Think Further | NCFE

What can we help you find?

Qualifications, policies and documents can be found on QualHub

Visit QualHub

Think Further


Research Further
Think Further is a thought-leadership initiative created by the Association of Colleges (AoC) in partnership with NCFE.

Think Further offers a platform for the FE sector to provide deep insight and informed thought leadership on a range of topics. It brings together research-led think pieces and blogs steeped in the experience and expertise of the further education and skills sector. Its authors are true thought leaders – from college principals to leading academics and the sector’s closest partners. 

This is an opportunity to provide a unique platform for some of the most experienced and expert people in the sector. Thanks to our partnership with the Association of Colleges, we can facilitate think pieces and thought leadership from across the further education and skills sector that will spark ideas, driving improvements and innovation through collaboration and knowledge sharing.

David Gallagher, CEO at NCFE

The Association of Colleges logo

Interested in writing for Think Further?

Contact Julia Belgutay, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges

Contact Julia 

Apprenticeships Digital 2 Women Working At A Computer (Resized)
Apprenticeship levy funds should be ringfenced for young people

Kathleen Henehan, Senior Research And Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation

Read the article
Priscilla Du Preez Nf8xhlmmg0c Unsplash
Why colleges should move beyond brand

Ben Verinder, Founder and MD of Chalkstream Ltd

Read the article
Monica Melton Oc Xtqwezp4 Unsplash
Can essential skills be taught?

Tom Ravenscroft, Founder & CEO, Skills Builder Partnership

Read the article
Josh Mills U Ixtwnbxge Unsplash
What is the value of teaching British values?

Alex Warner, Principal of MK College Group

Read the article
Glenn Carstens Peters Web
Designing an education and training system – some principles and issues to bear in mind

By Professor Ewart Keep, Emeritus Professor in Education, Training and Skills at the Department of Education, Oxford University

Read the article
Brooke Cagle Uhvrvdr7pg Unsplash Web
Should colleges be lobbying on poverty?

By Darren Hankey, Principal at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Read the article
Dylan Gillis Kdeqa3atnby Unsplash
Why colleges should think more deeply about their charitable status

By Smita Jamdar, Partner and Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau

Read the article
Alexis Brown Omeahbefln4 Unsplash
An Improvement Plan for Oldham’s Local Economy

By Alun Francis, Principal and Chief Executive of Oldham College, and Andy Westwood, Professor of Government Practice and Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester

Read the article