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Looking at vocational learning and youth unemployment in Scotland and England

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:33
UK youth unemployment data for this quarter shows a 2.1% decrease on the previous quarter but at 16.9% for 16-24...

Enterprise to become core skill, says college principal

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:27
Enterprise skills will become as important as English and maths as the number of self employed workers rises to its...

Parking the old image

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:45
Imagine a profession where every day poses new challenges, where you talk to people from all walks of life, and...

Can and should FE support #UKStartUps?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:31
This month I am going to talk about a subject incredibly close to my heart, the Self-Employed, Start-Ups and Digital...

FE needs to implement enterprise in education to improve employability skills

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:49
A recent report by Lord Young has highlighted the need to harness the entrepreneurial mind-set of learners through enterprise in...

English GCSE drop overshadows overall rise in grades

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:03
The proportion of pupils getting a grade C or better at GCSE has increased for the first time in three...

Disruption in education on a global scale? ALT annual conference 2014 preview #altc

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:55
With less than 2 weeks to go until this year's annual conference, held at the University of Warwick, I thought...

French A-levels fall to record low

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:18
A lack of foreign language skills is costing the economy £48bn a year as the number of French A-level entries...

Tristram Hunt slams plans to scrap AS levels

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:10
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has accused the government of "turning the clock back on social mobility" through reforms such...

A pathway to greater success

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:11
Charlotte Bosworth, director of skills and employment at exam board OCR outlines a five point charter to drive better connectivity...

Results Day approaches – so what happens next?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:00
A-Level results day – the countdown is on and nerves are running high. This week, thousands of young people across...

Going beyond the syllabus – next steps post 16

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:00
It's a tough time to be young. On the one hand youths in the UK have never had more opportunities....

Results alone will not fill the skills gap

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:05
It's that time of year again; a time when thousands of young people up and down the country will be...

A letter to the new Skills Minister

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:16
The Government ministerial reshuffle last month brought in a wave of female talent to the Cabinet. This is very welcome....

A quarter of young people face insufficient careers advice

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:44
Nearly one in four school and college leavers did not have enough information to make informed choices about their next...

Tips for new teachers and trainers

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:03
I'm often asked what tips I would give to anyone entering the FE and skills sector as a new teacher...

43% of employers expect skills crisis in 12 months

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:45
Employers must act now to avoid a skills crisis as a new poll shows 43% of them believe it could...

Hectic summer for FE

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:30
Traditionally we think of the summer months as being quieter in the education world; a lull before the excitement of...

Government recommends 50% online provision by 2017

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:00
There is one part of the government response to the FELTAG (http://feltag.org.uk/)recommendations that has really got teachers and managers...

Trade Unions: Tories get tough with further reforms

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:31
Strike action is on the face of it difficult for employees to participate in given that employees will be in...