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Join Tom Bewick, Chief Executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) as he meets with the senior figures, leaders and decision makers that can rock your SkillsWorld.

Some great interviews in the podcast can from the likes of Sir Gerry B (ifA), Eileen Milner (ESFA) David Hughes (AOC) and Phil Beach (Ofqual)… between 5 and 10 minutes long they include some exclusive insights into global developments in Skills and FE.
15 Episodes
Former education secretary says current reforms in technical education ‘living miles in the past'
Joining Tom this week is Professor Barbara Stalder, who is the Head of Teacher Education. She actually has a number of responsibilities at the Bern University of Teacher Education. She's going to talk about the Swiss apprenticeship model.Find out more at
March of the Robots, Dual Apprenticeship System & Flexibility: Prof. Felix Rauner and Richard Marsh talk to Tom for #SkillsWorld Germany
This week Tom talks to Claire Fox, Director of Academy of Ideas, and regular commentator on our airwaves around a whole host of moral and political issue. Claire originally worked as a mental health social worker, she also worked as an English lecturer in two further education colleges in the late 1980s and 90s. Looking back to her time as a lecturer, Claire recalls the vibrancy and wide range of provision that was available, and discusses FE funding, social mobility, the over emphasis on grades and qualifications in technical education, and Brexit...
Tom spoke to Rob Halfon MP for this episode of #SkillsWorld. Listen here to find out what Rob said about Ofqual, the Institute, and apprenticeship quality assurance:
This week for Skills World, Tom reports from the frontline of skills delivery, where he talks to award winning independent apprenticeship training provider, LDN Apprenticeships:
Kirstie Donnelly and Tom Bewick discuss what a more flexible Levy could, and should be spent on for this episode of #SkillsWorld:
Tom talks to Paul Champion, President, Tranzed Apprenticeship Services, Maryland. Learn how British expat, Paul Champion, took his years of experience running apprenticeship providers in the UK, and has set up a successful independent training provider in Maryland, operating across several states.
Tom talks to Mardy Leathers, Director of Workforce Development, State of Missouri; and Susannah Lawson, Director and Co-founder of OneFile Ltd. Find out how the state of Missouri is openly encouraging the adoption of the British apprenticeship model in its expansion effort.
Tom talks to Dr. Robert Lerman, apprenticeship expert at the D.C. based think tank, the Urban Institute. Find out about the policy context shaping work based learning in the United States.
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