Rapid change and the need to upskill and reskill means more of us are likely to be second-chance learners Wednesday, 07 February 2024

Traditional providers alone can’t solve inequality

“The next government must fully embrace ‘second-chance’ education in the drive to reverse the decline in social mobility.”

Writing in FE Week Esther Chesterman, CEO of the National Extension College explains that traditional providers don’t hold all the solutions to our failing social mobility and that distance learning providers need to be part of the debate.

Read what Esther has to say here.


Education is often seen as a strong driver of social mobility. Read more blog posts from NEC about social mobility:

  • The key to reviving social mobility – read here.
  • Is education the answer to social mobility? The contribution of the National Extension College – read here.

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