Theresa May has called for a change of attitude towards vocational education and training. She has pulled together a panel to review the post-18 education system.
Millions of pounds of funding is being invested in FE and Skills in an attempt to build a strong workforce for London's future, announces Mayor of London.
Peter Lauener has announced that he will donate the £25,000 salary he will earn as chair of NCG to a student hardship fund.
UK Further Education Colleges are being invited by the Saudi Arabian government to support their Centres for Excellence programme which aims to improve technical and vocational education in the Middle East.
Learners at HMP Long Lartin took part in a student-centred learning day that has been hailed a great success by all.
Milton Keynes College OLASS Learners inside HMP Long Lartin had their artworks exhibited in a local show to celebrate their achievements.
The FE Sector is sad to see Justine Greening go in the recent cabinet reshuffle, but look forward to hearing more about Damien Hinds', the new education secretary, plans for social mobility.
Sally Collier, the chief regulator, has said that Ofqual will play a vital role in regulating T-levels.
Further Education and Skills are revealed to be a large component of the social mobility action plan after Justine Greening states that the government as 'inadequately' support FE Colleges.
A new pilot scheme, developed by the Manchester College will trail a new assessment method for GCSE English resit students to help improve pass rates.
This week saw Philip Hammond share his plans for the Autumn Budget and the support being offered to Further Education Colleges, but are these changes really enough?
Early arrivals at the Skills Show 2017 event in Birmingham today were treated to chats from a number of ministers, including Skills Minister Anne Milton who shared their thoughts on Britain's skills crisis.
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton has announced four new pillars for the government's FE Careers Strategy.
The new FE learning and skills level 5 apprenticeship, currently awaiting approval from the Institute of Apprenticeships, could help current members of staff who aspire to achieve a teaching qualification.
Tory MPs Maria Caulfield, Stephen Metcalfe and Trudy Harrison have been appointed to 'champion the opportunities and benefits that apprenticeships can offer'.
The UK Team has retained its position in the top-10 at WorldSkills this year, after students won one gold, three silvers, three bronzes, and 13 medallions of excellence in Abu Dhabi.
Justine Greening has revealed that new from 2020, new T-levels in education and childcare, construction and digital will be taught to students.
The chief executive of AELP says that changes to the system are desperately needed to incentivise employers to recruit apprentices after the number of young people starting apprenticeships dropped significantly.
In her recent speech to conference, Theresa May explained her plans to make UK technical education system the best ever for the first time in UK history.
A draft document by the Department for Education has provided more detail on how Institutes of Technology will be set up and the major role FE Colleges could play.
The AELP has set out a 14 point plan to encourage the government to ensure that the apprenticeship reforms do not affect social mobility.
The very best of the adult learning sector was highlighted in a glittering ceremony in London as the 2017 Festival of Learning national award winners were crowned.
Five new UTCs have opened their doors to students this year. One was so popular that it had to increase its capacity before it even opened the door.
The National Education Union (NEU) has launched a campaign to get more MPs visiting their local FE Colleges to raise awareness.
Pearson is piloting a new scheme that aims to boost GCSE grades. The new project will give FE Colleges exclusive access to new students' full GCSE marks.
Yesterday, students across the UK received their A level results and they were fantastic with the number of entires receiving the top A* grade reaching a record high.
After almost two years, the final two waves of the Area Reviews for Further Education skills training have been released by the Department for Education.
Ex-soldiers will be recruited and trained to become FE teachers by Portsmouth and Brighton universities as part of the Further Forces programme.
The House of Lords has called for an inquiry into whether Further Education and Technical Education are funded fairly. All written submissions will be received by September 14th.
Following the shock dismissal of Robert Halfon as Apprenticeships and Skills Minister on Sunday, his replacement has been announced. What will she bring to the Further Education sector?
Degree apprenticeships are gradually becoming more popular in Further Education, but what are they and why are they such a positive for teachnical and vocational Further Education?
The upcoming general election has got everyone talking, but what are the two main parties, Labour and Conservative, planning to do for the Further Education sector? We read through both manifestoes for the FE and skills sector to find out what these parties are pledging to focus on.
One fifth of Futher Education Colleges say that they don't feel they know enough about digital learning to make full use of it and very few understand how to use it.
Yesterday the Technical and Further Education Bill received final clearance in the House of Lords and is expected to be given royal assent over the next few days, but what will it mean for the FE Sector?
The Institute for Apprenticeships has revealed the newly appointed chairs for 15 route panels and a panel of apprentices to advise the board.
Following Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that a general election will be held this summer, key figures within Further Education have stated their thoughts and hopes for the future.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has announced that the process of approving providers to deliver apprenticeships for non-levy paying companies has been paused.
To celebrate the hard work of our Further Education Employer of the Week, Shrewsbury College, we’ve taken a look at their most recent College news. Excitingly, they were chosen to host the annual High Sheriff’s Young Citizenship Award, applauding exceptional young people throughout Shropshire.
Last week Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the planned changes for Further Education as part of the Spring Budget. These changes are now being deemed the ‘biggest overhaul to post-16 education in 70 years’, but what does everyone really think about it?
The register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) has been released and there are a range of interesting names included on the list.
Today's Spring Budget is being called a breakthrough for Further Education and skills. Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that it will include a huge investment in technical education, including an additional £500 million a year for 16-19 year old technical students.
The new 'Baker Clause', that was voted through on Wednesday night, will force schools to promote vocational training and Further Education routes to their pupils.
The PopUp College initiative has partnered with a number of Further Education Colleges to offer adult education evening classes in local Costa Coffee shops.
Funding cuts mean that hundreds of agricultural apprenticeships could be cancelled because they could no longer be financially viable.
A new report from the YMCA Awards has revealed that almost half of students are using smartphones regularly to help with their studies.
The chief executive of the Careers and Enterprise Company has suggested the all schools and colleges across the UK should have a 'careers leader' to help students gain real work experience.
Since its launch 6 months ago, TeachInFE has continued to grow. For our first Quarterly Review, we've looked back at our highlights from the last few months.
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 government looks to be on track to meet its apprenticeships target after new figures reveal 155,000 apprenticeships were started in the first quarter of 2016-17.
The government's new green paper has explained their plan for the new Institutes of Technology which are planned to receive £170 million to improve higher level technical education nationwide.
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon has revealed that the government plans to create hundreds of thousands of apprenticeships
The Department for Education has posted a job advert looking for more than 100 panel members to help create the new teachnical qualifications recommended by the Sainsbury reforms.
It has long been acknowledged that mental health difficulties are affecting a huge percentage of UK students. This week the Prime Minister discussed what support would be provided, however support will focus on schools and not FE.
Happy New Year! 2016 has been and gone and now we are almost a week into 2017 already! We reveal our Further Education wishes for the coming year!
The Queen's 2016 New Year's Honours list has recognised the achievements and hard work of 11 individuals from the Further Education Sector.
TES has revealed its final shortlist for the Futher Education awards for 2017. The winners will be announced in the coming February.
Adnan Mahmood, a business and enterprise tutor at Barking and Dagenham College, has been shortlisted for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, which offers an award of £1 million.
The government has set aside £726 million after the recent area reviews to cover FE colleges’ restructuring costs.
Ofsted admits to being in talks with other agencies and the government to discuss the possibility of being allowed to inspect degree apprenticeships
Limited changes have been suggested by the first two waves of area reviews that were released earlier this week
The first thirteen of the area reviews, detailing recommendations and outcomes for Further Education Colleges, have been released by the Department for Education.
£4.5 million fund given to colleges for degree apprenticeships
Warwick Sharp, the deputy director 16-19 strategy at the Department for Education, says that rumours that streamlining will result in a limited number of qualifications are just a myth
We take a look at whether or not online learning has the potential to become the 'future' of the Further Education sector, as well as what it could mean for Further Education teaching careers in the future.
Rich Wigley provides a new perspective on the Grammar School debate - that Further Education and Adult Learning could provide an 'Engine for Social Mobility' that Grammar Schools cannot.
Exeter College has been named as the number one further education college in the South West for its apprenticeship programme for 2016.
Helen Backus has been nominated for an award for launching a scheme at Aylsbury College which helped disabled youngsters stay in education.
UNISON members across Scotland’s 20 further education (FE) colleges will go on strike on Tuesday as an autumn of discontent kicks off in the troubled sector.
Some advice on how teachers can manage poorly behaved students effectively, without becoming overwhelmed and how to improve the general atmosphere of the classroom.
A new study shows that when children have a part-time job, parents are more likely to 'tax' them by reducing their allowance or pocket money. The study also shows the gender pay-gap reveals itself in the workplace from a young age.
Research by British Universities and Sport (BUCS) last year investigates how balancing a sporting career with a University degree may benefit academic results.
George Osborne makes the controversial decision to scrap student grants for living costs and replace them with loans as part of the July 2015 Budget.
The Department for Education is taking over Further Education, Skills and Higher Education, under the new education secretary Justine Greening.
A recent Ofsted report has found that Further Education providers are falling short in protecting learners from extremism online.
Apprenticeships in the UK do not receive anywhere near a high enough profile. Recent resesearch, undertaken by Interserve, highlights the fact that there is still a great deal of work to do in raise the profile of apprenticeships.
In a heartwarming event, 100 homeless people get free meals, showers and haircuts, courtesy of Further Education students at Liverpool Community College.
Seven further education colleges in the West Midlands have established the Black Country Colleges Group, operating with a shared focus on high quality education for crucial skills in the region.
A recent report by OECD have stated that many English universities are failing to develop ‘ basic’ skills and students lacking ability in maths and literacy would be better off taking FE courses.