's Paul Joyce

Nov 14, 2017 / Podcasts

We recorded a podcast with Paul Joyce, Deputy Director of Further Education and Skills at Ofsted at the AoC Annual conference. We were given a series of questions by our...

Amanda Spielman, OFSTED Chief Inspector

Amanda Spielman speech to Association of…

Nov 14, 2017 / FE Voices

Amanda Spielman today (14 Nov) addressing the Association of Colleges annual conference, There could scarcely be a more appropriate moment to be talking to you about further education and skills: a...

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn at the AoC Annual Conferen…

Nov 14, 2017 / FE Voices

Jeremy Corbyn addressing the Association of Colleges Annual Conference in his speech today (14 Nov), Thank you for inviting me here today to your annual conference in Birmingham. I want...

David Hughes is the Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges

AoC's David Hughes Discusses Brexit and …

Nov 14, 2017 / Podcasts

AoC's David Hughes Discusses Brexit and GCSE's   We catch up with David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges at the AoC Annual conference.   We recorded a podcast with David where we...

Skills Minister, Anne Milton's AoC opening speech

Skills Minister, Anne Milton's AoC openi…

Nov 14, 2017 / FE Voices

We recorded Skills Minister Anne Milton's opening speech at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference.   During her speech Mrs Milton said: “further education is central to the challenge of delivering a...

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College

A Therapeutic Trip To The AoC

Nov 13, 2017 / FE Voices

It is that time of year when in the middle of juggling the key FE priorities the ‘gathering of the clans’ event heralds itself. Yes, it’s the Association of Colleges...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 10th November

Nov 10, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday 10th November, where we take a look back through time at the year: 2016: Young People with Below Average Academic Attainment by Paul Eeles, Chief Executive of the Skills and...

Ben Sweetman, Business Development Director at QA

Ben Sweetman: Challenges for expanding h…

Nov 10, 2017 / FE Voices

QA is a specialist, we work in technology, digital business, that’s been our heritage for 25 years, and we started diversifying into apprenticeships and higher education about 10 years ago...

Professor Timothy Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Exeter

Initial experiences of creating and deli…

Nov 09, 2017 / FE Voices

Professor Timothy Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Exeter, addressing the Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for higher and degree apprenticeships - expansion, integration and standards I want to...

Judith is principal and chief executive of Gateshead College

Call for government to invest in more te…

Nov 08, 2017 / FE Voices

A leading North East college has called on the Government to put greater focus on technical, vocational education to ensure local businesses get the skilled workers they need. Gateshead College is...

Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, CMI

Further progression - developing Masters…

Nov 08, 2017 / FE Voices

Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, CMI, addressing the Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for higher and degree apprenticeships - expansion, integration and standards Firstly, why management?...

Sue Husband, the Director of the National Apprenticeship Service

Recognition for outstanding contribution…

Nov 07, 2017 / FE Voices

THE special contribution of a woman who spends every day of her working life as a champion of apprenticeships has been recognised. Sue Husband, the Director of the National Apprenticeship Service...

GIllian Keegan, Member of Parliament for Chichester

First degree level apprentice in the Hou…

Nov 07, 2017 / FE Voices

Gillian Keegan MP, addressing the Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for higher and degree apprenticeships - expansion, integration and standards I’m the Member of Parliament for Chichester but I’ve...

SKILLS PAYS THE BILLS!

Nov 06, 2017 / FE Voices

The jobs are there, however the lack of employees with the right skills is having a detrimental affect on the growth of the UK production industry. Fashion Enter & FashionCapital...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 3rd November

Nov 03, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday 3rd November, where we take a look back through time at the year: 2016: Degree Apprenticeships and the new pathway into Higher Education by Steve Hill, External Engagement Director...

More flexibility needed in apprenticeshi…

Nov 01, 2017 / FE Voices

Training leaders are calling on the government to urgently take forward the skills minister’s own acknowledgement that a more flexible approach is needed if the apprenticeship reforms are going to...

New Independent Advisory Group report on…

Oct 31, 2017 / FE Voices

Business and education leaders demand coherent reform from Government to meet pressing skills challenges A major new report, published today (31 Oct) by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and Pearson, urges...

Daniel Lally, Levy Business Consultant, Seetec

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE …

Oct 27, 2017 / FE Voices

BUT British Businesses Need Guidance From The Government And Some Tough Decisions Need To Be Made To Make A Real Difference Many claim that the Apprenticeship Levy is a disaster and...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 27th October

Oct 27, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday 27th October, where we take a look back through time at the year: 2016: Apprenticeship end-point assessment is at a critical juncture – don’t lose sight of the...

Nurse apprenticeships to begin September…

Oct 23, 2017 / FE Voices

Nursing apprenticeships are to be offered by nine further universities in England from September 2018, following a national funding announcement. The group of universities has been given a share of £4.9...

Students need the ‘sustain’ ability

Oct 23, 2017 / FE Voices

Iain Patton, CEO at the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), talks to representatives from the education, business and sustainability sectors about megatrends in education. Sustainability is fast becoming the...

Jacquie Mutter, Chief Executive, OCN London

Age should not matter. How to address th…

Oct 23, 2017 / FE Voices

The numbers of mature part-time and full-time learners in higher education has declined by 61 per cent since 2010, according to recent research from the Office of Fair Access (OFFA). The...

Team UK win 20 medals in Abu Dhabi

Team UK win 20 Medals and finish 10th in…

Oct 20, 2017 / FE Voices

Team UK has triumphed picking up no less than 20 medals, 1 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze and 13 medallions of excellence at a spectacular closing ceremony in front of...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 20th October

Oct 20, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday 20th October, where we take a look back through time at the year: 2016: Across the Pond – 3aaa USA are Go! by Peter Marples, Joint Owner of 3aaa...

Strong incentives for employers to parti…

Oct 18, 2017 / FE Voices

In the study, People and Policy: A comparative study of apprenticeship, researchers from Oxford University's Department of Education have for the first time reviewed apprenticeship participation on a global scale...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 13th October

Oct 13, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday 13th October, where we take a look back through time at the year: 2016: Goodbye Sub-Contracting, Hello Partnerships by Roger Francis, Director, Creative Learning Partners Ltd 2015: New term, new demand...

The future for FE – a vision for the nex…

Oct 12, 2017 / FE Voices

Paul McKean, head of FE and skills at Jisc, the education sector’s technology solutions not-for-profit, discusses how colleges and skills providers can become efficient and financially stable, while also providing an...

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College

Change Of Storm On The Horizon

Oct 12, 2017 / FE Voices

The magnitude of change and to some extent unanswered questions on the horizon point to an uncertain future for the FE sector. It is astonishing that, as a sector with the...

Richard Marsh, Apprenticeship Partnership Director: Kaplan Financial

Kaplan response: Institute for Apprentic…

Oct 10, 2017 / FE Voices

Kaplan response: Institute for Apprenticeships draft Quality Statement We have decided to publish our response to this consultation because: we feel that it is important that there is public debate about this...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 6th October

Oct 06, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where we take a look back through time at the 6th October in the year: 2016: An exciting and positive development for digital skills by Susan Easton, Head of...

David Kitchen is Managing Director of the specialist FE Consulting firm The Leadership Team.

Levy Paying Employers v Training Provide…

Oct 05, 2017 / FE Voices

Business Sense by The Leadership Team The ‘big bang’ was due to happen on 1st May 2017. Employers now paying into their digital account and in the absence of the expected...

How can we provide a diverse economy whe…

Oct 04, 2017 / FE Voices

The news last week that the proportion of students taking arts subjects has fallen to its lowest level in a decade cause alarm. As the arts curriculum narrows, so does...

GOVERNMENT FREEZES TUITION FEES TO EASE …

Oct 02, 2017 / FE Voices

The announcement that the Government is to freeze tuition fees at £9,250 and lift the income level that triggers loan repayments to £25,000 is obviously helpful – but no-one should...

Education Secretary Justine Greening

New education and skills measures announ…

Oct 02, 2017 / FE Voices

Education Secretary outlines plans to provide opportunity for all and ensure we have the skills needed for a modern, post-Brexit economy. Education Secretary Justine Greening has yesterday (1 Oct) announced a series...

Alison Birkinshaw is the President of the Association of Colleges and Principal of York College

Negative marketing damages reputation

Oct 02, 2017 / FE Voices

We’ve all seen negative marketing, the comparison adverts, the schools that put up league tables of GCSE results in order to attract students from a neighbouring competitor.  Indeed, some colleges...

David Hughes is the Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges

Decades of cuts cannot continue

Sep 29, 2017 / FE Voices

Colleges are transformational – they help people make the most of their talents and ambitions and drive social mobility; they help businesses improve productivity and drive economic growth; they are...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 29th September

Sep 29, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where we take a look back through time at the 29th September in the year: 2016: It’s our duty to use digital data if it supports learners by Phil...

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Time to invest in our future: what the B…

Sep 28, 2017 / FE Voices

As the Conservatives prepare for their first conference since the General Election, speculation is rife over the personalities in the government and its direction of travel. Beyond this, the November...

Chairman Ken Hills and CEO Andy Palmer

What Happened? learndirect board Q&A…

Sep 27, 2017 / FE Voices

Q1   Why did standards dip within learndirect leading to the poor Ofsted report? A1 It is the board’s belief that much of the press coverage fails to understand the complexities of...

Chairman Ken Hills and CEO Andy Palmer

learndirect responds to sensational medi…

Sep 27, 2017 / FE Voices

learndirect Limited, the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services has appointed PR consultancy Media House International to help counter the misconceptions and ill-informed debate that currently surrounds...

Young people deserve more contact time

Sep 27, 2017 / FE Voices

The education of young people is important not only to individuals, but to this country as a whole. To be a prosperous UK, particularly in a post-Brexit world, we need to...

Alison Birkinshaw is the President of the Association of Colleges and Principal of York College

Education Funding – You Get What You Pay…

Sep 25, 2017 / FE Voices

You will have heard the saying ‘price is what you pay, value is what you get’.  Well, various reports have recently highlighted the fact that our students aged 16-19 get...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 22nd September

Sep 22, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where we take a look back through time at the 22nd September in the year: 2016: Devolution and localism: what will happen to colleges? by David Corke, Director of...

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Apprenticeships as driver of social mobi…

Sep 21, 2017 / FE Voices

The unintended consequences of the Apprenticeship Reforms on the social equality of the young and the most disadvantaged. Time to act before a generation is lost. The apprenticeship reforms have...

Garry Phillips, CEO of West London College

Up to two thirds of businesses who quali…

Sep 20, 2017 / FE Voices

Millions of pounds of apprenticeship levy money, aimed at increasing the vocational skills of the nation, is apparently going unused by businesses.  According to new research by Evolve Learning Group Ltd and West London College only one in three (32%)of employers who...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 15th September

Sep 15, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where we take a look back through time at the 15th September in the year: 2016: Functional Skills Funding – The Achilles’ Heel Of The Apprenticeship Reforms? by Roger...

Retaining and developing the teaching wo…

Sep 12, 2017 / FE Voices

Today, (12 Sept), the National Audit Office (NAO) has published their report, "Retaining and developing the teaching workforce" on teacher recruitment and retention. Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National...

Jill Whittaker, FCA, Managing Director, HIT Training

Don't spoil the ship for an ha’peth of t…

Sep 11, 2017 / FE Voices

Falling learner numbers, Ofsted inspections in the news for all the wrong reasons, pauses and restarts to the ESFA tendering process… anyone would think that the apprenticeship market is in...

Mark Farrar, Chief Executive, AAT

Autumn Budget 2017: the Apprenticeship L…

Sep 11, 2017 / FE Voices

The Autumn Budget is scheduled to take place in November; the first Autumn Budget held since 1996. Ahead of this, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has written to Chancellor Phillip...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! 8th September

Sep 08, 2017 / FE Voices

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where we take a look back through time at the 8th September in the year: 2016: Apprentices can earn up to 270% more over their lifetime than university...

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Time to tackle burning injustice of disa…

Sep 07, 2017 / FE Voices

Today (7 Sept), Learning and Work Institute launch "Opportunity For All", a collection of essays by leading thinkers on increasing employment opportunities for disabled people. With an employment rate gap...

Paul Thorn is the Managing Director of School-Toilets.co.uk

Wudu washing: is your college catering t…

Sep 05, 2017 / FE Voices

Islam is the second largest religion in the UK, with Muslim people making up around 5% of the total population. For that reason, it’s important to make sure that students...

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