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    Denise Jelly, Principal, Barnsley Sixth Form College

    New Principal for Barnsley Sixth Form Co…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Barnsley Sixth Form College has announced the appointment of Denise Jelly as its new Principal. Denise replaces Liz Leek, who has taken up the position of Vice Principal for Curriculum at...

    The UK can no longer use the .eu domain …

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    On the 28th of March 2018, the European Commission released a notice called “Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on .EU domain names”. The notice can be found...

    Career College student aces work placeme…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    A motivated IT student from Barking & Dagenham College’s Career College landed a first class work experience placement last week after impressing judges on a special digital project. Bhushita Jolly (18)...

    Your Cardiff. Your Career. Your Future -…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Cardiff and Vale College has hosted a special event to bring together more than 400 young people from across the City with 30 employers. The event, Your Cardiff. Your Career. Your...

    Leading Training Provider launch apprent…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Leading training provider, CT Skills has successfully launched apprenticeships in Housing & Property Management which has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). With more than 150,000 people employed...

    Education Secretary Damian Hinds

    Funding boost for cross Commonwealth sch…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    £5 million UK contribution to Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship fund.  More young people will have the chance to benefit from life-changing scholarships allowing them to study at universities across the Commonwealth, thanks...

    Increasing transparency in the labour ma…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    BEIS are seeking views on the recommendations in Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices that focus on increasing transparency between employers and individuals in the UK labour market. They...

    Norwich-based chef Richard Hughes

    Edwards & Blake appoints Richard Hug…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    East Anglian-based contract catering firm Edwards & Blake is delighted to announce it has partnered with Norwich-based chef Richard Hughes who will be the company’s Food Ambassador for 2018/2019. The role...

    Funding approved for multi-million pound…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    North West Regional College (NWRC) has announced that the Department for the Economy has approved funding to enable its Springtown campus to commence a multi-million redevelopment later this year. NWRC Principal...

    5 of the Most Useful Apprenticeships for…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    After Brexit, there are many challenges that Britain is facing on a daily basis and a lack of a sufficiently skilled labour force is one of the most prominent ones...

    David Blunkett to speak at Unionlearn an…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    The Rt Hon Lord David Blunkett, Chair of the Heathrow Skills Taskforce and Former Secretary of State for Education and Employment, will address delegates at unionlearn’s annual conference in July. Lord...

    IB Middle Years Programme eAssessment wi…

    Apr 20, 2018 / Sector News

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) eAssessment has been awarded Best Use of Summative Assessment and was highly commended for Best Transformational Project at this year’s eAssessment Awards...

    Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): cou…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    DfE has today (19 Apr) published an overview and directory of subject knowledge enhancement courses for lead schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers.  Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): provider overview Subject knowledge enhancement...

    Petra Wilton, director of strategy for the Chartered Management Institute

    Apprenticeship and levy statistics: Apri…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    On the back of the government releasing annual data showing a drop in apprenticeship starts, Petra Wilton, director of strategy for the Chartered Management Institute, said: “Today’s apprenticeship figures show the government...

    Gateshead College, Hard Work Wins

    Gateshead College named best-performing …

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Staff, students and partners at Gateshead College are celebrating after being recognised as the best-performing college in the North East for the fourth year running, as well as the second...

    Finalists for 2018 ERSA Employability Aw…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Today, ERSA announced the finalists for the 2018 Employability Awards, sponsored by Clarion Futures, at its AGM in London. The list of finalists includes a wide variety of organisations and individuals...

    PatSnap provides “foundation block” for …

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today announced Climeon, a clean-tech equipment vendor and world leader in converting low temperature heat into electricity, uses...

    Further Education Flocking to the Commen…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Some of the UKs largest Educational institutions and charities and are seeking out the services of a Halifax company for customer engagement through their ‘Comments Campervan’. The Diary Rooms, situated in...

    Students showcase their work at the Coop…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Barnsley College Art and Design students are showcasing their ‘People, Places and Print’ exhibition at the Cooper Gallery. The exhibition is in response to the student’s unit ‘2D Problem Solving in...

    Education Committee

    School and college funding inquiry launc…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    The House of Commons Education Committee has today (19 Apr) launched an inquiry to inform the Department for Education’s bid for funding for schools and colleges, and to consider whether a...

    Innovative platform launches to offer ta…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    A specialist consumer lending platform – Duologi - has launched a new platform to offer a range of bespoke finance solutions to the education and training sector. Backed by global investment...

    the ‘Big Bang North West’ event

    School STEM event goes off with a bang

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    School pupils from across the borough visited Tameside College’s Advanced Technologies Centre recently to take part in the ‘Big Bang North West’ event. The pupils took part in a series of...

    Aircraft engineers of the future take fl…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Budding aircraft engineers from schools across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have been put through their paces at a special Aero Challenge held by Cardiff and Vale College. The Year...

    Cardiff and Vale College helps local sch…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    The next generation of construction technicians have had their skills tested at a special Design and Construction Challenge held at Cardiff and Vale College. Some 70 pupils from eight schools spanning...

    French university launches two-acre Lang…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Université Paris-Saclay has launched a dedicated Language Centre. The new centre offers language and intercultural teaching, with joint programmes and shared teaching facilities, and a place for International and French...

    AELP publishes its Review of Apprentices…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Following AELP CEO Mark Dawe’s appearance before the Education Committee in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers has decided to publish the evidence...

    Dr Desmond Bermingham, CEO, ACER UK

    Desmond Bermingham appointed ACER (UK) C…

    Apr 19, 2018 / Executive Appointments

    The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has appointed Dr Desmond Bermingham as CEO of ACER UK. Dr Bermingham, who will have responsibilities for the UK and Europe, was previously the...

    Help for nursing students affected by lo…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Government outlines financial support to student nurses to ensure they are not disadvantaged. New measures have been put in place by the government to ensure nursing students are not unfairly penalised by...

    Digital Agency Creates Work Experience O…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Leeds based Digital Agency Parallax, have been providing educational visits into schools, most recently having given a talk at a workshop for Leeds City College, providing helpful advice on the...

    Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    The merger between Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex Downs College has now been completed. The two colleges successfully completed the merger on Thursday 29th March to form the East Sussex...

    Northern Arts School To Officially Chang…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) is further strengthening its position as a leading northern arts school with the news that it will be officially changing its name to...

    CNet Training Invests to Support Continu…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    To support CNet Training’s continued and strong growth in North America, the company has announced the appointment of David Lee as Vice President of New Business, North America. CNet is recognized...

    THE GLOBAL ACADEMY LAUNCHES MEDIA COURSE…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    The Global Academy will offer a range of media focused short courses for adults in partnership with the London College of Communication (LCC). The courses have been designed for adults...

    Unionlearn Apprentice event in Mancheste…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Unionlearn will be holding an Apprenticeship celebration event on Wednesday 6th June in Manchester’s historic Mechanics Institute as part of a week of events at the building which hosted the...

    IGD ADDS EDUCATOR HUB AND STEM WORKSHOPS…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    As IGD celebrates a significant milestone for its charitable initiatives after successfully providing employability skills training to 25,000 students in secondary schools, the training and research charity for the food...

    Michael Woods, a lecturer and lead internal verifier for science

    College lecturer’s innovative teaching r…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    A Trafford College lecturer has been selected to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert. Michael Woods, a lecturer and lead internal verifier for science based at the college’s STEM campus...

    New Special Free School and Nursery in C…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    The government has committed to create 14 new special free schools across the country and the Secretary of State for Education has approved Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust’s (OHC&AT) application...

    Alice in the BBC Radio 1 studio with DJs Scott Mills (left) and Chris Stark.

    Tresham College student gets behind the …

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    From Ringstead to Radio 1  Tresham student gets behind the scenes on Scott Mills Show Tresham College Media student Alice Keech won an invaluable week of work experience with the BBC Radio...

    ‘Rising Star’ among new award categories…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    The fifteenth National Apprenticeship Awards, led by the National Apprenticeship Service, is now open for entries. The Awards, with new categories for 2018, reflect the quality of apprenticeships on offer...

    Nick Mapletoft, Principal and CEO of UCQ

    UCQ launches new Chartered Manager Degre…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Independent provider of higher education, University Centre Quayside (UCQ) has launched a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) at its six regional centres in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle. UCQ...

    Undertaking End Point Assessment - new s…

    Apr 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Launch of new End Point Assessment Qualification Accredited Training International are today launching our new qualification aimed at supporting End Point Assessment across the UK. The qualification (“Level 3 Award in Undertaking...

    Mozalfa's film gets big screen showing

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    A budding filmmaker from Bradford College has spoken of her delight at seeing her work shown on the big screen. A-level student Mozalfa Ilyas was a proud audience member at the...

    Di McEvoy Robinson, Joint Owner, 3aaa - Aspire Achieve Advance

    Quality Street or Ferrero Rocher for Lev…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    When it comes to quality matters and levy paying employers, is it time to think again about how we measure outstanding and inadequate? Are you more of a Ferrero Rocher...

    The Society for Education and Training l…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Following extensive research with its members, the Society for Education and Training (SET), the membership body dedicated to professionals working across further education, vocational teaching and training, has launched its...

    Horticulture lecturer gets top honour at…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Borders College Horticulture Lecturer Nigel Gibb had a nice surprise at the recent Lantra awards, held at Dunblane Hydro, after being awarded the Jean’s Jam Award for the most inspiring...

    Sheffield College Lecturer Shortlisted F…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    A Sheffield College catering lecturer has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious national industry award. Len Unwin has been shortlisted in the Chef Lecturer category of the Craft Guild...

    Angela Msipha, Principal Investigator into a study on agricultural mechanisation in Africa

    Edinburgh Business School celebrates mor…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Edinburgh Business School’s massive scholarship scheme launched across Africa in 2010, gave up to 250 people the opportunity to study its flagship MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme on a...

    New season, new start for young talent

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Developing young talent is in focus as employment and skills specialist Seetec gears up for its third successive season sponsoring Essex Cricket. Essex won its first County Championship for 25 years...

    Image courtesy of HND Photography student Warren Bailey

    MANVIR PASSES PILOT TEST WITH FLYING COL…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    A Travel & Aviation student from Sandwell College has passed her pilot’s test with flying colours and is now on her way to starting her dream career. Manvir Kaur, aged 19...

    Top chefs mentor Elior apprentices ahead…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    As part of Elior’s award-winning Chef School programme, Elior apprentices have been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside top chef mentors like Tom Kerridge and Claire Clark as they...

    Specialist mental health services win Mi…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Mental health support has helped Middlesbrough College’s Student Services Department scoop the top award at the prestigious National Association for Managers of Student Services (NAMSS) Award Ceremony. In the most coveted...

    Staff and student honoured by High Sheri…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Sean Power-Tarbatt, a Tameside College student and Syliva Knowles, an employee of Tameside College have both been given awards by the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester for their ‘services and...

    Continual development key as AGCO Academ…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Agricultural Engineering Apprentices and Parts Apprentices recognised during award ceremony. A focus on continued professional development and career progression was the key message as 11 AGCO apprentices collected their awards having...

    Jaime Greig, Tai Tarian’s senior operations officer, with maintenance staff.

    NPTC Group of Colleges partner nominated…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Demands by tenants for a “first time fix” rather than multiple visits by different tradesmen to complete a task prompted Neath-based housing association Tai Tarian to work with NPTC Group...

    Emily Ashton embarks on a career in the plumbing trade.

    Tapping in to a New Career

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Emily Ashton is trying to make a name for herself – and a living, as she embarks on a career in the plumbing trade. The 24-year-old from Llanidloes, Powys, worked as...

    Businesses wanted to offer work experien…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Barnsley College is seeking help from local businesses who would be able to offer a work experience opportunity to its students. Many College students are actively searching for a work experience...

    Students launch self-cleaning fish tanks…

    Apr 17, 2018 / Sector News

    Two French entrepreneurs are revolutionising fish tanks with a product that uses half a recycled coconut and means an aquarium rarely has to be cleaned, having starting their business CocoPlant...

    Safaraz Ali, co-founder of the Pathway Group at the National Apprenticeship Event and Conference in Birmingham

    Drop-in numbers but the full picture on …

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    THE Chief Executive Officer of training provider The Pathway Group and founder of the Asian Apprenticeship Awards says that the drop-in numbers of Apprenticeships is “newsworthy” but it does not...

    UK can lead the way on ethical AI, says …

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    Today (16 Apr), a new parliamentary report "AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?", revealed that the UK has the potential to be a leader in developing AI and...

    ETF report shows quality of initial teac…

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

      On 13th April the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) published the fourth annual report examining the provision and take-up of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the Further Education (FE) and...

    Uxbridge College event brings Unity to s…

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    Students from Afghanistan, Eritrea, ‘Kurdistan’, Somalia, Syria, Egypt and Vietnam gave compelling presentations about their countries of origin to peers who have grown up in the UK, as part of...

    New strategic alliance aims to drive inn…

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    Education and local authority leaders have come together in Blackpool to create a bold partnership to explore new innovations to increase and improve skills in the health and social care...

    Primary School Places Day - but are pare…

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    Today is Primary School National Offer Day (16th April 2018) but many parents are failing to consider a crucial aspect of the learning environment – air quality. The impact of air pollution...

    Former student Alex is Commonwealth succ…

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    Alex Collier, a former Tameside College student is celebrating a top ten finish on his Commonwealth Games debut in weightlifting. The 24-year-old, who trains at Triple X performance centre in Stalybridge...

    Student Sarah is a star on the ice

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    Sarah Hutchinson, an adult student at Tameside College, has won a silver medal in the ice hockey world championships. Sarah, who studies a level three human resources course, came second in...

    Schools & colleges across the count…

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    The winners of the NCW Case Study Competition which took place in March 2018 are today (16 Apr) announced as follows:- Secondary 1st place – Tresham College Wellingborough, Corby & Northants ...

    Ann Scott from S Harrison and Ian Robertson from the University of Leeds

    UNIVERSITY PRAISES S HARRISON FOR FIRST …

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    The University of Leeds has signed a 25 year lease on new bespoke student accommodation targeted specifically at overseas post graduate students.  The seven storey 60,000 sq ft Blenheim Point...

    Almost half of education professionals m…

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    Workers reveal the bizarre rules UK bosses have enforced on their staff Some say rules are made to be broken and according to research from the UK’s leading independent job board...

    Researchers develop a new research tool …

    Apr 16, 2018 / Sector News

    A new study published in the journal, PLOS ONE, and led by academics from Middlesex University London and Goldsmiths University of London presents the development and validation of a new...

    University of Strathclyde team wins nati…

    Apr 13, 2018 / Sector News

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has announced a student team from the University of Strathclyde as winners of its student competition, The Pitch. Roxanne Colinet and Ellen Grieve - ‘Strath...

    Elior UK refreshes ‘You & Life’ to h…

    Apr 13, 2018 / Sector News

    Leading contract caterer Elior UK has refreshed You & Life – the programme which brings all its health, nutrition, and wellbeing activity together. The new programme has been updated to...

    Dr Jacqueline Hall, Associate Director of the EUIAS

    Energy & Utilities Independent Asses…

    Apr 13, 2018 / Sector News

    The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (the EUIAS) has passed the 250-mark of apprentices completing end-point assessment* on the new English apprenticeship standards. At the time of writing, the...

    Across borders: The apprenticeship levy …

    Apr 13, 2018 / Sector News

    Working with multiple levy paying organisations across the English and Scottish border they are bewildered and unbelieving about how their levy contribution is distributed in Scotland. The English percentage of their...

    Research team explore teacher and studen…

    Apr 13, 2018 / Sector News

    A research team from Redcar & Cleveland College are leading the way when it comes to promoting effective collaboration between teachers and student support assistants. The group have been exploring ways...

    UK heat success for NWRC Mechanical Appr…

    Apr 13, 2018 / Sector News

    An Apprentice Mechanic working within the Transport Workshop of Derry City and Strabane District Council has secured second place in the NI Skills Challenge to secure a place in the...

    Robot versus Human: One in two jobs at r…

    Apr 13, 2018 / Sector News

    Robots are here to stay and want more of our jobs! The livelihoods of sixty six million people are at the risk of automation, according to the findings of a new...

    External quality assurance of end-point …

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    Ofqual have today (12 Apr) updated their information about the status of apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPAs) where Ofqual has been asked to provide external quality assurance. Apprenticeship trailblazers can choose to approach...

    CIPD report calls for greater investment…

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    CIPD launches first comprehensive measure of job quality in the UK. The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, yesterday (11 Apr) launched the UK Working Lives survey, which...

    Ufi announces funding for innovative and…

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    Ufi today (12 Apr) announced the eight projects funded as part of VocTech Impact 2017, a fund focused on projects showcasing digital solutions for real workplace skills challenges. As part...

    Georgia-Mae Fenton, gold medal winner

    Student wins Gold medal at Commonwealth …

    Apr 12, 2018 / FE Video

    Congratulations to our BTEC Sport student Georgia-Mae Fenton who has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, for the women’s uneven bars final. On Sunday morning Georgia-Mae got...

    Partnership Project Tackles Barriers and…

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    Students from The Bemrose School in Derby have taken part in an activity day to learn more about the careers available in Professional Construction from Surveying to Architecture and Civil...

    Go-Ahead secures unique accreditation fo…

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    The Go-Ahead Group (LON: GOG) has become the first provider of bus and rail services to be nationally recognised for the quality of apprenticeships across the business. After gaining the unique...

    Top consulting firms join forces to educ…

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    PA Consulting Group, a global consulting, technology and innovation company, and UCL Consultants, a subsidiary of University College London, join FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, in announcing a new...

    Are you considering a career in Horse Ca…

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    If you’re looking for a rewarding career in horse care Borders College have a number of courses on offer that will help you in your chosen field. Most of our practical...

    Kieran Paxton (centre) and Robert Pickford (left) from Jedburgh and Reece McNaughton (right) from Kelso

    Trainees win at Lantra Scotland’s Learne…

    Apr 12, 2018 / Sector News

    Kieran Paxton (centre) and Robert Pickford (left) from Jedburgh and Reece McNaughton (right) from Kelso have won at Lantra Scotland’s annual Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which...

    Higher and degree apprenticeships

    Higher and degree apprenticeships

    Apr 11, 2018 / Sector News

    ESFA have today (11 Apr) updated their guidance which provides information for young people on the opportunities, progression and benefits of doing a higher or degree apprenticeship.   ESFA have also published a guide...

    Funding allocations to training provider…

    Apr 11, 2018 / Sector News

    ESFA today (11 Apr) updated their guidance for funding values for colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers with a contract for 2016 to 2017. 2016 to 2017 final funding year values Allocation...

    Students visit UKPN training centre

    Apr 11, 2018 / Sector News

    Students studying Electrical Installations at Sussex Coast College Hastings were given the opportunity to visit the UK Power Networks (UKPN) Training Centre for a day of demonstrations and career guidance. 16...

    Native Amazonian Indian Javier, gets a warm welcome at NPTC Group of Colleges

    Fresh from the Amazon Rainforest to NPTC…

    Apr 11, 2018 / Sector News

    It was a warm welcome that greeted Javier Hualinga A Quichua, a native Indian from the Amazon Rainforest, who visited NPTC Group of Colleges as part of his first visit...

    Learning Festival Attracts Over a Thousa…

    Apr 11, 2018 / Sector News

    Children’s Minister Nadhim Zahawi and Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman are the top names at the first International Festival of Learning, which has already attracted more than a thousand teachers...

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