Administrators, what can you do with a minute?

Managing time (or simply the notion of not having enough of it), seems to be a daily challenge for all learning providers. We asked providers from the further and higher education space as well as the work-based learning sector; to tell us their common day to day headaches; and we weren’t…

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Taking Support to the Next Level – Great Yarmouth College

Working with the ebs support team every day, I get to see first-hand how committed they are to delivering an excellent customer experience. Their enthusiasm and passion, in which they champion the customer and try to resolve issues as quickly as possible, means that they are always aiming to…

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How can your FE college avoid weak financial management?

With calls from Further Education (FE) leaders for more transparency in the recently reported Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) grading of financial and overall health, and strong sentiments from Peter Lauener’s call for colleges to engage in more effective self-assessment, the need for…

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10 on-the-job training roles for career success

Apprentices want intense training, a clear career path, good pay, and to be inspired.

Here are ten fantastic roles that tick all boxes:

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Ten things not to do when your school is being inspected

It’s hard to forget what we were doing when we received notification of our school’s inspection, isn’t it? That’s probably because, no matter how confident we are in what we are doing for our students every day, our natural instinct is to panic when we hear that the inspectors are coming.

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5 things to think about now that you are an employer training provider

Congratulations! If you're reading this you may have recently found out that you have made it onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Step one may be complete - but the hard work starts now.

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Are postgraduate students happy with their student experience?

Over half a million students take a postgraduate course in the UK every year. And today, these students have a world of choice, informed by personal recommendations from those who have made the journey before. To be confident of healthy recruitment tomorrow, education providers need to be…

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Apprenticeship quality – a race to the bottom or an opportunity to stand tall?

The recent FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference brought together leaders from government, sector associations, colleges, training providers and employers, all hoping to shed more light on the changing landscape and establish how apprenticeship delivery will continue to change people's lives.

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The impact of the Brexit vote on foreign students studying in the UK

All of us in the world of education will remember where we were the morning of 24th June 2016. The first email I received was from a colleague in the deep south of New South Wales.  The shock waves had travelled across the world and back while most Brits were still sleeping.

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Transforming lives in Adult and Community Learning

Many of those working in Adult and Community Skills delivery unsurprisingly are committed to transforming lives through education. Often those that engage with the services of adult education have previously fallen through the educational net, so access to, and good experience of education is a…

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