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 latest FE News; Halfon sets tone for Colleges Week, A song to move the sternest hearts?, Colleges listed for T-level retraining scheme £2.3m spent on institutions that never were and Call for radical change to UTCs.
  • The latest FE News; Hinds names centres of maths excellence, Vocational education key to healthier economy, Elite universities push for more FE funding and Many colleges underprepared for terrorist attacks
  • The latest FE News; Employers free to share more levy funds, Huge levy underspend by Whitehall, Hammond pressed to close post-16 funding gap, UK’s EuroSkills team in top-10 finish and Apprenticeship reforms still a mystery to employers.
  • The latest FE News; IFS report lays bare state of FE funding, Colleges Week lobby set for October 17, Non-academy colleges miss out on pay rise and Functional skills wizards wanted
  • The latest FE News; Threat to college teacher pensions, FE career talks still ‘opposed’ by schools, Endpoint assessment: recruitment dilemma, Apprenticeship starts: an up and a down and Limits continue for foreign FE students.
  • The latest FE News, Ofqual in U-turn over T-level resit rules, A boost for levels 4-5 as an alternative career route, Women apprentices lag behind men on pay, New window for FE teachers to gain recognition
  • The latest FE news including:Demand for T-level work placements could affect apprenticeship offer, Huge insolvency budget ‘may never get used, Chance to show off best marketing practice and Companies fight proposed cuts to management apprenticeships.
  • The latest FE news including: Government refuses to raise college teacher pay, Association of Colleges takes tougher stance on pay gap, GCSE resit results: maths down, English up and Government evasive on 3m apprenticeship target.
  • The latest FE news including: Poor quality apprenticeship trainers to be struck off, Glimmer of hope for BTecs, Maths and English resit misery continues and Trend halted in dwindling apprenticeship starts.
  • The latest FE news including: Government defends Institute for Apprenticeships record, Online apprenticeship service delay, Ofqual pulled up on ‘annual’ T-level resits and Apprenticeship funding bands doubled.
  • The latest FE news including: FE faces yet more cuts, Campus inspection go-ahead lacks funding, Schoolteachers get pay rise – so what about FE? and Registered providers fight shy of hiring apprentices.
  • The latest FE news including: Ethnic minority FE leaders still low in numbers, Apprenticeship standards that nobody wants, New Ofqual rules for endpoint assessors and Sport England funding targets inactive female students.
  • The latest FE news including: Food banks spread across college campuses, Failed UTCs and studio schools soak up state funding, Adult education courses inspire parents to help with homework, Struggling colleges given £57m in bail-out funding and West Midlands region first to forge skills funding deal
  • The latest FE news including: Funding band changes threaten management courses, Open online courses you can study and teach. Institute for Apprenticeships should go, say Lords and £73m underspend in adult education.