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Posted by Candace Haynes
Fri, 02/05/2016
Overview All FE providers including independent learning providers (ILPs) are required to comply with statutory duties on preventing extremism. Ofsted have included compliance with the Prevent Duty and the use of opportunities to promote British values with students, trainees and apprentices in their inspections for several months and there is now explicit reference to this in the new Ofsted handbook for use from September 2015. Managed by All providers need to make sure that they are reviewing...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Tue, 02/02/2016
The Foundation is proud to be the official sponsor of the 2016 TES FE Awards. The awards are open to anyone working in the UK FE sector; colleges; work-based learning providers; adult and community learning providers; offenders’ learning establishments; and specialist designated institutes. The winners will be revealed at a high profile gala awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 22 April 2016. Find out more at www.tesfeawards.co.uk.
Posted by Izabela Lachowicz
Fri, 01/22/2016
Further education is at the centre of one of the most significant changes to local Government in decades. With increasing powers devolved to local authorities and LEPs, FE provision is being restructured and reshaped to meet local economic needs. emfec’s Annual Conference, ‘Innovation in FE: Embracing Devolution’, will explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for colleges, training providers and other key stakeholders in light of these changes. Further Education in the East...
Posted by Izabela Lachowicz
Thu, 01/21/2016
This free-to-attend conference will address the key issues facing college Chairs and Governors as the area review process continues. Designed specifically for Chairs, Governors and Principals to follow on from previous conferences, and delivered under Chatham House rules, this conference will provide a safe and open environment for the discussions needed following the area review process. The morning of the conference will see speakers update on what we have learnt so far from those area-based...
Posted by Izabela Lachowicz
Thu, 01/21/2016
This free-to-attend conference will address the key issues facing college Chairs and Governors as the area review process continues. Designed specifically for Chairs, Governors and Principals to follow on from previous conferences, and delivered under Chatham House rules, this conference will provide a safe and open environment for the discussions needed following the area review process. The morning of the conference will see speakers update on what we have learnt so far from those area-based...
Posted by Izabela Lachowicz
Thu, 01/21/2016
This free-to-attend conference will address the key issues facing college Chairs and Governors as the area review process continues. Designed specifically for Chairs, Governors and Principals to follow on from previous conferences, and delivered under Chatham House rules, this conference will provide a safe and open environment for the discussions needed following the area review process. The morning of the conference will see speakers update on what we have learnt so far from those area-based...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Wed, 01/13/2016
The nature of work has changed as employers engage with the opportunities and challenges posed by digital technology, globalisation and economic developments, resulting in new occupations and business processes that demand new skills.  More than 40 employer-education and training provider partnerships have been supported by the Education and Training Foundation to respond creatively to this challenge.  A distinctive feature of this response has been leaders from business and education and...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Wed, 01/13/2016
This event booked up and had a waiting list in 2015, so please book now. The Summit opens with Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills. New leadership challenges arise frequently. Area Reviews will alter the education and training landscape well into the next parliament. With major reforms and financial constraints, no one working in the education and training sector will be untouched by changes to current structures and ways of working. Leaders will require an openness, to accept to new...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Thu, 01/07/2016
Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week (16 to 18 March 2016) and in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, (BIS), the conference and exhibition will support apprenticeship providers, employers and assessment bodies during a time of major reform and uncertainty. The conference will offer a mixture of key note speeches from Government Ministers and Shadow Cabinet members, workshops from assessment bodies and Trailblazer groups to in-depth practical sessions...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Thu, 01/07/2016
The AoC Governance Summit 2016, taking place on 2 March, is the key event for governors and clerks within the academic year. The Summit will bring together partners and stakeholders as well as key representatives of the education community to share good practice and achievements of FE and Sixth Form College governance. The conference is your opportunity to: – Understand the strategic importance of governance – Hear about the latest policy developments in governance from BIS, Ofsted and others...

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