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Getting skills right: How businesses can help design our new T Levels
Providing young people with a high-quality education — technical or academic — is vital for them, it’s vital for...
T Levels being shunned by top universities
I’m not surprised that the new technical qualification, the T Level, is being shunned by...
The college leavers guide to employment in 2018
Will Potterton of Leavers Hoodies looks at how university and college leavers can enter employment. Youth...
Peter Marples discusses the MSP and how to become a strategic training partner to large employers
FE News caught up with 3aaa's Peter Marples at a Levy conference they held in...
Raise national numeracy rates to improve life chances
I am Les Khan an adult basic numeracy specialist. As a result of a career...
Getting skills right: How businesses can help design our new T Levels
Getting skills right: How businesses can help ...
T Levels being shunned by top universities
T Levels being shunned by top universities
The college leavers guide to employment in 2018
The college leavers guide to employment in 201...
Peter Marples discusses the MSP and how to become a strategic training partner to large employers
Peter Marples discusses the MSP and how to bec...
Raise national numeracy rates to improve life chances
Raise national numeracy rates to improve life ...

 

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Skills Minister Anne Milton

Getting skills right: How businesses can…

May 28, 2018 / FE Voices

Providing young people with a high-quality education — technical or academic — is vital for them, it’s vital for business and it’s vital for our economy. That is why the introduction of T levels, a...

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

New T Levels mark a revolution in techni…

May 27, 2018 / FE Voices

The first 52 colleges and post-16 providers to teach new T Levels were named today (27 May) as Education Secretary Damian Hinds set out his vision for a world-class technical...

Stephen Spriggs, Managing Director, William Clarence Education

T Levels being shunned by top universiti…

May 27, 2018 / FE Voices

I’m not surprised that the new technical qualification, the T Level, is being shunned by top universities. The Department for Education (DfE) may describe the T Levels as “world class”...

The college leavers guide to employment …

May 25, 2018 / FE Voices

Will Potterton of Leavers Hoodies looks at how university and college leavers can enter employment. Youth employment has been a cause for concern over the past decade, with evidence of rising...

Pete Marples explains the MSP model

Peter Marples discusses the MSP and how …

May 24, 2018 / Podcasts

FE News caught up with 3aaa's Peter Marples at a Levy conference they held in Wembley on the 15th May. We chatted with Pete about some strategies on how to...

Les Khan an adult basic numeracy specialist

Raise national numeracy rates to improve…

May 24, 2018 / FE Voices

I am Les Khan an adult basic numeracy specialist. As a result of a career change I elected to teach within a further education setting, focusing upon teaching numeracy. As a...

AELP's Mark Dawe on End Point Assessment and Workforce development

Podcast with AELP's Mark Dawe on End Poi…

May 23, 2018 / Podcasts

We catch up with Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) for a series of podcasts around the developing World of Apprenticeships. This is...

Looking for inspirational adult learners…

May 23, 2018 / FE Voices

Brighton based TV production company Factory Films, who produced BBC Bitesize shows such as Physics, maths and Art & Design are looking for inspirational adult learners to take part in...

Neil Wolstenholme, Chairman, Kloodle

Could the solution to the Productivity P…

May 23, 2018 / FE Voices

Over the past decade, we’ve seen record levels of employment. But the amount each worker produces in the UK has hardly changed. Despite the improvements in technology, transport and knowledge...

6 rules to follow to remain compliant po…

May 21, 2018 / FE Voices

For the past few months, GDPR has been a much talked about subject. So you will not have failed to notice that on the 25th May 2018, the General Data...

Paul Warner, Director of Research and Development, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Address the drop in apprenticeship start…

May 21, 2018 / FE Voices

Paul Warner addressing the Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar: Improving participation and diversity in apprenticeships - tackling skills gaps, raising awareness and supporting under-represented groups Apprenticeships have undergone a huge system change over...

Stephen Evans, CEO, Learning and Work Institute

.@LearnWorkUK respond to the government’…

May 18, 2018 / FE Voices

Funding for apprentices with additional needs  Learning and Work Institute (L&W) was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to explore the effectiveness of funding to support apprentices with a learning...

Petra Wilton, director of strategy for the Chartered Management Institute

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May …

May 17, 2018 / FE Voices

DfE today (17 May) published their statistics covering latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments, and apprenticeship levy information. Between August 2017 and February 2018 there were 232,700 apprenticeship starts...

Mike Thompson, Head of Apprenticeships at Barclays

Apprentices contribute huge productivity…

May 17, 2018 / FE Voices

The Apprenticeship Levy a Year On. Over a year has passed since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and it is no exaggeration to say that discussion surrounding the policy’s success...

How to Attract International Students

May 17, 2018 / FE Voices

International students make up a large part of any university or college. These students are great to have as they bring a sense of diversity to your university as well...

Improving productivity: Not a matter of …

May 16, 2018 / FE Voices

This morning (16 May) the ONS released its flash estimate for UK productivity from January to March of this year. Improving productivity is not simply a matter of stuffing more...

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

#NationalNumeracyDay Boosting your numer…

May 16, 2018 / FE Voices

It is National Numeracy Day – a day to celebrate the importance of maths as well as helping people to sharpen their skills and build their confidence in the subject. To...

5 ways employers can support the mental …

May 14, 2018 / FE Voices

Happy and healthy employees are the most effective employees, so every employer should take mental health seriously. That doesn’t just mean providing gym memberships, stress management classes or fresh fruit...

Damian Burdin, Chief Executive at Progress to Excellence Ltd

Latest funding reforms could create more…

May 14, 2018 / FE Voices

The door to giving greater flexibility for employers to help close skills gaps has been opened with the latest update to the Apprenticeship Funding Reforms. Employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy...

Tony Allen, CEO, AAS Ltd

External Quality Assurance…will it reall…

May 14, 2018 / FE Voices

High quality will mean that those undertaking apprenticeships have confidence that the skills they are learning will help them succeed, progress and thrive.  And it means that employers will see...

Stephen Lambert is a Newcastle City Councillor and a community governor for Newcastle City Learn – the adult education service.

Actually @DamianHinds, social mobility i…

May 11, 2018 / FE Voices

Durham University recently (27 Mar) published research on grammar schools and on the attainment of pupils at selective schools comparative to non-selective schools. Amongst its key points, the report "Grammar...

Study Finds Employee Well-being Boosts P…

May 11, 2018 / FE Voices

EMPLOYEE morale doesn’t just promote loyalty but it can actually improve how effective and productive employees are in their role, according to new research. A survey of 1,024 UK workers, by...

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb

.@NickGibbUK speech at launch of Midland…

May 10, 2018 / FE Voices

School Minister Nick Gibb marks another milestone in the drive to ensure children from all backgrounds reach their potential. It is a pleasure to be at the launch of the Midland Knowledge...

Elliot Gowans, VP EMEA & LATAM, D2L

Why apprenticeships also need technology…

May 10, 2018 / FE Voices

Recently it was announced that the number of apprenticeships in the UK fell by 24 percent in the first six months of the academic year. Indeed, official figures from the...

Peter Ryder, Company Director of Rockborn Management Consultants

It’s time to look after the grown-ups

May 09, 2018 / FE Voices

Way back in the mists of time there was a concept called ‘Lifelong Learning’. The premise was simple, you were never too old to learn, and there was value in...

Education Committee

The Government’s Green Paper on Mental H…

May 09, 2018 / FE Voices

Green Paper on Child Mental Health is unambitious and leaves hundreds of thousands without proper care, say Committees The Government's proposed Green Paper on Transforming Children and Young People's Mental...

Chris Thomson, Education Consultant and former sixth form college principal.

Keep it simple, Stupid!

May 08, 2018 / FE Voices

As Muhammad Ali told the interviewer: “Whatever ‘truculent’ means, if that’s good, I’m that.” It can be much the same with ‘management theory’. The buzz-words sound good even when the meaning...

The 5 Biggest Challenges Of The Fourth I…

May 08, 2018 / FE Voices

A rapidly growing economy and a modern world brings with it a range of advantages and benefits. But the risks should not be forgotten about either. As today’s workplace becomes...

Susanna Lawson, co-founder and director of OneFile

Diversity in the NHS - following the foo…

May 04, 2018 / FE Voices

As a member of the BAME Apprenticeship Alliance advisory panel, I see the work that goes into promoting diversity in apprenticeships, and the huge difference it makes for people across the country.   At the moment, only 10%...

Opening the red box: The urgent issues a…

May 04, 2018 / FE Voices

Tipped as a safe pair of hands, the new Secretary of Secretary for State for Housing, Communities and Local Government seems to have all the attributes the Prime Ministers likes...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! May

May 04, 2018 / FE Voices

Welcome to this month's Flashback Friday, where we take a look back through time at the most read May article, in the year: 2017: £200m falling as gently as snow : Levy...

Peter Marples, Group Chief Operating Officer, 3aaa Apprenticeships

MSP – Coming to a Levy Paying Client nea…

May 03, 2018 / FE Voices

I’m not steeped in the history of HR procurement through Managed Service Providers (MSP) arrangements and contracts, but it has been a well established vehicle for procurement and delivered a...

Charlotte Bosworth, Managing Director Innovate Awarding

How to deliver the new End Point Assessm…

May 03, 2018 / FE Voices

The introduction of End Point Assessment (EPA) into new Apprenticeship standards brings a fresh challenge for apprentices, employers and, in particular, Assessors. However, as many Apprentice Assessment Organisations (AAOs) are...

Stephen Spriggs, Managing Director, William Clarence Education

Is the higher education family heading f…

May 02, 2018 / FE Voices

As universities wait to hear if the government is going to slash tuition fees – and thus their income – in a bid to win young voters, the rumour rippling...

Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO, Youth Employment UK CIC

Why we have not yet solved youth unemplo…

May 02, 2018 / FE Voices

The recent government statistics showing that the UK is enjoying the highest levels of employment on record, masks the reality of the alarming rise in ‘hidden’ youth unemployment. Young people, often...

Charlynne Pullen, Head of Data and Evaluation, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

Why data, evidence and evaluation matter…

May 02, 2018 / FE Voices

  Good policy-making and strategy building always has to start with data, evidence and evaluation – the bricks and mortar that keep the policy framework together. The Further Education (FE) and...

Peter Marples, Group Chief Operating Officer, 3aaa Apprenticeships

Time for a Radical Rethink about the Rol…

May 01, 2018 / FE Voices

I have been widely criticised in the past for being Anti College. Let me set the record straight; they do amazing work. I am a product of the FE System...

.@BESAGroup says levy is not to blame fo…

May 01, 2018 / FE Voices

Teething problems with the Apprenticeship Levy are not the main reason for disappointing apprenticeship numbers, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). A 25% fall in apprenticeship starts this year...

Verity Davidge, Head of Education and Skills Policy, EEF

Manufacturers support the Government’s a…

Apr 30, 2018 / FE Voices

EEF represents some of the best manufacturing and engineering apprenticeship employers there are. Apprenticeships in our sector are very much the gold standard apprenticeships – known for their quality. Apprenticeships...

Andrew Walker, Managing Director at TQUK

End-Point Assessment: Crisis? What Crisi…

Apr 30, 2018 / FE Voices

Remember that final scene in the 1969 Michael Caine movie The Italian Job, the perfect heist has been pulled off, they’re driving off into the mountains and then all of...

Unique advantages of studying as a matur…

Apr 27, 2018 / FE Voices

You’re never too old to learn, study or train. In fact, statistics show the number of mature students – those aged 21 or over – starting first-time first degrees in...

Seamless on-programme planning for appre…

Apr 27, 2018 / FE Voices

This article by Hilary Read looks at where to begin when planning a curriculum of vocational teaching and learning for the on-programme element of apprenticeship standards. It is an update...

Louise Doyle, director of Mesma and senior associate at SDN

CALLS FOR ‘NEW EDUCATION COMMUNITIES OF …

Apr 26, 2018 / FE Voices

Louise Doyle, director of Mesma and senior associate at SDN, is calling for ‘new education communities of good practice’, unrestrained by the age or ability of the children or adults being taught. Speaking...

John Green, Chief Operating Officer, System Group

#GDPR: IS YOUR TRAINING PROVIDER BATTLE …

Apr 25, 2018 / FE Voices

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will shake up data privacy regulations, but John Green, chief operating officer at training provider System Group, believes many in the transport and logistics sector...

How Much Will Your Degree Earn You? Grad…

Apr 25, 2018 / FE Voices

As final year students prepare to enter the workforce, Fresh Student Living compares the difference in salaries across various industries in the UK to reveal the most valuable degrees. New research...

Mark Corden, Head of Apprenticeships, Specsavers

Levy Investment Conundrum: Degree or L2 …

Apr 25, 2018 / FE Voices

Back in 2016, Specsavers Apprenticeships used to be simple. An 'entry' level Apprenticeship for young people in our retail stores.  Whether you call it Foundation or Level 2 or just Apprenticeship, it...

Keith Smith, Director of Apprenticeships, Education & Skills Funding Agency

Apprenticeship reforms to ensure the hig…

Apr 24, 2018 / FE Voices

  Quality is at the heart of the changes we are making to the apprenticeship system. Our aim has been to fundamentally reform what apprenticeships are, and the long-term opportunities they...

UK must support lifelong learning to be …

Apr 23, 2018 / FE Voices

The increasing sophistication of automated systems will have far-reaching implications for work and employment, and governments should be ready for upheaval. "WHO IS READY FOR THE COMING WAVE OF AUTOMATION?...

Class dismissed: Getting in and getting on in further and higher education

#ClassDismissed NUS Poverty Commission r…

Apr 23, 2018 / FE Voices

The NUS Poverty Commission today (23 Apr) published their report, "Class dismissed: Getting in and getting on in further and higher education".  NUS established the Poverty Commission to bring issues of...

Neil Wolstenholme, Chairman, Kloodle

I Say, Old Sport, Better Careers Advice …

Apr 23, 2018 / FE Voices

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one . . . just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” Nick’s father from The...

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

Post 18 - An Opportunity Not To Be Derai…

Apr 23, 2018 / FE Voices

Reports in the media of underspent adult allocations by colleges, and conversely colleges who have over delivered being denied money, makes very poor reading for funding allocations. Common sense has...

5 of the Most Useful Apprenticeships for…

Apr 20, 2018 / FE Voices

After Brexit, there are many challenges that Britain is facing on a daily basis and a lack of a sufficiently skilled labour force is one of the most prominent ones...

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

The Levy is a step forward, it's time to…

Apr 20, 2018 / FE Voices

We have consistently highlighted the risks around unequal access and inconsistent quality that Reform's report on the Apprenticeship Levy, "The Great Training Robbery: assessing the first year of the apprenticeship...

Tom Richmond, Senior Research Fellow at the Reform Think Tank

The introduction of the levy has diminis…

Apr 20, 2018 / FE Voices

This is part 5 and the final section on the FE News daily analysis of the Reform report on the Apprenticeship Levy. Now that the apprenticeship levy has completed its first...

The Apprenticeship Levy: What is it good…

Apr 19, 2018 / FE Voices

As we take a moment to look back on the past year of Apprenticeship Levy funding, amid mixed reports and opinions in the press, could it be time for employers...

Tom Richmond, Senior Research Fellow at the Reform Think Tank

How the levy has affected providers. Par…

Apr 19, 2018 / FE Voices

This is part 4 of a daily analysis of the Reform report on the Apprenticeship Levy that FE News are running this week. Not only is it important to gain the...

David Willett, Director of Corporate Sales, The Open University.

Making the Apprenticeship Levy work for …

Apr 18, 2018 / FE Voices

We’re one year on from the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and we have a lot to reflect on: more than £1.39 billion has been paid in by large employers...

Tom Richmond, Senior Research Fellow at the Reform Think Tank

How the levy has affected employers. Par…

Apr 18, 2018 / FE Voices

This is part 3 of a daily analysis of the Reform report on the Apprenticeship Levy that FE News are running this week. Maintaining the support of the business community for...

Tom Richmond, Senior Research Fellow at the Reform Think Tank

The impact of the levy on apprenticeship…

Apr 17, 2018 / FE Voices

This is part 2 of a daily analysis of the Reform report on the Apprenticeship Levy that FE News are running this week. Having considered the number of people starting an apprenticeship since...

Petra Wilton reflects on the anniversary of the Apprenticeship Levy

Leading employers are recognising how ma…

Apr 17, 2018 / FE Voices

An Anniversary of Apprenticeships. As we celebrate the first anniversary of the new Apprenticeship Levy, it’s timely to use the occasion to celebrate what’s working whilst also reflecting on what more...

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