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DWF managers go into training with Jigsaw
International legal business DWF is taking up a new government learning initiative by delivering enhanced...
A-Level delight as students find out their results
Students at Sussex Coast College Hastings were “thrilled” and “over the moon” after collecting their...
Middlesbrough College results among top nationally
MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE’S A Level results have moved into the top 25% of colleges in the...
Free courses from Cambridge English boost opportunities for refugees
Cambridge English Language Assessment is offering free online courses for university applicants and volunteer teachers. Earlier...
Does your personality fit your network? It could be damaging your success at work
Your personality must fit with your network in order to be trusted and successful, new...
DWF managers go into training with Jigsaw
DWF managers go into training with Jigsaw
A-Level delight as students find out their results
A-Level delight as students find out their res...
Middlesbrough College results among top nationally
Middlesbrough College results among top nation...
Free courses from Cambridge English boost opportunities for refugees
Free courses from Cambridge English boost oppo...
Does your personality fit your network? It could be damaging your success at work
Does your personality fit your network? It cou...

DWF managers go into training with Jigsa…

Aug 17, 2017 / Sector News

International legal business DWF is taking up a new government learning initiative by delivering enhanced training to a number of its managers in facilities management. Specialist provider Jigsaw Training is working...

A-Level delight as students find out the…

Aug 17, 2017 / Sector News

Students at Sussex Coast College Hastings were “thrilled” and “over the moon” after collecting their A-Level results this morning. Emilia King was delighted to find out that she gained an A*...

Apprenticeship levy could leave schools …

Aug 17, 2017 / Sector News

Some schools may end up with reduced budgets after paying an apprenticeship levy that they have little or no opportunity to utilise, says leading accounting, tax and advisory practice Blick...

Middlesbrough College A Level students celebrate their success with College principal Zoe Lewis (Centre)

Middlesbrough College results among top …

Aug 17, 2017 / Sector News

MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE’S A Level results have moved into the top 25% of colleges in the country. This is in addition to the ongoing success of the vocational and higher education provision...

Free courses from Cambridge English boos…

Aug 17, 2017 / Sector News

Cambridge English Language Assessment is offering free online courses for university applicants and volunteer teachers. Earlier this year more than 1,600 people signed up for Aim Higher, a free online course...

Professor Martin Kilduff, UCL School of Management

Does your personality fit your network? …

Aug 17, 2017 / Sector News

Your personality must fit with your network in order to be trusted and successful, new research from UCL School of Management and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, reveals. Otherwise...

82% of A-level students completely unawa…

Aug 17, 2017 / Sector News

Despite the recent results of HEFCE’s 2017 national student survey, there are in fact record numbers of students enrolled on three year campus-based degree courses within UK higher education. Equally...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 365

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 367

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

Education & Skills Funding Agency's weekly round-up of business-critical information to ESFA-funded colleges, other training organisations and direct grant employers. (16 Aug 2017) 1. ESF individualised learner record returns Between August and...

AELP: ‘Apprenticeships aren’t only for o…

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

A former exam board boss, now a training leader, has urged parents of pupils about to receive their A level results not to put their children off from considering a...

Want to find out how you could improve y…

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

There has never been a more pertinent time to ensure that apprenticeship and other training programmes cater for the needs of all individual learners. Current Ofsted inspections focus strongly on the...

Adrenaline Administration Training Neede…

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

CE Safety UK, who provide Health & Safety courses throughout the UK, are preparing themselves for a surge in enquiries regarding adrenaline auto-injectors, also known as AAIs and EpiPens, as...

Linda Wyatt, Chief Executive, AIM Awards

AIM Awards finalists for the FAB 2017 Aw…

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

Derby-based AIM Awards are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Awarding Body of the Year’ Award for the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) 2017 Awards.  After scooping the top...

New non-executive director programme to …

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

University of Edinburgh Business School has launched a new programme to accelerate executives’ development and propel them into the boardroom. Developed in partnership with executive search and selection firm, FWB Park...

More young people look beyond university…

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

Results day is a time for students to really think about what the future holds for them. The recent general election highlighted concerns around the rising cost of university tuition...

Increased discoverability and additional…

Aug 16, 2017 / Sector News

American Academy of Pediatrics Enhances Journals Platforms with ReadCube and Altmetric Functionality The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the leading independent society publisher of professional and clinical resources for pediatricians and...

A flying success - London South East Col…

Aug 15, 2017 / Sector News

With this weekend’s Biggin Hill Festival of Flight set to celebrate the world of aviation, a former London South East Colleges student is celebrating the launch of an exciting career. Tom...

Leeds Beckett chatbot to help prospectiv…

Aug 15, 2017 / Sector News

Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot ahead of A level results day to help prospective students find the right course for them through Clearing.   Using Facebook Messenger’s chatbot...

Ufi funds AI solution to create Just in …

Aug 15, 2017 / Sector News

Ufi Charitable Trust, a grant-funding body which supports the delivery of adult vocational skills through digital technology, is excited to announce £100,000 of funding for a vocational training project led...

Bath College and the Theatre Royal launc…

Aug 15, 2017 / Sector News

Bath College has announced an exciting and ambitious new partnership with the Theatre Royal Bath. The newly-formed Bath Theatre Academy will offer students studying on the college’s full-time Level 3 UAL...

Derby College Performing Arts student ta…

Aug 15, 2017 / Sector News

Derby College Performing Arts student Jordan Roebuck is using his talents to help adults express themselves through music and dancing at a community arts centre. Jordan, who is 18 and from...

George Dee, Apprentice Recruitment Manager at Lifetime Training

Lifetime Training recruits 500 apprentic…

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

Lifetime Training has recruited more than 500 apprentices in one month (July 2017), its highest number to date. This is 50% higher than this time last year. More than 4000 apprentices...

Neil Carberry and Isa Mutlib

CBI back Asian Apprenticeship Awards

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

THE Confederation of British Industry is backing an initiative to encourage more British Asians to take up apprenticeships. Representing 190,000 businesses in the United Kingdom, the CBI is supporting the Asian...

The Printing Charity becomes a funding p…

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

The Printing Charity has become one of the funding partners of the Journalism Diversity Fund administered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). The fund provides bursaries for...

Students pressured to go to university

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

Students need additional support to conquer their career concerns, says AAT With A-Level results day looming, new research from AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) shows that the vast majority of 16-19...

Students spend just one hour deciding fu…

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

Ahead of A-Level results day (17 August), a new study by London South Bank University (LSBU) has today revealed that more than two-thirds of students (67%) who went through the...

Where next for widening participation an…

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the social mobility charity Brightside are jointly publishing a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled Where next for widening participation and...

Widening access to higher education and …

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

The Open University welcomes the release of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the charity Brightside’s new collection of essays on widening access to university written by senior higher...

Emma Yorke, Chief Operating Officer, Babington Group

Babington Group Appoint New Chief Operat…

Aug 14, 2017 / Executive Appointments

As part of Babington Group’s strategic growth plans, the Directors of Babington Group have made a new appointment of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and are delighted to announce Emma Yorke...

Stephen Howlett, Corporation Chair,  London South East Colleges

LONDON SOUTH EAST COLLEGES APPOINTS NEW …

Aug 14, 2017 / Executive Appointments

London South East Colleges has appointed Stephen Howlett as the new Chair of its Corporation. Stephen takes the helm from Roger Dawe, who stepped down earlier this summer after five years in the role. Stephen...

Free IT Training and Expo from JSPC

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

Schools, SMEs and charities invited to attend event at Brighton and Hove FC’s Amex Stadium JSPC Computer Services announced their latest roadshow event will take place on Friday 24th November at...

Sarah Hazelton, ESOL Teacher, International Language School, EF, Shenyang

Student lands teaching job in China

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

A student from Sussex Coast College Hastings will be moving to China later this month to start her career as a teacher. Sarah Hazelton recently completed the Cert TESOL teaching course...

Skills for Care launches Management Prog…

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

Skills for Care, the sector skills council for adult social care in England, is running a campaign over the summer to attract more graduates into health and social care for...

Principal Prondzynski

Robert Gordon University to host second …

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

A group of 10 Japanese students will spend a month studying at Robert Gordon University (RGU) as part of a respected international development programme, following on from a hugely successful...

Greg Lakin of Midland Heart and Claire Boliver, principle and chief executive at City of Wolverhampton College

Local partnership to futureproof skilled…

Aug 14, 2017 / Sector News

One of the West Midland’s leading housing associations is partnering with City of Wolverhampton College to provide its existing workforce with the opportunity to learn additional skills to achieve the new...

The Early Bird Gets the… Best College G…

Aug 11, 2017 / Sector News

Korn Ferry Executive Survey Shows Best Time to Recruit Grads is the Autumn of the Candidate’s Senior Year      -- Nearly Half Believe Grads are Not as Motivated as Those Who Graduated...

CAVC offers new course to build up buddi…

Aug 11, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College is launching a new course to help people lay the foundations for a career in the project management and civil engineering side of construction. The one-year Level...

Vasundhara Raje, Honourable Chief Minister Government of Rajasthan

Partnership between the British Council …

Aug 11, 2017 / Sector News

UK’s Baroness Prashar praises Rt. Hon. Vasundhara Raje for vision as the Government of Rajasthan announce partnership with UK organisations as part of range of outcomes from India’s first ‘Festival...

Sinead Deeney, Chair for Women in Engineering and Future Net, and the Vice President of Young Engineers Australia

NWRC graduate Engineering a bright futur…

Aug 10, 2017 / Sector News

A former graduate of North West Regional College who completed a Higher National Diploma in Building Studies, is helping raise the profile of female engineers in her new home town...

Rebecca Munro, Technician Permanent Way Engineer, Mott MacDonald

BECKY IS BTEC APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Aug 10, 2017 / Sector News

Three students from Leeds College of Building have been recognised at the National BTEC Awards, with one civil engineering apprentice taking the coveted title of ‘BTEC Apprentice of the Year’. Rebecca...

INNOVATIVE SCHEME RESULTS IN CONSTRUCTIO…

Aug 10, 2017 / Sector News

An innovative scheme spearheaded by Leeds College of Building has already enabled more than 29 unemployed and disadvantaged people from Yorkshire to pursue a career in the construction industry and...

IMI announced as FAB Awards finalists

Aug 10, 2017 / Sector News

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has been announced as a finalist for the FAB Awards 2017, in the 'Innovation of the Year' category for its MOT products. The IMI, the...

Students at Bath College offered full-ti…

Aug 10, 2017 / Sector News

Two college students, Diana Pommills and Evie Mason, have secured full-time jobs at a five-star luxury hotel and spa in the centre of Bath. Diana and Evie, who studied at Bath...

Area review transition grants awarded at…

Aug 10, 2017 / Sector News

ESFA today (10 July) published their summary of transition grants awarded to further education and sixth-form colleges up to the end of May 2017. List of transition grants awarded to support any...

Andrew Flood, CEO Prodigy Learning and Sam Millar, World Championship runner up

Dreams really do come true for UK Studen…

Aug 10, 2017 / Sector News

Sam Millar, from University of St. Andrews, was called to stage as one of the winners in the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship. Sam took 2nd place in the...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 365

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 366

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

Education & Skills Funding Agency's weekly round-up of business-critical information to ESFA-funded colleges, other training organisations and direct grant employers. (9 Aug 2017) 1. National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 – regional finalists...

The Rise Of the Invisible Classroom

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

Tutoring might be one of the world's oldest professions but it cannot escape the rising "Uberisation" of modern life. Plato tutored Dionysius, ruler of Syracuse, while Aristotle instructed Alexander the Great...

ACADEMIC LESSONS CHILDREN WILL WANT TO D…

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

School might be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t be learning. Leading Chartered Psychologist and Member of the British Psychological Society, Dr Simon Moore (BSc, PhD, CPsychol), has...

Are you a current Functional Skills math…

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

Ofqual is looking to recruit current Functional Skills maths teachers to take part in an online research study. Participants will be asked to compare the likely difficulty of multiple pairs of...

New non-levy procurement launched

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

Previous funding allocations to training providers were due to be reduced by up to 89% by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for non-levy apprenticeships. These government cuts to the...

The London Institute of Banking & Fi…

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

The National Student Survey (NSS) gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses. The purpose of this is to contribute to public accountability, help inform the choices of prospective...

National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 - re…

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

The regional finalists for this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards have been announced. 91 employers and 84 individuals are competing for awards in ten categories in the regional stage of the National Apprenticeship...

The Future Looks Bright for MK’s Young D…

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

Milton Keynes College and Video Production and Media Agency, Movey are working together to bridge the gap between education and employment and support the development of students pursuing a career...

Training Roadshow to help Education Prov…

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

MHR, one of the UK’s leading providers of human capital solutions, has announced a roadshow of training workshops throughout the UK to help schools, academies and other educational establishments prepare for the...

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK

National Student Survey shows high level…

Aug 09, 2017 / Sector News

Universities UK has responded to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) which show high levels of student satisfaction and engagement. The NSS is an annual survey of final-year...

TQUK Nominated for Two FAB Awards

Aug 08, 2017 / Sector News

TQUK has been nominated for Awarding Organisation of the Year TQUK has been nominated for Awarding Organisation of the year at the 2017 FAB awards, along with four nominees, including Ascentis Kelly...

College Recruits for Colonel’s Ranks at …

Aug 08, 2017 / Sector News

A unique recruitment service run by Preston’s College has helped to secure jobs for 18 local people across three KFC restaurants in Preston and Blackpool. Kout Food Group’s (KFG) people capability...

Jobseekers lay foundations for construct…

Aug 08, 2017 / Sector News

12 jobseekers are set for careers in construction and light rail after completing a training programme at BMet in partnership with Midland Metro Alliance (MMA). The group attended interviews with...

North West Regional College awarded €900…

Aug 08, 2017 / Sector News

North West Regional College has been successful in securing almost €900,000 of Erasmus+ funding. The money will send staff and students from the college to a number of European countries over...

Student Chef Emily Bucknall Has Sat Nav …

Aug 08, 2017 / Sector News

After a whirlwind 18 months, Loughborough College’s young hotshot chef Emily Bucknall is now embarking on the next step of her professional cookery development after being snapped up by the...

NEW REPORT REVEALS NEW ‘RESETTING’ SOCIA…

Aug 08, 2017 / Sector News

A new report launched today by Britain Thinks and Investec Click & Invest, the new online investment management service, reveals unprecedented numbers of people are making huge changes to their...

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive, Universities UK

Alistair Jarvis is the new Chief Executi…

Aug 07, 2017 / Executive Appointments

Alistair Jarvis has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Universities UK (UUK), the organisation which represents 136 universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. He will take...

Private tutoring agency offers free advi…

Aug 07, 2017 / Sector News

Leading London private tutoring agency, Tutor House, is running a free open day on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August 2017 for London-based students looking for one-to-one advice after they...

New research published into career progr…

Aug 07, 2017 / Sector News

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and its membership body, the Society for Education and Training (SET) have published a report exploring career progression within the Further Education and Training...

Pioneering apprenticeship programme for …

Aug 07, 2017 / Sector News

A unique initiative to offer more vocational career routes to 14 to 16-year olds at Cardiff and Vale College has been so successful the Welsh Government is looking to roll...

LACK OF CONFIDENCE BIG FACTOR IN SUCCESS…

Aug 07, 2017 / Sector News

NEW research* indicates that front-line FE staff lack confidence in their organisation’s ability to successfully deliver future apprenticeships, says quality assurance specialists, Mesma. The company was commenting on a survey undertaken...

Poppy's on chemo but her hair helps othe…

Aug 07, 2017 / Sector News

Kindhearted student Poppy Cruse brushed aside her own cancer treatment to have her lovely long locks cut off to make real hair wigs for children with the disease. The 18 year...

Digital learning innovation comes to the…

Aug 04, 2017 / Sector News

Today’s digital world has disrupted conventional learning and development methods and led to a rise in popularity of peer to peer learning and the appetite for training via digital channels. ...

Ofsted: 'This provider continues to be G…

Aug 04, 2017 / Sector News

MiddletonMurray are delighted and very proud to announce that the company has achieved, for the third consecutive time, a 'Good' overall rating in a recent short Ofsted inspection of our...

From Sutton Coldfield College to the Blu…

Aug 04, 2017 / Sector News

A student footballer has hit the big time after signing a one-year contract with Birmingham City Football Club as a defender. Remeao Hutton scored his big break while playing for Hednesford...

Impetus-PEF

NEET numbers increase as progress on you…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Progress in tackling youth unemployment has ground to a halt with more young people spending over 12 months out of education, employment or training (NEET) raising concerns over the government’s...

IB Middle Years Programme students celeb…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

This week nearly 9,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from around the world have received their results from the May 2017 examination session. This represents a 20.3% increase...

Removing key skills criteria

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Ofqual announces intention to withdraw redundant regulations for key skills criteria. Today, (3 Aug) Ofqual announce their intention to withdraw the Criteria for Key Skills Qualifications. The criteria were originally developed by the...

CEO pay packages, can they be controlled…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Following the High Pay Centre’s annual FTSE 100 CEO pay survey released this morning which shows there are only six female FTSE 100 CEOs, earning on average over £2 million...

Booming car industry signals prime oppor…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Britain’s next generation of automotive talent has just four weeks left to enter the Autocar Courland Next Generation Award and jump start a career in the UK’s booming automotive industry. While...

Widening participation in higher educati…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Department for Education today (3 Aug) published their Annual statistics on young people's participation in higher education, including their social background and occupation after graduating. New figures from the Department for Education...

Macclesfield College celebrates student …

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Students, parents and staff gathered at Cranage Estate Hall in Cheshire last month to celebrate Macclesfield College’s top achievers at its annual student awards. The ceremony, which recognises the hard work...

Supporting mental health in schools and …

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

The Department for Education today (3 Aug) released their "Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges" survey and case studies with schools on activities to support pupils' mental health and wellbeing. This...

Supporting effective project-based learn…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

The benefits of project-based learning are widely reported on, with the technique encouraging active engagement and higher level thinking. But implementing project-based learning can be a difficult task, and 3D...

Commonwealth youth work education consor…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Leading universities around the world are joining a Commonwealth initiative aimed to improve access to certified courses in youth work. The Commonwealth Consortium of Higher Education Institutions for Youth Work will...

Education and Skills Funding Agency cont…

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

This document sets out the Education and Skills Funding Agency contracting arrangements for the 2017 to 2018 contracting year and describes the various contract agreements you can expect to receive...

Apprenticeship technical funding guide

Aug 03, 2017 / Sector News

Details of the funding system used for apprenticeship frameworks and standards from 1 May 2017. Apprenticeship technical funding guide for starts from May 2017 This document sets out the technical details of the...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 365

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 365

Aug 02, 2017 / Sector News

Education & Skills Funding Agency's weekly round-up of business-critical information to ESFA-funded colleges, other training organisations and direct grant employers. (2 Aug 2017) 1. Apprenticeship funding for levy-contracted apprentices: ensure your...

The Bedford College Group Unveiled

Aug 02, 2017 / Executive Appointments

The new Executive team has been unveiled to showcase a new merged powerhouse of education for the South East Midlands: The Bedford College Group. Bedford and Tresham colleges formally merged on...

ETF Logo

Teachers, trainers and education-leaders…

Aug 02, 2017 / Sector News

Teachers, trainers and education leaders working in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector are being encouraged to sign up to an innovative practitioner-research support programme, which provides a valuable...

Institute for Apprenticeships announces …

Aug 02, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute announces contracting of Open Awards to deliver External Quality Assurance on its behalf. The Institute for Apprenticeships has today (2 Aug) announced that is has contracted with Open Awards to...

Open Study College shortlisted for Educa…

Aug 01, 2017 / Sector News

Open Study College, based on Birmingham Business Park, has been shortlisted for an Education Investor Award for the Skills Provider of the year category. The Education Investor Awards help to...

UK education and skills companies in Odi…

Aug 01, 2017 / Sector News

UK skills caravan to further strengthen economic links between the UK and Odisha. The British Deputy High Commission has organised the visit of a 10-member UK education and skills delegation to Odisha...

Redesigned Nyenrode Exec MBA program cha…

Aug 01, 2017 / Sector News

Nyenrode Business Universiteit has revamped its Executive MBA to focus on issues that leaders of the future will face, including digitalisation, globalisation and sustainability. New modules and study destinations in the...

£35 million of innovative employment sch…

Aug 01, 2017 / Sector News

Thousands of disadvantaged people and long-term jobseekers to receive specialist support to get back into work through 6 new pilot schemes. The schemes will be developed and delivered by 6 combined authorities...

Entrepreneurs who write a business plan …

Aug 01, 2017 / Sector News

Entrepreneurs who write formal start-up business plans are 16% more likely to be successful, new research from University of Edinburgh Business School and RWTH Aachen University reveals. Edinburgh’s Professor Francis Greene...

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