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18:00 - 19:30 15 February 2018

Defining Further Education: Does it Matter?


Jeffery Hall | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Martin Doel, Prof. of Leadership in Further Education & Skills, UCL Institute of Education, Martin Doel was appointed as the first Further Education Trust for Leadership Professor of Leadership in Further Education and Skills at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in April 2016 after having previously been the Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC) from 2008. Prior to this Martin served for 28 years in the Royal Air Force where his final appointment was as Director of Training and Education for all three Armed Services, working in the Ministry of Defence, the largest employer of apprentices in the UK. He was appointed OBE in 1998 for his work in support of operations in the Balkans and for his contribution to Anglo-German relations and CBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for his contribution to further and higher educ

There is no commonly accepted definition of further education with the term being used to embrace provision that ranges from foundation learning for adults to higher apprenticeships, as well as academic and vocational education for young people from age 14 onwards. In this lecture Professor Doel will argue that this lack of definition does have consequences in terms of a lack of agency for institutions and organisations classed as FE providers, in inconstancy of Government policymaking in this area and in the resources allocated to post-16 and adult education. This lecture is in association with the Further Education Trust for Leadership.


Kate Thomas
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