A Hung Parliament, what does it mean for education?

It is a result that many hadn’t expected, certainly when the general election campaigns began in May, that we would be waking up to a hung parliament.

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The top five things to look for in a Student Management System

A leading student management system will help you manage the entire student journey from enquiry and recruitment through to graduation and alumni. It should also have a high-level of flexibility and configurability to accommodate the unique requirements of different training and local regulatory…

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Election 2017 - education policies at a glance

With the general election not far away what are the three main political parties saying about education?  We have compiled all the key points and main pledges so you can see at a glance what each party are promising.

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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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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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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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Top ten tips for self-assessment

Self-assessment is widely-regarded as an essential element of the improvement cycle, but it is all too often misunderstood and maligned. Learning to self-assess effectively as an organisation is not easy and the skills to do so have to be developed. 

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Is your college admissions process counter-productive?

For many further education providers online admissions might consist of an online prospectus and a form page for enquiries and applications. Behind the scenes college admissions staff can often be found printing out the completed forms, thereby turning the digital experience into a slow…

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