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Peter Lauener to head SFA and EFA

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:24
Education Funding Agency (EFA) chief executive Peter Lauener is set to also head the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) from next...

PAC launches education participation review

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:24
The Public Accounts Committee has launched a new inquiry into education and training participation for 16-18 year olds. It will look...

G4S joins Trailblazers scheme

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:14
Security services firm G4S has joined the government's Apprenticeship Trailblazers initiative to help develop new industry-specific skills. The move will address...

157 Group launches FE college vision report

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
The 157 Group association of colleges has unveiled its vision for the future of FE policy, centred on stable structures,...

We can improve employability in the UK

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:33
How can we be sure that a young person has the skills businesses are looking for before they leave education?...

Government announces trailblazers expansion

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:12
More than 700 employers are to help design 76 new Apprenticeships as part of the trailblazers scheme, the government has...

Apprenticeships – the buzz word of the party conference season

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:07
As the 3 major political parties begin to set their sights on the General Election, which is now less than...

Half of women would consider remaining childless over career risk

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:38
Half of women would consider not having children because of the risk it might pose to their career, according to...

Dear Editor - Ofqual responds to VQ criticism

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:39
In [a recent article 'Colleges must start delivering relevant courses with good careers advice (featured-article/colleges-must-start-delivering-relevant-courses-with-good-careers-advice)', NEF: The Innovation Institute CEO]...

LEP chairman on working locally

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:34
Alex Pratt, chairman of the LEP Network, talks to FE News at the Autumn AELP Conference about the development of...

SFA's Karen Woodward: preparing for transitional funding arrangements

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:50
FE News interviews Karen Woodward, deputy director of Apprenticeships and Employer Implementation Policy at Skills Funding Agency, shortly before her...

Kirstie Donnelly talks about raising standards and promoting innovation

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:05
FE News catches up with Kirstie Donnelly, UK managing director at City Guilds, at the AELP Autumn Conference. Ms...

AELP's Stewart Segal covers traineeships, careers advice and more

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:50
FE News talks to Stewart Segal, chief executive of the Association of Employment Learning Providers (AELP), at...

Skills Minister Nick Boles on employer contributions, functional skills and careers advice

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:46
FE News catches up with Nick Boles, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities at the AELP Autumn Conference. The...

Where are the FE Thought Leaders that are building 21st Century assets?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:54
Think Tank, after Think Tank. I leave impressed, inspired, slightly doubtful and always more connected. One of the aspects of...

Raising aspirations with project-based learning

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:27
As we move into a more positive business market, employers are considering wider aspects of job roles and the 'softer'...

Ditch the drama: it's all about stability in the skills system

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:18
We always talk about the need to raise awareness of FE; to change perceptions and be held up alongside academia....

Learning preferences – are you for or against?

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
There's a lot of talk these days about individual learning and differentiation. One way of addressing this is to adapt...

Why the next government must borrow to invest in skills

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:28
So the political party conference season has ended for another year. Having been an inveterate attender for too many years...

Too many cooks

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
Over the last few years the numbers in post-16 education have continued to grow, the variety of courses available expand,...