Nick Linford is the former editor of FE Week as well as an expert in further education funding and performance systems.

He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 15,000 people in the last six years.

Nick is also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships (, two books about funding and data published by Pearson and founded Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week ( and Schools Week (

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted grade one.

Session details | Nick’s speech will take place on Day One and Day Two of AAC.

Speaker Details
  • Name

    Nick Linford

  • Job Role

    Apprenticeship funding and policy expert and former editor of FE Week

  • Organisation


  • Date

    Monday 21 March

  • Session

    Plenary one | 09:45-10:45