Building Our Industrial Strategy- FE can lead the way

It is a time of real change for the UK, the US and indeed the world. The Government is responding to this change, setting out its vision for post-Brexit Britain […]

FE and employers – uniting to futureproof our industries

FE and employers – uniting to futureproof our industries. For the past three years, we have been working hard with FE partners to establish a network of employer-led, skills-focused Career Colleges. From […]

Post-16 skills plan – shining a light on high quality vocational education

Vocational education in this country has been subject to a number of reviews over the past few years. Despite the overall consensus that high quality technical pathways are important, Government […]

Supporting women leaders of the future

On the 25 May, I’ll be speaking at the Women’s Leadership Network conference in London. I am keen to share my experiences with other senior women leaders and indeed, aspiring […]


With the nation’s FE colleges facing funding cuts, a revolution of qualification reforms and post-16 Area Reviews, it is no easy ride for the sector at the moment. FE colleges […]

Time to get proactive and promote vocational training

By Luke Johnson, Chairman of the Career Colleges Trust Time and time again employers like myself will tell you that young people just aren’t equipped with the skills they need […]

Ruth Gilbert blog – project based learning

As a trained teacher, I have always been hugely interested in effective teaching techniques and pedagogies.   We all know that different people learn in different ways. There is never […]

A real employer & college partnership – providing choice and opportunity by John Evans, Principal of Yeovil College

By John Evans, Principal of Yeovil College Starting a new job can be difficult at any time. This is especially true for those who have just left school and are […] | Fostering links with local businesses with the careers and enterprise company

I have followed the development of the Careers and Enterprise Company with interest and am pleased to see it finally kicking off, following the official announcement last Christmas. The Government […]| Implementing effective FE study programmes to – the key to success?

So the Ofsted inspection framework is changing again. To understand the changes in more detail, I recently met with group of FE Ofsted inspectors who were able to provide me […]