This week our Secret Lecturer asks is colleges really need another teaching framework and the impacts of this across the FE sector.
The latest FE news: MPs call for hike in apprentice pay, Ex-skills minister heads education select committee, Employment ‘opportunity areas’ take shape, Companies slam careers advice in skills survey.
A few industries are suffering the most from the skills shortage, and it comes down to students and teachers, as much as political factors.
Our Secret Lecturer discusses the colleges role in the local community.
The latest FE news: Libyan refugee takes top BTec ward, Bring back apprenticeships for 14-year-olds, Prevent strategy at risk of backfiring in colleges, London's South Bank offers education blueprint.
Our Secret Lecturer discusses how ready colleges are for the new T-Levels and the employment prospects for post-16 young people.
The latest FE news: July restart for non-levy apprenticeship funding tender, Off-the job apprentice training rules made clear, FE teachers spell out toughest challenges, Employers asked to join new career route panels, FE teachers can earn ‘advanced teacher status’.
Our Secret Lecturer discusses the impact zero hour contracts have on Colleges and the knock-on effect for both staff and students.
The latest FE news: Queen’s Speech reaffirms Tory pledge to boost FE, GSK team wins national apprentice challenge, EU VAT ruling means refund for colleges, Funding fears lead to fall in apprenticeship places, Find your college a best-fit governor
Our Secret Lecturer discusses if college staff and students are really ok and the appropriate use of 'cause for concern' messages
The latest FE news: New skills minister confirmed, How to get a degree on the beat, Young adult carers get dedicated website, Low state of professional development in FE, Charity launches apprenticeships for deaf people
The latest FE news: FE champion Vince Cable back in Parliament, Pre-apprenticeship training programme misses targets, Colleges incensed by change of tack on Institutes of Technology, UTCs consider taking on 13-year-olds, Internships scheme failing young people with disabilities
Our Secret Lecturer discusses what makes a college merger work
What is the difference between vocational and academic teaching in FE and how does one qualify into each? We take an overview look at what it takes to work in FE teaching.
After Labour's pledge to improve funding for FE adult learners, we look at what support is currently available for those in need of funding help to get back into the classroom.
The latest FE news: Manifestos leave 16-18 cohort 10% worse off than younger students, Free online courses with a £50 bonus, Good and bad news for cash-strapped colleges and College union to draw up apprenticeship charter
Our Secret Lecturer discusses the tricky business of profile-raising at an FE college.
The Association of Colleges (AoC) has produced a 20-page, two-part election wish list. Here we check out how closely some of the three main parties’ main election pledges mirror a number of key AoC proposals.
There are many ways that HE teachers, leaders and staff can support students, and there are five key ways, including: knowing your limits, being armed with information and having a good work/life balance.
The latest FE news: UTC opens feeder school to boost pupil recruitment, UTCs should forget transition at 14 and focus on T-levels, says IPPR, Traineeship numbers dip for first time amid funding pressures, Apprenticeship quality assurance contract open to tender, Colleges urged to have a go at the...