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