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ScreenSkills & Skills for Health, join forces to tackle COVID-19 with cross-sector partnership

@SkillsforHealth, the Sector Skills Council for Health are proud to be involved in a new cross-sector partnership, formed by @UKScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen industries, to develop training to help film and high-end television return safely to production.

SFJ Awards launch suite of Health & Social Care qualifications to support future workforce

As the Sector Skills Council for Health, @SkillsforHealth have long been advocates for the entire health and care workforce, appreciating that ‘our people’ are our health system’s greatest asset. Without the hundreds of broad ranging roles across our health and social care sector workforces, from doctors and nurses, to care workers, porters, clerks and so many more, there would be no health services. Yet, until Covid-19, it could be said that this belief was not universally acknowledged across society as a whole.

Introduction of new Higher Apprenticeship Framework in Dental Nursing Published

The revised Apprenticeship Framework to include an advanced Dental Nursing pathway has recently been approved by Welsh Government for use in the dental sector in Wales.

11,000 COVID-19 displaced hospitality & tourism workers apply to redeploy into care sector through new skills programme

New transition programme set up by @skillsforhealth @p1stgroup @caretech to help hospitality & catering staff displaced by #Coronavirus gain care sector skills and transition into a new career in the care sector. An innovative skills transition programme was launched at the beginning of April 2020, offering hospitality and tourism workers, displaced as a result of Covid-19, the opportunity to gain the critical skills needed to secure employment within the care sector, helping to meet the increased staffing demand and support our society’s most vulnerable.

Skills for Health and NHS Professionals supporting the urgent training needs of front-line staff

Since the sudden escalation of Covid-19, the increased demand on front-line staff has been met by a ‘Rapid response’ from #NHS Trusts and organisations helping provide the necessary support to deliver essential patient care.

Skills for Health release free COVID-19 online learning resource to help keep public sector workforce safe

Today (26 Mar), @SkillsforHealth have delivered a free online resource to key workers across the public sector, to ensure their knowledge of #coronavirus symptoms, infection prevention, investigation and guidance is consistent and up to date. As the Sector Skills Council for Health, Skills for Health understand the unique needs of the healthcare and wider public sector and are committed to maintaining and providing the up to date training organisations needs to secure a sustainable workforce, with everyone's safety, health and well-being in mind. Skills for Health are the leading online learning provider for Statutory/Mandatory training for healthcare and by working closely with a wide range of experts, they have developed a new, free online COVID-19 resource, which is now available, free of charge, to key workers across the public sector. It includes Infection Prevention and Control elearning training, aligned to the UK’s Core Skills Training Framework. This valuable resource can be accessed from Skills for Health here today, ensuring workforces are well prepared to recognise and prevent the spread of the virus and allowing for the continuity of exceptional quality service delivery during the challenging weeks and months ahead.

Healthcare Heroes Celebrated at National Awards

Eight individuals, teams and organisations from across the UK have received national recognition for their outstanding contribution to the health service at the 2019 Our Health Heroes award ceremony.

London Apprentice Wins National NHS Award

Patrick Onyema, a trainee nursing associate at North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), has been named Apprentice of the Year during the prestigious Our Health Heroes awards.

Walsall Care Worker Wins Top NHS Award

Paul Foster, a care support worker from Walsall Manor Hospital has taken home the national trophy for Clinical Support Worker of the Year during the prestigious Our Health Heroes awards.

Plymouth End of Life Care Team Win Top NHS Award: Our Health Heroes

The End of Life Urgent Care Team at St Luke’s Hospice have been named Our Health Heroes winners in the Integrated Team of The Year category for their outstanding commitment to patients.


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The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

FE Voices

FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.


We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

Education Video Interviews

FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.


FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

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The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

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