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Enterprise City Campus encompassing cult…

Jun 25, 2018 / Sector News

Plans have been unveiled for a new development called Enterprise City Campus in central Manchester which could employ up to 15,000 media and tech workers. St. Johns is Manchester’s newest...

New Code of Good Governance for Independ…

Jun 25, 2018 / Sector News

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is consulting on a new Code of Good Governance for Independent Training Providers who deliver publicly funded skills programmes on behalf of...

Innovate Awarding managing director Charlotte Bosworth

.⁦@AELPUK⁩ has teamed up with Innovate A…

Jun 25, 2018 / Sector News

  Online assessor course launched for AELP members. The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has responded to capacity concerns about the roll-out of the new apprenticeship end point assessment requirements by...

Motor Vehicle students compete at region…

Jun 25, 2018 / Sector News

Motor Vehicle students from South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Downpatrick campus have recently competed at the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Skill Auto competition National Heats. The IMI Skill Auto...

Creative festival is showcase of student…

Jun 25, 2018 / Sector News

Creative studies students at Clarendon Sixth Form College have shown off their final pieces of work in their annual creative festival. Friends, family, colleagues and school pupils visited the festival to...

Food students taste ‘sweet’ victory in b…

Jun 25, 2018 / Sector News

Students from Tameside College are jubilant after storming to victory in a national bakery competition. George Buckland, Jaye Jones, Hannah Kaluzny and Demi Smith competed in the Association of Bakery Students...

COLLEGE GIVES SUMMER LEARNERS PASSPORT T…

Jun 25, 2018 / Sector News

South & City College Birmingham is offering a unique opportunity for those looking to break into the workforce. The college will be running a three-week ESOL course (English Speaking for Other...

City and Islington College students foll…

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

City and Islington College students who form the youth company ‘See&Eye Theatre’ will follow in the footsteps of Hollywood stars John Boyega and Keira Knightly, as they perform in the...

Engineer your future career with Traffor…

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

The exciting world of engineering offers a wealth of opportunities and Trafford College’s Head of Studies for the subject is keen to encourage more young people to join the profession. Traditionally...

Tracy climbs the career ladder with the …

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

Three years ago Tracy Bass decided to make a complete change to her career direction after a lifetime in administration roles, all to “give something back” to her grandmother’s generation.  Now...

MIRA Technology Institute outlines innov…

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

MIRA Technology Institute, a unique partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester has today detailed a suite of...

SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO WORK PROGRAMME …

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

Local authorities, NHS trusts, and businesses are part of programme that gets students with special educational needs into jobs A successful transition-to-work programme for young people with special educational needs plans...

Luke brings home Gold at 2018 Special Ol…

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

Congratulations to South Eastern Regional College (SERC) hospitality student Luke Hollywood from Dundonald who has won a prestigious gold medal with his basketball team, Team Ulster, at the 2018 Special...

Reasons to sign up for a Foundation Appr…

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

Foundation Apprenticeships help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while they’re still at school and it’s a chance for them to get a head start...

Huawei Hosts the Academic Salon on Futur…

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

Huawei yesterday (21 Jun) hosted its second Academic Salon in central London. Top policymakers, academics and industry leaders gathered to discuss how UK universities should prepare for future innovation. The UK...

Brexit Brick Wall

Sharper focus needed on skills crucial t…

Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

Public Accounts Committee warns of potential Brexit impact and calls for action on gender imbalances in their latest PAC Report "Delivering STEM skills for the economy" published today (22 Jun). STEM skills...

(l-r) Morgan Whithear, Fatoumata Makalo, Kyle Woodward, Mateusz Kolacki, CAVC IT Lecturer Peter Franklin and Tomek Pawelek

Cardiff and Vale College leads the way w…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College recently hosted WorldSkills UK heats in IT and students came away with six medals – two of the winners will be going to Birmingham for the...

Regional skills gaps placed centre stage…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

IMMEDIATE action to create strong and meaningful partnerships between trainers, educators and employers has now become critical to achieving the career aspirations of tomorrow’s workforce and key to plugging the...

Applications open for energy balancing w…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

Students and building design enthusiasts are being offered the chance to learn the basics of one of the world’s most successful environmentally-friendly building solutions. The Green.Building.Solutions. Summer School, Passivhaus Austria and...

Students shine at AA College Restaurant …

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

Two students from London South East Colleges’ Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College took a trip to London yesterday to represent BR6 Restaurant & Bakehouse at the AA College Restaurant...

DCU and FutureLearn announce 30 Refugee …

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

DCU and FutureLearn, the global leader in online social learning, have today announced 30 refugee scholarships. This co-sponsorship is part of a joint DCU FutureLearn scholarship initiative, and will enable refugees...

Specialist Engineering Training Company’…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

With International Women in Engineering Day taking place on 23rd June, a national training provider is celebrating increased growth in the recruitment of female engineers to the industry. The Construction and...

IET launches new campaign to get more yo…

Jun 21, 2018 / FE Video

Five young women engineers have a “pillow fight” using drones and explosives, turning the typical stereotype on its head, in this latest video from IET. A new campaign has been launched...

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

City Corporation and Mayor of London tea…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

London’s largest independent funder has teamed up with the GLA to give the capital’s young people access to new educational, employment, cultural and sporting opportunities. City Bridge Trust, the City of...

Spanish exchange students cook up tasty …

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has recently played host to two Spanish students as part of an international placement programme funded by Erasmus+. Patricia Quintano Gutierrez and Carles Ramos Guillen, aged...

.@DerbyCollege Students Share City Exper…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

Students from Derby College who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world have compiled a book of stories about their first experiences and impressions of Derby for a...

Lifelong learner Hilary prepares for gra…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

Vocational education and training has had a long history in the education system in Northern Ireland, helping individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career. The Festival...

£20 million government boost for culture…

Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

Arts Minister Michael Ellis launches £20 million fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.  Areas will be able to bid for up to...

Eileen Milner, ESFA Chief Executive

DfE Staff changes as @ESFAgov take on al…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

From early September 2018, staff from apprenticeships and the professional and technical education reform teams within DfE will move into the ESFA.  ESFA will be responsible for all apprenticeship and technical...

Consultation begins on exciting merger p…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Consultation has now begun on an exciting potential merger between Sandwell College and Cadbury Sixth Form College. Following a rigorous selection process, Sandwell College was chosen as the best fit to...

Activate Learning’s innovative approach …

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Activate Learning has been nominated for a partnership award at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group Business Awards, taking place at the end of June. The leading education provider is...

A taste of success for Middlesbrough Col…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

TALENTED catering and hospitality students from Middlesbrough College have cooked up a storm winning an array of national competitions. The students – on courses ranging from Level 2 to degree level...

Design exhibition celebrates individuali…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Staff and students from the visual communication and art and design courses at Borders College recently held their end of year exhibition, showcasing the creative work of the students and...

Project SEARCH in the Borders

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Borders College, NHS Borders, and Scottish Borders Council (SBC) worked together to introduce Project SEARCH in the Borders back in 2016. Since then the program has gone from strength to...

Students celebrating as offers from top …

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

In line with their delivering excellence values, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is pleased to announce that students from across the College have successfully secured offers from top universities including...

Thousands of Liverpool residents get car…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Over 4,000 young people, teachers, parents and residents found out more about apprenticeships and other career paths at the Liverpool City Region Skills Show earlier this week. With over 100 organisations...

Attracting and Retaining talented worker…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

The demand for construction workers is increasing and the construction industry board predicted in 2016 that 230,000 jobs would be created within the course of five year. The productivity in...

Westminster Kingsway College hosted a visit by Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education

President Trump's Education Secretary @B…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

On Thursday (14 June), Westminster Kingsway College hosted a visit by Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, where she learned about the college’s highly regarded school of hospitality and...

London South East Colleges students fly …

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

A group of ambitious teenagers, studying on a Prince’s Trust Team programme (Team 20) at London South East Colleges, have just completed work on an exciting restoration project at the Biggin Hill Recreation...

New appointments to the Low Pay Commissi…

Jun 20, 2018 / Executive Appointments

The government has today (Wednesday 20 June) announced a number of new appointments and re-appointments to the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC), an independent body that advises the government about...

Laura’s dream becomes reality as she rec…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

In line with their delivering excellence values, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is pleased to announce that once again students from across the College have successfully secured interviews at top universities...

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

£5M TO ATTRACT OVER 100 INDUSTRY EXPERTS…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

A £5million scheme calling on experts from across a range of technical sectors to work in further education has been launched today (20 Jun). The Taking Teaching Further programme will pay...

Cambridge Regional College partners with…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Cambridge Regional College (CRC) is playing a significant part in encouraging high quality graduates to consider exploring a career in teaching Further Education through an innovative partnership project with the...

Progress to Excellence Ltd receives Skil…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Top level recognition has once again been given to Progress to Excellence Ltd for its delivery of high quality learning and development in the adult social care sector. Skills for Care...

New figures show attainment gap remains …

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Royal Blind has welcomed new figures which show an improvement in the number of vision impaired pupils who progress to positive destinations after school.  However, the charity, which runs the...

New safety guidance for academic environ…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

A national trade body has provided new safety guidance for academic environments using compressed gases. The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced the code of practice ‘CP47 The Safe Use...

Businesses to work in perfect harmony

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

Businesses across the region are invited to attend a free breakfast networking event to hear from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The informal event takes place on Tuesday 3 July...

MESMA WEBINAR AIDS SELF ASSESSMENT AND I…

Jun 20, 2018 / CPD

New webinars from online quality assurance specialists Mesma have been developed to equip those who have quality responsibilities in their organisation with the critical tools to develop robust and meaningful...

#ProductivityGap Costs UK SMEs £57bn a Y…

Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

 UK SMEs LOSE OUT ON £57bn A YEAR – 1.5x THE COST OF BREXIT – DUE TO PRODUCTIVITY GAP UK SMEs could add £57bn to the economy if they matched the...

Russells helps Dan climb career ladder

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

As strong advocates of investing in and nurturing skills and talent, leading roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles is proud to have promoted a former trainee to Manager, after he...

Durham University Business School ranked…

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

Durham University Business School has been ranked as one of the UK’s top 10 institutions for its pre-experience Masters in Finance programme, by the Financial Times. The annual ranking places the School 9th in...

Aspirations students are up to the chall…

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

Aspirations students from Tameside College visited Winmarleigh Hall Adventure Centre recently to experience a range of exciting outdoor activities. 15 students travelled to the centre, which is near to the Forest...

Apprenticeship funding rules 2018 to 201…

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today (19 Jun) published the rules that will apply to all funded apprenticeship provision.  These documents set out the funding rules for employers, employer-providers and training providers. The funding rules...

Glen Rowe, MD of Backstage Academy

Production Park pledges £20,000 to fund …

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

Production Park, a unique cluster of live event based companies in Wakefield, has announced that it will fund university places at its industry leading training centre, Backstage Academy, making an...

.@DerbyCollege Horticulture Students Win…

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

Horticulture students at Derby College have won a top award at their third appearance at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC. Having won gold and silver merit...

UK Skills Gap Map

Britain’s Skills Gap Map: Best Places in…

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

The North-West follows London in a new study of job vacancies for 18 of the UK Visa Bureau’s most in-demand job industries More demand for Engineers and Nurses in the North-West...

SERC awarded the prestigious re-accredit…

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

Following a thorough inspection by an independent external assessor, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has been re-accredited the Matrix Standard for the quality of their Careers Education, Information, Advice and...

Coleg Cambria CEO David Jones with Sam Warburton

48 miles in 14 hours walking across five…

Jun 19, 2018 / FE Video

THE award-winning chief executive of a top North Wales college is to walk 48 miles in 14 hours to raise money for a children's charity. Coleg Cambria CEO David Jones will...

The Manchester College chooses e2s Recru…

Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

The Manchester College, the largest Further Education college in the UK, has chosen e2s Recruit CRM solution to improve the way they connect and engage with prospective students to increase...

Skills Minister Anne Milton

£22m fund launched to boost construction…

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be...

SERC JOIN FORCES WITH LOCAL PRIMARY SCHO…

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

On Friday 8 June, Millennium Integrated Primary School and South Eastern Regional College (SERC) joined forces for a unique opportunity for pupils and their families to get an insight to...

Sharing best STEM practice in Train the …

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

Staff members from various Scottish Borders secondary schools were recently welcomed to a pilot training event, hosted by Borders College, aimed at encouraging shared Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)...

As UCAS deadlines loom: Civil Engineerin…

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

Civil engineering graduates are the third highest starting earners according to Engineering UK’s annual report, with the median earnings for an engineer growing 1.7% to £40,953, comfortably above the national...

World Robot Olympiad: Tens of thousands …

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

Global competition that enables tens of thousands of young people to develop invaluable automation and programming skills now includes Engineering Simplicity award Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and...

Seamless access the new norm, as researc…

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber Access’ service (Universal...

Sián Mulholland, registered midwife at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Hard work pays off for midwife Sián

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

Vocational training has had a long history in the education system in Northern Ireland, helping individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career. The Festival of Learning...

Science Minister Sam Gyimah

Science Minister @SamGyimah launches new…

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

Sam Gyimah appears as an avatar in new online content aimed to inform audiences about developments in science, research and innovation. Science Minister Sam Gyimah will today (Monday 18 June) appear...

Digital and science engineering to be ta…

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

Hundreds of students will be trained to become experts in engineering and digital technology to help deliver the skilled workers local businesses need at a state-of-the art new college in...

Imperial College Business School’s MSc F…

Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

Imperial College Business School has entered the world’s top ten for the first time in today’s Financial Times Masters in Finance rankings. Imperial ranked in 9th place, moving up three...

SUCCESS FOR POLYMER APPRENTICES

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

The UK’s leading plastic training provider has celebrated another year of success with a special graduation ceremony for its Polymer apprentices. The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre in Telford held the...

Leeds City College Group granted degree …

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

The Leeds City College Group is the second provider in the Yorkshire region and seventh in the country to have been granted foundation degree awarding powers by the Privy Council. Previously...

STUDENTS HIT STAGE IN MUSICAL COMEDY

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

Talented students from City of Wolverhampton College will be hitting the stage this month in their Summer show. The group of performing arts students on the UAL Extended Diploma and Diploma...

VINTAGE TEA ROOMS UNVEILED IN TOWN CENTR…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

A new vintage tea rooms is to be unveiled in Telford, thanks in part to the hard work of students from City of Wolverhampton College. The new café at Meeting Point...

Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

More than 200 people gathered for the annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation. Awards were presented by representatives of...

Students celebrate at College awards eve…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

Students and staff came together at Sussex Coast College Hastings last Wednesday evening (13th June) to celebrate a year of academic and personal achievements. Over 150 guests filled the atrium at...

Summer Intern Advice from the Boss: More…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

As the summer internship season kicks into high gear, a new survey by Korn Ferry points to the reasons bosses would choose one intern candidate over another. Nearly two thirds of professionals...

Aspirations students applauded at award …

Jun 15, 2018 / Awards

Tameside College’s Aspirations students celebrated with friends and family at their annual awards evening last week. Nearly 50 students were presented with certificates by Nicola Welland, assistant principal and Tracey Barton-McClean...

Experts serve up a treat for students

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

Experts from the food industry visited Tameside College’s hospitality and catering department to treat students to patisserie and sommelier workshops as part of a ‘mini-industry day’. Reece Hunt, a junior chocolate...

Rugby legend @SamWarburton_ inspires col…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

INSPIRING students were rewarded for their achievements at a glittering ceremony starring rugby legend Sam Warburton. The former Wales and British Lions captain was the guest speaker at Coleg Cambria's Student...

‘Government urgently needs to boost lowe…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

The government urgently needs to step up its response to addressing lower level skills gaps in the economy with Brexit less than a year away, according to a new Level...

Overbury delivers gold for @AstonUnivers…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

A refurbishment project at a West Midlands university has achieved a prestigious gold rating for environmental good practice. Aston University has become only the second national higher education provider to attain...

North Wales college @ColegCambria rocket…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

COLEG CAMBRIA proved once again it is at the forefront of digital advances by breaking into the top five of a prestigious social media league table. The award-winning north east Wales...

eLearning Africa: EdTech, Inspiration an…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

One of Africa’s most inspirational and successful women will top the bill at this year’s eLearning Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda. A medical doctor, an academic and a businesswoman, Dr...

the Career Ready graduates with front centre l-r CAVC Career Ready Manager Tracy Bird, Ashton Hewitt and CAVC Career Ready Apprentice Danielle Halford

Career Ready students graduate from Card…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has played host to 25 students as they celebrated their graduation from its Career Ready programme with their friends, parents and mentors. The graduation ceremony was held...

The @SkillsNetworkUK Recognised As 'Good…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

Leading distance learning provider The Skills Network (TSN), has been praised as a ‘GOOD’ provider of education and skills by Ofsted after an inspection in May. In its first inspection, the...

Office for Students chief executive Nicola Dandridge

Higher education market not working in i…

Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

No evidence greater competition between providers will improve quality of education they provide, say Public Accounts Committee. The Government has recently introduced changes to the regulation of higher education to address...

A small selection of the many industry successes to have graduated from BIMM in recent years.

Impressive New Employment Figures for Gr…

Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

There are currently more revenue streams within UK Music than ever before, and according to the recent BPI report, revenue shot up by 10.6% last year – proof that the...

Michelle Elliott, Vice Principal of University Centre Quayside (UCQ)

Michelle Elliott appointed vice principa…

Jun 14, 2018 / Executive Appointments

Michelle Elliott has been appointed vice principal of independent higher education provider, UCQ, which recently launched its Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA). Based in Quayside i-4 in Newcastle, Michelle will be...

Greg Smith, head of operations at Oxford Open Learning Trust

Festival of Learning Week: Workers' Perc…

Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

Over a third of adults say they’re unable to afford adult education. The Festival of Learning is all about encouraging people to carry on studying throughout life, but the Oxford Open...

Bath College students win 1st & 2nd …

Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

Last month, Bath College hosted the regional final of the SkillBuild Stonemasonry competition in the stonemasonry workshop at the Somer Valley Campus. Bath College students have been announced as the top...

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