FE news and comment

  • 4 ways to refresh your mind as an FE teacher
    You can’t be expected to be a great teacher if you don’t feel great yourself. So, here are our top 4 ways to refresh you mind as an FE teacher.
  • As we face the reintroduction of the first new grammar schools in 50 years, what does this mean for those looking to work in further education?
  • An hot button discussion topic, we discuss why its time to address the gender pay gap and how further education is trying to make changes.
  • TED Talks have dominated the new for years, not only for the important topics but the unique perspectives. Here are 4 of the best for FE teachers.
  • Twitter has become one of the core platforms for educators to discuss working in FE jobs. We've compiled a list of the top ten to follow.
  • The significance that apprentices of all levels and subjects contribute to society and our economy should not be unestimated
  • The Department for Education has confirmed it will pay for the cost of increased pension contributions for colleges
  • The latest FE News: Tenth university technical college to close, Non-degree Stem qualifications can earn you more than degrees
  • Rules get tougher on college insolvency College of the future? FE role in reducing knife attacks Leeds manufacturers to throw doors open 
  • The latest FE News this week: Apprenticeship body issues assessment ‘strategy’ Government to review funding for ‘poor quality’ post-16 qualifications  
  • FE News this week: Hammond halves apprenticeship training fee from April, Chaos reigns in functional skills 
  • New apprenticeship rules to avoid ‘repeat’ training Decimated adult education ‘needs your help’ Apprenticeship slow-down: Audit Office verdict Low earners’ funding trial gets second year Easier way for HE students to vote
  • League tables to rank ‘best apprenticeship’ employer Scotland launches apprentice network for schools
  • The latest FE News: T-level funding levels must be raised, says AoC, Estelle Morris to co-chair lifelong learning commission, £30,000 salary threshold for immigrants is not fit for purpose, T-level student number estimates down by half
  • The latest FE News, Awarding bodies named for first 3 T-levels, OECD warning over UK adult education, AoC challenges T-level funding levels
  • The latest FE News, OU offers free functional skills tuition online, FE teacher training bursaries given heave-ho, Charity notches up 80,000 placements, Colleges shortlisted for apprenticeship awards
  • Mobile relief for teachers at last Call to ‘ringfence’ training funding for poorest workers Name change for apprenticeship body
  • PGCE placements could solve maths/English staff crisis Sanctions for employers breaking 20% training rule FE teaching apprenticeships win more funding 
  • FE funding gets Commons debate Low wages force FE staff to food banks T-levels to launch on time, Brexit or no Brexit Media campaign to back apprenticeships
  • Many schools still slow to allow FE access ‘Four-day week’ saves students time and money English schools and colleges not ready for ‘Education 4.0’