onlyFE Are You Ready For Robots In The Classroom

Are You Ready For Robots In The Classroom?

Is your learning establishment preparing for – or even aware of – the next revolution in human development: robots educating our young? Artificial intelligence (AI) is here already Artificial intelligence (AI), though rudimentary at the moment, is already having an impact on daily life. Your mobile phone is fast becoming a personal assistant, learning to anticipate your needs. Computer games …

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The Further Forces Programme: A Recruiting Sergeant For Future FE Teachers

Forget the loud, beetroot-faced Sergeant Major stereotype, modern military personnel are highly trained, motivated and ideal for inspiring young people in further education. So, should you be looking at the battlefield, parade ground or flight deck for your next generation of teachers and managers? A new, improved recruitment scheme After the failure of “Troops to Teachers”, launched in 2013 by …

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One Job Board Fits All? Don’t Put All Your Job Ads Into One Recruiting Basket

Another academic year quickly draws to a close and, once exam halls and prom discos have been tidied up, thoughts will turn to the Autumn term. July has been identified as the prime time for recruiting new College principals and it’s also the ideal opportunity for teaching and support staff to move on to new challenges. We’d like to share …

Is there a digital future for Further and Adult Education?

Guest Blog: Is There A Digital Future For Further And Adult Education?

Further and Adult Education needs to rapidly adapt to the changing digital world. Investment is needed in the digital infrastructure – and workforce skills it needs to support the needs of learners, employers and our communities. FELTAG has provided a catalyst and the movement and community are thriving but there is a policy vacuum. It is almost 4 years since …

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Attracting Young Talent Into The Fold

Q. What do Sir Michael Caine, Ozzy Osborne and millionaire businessman Charlie Mullins have in common? A. They all started out as apprentice plumbers It’s exam time again and a generation of bright young things are being measured against the national yardstick of GCSEs or A-Levels before being sent out into the world of work. But with university entrance reaching …

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Facebook Vs LinkedIn: Who will take the title for worldwide careers platform?

When we think of scouting for talent, or searching for the next career challenge the natural tendency is to steer towards LinkedIn. Facebook for fun – LinkedIn for business – right? Wrong! Following LinkedIn’s interface overhaul in January; not wanting to miss out on the continual evolution of it’s social media platform, Facebook followed suit a few weeks later with …

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The Five Most Misleading Claims in FE Recruitment

At onlyFE, we’ve heard it all. So we’ve created a handy download that identifies some of the most distorted and disingenuous claims made in the online World of FE recruitment. From logos to premium listings, it’s all in there. To get started with some good old fashioned myth busting, complete the form below to receive your free download: Take a …

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The “T Levels” – What are they, and what do you need to know?

When it comes to technical training, big changes are afoot in Further Education. During the Spring Budget announcement, chancellor Philip Hammond committed to pledge an additional £500 million per year to technical training programmes. This move has been labelled the ‘T-levels’ plan by the media, and it has been hyped as a new alternative to A-levels. Hammond has touted this as …

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Pop Up Colleges – A trend that is here to stay?

Dynamic start-up pairs FE providers with adults eager to learn in an offbeat setting. A new trend is emerging across the country, as ‘pop up Colleges’ are giving adults an opportunity to learn a variety of new skills in non-traditional environments. Designed to be welcoming, accessible and affordable, pop up Colleges are filling a gap in the UK’s FE market. …