Tag Archive: FE

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…

Pocket Watch– Minding the FE-HE Gap

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/27 Introduction Vince Cable’s Cambridge Lecture last week laid down an important marker for an area of the English education system that has suffered from a lack of recognition in the past, namely the development of a high-level technical route. Not that this is a new concern, there’s…

Pocket Watch – FE looks to the future

College noticeboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/26 Introduction It’s been another busy first quarter of the year for the FE sector and the Minister’s recent ‘end of term’ letter to College Governors highlights some important areas of activity. The overall thrust remains the rigour and responsiveness agenda launched by the Government a year ago…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – What’s in store for the FE sector in 2014?

New College Building

To download the PDF please click here 2014/2 Introduction 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the FE sector. Institutional structures are once again under the spotlight with the Government keen to see colleges develop as social enterprises and Labour as licensed Institutes of Technical Education. Both Parties are also keen to…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s plans for FE

Group of college students studying on campus grounds

To download the PDF please click here 2013/80 Introduction This week Labour’s Skills Taskforce published the second of three promised reports on vocational education and training, this time on the FE sector. Timed to coincide with the annual gathering of providers at the AoC conference, the report resurrects the model of Centres of Vocational Excellence…

Pocket Watch – The FE Guild moves ever nearer

HE

To download the PDF please click here 2013/31 Introduction Conceived by John Hayes, blessed by Lord Lingfield and moulded into shape by a number of lead partners in the sector, the FE Guild moved a significant step nearer recently with the launch of an Implementation Plan covering the next few months. Things have moved pretty…

Pocket Watch – The changing face of FE

University Campus

To download the PDF please click here 2013/29 Introduction There’s a lot on FE plates at present, you only have to look at the latest funding letter to the Skills Funding Agency issued a couple of weeks ago to see that. Traineeships, loans, local skills arrangements, quality standards and review, integration of the National Apprenticeship…

Tag Archive: FE

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

men-in-red-shirts

To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…

Pocket Watch– Minding the FE-HE Gap

Hi Tech Factory

To download the PDF please click here 2014/27 Introduction Vince Cable’s Cambridge Lecture last week laid down an important marker for an area of the English education system that has suffered from a lack of recognition in the past, namely the development of a high-level technical route. Not that this is a new concern, there’s…

Pocket Watch – FE looks to the future

College noticeboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/26 Introduction It’s been another busy first quarter of the year for the FE sector and the Minister’s recent ‘end of term’ letter to College Governors highlights some important areas of activity. The overall thrust remains the rigour and responsiveness agenda launched by the Government a year ago…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – What’s in store for the FE sector in 2014?

New College Building

To download the PDF please click here 2014/2 Introduction 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the FE sector. Institutional structures are once again under the spotlight with the Government keen to see colleges develop as social enterprises and Labour as licensed Institutes of Technical Education. Both Parties are also keen to…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s plans for FE

Group of college students studying on campus grounds

To download the PDF please click here 2013/80 Introduction This week Labour’s Skills Taskforce published the second of three promised reports on vocational education and training, this time on the FE sector. Timed to coincide with the annual gathering of providers at the AoC conference, the report resurrects the model of Centres of Vocational Excellence…

Pocket Watch – The FE Guild moves ever nearer

HE

To download the PDF please click here 2013/31 Introduction Conceived by John Hayes, blessed by Lord Lingfield and moulded into shape by a number of lead partners in the sector, the FE Guild moved a significant step nearer recently with the launch of an Implementation Plan covering the next few months. Things have moved pretty…

Pocket Watch – The changing face of FE

University Campus

To download the PDF please click here 2013/29 Introduction There’s a lot on FE plates at present, you only have to look at the latest funding letter to the Skills Funding Agency issued a couple of weeks ago to see that. Traineeships, loans, local skills arrangements, quality standards and review, integration of the National Apprenticeship…

Tag Archive: FE

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

men-in-red-shirts

To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…

Pocket Watch– Minding the FE-HE Gap

Hi Tech Factory

To download the PDF please click here 2014/27 Introduction Vince Cable’s Cambridge Lecture last week laid down an important marker for an area of the English education system that has suffered from a lack of recognition in the past, namely the development of a high-level technical route. Not that this is a new concern, there’s…

Pocket Watch – FE looks to the future

College noticeboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/26 Introduction It’s been another busy first quarter of the year for the FE sector and the Minister’s recent ‘end of term’ letter to College Governors highlights some important areas of activity. The overall thrust remains the rigour and responsiveness agenda launched by the Government a year ago…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – What’s in store for the FE sector in 2014?

New College Building

To download the PDF please click here 2014/2 Introduction 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the FE sector. Institutional structures are once again under the spotlight with the Government keen to see colleges develop as social enterprises and Labour as licensed Institutes of Technical Education. Both Parties are also keen to…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s plans for FE

Group of college students studying on campus grounds

To download the PDF please click here 2013/80 Introduction This week Labour’s Skills Taskforce published the second of three promised reports on vocational education and training, this time on the FE sector. Timed to coincide with the annual gathering of providers at the AoC conference, the report resurrects the model of Centres of Vocational Excellence…

Pocket Watch – The FE Guild moves ever nearer

HE

To download the PDF please click here 2013/31 Introduction Conceived by John Hayes, blessed by Lord Lingfield and moulded into shape by a number of lead partners in the sector, the FE Guild moved a significant step nearer recently with the launch of an Implementation Plan covering the next few months. Things have moved pretty…

Pocket Watch – The changing face of FE

University Campus

To download the PDF please click here 2013/29 Introduction There’s a lot on FE plates at present, you only have to look at the latest funding letter to the Skills Funding Agency issued a couple of weeks ago to see that. Traineeships, loans, local skills arrangements, quality standards and review, integration of the National Apprenticeship…

Tag Archive: FE

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

men-in-red-shirts

To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…

Pocket Watch– Minding the FE-HE Gap

Hi Tech Factory

To download the PDF please click here 2014/27 Introduction Vince Cable’s Cambridge Lecture last week laid down an important marker for an area of the English education system that has suffered from a lack of recognition in the past, namely the development of a high-level technical route. Not that this is a new concern, there’s…

Pocket Watch – FE looks to the future

College noticeboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/26 Introduction It’s been another busy first quarter of the year for the FE sector and the Minister’s recent ‘end of term’ letter to College Governors highlights some important areas of activity. The overall thrust remains the rigour and responsiveness agenda launched by the Government a year ago…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – What’s in store for the FE sector in 2014?

New College Building

To download the PDF please click here 2014/2 Introduction 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the FE sector. Institutional structures are once again under the spotlight with the Government keen to see colleges develop as social enterprises and Labour as licensed Institutes of Technical Education. Both Parties are also keen to…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s plans for FE

Group of college students studying on campus grounds

To download the PDF please click here 2013/80 Introduction This week Labour’s Skills Taskforce published the second of three promised reports on vocational education and training, this time on the FE sector. Timed to coincide with the annual gathering of providers at the AoC conference, the report resurrects the model of Centres of Vocational Excellence…

Pocket Watch – The FE Guild moves ever nearer

HE

To download the PDF please click here 2013/31 Introduction Conceived by John Hayes, blessed by Lord Lingfield and moulded into shape by a number of lead partners in the sector, the FE Guild moved a significant step nearer recently with the launch of an Implementation Plan covering the next few months. Things have moved pretty…

Pocket Watch – The changing face of FE

University Campus

To download the PDF please click here 2013/29 Introduction There’s a lot on FE plates at present, you only have to look at the latest funding letter to the Skills Funding Agency issued a couple of weeks ago to see that. Traineeships, loans, local skills arrangements, quality standards and review, integration of the National Apprenticeship…