The FE Podcast

Adult education budget, the apprenticeship conference and much more including a conversation with Lindsay McCurdy

Show Notes


The FE Podcast by Safaraz Ali -  For those who live and breathe Further Education: Adult Skills, Work Based Learning & Welfare to Work .

At FE PODCAST we discuss the latest from the further education sector and wherever possible welcome a range of guests to hear their views and suggestions to make some sense on what is going on in the world FE and skills.

Safaraz Ali i
is recognised as an infleuncer within the Further Education sector, especially in the provision of AEB and delivering welfare to work programmes.

His training business, the Pathway Group, operates across the country and Saf is founder of the Asian Apprenticeship Awards, now the BAME Apprenticeship Awards. This initiative encourages people from minority ethnic backgrounds to take up apprenticeships.

As a training provider, Saf knows the challenges that face people working in the vital and rapidly changing world of Further Education.

He keeps his finger on the pulse of what is happening, and these podcasts provide updates on issues of interest. An important part of this is a conversation within each episode with someone who has a particular expertise and something interesting to say.

Saf and his guest will share their views and the content may be controversial but will hopefully never be dull.

Topics that are covered are many and varied but include funding, standards, the latest developments, and Government policy as it effects the sector.

Whether the listener is a teacher, lecturer, college principal or running a training business, these podcasts will help them to keep up the speed with what is happening in the sector in which they work. They should also be an important listen for Government and policy makers.

Education and training are the future of any country and getting it right or wrong can shape the lives of millions.

But what can be lacking is up to date information about what is going on and the thoughts of key people working in FE. This is a gap that these podcasts are intended to try to fill.

News and information are important and so are comment and opinion, all hopefully delivered in a way that entertains and enlightens within these easy to listen podcasts.

What is The FE Podcast?

In The FE Podcast we discuss the latest from the further education sector, and welcome a range of guests to hear their views and suggestions and to make sense on what is going on in the world of FE and skills.