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Students vote Bridgend College best FE College #WUSCA 2018
Bridgend College wins FE College Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018 #WUSCA Bridgend College has won the FE...
Liverpool City Region Skills Show 2018; the careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship event
Brought to you by Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub, the Liverpool City Region Skills Show...
16 to 19 education: financial management and assurance
ESFA today (26 Apr) updated their information about financial assurance and financial management of 16...
Financial benchmarking tool for colleges
ESFA today updated their tool to help colleges compare their financial performance with others in...
.@ESFAgov financial management: college accounts
ESFA today (26 Apr) published information that allows FE colleges to compare their financial data with...
Students vote Bridgend College best FE College #WUSCA 2018
Students vote Bridgend College best FE College...
 Liverpool City Region Skills Show 2018; the careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship event
Liverpool City Region Skills Show 2018; the c...
16 to 19 education: financial management and assurance
16 to 19 education: financial management and a...
Financial benchmarking tool for colleges
Financial benchmarking tool for colleges
.@ESFAgov financial management: college accounts
.@ESFAgov financial management: college accoun...

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#WUSCA 2018 Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Students vote Bridgend College best FE C…

Apr 26, 2018 / Awards

Bridgend College wins FE College Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018 #WUSCA Bridgend College has won the FE College category of the 2018 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. In second place was DN Colleges...

Liverpool City Region Skills Show 2018;…

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

Brought to you by Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub, the Liverpool City Region Skills Show is a free one day event, providing the residents of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St.Helens...

16 to 19 education: financial management…

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today (26 Apr) updated their information about financial assurance and financial management of 16 to 19 institutions, including sixth-form and further education colleges that are funded by Education and...

Financial benchmarking tool for colleges

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today updated their tool to help colleges compare their financial performance with others in the sector.    College financial benchmarking tool   College financial benchmarking tool: guidance Details Users can filter the benchmark population based on...

.@ESFAgov financial management: college …

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today (26 Apr) published information that allows FE colleges to compare their financial data with national totals and other colleges and organisations. The latest release of data is taken from Education and...

Peter Lawrence and Dr. Chris Payne

ITS Group Appoint New Commercial Directo…

Apr 26, 2018 / Executive Appointments

ITS Group have appointed a new commercial director to further develop and drive forward their business activities. Peter Lawrence has joined ITS Group bringing 25 years + experience in commercial...

.@GrantThornton and Activate Business Sc…

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP and award-winning management training provider Activate Business School have formed a partnership to develop and deliver a new Management Apprenticeship Programme. The new programme, available to all companies in England...

Frighteningly good work on display at th…

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

Hair and beauty students based in the ‘enhance’ salon at London South East Colleges’ Bromley Campus put their technical and creative skills into action this week and produced a show...

.@GSMA MARKS INTERNATIONAL GIRLS IN ICT …

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

GSMA Regional Offices Invite Girls to Explore Career Opportunities in ICT Sector The GSMA will celebrate the annual ITU International Girls in ICT Day this week with a series of events across its...

Fiona nails it with part-time study at @…

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

Vocational training has had a long history in the education system in Northern Ireland, helping individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career. Local people have shared...

TECH SECTOR BACKS BRITISH AI INDUSTRY WI…

Apr 26, 2018 / Sector News

More than 50 leading businesses and organisations have contributed to the development of a £1 billion deal to put the nation at the forefront of the artificial intelligence industry, featuring...

Robbie Phillips Explains Training Tactic…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

After leading his team to victory at the third time of asking at Hotelympia in March, City of Glasgow College lecturer Robbie Phillips knows a thing or two about what’s...

Funding allocations to training provider…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today (25 Apr) updated their guidance for funding values for colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers with a contract for 2017 to 2018. Allocation / contract values data 2017 to...

Chinese students increase their automoti…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

Chinese motor vehicle students got a real insight into British industry and culture after studying through Nottingham College’s Emtec automotive programme. Eight students from the esteemed Hangzhou Technician Institute (HTI) in...

ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Awa…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

Entries open for prestigious annual award: Entries are now open for this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award, which aims to showcase the very best talent across ECA’s member...

Student Business ‘Vintage Times’ reaches…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

Bath College International Business students have set up a successful business, ‘Vintage Times’. Vintage Times are a team of first year International Business students whose business idea is to prevent...

Government should prioritise teacher ret…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

New analysis from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) highlights the growing pressures facing the teacher labour market in England. Authored by Research Fellow Luke Sibieta, the research "The teacher labour market:...

New Foundation Apprenticeship in Account…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

A new foundation apprenticeship in accountancy, developed by Skills Development Scotland in partnership with AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has now been approved. The apprenticeship is aimed at senior phase pupils...

DR. WILLIAM RANKIN JOINS PI-TOP AS DIREC…

Apr 25, 2018 / Executive Appointments

Former Director of Learning for Apple to Lead Pi-Top’s “Learning by Making” Education Initiative; Joins Newest Executive Additions Graham Brown-Martin and Tim Bush to Help Drive Learning Innovation, Provide Platform...

.@S_ERC signs Memorandum of Understandin…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

As part of their international strategy, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CEO Gary McBlain from EBL Global Ltd as their second...

.@BordersCollege Care Career Academy wil…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

Scottish Borders Council, Borders College, SB Cares and NHS Borders have come together in an innovative partnership to launch the brand new Borders Care Career Academy. The Borders Care Career Academy...

CAVC student cast of ‘Schools We Will Rock You’

.@CAVC students put on a kind of magic p…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has hosted its first student musical, ‘Schools We Will Rock you’. Ben Elton’s futuristic tale based on Queen’s greatest hits packed out the College’s Theatr Michael Sheen...

Quarter of UK undergraduates believe the…

Apr 25, 2018 / Sector News

As ‘Generation Debt’ (the first cohort of UK students with tuition-fee debts exceeding £50,000) enters the workforce, research* from challenger bank brand B shows over 40% of current UK university...

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles

Pioneering manufacturer prioritises work…

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

Pioneering manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is nurturing its team with the largest single investment in training at a time when a recent survey shows the value of staff development. A study...

South London employers urged to help you…

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

Lewisham Deptford MP Vicky Foxcroft visited young Londoners to see how a skills and work programme is helping to boost their confidence and employability. The 10-week programme, run by national employment...

Performing arts students celebrate ‘the …

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

Performing arts students at Clarendon Sixth Form College celebrated the birthday of William Shakespeare on 23rd April. The students explored the Bard’s writing as well as the impact his work has...

NWRC Apprentice Ryan strikes Gold workin…

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

A North West Regional College (NWRC) student who is currently working as an apprentice with international company Errigal Contracts, has been awarded Gold in Plastering and Dry Lining at the...

Newham College Tailoring student’s work …

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

Newham College Tailoring student’s work to feature in national exhibition Newham College tailoring student, Nathalie Murcott has designed and constructed a garment that will gain global exposure in the National Maritime...

Student Entrepreneurs are faster to comm…

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

Student entrepreneurs and faculty entrepreneurs engage in different strategic behaviour in commercialising their inventions according to a new research from the UCL School of Management. In a new National Bureau of...

How to structure your job advert

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

With the ongoing skills shortages in the education industry, attracting the right candidates is more important than ever. However, structuring a job advert can be a difficult process; you want...

Building trust and preventing internatio…

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

In January 2018, the BBC revealed an investigation explaining that thousands of UK nationals had bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound "diploma mill" in Pakistan. It was not the...

New Management Team to Lead New College …

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

The East Sussex College Group, the new group formed by the merger between Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex Downs College, has appointed a new management team. 6 new senior staff...

Lord Lucas, Owner of The Good Schools Guide

Degree Apprenticeships 'ideal' for many …

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

The Good Schools Guide is co-hosting a key conference which will examine the criteria for choosing Degree Apprenticeships and set out why they are ideal for many students. Hosted in partnership...

Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti, of UAE Ministry of Education

UAE Ministry of Education stresses impor…

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

At the second UAE Higher Education Forum, Her Excellency Dr. Rabaa AlSumaiti, of UAE Ministry of Education stressed the importance of pre-university education in preparing young people for the next...

Professor Lynne Gell, Dean, School of Nursing

BPP University plans major medical expan…

Apr 24, 2018 / Sector News

BPP University is to expand its healthcare offering and establish a School of Nursing. The new School, which opens today (23 April 2018), will be committed to delivering relevant nursing education...

Nastaran Norouzi Richards-Carpenter, Associate Professor of Marketing for the American University in Richmond and Programme Director for the new MA

MA in Luxury Brand Management programme …

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Richmond, The American International University in London is delighted to announce a new MA programme in Luxury Brand Management in partnership with Condé Nast College.  It’s a new initiative which...

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UK Games Development Skill Shortage: whi…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

In light of this April’s BAFTA games awards, British marketplace and video game seller OnBuy.com decided to look more closely at the future of the UK gaming industry. In particular...

From Salford to Spain: Staff and student…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

It might have been the London Marathon this past weekend, but staff and students at Eccles Sixth Form College in Salford have recently undertaken their own sprint, all in aid...

CASCAID announces the latest Careers Rep…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

CASCAID announces the latest Careers Report, a thorough analysis of the changing career choices by young people. CASCAID is pleased to announce the latest Careers Report - Big data, big insights:...

College's inspiring women speak to femal…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Women working in a variety of roles at Bradford College shared the compelling stories of their journeys to success at an empowering women event. The group, including governors, senior leaders and...

B&FC heart dissection event draws re…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Careers in science were put under the microscope during a heart dissection demonstration at Blackpool and The Fylde College. The event saw Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust consultant cardiologist, Dr Ranjit...

Thomas Jeffrey (pictured right) and Rory Darge (pictured left)

There’s more to rugby than just rugby!

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Balancing a full-time college course and playing rugby for your country could be a challenge – unless you happen to be a Borders College student. Thomas Jeffrey (pictured right) and...

Beverley Harrison, Director of Further Education at the Department for the Economy, with SERC principal and chief executive Ken Webb

.@S_ERC welcomes Beverley Harrison

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

On Thursday 12 April, Beverley Harrison, Director of Further Education at the Department for the Economy, visited South Eastern Regional College (SERC) newly opened Professional Skills Centre located on the...

Advice from VIP guests for performing ar…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Performing arts students at Clarendon Sixth Form College were given a valuable insight into the acting industry by a range of industry professionals and VIPs. Chris Johnson (former children’s TV presenter)...

Keynote Address with Technology Leaders

Apr 23, 2018 / Events

CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, is introducing a Tech Leaders Keynote Address this June in Cambridge, UK, with tech giants IBM and...

Leeds City College celebrates one of the…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Leeds City College (LCC) has released its gender pay figures and is among the top education institutions for recording exceptional gender pay statistics, with a gap of 3.7%. The college has...

Derby College student, Frances Porter, Young Horticulturalist of the Year finalist

Finals Date For @DerbyCollege Horticultu…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Derby College student Frances Porter has reached the grand final of the annual Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition which will be held at Harrogate Spring Flower Show on April...

Sage sings the praises of free training …

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

Employees at one of the region’s top music venues are set to hit all the right notes thanks to free training intended to hone their leadership and management skills. Twenty managers...

Data protection: toolkit for schools

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

DfE today (23 Apr) published guidance to support schools with data protection activity, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Data protection: toolkit for schools To prepare for the General...

Pete Taylor, Operations Director at Encore

ENCORE DEFIES TRAINING REPORT WITH £1M I…

Apr 23, 2018 / Sector News

A recent national report has detailed that workers across the UK have a lack of access to skills development and training – however, leading recruitment agency Encore Personnel is going...

Mesma’s director Carole Loader

NEW MESMA ONLINE COURSE TO BOOST QUALITY…

Apr 22, 2018 / Sector News

Online quality assurance specialists Mesma has announced a new round of its popular webinar programme, designed to help education professionals enhance their understanding of workplace quality management and continuous improvement.  Following the success of...

Safeguarding company honoured with the Q…

Apr 21, 2018 / Sector News

The prestigious innovation award was given to One Team Logic and its ground-breaking safeguarding software, MyConcern®, for protecting children and young people and its contribution to the future of safeguarding...

Denise Jelly, Principal, Barnsley Sixth Form College

New Principal for Barnsley Sixth Form Co…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

Barnsley Sixth Form College has announced the appointment of Denise Jelly as its new Principal. Denise replaces Liz Leek, who has taken up the position of Vice Principal for Curriculum at...

The UK can no longer use the .eu domain …

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

On the 28th of March 2018, the European Commission released a notice called “Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on .EU domain names”. The notice can be found...

Career College student aces work placeme…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

A motivated IT student from Barking & Dagenham College’s Career College landed a first class work experience placement last week after impressing judges on a special digital project. Bhushita Jolly (18)...

Your Cardiff. Your Career. Your Future -…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has hosted a special event to bring together more than 400 young people from across the City with 30 employers. The event, Your Cardiff. Your Career. Your...

Leading Training Provider launch apprent…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

Leading training provider, CT Skills has successfully launched apprenticeships in Housing & Property Management which has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). With more than 150,000 people employed...

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

Funding boost for cross Commonwealth sch…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

£5 million UK contribution to Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship fund.  More young people will have the chance to benefit from life-changing scholarships allowing them to study at universities across the Commonwealth, thanks...

Increasing transparency in the labour ma…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

BEIS are seeking views on the recommendations in Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices that focus on increasing transparency between employers and individuals in the UK labour market. They...

Norwich-based chef Richard Hughes

Edwards & Blake appoints Richard Hug…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

East Anglian-based contract catering firm Edwards & Blake is delighted to announce it has partnered with Norwich-based chef Richard Hughes who will be the company’s Food Ambassador for 2018/2019. The role...

Funding approved for multi-million pound…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

North West Regional College (NWRC) has announced that the Department for the Economy has approved funding to enable its Springtown campus to commence a multi-million redevelopment later this year. NWRC Principal...

David Blunkett to speak at Unionlearn an…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

The Rt Hon Lord David Blunkett, Chair of the Heathrow Skills Taskforce and Former Secretary of State for Education and Employment, will address delegates at unionlearn’s annual conference in July. Lord...

IB Middle Years Programme eAssessment wi…

Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) eAssessment has been awarded Best Use of Summative Assessment and was highly commended for Best Transformational Project at this year’s eAssessment Awards...

Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): cou…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

DfE has today (19 Apr) published an overview and directory of subject knowledge enhancement courses for lead schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers.  Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): provider overview Subject knowledge enhancement...

Petra Wilton, director of strategy for the Chartered Management Institute

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: Apri…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

On the back of the government releasing annual data showing a drop in apprenticeship starts, Petra Wilton, director of strategy for the Chartered Management Institute, said: “Today’s apprenticeship figures show the government...

Gateshead College, Hard Work Wins

Gateshead College named best-performing …

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Staff, students and partners at Gateshead College are celebrating after being recognised as the best-performing college in the North East for the fourth year running, as well as the second...

Perceptions of qualifications in England

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Results of Ofqual's annual survey of heads of schools, teachers, general public, parents, students, employers and higher education institutions, on perceptions of A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications in England were...

Finalists for 2018 ERSA Employability Aw…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Today, ERSA announced the finalists for the 2018 Employability Awards, sponsored by Clarion Futures, at its AGM in London. The list of finalists includes a wide variety of organisations and individuals...

PatSnap provides “foundation block” for …

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today announced Climeon, a clean-tech equipment vendor and world leader in converting low temperature heat into electricity, uses...

Further Education Flocking to the Commen…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Some of the UKs largest Educational institutions and charities and are seeking out the services of a Halifax company for customer engagement through their ‘Comments Campervan’. The Diary Rooms, situated in...

Students showcase their work at the Coop…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Barnsley College Art and Design students are showcasing their ‘People, Places and Print’ exhibition at the Cooper Gallery. The exhibition is in response to the student’s unit ‘2D Problem Solving in...

Education Committee

School and college funding inquiry launc…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

The House of Commons Education Committee has today (19 Apr) launched an inquiry to inform the Department for Education’s bid for funding for schools and colleges, and to consider whether a...

Innovative platform launches to offer ta…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

A specialist consumer lending platform – Duologi - has launched a new platform to offer a range of bespoke finance solutions to the education and training sector. Backed by global investment...

the ‘Big Bang North West’ event

School STEM event goes off with a bang

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

School pupils from across the borough visited Tameside College’s Advanced Technologies Centre recently to take part in the ‘Big Bang North West’ event. The pupils took part in a series of...

Aircraft engineers of the future take fl…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Budding aircraft engineers from schools across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have been put through their paces at a special Aero Challenge held by Cardiff and Vale College. The Year...

Cardiff and Vale College helps local sch…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

The next generation of construction technicians have had their skills tested at a special Design and Construction Challenge held at Cardiff and Vale College. Some 70 pupils from eight schools spanning...

French university launches two-acre Lang…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Université Paris-Saclay has launched a dedicated Language Centre. The new centre offers language and intercultural teaching, with joint programmes and shared teaching facilities, and a place for International and French...

AELP publishes its Review of Apprentices…

Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

Following AELP CEO Mark Dawe’s appearance before the Education Committee in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers has decided to publish the evidence...

Dr Desmond Bermingham, CEO, ACER UK

Desmond Bermingham appointed ACER (UK) C…

Apr 19, 2018 / Executive Appointments

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has appointed Dr Desmond Bermingham as CEO of ACER UK. Dr Bermingham, who will have responsibilities for the UK and Europe, was previously the...

Help for nursing students affected by lo…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

Government outlines financial support to student nurses to ensure they are not disadvantaged. New measures have been put in place by the government to ensure nursing students are not unfairly penalised by...

Digital Agency Creates Work Experience O…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

Leeds based Digital Agency Parallax, have been providing educational visits into schools, most recently having given a talk at a workshop for Leeds City College, providing helpful advice on the...

Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

The merger between Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex Downs College has now been completed. The two colleges successfully completed the merger on Thursday 29th March to form the East Sussex...

Northern Arts School To Officially Chang…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) is further strengthening its position as a leading northern arts school with the news that it will be officially changing its name to...

CNet Training Invests to Support Continu…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

To support CNet Training’s continued and strong growth in North America, the company has announced the appointment of David Lee as Vice President of New Business, North America. CNet is recognized...

THE GLOBAL ACADEMY LAUNCHES MEDIA COURSE…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

The Global Academy will offer a range of media focused short courses for adults in partnership with the London College of Communication (LCC). The courses have been designed for adults...

Unionlearn Apprentice event in Mancheste…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

Unionlearn will be holding an Apprenticeship celebration event on Wednesday 6th June in Manchester’s historic Mechanics Institute as part of a week of events at the building which hosted the...

IGD ADDS EDUCATOR HUB AND STEM WORKSHOPS…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

As IGD celebrates a significant milestone for its charitable initiatives after successfully providing employability skills training to 25,000 students in secondary schools, the training and research charity for the food...

Michael Woods, a lecturer and lead internal verifier for science

College lecturer’s innovative teaching r…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

A Trafford College lecturer has been selected to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert. Michael Woods, a lecturer and lead internal verifier for science based at the college’s STEM campus...

New Special Free School and Nursery in C…

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

The government has committed to create 14 new special free schools across the country and the Secretary of State for Education has approved Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust’s (OHC&AT) application...

Alice in the BBC Radio 1 studio with DJs Scott Mills (left) and Chris Stark.

Tresham College student gets behind the …

Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

From Ringstead to Radio 1  Tresham student gets behind the scenes on Scott Mills Show Tresham College Media student Alice Keech won an invaluable week of work experience with the BBC Radio...

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