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A level class sizes and their cost efficiency
Over the last three years, A level providers have experienced a period of considerable change....
New working paper from Skills for Health shows high-quality development is key to workforce integration
 Skills for Health has today published a working paper examining a crucial issue for the...
Catering student's dish featured in Cafe Football menu after winning cook-off
A 19-year-old catering student at Newham College is celebrating after winning a ‘cook-off’ competition to...
Cardiff and Vale College Rugby Academy tackles established names at Rosslyn Park Sevens
Cardiff and Vale College’s Rugby Academy has come fourth in the world’s largest schools rugby...
Boris Johnson talks politics with Uxbridge College students
Foreign Secretary and local MP Boris Johnson met Uxbridge College students to discuss subjects including...
A level class sizes and their cost efficiency
A level class sizes and their cost efficiency
 New working paper from Skills for Health shows high-quality development is key to workforce integration
New working paper from Skills for Health show...
Catering student's dish featured in Cafe Football menu after winning cook-off
Catering student's dish featured in Cafe Footb...
Cardiff and Vale College Rugby Academy tackles established names at Rosslyn Park Sevens
Cardiff and Vale College Rugby Academy tackles...
Boris Johnson talks politics with Uxbridge College students
Boris Johnson talks politics with Uxbridge Col...

A level class sizes and their cost effic…

Mar 29, 2017 / Sector News

Over the last three years, A level providers have experienced a period of considerable change. This change has centred on the way in which post-16 provision is funded, the levels...

New working paper from Skills for Healt…

Mar 29, 2017 / Sector News

 Skills for Health has today published a working paper examining a crucial issue for the future of the healthcare sector: the successful integration of the health and social care workforces. ‘Integration...

Catering student's dish featured in Cafe…

Mar 29, 2017 / Sector News

A 19-year-old catering student at Newham College is celebrating after winning a ‘cook-off’ competition to get her dish added to the menu of ex-footballers, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s cafe...

IGD announces eight essential employabil…

Mar 29, 2017 / Sector News

IGD, the research and training charity for the food and grocery industry, has identified eight essential employability skills that will help set students up for future success in the food...

Cardiff and Vale College Rugby Academy t…

Mar 29, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College’s Rugby Academy has come fourth in the world’s largest schools rugby tournament – HSBC the Rosslyn Park Sevens in north London. Some 750 teams from schools and...

Boris Johnson talks politics with Uxbrid…

Mar 28, 2017 / Sector News

Foreign Secretary and local MP Boris Johnson met Uxbridge College students to discuss subjects including Brexit, plans for a third Runway at Heathrow, and the huge potential for Global Britain...

Talented SERC apprentices bring home med…

Mar 28, 2017 / Sector News

Over 75 local construction apprentices gathered their tools to compete against each other in the annual Skillbuild NI National Finals which was held in Southern Regional College, Portadown on 24...

AIM Awards move to Pride Point as succes…

Mar 28, 2017 / Sector News

Derby based AIM Awards have moved to new offices on Pride Point following a successful year of growth and recognition. AIM Awards a National Awarding organisation who provide a wide range...

Bath College Apprenticeships and Jobs Fa…

Mar 28, 2017 / Sector News

Thousands of people looking for new opportunities visited the Bath College Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair.   Over 1,000 college students and school pupils came along with parents and carers to speak...

Northern Ireland’s South East Regional C…

Mar 28, 2017 / Sector News

Thursday 23rd March saw over 240 guests from the air conditioning and refrigeration industry gather at the 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London to celebrate hard work and success across...

Margot James and Scale-Up Taskforce members: L-R Stewart Towe, Irene Graham, Sahar Hashemi, Minister Margot James, Marcus Stuttard, Rannia Leontaridi (Director, Business Growth Directorate, BEIS), Stephen Irish

Margot James launches Scale-Up Taskforce…

Mar 28, 2017 / Sector News

On 21 March, Scale-Up Champion Margot James chaired the first meeting of a taskforce to help assess the barriers to growth facing UK businesses. The Scale-Up Taskforce, which brings together entrepreneurs...

City & Guilds Group invests in Empow…

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

The City & Guilds Group has today announced its investment in Dublin-based cloud simulation platform provider, EmpowerTheUser (ETU). It’s the fourth investment from the Group’s New Venture Fund, which invests...

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2016 at the National Apprenticeship Awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 …

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

In its fourteenth year, the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 will search for England’s top apprenticeship employers and apprentices; whilst recognising those individuals that make a significant contribution to apprenticeships. The awards...

CNC officers visit public service studen…

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

Two Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) officers, who are based at Heysham power station, visited Lancaster & Morecambe College recently to give a presentation to Public Service Level 2 and Level...

Clare McNeil, IPPR Associate Director for Work and Families

North-South divide will be widened by ne…

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

London and the South East will benefit most from the government’s new apprenticeship levy on large businesses to be introduced on 1 April. However those areas described by the Prime...

Appskil to upskill Mobile App Developers

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

South Eastern Regional College in partnership with South West College held a two day training programme for teachers and IT professionals from the UK, Belgium, Italy and Spain as part...

Quest scholarship helping NWRC students …

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

Two students from North West Regional College (NWRC) have each secured a prestigious QUEST Technician scholarship from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Daryl McCauley from Strabane and Derek Kelly from...

Removal of apprenticeship frameworks

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

The SFA expects to move from apprenticeship frameworks to standards over the course of the parliament. They are phasing the withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks as employers take on apprentices on...

International Baccalaureate presents 'A …

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

In a unique communications partnership, the International Baccalaureate and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme named ‘A better world through education’ hosted by national newsreader Natasha...

Sir George W. Buckley

Stanley Black & Decker announces ‘Si…

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

Stanley Black & Decker has joined forces with the University of Sheffield to launch the Sir George W. Buckley Engineering Excellence Programme, an apprenticeship scheme open to local engineering students...

FE Choices Learner and Employer Satisfac…

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

FE Choices provides consistent and comparable information for learners and employers to help them make informed choices about publicly funded education and training. It also provides consistent management information on...

ManageBac integrates with AssessPrep to …

Mar 27, 2017 / Sector News

Faria Education Group, the learning platform provider for international schools, has partnered with AssessPrep, a cloud-based online exams platform to help schools and students manage online exams and prepare for...

Cardiff and Vale College Carpentry stude…

Mar 24, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College Bench Joinery student Leon Hayward has won third prize in a national competition for woodturning. Leon, 16 and from Barry, entered the Ray Key Youth Turner Competition...

Back by Popular Demand: the Brooklands C…

Mar 24, 2017 / Sector News

Back by Popular Demand: the Brooklands College Apprenticeship Breakfast! Brooklands’ award winning apprenticeship team hosted their annual Apprenticeship Breakfast on Thursday 9th March. The event, designed to keep employers up-to-date with...

Brooklands College Strikes Gold at the A…

Mar 24, 2017 / Sector News

Representing the apprenticeship provision at Brooklands College Anita Winter and Naomi Abbott attended the annual Apprenticeship 4 England, Apprenticeship Awards 2017 night on Tuesday evening and came home clutching the...

College principal nominated for Cheshire…

Mar 24, 2017 / Sector News

Macclesfield College’s chief executive and principal, Rachel Kay, has been nominated for one of the region’s top titles. The award, which dates back to 1985, recognises inspiring women from all walks...

College scoops top apprenticeship award

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

Tuesday March 7, SGS College picked up the Large College Award at the fourth Apprenticeships4England Apprenticeships Awards. Members of SGS College's Employer Engagement team Jill Jones, Trudy Hillier and Patrick...

CLEAN SWEEP FOR LEEDS APPRENTICES WITH T…

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

Four Apprentices from Leeds College of Building have been recognised for their outstanding skills by an organisation that encourages and rewards excellence and best practice in the construction industry. Stuart Hirst...

Cardiff and Vale College secures approva…

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has secured a place on the Skills Funding Agency Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), which places the College in a strong position to meet the...

Net Natives Appointed Amazon’s European …

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

Net Natives are incredibly pleased to announce their programmatic advertising partnership with Amazon.com. The partnership provides education institutions with unique access to the world’s fastest growing media platforms, with highly...

The right skills and investment is criti…

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

The Charity Digital Skills Report launched today by the Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications reveals that many UK charities are still struggling to get to grips with digital transformation...

Giant Somalian student hopes to raise lo…

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

A giant Somalian student is among a team of basketball players taking part in a match against college staff for Comic Relief. Towering at mighty 6ft 8ins tall, Abdi Adam, 17, plays regularly for the Basketball Academy at The...

IMI Scores a Hat Trick on new Apprentice…

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

With 53% of new apprenticeship standards still without an approved assessment organisation, IMI receives SFA approval for three new standards. The IMI continues to lead the way in supporting the automotive...

The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Ste…

Mar 23, 2017 / Sector News

Throughout out this video Series, Stewart Segal, Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships, explains the Apprenticeship Levy in more detail ahead of its introduction in April 2017. In episode four, Stewart discusses...

Team GB diver and former Uxbridge Colleg…

Mar 22, 2017 / Sector News

Team GB diver and former Uxbridge College student Georgia Ward inspired young women with a talk and skills demo at the recent This Girl Can event. Georgia, 21, who is aiming...

UK's largest jobseeker support programme…

Mar 22, 2017 / Sector News

The Employment Related Service Association (ERSA) has today published the latest Work Programme performance report, the last produced before the access onto the programme closes next month. Referrals for the Work...

Sam Curwen with CAVC Head of Sport, Tourism and Public Services James Young at the College’s Cardiff International Sports Campus

Cardiff and Vale College qualifies for A…

Mar 22, 2017 / Sector News

Sam Curwen, who studies at Cardiff City Education programme, has qualified to represent Cardiff and Vale College and Wales at the AoC Sport National Championships 2017, which take place next...

Prince’s Trust Programme Continues to He…

Mar 21, 2017 / Sector News

The next Team programme of the Prince’s Trust at Sussex Coast College Hastings is recruiting for its April start, and is encouraging more young people to get involved. The ever-popular programme...

West Suffolk College Students Work with …

Mar 21, 2017 / Sector News

A group of West Suffolk College students have been saying “Yes Chef!” to the world famous Albert Roux at a top restaurant at the Cheltenham Festival where diners are paying...

Finalists for the Awards for Innovation …

Mar 21, 2017 / Sector News

Now in its 15th year, we're delighted to announce the finalists for the 15th British Council ELTons Awards for Innovation in English Language Teaching 2017.   The ELTons are the only international...

Pearson Marketing Director for Apprenticeships Claire Riddle, Minister for Skills and Science Julie James, CAVC Group Chief Executive Mike James and Association of Colleges Beacon Steering Group Welsh Representative Dr John Graystone

Cardiff and Vale College presented with …

Mar 21, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has been presented with a national award for being the top apprenticeship provider in the UK. CAVC beat off competition from the rest of the UK’s Further...

Learning platform advances further educa…

Mar 21, 2017 / Sector News

As well as working with thousands of schools and FE colleges in the UK, itslearning has collaborated with training providers such as The Skills Company and Just IT to modernise...

Advanced boosts digital skills developme…

Mar 21, 2017 / Sector News

£500,000 to focus on technical training to address British skills gap. Ahead of the new apprenticeship levy which will be introduced from 1st April, Advanced has pledged its commitment to introduce...

Eden Project

Environmental education specialist is fi…

Mar 20, 2017 / Executive Appointments

The Eden Project and The Cornwall College Group have appointed a Professor of Education, Robert Barratt, as the first-ever Head of Eden Project Learning.   Environmental education specialist Robert will take a lead role in...

North East Futures University Technical College

CONSTRUCTION TO START ON NEWCASTLE UTC A…

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

The next phase of work at Newcastle upon Tyne’s £200m Stephenson Quarter – which could create more than 800 jobs - is set to get underway following planning consent by...

Supporting Student Funding Applications …

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

Traditional paper-based application forms for student funding (including bursary applications in Scotland) can be lengthy and complex, requiring stringent manual checking and validation. The complexity of the forms can often...

Bath College Principal Laurel Penrose sh…

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

Apprentice Liz Doughty showed Bath College’s Principal what it’s like to work as a trainee veterinary nurse for National Apprenticeship Week.   Principal Laurel Penrose shadowed Liz, who is studying and working as...

Lewis Shines at Hospitality Student of t…

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

Hospitality student Lewis Robertson was named runner-up in the NI Regional Colleges Hospitality Student of the Year 2017 competition which was hosted by Southern Regional College. Lewis is studying level...

ManageBac Awarded LTI Certification …

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

Faria Education Group, the learning platform provider for international schools, has received Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) certification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium for its flagship service ManageBac. With certification conforming...

QWERTY - Imperial College

Imperial College London students crowned…

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

Students from Imperial College London have been declared the most talented university pupils in the UK for their cyber skills after beating competition from 11 other top universities, which have...

Jargon filled job descriptions are a ‘ma…

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

Confusing job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ for young job seekers which are preventing them from entering the workforce, a study from Business in the Community and the City &...

HOTCOURSES ANNOUNCED AS NEW FESTIVAL OF …

Mar 20, 2017 / Sector News

Hotcourses, the UK’s number one online search site for adult learning has been announced as a new Festival Partner for Festival of Learning, England’s largest celebration of adult and lifelong...

Gateshead woman gains skills and confide…

Mar 19, 2017 / Sector News

An unemployed Gateshead woman who left school with no qualifications due to being badly burned as a child - has got her life back on track thanks to specialist training. Karen...

Ayrshire College Crowned Country Range S…

Mar 17, 2017 / Sector News

After a gripping live theatre final at ScotHot 2017 on the 15th March, Iona Duncan, Agnieska Dudko and Katarazyna Hospodarewska from Ayrshire College have been crowned Country Range Student Chef...

HMCI Amanda Spielman's first major FE sp…

Mar 17, 2017 / Sector News

In response to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector (HMCI) Amanda Spielman’s speech on post-16 education at AoC’s Ofsted Conference on 17 March 2017, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of...

A Stellar Year for FE at the Learning on…

Mar 17, 2017 / Sector News

We’re delighted to announce our full list of 41 nominations on International Women’s Day. Learning on Screen is proud to represent women working in educational film and media production, and...

Donovan joins VitalSource as Managing Di…

Mar 17, 2017 / Executive Appointments

LONDON, 14 March 2017 – Building on its considerable and sustained global presence, and as part of the ongoing expansion of its international team, VitalSource Technologies LLC has hired John Donovan as Managing Director...

FWD Training & Consultancy appoint n…

Mar 16, 2017 / Executive Appointments

FWD Training & Consultancy appoint new Director…….. One of the UK’s leading Financial Services Training Providers, FWD Training & Consultancy, has strengthened its leadership team with a new Director joining them...

‘Don’t call us lazy!’ Students call for …

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

85% of FE students think an activity tracking app for learning and teaching would be helpful, finds a new survey by Jisc, the digital services and solutions organisation for UK...

Di Gowland Announces Retirement and Name…

Mar 16, 2017 / Executive Appointments

Newham College Group Principal & Chief Executive Di Gowland has announced she is to retire at the end of the academic year after discussions with the Corporation Chair. Since starting...

Supporting Student Funding Applications …

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

Traditional paper-based application forms for student funding (including bursary applications in Scotland) can be lengthy and complex, requiring stringent manual checking and validation. The complexity of the forms can often...

TESP takes up the reins on electrotechni…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

In light of the impending closure of industry standards body SummitSkills at the end of March, electrotechnical employer representatives have reassured the sector that there will not be any vacuum...

Scientia and Lone Rooftop solve the prob…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

Scientia, the global leader in academic planning, scheduling, and resource management solutions for the Education sector, is today announcing its partnership with Netherlands-based Lone Rooftop, providers of cloud software applications...

Industry partnerships are key to closing…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

The government’s industrial strategy has reaffirmed its commitment to developing the technical, engineering and construction skills our country needs to maintain a competitive edge. The strategy comes at a time when...

B&FC staff gather to celebrate Colle…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

Blackpool and The Fylde College staff have gathered together to celebrate 125 years providing education on the Fylde Coast. During the event, an historic timeline was unveiled in the mezzanine at...

SERC’s Woodland project shortlisted in T…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

​SERC's Woodland project, which transformed a neglected area of unused woodland into an outdoor classroom at the Bangor Campus, has been shortlisted for the TES FE Award for Best Teaching...

Pioneering digital project gives student…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

Students from three Career Colleges are being given the opportunity to work on a live digital project – giving them hands on industry experience, while supporting a homelessness charity. The pioneering...

Leeds City College’s University Centre r…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has awarded a grant to the Leeds City College University Centre to promote safety and wellbeing on campus. The grant, from HEFCE’s Catalyst...

Students get Career Ready

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

On Thursday the 9th of March 2017, Citi Belfast hosted a meet and greet session between Career Ready students from the South Eastern Regional College (SERC) and their partner in...

North East LEP careers lead named Career…

Mar 16, 2017 / Sector News

The North East man helping to transform the quality of careers education in schools and colleges across the region has been named Career Educator of the Year at the prestigious...

Unemployment rate falls to lowest since …

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

Official figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.7% – the lowest level in 12 years. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed that employment continues to...

College triumph as new Register of Appre…

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

Newham College of Further Education has been approved as a member of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. From April 2017, all employers with a wage bill of £3m or...

PLANS SUBMITTED FOR NEW £13MILLION COLLE…

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

LEEDS College of Building has submitted a planning application to build a brand new £13million campus, alongside its existing recently opened campus on the city’s South Bank. If the application is...

Kingston College Engineering Apprentices…

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

Kingston College is celebrating the start of National Apprenticeship Week with the news that Tiro Racing, comprising six talented Engineering apprentices, have beaten off fierce competition at the F1 in...

Carshalton College, Kingston College and…

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

Carshalton College, Kingston College and South Thames College have today published a public consultation outlining their proposal to merge on 1 August 2017.  The merger will bring together the strengths...

Bradford College hosts LGBT campaigner P…

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell visited Bradford College to talk to students about his half century of campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The 65-year-old discussed his 50 years...

NKC students win the opportunity of a li…

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

Several North Kent College construction students have won the chance to help build a school in just one week in South Africa, courtesy of UK charity Mellon Educate and all...

RENDALL & RITTNER SIGNS UP FIVE NEW …

Mar 15, 2017 / Sector News

Leading property management company, Rendall & Rittner has signed up five aspiring apprentices for its pilot group of the first ever Government Apprenticeship in Housing and Property Management. The apprentices...

Waltham Forest College students develop …

Mar 14, 2017 / Sector News

Waltham Forest College students develop water pump for third world to get their hands on People's Choice Awards Students at Waltham Forest College gave up their time to make a positive...

Derby College Unveils Higher Apprentices…

Mar 14, 2017 / Sector News

Derby College is further developing its plans to create an Institute of Technology for Engineering and Professional Construction following the announcement of a Government cash boost for the D2N2 Local...

Support for retail employers on apprenti…

Mar 14, 2017 / Sector News

Employers looking to make the most of the impending changes to apprenticeships this spring will have help from one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations. Highfield Qualifications has been approved by...

Mount Anvil CEO calls on Government and …

Mar 14, 2017 / Sector News

Mount Anvil’s National Skills Academy provides training for more than 100 young Londoners The Minister of State for Housing and Planning, and Minister for London, Gavin Barwell, visited Mount Anvil’s...

Business breakfast explores importance o…

Mar 14, 2017 / Sector News

Major employers from across the Capital Region came together on Friday (10th March) in Cardiff’s City Hall to discuss delivering the skilled workforce needed to ensure future growth and prosperity. Speakers...

Successful European Bid Gives Students U…

Mar 13, 2017 / Sector News

College students from Sussex and Kent will be embarking on the work experience opportunity of a life-time in Spain this month, thanks to a new project funded by the European...

Trainees on the ball as MP supports skil…

Mar 13, 2017 / Sector News

Rochford and Southend East MP James Duddridge met trainees at Southend United’s new skills academy as they prepared the Roots Hall stadium for its next match. Mr Duddridge visited the Club’s...

John’s journey from apprentice to runnin…

Mar 13, 2017 / Sector News

Is an apprenticeship the path to a successful career? Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has just announced new funding and a shake-up of technical qualifications to plug the country’s...

The municipality of Bærum installs 224 S…

Mar 13, 2017 / Sector News

The Norwegian municipality of Bærum has been gearing up for the project “Digital School Day” since the start of 2015. “Digital School Day” is a project where schools across the...

Universities Minister and local MP visit…

Mar 13, 2017 / Sector News

A group of apprentices at London South East Colleges Orpington Campus were paid a special visit on Friday 10 March by local MP and Minister of State for Universities, Jo...

LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING LOOKS TO BUILD…

Mar 13, 2017 / Sector News

LEEDS College of Building, which has over 7,000 students and operates across three campuses in Leeds, is expecting to recruit more than 80 new staff this year. The College, which...

Applications open for Autocar Courland N…

Mar 13, 2017 / Sector News

Autocar and Courland Automotive have opened the Next Generation Award 2017 programme to all UK resident young adults aged 17-25. The Award is designed to be a career springboard for young...

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