The Future of FE and Skills

The Future of FE and Skills

28th October 2015

The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL), an independent charity and think tank which is working to strengthen the leadership of thinking in further education and skills, would like to welcome you to its parliamentary symposium.
UK FE and skills is undergoing dramatic change with cuts to public funding, demographic shifts, and increased competition from schools and universities all contributing. The sector needs to overcome these challenges in order to thrive, but progress is hampered by gaps in our collective knowledge of FE and skills which, in comparison to other parts of the education system, is under-conceptualised, under-researched, under-theorised, and as a result, is often under-understood. 
Our aim is to move towards a better way of understanding and talking about what the FE and skills sector does, so that we can articulate and make a clearer case for our place in the skills system.
Through this symposium FETL hopes to look at:

– The space FE and skills institutions currently occupy in the education and training system
– Skills structures and whether the current model for FE is fit for purpose
– The potential impact of the Spending Review and Area Reviews of Post-16 Education and Training
– What can organisations such as FETL do to facilitate the leadership of thinking in this area?
Please join us at 5:30pm for afternoon tea followed by a lively panel discussion.

Policy Connect is supporting the organisation of this event.


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