HE has a HESA – why can’t FE have a FESA?

21 May 2018

By Andy Norman

A "data deficit" is responsible for the persistent failure of UK skills policy, explains Andy Norman, who wants to establish a new FE statistics agency.

While it may seem like the skills discourse is reaching a political crescendo, appreciation of its importance is really nothing new.

Researchers and politicians alike have waxed lyrical about the need to build an effective skills system for well over a century. Translating this into improved outcomes for learners, businesses and the wider economy, however, has too often been beyond the power of public policy.

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