Paul McKean

Head of further education and skills

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Take-home messages from Bett 2016

The thing that makes it so rewarding for me, with my own particular focus on further education ( FE ) and skills, is the enthusiasm and commitment shown each... >>

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I am the head of further education (FE) and skills for Jisc. The key function of my role is to ensure Jisc meets the needs of providers within the FE and skills sector.

I work closely with funders, sector agencies and providers to ensure Jisc constantly understands the latest sector priorities and challenges.

The intelligence I gather helps Jisc directorates plan and respond to the ever changing needs of our FE and skills customers.


Previously I managed Jisc's north west Regional Support Centre (RSC) for 11 months and before that I worked as the learning resources and ILT development manager at Bolton College for 14 years.

Media coverage

Balance of opinion
Education Technology, February 2017

College leaders’ lack of digital skill curbs use of educational technology
TES, September 2015

FE, FELTAG and future gazing
Education Technology, February 2015

Supporting you through the FELTAG recommendations
FE News, December 2014