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Now is the time for T Levels, a bright spark of something new and exciting

In amongst all the challenges of summer exams, reopening and lost learning there has been a bright spark of something new and exciting in the college world this week.

Calls for colleges and NHS to partner to tackle health and care workforce crisis and boost local jobs

@AoC_info Calls for colleges and #NHS to partner to tackle health and care workforce crisis and boost local jobs   Further investment is needed in colleges if the Government is to stand a fighting chance of tackling the significant workforce vacancies across the NHS and social care and taking forward its levelling up ambitions.

New survey from AoC shows colleges are best placed to lead a business and skills innovation revolution

A new survey published today by @AoC_info has found that colleges are held back from supporting business growth and innovation by a lack of funding and a clear remit from government. Colleges have good links with local employers, are working collaboratively to support business growth and innovation but are being held back from doing more.

CollegesLive - Association of Colleges to host first student conference

Association of Colleges (@AoC_info) in partnership with Richard Chase Events is set to host its first student conference on 18 November. In a year like no other, we are planning a gathering of FE students that will let them explore the themes that have dominated 2020 – social justice, climate change, and overcoming adversity. Hearing from a host of inspirational speakers, including the 10th man on the moon, a Holocaust survivor, and a youth climate change leader.

Colleges urge Education Secretary to admit there was bias in A Level grading

@AoC_info urge @GavinWilliamson to admit there was bias in #ALevel grading  England’s colleges are calling for the algorithm used to moderate A Level grades to be overridden and guarantee that no Centre Assessed Grade will be downgraded by more than one grade. 

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