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 […]

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 […]

Our latest Podcast now available

Hear Carl Ward, founder and Chair of the Foundation for Education Development (FED) in conversation with Nick MacKenzie, an education lawyer and partner at Browne Jacobson LLP discussing how a long-term education vision and plan can best serve the needs of our country and its people. Laying the foundations for the development of a national […]

‘Lets Get Britain Working Again’ City & Guilds Webinar

Information on City & Guilds Webinar – 2 November 2020 Issues surrounding the shape of a future workforce and the challenges of delivering appropriate skills are a key area of the 12 month consultation being run by the FED as part of our work to develop a long term plan and vision for Education. Many […]

The Launch of FED150 – ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’

If you missed our first event in celebration of 150 Years of State Education that went live on September 14th, you can now catch up HERE. Hosted by Carl Ward, Chair of the FED, listen to Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson – Secretary of State for Education, Sir Michael Barber, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Dame Julia Cleverdon, […]

Learn more about the FED and an update from our recent consultation events

The Foundation for Education Development (FED) was established as a neutral space for sharing views on how to build a longer-term approach to English education policy and planning. Only through long term planning, can we fully empower future generations and unlock the country’s potential. Together we can build a world class education system across the […]