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Applying to the Register of apprenticesh…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Organisations that are eligible to receive government funding to train apprentices. Contents Applying to the register of apprenticeship training providers Choose an application route Check your eligibility Application guidance Removing an apprenticeship training provider from the...

Whitehorn Hall, The University of St And…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

HLM Wins Prestigious Scottish Design Award Last night (22 Aug), HLM, a leading design and architecture company, won an award in the renowned Scottish Design Awards 2019 at a prestigious ceremony...

Former Borders College Mountain Biking s…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Borders College will have a significant influence on this year’s UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships, being held in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, as three of the twelve selected riders are former...

Gower College Swansea A Level student he…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Among the 1000-plus students about to progress to higher education from Gower College Swansea is Elli Rees, who has won a place at a prestigious American university. Elli, who attended Ysgol...

Gower College Swansea leader shortlisted…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Sarah King, HR Director at Gower College Swansea, has been named a finalist in this year’s Leading Wales Awards. Sarah has been nominated in the Leadership in the Public Sector category...

Cyber security apprentice Ellie Haggart

.@BBC Spotlight shines on next generatio…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Young people with world-leading jobs in the nuclear industry have been highlighted by the BBC as part of a national jobs feature. Ellie Haggart, a cyber security apprentice, and Jack Lofthouse...

Detailed guide: Application guidance for…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

For organisations who want to receive government funds to deliver apprenticeship training. Contents1. Information about this application guidance2. Application process3. Documents and evidence you will need to supply4. Exemptions5...

GCSE successes springboard to further st…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Students celebrating excellent GCSE results at Harrow College in sciences, Maths and English are on their way to further study thanks to their achievements. At Harrow College, GCSEs are either taught...

GCSE successes springboard to further st…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Three friends celebrating excellent GCSE results at Uxbridge College are among those on their way to further study thanks to their achievements. Science students (left-right) Nazila Nadiri, Iqra Razzaq and Simranjit...

#TLevel Professional Development: New on…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

New online calendar resource for T Level Professional Development The Education and Training Foundation has developed an online calendar that enables individuals to easily search for and book events, courses and...

Karen Thomson, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Girls closing the gender gap in science …

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

It’s been announced that following the GCSE results, girls are closing the gender gap in science and tech with girls particularly performing better in maths and physics than in previous...

The European Institute of Innovation and…

Aug 23, 2019 / Executive Appointments

EIT Director appointed by EIT Governing Board The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) today announced that Martin Kern has been appointed as EIT Director by the EIT Governing Board...

Tesco is the first employer to achieve C…

Aug 23, 2019 / FE Video

CIPD launches new industry-recognised status for HR and L&D teams that go ‘above and beyond’ The CIPD has launched a new initiative for HR and L&D teams to gain industry-recognised status...

#DigitalFirst - Excellent digital educat…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

CoSector – University of London supports online learning strategy at Oxford Brookes University Based in the South East of England, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. With...

Scania apprentice takes World Skills on!

Scania apprentice takes World Skills on…

Aug 23, 2019 / Sector News

Twenty two-year-old Rob Darroch joined some of the UK’s top apprentices in the heavy vehicle industry this year, as he took part in this year’s prestigious World Skills UK competition. The...

Official Statistics: Apprenticeships in …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Experimental statistics on apprenticeship starts between the 2012 to 2013 and 2016 to 2017 academic years by employer size, sector and region. Documents Apprenticeships in England by Industry Characteristics PDF, 668KB, 11 pages This...

Training specialist’s foodbank fun hel…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

North West skills and training specialist PHX Training is having some fun working raising items for local foodbanks and helping the community along the way. The company has started a foodbank...

ICAEW calls for more “flexible” Appr…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Small and medium sized businesses in England are in danger of missing out on bright young talent if the Government doesn’t reform the Apprenticeship Levy, according to ICAEW – the...

Research and analysis: Longitudinal stud…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Findings from a 5 year study of local authority child and family social workers in England. Documents Longitudinal study of local authority child and family social workers (wave 1) Ref:...

Arweinydd lleol ar restr fer gwobrau arw…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Mae Sarah King, Cyfarwyddwr AD yng Ngholeg Gower Abertawe, wedi cyrraedd y rownd derfynol yng Ngwobrau Arwain Cymru eleni. Mae Sarah wedi cael ei henwebu yn y categori Arweinyddiaeth yn y...

Gateshead College receives double Royal …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

The top North East college has achieved double success in a prestigious national awards scheme that celebrates the positive business impact of outstanding skills development programmes. Gateshead College scooped two accolades...

Fantastic success for students collectin…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

South Staffordshire College is delighted to announce GCSE results success again this year with lots of students at South Staffordshire College celebrating top grades.   Lichfield College had fantastic success with overall...

Lisa O’Loughlin, College Principal

The Manchester College students achieve …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

#GCSE students at The Manchester College make the grade The Manchester College is celebrating amazing achievements after its GCSE students received the College’s best ever grades this results day, Thursday 22...

Myfyriwr Safon Uwch yn mynd i Brifysgol …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Ymhlith y 1000+ o fyfyrwyr sydd ar fin symud ymlaen i addysg uwch o Goleg Gŵyr Abertawe mae Elli Rees, sydd wedi cael lle mewn prifysgol nodedig yn America. Aeth Elli...

900 Achieve Grade 9 at Brighton College …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

After achieving some of the best A-level results in the country last week, Brighton College has today broken its record for GCSEs. The most common grade at this leading independent...

York students congratulated on their #GC…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Pupils, parents, teachers and children’s services leaders are today (Thursday 22 August) congratulating learners of all ages across the city on achieving excellent GCSE results. The results follow the 9-1 grading...

#Immersive Learning Summit - Bringing Ed…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

The pressure is on for government and education leaders to drive the talent and the workfoce of tomorrow that can happily co-exist within cities and towns that get smarter. Smart city...

Record #GCSE success for Coventry Colleg…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Students at Coventry College are celebrating after the further education provider recorded its best ever year of GCSE results. The college, which teaches maths and English GCSE courses to hundreds of...

Transparency data: DfE and executive age…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS) over £500 in the 2019 to 2020 financial year. Documents Department for Education and executive agency spend over £500 by ePCS: June 2019 View...

Policy paper: College oversight: support…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

This policy sets out how the government will support and intervene to improve financial resilience and quality in colleges. Documents College oversight: support and intervention Ref: DFE-00068-2019PDF, 595KB, 46...

Adult GCSE Success at Derby College

Adult #GCSE Success at Derby College

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Mother-of-one, Lauren Burns (24), from Ilkeston, one of the many mature students who sat GCSE examinations at Derby College Group (DCG) this summer, is celebrating a Grade 7 (equivalent to...

New research: Stigma endures around univ…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

2,000 university students give their thoughts on the process and what can be done to help attract more students to fill places at UK universities Nearly half (46%) of students in...

A Digital Apprenticeship could be just t…

Aug 22, 2019 / FE Video

As the A-level results come out this month, youngsters are no doubt thinking about their future career paths –and one way could be to take up a Digital Apprenticeship. Cameron Warwick...

#VocationalCelebration Exeter College Ho…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Exeter College’s vocational students joined together to celebrate their achievements in a garden party held at the college’s Hele Road campus.   Vocational and technical qualifications offer a more practical and applied style of...

Sharon Walpole, Director, Careermap

What to do after #GCSEResultsDay2019

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

What to do after your GCSE’s With GCSE results day here, you may be weighing up the options over which path to take, or perhaps you don’t know much about all...

PwC launches Manchester 'Flying Start Pr…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

PwC has announced the launch of its fourth accountancy ‘Flying Start Programme’ in association with Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester and the Institute of Chartered Accountants...

Jason Fowler, HR Director, Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Worryingly large divide in tech workforc…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

This morning (22 Aug) Accenture announced that the UK currently has 422,000 professionals with skills in emerging technologies including data analytics, artificial intelligence #AI, and quantum computing but a large...

Richard Hamer, Education Director, BAE Systems

Young People Uncertain Over Skills Neede…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

As students all across the country receive their GSCE results this morning technology advancements are leading to uncertainty around the types of careers today’s students will have in the future...

#Brexit transition plan urgently needed …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

A managed Brexit with a transition strategy is urgently needed to protect the rights of EU citizens currently living and working here and to avoid a potential disaster for businesses...

Guidance: ILR specification, validation …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Technical documents that define the ILR data that publicly funded providers must collect and return including ILR data returns calendar for 2019 Documents ILR specification 2019 to 2020: version 2...

Guidance: ESFA: course directory

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

The course directory contains information on courses offered by learning providers who are contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Documents ESFA: course directory August 2019 ZIP, 35.5MB This file...

Ofqual's Guide to England's #GCSEResults…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Ofqual's guide to the 2019 GCSE results in England. Chart showing GCSE entries and results over time Key points The majority of today’s results were awarded for reformed GCSEs, with almost all students...

Increase in girls taking Computing GCSE - CWJobs comments

Increase in girls taking Computing #GCSE

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

In light of GCSE results day, figures released this morning by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) showed a significant increase in the number of girls taking Computing – up...

Outstanding students (left to right) Thomas Marriott, Anya Tregay and Benjamin Griffiths.

The Hart School celebrates #GCSEResultsD…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Chris Keen, Principal of The Hart School in Rugeley, has today congratulated his pupils on achieving the school’s best ever GCSE results in Maths and English. Mr Keen said he was...

DEVOLVE POWERS AND FUNDING TO GET MORE YOUNG PEOPLE INTO WORK, LGA SAYS AS NEET NUMBERS RISE

DEVOLVE POWERS AND FUNDING TO GET MORE Y…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK has risen by almost 30,000 over the last three months, new figures show today (22 Aug).  The...

#GCSE entries to arts and core academic …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Prime Minister and Education Secretary congratulate pupils on GCSE results as more than a fifth of all entries achieve grade 7 or above GCSE entries to core academic subjects have risen...

GCSE Results Day

Celebrating successes of young people at…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Michelle Dowse, Deputy Principal of Cambridge Regional College, said: “It’s been great to celebrate the successes of so many young people at Cambridge Regional College today as they get their GCSE...

Infographic: #GCSE results, 2019

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

An infographic summarising 2019 GCSE results. Documents An infographic: GCSEs in 2019 Ref: Ofqual/19/6535PDF, 121KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use...

The National Reference Test in 2019

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Documents relating to the 2019 National Reference Test. Documents NRT Annual Statement Ref: Ofqual/19/6527/1PDF, 426KB, 17 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible...

Variability in #GCSE results for schools…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Analysis of how GCSE results for schools and colleges have changed in recent years. Documents Variability in GCSE results for schools and colleges 2017-2019 Ref: Ofqual/19/6534PDF, 1.81MB, 17 pages This file may not be...

National Statistics: Admissions appeals …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Information on appeals submitted by parents against non-admission of their children to a preferred school for the start of academic year 2018 to 2019. Documents Admissions appeals 2019: text PDF, 467KB...

Monitoring GCSE, AS and A level exams: s…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

A summary of monitoring by Ofqual and out-of-tolerance awards. Documents Summer 2019 GCSE, AS, A level and level 3 project qualifications Ref: Ofqual/19/6533PDF, 414KB, 13 pages This file may not be...

Data exchange for AS, A level, GCSE and …

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Rules and regulations for awarding organisations that submit data about exams. Documents Summer 2019 data exchange procedures Ref: Ofqual/2019/6514/1PDF, 518KB, 41 pages Reviewing GCE (AS/A level), GCSE and Project outcome data received from awarding...

Guidance: Check how accurate your ILR da…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

The Funding Information Service (FIS) is an offline tool for checking your individualised learner record (ILR) data. Documents FIS user guide for 2019 to 2020 PDF, 679KB, 9 pages This file may...

Guidance: Set up your ILR and collect da…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

A tool that helps smaller learning providers get the right structure for their individualised learner record (ILR) files. Documents Learner Entry Tool known issues 2017 to 2018 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 121KB This...

Guidance: Merge two or more ILR files to…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

ILR FileMerge helps you prepare a single Individualised Learner Record (ILR) file to upload to the Funding Information Service (FIS) or Submit Learner Data. Documents ILR FileMerge user guide PDF, 644KB...

Guidance: Check ILR reports for possible…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Guidance on how to spot errors with your ILR data and how to resolve them. Documents 2018 to 2019 ILR funding reports PDF, 427KB, 44 pages This file may not be suitable...

Guidance: Submit Learner Data known issu…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

The regularly updated known issues document gives information on service problems the ESFA is aware of. Documents Submit Learner Data known issues 2019 to 2020 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 137KB This file may...

ASCL Northern Ireland comment on GCSE re…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Commenting on today’s GCSE results, Robert Wilson, regional officer for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Northern Ireland, said: “Congratulations to schools and pupils on the work and...

ASCL Cymru comment on GCSE results in Wa…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Commenting on GCSE results in Wales, Eithne Hughes, incoming director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru, said: “Congratulations to schools, teachers and pupils on today’s GCSE...

ASCL comment on GCSE results

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Commenting on today’s GCSE results, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “Congratulations to students, schools and colleges on today’s GCSE results which are...

#GCSE Religious Studies numbers plummeti…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

GCSE Religious Studies numbers plummeting outside the faith school sector, new report finds Fears that Religious Studies (RS) at GCSE and A-Level may become a niche interest have been raised this...

Simon Morris, Education Programme Lead at Adobe EMEA

#GCSEResults2019 It’s time to recognis…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

GCSE Art and Design courses are bucking the declining trend in the arts, with these creative subjects seeing a 9% bump in 2019. Simon Morris, Education Programme Lead at Adobe EMEA...

Exhausted #Levy funds threaten future of…

Aug 22, 2019 / Sector News

Pupils right across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out today how they did in their GCSEs and deciding their futures in education. And while some will go onto do...

Apprentice of the Year becomes Hilton’…

Aug 22, 2019 / FE Video

Hilton’s Apprentice of the Year calls on #GCSE students to follow her into an apprenticeship following General Manager for a Day experience Twenty-year-old apprentice Elizabeth Hughes took on the role of...

Reformed #GCSEs are damaging the #Mental…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

On the eve of this year’s GCSE results, the National Education Union (NEU) has carried out a snapshot poll of members about their perceptions of how recent reforms to the...

Struggling students are ‘completely de…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Eight in ten school leaders say that tough new GCSEs are having a detrimental impact on struggling students, according to a survey by the Association of School and College Leaders...

Detailed guide: Get help to increase par…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

The advanced mathematics support programme provides resources and support to improve teaching and increase participation in post-16 maths education. ContentsWhat you can getWho can join the programmeWhen it’s availableWhat...

Detailed guide: Join the maths Teaching …

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Teaching for Mastery aims to empower and equip teachers to improve pupils’ understanding and attainment in maths. ContentsWhat you can getWho can join the programmeWhen it’s availableWhat it costsHow...

Get support from your local maths hub

Aug 21, 2019 / FE Video

The maths hubs programme offers support to teachers and schools to improve maths education. The Maths Hubs programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 37 hubs...

CBeebies star appearing at major educati…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

A leading children’s TV presenter is starring at a major early years and primary education event in Coventry to mark its tenth anniversary. CBeebies television presenter Sid Sloane is attending Childcare...

Inaugural ‘Access Awards’ Winners An…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

East Midland’s based Access Training, one of the region’s leading experts in training and apprenticeships, have announced the winners of their ‘Access Awards’ which recognise the commitment and achievements of...

Guidance: Data protection: privacy notic…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Suggested privacy notices for schools and local authorities to issue to staff, parents and pupils about the collection of data. Documents Explanation of privacy notices Ref: DFE-00151-2018PDF, 555KB, 26 pages Privacy notice: suggested text...

Eccles Sixth Form College Animal Departm…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Peggy and Steve, Eccles Sixth Form College’s resident capybara, have extended their family as Peggy gives birth to three babies. These are the first capybara babies to be born at...

Policy paper: Regulating independent sch…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

How we regulate and intervene in independent schools, and details of when we take legal action against unregistered schools. Documents Independent school standards guidance Ref: DfE-00086-2019PDF, 1.16MB, 49 pages Independent schools:...

Guidance: Independent school registratio…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Departmental advice setting out requirements for the registration of independent schools. Documents Independent school registration Ref: DfE-00167-2019PDF, 324KB, 30 pages Revised independent school standards PDF, 116KB, 3 pages Details The first document is advice...

National Reference Test: information

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Information about the National Reference Test being used by Ofqual to support the awarding of GCSEs in England. Documents The National Reference Test in 2018 22 February 2019 Research...

Apprenticeship funding bands: 30 band st…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

IfA Announce Latest Apprenticeship Funding Results. The Secretary of State for Education approved 13 funding band changes in July as part of the review of funding bands carried out by the...

Youth club founder secures backing from …

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

A Coventry teenager who launched a youth club to help reverse rising levels of knife and gun crime has received major backing from his former college to help his project...

eLearning Africa - Bringing together int…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

More important than Russia: How an event in Abidjan is where it’s really at. As a controversial Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi on the Black Sea on October 24, a more...

Qualification achievement rates and mini…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Key information and guidance about qualification achievement rates (QAR) and minimum standards. Contents Qualification achievement rates: business rules, technical specifications and data extract guidance Minimum standards National achievement rates tables Guidance for providers Qualification...

Leicester City Office Space Transformed into Luxury Student Accommodation

Leicester City Office Space Transformed …

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

A conservation area in Leicester is being sensitively restored into luxury student apartments which will be welcoming a cohort of new students next month.  Stepnell's East Midlands team have worked in...

Researchers worried for public confidence in science

Researchers worried for public confidenc…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Growth in data and questions on quality are increasing researcher workload, finds new study from Elsevier and Sense about Science Data proliferation and a lack of confidence in the multitude of...

Upcoming roadshow for #apprenticeship ma…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Correspondence: ESFA Update: 21 August 2019 Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers. 1. Reminder: you must submit your...

Detailed guide: Record a grade API

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

For end-point assessment organisations to record assessment grades for apprenticeship standards using our API ContentsOverviewGetting startedGet ready to go liveWhere to next? Overview The Record a grade API lets end-point assessment...

Supporting librarians and publishers wor…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Technology solutions provider OpenAthens has developed a proprietary software solution designed to enhance the set-up process for customers joining its community. The company, which works with librarians and publishers at organisations...

The Power of Authentic Storytelling - Cr…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

Storytelling course that's shaping the future of marketing The Coventry arm of a £20 million Government initiative to boost digital skills across the UK has launched its first course. The Institute of...

ICS Learn Launches Online IGCSE Courses …

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

To cater to the growing international demand for UK qualifications, online learning provider ICS Learn has made their range of online IGCSE courses available to students in the Middle East...

Conman sentenced for selling forged exam…

Aug 21, 2019 / Sector News

A conman found to be selling fake certificates for qualifications online was fined and sentenced to 80 hours unpaid work on 14 January 2015. A conman found to be...

Stephen Campbell has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Student Loans Company.

Student Loans Company appoints new Chief…

Aug 21, 2019 / Executive Appointments

Stephen Campbell has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Student Loans Company. He will be responsible for technology strategy and delivery, ensuring that SLC delivers transformational technology solutions for...

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