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FE and sixth forms to suffer from 30 years without additional funding
School funding is in the headlines again as the government tries to rationalise the current...
DfE’s long-awaited workload report shows us nothing new - ATL
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The...
From Bath College to a job in a Michelin-starred restaurant - former student has a bright future ahead
A young chef who started his career training at Bath College has secured a job...
College Students Prepare for Invaluable Work Experience in Europe.
The Euro Train project, funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, enables Newham College students to...
Creative future on the cards at Bradford College
Bradford College and leading greetings card publisher, Hallmark, have teamed up for a deal that...
FE and sixth forms to suffer from 30 years without additional funding
FE and sixth forms to suffer from 30 years wit...
DfE’s long-awaited workload report shows us nothing new - ATL
DfE’s long-awaited workload report shows us no...
From Bath College to a job in a Michelin-starred restaurant - former student has a bright future ahead
From Bath College to a job in a Michelin-starr...
College Students Prepare for Invaluable Work Experience in Europe.
College Students Prepare for Invaluable Work E...
Creative future on the cards at Bradford College
Creative future on the cards at Bradford Colle...

New Institute of Technology to address a…

Feb 27, 2017 / Sector News

A DfE-backed review of further education has recommended that Ealing, Hammersmith and West London’s College develops its base as the largest provider of degree-level and higher-level technical qualifications in West...

FE and sixth forms to suffer from 30 yea…

Feb 27, 2017 / Sector News

School funding is in the headlines again as the government tries to rationalise the current system. This rationalisation is long overdue but it is happening at a time when funding...

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)

DfE’s long-awaited workload report shows…

Feb 24, 2017 / Sector News

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Department for Education’s (DfE) long-awaited workload report shows us what we already know, and have...

From Bath College to a job in a Michelin…

Feb 24, 2017 / Sector News

A young chef who started his career training at Bath College has secured a job at a top restaurant with two Michelin stars. Ollie Dunn, 18, is working under Executive Head...

College Students Prepare for Invaluable …

Feb 24, 2017 / Sector News

The Euro Train project, funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, enables Newham College students to undertake work placements in France, Spain and Hungary. Each placement lasts for two weeks and offers...

Creative future on the cards at Bradford…

Feb 24, 2017 / Sector News

Bradford College and leading greetings card publisher, Hallmark, have teamed up for a deal that will benefit creative students. The two organisations have agreed a partnership that has seen Hallmark set...

DfE encourages more SME businesses to of…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

Small businesses from across England feature in the Get In Go Far campaign, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships. Get In Go Far - the government’s flagship campaign to promote apprenticeships -...

Nic Dakin MP's Ten Minute Rule Bill on c…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

MP to take action against Government’s shelved careers advice plans with the ‘Careers Advice (Access to Schools) Bill’ Nic Dakin MP is set to announce a Bill in Parliament on Tuesday, 28...

750 'Fast Track' apprenticeships in government

750 apprenticeships in government open f…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

Applications have opened for 750 'Fast Track' apprenticeships in government, with a closing deadline of 3 April 2017. The Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship programme is now open for applications. There are 750+...

VTCT

VTCT Technical Certificates get DfE appr…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

VTCT Technical Certificates get DfE approval VTCT is pleased to announce its brand new suite of Technical Qualifications at Level 2 have been approved by the DfE for inclusion...

Cardiff and Vale College student Daniell…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College student Danielle Halford has been recognised as one of the best Business students in the country. Danielle, a 19-year-old Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business student from...

National Minimum Wage & Apprenticesh…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

Andi Brown, director and founder of SAAF Education, a provider of financial management and business support services to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts, discusses what the national minimum wage increase...

Applications open for 750 Fast Track App…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

The Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship programme is now open for applications. There are 750+ positions across 46 locations across England, Scotland and Wales. The Civil Service is calling on...

Cardiff and Vale College Cabin Crew stud…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

A group of ten Cabin Crew students from Cardiff and Vale College are celebrating new jobs, despite only starting their courses in September. It means that the entire Cabin Crew cohort...

MAJOR NEW FIRE AND SECURITY APPRENTICESH…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

Industry unites to announce start of new trailblazer apprenticeship standard The fire, emergency and security systems apprenticeship trailblazer has officially launched this week during a major industry event held at the...

New College Durham and REED NCFE employa…

Feb 23, 2017 / Sector News

Lindsay Deswert, one of the lead practitioners from New College Durham: “New College Durham, like many others I’m sure, awaited the responses to Professor Alison Wolf’s review of vocational education with...

Sparsholt College Crowned Top UK College…

Feb 22, 2017 / Sector News

It’s official! Sparsholt College has the best social media presence of any college in the UK. The College took top honours in the recent Edurank Awards winning both Social Media...

Survey of CYP workforce reveals 'trainin…

Feb 22, 2017 / Sector News

Over half (53%) of the children and young people’s workforce have received ‘little’ or ‘no’ learning in their initial training about typical speech, language and communication (SLC) development. The survey of...

French principals visit Cambridge Region…

Feb 22, 2017 / Sector News

Cambridge Regional College played host to a visit by principals from leading vocational colleges in and around Paris in a day designed to share best practice. The five head teachers...

Spring Learning Rep focuses on Apprentic…

Feb 22, 2017 / Sector News

Unionlearn has this week published the latest edition of the Learning Rep. The Spring 2017 edition has an apprenticeship focus including an interview with Skills Minister Robert Halfon MP. Mike Brown, who...

Minister sees local benefits of Skills f…

Feb 21, 2017 / Sector News

Skills for Industry (SFI) is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, and aims to increase the skills levels of employed individuals by supporting the delivery of...

Bradford College Construction Students B…

Feb 21, 2017 / Sector News

Construction students from Bradford College visited Barratt Homes’ St Andrew’s View development in Morley, Leeds, to gain valuable on-the-job experience outside of the classroom. Students visited the site to see how...

Bradford College nets grant for new netb…

Feb 21, 2017 / Sector News

Bradford College welcomes officials from England Netball, Yorkshire Netball and Bradford Council to the official reopening of the sports hall at their Trinity Green site following a major refurbishment. The floor...

Bradford College students in tasty compe…

Feb 21, 2017 / Sector News

Cookery students from Bradford College are heading to Jersey to take part in a hotly contested culinary contest. A team of trainee chefs from the college are going up against students...

Financial services firm invests in appre…

Feb 21, 2017 / Sector News

A national wealth management specialist with a century of heritage on Tyneside is upskilling its workforce by investing in apprenticeships for the first time. Newcastle-based Brewin Dolphin has teamed up with...

Kevern Kerswell, Agored Cymru, Chief Executive

New Chief Executive Appointed for Leadin…

Feb 21, 2017 / Executive Appointments

Agored Cymru, the leading Welsh awarding body, is delighted to announce that Kevern Kerswell has been appointed the new Chief Executive. Kevern who is currently the Assistant Director for Quality, Standards...

World champion boxer Joshua’s rehab guy …

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

A sports rehabilitator who is part of boxer Anthony Joshua’s backroom team for his world championship fight against Wladimir Klitschko inspired Uxbridge College students during a visit. Sina Ghami is...

Niko appointed as International Director…

Feb 20, 2017 / Executive Appointments

Former Group Operations Director for BSC Group, Niko Phillips, has been announced as the new Group Director - International at Activate Learning. Niko has a background in international education, with sixteen...

Success for singing star Ffion

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

A talented young singer from Cambridge Regional College is proving an internet sensation with her first recording. Sixteen year-old Art and Design student Ffion Rebecca Lawrence Jones released her debut EP...

New recruits to strengthen college links…

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

A Tyneside college has hired two new recruits to its business development team as it looks to widen the regional skills base with local employers. Elaine Murray and Melanie Thompson-Glen have...

Event Highlights Importance of English a…

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

A wide range of local businesses joined an event organised by Derby College to reiterate to students the importance of English and maths in the workplace. Employers ranging from hairdressing to...

CASCAID Joins Careers Champion as Prize …

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

CASCAID is delighted to support the National Careers Champion Award as Careers Champion develops and continues to grow from strength to strength. This year CASCAID will be providing prizes worth...

REED NCFE’s Baseline Employability Skill…

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

Since its launch six months ago REED NCFE’s Baseline Employability Skills Test (BESTest) has been taken by over 15,000 students in England. The results provide a unique insight in to...

College offers free English and Maths tr…

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

Cheshire employers are urged to make most of the new courses at Macclesfield College which help employees with poor English and Maths skills.    The College has launched free adult courses...

New initiative to boost disadvantaged gr…

Feb 20, 2017 / Sector News

An employer toolkit to help businesses recruit and retain more single parents and care leavers has been launched. A first-of-its-kind employer toolkit designed to help businesses recruit and retain more single...

Hundreds Visit Tresham's Careers Fair

Feb 17, 2017 / Sector News

Tresham College of Further and Higher Education has hosted its biggest Careers Fair at the college’s Kettering campus where it welcomed more than 40 employers and nearly 1000 visitors from...

ERSA launches the Employability Awards 2…

Feb 16, 2017 / Sector News

The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the representative body for the employment support sector, has launched ERSA Employability Awards 2017. The awards, now in their fifth year, aim to celebrate and...

We’ve reached the finals – Open Study Co…

Feb 16, 2017 / Sector News

West Midlands based Open Study College has reached the finals of the prestigious Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Annual Awards 2017 in the Excellence in Customer Service Category.  Samantha Rutter...

Students' tea caddy designs shortlisted …

Feb 16, 2017 / Sector News

Two talented art students at Cambridge Regional College have reached the final of a competition to find two signature tea caddy designs for High Street company Whittard. Sasha Marinelli and Vicki...

Cardiff and Vale College Art students sh…

Feb 16, 2017 / Sector News

A group of Art and Design students from Cardiff and Vale College are set to have their work on display at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London. The students have been...

Apprentice skills showcased at SERC

Feb 15, 2017 / Sector News

Recently apprentices from across South Eastern Regional College (SERC) participated in a day-long Inter Campus Skillbuild competition. The event is designed to test and challenge the ability of its apprentices...

Student Chefs Turn up the Heat

Feb 15, 2017 / Sector News

Three up and coming chefs from Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, made it to the semi-final of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge last week (9th February). If reality TV competitions like...

Top Welsh chefs go back to The Classroom…

Feb 15, 2017 / Sector News

The Chefs’ Forum staged ‘A Chefs’ Lunch’ at Cardiff and Vale College on Monday (13) February.  Hospitality students at the College had the opportunity to learn from industry experts as...

LEARNER USE OF SMARTPHONE DEVICES FOR ST…

Feb 14, 2017 / Sector News

Almost half of students are using smartphones regularly to assist in their studies, according to a new report exploring the proliferation of technology in education. The report, from international awarding organisation...

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Feb 14, 2017 / Sector News

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FutureLearn announces first US universit…

Feb 14, 2017 / Sector News

Five leading institutions welcomed to the FutureLearn international portfolio of partners FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform owned by the Open University, has announced partnerships with five key education institutions in...

The Big Assembly

The Big Assembly

Feb 14, 2017 / Sector News

During National Apprenticeship Week, ‘The Big Assembly’ This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt aims to set the record for the largest online careers advice seminar EVER. Schools, young people, parents, careers...

Registration open for online apprentices…

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

Large employers are encouraged to register for an online apprenticeship service before the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April. The Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA)...

DfE upate - Apprenticeship funding: how …

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

Today (13th February 2017) the Department for Education (DfE) has provided a new update on Apprentieship funding, particularly around the Apprenticeship Levy funding (which is being introduced on the 6th...

Redcar & Cleveland College Launches …

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

A TEESSIDE college is appealing to the public to help it find a new name for its state-of-the-art health and social care facility. Redcar and Cleveland College has launched a competition...

Eight Student Teams Make the Country Ran…

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

Following four extremely tight and highly competitive semi-finals, teams from Ayrshire College, Blackpool and Fylde College, City College Norwich, City of Liverpool College, Glasgow Clyde College, Henley College, Hopwood Hall...

Redcar & Cleveland College Help Fema…

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

A TEESSIDE college is aiming to help a group of female students make their mark in an industry typically dominated by men. Three female students have taken their first steps into...

Students at Bath College tested during C…

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

A panel of judges searching for new culinary talent helped to turn up the heat in the kitchens at Bath College for the Chef v Chef Competition. Students and professional chefs worked...

Skills for Health launches social media …

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

Skills for Health has today launched a comprehensive social media toolkit for the UK healthcare sector, providing healthcare organisations and professionals with sector-specific insight, advice and best practice on using...

Saving lives with emergency first aid tr…

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

Employees from businesses around Cambridge have been learning life-saving skills on a series of Emergency First Aid at Work courses run by Cambridge Regional College. The day-long courses, which regularly sell...

Derby College Celebrates Higher Educatio…

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success. The keynote speaker was Peter Dawber, Dean of Nottingham Trent...

How CMI qualifications can help employer…

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is Britain’s leading organisation dedicated to managers in a professional capacity. CMI has more than 81,000 members, of which it represents and supports. The organisation...

Persimmon appoints Gateshead College to …

Feb 13, 2017 / Sector News

The UK’s leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes has appointed Gateshead College to support its programme to re-train ex-military personnel for a career in the construction industry. Gateshead College, based in Tyne and...

E-learning Growth in the UK: The ups and…

Feb 10, 2017 / Sector News

Inthe last five years we have seen e-learning moving at a fast pace with new trends emerging every few years, however the journey to get to where we are today...

DfE Employer Provider Guide

DfE provide info on what employers need …

Feb 10, 2017 / Sector News

With the Apprenticeship Levy going live in two months time the Department for Education (DfE) has launched an Employer Provider Guide. The new guide for employers explains the benefits of...

Derby County National Apprenticeship Week Celebration Event

Derby County National Apprenticeship Wee…

Feb 10, 2017 / Events

To support National Apprenticeship Week 2017, 3aaa Apprenticeships will be hosting a celebration event at Pride Park Stadium, in association with Derby County. National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is designed to celebrate...

Sport students from Cardiff and Vale Col…

Feb 10, 2017 / Sector News

Sport students from Cardiff and Vale College are set to share their coaching expertise through the medium of Welsh following special training from the Urdd. Eight Sports learners have taken part...

National Careers Week March 6th - 10th 2…

Feb 10, 2017 / Events

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at...

Cardiff and Vale College student Briony …

Feb 10, 2017 / Sector News

A Carpentry student from Cardiff and Vale College is set to travel to Africa to support an initiative which supports projects that alleviate poverty through creating opportunities for women and...

Girl power! Who says engineering is only…

Feb 10, 2017 / Sector News

A local college has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young women signing up for engineering courses And for any young women considering engineering, 16-year-old South Eastern Regional College...

THE RUSTY RALLY: A European adventure fo…

Feb 09, 2017 / Sector News

The Outward Bound Trust is proud to announce the return of its epic fundraising adventure: The Rusty Rally. The Rusty Rally is a grand European adventure, where teams take on the...

New UK-wide service announced to transfo…

Feb 09, 2017 / Sector News

As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a new shared service that will aggregate academic bibliographic...

Everything is ‘coming up roses’ for ILS …

Feb 09, 2017 / Sector News

The Independent Living Skills department at Gower College Swansea is working with the City & County of Swansea to provide placements for students and help ensure our local ‘Green Flag’...

College in the running for more accounta…

Feb 09, 2017 / Sector News

Gower College Swansea has been nominated in three categories at an upcoming awards ceremony organised by PQ Magazine, a publication specifically for part qualified accountants. The college has been nominated in...

Lecturer heads to Hungary to present Tid…

Feb 09, 2017 / Sector News

A Science lecturer from Gower College Swansea has been selected to attend the largest European educational fair, which will see primary and STEM teachers from 30 countries gather to exchange...

Award winning screenwriter meets Derby C…

Feb 09, 2017 / Sector News

Derby-born screenwriter Lucinda Coxon recently met with Derby College Creative Media students at the Joseph Wright Centre to talk about her career as an award-winning writer for film, television, and...

Summer conference / CPD event ‘Embracing…

Feb 09, 2017 / CPD

Ann Gravells and Hilary Read are pleased to announce their first summer full day conference/CPD event aimed at practitioners, trainers and assessors in the further education (FE) and skills sector. The...

What does spaghetti, recruitment and the…

Feb 09, 2017 / Sector News

Morgan Hunt announces its new strategic partnership with Spaghetti Junction, a skills and apprenticeship specialist, in preparation for the upcoming apprenticeship levy. The ambiguity and complexity of the levy will cause...

learndirect boosts capabilities with appointment of Julia Chippendale as Group Development Director

learndirect boosts capabilities with ap…

Feb 09, 2017 / Executive Appointments

learndirect boosts capabilities with appointment of Julia Chippendale as Group Development Director Leading learning organisation, learndirect, has appointed Julia Chippendale to the newly created role of Group Development Director. Julia joins learndirect...

Grimsby Institute AoC Beacon Award Winners

Grimsby Institute honoured as a Leading …

Feb 08, 2017 / Sector News

Staff and students at the Grimsby Institute are celebrating after scooping the Leading Light Award at the national Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards. The college was selected from the 12...

Left: David Fowler, Head of Higher Education at Sussex Coast College Hastings  Top to bottom: Photography - work by Lorelle Bryony // Fine Art – work exhibited during Fine Art graduate show 2016 // Graphic Design – work by Oliver Brown // Designer Maker – work by Martha Tanner

Degrees by the Seaside at University Cen…

Feb 07, 2017 / Sector News

The development of the new University Centre in Hastings is underway and is on course to open in September 2017. The University Centre is being developed by Sussex Coast College Hastings...

Students Build Skills with Site Experien…

Feb 07, 2017 / Sector News

Construction students from Preston’s College recently swapped the classroom for real work experience. Twelve students aged 16-18 studying Level 3 Professional Construction completed a week placement with leading contractors and employers...

Newbury College awarded Investors in Peo…

Feb 07, 2017 / Sector News

Newbury College has demonstrated its commitment to high performance through good people management by receiving a silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard. Only 10% of organisations who apply...

Accenture Finds Girls’ Take-up of STEM S…

Feb 07, 2017 / Sector News

LONDON; February 7, 2017 – New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science...

Willis Insurance collaborate with SERC t…

Feb 06, 2017 / Sector News

Willis Insurance & Risk Management has partnered with South Eastern Regional College (SERC) to deliver a worked-based learning programme in a bid to build the management skills of students and...

SFJ Awards launches new healthcare inves…

Feb 06, 2017 / Sector News

SFJ AWARDS HAS BEEN WORKING ALONGSIDE LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST TO DEVELOP A NEW LEVEL 5 QUALIFICATION IN INVESTIGATING SERIOUS INCIDENTS IN HEALTHCARE Awarding organisation, SFJ Awards has released...

Engineering apprenticeship puts Rhys on …

Feb 06, 2017 / Sector News

A talented young apprentice has landed his dream job at one of the world’s leading hygiene product manufacturers after the firm developed a special training programme with a Tyneside college. Rhys...

Don’t run away from mental health issues…

Feb 06, 2017 / Sector News

Mental health related issues in young people have been an area of concern over the last few years; in fact the issue appears to be escalating at quite an alarming...

Leeds City College teams up with global …

Feb 06, 2017 / Sector News

Leeds City College is partnering with leading global engineering organisations to deliver a live design and operation brief to students. The project, in collaboration with Ahead Partnership, will give BTEC Level...

Employment boost for older workers

Feb 03, 2017 / Sector News

A new government strategy encourages the over 50s to reap the benefits of work, including a second career. A new strategy is calling on employers to boost the number of older...

Industry-leading apprentice award opens …

Feb 03, 2017 / Sector News

The leading electricians and engineers of the future are being urged to enter this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award, after the prize officially opened. Anyone working for an...

Carole Carson, CEO, Babington Group

Babington Group announces the acquisitio…

Feb 03, 2017 / Sector News

Babington Group announces the acquisition of Acorn Training Consultants, part of the International Charity Rehab Group. Babington Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of apprenticeships and skills training is delighted...

Cardiff and Vale College cadets join for…

Feb 02, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has entered into a unique partnership with the Gryphon Squadron in a move that will give its cadet division a much wider range of experiences that...

Newham College Rainbow Logo

College Unveils Rainbow Logo to Raise LG…

Feb 02, 2017 / Sector News

Continuing its commitment to equality and diversity, Newham College has designed a rainbow-coloured version of its logo to raise awareness of LGBT History Month. College Principal, Di Gowland unvelied the...

Cardiff Bay Run, FENews

New route and title sponsor revealed wit…

Feb 02, 2017 / Sector News

As the countdown for the Cardiff Bay Run reaches just eight weeks, Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) has today [Thursday 2nd February] been announced as new title sponsor. Previously known as...

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