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BCS Announce New Head of Apprenticeships

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has appointed John Pritchard as Head of Apprenticeships.

Profit in Prof IT Conference Initiative to Add Prestige to Technology Careers

The Prof IT 2006 Conference, in London, saw the launch of a new initiative to help promote I.T. expertise for the British Computer Society (BCS).

e-skills Passport identifies the skills needs and ITQ provides the training solution

IT students at British Computer Society (BCS) centres will be able to monitor their ITQ progress with an online self-assessment program from e-skills UK.

Digital skills on the agenda

Following the recent announcement by Matthew Hancock that the Government intends to consult on its proposal to launch a traineeships programme, Richard French, Director of Education Policy at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, argues that digital skills are as important as numeracy and literacy in the preparation for work.

Concern over single funding pot for local enterprise

Richard French, education policy director from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, discusses the potential implications of a single competitive pot of funding for local enterprise (LEPs).BCS is concerned that funding for Approved Centres that provide vocational IT user qualifications could be affected. The concern arises from the announcement by George Osborne as part of his 2013 budget that he would accept Michael Heseltine's idea of a single competitive pot of funding for local enterprise which arose out of his report ‘No Stone Unturned’ published last November. The aim is to ‘ensure the future generation leave school and college with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that make them ready to succeed in the work place’.

IT most popular choice on QCF

Two qualifications provided by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, were the most popular on the Qualifications and Credit Framework, according to recent Ofqual statistics.

BCS launches e-learning specialist group in Second Life

As e-learning continues to expand at a pace, the British Computer Society (BCS) is establishing an e-learning specialist group to provide leadership and direction. The group will hold regular meetings in virtual worlds such as Second Life.

Decline in Computing Students Is 'Potentially Disastrous Situation', According to UK Academics

CPHC Report – A Study on the IT labour market in the UK The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing in the UK (CPHC) announces the launch of a new report , entitled “A Study on the IT labour market in the UK”, commissioned by CPHC through the British Computer Society (BCS) and carried out by Research Insights Ltd, a market survey organisation.

Training providers share insights on IT user skills at ITQ conference

More than 300 IT training providers came together at the QEII conference centre in central London to share best practice and innovation at e-skills UK's annual ITQ conference on 29th May. ITQ is a flexible qualification which enables those who use IT to develop the skills most relevant to their particular needs.


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