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Trafford College celebrates as students pick up record results
Students at Trafford College are celebrating another year of fantastic A Level results with an...
WCG students at Leamington and Rugby celebrate A-level success
A-level students at Royal Leamington Spa College and Rugby College are celebrating after picking up...
Barton Peveril’s Best Ever Results
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College are celebrating their best ever A Level results, with a...
Employers and A-level students can reap benefits of apprenticeships
Progress to Excellence Ltd is backing a move by the universities admissions service UCAS to...
A fall in apprenticeships could be due to the government’s apprenticeship levy and the fact that employers treat it as a tax
A fall in apprenticeships could be due to the ...
Trafford College celebrates as students pick up record results
Trafford College celebrates as students pick u...
WCG students at Leamington and Rugby celebrate A-level success
WCG students at Leamington and Rugby celebrate...
Barton Peveril’s Best Ever Results
Barton Peveril’s Best Ever Results
Employers and A-level students can reap benefits of apprenticeships
Employers and A-level students can reap benefi...

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A fall in apprenticeships could be due t…

Aug 20, 2018 / Sector News

A decrease in the number of apprenticeships by more than 150,000 could be due to the apprenticeship levy introduced by the government, say leading accounting, tax and advisory firm Blick...

CLEARING 2018 SETS NEW UCAS RECORD

Aug 17, 2018 / Sector News

The data released by UCAS this morning shows a new record number of students placed through clearing, up 2.4% to 15,160. Lee Lucas, principal and CEO of the Fashion Retail Academy...

Trafford College celebrates as students …

Aug 17, 2018 / Sector News

Students at Trafford College are celebrating another year of fantastic A Level results with an overall pass rate of 99%. Excited students gathered at the Altrincham campus and celebrated with friends...

WCG students at Leamington and Rugby cel…

Aug 17, 2018 / Sector News

A-level students at Royal Leamington Spa College and Rugby College are celebrating after picking up a set of excellent exam results. Impressively, students across the two WCG colleges achieved 100% pass...

Barton Peveril’s Best Ever Results

Aug 17, 2018 / Sector News

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College are celebrating their best ever A Level results, with a 99% pass rate. A record number of students sat A Level exams this year, with...

Employers and A-level students can reap …

Aug 17, 2018 / Sector News

Progress to Excellence Ltd is backing a move by the universities admissions service UCAS to encourage the creation of more apprenticeships and for young people to seek jobs rather than...

New £14m Sixth Form Centre enjoys A Leve…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

THE revolutionary Deeside Sixth Form Centre got off to a flying start with a sparkling set of A Level results. The first cohort to ever complete exams at the £14m facility...

Jubilant students ace A Level results ah…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

JUBILANT students paid tribute to Coleg Cambria after achieving record-breaking A Level results. The college’s Yale campus today (Thursday) secured a 99% overall pass rate, the best in its history. It has...

Apprenticeship Starts and Levy Statistic…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Today’s (16 Aug) apprenticeships statistics, covering the latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments, and apprenticeship levy information: There have been 315,900 apprenticeship starts reported to date between August...

Fanzi Down of DPS Designs, one of the award holders from the first Women in Innovation competition.

Inspiring businesswomen: Get £50k fundin…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

There is up to £400,000, mentoring and business support for 8 female entrepreneurs to help them reach their full potential and change the face of innovation. The Women in Innovation awards are for...

Breaking Traditional Pathways to Achieve…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Waltham Forest College students celebrate their achievements, proving that vocational pathways allow progression to university and employment.  More and more young people are leaving the College and securing placements in university and...

City College Plymouth’s CEO & Principal, Garry Phillips

BTECs & Technical Level 3s: The empl…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

City College Plymouth’s CEO & Principal, Garry Phillips, shares his thoughts on Technical Level 3’s/BTECs (Business and Technology Education Council qualifications) and the opportunities they can offer young people: "As students...

UK’s best college achieves over 98 per c…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Students at Fareham College have exceeded expectations on national results day 2018, arriving at the college’s Bishopsfield Road campus to collect their further education results. The college saw an outstanding overall...

Double A level celebration for Sutton Co…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Sutton Coldfield College students are celebrating their A level results today with an overall pass rate of 99%, an increase on last year. Achievement rates for the college are at 97%...

‘Smart Schools’ of the Future will Gamif…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

A wave of new technology has been introduced into schools up and down the country changing the way teachers deliver lessons and how students learn. Research by Randstad Education into "how technology...

Clarendon class of 2018 smash A-level re…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

A-level students at Clarendon Sixth Form College are celebrating record breaking results this summer. With a continued 100% pass rate with best ever high grades achieved the class of 2018...

Removal from register of apprenticeship …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

How the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will intervene with apprenticeship training providers that are graded inadequate by Ofsted. Documents Removal from register of apprenticeship training providers and eligibility to receive...

British Parents Want To See Religious St…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

The back to school team behind MyVoucherCodes surveyed 2,414 British parents, all of whom stated that they had at least one child in secondary school. The research looking into the perceptions...

Students at NPTC Group of Colleges Make …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Students at NPTC Group of Colleges are celebrating after achieving top results in their A Levels and vocational qualifications. Many have secured places at top universities and got the qualifications...

Uxbridge College celebrates success at A…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

A Level students at Uxbridge College are celebrating some excellent individual successes, along with great results across the board too. A total of 98% of students achieved A*-E grades, placing the...

DERBY COLLEGE CELEBRATES HIGHER ACHIEVEM…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Derby College is celebrating an increase in the A-level pass rate and in the number of students achieving higher grades A* to B.  A record 32% of A level students at...

Record year of A Level success for Cardi…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College is celebrating another record year of success with more students than ever before achieving their AS and A Level qualification. In the first year of the new...

Sigma’s managing director Hilary Stephenson

Hope for Women in Tech: A Level #Results…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

In light of this morning’s A level results, males might have gained better results overall, but women studying computing have outperformed men in this typically male-dominated subject. Overall 20.1% of girls...

CLEARING 2018 SET TO BREAK ALL RECORDS

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Clearing has gone mainstream. Lee Lucas, principal and CEO of the Fashion Retail Academy, says the stigma of clearing is long gone and the academy estimates a record number of students will...

B&FC students’ outstanding results s…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) students had a fantastic 2017/18 which has put them at the front of the queue for leading jobs and university places. B&FC is the best...

Pictured: Ailin Guo

Students celebrate outstanding results a…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

The Manchester College’s A Level students are celebrating today following the highest number of students achieving A* and A grades in recent years. The results, which saw an impressive 42 per...

Students at Barnsley Sixth Form College celebrate their A Level results.  [L-R: Rong Chen, Nathan Phipp-Macintrye and Charlotte Martin]  Photography by awesome. © We Are Awesome Ltd 2018

Barnsley Sixth Form College celebrates A…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Barnsley Sixth Form College is celebrating another excellent set of A Level results with a 98% overall pass rate and a 100% pass rate in 18 subjects, including English, History...

ANC puts #ExploreAcoustics on the career…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Which career is all about sound, yet few people have ever heard of it? The answer is acoustics - and there’s now the chance to hear much more about it following...

A successful year of academic achievemen…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Monoux Sixth Form College is celebrating another successful year of academic achievements. Over 60% of grades achieved by leavers are high scores which significantly boosts their access to their chosen...

LRS organisational portal

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Guidance about accessing the LRS organisational portal and latest releases. Includes the monthly headline report for national learners aged 14+. Documents Updates on accessing the Learning Records Service HTML LRS: monthly headline report July...

Dr Derek Richards, Director of Clinical Research & Innovation at SilverCloud Health

Exam stress and student mental health

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Receiving A-levels or leaving certificate results can be a really exciting and pivotal time for a young person. It is such a wonderful achievement for a person to reach this point...

Hilton apprentice, Sam Leatherby, wins Bake Off:The Professionals.

Hilton apprentice, Sam Leatherby, wins B…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Hilton apprentice, Sam Leatherby, has thrived at Hilton since joining and has recently won Bake Off: The Professionals. Junior Sous Chef at London Hilton on Park Lane, Sam Michael Leatherby, realised...

The National Logistics Academy gets thum…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

In July 2018 Ofsted conducted a monitoring visit to The National Logistics Academy as part of a series of monitoring visits to a sample of new apprenticeship training providers that...

One in three UK teens are worried about …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

One in three UK teens are worried about getting into university this month due to too much competition The University of Law shares new research on career aspirations, and top...

Employers say they value apprenticeship …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Employers have said that they prefer candidates to have gained valuable work experience from an apprenticeship ahead of a university degree according to a survey conducted by AAT (Association of...

New Tyneside boot camp boost thanks to f…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Two North East entrepreneurs have seen the number of people signing up for their boot camp training double in size thanks to skills gained on a free business improvement course. Floriane...

Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize: nominate …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

How secondary schools in the North East should nominate outstanding pupils for the annual Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize. Contents How to nominate pupils The prize We invite secondary schools and sixth-form colleges from across...

Unaisa Adam - Blackburn College - A*, A…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Unaisa Adam – A*,A, A A-Levels (Chemistry, Biology and Psychology) Unaisa is going to study BSc (Hons) Optometry at The University of Manchester  Unaisa said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have achieved A*AA...

John Cope, Head of Education & Skills policy, CBI

A LEVELS PAINT PICTURE OF REGIONAL INEQU…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Today’s results are the outcome of years of hard work, dedication, and determination for many students. A-Levels have looked different this year as part of efforts to ensure they remain...

A-Level #Resultsday2018 Analytics on las…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Today, students across the country received their A Level results and discovered which university degrees they will be embarking on. Exasol, provider of a high performance analytic database, analysed the...

More students considering apprenticeship…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

School leavers are opting for alternative routes to a career and are choosing not to go to University. As businesses continue to offer a wider range of apprenticeships, and students...

Hats off at Ascot for Kensington and Che…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Joining forces with young creatives from the College, Longines briefed students to create a bespoke hat for a friend of the brand, Linnea Aarflot. With help from esteemed milliner Rachel Trevor...

Calderdale College secures additional £5…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Calderdale College has secured an additional £5.7m from the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to help SMEs across three UK regions upskill their workforce...

Lotte Neil - Blackburn College - A*, A*…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Lotte Neil - A*, A*, A* and B Psychology, Government and Politics, and Media Studies BMidWif (Midwifery) at The University of Manchester “I’m thrilled with my results and I can’t believe I am...

Abdullah Ali - Blackburn College - A,A,B…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Abdullah Ali – AAB A-Levels Biology, Mathematics and Business Studies University of Leeds - BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Mathematics “I am so happy about my A-Level results! I didn’t think that I...

Blackburn College experience increase in…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Students and staff at Blackburn College were celebrating this morning as students collected their A-Level Results with the numbers of Blackburn College students achieving high grades continuing to improve. Blackburn College students...

Employer skills survey 2017: Wales toolk…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Wales-only results and data tables from the employer skills survey 2017. Documents Employer skills survey 2017: Wales data tables MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.04MB Employer skills survey 2017: Wales data tables ODS, 4.53KB This file is...

Employer skills survey 2017: Scotland to…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Scotland-only results and data tables from the employer skills survey 2017. Documents Employer skills survey 2017: Scotland data tables MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.23MB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology...

Employer skills survey 2017: Northern Ir…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Northern Ireland-only results and data tables from the employer skills survey 2017. Documents Employer skills survey 2017: Northern Ireland data tables MS Excel Spreadsheet, 1.93MB This file may not be suitable for users of...

Employer skills survey 2017: England and…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

National, regional and local level results and data tables for England. Documents Employer skills survey 2017: England data tables MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.23MB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology...

Employer skills survey 2017: UK report

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Main report and data tables on UK employers’ reported skill needs and training activities Documents Employer skills survey 2017: main report Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-928-9, DFE-RR693PDF, 6.17MB, 227 pages Employer skills survey 2017: UK data...

Variability in A level results for schoo…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

A level results in England have been relatively stable in recent years, with only very small changes in the overall percentages of students achieving A* or A grades. However, we...

Guide to AS and A level #Resultsday2018 …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Key points Overall results in England are stable for reformed and unreformed A levels and standards have been maintained. It is important not to over-interpret relatively small changes in year-on-year results. Entries...

Next generation of young people gaining …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Results day marks the culmination of hard work from students and teachers, with reformed A Levels better preparing young people university or the workplace. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today congratulated...

Kirstie Donnelly, Managing Director of City & Guilds and ILM

.@CityandGuilds response to A Level #Res…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

As students across the UK react to their A Level Results and plan the next steps of their life accordingly, City & Guilds highlight the range of alternatives to traditional...

Innovate UK's funding for Business and E…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Guidance for business and academic organisations on Innovate UK's funding competitions to test ideas and develop innovative products and services. Contents Overview Find out if you are eligible to apply Find out about grant...

Haringey Sixth Form College #Resultsday2…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

Congratulations to #Team Haringey6 and to all our wonderful A-Level & BTEC students on a fantastic and well-deserved set of outstanding results! Haringey Sixth Form College celebrated outstanding successes in today’s...

Staggering 99% A Level pass rate puts CO…

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

COLEG CAMBRIA further strengthened its place among the top colleges in the UK with a staggering 99% overall A Level pass rate. The institution is celebrating its best-ever results having today...

Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy at CMI

Ambitious parents encourage students to …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

A survey of parents of 11-18 year olds commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the professional body for management and leadership, has found that parents are moving away from...

CBI INITIAL REACTION TO A-LEVEL RESULTS …

Aug 16, 2018 / Sector News

In anticipation of this year’s A-Level results, John Cope, CBI Head of Education & Skills policy, said: “Today’s results are the outcome of years of hard work, dedication, and determination for...

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK

Universities UK response to #Resultsday2…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

In total, more than 635,000 people have applied to University so far this year. Based on previous years, UCAS expects around three quarters of those to be accepted to their...

Students rate London South East Universi…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

London South East University Centre has ranked highly in the National Student Survey - with students rating it above the national average in a number of key areas from teaching...

ILR standard file specifications and ref…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

These documents specify how and when learner data collected is presented for analysis. Documents ILR dataset 2017 to 2018 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 757KB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology...

ESFA Update: 15 August 2018

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers. Documents ESFA Update further education: 15 August 2018 HTML ESFA Update academies: 15...

Paula Houston

Paula’s career progression is all down t…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

A dedicated worker from Siemens has developed her position with the company after undertaking an apprenticeship delivered by a north west training specialist. Paula Houston, 39, who lives in Dalton-in-Furness, has...

CBI Scotland seeks member views ahead of…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

CBI Scotland is currently preparing its 2019-20 submission to be sent to Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay ahead of the Scottish Budget. This year’s Scottish Budget and how to influence it With...

Holyrood update: CBI Scotland

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

Latest news on CBI Scotland political engagement through July and August. Summer usually means a wind-down of political engagement as politicians north and south of the border head off on their...

CBI at the 2018 Party Conferences

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

With just over six weeks until Party Conference, CBI confirms conference activity The House of Commons in recess until 4 September, Westminster update will resume in September. In the meantime, this year...

UK GDP growth picks up slightly in Q2

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

The ONS’ preliminary estimate of UK Q2 GDP showed that growth picked up slightly to 0.4% after a weather-addled Q1. Prior to the release, surveys and official data pointed to...

Catching the peloton: How to increase lo…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

CBI Report examines how to increase low levels of business investment. Last week, the CBI released its new report, Catching the peloton, examining how to increase low levels of business investment...

Developing early-stage, user-centred des…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

UK businesses can apply for a share of £1 million to build in early-stage design processes that reflect and respond to customer needs and behaviours. Innovate UK has up to £1...

CBI/Pertemps labour market update August…

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

The ONS’ latest labour market data paints a familiar picture —strong employment growth and falling unemployment. CBI/Pertemps labour market update August 2018 This continuous job creation shows that flexibility in the labour...

Boards should not award exceptional pay …

Aug 15, 2018 / Sector News

We've responded to FTSE100 executive pay data from CIPD and the High Pay Centre. Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said: “Let’s be clear, boards should not award exceptional pay for poor or...

Tony’s journey to helping ex-offenders #…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Tony Franklin was determined to turn his life around and give something back to the community when he started working with ex-offenders, supporting them on the path back to employment. Tony...

Unemployment rate falls to 4%, with reco…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

The unemployment rate has fallen further this month, to 4%, with a higher proportion of black and minority ethnic (BME) people in work than ever before. As young people in England...

Shortages already hamper firms' ability …

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Labour market statistics for April 2018 to June 2018 show employment increased by 42,000 and unemployment decreased by 65,000. Matthew Percival, CBI Head of Employment, said: “Continuing job creation shows that flexibility...

10 Things for a Prospective Student to C…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Research has shown that fewer than 5% of Scots are applying to universities in England. This is primarily due to the increase in tuition fees, which in turn has created a...

Cardiff and Vale College and the Clean S…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College is proud to partner with the Construction Youth Trust, BAM Nuttall, The Wallich BOSS project, Cardiff Prison, Acorn Recruitment and Careers Wales in the delivery of...

How to return ILR final funding claims t…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Information for institutions who are required to make a ESFA final funding claim return for academic year 2017 to 2018. Individualised Learner Record (ILR) Funding returns: Annex B: ILR 16 to...

Cardiff and Vale College wins Careers Wa…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has been awarded for its commitment to preparing its students for the world of work. The College has achieved the Careers Wales Mark. The award is designed...

Parental responsibility measures attenda…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

How local authorities should collect and submit data for the annual attendance measures census. Contents Important dates Submit your data Census documents Do you need help? Feedback Local authorities must complete the parental responsibility measures attendance census...

CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS TO ENHANCE INDUSTR…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Construction students studying at South & City College Birmingham now have the chance to enhance their industry skills further, thanks to a £10,000 donation from the National Federation of Builders...

Decolonising Education: Africana Studies…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC) is pleased to announce the approval of its Access to Higher Education course in Africana Studies Diploma. The new course runs for one academic year and...

Economic impact estimates point to posit…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

The newly announced further education facility in Cannock Chase District, Cannock Chase Skills and Innovation Hub, is predicted to boost employment opportunities for an estimated 450 young people in its...

Minimum ESFA standards for apprenticeshi…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

How the ESFA will apply minimum standards for 2017 to 2018 to all age apprenticeships and adult (19+) education and training. Documents Minimum standards for 2017 to 2018 for all age apprenticeships...

Good practice in level 4 and 5 qualifica…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Literature review into good practice in level 4 and 5 qualifications. Documents Good practice in level 4 and 5 qualifications Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-899-2, DFE-RR816PDF, 1.04MB, 71 pages Details This literature review explores good practice in...

Review of level 4 and 5 education: Inter…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Overview of the interim research findings of the review. Documents Review of level 4 and 5 education: interim evidence overview Ref: DFE-00152-2018PDF, 587KB, 19 pages Details This report is an overview of research findings from...

Advanced learner loans funding rules 201…

Aug 14, 2018 / Sector News

Sets out the rules for provision funded by learners through advanced learner loans. Documents Advanced learner loans funding and performance management rules 2018 to 2019 PDF, 905KB, 42 pages This file may not be...

Speculation surrounding A Level reforms …

Aug 13, 2018 / Sector News

Suggestions that Ofqual will lower GCSE and A level pass marks to assure that the first batch of students to study the new reformed courses will not be disadvantaged have...

Powerful options for school leavers on A…

Aug 13, 2018 / AppJobSearch

As thousands of A-Level students receive their results this week, UK Power Networks has underlined the apprenticeship and job opportunities available for young people to develop their careers with the...

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