#SkillsWorldLive Radio Show

#SkillsWorldLive Radio Show

Presented by Tom Bewick, #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show builds on the popular podcast series, #SkillsWorld on FE News, where Tom interviewed some of the leading figures shaping the post-compulsory education and skills systems, including apprenticeships. Originally created to help bring people together and connect the world of FE during the coronavirus outbreak, season 2 of the #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show will take place every Friday 10:30am to 11:30am. Supported by the Federation of Awarding Bodies, their Platinum Partners' programme, and in association with FE News, #SkillsWorld Radio Show Live will carry: — weekly interviews with special guests making headlines from around the globe — phone-ins for people working in the Further Education and skills sector, including apprenticeships — analysis of the key issues affecting employers, learners, providers and awarding bodies — top tunes from the 80s, 90s and 2000s Your World. Skills World. Available for broadcast, download and replay on the FE News website (www.fenews.co.uk/skillsworld) and other channels (e.g. Spotify, iTunes and Sound Cloud). Team: Presenter: Tom Bewick Editor: Gavin O’Meara Digital Producer: Ellie Hanson Policy: Dr Rebecca Conway Operations: Karen Daws E-mail: skillsworld@fenews.co.uk


October 28, 2022 91 mins
This week, presenter Tom Bewick, was asked to question a panel at the Battle of Ideas Festival taking place in London.
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This week, we’re in Leeds as we co-produce the show, sponsored by Pearson, with BTEC Media Production students at Leeds City College’s Quarry Hill Campus.
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Delivering a keynote speech to the Bruges Group on Monday 3 October, Jenkyns told a gathering of party members that she felt the government had another major fight on its hands, at least equivalent to the Brexit process.
On the FE and skills brief, minister Jenkyns said:

“A skilled modern economy competing on the global stage requires technical skills just as much as it needs graduates. Yet the current system would rather our youn...
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The Great Skills Debate at the Labour Party Conference.
For the first time, Skills World Live Radio Show hit the main party political conference season, starting with Labour in Liverpool.

It comes at a time when:

The UK is the second slowest in the G7 for productivity grow (output per hour worked)
British employers have slashed investment in workplace skills by up to a fifth since 2005
2 million adults have fallen off the community educ...
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This week, Dr Jo Saxton, the Chief Regulator at Ofqual, makes her inaugural appearance on the Skills World Live Radio Show.

Presenter, Tom Bewick, interviewed the quango chief about four key issues:

The roll out of plans to tackle grade inflation as a result of the pandemic?
What lessons will be learned from the delay to some VTQ results this summer?
One year on from taking on the role, how is her ‘true north’ agenda going and what doe...
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July 8, 2022 62 mins
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After a short break, the award winning Skills World Live Radio Show is back with its ‘on the road’ format of the podcast!

This week, we’re co-producing the show with Level BTEC Media Production students at Walsall College in the West Midlands. Sponsored by Pearson.

Themed, ‘Levelling-up through further education and skills in the West Midlands’, the students ask all the hard hitting questions of our panel. These include:

Is levelling ...
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Check out our Christmas special of the programme (!) When Tom Bewick shared the presenter mic for the first time with the UK’s employment minister, Mims Davies MP.

Before entering Parliament, Mims was previously a local BBC radio DJ. So, the Skills World Live production team were honoured to record an episode with Mims, which was all about how the Department for Work and Pensions has been working to prevent a public health crisis f...
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After the successful FAB conference, where the programme aired two outside broadcasts, the Skills World Live Radio Show returns to its familiar surrounds of the livestream studio.

On this week’s show, Tom Bewick goes Head to Head with Lord Shipley, the chair of the House of Lords committee on youth unemployment. He explores the committee’s central recommendation to gear two thirds of all apprenticeships in future towards the under-...
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In this week’s show, Skills World Live presenter Tom Bewick, looks at the impact of the recent Budget and Spending Review for FE and skills.

The Department for Education says the three year settlement for FE will result in a 26 per cent real terms increase on levels invested in 2019.

However, analysis by the Learning and Work Institute has found that by 2025, spending will still be on average, £750 million less on FE than it was in...
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Welcome back to a brand new season of the Skills World Live Radio Show! Thank you for sticking with the number one podcast in FE.

In this episode, presenter, Tom Bewick, explores why we have a skills crisis in the UK and what can be done about it.

After all, you can’t read a newspaper or switch on a news channel at the moment without one story or another about supply chain shortages, caused by not enough HGV drivers, abattoir work...
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To end Season 3 of the radio show, I was delighted when Alun Francis, the principal and chief executive of Oldham College invited us to record the last episode of the series at the campus business centre which has recently been constructed. It was a real pleasure to have such close involvement with the college staff teams and wider student community.

The end result is a version of the show on tour, in front of a live audience. My pa...
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The #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show is back! In this 50-minute special the show’s presenter, Tom Bewick, asks the important question “Will the Spending Review deliver for FE?”.

After the news, Tom speaks to Rt Anne Milton the Former skills minister, Julian Gravatt from Association of Colleges and Luke Sebiata from the IFS for their views.

After an extended length interview Tom speaks to Emily Carver, Head of Media at the Institute of Eco...
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During this week’s show, Presenter, Tom Bewick focusses on the Post-16 review of qualifications at Level 3 and the recent Skills for Success report from The Open University and Be the Business.

Tom kicks of the show with a 1-2-1 interview with Chief Executive of VTCT and Federation of Awarding Bodies co-chair, Alan Woods. Following on from the 1-2-1, Tom interviews guests:

Stewart Segal, Executive Director at Youth Employment UK
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In our 13th episode of the third season, Tom Bewick dives into the Baker Clause and the current state of careers advice.

In the first 1-2-1 interview of the show, Tom interviews Ruth Gilbert, Honorary Fellow, UCL Institute of Education and Group Education Director at Qdos/Manor. In the first chat segment of the show Tom speaks to William Baldwin, Principal at Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College and former pupil, Gemma Creamer...
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