Aislinn Smith with her fellow manufacturing technician apprentices Marc O’Rourke, Ben Madden,  Garrett Collins and Paul McDonnell.

College has long been sold as the be-all and end-all of education. In recent years, however, that narrative is changing. In 2014, Solas took over th(...)

Adult education: this is a sector where you can take a course purely out of interest. Photograph: Tom Merton/Getty

College choice can seem confusing, but it’s relatively straightforward compared with the mountain of options in the adult- and further-education secto(...)