adult learning & fe news

  1. November Policy in your Pocket update out now!

    The November 2017 issue of Policy in your Pocket is now out!  It's a bumper edition, and  includes:   ·       A Budget for skills? ·       Industrial… Read More
  2. Develop your skills with Advanced Teacher Status

    Advanced Teacher Status is the new higher level recognition for teaching, and a natural next career step for those with several year’s teaching experience and QTLS.  It is aimed at teachers and trainers who want to develop and demonstrate… Read More
  3. October issue of Policy in your Pocket out now!

    The latest Policy in your Pocket briefing has been published. In the October 2017 issue you will find: ·       Adult learning update… Read More
  4. Cheryl Turner gives tribute to Jane Slowey

    Like so many others, I have been very saddened by the news that the wonderful Jane Slowey has passed away. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of enjoying Jane’s warmth and wisdom in numerous settings but it is her contribution to the Third… Read More
  5. AEB tender update - ESFA shakes the magic money tree!

    Following representation from the TSNLA and others, the ESFA has offered additional funding for successful AEB tenderers. This funding is for 17/18 only. It is a response to our complaint that unsuccessful bidders who previously held contracts were… Read More
  6. September issue of Policy in your Pocket out now!

    It’s been a busy couple of months, with plenty of controversy and new announcements. In September's Policy in your Pocket bulletin, you will find: Adult learning turmoil (including the Adult Education Budget crisis; a legal challenge to the AEB… Read More
  7. The ESFA has ridden rough-shod over the work of many vital third sector providers. The TSNLA's Tim Ward demands answers in this expert article in FE News

    TSNLA Chief Executive Tim Ward has written an expert article in FE Week about some of the disastrous consequences of AEB procurement on third sector provision across the country.  In it, he claims that the ESFA has ridden rough-shod over the work of… Read More
  8. Tim Ward writes open letter to ESFA about cuts in funding to third sector providers

    TSNLA CEO, Tim Ward has written to Peter Lauener at the Education and Skills Funding Agency raising serious concerns about the impact of the recent Adult Education Budget tender resulots. Tim said "We have been raising concerns about this… Read More
  9. July issue of the TSNLA Policy in your Pocket out now!

    The July issue of Policy in Your Pocket is now out, bringing you a monthly round-up of all that’s new and important for third sector learning and skills.  We’ve done all the hard work and kept up with the news to bring you this summary of… Read More
  10. Call for evidence in review of adult, FE and vocational funding

    The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the economics of higher education, further education, and vocational training. It will consider:   Is the current structure of post-school education and training,… Read More