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Our resource database currently contains 8 resources in the Further Education Colleges section, listed in summary form below. To view the full descriptive record for each resource click the '[View full description/Comments] ' link after the title.

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Full list of 8 resources from the Further Education Colleges section listed below.

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Engineering FE Scoping Study : HE Engineering Provision in FE Colleges
The Engineering Subject Centre commissioned a six-month scoping study to investigate views from within the Further Education sector on teaching and learning issues. This report discusses the findings of this study and suggests ways in which the Engineering Subject Centre might support staff within FE with responsibilities for teaching HE Engineering.

Author(s): Dr Kate Exley

URL(s):
 • http://www.engsc.ac.uk/downloads/resources/FEwebfinal.pdf

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Good practice in assessment of NQF BTEC Higher Nationals
This report looks at good practice in the assessment of NQF BTEC Higher National programmes run in Further Education Colleges (FECs) in England. The report's findings are the result of a project involving the analysis of information from Edexcel Examiner reports, FEC visits, and other related feedback. The resulting profiles indicate how well a programme is conducting its assessment. The report includes examples of good and bad practice and case studies.

Author(s): Rodney Ranzetta

URL(s):
 • http://www.engsc.ac.uk/downloads/scholarart/assessment_nqf_btec.

Resource description originator
An introduction to assessment : The Higher Education Academy HE in FE : teaching and learning
This is an introductory good practice guide for HE in FE. It covers many aspects of assessment including: perceptions of assessment in the HE/FE sector, quality, types, design, management and plagiarism. A bibliography is also included.

Author(s): Gary Hargreaves

URL(s):
 • http://www.engsc.ac.uk/downloads/scholarart/intro_to_assessment.

An Interactive Practical Maths Course for Engineers

Other title: Brush up your maths : an access course for H. E. Engineering

This is an e-book by Dr Dale Baxter, an Engineering Subject Centre HE in FE Teaching Award winner who was sponsored by Aimhigher Cheshire and Warrington. The e-book is intended to provide a grounding in some of the mathematics needed to study Engineering at degree level. It focusses on basic ideas in each of the areas of mathematics that it covers. The reader is expected to use modern methods of calculation and graphing such as Excel and to access interactive internet mathematics sites in order to check calculations. In each section there are worked examples, practice examples and engineering...(more)

Author(s): Dr Dale Baxter

URL(s):
 • http://www.engsc.ac.uk/downloads/Brush_up_your_maths3.doc


Awards:
HE Academy Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Awards - Winner HE Academy Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Awards - Winner
Identifying good practice: a survey of college provision in engineering and manufacturing technologies
This Ofsted report presents findings from a 2006-2007 visit by inspectors to 18 colleges where engineering provision had been classed by a prior inspection to be good or outstanding. It looks at the enabling factors for success in engineering and manufacturing technologies for post-16 learners and provides good practice examples and recommendations for further enhancement.

Author(s): Ofsted (Corporate Author)

URL(s):
 • http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Publications-and-research/B

Journal of the further education alliance
The Journal of the Further Education Alliance, "publishing the best work by FE workers, for FE workers" was launched in January 2008 and is published three times each year. Its aim is to be useful to educationalists in or working with Further and Higher Education in order to share ideas,experiences and research. Subscription only.

Author(s): Further Education Alliance (Corporate Author)

URL(s):
 • http://www.imperialhousepublishing.com

Knowledge and technology exchange in Further Education colleges
This report addresses the role of Further Education colleges in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. It examines how knowledge and technology exchange (or transfer), innovation and creativity are being put into practice and recommends future activites and partnerships. The study, which forms the basis of the report, was carried out from March to June 2005.

Author(s): Prof. Sa'ad Medhat

URL(s):
 • http://www.neweng.org.uk/uploads/KTT-Final-Draft-Report.pdf

National Forum of Engineering Centres (NFEC)
This is the website of The National Forum of Engineering Centres (NFEC), formerly known as the National Forum for Engineering in Colleges. NFEC is a member organisation and its main aim is to promote the relevance and quality of post-16 engineering and related technology provision. NFEC is involved in Government initiatives, and to the development of National Standards and the design of related Qualifications. It also undertakes awareness-raising and continuing professional development for managers of learning and delivery staff. The website contains information for members and non-members....(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.nfec.org.uk/

This area is designed to provide access to resources which might be of use to FE lecturers delivering materials units as part of engineering courses. The main source of teaching resources remains the UKCME resources database; however there are a range of resources which are more suited to FE level courses.