Skills & Employability Review: A snapshot of hot news, events and infographics trending in the further education and skills sector.
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The Skills & Employability Review: Issue 9


We have changed

The Skills & Employability Review has been given a makeover. We are going bolder and more mobile friendly to make it easier for you to keep up with FE news and events on the go.

In this issue: AELP comments on the big FE & skills challenges, 20 further education leaders to follower on twitter, and as always our pick of the months news and infographics.

Welcome to Paul Edsall

We would like to introduce Paul Edsall who has joined the Macleod Associates as our new Partnership and Account Manager.

Bringing 15 years of experience in the education sector to our team, in his most recent position Paul managed UK centre accreditations, qualification and partnership development within IAM of The Instructus Group and education charities.

Paul is a regular at education events and conferences, so if you haven't already met him, you will probably bump into him soon.

As Partnership and Account Manager, Paul will lead our marketing and new partnership growth. Including introducing of Workpepper LMS to the UK education sector, recognition of partners and national training centres, and managing distribution of Cloud trials, system training to recognised centre’s SMT. Paul will be contacting you all very shortly looking to introduce himself in person.

Say hello to Paul - m: 07880 367 655 or  e:

Responding To The Big FE & Skills Challenges – AELP CEO

The ability to work successful with employers is the USP that makes training providers well placed to handle the considerable challenges posed by the further education and skills sector.

The AELP new CEO Stewart Segal highlights short and long-term challenges to the sector...
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Transforming Further Education & Skills Delivery

What is the secret ingredient of an outstanding further education skills provider?

With this Government focus on outcome responsive curriculum it is increasingly important to be able to record and track these outcomes in order to claim funding...
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20 Further Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

Figuring out who to follow on twitter can take a bit of work, so to make life a little bit easier we have compiled a list of the top people to follow in further education (with a few higher education pros thrown in too).
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Too Many Adults At Risk – Latest OECD Report On Skills

David Hughes Chief Executive of NIACE responds to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills.

"While there are positives…there are many areas that are deeply concerning. …We need to find out what will motivate people back into learning and create a culture where learning is seen as an aspirational activity which will not only benefit individuals but their families and communities as well...”
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Does the Education System Meet Business Needs?

A survey of UK businesses found that 50% believe that the current education system does not adequately prepare learners for the world of work.
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UK Employment Rate 71.7% - Infographic

We have created a brand new infographic of the latest UK employment figures show 29.87 million in work.
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Funding For Projects Advancing Equality, Diversity And Inclusion

41 education and training organisations across England have been funded to deliver projects that will advance equality, diversity and inclusion in adult learning. The successful providers are being funded by the Skills Funding Agency’s Equality and Diversity Innovation Fund, managed by NIACE.
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New Funding System Delay Has Knock-On Effect

Sub-contractor issues wages warning over prime’s non-payment.

Sub-contractors are suffering devastating knock-on effects as the wait for a new Skills Funding Agency (SFA) payment system continues, Chris Henwood of FE Week reveals.
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