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Tackling illiteracy and innumeracy in the UK

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:11
Talking at the British Chambers of Commerce Conference this month, Education Secretary Michael Gove said that the UK should regard...

Community colleges — an absolutely brilliant investment

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 23:00
If something is clever, Brits say "brilliant." But when something is really clever or outstanding, the phrase becomes "absolutely brilliant."...

The open course for teachers: flexible, free and open professional development in FE

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:00
If you are seeking to enhance your learners' experience by using technology for teaching or assessment, you and your colleagues...

A step in the right direction for schools careers advice

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:00
When I was 16 and faced with whether to continue on to do A Levels followed by university or take...

The art of collaboration to create employer demand and trust

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:00
The biggest conversation I have heard over the past two years is 'employer engagement'. In fact, when you Google the...

Mark Farrar appointed AAT CEO

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:53
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has appointed Mark Farrar, former head of construction training provider CITB, as chief executive.Mr...

Who's number one? Who cares?

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 23:00
I don't know about my British friends, but we here in America seem obsessed with rankings - who's in, who's...

Recognising FE professionals

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:24
Almost without notice at the end of last month, the Government slipped out its new Further Education Workforce Strategy. For...

Ofqual unveils tougher GCSEs and A-levels

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:52
Qualifications regulator Ofqual has vowed to introduce tougher GCSEs and A-levels over the next two years to ensure more school...

Toni Fazaeli to retire as IfL CEO

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:05
Toni Fazaeli has announced plans to retire as chief executive of the Institute for Learning (IfL) after six years in...

How research can help meet the training challenge

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:00
Not for nothing is the phrase called "putting your money where your mouth is". It's something that holds with training...

Outdated stereotypes are keeping young people away from vocational learning

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:00
Research published by The Edge Foundation, an education charity championing practical and technical learning, shows young people are being discouraged...

What opportunities are out there for UK providers in India?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:00
India is rolling out a major reform programme with regard to its skills development policy and is investing heavily (at...

Apprenticeships and beyond

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:00
National Apprenticeship Week took place in March and once again proved to be a nationwide success. The week is all...

What are the duties of colleges as exempt charities?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:05
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has recently published its information note to FE colleges – Appointment of...

How college budgets are being wasted

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:55
Budget reductions are still high on the agendas of the college staff I meet and work with. The magnitude of...

Creating a college environment that works

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:20
Stuart Wesselby, principal of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education, discusses the need for education facilities to mirror the...

The scourge of school protectionism and strategies to combat it

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:00
Schools are failing their students. According to OFSTED, in its report "Going in the Right Direction", published in September 2013,...

The future's ... digital?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:00
Looking to the future, the landscape of educational delivery is far from clear, particularly with regards to the use of...

What might educating for the future look like?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:00
Education is quite different now compared with back in 2014. Like most public spaces, the college building is more like...