Articles from YMCA

YMCA Awards strengthens leadership team with two senior appointments

One of the UK’s leading awarding bodies, YMCA Awards, has bolstered its leadership team with two senior appointments as it looks to prioritise customer experience and quality throughout 2017.

£1 Billion decline in funding for youth services in 10 years

Figures uncovered today by YMCA reveal the true extent of cuts to youth services funding by local authorities in England and Wales since 2010, with an allocation of just under £429m in 2018/19, compared to £1.4bn in 2010/11 - a real terms decline of 70%.

The Impact of Education on #MentalHealth and 3 Ways to Optimise #Wellbeing for Our Students

While we’ve known for some time that our experiences of the education system can have a lasting impact on our lives – good or bad – in the past it has been difficult to determine just to what extent positive or negative experiences of education affect us in the long-term.

Building sustainable funding for FE digitisation

Peter Lauener recently announced that the SFA may soon allow FE colleges to sell assets and reinvest the proceeds in technology and digitising services.

FE needs a different kind of e-Learning model

It seems like e-Learning has been around for ages and there's a lot of great e-Learning modules available. However, many are complicated and expensive and a majority are purposed for the corporate training environment. Re-cutting them for the college market and cramming them into the curriculum won't work. The FE sector needs a different kind of e-Learning model.For me, the seductive power of learning technology lies in its ability to calibrate to different learning styles, paces and environments, offering a truly learner-centric approach, supported by tutors. We all agree that students learn in a different ways, so a key factor in motivating learners is to match course content to their own interests and customised personal learning journey. The problem is that the monolithic structure and architecture of our education system has traditionally forced us to standardise the way we teach and assess.

NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK AWARDS ANNOUNCED TO MARK SUFFRAGE CENTENARY

The Government announced the first-ever National Democracy Week Awards today (21 Mar), which will take place as part of the inaugural National Democracy Week (2-8 July).

OVER HALF OF FURTHER EDUCATION TEACHERS CONSIDER WORKING OUT OF OFFICE HOURS AMONG THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGES

More than half (54%) of educators in further education (FE) colleges list having to work out of office hours among their biggest challenges in their current role according to a new report.

OVER HALF OF FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGES FAIL TO BENEFIT FROM DIGITAL TOOLS SAYS REPORT

YOUNG PEOPLE WARNED TO LIMIT TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN FEELING DOWN

YOUNG PEOPLE LACKING BASIC LIFE SKILLS NEEDED FOR WORK, SAY EMPLOYERS

Young people are entering the workforce underprepared and lacking basic ‘soft-skills’, according to UK employers - with inappropriate mobile phone usage cited as a top annoyance.

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