Expert Voices

Our Expert Voices page is the perfect online resource for comments and advice on all things education. Constantly updated with sector news, Mike and Beej will be sharing their views on all the latest announcements and what it means for education.

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Mike Atkinson

MIS and Data Specialist and Lead LCG Consultant

Having worked in the FE sector for over 30 years and an FE MIS, Data and Funding consultant since 2002, Mike leads on our MIS and Data consultancy support to colleges and other FE providers. Mike joined Learning Curve Group in May 2014 as Director of MIS, and his lengthy experience of both education and consultancy work, combined with his technical ability to analyse data, means he is ideally suited to provide advice to providers of all sizes on any MIS issue, minimising data errors and maximising efficiencies.

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Beej Kaczmarczyk

Director at Learning Curve Group

During Beej’s career of more than 40 years in education and training, he has become a hugely respected and admired funding and planning specialist for Further Education providers. He joined Learning Curve Group in January 2015 after retiring as principal consultant with Sector Training, the company he and two colleagues founded in 2005 – and his skills have significantly added to our comprehensive training offer.

Recent changes in educational policy

How are you implementing the Prevent duty?

September 6th, 2016 |

We ran another free webinar with Beej Kaczmarczyk on Thurs 1st Sept that covered the recently released report, ‘How well are further education and skills providers implementing the ‘Prevent’ duty?’....

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Optimising Delivery of Access to HE Programmes

July 29th, 2016 |

This webinar presented by Beej Kaczmarczyk, with contributions from Ascentis, provides you with up-to date information on the planning, delivery and funding of Access to HE programmes in 2016/17. With...

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Radical changes to technical and vocational qualifications for post-16 learners: an evaluation of the proposed new system

July 22nd, 2016 |

Lord Sainsbury’s ‘Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education’ and the Government’s response to it in the ‘Post 16 Skills Plan’ lays out a radical plan to reform the...

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More questions than answers

July 21st, 2016 |

After a turbulence of the last few weeks, both employers and providers are trying to make sense of the current situation for the funding of apprenticeships in levy and non-levy...

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Three million additional apprenticeships by 2020

July 1st, 2016 |

It’s a big ask, but one that is as exciting as it is challenging for the Further Education sector. Three million additional apprenticeships by 2020 – and to a higher...

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Fewer, larger, more resilient and efficient providers

April 1st, 2016 |

“We will need to move towards fewer, often larger, more resilient and efficient providers.” That was the clear message we received as governors of a college involved in the first...

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