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Speech: Mims Davies speech: Gambling Commission's new strategy

Gambling Commission’s new National Str…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Mims Davies speech at the launch of the Gambling Commission’s new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms: I am delighted to be here today at the launch of the Gambling Commission’s...

ADCN members with Helen Grant MP.

Second birthday celebrations for the App…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

As the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) turns 2, there's much to celebrate. From impacting positively on the uptake of apprenticeships in the Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME) community to supporting...

Asylum migrants earn 55% less per week t…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Efforts to help refugees who have settled in the UK to integrate into British society have been constrained by the lack of information on the short- and long-term outcomes of...

Royal Academy of Engineering awards £20 million in funding to engineering global visionaries

Royal Academy of Engineering awards £20…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Next-generation cameras that can see round corners, human-centred robots that can adapt to an individual’s assistive needs and light-powered retinal implants that can restore people’s vision are among the...

GROWING DEMAND FOR DISABILITY CONFIDENT …

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

More than 46,000 people have used a new search engine filter giving them a direct line to Disability Confident employers since the tool was introduced six months ago, new figures...

RADA Business launches a new personal development course to master the art of leadership

Master the art of leadership: Creating a…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

RADA BUSINESS LAUNCHES A NEW PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE TO MASTER THE ART OF LEADERSHIP A NEW course crafted to help business leaders create a powerful presence in the workplace is launching...

Graduates earn £10,000 more per year th…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Graduates earn £10,000 more per year than those who don’t go to university, proving that a degree continues to be a rewarding investment, brand new data has revealed today (25...

School students ‘graduate’ from uniq…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

The Access to Bristol course, run by the University of Bristol, is designed to encourage and inspire pupils who might not otherwise consider going onto higher education. A total of 925...

Indian Supper Club comes to student-led …

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Guests at BR6 Restaurant experienced an authentic taste of India last night at a special charity event supported by inspirational Chef and Restaurateur Asma Khan. Asma features on the Netflix show...

Gaming Addiction: Ticking Time Bomb for …

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Gaming Addiction Expert Cam Adair Tours UK's Leading Independent Boys Schools Addressing the Ticking Time Bomb that is Gaming Addiction. Game Quitters Founder and ex gaming addict Cam Adair has teamed...

Distinction delight for BCoT apprentice

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

A Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) student has been awarded a triple distinction after recently completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Customer Service. Lizzie Stubley enrolled on the apprenticeship with Simplyhealth...

Parental choice of school is not the ans…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Parental choice of school is associated with higher levels of segregation among school children from different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, according to a new Nuffield-funded report from researchers at the...

Freelancers receive first payslip to aid in pay transparency

Quarter of UK workers can't tell if they…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Freelancers receive first payslip to aid in pay transparency Over a quarter (27%) of UK workers wouldn’t realise if they were paid incorrectly. This is according to new research by ADP, a...

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Introd…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College will offer a Chinese Mandarin course, from September 2019. The course is officially certified by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and is based...

The #FutureofEducation is to power up te…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

Put teaching before technology. That’s the message from Mike Sharples, Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University. Computer companies including Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are funding personalised learning...

Do not short-change our young people: Ta…

Apr 25, 2019 / Sector News

The Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision was appointed by the House of Lords on 9 May 2018 “to consider the long-term implications of Government policy on intergenerational fairness...

RE: Jaguar and Activate Learning are working in partnership to launch Swallow Sidecar restoration project

Jaguar and Activate Learning are working…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Activate Learning are working in partnership with Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust to launch a project that will see students restore a Swallow Sidecar.  Classic vehicle restoration students from Banbury and Bicester...

Leeds City College and Keighley College …

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Leeds City College and Keighley College have released their gender pay figures for the 2018 financial period and remain among the top education institutions for recording exceptional gender pay statistics...

Leeds City College achieves ‘Investor …

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Leeds City College has been awarded Investors in Diversity status, making it the first education institution in West Yorkshire to achieve the prestigious equality accreditation. The Investors in Diversity Award is...

Guidance: Subject knowledge enhancement …

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

An overview and directory of subject knowledge enhancement courses for lead schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers. Documents Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course directory HTML Details Use this course directory to search...

CONEL welcomes professional footballing …

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

The first snippet of footage from @jackwilshere NCF Elites from last night’s @skysports report with @theofficialac3 pic.twitter.com/qeYtpYXkGF — Jack Wilshere’s NCF Elites (@NCF_Elites) March 23, 2019 Since opening its gates in November...

Stanmore students inspired by @AnthonyfJ…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

We all know of Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion. Anthony was born in the UK, lived in Nigeria until he was 12 years old after which he returned to England and...

FRANK friends to provide peer-led drug p…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Year 9 students (aged 13-14) will be asked to nominate other students who they think are influential and those in the top 17.5 per cent of nominations will be asked...

Team OSPREY - University of Strathclyde

Airbus selects seven finalist teams to s…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Airbus experts have selected seven teams for the 2019 final of world-class competition Fly Your Ideas which invites students from around the world to innovate in six key areas for the industry: Electrification Data...

Workshops Prepare DCG Students For Further Progression

Workshops Prepare Derby College Group St…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Students at Derby College Group (DCG) attended special Maths and English workshop sessions during the Easter break to help prepare them for this summer’s GCSE examinations. Workshop sessions were held over...

Barnsley College students showcase artwo…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Barnsley College Art and Design students are showcasing their ‘Plot to Print’ exhibition at the Cooper Gallery until Saturday 4 May. This exhibition is a collection of print-based works produced by...

QA SOFTWARE ADDS UP FOR ACCOUNTANCY APPR…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

New investment in online technology is driving quality improvement at a national training and skills provider, which specialises in delivering accountancy apprenticeships. First Intuition provides a range of nationally recognised Level...

Elite wood cutters descend on Coleg Camb…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

ELITE woodsmen showed they are a cut above at a national logging contest. Hosted by Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, the UK Loggers (UKL) Competition and training day was a huge success...

ESFA: privacy notice relating to the col…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Explains what learner personal data is collected by the Department for Education, through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and how it is handled. Documents Education and Skills Funding Agency privacy notice:...

Uxbridge College art students’ space a…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Art & Design students transformed two blank walls to create a vibrant, lively workspace at Rocket Software’s UK headquarters. The students worked with the global company on two space-themed mural paintings...

Poor children twice as likely to end up …

Apr 24, 2019 / FE Video

New report reveals that there is a ‘youth jobs gap’ between rich and poor, leaving disadvantaged young people locked out of the labour market A ground-breaking new report today (24 Apr)...

Borders College beauty students set sigh…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Two Borders College Beauty Therapy students are hoping to make it through to the National Qualifiers, having recently entered in to the Beauty Therapy World Skills Competition. Students, Connie Lothian, who...

ESFA Update: 24 April 2019

Apr 24, 2019 / 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: 24 April 2019 HTML Details Items for further education Reminder the...

Merseyside Performing Arts School Stages…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Liverpool Theatre School is on the hunt for the next generation of West End stars as it unveils plans for a new BTEC course in Musical Theatre. The Merseyside performing...

Correspondence: Letter to awarding organ…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

A letter sent on 23 April 2019 about international qualification availability and data Documents International certificates and qualifications (RO65) PDF, 574KB, 4 pages This file may not be suitable for users of...

Graduate labour market statistics: 2018

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Graduate, postgraduate and non-graduate employment rates and earnings for England. Documents Graduate labour market statistics 2018 Ref: DFE-00085-2019PDF, 585KB, 16 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an...

Laura-Jane Rawlings, Chief Executive, Youth Employment UK

Energy & Utility Skills joins with Y…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Energy & Utility Skills has today launched a collaborative partnership with Youth Employment UK to encourage more young people into the energy and utility sector, helping it become more youth-friendly. Recent...

Calls for more men to work in the early years

Calls for more men to work in the early …

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

More men are to be encouraged in to a careers in nurseries    and early years settings, in a new project to provide more diverse role models for children before they...

REC JobsOutlook survey of employers in t…

Apr 24, 2019 / Sector News

Employers’ reliance on agency workers increases as confidence slides further New data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that UK employers’ intentions to hire temporary agency workers have risen...

Dominic Herrington confirmed as National…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Dominic Herrington has today been confirmed as National Schools Commissioner by the Department for Education – after holding the position on an interim basis since September 2018. Drawing on four years’...

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One in 50 FE college staff has been forc…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Strike ballot over ‘derisory’ pay for college staff Hundreds of further education (FE) staff will today (23 Apr) vote on taking strike action over pay, says UNISON. Employees at 14 colleges* across England...

Motorsport students steer their future

Barnsley College motorsport students ste…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Barnsley College students had the opportunity to find out about the careers available within the motorsport industry at the Motorsport and Automotive Jobs Fair that was held at Silverstone. The Level...

Turn your hobby into a career at Barnsley College

Turn your hobby into a career at Barnsle…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Barnsley College welcomes prospective students to the Creative Industries Higher Education (HE) Open Day on Tuesday 30 April at the Church Street campus. Those interested in studying HE courses in Art...

VDA Standard and Plan now approved by the IfA

AutoRaise Vehicle Damage Assessor Appren…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

After hundreds and hundreds of emails, 8 meetings with Institute for Apprenticeships representatives, 2 industry workshops gathering together numerous repairers from around the country, and 1 year of hard work...

Regulation: GCE qualification-level cond…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Rules and regulations for reformed AS and A levels Documents GCE Qualification Level Conditions and Requirements Ref: Ofqual/19/6503/1PDF, 562KB, 64 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive...

Statutory guidance: Project qualificatio…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Guidance on complying with the rules and regulations for Project qualifications. Documents Project Qualification Level Guidance Ref: Ofqual/19/6503/6PDF, 340KB, 16 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive...

Regulation: Project qualification-level …

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Rules and regulations for all Project qualifications. Documents Project Qualification Level Conditions and Requirements Ref: Ofqual/19/6503/5PDF, 566KB, 54 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request...

Statutory guidance: GCSE (9 to 1) qualif…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Guidance on complying with the rules and regulations for GCSEs (9 to 1). Documents GCSE (9 to 1) qualification level guidance Ref: Ofqual/19/6503/4PDF, 426KB, 29 pages This file may not be...

Regulation: GCSE (9 to 1) qualification-…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Rules and regulations for all GCSEs (9 to 1). Documents GCSE (9 to 1) Qualification Level Conditions and Requirements Ref: Ofqual/19/6503/3PDF, 673KB, 66 pages This file may not be suitable for...

Statutory guidance: GCE qualification-le…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Guidance on complying with the rules and regulations for reformed AS and A levels Documents GCE qualification level guidance Ref: Ofqual/19/6503/2PDF, 403KB, 28 pages This file may not be suitable for...

Consultation outcome: Changes to our rul…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

This consultation has concluded Download the full outcome Decisions on changes to our rules for reviews of marking, moderation and appeals Ref: Ofqual/19/6499/1PDF, 364KB, 13 pages This file may not be suitable for...

Fewer than half of UK schools and colleg…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

New research findings released today by RM Education and Trend Micro shows fewer than half of UK schools and colleges (48%) believe that they are fully GDPR compliant. Plus, there...

News story: Queen’s Awards success for…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

1 in 5 winners in the 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise have received support and funding from Innovate UK.

Mike Hopkins, Principal of South & City College Birmingham with representatives from A1TV.

PRINCIPAL OF BIRMINGHAM COLLEGE WINS EQU…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Mike Hopkins, Principal of South & City College Birmingham, has received an award in recognition of his contributions towards addressing equality and diversity within the college. Provided by A1TV, a Birmingham...

Government names Hartlepool College of F…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Hartlepool College of Further Education has been named the number one apprenticeship provider in the North East once again.The Government's National Achievement Rate table placed the College in the number...

Love-themed fundraiser develops enterpri…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Career Pathways students at Nottingham College have been learning skills to set them up for further study and work, by arranging their own fundraiser event. The students chose a ‘love’...

Consultation outcome: Regulating Basic D…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

This consultation has concluded Download the full outcome Decisions on the regulation of Essential Digital Skills Qualifications Ref: Ofqual/19/6500/2PDF, 512KB, 27 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology...

Brightest Stars Shine at NPTC Group of C…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

SOME of the brightest and most promising students in Wales have been recognised at NPTC Group of Colleges’ annual Student Awards ceremony held at Neath College compared by well-loved local...

Brecon Beacons College Launches Lee Staf…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Award-winning training in hair and barbering is officially at Brecon Beacons College. Celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford has officially opened his first Academy in Wales at Brecon Beacons College, as part of...

Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) - Register…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Potential candidates can now register their interest in a place on the next Society for Education (SET) and Training Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) cohort (cohort five) which starts in October...

Consultation outcome: Improving adult ba…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

This consultation has concluded Download the full outcome Improving adult basic digital skills: government response Ref: DfE-00081-2019PDF, 1.05MB, 26 pages Detail of outcome Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining...

Guidance: National standards for essenti…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Standards setting out the digital skills needed for life and work at entry and level 1. Documents National standards for essential digital skills Ref: DfE-00082-2019PDF, 1.15MB, 31 pages Details The standards are...

Impact assessment: Improving adult basic…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

An analysis of the impact of reforms designed to improve adult basic digital skills on specific protected groups of people. Documents Improving adult basic skills: equality impact assessment Ref: DfE-00080-2019PDF...

How the Apprenticeship Service is leadin…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Here at the Apprenticeship Service, we are known for our digital innovation. In 2018, we won the Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year award. We are planning new innovations at...

Two Thirds of Teachers Paying to Provide…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Teachers are increasingly paying from their own pockets to provide basic classroom resources and essentials for the pupils they teach, a survey by the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, has found. Teachers say they...

'My Activity Passport' downloaded 42,000…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

List of activities to boost resilience downloaded equivalent of 375 times per day A ‘passport’ of activities for children and their families to try together to help build character and resilience...

Careers on the menu as Latimer's Seafood…

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Award-winning café and deli, Latimer’s Seafood, is on the lookout for a new generation of North East seafood experts. A great career is on the menu at one of the region’s...

Network cable installer

Network cable installer

Apr 23, 2019 / Sector News

Reference Number: ST0485 Details of standard Occupational Profile The role of the network cable installer is to install, terminate, test and certify network cable infrastructure components in accordance with National and International industry...

Surrey academics weigh into the debate o…

Apr 22, 2019 / Sector News

A switch to permanent daylight saving time will undo any positive effects on sleep of delaying school start times, according to researchers from the University of Surrey. Writing in the journal...

SERC Apprentices Secure Funding to Devel…

Apr 19, 2019 / Sector News

A team of engineering apprentice students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) have been awarded £3000 to develop their prototype safety device for the fishing industry. Level 3 Manufacturing Engineering apprentices...

NASUWT survey on violence against teachers

Physical violence against teachers is a …

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Nearly a quarter of teachers (24%) are experiencing physical violence from pupils at least once a week or more, a survey by the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, has found. 4% stated they...

T Level Knowledge Hubs, Teacher Regional…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Three regional Knowledge Hubs being established as part of the Education and Training Foundation’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer will be launched at the end of April. The offer, which...

NEU Annual Conference: The Fred & Anne Jarvis Award

Madeleine Holt is Fred & Anne Jarvis…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

The Fred & Anne Jarvis Award This year’s Fred & Anne Jarvis Award has been given to campaigner Madeleine Holt. Madeleine is the co-founder of Rescue Our Schools, a parent-led campaign group...

CAVC and Cardiff Council bring sport to …

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) and Cardiff Council have joined forces to bring a much needed brand new community sports facility to one of the most vibrant and diverse communities...

Jamiroquai Rhythm Section (Left to Right). Rob Harris on guitar, Derrick McKenzie on drums and Paul Turner on bass guitar.

Neath College Masterclass of Funk @Jamir…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges has welcomed the rhythm section of the funk band, Jamiroquai, to Neath College’s Nidum Art Centre. They played for students and the general public in the 168...

Individualised Learner Record (ILR): che…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Information about the funding information system (FIS), to help further education (FE) providers validate ILR data. Documents 2018 to 2019 ILR funding reports PDF, 921KB, 41 pages This file may not be suitable for...

John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at The Myers-Briggs Company

Gender pay gap on the rise, but companie…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

70% of female senior executives make decisions like men, a new study from The Myers-Briggs Company reveals   British companies have come under extreme pressure when it comes to the gender pay...

 Hull College Group collab with Mick Ronson's Turn and Face the Strange

Hull College Group collab with Mick Rons…

Apr 18, 2019 / FE Video

Hull College partners with Mick Ronson theatre show Hull College Group  is collaborating  with Turn and Face the Strange  - Mick Ronson the Spider from Hull, to deliver the...

ESFA financial assurance: monitoring the…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Sets out the details of the monitoring work for providing financial assurance for the apprenticeships, adult education budget including traineeships and advanced learner loans funding systems. Contents Monitoring the funding rules 2018...

NEU comment on Post-16 Colleges

The weakened and fragmented state of the…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Post-16 Colleges Commenting on the passing of Motion 36 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “NEU members...

NEU comment on Challenging Stereotypes and Empowering Young People

Challenging Stereotypes and Empowering Y…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Challenging Stereotypes and Empowering Young People Commenting on the passing of Motion 10 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National...

IB students to learn fake news, social media algorithms and privacy in latest Diploma Programme curriculum update

Students to learn fake news, social medi…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Soon students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) will learn about fake news, security, social media algorithms and privacy, in the latest curriculum update...

NEU comment on Supply Teachers

Stop the exploitation of supply teachers

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Supply Teachers Commenting on the passing of Motions 20 and 22 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union...

Myfyrwyr Llwyn y Bryn yn mynd i’r cole…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Mae pedwar myfyriwr o Lwyn y Bryn wedi cael eu derbyn i astudio yn UAL (Prifysgol y Celfyddydau Llundain), y sefydliad ail orau yn y byd ar gyfer celf a...

Top art and design colleges beckon for G…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Four students from Llwyn y Bryn have been accepted to study at UAL (University of the Arts London), an institution ranked second in the world for art and design. They...

Kirklees College Forensic Science students solve campus murder

Kirklees College Forensic Science studen…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Students from the Kirklees college Level 3 Forensic Science course put their classroom and CSI skills to the test as they embarked on a ‘whodunit’ murder mystery case at the...

South African Young Chef Competition Bea…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Congratulations to Level 3 NVQ Professional Cookery student Ben Fleming (22) from Bangor who recently competed in the South African Young Chef of the Year at Kingsway’s College, London. Ben’s...

Dyfais tracio anifeiliaid anwes direidus…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Mae myfyrwyr sy’n dilyn cwrs Diploma Lefel 3 90 Credyd mewn TG yng Ngholeg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi cyflwyno eu prosiect diweddaraf yn Ffair y Glec Fawr yn y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn...

Tracker for pesky pets a hit for IT stud…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Students on the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT at Gower College Swansea have presented their latest project at the Big Bang Fair at MOD St Athan. This event, which...

Rising concern about the effects and edu…

Apr 18, 2019 / Sector News

Commenting on the passing of Motion 35 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “With this resolution, the Union adds...

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