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NORTH EAST SCHOOLS URGED TO ACT IN LIGHT OF AGENCY CLOSURE TO ENSURE CHILDREN STAY SAFE

HUNDREDS of North East schools could be without access to adequate e-safety advice and security resources when a Government-backed support network closes this year.

Ten top reasons to become an apprentice

As young people across the country open their exam results, it’s a time to celebrate all the hard work and a time to think about the future.

Becta launches global forum to unite policy makers across the world

A new global forum has been launched to unite policy makers on the critical value of technology in education across the globe. The Learning and Technology World Forum, which will take place in London from 12 to 14 January 2009, aims to underline the importance of the effective application of technology in education, and the resulting benefits for individuals and commerce. It will expand upon the previously held Moving Young Minds international ministerial seminar, and will be joined by more than 50 government ministers, as well as leading educational practitioners to exchange information and evaluate current developments to assist in the development of policy. Stephen Crowne, chief executive of Becta, which will host the forum, said: "The Learning and Technology World Forum represents a much needed platform for debate among all those involved globally in key aspects of policy design and the application of technology within education. "The UK Government has set out ambitious objectives for education and skills. Technology underpins all of these, and this global event will act as a catalyst to explore how collaboratively developing policy and strategy can deliver real and tangible benefits for Next Generation Learning, in the UK and worldwide." The forum, which is held in partnership with the British Equipment Suppliers Association and the British Council, is expected to attract over 500 participants from at least 60 countries. It will feature a series of keynote sessions, presentations, interactive workshops and site visits to schools, colleges, museums and art galleries across London.

North-West business creates ten apprenticeship opportunities

Costa Coffee franchisee launches new bespoke apprenticeship programme, offering young people in region an alternative to traditional university route

A Cut Above the Rest, using NCFE's unique accreditation scheme

McDonalds, Flybe and Network Rail did it and now a north east businesswoman is following suit - launching her own nationally recognised work-based training programme.

Bristol School of Art celebrates 2008 with their end of year shows extravaganza!!!!

Filton College is pleased to announce another successful year for The Bristol School of Art.

COLLEGE LECTURER TURNS EXPLORER FOR ICY ADVENTURE

TechnologyOne Selected for the Institute of Education

Following a comprehensive procurement process, TechnologyOne has been selected to supply and install a completely new finance, procurement, business intelligence and reporting solution software package for the Institute of Education (IoE), one of the principal colleges of the University of London. The company’s FinancialsOne software solution is replacing the IoE’s existing hybrid financial packages.

TIMMS: EMPLOYMENT AT A NEW RECORD HIGH

Figures out today show the number of people in employment has increased to a new record high of 29.46 million. At the same time the numbers claiming Jobseekers Allowance continues to fall for the seventeenth consecutive month, remaining the lowest claimant count for 32 years.

EDINBURGH ADVENTURE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Sport lecturers at Edinburgh’s Telford College are offering businesses the chance to take part in a team-building challenge with a difference – a treasure hunt around some of the Capital’s most famous landmarks.

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