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Some resource highlights:

Webinar: Scripting the Future

On 27th July we held a webinar with Neil Bates and Professor Ewart Keep. This webinar explored the impact of greater competition between colleges and the marketisation of English FE more generally. It was based on a new FETL report – Scripting the future – exploring the potential strategic leadership responses to the marketisation of English FE and vocational provision. It looked at how best colleges can respond to current policies and position themselves for the future. Issues such as why marketisation is popular with government, the tensions that market forces create between FE and schools, the pressures it places on traditional forms of governance, the impact of market regulation on colleges, and who actually is the customer in this marketplace were also explored. Watch the recording below.

‘In Conversation’

The second in FETL’s ‘In Conversation’ series sees Dame Ruth Silver, FETL’s President, talk with Neil Bates, Associate Director for Technical Education Reforms and T Levels at the Education and Training Foundation


Webinar: Higher Education in Further Education: Leading the Challenge

This webinar considered the issues raised in the FETL Monograph “Higher Education in Further Education: leading the challenge” (Widdowson and King FETL 2018). Neil Bates interviewed John Widdowson, discussing the challenges and opportunities facing colleges offering higher education alongside their core business of further education. It deals with matters such as developing an effective strategy for HE and how to approach managing relationships with universities and other partners. Following the interview John answered a series of questions from the webinar’s views. You can view the recording of the webinar below, and the Monograph can be downloaded here.

FETL’s post-lecture webinar

Following the Lecture the attendees were invited to submit questions to Professor Mark Stein that would be posed to him in a webinar. Dame Ruth Silver, FETL President, and Mark held an hour-long discussion during which the viewers’ questions were discussed. You can watch the video of the webinar here:

Spring Symposium 2018: Thinking about Place

The FETL Annual Lecture 2018

Explore thoughts to the lecture, captured pre and post the event:

FETL Chair in FE Leadership, Martin Doel, Lecture


FETL, ‘In Conversation’ with Dame Ruth Silver and Ricky McMenemy

Mental wellbeing and leadership

The Inaugural FETL Lecture, with Jim Krantz

The AOC conference

Coleg Gwent: Research into challenges of austerity welcomed by the FE Sector

FETL Symposium

IPPR Scotland

FETL IPPR Scottish Skills System event 2017

Launch of the FETL sponsored Social Market Foundation report into FE and skills.

FETL Winter Symposium 2017