Further Education

Further Education

Augar Review Report– will the ‘Cinderella sector’ find its glass slipper?

The Augar Review into Post 18 Education and funding was published 30 May 2019. Augar said the report’s proposals seek to “rebuild further education, for too long the Cinderella sector, and see technical and vocational education as a means of addressing the country’s skills gap”. The report contains a number of recommendations about the future of higher and further education provision.

For the further education sector, these include:

Stone King is pleased to support the Love Our Colleges Week of Activity

Love Our Colleges Week of Activity, runs from Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May. The week aims to highlight the work colleges in England which collectively educate and train 2.2 million people every year.

During the week colleges are holding events and inviting local business partners to see the skills they help bring to the community. The campaign also wants to see the Chancellor ensuring meaningful and sustainable investment of colleges in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

ACAS Education Forum: West Midlands - Birmingham - 09.04.2019

Employment and Immigration Law Seminar

Keep up-to-date on relevant developments in the sector. Surinder Kaur Dhillon, our specialist employment lawyer, together with colleagues from ACAS, will deliver the Employment law update session on case law specific to the sector and new developments which have practical impact on the day-to-day operation of schools.

Julie Moktadir, our immigration specialist, looks at the impact of Brexit for employers and what challenges there will be in the short- and longer-term. Julie will also discuss recent changes to Right to Work checks, and how to ensure compliance.

Date & Location

Wednesday 9 April 2019
Stone King LLP (ihub 4th Floor), Colmore Gate, 2-6 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2QD.


09:30am: Registration and refreshments
09:50am: Welcome and introduction
10:00am - 11:00am: Employment Law Update with Surinder Dhillon
11:00am - 11:15am: Refreshments
11:15am - 12:30pm: Immigration Law Update with Julie Motkadir
12:30pm: Finish


Julie Moktadir | Surinder Dhillon


This event is free to attend.

Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Further Education Insolvency Regime

When further education colleges transferred out of local government in 1992, the government did not make any rules about what would happen if a college ran out of money. Central government became the funder of last resort. However, with financial pressures rising to a crescendo in recent years, coupled with an increasing number of financial notices to improve being triggered, this brought into sharp focus the fact that there were no statutory arrangements in place should a college become insolvent.

Further Education

We understand that funding pressures, curriculum changes and governance remapping through Area Reviews are radically and rapidly changing the dynamics and shape of the Further Education (FE) sector. Our service for FE institutions provides you with innovative support to meet these challenges and make the most of your opportunities.


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