Sector News

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Talented dance student from Neath College @NPTCGroup, Jordan Cranny has won a place at the London School of Contemporary Dance, one of the most prestigious institutions for professional dance training in the UK. Jordan started his dance training at Neath College in September 2018,  having never danced before this in his life!

Jordan joined the College to study on the BTEC Level 3 Dance Course, coordinated by specialist dance lecturer Craig Coombs in 2018.  But this wasn’t his first choice,  initially, he enrolled on Forensic Science, but after attending an inspirational dance taster session with Craig, Jordan was hooked and hasn’t looked back.

Craig Coombes, a former dancer with Beyond Repair who has worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue and the Black Eyed Peas said:

“After teaching Jordan for the past two years his success is something extraordinary.  To be offered degree-level training at the London School of Contemporary Dance is a first for any dance student at Neath College.  Jordan has worked well to embrace his dance lecturers with an open mind and that is the key to succeeding in any learning environment for dance.

“Jordan has worked hard to engage in all the opportunities that have come his way over the past two years at College. He has attended multiple dance theatre visits and professional dance workshops with leading dance industry professionals like Richard Alston and National Dance Company Wales.  He deserves this opportunity to further his dance training in the hope of paving his way into a career in dance.”

Jordan plans to begin his practical training in September and is now doing all that he can to prepare whilst continuing his College studies from home.  Jordan stated that;

“Studying at Neath College has prepared me to move on to train at one of the world’s leading centres for contemporary dance.  The BTEC Level 3 Dance course has given me training across many dance disciplines and because of this, I was ready to audition for university courses around the UK and abroad.  I have enjoyed developing my skills is jazz, ballet, tap and commercial, but it is my love of choreography and contemporary dance that got me noticed in my auditions this year.”

The BTEC Level 3 Dance course has an outstanding reputation for student success onto well-respected universities and specialist training centres for dance.  Jordan went on to say that:

“Under the tuition of Craig Coombs and Elise Addiscott, I have been provided with the necessary training to improve my dance technique to industry audition standard.  I enjoy how all my lecturers have pushed my abilities so that I have strived to succeed in all the dance activities that the College’s dance department provides.”

Jordan is one of the leading dancers for the BTEC Level 3 in Dance’s official dance company One Vision and he goes on to say that:

“Dancing as part of One Vision Dance Company at the College has truly taught me the value of teamwork and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with my peers these past two years.  I have been given chances to perform with the LIFT Dance Academy and Fairy Tale Productions at College and these experiences have been fundamental to the development of my skills.”

“My College dance lecturers have been inspirational and have made me realise my true potential.  If it wasn’t for their dedication, as well as the guidance of the College’s support staff, I would not be where I am today…going to train at the London School of Contemporary Dance.”

The BTEC Level 3 Dance course provides all its students with opportunities to choose their career path into the dance industry and it is the individual care and attention given to the students that is key to the students’ success.  There is a 100% pass rate on the course and every year the students receive multiple offers for dance courses at leading universities.

Sponsored Video

Register, Login or Login with your Social Media account:


Upcoming FE Events

Advertiser Skyscrapers

Newsroom Activity

Reading Ojo App | Students Factory

A unique gaming App developed to inspire the reading habit...

Laveena Nair had a status update on Twitter yesterday

Digifest 2021 expo orientation

Get a first look at the Digifest 2021 expo area, as well as useful information on how to move around and explore the interactive elements.

Latest Education News

Further Education News

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.

FE Newsrooms

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.

 RSS IconRSS Feed Selection Page