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Morwenna Stewart talks with Nathan Whitbread, The Neurodivergent Coach
This week for the ION Stories podcast, @MorwennaStewart talks with Nathan Whitbread who is founder of The...
#AntiRacismInAction : Wales | Episode 4
By the BFELG: #AntiRacismInAction: Wales with Dr Maxine Room CBE,  Guy Lacey and Mike James Aired...
The FE maths challenge: E&M Booth chat maths challenges!
This week @WhatTheTrigMath talks to Martin Newton from MEI (@MEIMaths). Martin has been in FE for many years (his...
Government not sufficiently grappling skills gap needed for net zero
The Environmental Audit Committee (@CommonsEAC) warns that inconsistent Government policy on green jobs and a...
SKILLS REVOLUTION SET TO CONTINUE WITH £3 BILLION BOOST TO BE UNVEILED AT BUDGET
#SpendingReview - HUNDREDS of thousands of people are set to benefit from a multi-billion pound...
Morwenna Stewart talks with Nathan Whitbread, The Neurodivergent Coach
Morwenna Stewart talks with Nathan Whitbread, ...
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Government not sufficiently grappling skills g...
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Morwenna Stewart talks with Nathan Whitb…

Oct 25, 2021 / Podcasts

This week for the ION Stories podcast, @MorwennaStewart talks with Nathan Whitbread who is founder of The Neurodivergent Coach (@TheNDcoach). Nathan is a coach, trainer, consultant and a certified workplace needs assessor. Nathan coaches...

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#AntiRacismInAction : Wales | Episode 4

Oct 25, 2021 / Featured Voices

By the BFELG: #AntiRacismInAction: Wales with Dr Maxine Room CBE,  Guy Lacey and Mike James Aired today Monday 25th October, Episode 4 of 9 BFELG Livestreams #AntiRacismInAction - Making the Most...

E&M Booth chat maths challenges!

The FE maths challenge: E&M Booth ch…

Oct 25, 2021 / Podcasts

This week @WhatTheTrigMath talks to Martin Newton from MEI (@MEIMaths). Martin has been in FE for many years (his words!) and now works with colleges on bringing the joy of maths to FE students.  We...

Government not sufficiently grappling sk…

Oct 25, 2021 / Featured Voices

The Environmental Audit Committee (@CommonsEAC) warns that inconsistent Government policy on green jobs and a knowledge-gap in necessary skills are resulting in missed opportunities, in their latest report, Green Jobs, published today...

SKILLS REVOLUTION SET TO CONTINUE WITH …

Oct 23, 2021 / Featured Voices

#SpendingReview - HUNDREDS of thousands of people are set to benefit from a multi-billion pound #SkillsRevolution that will spread opportunity across the country and build a stronger economy, the Chancellor...

Dr Peter Shukie

It is from FE that we might generate new…

Oct 23, 2021 / Featured Voices

Red plagues, dust storms and death to utopia  Miranda:I pitied thee,Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hourOne thing or other: when thou didst not, savage,Know thine own meaning, but...

Everything you need to know about the 20…

Oct 23, 2021 / Featured Voices

Cutting through the misinformation to show just what’s happening with @YourAAT Quals ‘22  In just a few months, AAT are shaking up their qualification structure.  In January they are launching their new syllabus...

Lack of opportunities and a sparse job m…

Oct 23, 2021 / Featured Voices

Employed or not, the Coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on every single person’s life. We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard the word ‘unprecedented’ in the last...

Alex Miles, MD at Yorkshire Learning Providers Network

THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFEGUARDING IN FE –…

Oct 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

Understanding the importance of safeguarding is a duty that all funded organisations must adhere to. However, due to the complex landscape within FE, the response to safeguarding is vastly different between...

How Rochdale Council became a Top 100 Ap…

Oct 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

When the #apprenticeship levy was introduced, @RochdaleCouncil provided support and encouragement to their schools to understand, access and spend the levy. Apprenticeship action plans Andrew Turner is Work Based Learning Skills and...

How a multi academy trust supports workf…

Oct 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

@PlymouthCAST are a multi academy trust who secured more than £100k in #apprenticeship levy transfer funding to support their workforce development.  Upskilling staff with apprenticeships Zoe Batten, CEO, and Diana Taylor, Staff...

Nadia Vatalidis, VP of People at Remote

Free global employment for all refugees?

Oct 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

How can the HR industry help the refugee crisis?  In August, news channels broadcast videos of Afghan citizens desperately trying to cling to planes flying out of Kabul airport, while newspaper...

Neurodiverse Life Episode #1: Neurodiver…

Oct 22, 2021 / Podcasts

Welcome to episode one of the Neurodiverse Life podcast from @Cognassist: In our first episode, Helen Wilson is joined by Gavin O’Meara, CEO and Head of Digital at FE News and host of the recent Exploring Neurodiversity podcast series.  We talk to Gavin about his experiences of...

Julie McCullock, Director of Policy at the Association at the Association of College Leaders (ASCL)

Education Policy – What will we be tal…

Oct 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

As we move into the second year of our work at the Foundation for Education Development (@FEDeducation) and following the launch of the FED National Education Consultation Report, we hosted a...

Baroness Barran MBE, Minister for the School System

Key Universal Credit amendment secured i…

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

As the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill had it's second day of debate in the report stage in the House of Lords, a key amendment on Universal Credit was passed. Responding...

JoyFM. Representation Matters

JoyFM. Representation Matters

Oct 21, 2021 / Podcasts

@WeAreJoyFM is back with an #FE Special.  An inspirational listen to @Suleman_Hina.  Hina shares her journey into academia, her working class background and the impact and importance of being the first person...

Community Connected Learning #EdgyThinking Livestream 4

Community Connected Learning #EdgyThinki…

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

There is growing international consensus that young people need to develop a broader range of knowledge, skills, mindsets and behaviours to help them thrive at work and throughout their lives...

Kate da Costa, Vice Principal, Curriculum Development at Cambridge Regional College

The vocational route to Vice Principal

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

Kate da Costa grew up in Cambridgeshire and attended Swavesey Village College during her secondary education. Although she didn’t have a clear idea of what career path she wanted to...

Craig Parsons, Apprenticeship Manager at Fuller, Smith & Turner

Hospitality Apprenticeships Week: 'You c…

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

To mark #HospitalityApprenticeshipsWeek (18-22 October), Westminster Kingsway College (@Westking) asked Craig Parsons, Apprenticeship Manager at Fuller, Smith & Turner, about apprenticeships and careers with the company’s 400 pubs, bars and...

Anna Garland is a Course Director of undergraduate Law at Staffordshire University’s School of Justice, Security & Sustainability.

FIGHTING CYBERCRIME: THE FUTURE OF DIGIT…

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

As a result of the global digital society, the world is increasingly operating in the virtual sphere, revolutionising many industries, including law. Technology has been instrumental in bringing a profession...

Gaby Sethi, Head of OVO Foundation

Building an Education Curriculum for a N…

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

As we move into the second year of our work at the Foundation for Education Development (@FEDeducation) and following the launch of the FED National Education Consultation Report, we hosted a...

How the Wicomico County Public School Di…

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

Community service has been a cornerstone in education for years. It’s something students do as part of their academic and social journey through school and graduation. In Maryland, where Lori...

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Provide extra funding for education reco…

Oct 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

#SR21 - A new report release today (21 Oct) from the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst) warns that significant, additional spending to help pupils to recover from lost learning will be...

The Ufi VocTech Challenge – what does it mean for FE?

The Ufi VocTech Challenge – what does …

Oct 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

Ufi VocTech Trust launched their VocTech Challenge White Paper in April, at the EdTech Summit, with a £2m commitment for grant funding, best practice sharing and sector partnerships to unlock the potential of digital...

Emma Yates, Senior Associate in Irwin Mitchell’s Reputation Management Team

Top 5 tips for the education sector: How…

Oct 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

The pandemic has thrown up a myriad of issues that schools and colleges have had to deal with over the past year and a half. Whilst we were in lockdown...

FE Podcast talks to Steve O'Hare

Oct 20, 2021 / Podcasts

In the second episode Steve O’Hare joins Safaraz Ali to focus on the ROATP refresh, the pitfalls and much more. The Register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) was introduced initially...

Academy responds to the government’s net zero strategy

Government right to put skills at heart …

Oct 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

The government today (19 Oct) published its Net Zero Strategy: #BuildBackGreener.  Commenting on the Government’s Net Zero Strategy, WorldSkills UK  said ministers were right to recognise that its plans to level up the country...

Adaptations for 21-22 and beyond

Adaptations for 21-22 and beyond | #Futu…

Oct 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

Future of Assessment: Adapting assessment – this year and beyond Hosted by Gavin O’Meara and Zac Aldridge (Director of Qualifications and Assessments, NCFE), we invited Chris Tubbrit (Product and Content Development...

Richard Mussell, Managing Director of Rund Partnership

Prioritising people within the construct…

Oct 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

Richard Mussell, Managing Director of @RundPartnership, specialist construction and surveying consultancy, discusses how prioritising people can help address the skills shortage within the construction industry.  Skills shortages in the construction industry...

Beth Derbyshire – Digital and Blended Learning Champion, Bolton College

Transforming Ada the College Digital Ass…

Oct 19, 2021 / Podcasts

…but, what is Ada? “Ada is Bolton College’s digital assistant. Ada is named after Ada Lovelace. Ada can also mean Academic Digital Assistant. Ada is a virtual digital assistant that supports...

Seven and a half Lessons About the Brain…

Oct 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

Networks are not homogeneous  With appointments that include Harvard and North-eastern University, Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett* has worked in cultures suited to providing readers with ‘scientific nuggets’ about a brain whose...

AntiRacismInAction: HE

#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education | …

Oct 18, 2021 / Featured Voices

#AntiRacismInAction: Higher Education with Oliver Young, Charles Egbu and David Mba  Episode 3 of 9 BFELG Livestreams #AntiRacismInAction - Making the Most of an Ethnically Diverse Britain, co-produced by BFELG and...

Do you understand and safeguard your lea…

Oct 18, 2021 / Featured Voices

#EqualityIsQuality#EqualityIsQuality - Every learner that walks through your doors has a unique set of abilities, challenges and a different way of thinking. It is your job to understand your learners’ needs throughout...

Geoff Brown

Il Principe, a handbook for career-maker…

Oct 16, 2021 / Featured Voices

To start, a note of encouragement: do not think that those who climb to the top need any special talents. With a sharp political nose and the courage to seize the...

Dan Howard

How Upskilling Our Workforce Can Combat …

Oct 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

Dan Howard, Operations Director of Learning for Work, @NCFE, looks at how upskilling and reskilling our nation’s workforce is key to an economic recovery: Recent Labour Market Statistics show that the...

Canny Conversations - Are Leaders Born

Oct 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Are leaders born? THIS episode explores the qualities of leadership and asks if leaders are:’ born or made, is it nature or nurture?’ The conclusion is that whilst some people are born...

Four decades of failure in tackling skil…

Oct 15, 2021 / Podcasts

Tom Bewick’s speech to the #BattleFest Battle of Ideas Festival in London recently, set out the main reasons why, in his view, the UK has suffered decades of relatively weak...

Number of adults in basic skills learning plummets by over 60% in a decade as new group launches to reverse the trend

Number of adults in basic skills learnin…

Oct 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

The number of adults participating in English and maths learning in England have dropped by over 60% since 2012, a new report finds (@LearnWorkUK).  On current trends it would take 20...

Paul Sparkes, Commercial Director, iplicit

How many FE establishments are held host…

Oct 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

It’s no secret that accounting and finance professionals within the Further Education (FE) sector are tasked with lots of responsibility. From budgets and grant management to overall strategy, there’s a lot...

Learning from the Past #EdgyThinking Livestream 2

Learning from the Past #EdgyThinking Liv…

Oct 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

The Cure for Policy Amnesia?  Edge’s Learning from the Past project aims to do exactly what it says on the tin, learn from past experiences. We often talk about the loss...

Employment as Diversion: Catch22Minutes …

Oct 14, 2021 / Podcasts

This week in Catch22Minutes, @Catch22's new podcast series looking at employability issues, they look at how sustainable jobs can be a form of diversion for young people.  In the UK, more than...

Tiffany Hall, Chair of Ada, National College for Digital Skills

In the spirit of Ada Lovelace, we are ca…

Oct 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

As we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day this week (12 Oct), I think it is a good time to pause on the contribution of women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...

The Score on cheating in college

The Score, a New Podcast on Cheating at …

Oct 13, 2021 / Podcasts

#AcademicIntegrity @podcastTheScore - Journalist Kathryn Baron hosts the inaugural 6-part series on academic integrity and the growing problem of cheating by college students and in professional certification and licensure  The Score...

Adult Education Budget, a conversation w…

Oct 13, 2021 / Podcasts

Adult education budget, the apprenticeship conference and much more including a conversation with Lindsay McCurdy The FE Podcast  SAFARAZ Ali is becoming one of the best-known names in Further Education, especially in...

UFI guests

VocTech in the prison sector: Insights f…

Oct 13, 2021 / Featured Voices

In episode 2 of the #VocTechFutures livestream, Ufi’s Patrick Dunn explored how VocTech is being used to provide accessible, personalised and high-quality learning in the prison sector. As part of the session we heard from two organisations delivering innovative VocTech solutions:  Meganexus, who...

Green Party welcomes inclusion of climat…

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

Green peer and former party leader Natalie Bennett (@NatalieBen) has welcomed the government amendment to the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill that will be debated today (12 Oct) in the...

#FutureOfAssessment - Accessibility and Inclusion - Episode 2

#FutureOfAssessment - Accessibility and …

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

#FutureOfAssessment - Accessibility and Inclusion livestream Episode 2. This episode was hosted by Gavin O’Meara and Jessica Blakey (Assessment Design Manager, NCFE), we invited Gem Turner (award winning disabled lifestyle blogger)...

Helen Newies, Operations Director at GCSEPod

We need to do more to get women into STE…

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

Today (12 Oct) marks Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated across the world. It aims to shine a light on the accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).  The hope...

UK economy struggles with a “labour ga…

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

Lowest ever number of jobseekers chasing each vacancy, as labour shortages set new records - “We need urgent action at the spending review to improve support for older people, parents and...

Dean Chester

Seven Ways to Improve Employee Training …

Oct 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

By now, most companies have realized that training both new and old employees are of the utmost importance. It allows them to stay competitive and keep developing top talent.  The problem...

Employers and Employment

Employers and Employment #AntiRacismInAc…

Oct 11, 2021 / Featured Voices

#AntiRacismInAction: Employers and Employment with  Grace Haynes,  Amarjit Dhillon and  Robin Ghurbhurun Episode 2 of 9 BFELG Livestreams #AntiRacismInAction - Making the Most of an Ethnically Diverse Britain, was aired today, Monday 11th...

Simon Kenyon, Lloyds Banking Group’s Ambassador for London

LONDON’S LEARNING: SHARING SKILLS, CRE…

Oct 11, 2021 / Featured Voices

It’s hard to take many positives from the recent lockdowns; it was a tough time for everyone, for some more than others.  We’ve all been affected and each one of us has...

Nadhim Zahawi, Education Secretary

Delivering a world-class education for a…

Oct 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Education Secretary @NadhimZahawi addresses NAHT Conference  Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “We were pleased the new Secretary of State accepted our invitation to address school leaders directly today...

Rob Peutrell and Melanie Cooke

‘You taught me language.’ Educating …

Oct 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Citizenship is a significant issue in the UK today. Although centred on immigration, its many concerns include: sovereignty and national security; the real or imagined tensions between migrant and established (white, British) communities; identity and language.  Language testing for...

“Make it a movement, not a moment.” …

Oct 08, 2021 / Podcasts

@KaplanUK’s Learn Better Podcast is a brand new series that covers all of the hot topics within and around the field of accountancy and higher education. This recent episode highlights the...

Why Addressing the Need for Green Skills…

Oct 08, 2021 / Podcasts

Green Industries Wales, the independent collaboration and discovery network for the green economy in Wales, recently announced its inaugural Hybrid Skills Council meeting, bringing together Wales’ leading organisations and individuals...

Dr Sam Parrett CBE, Group Principal and CEO, London & South East Education Group

The Education Skills Crisis: urgent acti…

Oct 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

Over the past few weeks, it has been hard to escape the news about job vacancies reaching record highs across many industries and the tirade of policy experts keen to...

#EdgyThinking

Real World Learning and Teacher Externsh…

Oct 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

Employer engagement is essential to ensure students gain real world, authentic experiences both inside and outside of the classroom that link to the work place. At the Edge Foundation we believe...

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister

Prime Minister announces £3,000 ‘leve…

Oct 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

Iin his speech [Wednesday 6 October] at the Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister @BorisJohnson announced a £3,000 ‘levelling up premium’ to entice maths, physics, chemistry and computing teachers to take jobs...

Job vacancies, labour shortages and a 'h…

Oct 06, 2021 / Podcasts

@TheIFS PODCAST: Are we transitioning to a high-wage economy? Ahead of the Prime Minister's speech this morning, @PJTheEconomist, Jonathan Cribb and Xiaowei Xu discuss job vacancies and labour shortages. From HGV drivers, to...

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