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CISAC's online copyright course goes tri…

Jan 19, 2018 / Sector News

Where and when did copyright come to be? Why did a concept invented hundreds of years ago continue to be at the centre of debates on the global cultural industry...

Finalists, National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

Top apprentices and apprenticeship emplo…

Jan 19, 2018 / Sector News

The country’s best employers and apprentices have been recognised at the 14th National Apprenticeship Awards to celebrate their commitment to apprenticeships.  Held in London on 18 January 2018, the ‘Bright Future’ themed...

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

Drive to raise education standards in ar…

Jan 19, 2018 / Sector News

New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need.  Raising education standards by supporting underperforming schools and offering young people...

HackFest Project boosted by donation fro…

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Plymouth College of Art Charitable Trust received £4,763 to fund the most recent HackFest, a county-wide project founded by Plymouth College of Art, engaging around 200 young people and schools...

Penny Walpole from Doughty’s, who completed the team leadership training

Training tailored for team leaders

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Ten senior carers qualified as team leaders, thanks to a bespoke training programme delivered by care staff specialist 1st Care Training in partnership with employment and skills provider Seetec. The employees...

Judges choose the winners of the Bath Co…

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Students taking part in the Bath College Business and Accounting Challenge worked under pressure to impress competition judges. Nearly 40 students studying business and accounting took part in the three-hour challenge...

North Kent College celebrate as again ra…

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Following an Ofsted inspection on 29th and 30th November 2017, North Kent College have again been rated “Good”. Inspectors observed teaching, learning and assessment, and reviewed learners’ and apprentices’ written work...

Learning the art of fine dining

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Students from London South East Colleges’ flagship Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College have been plunged into the deep end this term, undertaking ten days of intensive work experience at some of...

Anne Milton appoints top college princip…

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton appoints seven of Country’s best principals as National Leaders to use their expertise to support other colleges New appointments to raise standards and encourage collaboration...

Picture perfect visit for photography st…

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Photography students from Clarendon Sixth Form College visited Tameside Central Art Gallery for an inspirational talk by photographer Ken Morris and to explore his exhibition ‘The World Through My Lens...

Fashion students shape trends

Jan 18, 2018 / Sector News

Fashion students at Clarendon Sixth Form College have created a range of garments taking inspiration from shapes. The students were set the challenge to create exciting pieces using white and grey...

Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Committee

Education Committee Chair writes to Secr…

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Committee, has written to Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, for information on the impact of...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 378

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 387

Jan 17, 2018 / 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. (17 Jan 2018).  New funding monitoring reports published ESFA have published the...

Government announces £144,000 of new fun…

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday (16 January) announced £144,261 of funding, in partnership with the Department for Education, for a new programme to support universities in tackling antisemitism on campus. The...

Students awarded £4,500 as part of Chiva…

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

Four students have been awarded a total of £4,500 by Scotch whisky producer Chivas Brothers as part of its national bursary scheme. Held in partnership with the Scottish International Educational Trust...

£1.125 million invested in new National …

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

£1.125 million invested in new National Technician Development Centre for Higher Education. Based in Sheffield, the National Centre will tackle the shortage of specialist technical skills in the Higher Education...

New research shows University and Colleg…

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

The Further and Higher Education sector is making a collective call to Vice Chancellors and Principals to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainability and...

Sparsholt student selected for England S…

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

Sparsholt College Football Academy student, Ryan Penny has been selected by the English Schoolboy’s Football Association (ESFA) to play for the Under 18 England Schoolboy Squad. Selected from hundreds of...

Commercial ideas in cyber security: £500…

Jan 17, 2018 / FE Video

Academics can apply for a share of up to £500,000 in grants to support innovative ideas in cyber security that have potential for commercialisation.  Innovate UK, in partnership with the Department for...

Food students master tricks of the trade

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

Students from Tameside College’s food and hospitality department enjoyed a day of masterclasses with some of Manchester’s best restauranteurs and front of house staff. Level three food and beverage supervision students...

Former student is ‘game’ for success

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

Simran Whithan, a former Tameside College student, is at the heart of the gaming community in Manchester thanks to his unique events. Simran Whitham, who studied IT and animation and games...

Grimsby Institute sees staff productivit…

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

Grimsby Institute has revealed how further education software from Advanced has helped it significantly enhance its data and process efficiency – contributing to its journey to deliver outstanding student outcomes. The...

Delivering STEM (science, technology, en…

Jan 17, 2018 / Sector News

Government efforts to improve the quality and take-up of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills have yielded some positive results. There remains, however, an urgent need for departments to...

All Carillion apprentices transferred to…

Jan 16, 2018 / Sector News

Carillion, the facilities management and construction company, went into compulsory liquidation yesterday (15 Jan). They provide facilities management and catering services to a number of schools as well as being involved...

Reggie makes his television debut

Jan 16, 2018 / Sector News

Eccles Sixth Form College’s resident chameleon, Reggie, will make his television debut on Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers tonight. The Salford college, who launched their fantastic, brand new outdoor animal...

Seven schools celebrate 40 years of comm…

Jan 16, 2018 / Sector News

Seven International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools from across Africa and Europe are celebrating 40 years of offering the Diploma Programme (DP), having recognised the IB’s unique proposition and started the...

PatSnap enhances access to patent insigh…

Jan 16, 2018 / Sector News

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today announced the launch of Smart Search, a tool that enhances and accelerates patent searches, making the wealth...

British schools at breaking point due to…

Jan 15, 2018 / Sector News

Redundancies, disputes and long-term sickness are amongst the list of worries affecting the mental health and wellbeing of school leaders and teaching staff across the UK. According to a survey of...

New study on STEM popularity among girls

Jan 15, 2018 / Sector News

Today, (15 Jan), a new study of 100,000 sixth formers by Unifrog - an online platform for university and careers advice has found that girls are taking more A levels in...

Free new webinar launches on understandi…

Jan 15, 2018 / Events

Online assistive technology (AT) learning provider, Learning Labs has partnered with chartered psychologist Dr Sue Wilkinson to launch a free webinar series this month showing how neuroscience-based learning can improve...

Gateshead College student eyes gold at T…

Jan 15, 2018 / Sector News

A Gateshead teenager with cerebral palsy is gunning for glory after being selected to compete at a high-profile international sports event.   Gateshead College sports studies student and talented athlete Emily...

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library

One third of education professionals suf…

Jan 15, 2018 / Sector News

Almost a third (32%) of education professionals are suffering from mental health issues, with nearly half (45.4%) admitting that their job is a key contributor to these feelings. That’s according...

Digital Science launches Dimensions

Jan 15, 2018 / Sector News

Digital Science launches Dimensions: a next-generation research and discovery platform linking 124 million documents, providing free search and citation data across 86 million articles Ground-breaking research information database links publications, grants...

London South East Colleges Chairman, Stephen Howlett CBE

New Year Honours for College Chairman

Jan 15, 2018 / Sector News

London South East Colleges Chairman, Stephen Howlett, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s honours list for services to housing. The award is in recognition of Stephen’s 42-year career...

Graduate jobs market to expand in 2018, …

Jan 15, 2018 / Sector News

Employers expect to increase their graduate job vacancies by 11% this year, marking a return to double-digit growth, reports the Institute of Student Employers (ISE). The annual Student Recruitment Pulse survey...

Year of Engineering

Engineering in the spotlight for 2018 as…

Jan 15, 2018 / FE Video

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry tackle a major skills gap and inspire the engineers of tomorrow.  A pioneering campaign to transform the way young people see engineering and...

Active IQ supports Darlington College to…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

Active IQ – the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation – is supporting Darlington College to deliver an ambitious range of professional, industry-ready qualifications to young learners aged 16+. The company...

Peter Schofield, Permanent Secretary, DWP

Peter Schofield New Permanent Secretary …

Jan 12, 2018 / Executive Appointments

Peter Schofield has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary on Sir Robert Devereux’s retirement later this month.  The Cabinet Secretary, with the agreement of the Prime Minister, has today announced that...

Michelle Hogg

Pathway Group strengthens Business Devel…

Jan 12, 2018 / Executive Appointments

THE Birmingham based training company Pathway Group has added to its Business Development Team as it prepares for growth in 2018. Based at Tyseley in Birmingham and with offices in Walsall...

Education Committee to hear from researc…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

Tuesday 16 January at 10.30am The Education Committee is to hear from the IPPR, Young Women’s Trust and Sutton Trust at the first oral evidence session of the inquiry in to...

Insufficient evidence NCTL grants used f…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has qualified his audit opinions on the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s (NCTL) 2016-17 Accounts due to a limitation in the scope...

Bath College students capture First Worl…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

Students at Bath College are taking part in a local history project to help preserve peoples’ memories of the First World War. The Project, called A Century’s Memories, is being run...

Ufi announces funding for new projects t…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

Ufi is excited to announce the launch of three new projects as part of its Manufacturing Skills Fund (MSF). The fund is providing £1 million funding in the use of...

16 to 18 traineeships and adult educatio…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today (12 Jan) updated their form to submit requests for growth to your 16 to 18 traineeships and adult education budget contract values for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. 16...

Soaring praise for CAVC Aerospace degree…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

Praise for a degree course in Aircraft Engineering offered by Cardiff and Vale College has been sky high in an external examiner’s report. CAVC offers a BSc (Hons) course in Aircraft...

Join the Board of Borders College

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

Borders College has one of the best records of learner success in Scotland and makes an essential contribution to the education and training of the Borders workforce. We are seeking new...

Employability success for Peebles Modern…

Jan 12, 2018 / Sector News

A young Peebles woman, Carson Veitch, has demonstrated the potential rewards to be gained from a work placement opportunity, by successfully progressing from the Employability Fund programme to a Modern...

Bradford College up for major marketing …

Jan 11, 2018 / Awards

A recruitment campaign that focused on the student journey has earned the marketing team at Bradford College a trip to London. The team has been shortlisted for a prize in the...

Hackathon challenges young coders

Jan 11, 2018 / Sector News

Tameside Hack has announced this year’s exciting challenges for participants taking part on the 20th and 21st February. The Hack, a coding competition for 12 to 18-year-olds, provides an opportunity for...

East Durham College Celebrating 80th Ann…

Jan 11, 2018 / Sector News

Over 80 years of history as the North East’s leading land-based educational provider are being celebrated as East Durham College’s Houghall campus in Durham celebrates its oak anniversary. The campus, which...

Education salaries rise for the first ti…

Jan 11, 2018 / Sector News

Advertised salaries in the education sector climbed by 4.2% in 2017, which was the first yearly increase in pay that the industry has witnessed in over four years. That’s according...

New home for Eastern High School and Car…

Jan 11, 2018 / Sector News

Eastern Community Campus, a new home for Eastern High school and Cardiff and Vale College opened today. The campus can accommodate up to 1,200 Eastern High and 320 Cardiff and Vale...

Josh Bloor, now 24, currently an award-winning Sales Executive

FROM APPRENTICE TO AWARD WINNER

Jan 11, 2018 / Sector News

Post 16 choices used to be limited to: Are you clever enough to take ‘A’ levels and go to Uni Or do you enter the workplace at 16. Times have changed, with...

Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education

Damian Hinds "honoured" to be …

Jan 11, 2018 / Sector News

The Prime Minister has appointed Damian Hinds MP as Secretary of State for Education. Commenting on his new role, the Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds said: “I am honoured to...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 378

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 386

Jan 10, 2018 / 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. (10 Jan 2018).  Qualification Achievement Rates (QAR) provisional data for 2016...

Staff at breaking point at many provider…

Jan 10, 2018 / Sector News

Ask any remote Training Assessor (TA) or Coach to list the challenges they face in doing their job and their response will likely include high caseloads and/or excessive travel distances...

Launch of Career Mentoring Service

Jan 10, 2018 / Sector News

SHROPSHIRE MAN LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE NEW BUSINESS - The New Job Fitness Club launches online Shropshire businessman Peter Neale has launched an innovative new enterprise.  The New Job Fitness Club is an online...

Beauty therapist Lauren Phipps

Work placement leads to dream career for…

Jan 10, 2018 / Sector News

Beauty therapist Lauren Phipps has landed her dream career as a result of a work placement organised by Telford College. Lauren, a former student of William Brookes School in Much Wenlock...

CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGE LAUNCHES M…

Jan 10, 2018 / Sector News

A new management training scheme for graduates has been launched by City of Wolverhampton College. The in-house graduate programme is aimed at young people who want to work in the further...

UCR roof “topped off” as build reaches o…

Jan 10, 2018 / Sector News

A topping-out ceremony was held to celebrate a huge milestone in the construction of the brand new University Centre Rotherham, located on Doncaster Gate in Rotherham town centre. Willmott Dixon are...

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students

Higher Education Remuneration Code Consu…

Jan 10, 2018 / Sector News

Commenting on the Committee of University Chairs’ draft Remuneration Code for the higher education sector, Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students, said: “I welcome the Committee of University Chairs’...

Newtown College Agricultural Student Win…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges would like to say a huge congratulations to our Agriculture student Eifion Jones, who has been named Lantra Young Person Land-Based Learner of the Year! Newtown College...

College Catering Lecturer Wins Community…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

An NPTC Group of Colleges lecturer has been awarded the Builth Wells Rotary Community Service Award for outstanding voluntary contributions to the community. Shaun Bailey, who teaches Catering at Newtown College...

Beck the Halls

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Staff and students at Blasus, NPTC Group of Colleges’ training restaurant, have helped fuel the Ospreys squad with festive delights ahead of their clash with Northampton Saints this weekend. For the...

Welding competition success at NPTC Grou…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

The sparks were flying at NPTC Group of Colleges as the Welsh regional final of the Wales Skills Welding competition got underway this week. Students from across Wales put their skills...

Sharing Success: Anthony Thomas, Managing Director of ASW Property Services Ltd and Cyfle Board member presents a copy of the Queen’s Award to Mark Dacey, CEO of NPTC Group of Colleges and Ian Lumsdaine, Director of Studies.

NPTC Group of Colleges shares in the suc…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges has been presented with a copy of the ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation’ by Cyfle Building Skills as a thank you for all its support. Cyfle...

Swimming Success for Megan

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Swimming star Megan Harries is the latest student at Brecon Beacons College to perform at a national level, after claiming gold at the recent Cardiff Open in November. Sixteen year-old Megan...

Top Spot for NPTC Group of Colleges

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges is ranked number one in Wales and eighth out of all colleges in the UK for its expertise in vocational skills following success at the WorldSkills...

Have Your Say on Well-being in Neath Por…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges has teamed up with local Neath Port Talbot statutory organisations to form the Local Public Services Board (PSB) and on the agenda is the future of...

BTEC Forensic Science Alumni;  Charlie Lawrence, 18, from Pontardawe, took silver; Caitlin Burns, now studying at University of South Wales, took bronze, Shannon Williams 19, also at University South Wales was Highly Commended and Morgan Williams, 18, from Neath, were all placed in the top eight.

Forensic Scientist Takes Silver at Skill…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Super sleuths from NPTC Group of Colleges have taken the finals of the World Skills UK competition by storm recently by taking silver and bronze in Forensic Science and making...

Apprentice Welder Proves his Mettle

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

An apprentice from NPTC Group of Colleges has been recognised as one of the most skilled young welders in the country. Declan Kenny, a fourth year apprentice with Boccard UK...

Laura's Learning Curve

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Graduate placements are important in illustrating how the theory learnt in the lecture theatre, translates into a real-world business. A good graduate placement can help form opinions, give genuine insight...

Joint Committee on Human Rights surveys …

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Today (9 Jan) the Joint Committee on Human Rights has cascaded an online survey to all student unions through the National Union of Students (NUS), asking for their views on...

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Esther McVey

Esther McVey appointed Secretary of Stat…

Jan 09, 2018 / FE Video

Esther McVey was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 January 2018. She was Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) from November 201 to January 2018...

School leavers say careers advice remain…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

One in two students who are leaving secondary education in 2018 have said that they do not receive enough careers advice, according to a new survey published today by AAT...

Young's appointment was a serious mistak…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Just a week after the Office for Students legally came into force, Toby Young has resigned from the board after a social media backlash against his offensive comments and articles. Commenting on...

Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education

Damian Hinds replaces Justine Greening a…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Damian Hinds has yesterday (8 Jan) been announced as England's Secretary of State for Education in the Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle. The previous Secretary of Education, Justine Greening, is leaving...

Student makes big impression in communit…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Young Hawick man, Craig Pretswell (aged 18), has been praised by local charity Home Basics for his valued contribution and positive attitude whilst on work placement at their Hawick branch...

Justine Greening, Education Secretary

Failed Tory school policy pushed Greenin…

Jan 09, 2018 / Sector News

Responding to Justine Greening stepping down as Education Secretary, Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: "Justine Greening has been pushed out of government. The only rational explanation would be...

Seeking disability sector champions for …

Jan 08, 2018 / Sector News

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking business people to champion accessibility of products and services for disabled people. Are you a business leader? Are you passionate about accessibility? Do you want...

Amanda Spielman, HM Chief Inspector, Ofsted

HM Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman discu…

Jan 08, 2018 / Sector News

Amanda Spielman's speech at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference 2018 on 5th January. Thank you for inviting me here today. And thank you to the ASE for bringing us...

AAT launches three new qualifications to…

Jan 08, 2018 / Sector News

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) today announces the launch of three new qualifications that are designed for people aiming to take their first steps into the workplace and into a...

Bath College students welcome Bake Off C…

Jan 08, 2018 / Sector News

Hospitality and catering students learnt how to make sweet treats from an award-winning chocolatier and pastry chef during employability week. Mark Tilling, winner of BBC Two’s Bake Off Crème de la...

CognAssist

Innovative new solution to 20% off-the-j…

Jan 08, 2018 / Events

Apprenticeship providers and employers will be able to access a free webinar series launching this month aimed at dispelling confusion over the new 20% off-the-job training requirement in apprenticeships. Earlier this...

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students

New Student Panel appointed to advise Of…

Jan 08, 2018 / Sector News

The Office for Students (OfS), the new regulator for higher education in England, has today announced the composition of its student panel, which will have a key role in advising...

Safaraz Ali, Managing Director of The Pathway Group and founder of the Asian Apprenticeship Awards

CANNY ADVICE FOR BUSINESS

Jan 07, 2018 / Sector News

A NEW book is tackling the problem of information overload when it comes to making business decisions. With so much information available on-line and from other sources sorting out what really...

Uxbridge College student nets audience o…

Jan 05, 2018 / FE Video

Uxbridge College A-level student Sanjna Vekaria’s vocal performance was dubbed ‘better than the X Factor final’ after she sang Feeling Good, the Nina Simone track recently made a hit by...

Apprenticeship reform programme: benefit…

Jan 05, 2018 / Sector News

Department for Education today (5 Jan) updated their progress in the Apprenticeship Reform Programme and summarised how this benefits employers and apprentices. This strategy outlines a range of high-level indicators of success...

£4 million pledge to ensure every school…

Jan 05, 2018 / Sector News

DfE today (5 Jan) updated their statutory guidance for schools on providing careers guidance and inspiration. The Government’s careers strategy , published on 4 December 2017, sets out a long term plan...

Newly formed college proves top level HE…

Jan 05, 2018 / Sector News

Nottingham College has been awarded with the highest level of judgements possible by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), recognising the College’s impressive academic achievements at HE level. This is the first...

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