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The big story: the Work Programme is working

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
There's a news story that no one is talking about. You won't read it in the papers, you won't hear...

Social Mobility and the Productivity Conundrum

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
So what's going on? Record levels of employment, dramatic falls in unemployment, and yet no real rise yet in felt...

Hold Offender Learning to account

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:49
Offender Learning is a crucial necessity in today's society in that it provides a lifeline – the chance for offenders...

FE Careers launches new site on 11-year anniversary

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00
Job advertising specialists FE Careers celebrated its 11 year anniversary last night with the launch of an upgraded site full...

Sport participation in college hits new heights

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
More college students than ever are participating in sport, according to research showing a fifth are now taking part in...

RAF intelligence team celebrates Apprenticeship first

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:20
Twenty members of the RAF have become the first learners to pass a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Intelligence Analysis. The...

GCSE grading differences could create havoc, says ATL

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:00
The rush to push through GCSE reforms risks creating havoc as students face different systems for different subjects, according to...

Embedding English, maths and ICT when teaching and training

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:14
There has been a lot of talk lately about the standard of English and maths, not only in young people,...

Re-purposing Higher Education for the future

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:20
There has been a lot of hand wringing and consternation about higher education and whether it needs to change in...

Apprenticeships – improving choices

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
In 2013 the Prime Minister set out his aspiration that all young people would be able to take a path...

Our first priority – protecting the interests of our learners

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
FE News and the whole vocational education sector is rightly concerned about the prospects for learners who are 'caught in...

How to become a Costs Lawyer - it's easier than you think

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:42
Law is considered one of the most lucrative industries in today's employment market but as Des Hudson, chief executive of...

Why we must share tools and best practice across the profession

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:15
All too quickly September has rolled around again, bringing with it a sense of anticipation and hard work for those...

Preparing the ground for successful outcomes

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:24
With the publication of the Government's consultation, "Outcome-based success measures," it looks like the Further Education sector is about to...

Lifelong learning is key to UK digital growth, says NIACE

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:34
The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has called for everyone to be given the chance to participate in...

Data in colleges: a timely reminder

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:14
As the new term approaches, many colleges will be more focused on enrolment, learner retention and the general melee of...

New beginnings

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:09
For many young people August can be a bit of a blur. The first half is spent nervously waiting for...

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...