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#LevelUp FE - Remote learning offers an opportunity for rural FE colleges

Recently we’ve been examining the challenges that rural pupils face in accessing further education and training. Since then, the country has faced unprecedented disruption from the coronavirus outbreak. Frontline workers are rightly focusing on saving lives and stemming the spread of the virus. But the crisis has also thrown into the spotlight an issue which we have been campaigning on for years: rural connectivity.

Award-winning director to promote essential life skills through drama, music and the arts

Katie Posner announced as new patron of Arts Insight 

CPD in the modern world

It is getting more and more difficult to find well-priced, relevant continued professional development (CPD), ironically at a time when the number of government edicts is on the increase again. Consequently, one of the questions I get asked a lot is – how can I both keep up to date on a budget and do this quickly? The obvious answer is to have the information that you would like to see sent directly to your own email inbox, for you to read and digest at your own leisure.

Exemplar Education continues record growth with two new appointments

Today (2 Sept), the UK’s biggest home learning support provider, Exemplar Education, has announced the appointment of two senior members of staff as the company's record growth continues, with 400,000 children already registered on Exemplar Education programmes in the UK.

Lessons cancelled for week as Islington school transformed into a working theatre

70% of schools are considering introducing an #eSports curriculum

The race was on to find an employer prepared to take me on mid-way through my engineering apprenticeship

The benefit of an #apprenticeship in the words of an #engineer My arrival into JDR Cable’s apprenticeship scheme was a little unorthodox; I was part way through a mechanical engineering apprenticeship elsewhere when the firm I was working for went out of business.

Emergency Volunteer Leave: what employers and employees need to know

Announced in the Coronavirus Bill last month, the government intends to introduce a temporary right to statutory emergency volunteering leave to enable workers, employees and agency staff to take unpaid leave to volunteer in health and social care. So what do employers and employees need to know?

15% of Britons want to work from home permanently post-pandemic

#FutureofWork - Recent findings from Dynata (the world’s largest first-party data and insight platform, reaching 62 million people globally) show that Brits are ready to embrace working from home in the long run, with 74% of UK respondents stating they want to work from home at least some of the time after the pandemic. Meanwhile, 15% would like to work from home permanently.

Mandatory Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

Download the full outcome ‘Right to be heard’: government response to the consultation on learning disability and autism training for health and care staff PDF, 315KB, 55 pages

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