College Newsletter - March 2017

TeachInFE College Newsletter - March 2017

TeachInFE look at the most recent goings on in Further Education, including skills competitions, merges and closures. 


What's been happening in the world of Further Education?

February was an eventful month for the world of FE. There’s been skills competitions, merges and closures. Here are just some of the news stories from the last month.

FE News

The AoC reveals plans to avoid a £1 million overspend
Following an internal review, The Association of Colleges (AoC) has announced plans to overhaul its structures and alter membership fees with the aim of cutting £1 million from its budget. The current organisation has been deemed ‘unaffordable’ unless it makes some changes.

Read more here.

Teaching Further Education with Costa Coffee
A number of FE Colleges are partnering with the PopUp College initiative to provide adult education classes in Costa Coffee shops. Over the past decade, the adult learning budget has been cut by 40% and routes that don’t lead to a formal qualification have been slashed. Coffee shop learning provides a more relaxed environment for adults who want to learn new skills and access different learning paths.

Read more here.

Farming apprenticeships at risk due to funding cuts
There has been a lot of focus on apprenticeships. The government believes they are on track to meet their target of 3 million, the online apprenticeship registration opened, and the apprenticeship achievement rate fell to 67%. Most recently, a huge number of agricultural apprenticeships could be cut due to lack of funding.  

Read more here.

Do you have any positive news or success stories about your College or students from the last month that you want to share with the community?

Why not send them across to and we will include them in our newsletter to spread your good news!

February was a busy month for us at TeachInFE. We’ve been working hard to make our Careers Hub the best it can be for the Further Education community. Here are our biggest highlights from the last month:
  • 50% of Further Education Colleges now advertise on TeachInFE.
  • Since launching our free week of SmartSearch, we have advertised over 15 hard to fill vacancies and sourced over 50 candidates for our clients. Find out more about how SmartSearch could benefit your College here.
  • TeachInFE ran specialised, targeted campaigns for its employer of the week, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, to promote their employer brand.
  • TeachInFE completed its first Quarterly Review. Read it here.
TeachInFE are looking forward to continuing to promote your roles to our Talent Pool and online community, and want to improve our service even more. We hope that you have had an exciting and successful February, and wish you all the best for the coming month.
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