Take learning to the people – A new report from City & Guilds warns that a top down approach to recovery puts the UK economy at risk and calls for increased devolution to address challenges that lie ahead

We have been working closely with our core partner City & Guilds Group to create opportunities to further our 12 month FED National Consultation on a long term vision for education. Their recent report ‘Act Now to get Britain Working Again’ highlights a recurring theme discussed at our series of FED round table events. The […]

Levelling up: From rhetoric to reality

Presented by the Chief Executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies, Tom Bewick, #SkillsWorldLive is a radio show that builds on the popular #SkillsWorld podcast series, where Tom interviews leading figures shaping the post-compulsory education and skills systems, including apprenticeships in the UK, and across the world. The guests include: Carl Ward – Executive Chairman at Foundation for Education […]

The College of the Future – UK-Wide Final Report

The FED welcomes this excellent, cogently argued and eminently practical report by the Independent Commission on the College of the Future, in particular the idea of the need for a longer-term strategy, central also to our aims. The Commissioners, chaired by Sir Ian Diamond, held roundtable and workshop events with a broad range of individuals […]

Working together to address the big challenges in education and skills

FED collaboration with NCFE on challenges in FE “Young people leaving education may find it harder than ever to compete for their first job; and we have needed to quickly adapt the way we teach and assess. At NCFE, we believe that if we are to overcome these challenges, we must collaborate.”  David Gallagher CEO […]

Teacher workforce development is not a ‘quick fix’

Professor Sam Twiselton OBE is one of the most influential voices in teacher education. She is Director of Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. Sam is a member of the FED’s Advisory Council and has been involved in a number of FED events. In this blog written for the FED Sam highlights the fact […]

FED council member Ndidi Okezie is awarded an OBE

Ndidi Okezie, FED council member, has successfully been awarded an OBE at The 2020 Queens Honours. This recognition comes off the back of her dedication to providing services to young people across the country following  the outbreak of Covid-19. We want to wish her congratulations, and to say thank you for all of the hard […]

Education – Whose business is it?

The FED are keen to work across sectors and in partnership with all those concerned with the future of education in this country. London First is one of the most significant organisations in London to facilitate dialogue between central and local government and the business community.  A recent FED / London First round table event featuring Baroness […]

Carl Ward ‘in conversation with’ Michael Gove

Carl Ward ‘in conversation with’…… Michael Gove. Our most recent event to celebrate the anniversary of 150 years of state education saw 12 former secretaries of State come together to discuss the past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy and to envision what it is that still needs to be done. Michael […]