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Access to skills for all will be vital in unlocking a post-COVID recovery for the whole nation – the Government is right to focus on…

Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President of BTEC & Apprenticeships

The 2021 state opening of parliament marked the start of another parliamentary year, and the Queen’s Speech set out the Government’s priorities for the legislative year ahead. In the first Queen’s Speech since 2019, the...

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May 12, 2021 / FE Voices

The 2021 state opening of parliament marked the start of another parliamentary year, and the Queen’s Speech set out the Government’s priorities for the legislative year ahead. In the first Queen’s Speech since 2019, the overriding theme was levelling up and recovering from the pandemic, with a plan for skills...

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@BrightNetwork, the leading platform that unites the next generation of bright talent with global employers and fast growth businesses, today reopens its popular Internship Experience UK programme – the nation’s largest virtual internship experience. Internship Experience UK will offer three-day virtual experiences for all students and graduates across the country to...

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Barnsley College appoints first all-fema…

May 12, 2021 / Sector News

@BarnsleyCollege students have been voting for their Students’ Union Executive Committee and, for the very first time, an all-female team has been elected. The new Students’ Union Executive Committee at Barnsley College was decided via an online election process over the course of seven days, voted for by their fellow students...

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#FutureofWork - According to @AvivaUK’s latest How We Live report, three fifths of UK workers (60%) intend to make changes to their careers as a result of the Covid outbreak, an increase of seven percentage points since July 2020 (53%). Number of workers planning career changes has increased from 53% to...


As a part of the Prime Ministers Initiative for International Education (PMI2), a government funded five year strategy to secure the UK's position as a leader in international education, two lecturers from Edinburgh's Telford College are preparing to visit Sri Lanka later this month to look at the prospects of educational partnership in the country.

In a bid to establish links with Sri Lankan colleges and sustain the managed growth of Britain's international education delivered both in the UK and overseas, David Hiddleston and Fergus Robb from Telford's Design and Media department, along with representatives from eight other Colleges across the country, are heading out to Sri Lanka on 21st of this month.

They also aim to participate in a seminar on educational policy and practice in Sri Lanka, discussing wide areas ranging from industry links and employer-led curriculum to progression routes from further to higher Education, quality assurance and improvement strategies.

David Hiddleston, Curriculum Manager for Design and Media at Edinburgh's Telford College, said: "This visit allows us to look at the way colleges in both the UK and Sri Lanka approach the issue of skills challenges and how we can learn from each other. Forging links in Sri Lanka could also provide greater opportunities for international students looking to study in Scotland."

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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.

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