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College’s Offender And Detainee Learning…

Nov 17, 2017 / Sector News

Weston College has been awarded a Beacon Award for its work in improving functional, vocational and transferable skills among offenders in nine prisons across the South West of England and...

Local college and reality star team up …

Nov 17, 2017 / Sector News

Masterchef and Gogglebox reality star, Reverend Kate Bottley showcased her culinary skills at a bake-off event to support a Christmas campaign aimed at highlighting the issue of homelessness. Gateshead College played...

Global Internship Program for Unemployed…

Nov 17, 2017 / Sector News

It’s a narrative playing out around the world. Manufacturers have positions to fill yet young adults eager to work and build a career are struggling to find jobs. The Pump...

Student finance reforms which reduce gra…

Nov 17, 2017 / Sector News

In October, alongside a significant change to the threshold at which student loans are repaid, the Prime Minister Theresa May announced an inquiry into the student loan system. A new IFS...

Chris Basten, who is lead judge of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge

Country Range Student Chef Challenge Jud…

Nov 17, 2017 / Sector News

With many college tutors and students struggling with heavy workloads in the lead up to Christmas, the Craft Guild of Chef’s Chris Basten has helped ease the pressure for many...

Claire Boliver has been appointed as new Chief Executive Principal of South Staffordshire College

FORMER DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM RETURNS TO…

Nov 17, 2017 / Executive Appointments

Claire Boliver has been appointed as new Chief Executive Principal of South Staffordshire College, to succeed Graham Morley who steps down after 10 years at the helm. It is a welcome...

Universities and Colleges set their sigh…

Nov 17, 2017 / Sector News

Colleges and universities alike won big at the prestigious Green Gown Awards held on Wednesday 15th November. Organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the ceremony was...

urbasba Aesthetic Clinic and IPL courses…

Nov 17, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College’s salon and spa, urbasba, is launching a new Aesthetic Clinic following its registration as Independent Hospital. CAVC urbasba has registered with Health Inspectorate Wales as an Independent...

Bath College celebrates Adult Student of…

Nov 16, 2017 / Sector News

Inspirational student Rachelle Wabissa was chosen as Adult Student of the Year at the Association of College’s national conference.   Rachelle was nominated for the award by Access to Higher...

British Airways fly in to speak to Air C…

Nov 16, 2017 / Sector News

Cabin Crew students at Sussex Coast College Hastings were treated to an insightful and inspiring talk from the Senior Cabin Service Manager at British Airways earlier this week. (2 minute read) On...

Imperial College Business School achieve…

Nov 16, 2017 / Sector News

Imperial College Business School has for the first time recruited 50 percent women to its Masters in Finance programme, in the 2017/18 academic year. The programme, which celebrates its 20th anniversary...

Milton Keynes College joins Collab Group

Nov 16, 2017 / Sector News

Collab Group is delighted to announce Milton Keynes College as its newest member. Milton Keynes College (MKC) becomes the third college to join Collab Group in the last four weeks, contributing...

London South East Colleges student and swimming sensation, Billy Birchmore

Super-star Billy wins eleven gold medals…

Nov 16, 2017 / Sector News

During an amazing week last month, London South East Colleges student and swimming sensation, Billy Birchmore won eight individual gold medals at the Downs Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) European...

New UK Government cyber education progra…

Nov 16, 2017 / Sector News

Young people in years 10-13 invited to test their skills in’ Cyber Discovery’, in a bid to find and train undiscovered cyber security talent The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and...

Mo Rahman named as 2017 Cyber Security C…

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

After a gruelling 3-day cyber-attack simulation, the best cyber security amateur in the UK has been found. Mo, a 22-year-old computer science student came out on top, setting himself apart...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 378

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 380

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

Education & Skills Funding Agency's weekly round-up of business-critical information to ESFA-funded colleges, other training organisations and direct grant employers. (15 Nov 2017) College merger apprenticeship ILR submissions Colleges merging in-year in...

NEW MESMA ONLINE COURSE TO BOOST QUALITY…

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

A new webinar series from online QA specialists Mesma will enable further education professionals to enhance their understanding of workplace quality management and continuous improvement. Running from January to March 2018...

Colleges celebrate at national AoC Beaco…

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

Eleven colleges across the UK have been honoured at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Beacon Awards for excellence in providing high-quality technical and professional education and training. The AoC Beacon Awards...

Chris Jones is chief executive and director general of City and Guilds, the awarding body

The Chancellor must use the Budget to br…

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

Ahead of the Budget on 22 November, the Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, Chris Jones, has written an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the...

Car fanatic launches new automotive vent…

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

A self-confessed petrol head is revving up for a successful career after launching a new vehicle repair business in Sunderland. Luciana Parker-Jones is the brains behind the new venture, which she...

16 to 19 funding: planned hours in study…

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

ESFA today (15 Nov) updated their guidance which provides the latest information on planned hours to assist funded institutions plan study programmes across the individual academic years. (For funding purposes...

BNF celebrates school & college stud…

Nov 15, 2017 / Sector News

Today in London, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) recognised the outstanding achievements of the top food and nutrition students and teachers from UK schools and colleges, during its annual Education...

Britain’s best cyber enthusiasts compete…

Nov 14, 2017 / Sector News

Today (14 Nov), 42 of the UK’s most promising amateur cyber sleuths will compete in an ultra-realistic cyber defence simulation which will see them protect a fictional shipping company from...

Students voice their opinions to Secreta…

Nov 14, 2017 / Sector News

The Student President and 3 students from Sussex Coast College Hastings were invited to the Department of Education in London earlier this month. (2 minute read) The students, who study catering and...

Digital film company supports local coll…

Nov 14, 2017 / Sector News

A digital production company in Oxford is offering training to students from the local FE college. Bounce Video, which is run by former BBC Producer/Director, Grace Gibbons, is working in partnership...

Cardiff and Vale College benefits from C…

Nov 14, 2017 / Sector News

A scheme to encourage people to speak Welsh at Cardiff and Vale College is one of 26 innovative projects that has been awarded part of the Cymraeg 2050 £425,000 funding...

College Hosts Open Evening

Nov 14, 2017 / Sector News

Sussex Coast College Hastings welcomed prospective students to the college last Thursday evening to get a taste of college life. (2 minute read) Over 1,000 visitors came to the College’s first of...

Ofqual's statement on alleged malpractic…

Nov 14, 2017 / Sector News

Awarding organisations must investigate allegations of malpractice quickly and thoroughly. Ofqual may also investigate and take action where they have concerns. Ofqual investigated the Awarding Body for Vocational Achievement (AVA) Ltd...

Sir Gerry Berragan to join the Institute…

Nov 14, 2017 / Executive Appointments

The Institute for Apprenticeships (the Institute) has today (14 Nov) announced that Sir Gerry Berragan has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Institute and will take up...

Bath College student wins award for maki…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

Health and social care student Obed Adomako was praised for his sensitive and understanding approach at this year’s Care & Support West (CSW) Care Awards.   Obed, a second year...

Six inspiring students awarded the Persh…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

Since 2014 the Pershing Square Foundation has collaborated with Saïd Business School, University Oxford to award full scholarships to outstanding future leaders on the School’s 1+1 MBA programme, which allows...

Everybody's Different: The Appearance Ga…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has partnered with educational games specialists Focus Games Ltd to launch an exciting new resource to...

Dr Nick Smith, courses director and founder of Oxford Open Learning Trust

Anti Bullying Week: over a third of UK w…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

The Impact of Bullying Report produced by distance learning provider, Oxford Open Learning Trust reveals that over a third (35%) of women who were bullied at school, said it affected...

Work Placement Capacity and Delivery Fun…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

ESFA today (13 Nov) updated their guidance for post-16 institutions for work placement capacity and delivery funding (CDF) in 2018 to 2019: Two thirds of employers rate work experience as being of significant...

SPECIALISED MASTER’S DEGREE IN FINANCIAL…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

HEC Paris in Qatar launched a new Master’s degree in Financial Regulation and Leadership for Qatari employees in core business areas of Qatar’s three financial regulators. The Master’s degree programme has...

VitalSource® Managing Director for EMEA and Asia Pacific John Donovan

VitalSource and Al Manhal Collaborate fo…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

VitalSource®, the world leader in building, enhancing and delivering digital course materials, and Al Manhal, the leading publisher of full-text searchable electronic databases of scholarly, professional and peer-reviewed content from the...

Duke Kunshan University responds to the …

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

Duke Kunshan University launches under-graduate programme targeting UK and European students allowing them to study in China and the US and gain a degree from one of the world’s top...

Research puts spotlight on untapped prod…

Nov 13, 2017 / Sector News

New research for Vodafone reveals that nearly a quarter (23%) of UK employees rate themselves as ‘unproductive’ at work, equating to seven million of the nation’s total workforce. At a...

“We are going backwards” warns leading c…

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

It’s Equal Pay Day - Friday 10th November – the day in the year when women start to work for free.  The date has not shifted in the calendar for the...

Equal Pay Day 2017: New tool reveals mal…

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

THE GENDER NAME GAP: MALE NAMES ARE WORTH UP TO £22,570 MORE THAN FEMALE NAMES If you thought the gender pay gap didn’t impact every industry, you thought wrong; your name...

Bradley Scott

30 vacancies in 30 days – helping Essex …

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

Career opportunities to learn and earn are on offer to school and college leavers in Essex, with 30 apprenticeships being advertised throughout November. The 30 vacancies in 30 days include work...

Gender pay gap: employers' action and un…

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

The research, published today (10 Nov) by DfE, looks at how employers understand the gender pay gap and what actions they are taking to close it. Employers’ understanding of the gender pay...

Proposed changes to how Ofsted visits fu…

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

Ofsted is seeking your views on proposed changes to inspection visits to further education and skills providers who are judged to require improvement. Ofsted currently carry out support and challenge visits...

Government responds to Committees' repor…

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Education Committees have today (10 Nov) published the Government's response to the joint report Apprenticeships. The original report from the two Committees examined the Government’s ongoing...

Diego Cotera with Beauty students Elise George, Jemeka Rule and Chiara D’Angelo by traditional Dia de los Meurtos altar designed by Diego

Day of the Dead celebration brought to l…

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College A Level student Diego Cotera has raised more than £300 for victims of the recent earthquake in Mexico by organising a special Dia de los Meurtos...

Test Podcast

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

Here is a test podcast - how's it looking? {https://soundcloud.com/user-544546889/gavins-first-podcast}

Working with the ESFA as a provider

Nov 10, 2017 / Sector News

ESFA today (10 Nov) updated their information about getting ESFA funding to deliver adult education and apprenticeship training. Register and bid for funding To offer government funded education and skills training such as...

The Hampton-Alexander Review

Nov 09, 2017 / Sector News

The Hampton-Alexander Review first report was published today (9 Nov). The Hampton-Alexander Review, was commissioned by the government to look at ways to ensure talented women at the top of...

John McNamara, Interim CEO, Federation of Awarding Bodies

John McNamara to take over as Interim CE…

Nov 09, 2017 / Executive Appointments

The Federation of Awarding Bodies has today announced the departure of the Federation’s Chief Executive, Stephen Wright, who is due to step down at Christmas to take up a course...

Charity tackling child abuse awarded fun…

Nov 09, 2017 / Sector News

A leading children’s charity has received £270,000  towards an initiative in London tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder and London’s largest independent grant giver, City...

the CAVDETs with Gryphon Squadron Commanding Officer Major Steve Jennings and CAVDET Corps Commander and Legion Captain tom Jones

Cardiff and Vale College cadets learn li…

Nov 09, 2017 / Sector News

The Junior Apprenticeship members of the CAVDETs – Cardiff and Vale College’s cadet troop – have met with senior commanders from its parent unit and learned survival skills. The Junior Apprentice...

Sports student James Ollis

Sports student James Ollis signs for Bat…

Nov 09, 2017 / Sector News

Sports student James Ollis has taken the next step in his career and has signed for Bath City FC’s first team. James, a second year student at Bath College, joined the...

Social action set to top agenda at Rathb…

Nov 09, 2017 / Events

Leading youth training charity Rathbone Training has set out three recommendations to government to encourage more young people to take part in social action – a topic that will form...

Better, quicker, digital – Ufi VocTech S…

Nov 09, 2017 / Sector News

Last week, Ufi Charitable Trust, a grant-funding body which supports the delivery of adult vocational skills through digital technology, held its annual VocTech Showcase. The event brought together Ufi projects...

UK county leads the world in offering th…

Nov 09, 2017 / Sector News

Twenty-four state schools across Kent are now authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP), with first teaching starting this term. This equates to almost 30% of state...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 378

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 379

Nov 08, 2017 / Sector News

Education & Skills Funding Agency's weekly round-up of business-critical information to ESFA-funded colleges, other training organisations and direct grant employers. (8 Nov 2017) Withdrawal of frameworks by Issuing Authority The Issuing Authority...

Rathbone Training call for a balanced ap…

Nov 08, 2017 / Sector News

National youth training charity Rathbone Training believe the recent surge in levy-funded apprenticeships at higher and degree-level is positive, but that government must work harder to make sure that the...

New trustees appointed to City & Gui…

Nov 08, 2017 / Executive Appointments

Experienced professionals from telecommunications and finance worlds take on key governance role The former Chairman of the National Skills Academy for Rail and the deputy chief executive of Innovate UK are...

Halo casts a light on supporting bereave…

Nov 08, 2017 / Sector News

Hillingdon-based charity Halo which provides support to bereaved children celebrated the launch of its official HQ with special guest The Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr Carol Melvin. The charity opened its new...

Bath College students carve commemorativ…

Nov 08, 2017 / Sector News

Stonemasonry students from Bath College have volunteered their time for a project honouring local men who served in World War I.   The Level 3 students have carved commemorative paving...

Xello and CASCAID Join Forces to Strengt…

Nov 08, 2017 / Sector News

We are very excited to announce that global career development leaders Xello (formerly Career Cruising) and CASCAID have formally joined forces to strengthen their collective impact on future readiness. Xello...

MPs & Business Leaders Pledge to Sup…

Nov 08, 2017 / Sector News

National Careers Week CIC  - Make your pledge for #NCW2018  National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim...

Anne Milton, Minister of State for Apprenticeships, Skills and Women

Anne Milton: Good careers advice helps y…

Nov 07, 2017 / Sector News

The Skills Minister sets out the vision for improved careers guidance during a speech at the Careers Education and Guidance Summit in London. I am delighted to be here today (7 Nov)...

NWRC students driven to succeed at Skill…

Nov 07, 2017 / Sector News

Four Automotive students from North West Regional College (NWRC) have made it into the finals of WorldSkills UK National Competitions in Birmingham, (Nov 16-18). Eoin McCloskey and Declan Porter will...

Salford student makes a splash in Serbia…

Nov 07, 2017 / Sector News

Emmie-Rose Eastwood, Eccles Sixth Form College BTEC Sport student, returns from Serbia triumphant after competing with Great Britain’s Under 18s Women’s Water Polo team. The college student, who is currently in...

Tony Clare has joined the CNet technical team

Introducing More Experience to CNet’s Te…

Nov 07, 2017 / Executive Appointments

With the growing popularity of CNet’s network infrastructure programs across the UK, in Ireland and the USA, the company has added further technical resource to its growing team of instructors.  Tony...

Lincoln College Group joins Collab Group

Nov 07, 2017 / Sector News

Collab Group is proud to announce Lincoln College Group as its newest member. LCG is an excellent fit for Collab Group with a strong employer and commercial focus. The college regularly...

93% of business decision makers think wo…

Nov 07, 2017 / Sector News

An overwhelming majority of senior business professionals agree that work experience should be compulsory in schools, according to a new survey commissioned by Arch Apprentices. 9 out of 10 surveyed said...

YOUNG PEOPLE DEMAND JOBS THAT MAKE A DIF…

Nov 07, 2017 / Sector News

Young people demand a career that will help others according to new research commissioned to launch Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. The findings show 90% of 9-18 year olds want a career that...

‘Ghosts, Dreams and Hopes’ Young Roots p…

Nov 07, 2017 / Sector News

A Heritage Lottery project, involving partners NPTC Group of Colleges, Swansea University, and Neath Port Talbot Libraries Service, has enabled young people to explore the life and times of international...

Global Industry Influencers join the CNe…

Nov 06, 2017 / Sector News

Following quickly on the heels of the announcement that CNet Training has been approved as an Associate College of Anglia Ruskin University, and with the aim of bringing together the...

Errigal Contracts and North West Regiona…

Nov 06, 2017 / Sector News

15 young men from the North West have begun a two year apprenticeship in Interior Systems, with Errigal Contracts as part of a new partnership with North West Regional College...

3aaa Apprenticeships and Rotherham Unite…

Nov 06, 2017 / Sector News

3aaa Apprenticeships, England’s largest training provider of Leadership and Management programmes, are pleased to be delivering the first session of their Level 3 & Level 5 Team programmes to employees...

New Care Certificate Implementation Tool…

Nov 06, 2017 / Sector News

The Skills Platform, part of Skills for Health, has launched a free new toolkit designed to directly support those responsible for delivering the Care Certificate to new employees as part...

Dr Siva Kumari, Director General, The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate and Tes …

Nov 05, 2017 / Sector News

Two of the world’s leading authorities in education, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Tes, the world’s largest community of education professionals with over 8 million registered users – including 100,000...

Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships: g…

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) today (3 Nov) updated their guidance on how to request and manage school-led initial teacher training (ITT) places for the postgraduate teaching apprenticeship. The postgraduate...

Ørsted Cash for College Students

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education has received a share of £20,000 to help students facing financial hardship. The money has been donated by Ørsted, formally known as DONG energy...

NPTC GROUP APPOINTS FORMER UNIVERSITY DE…

Nov 03, 2017 / Executive Appointments

NPTC Group of Colleges is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Tong, former Dean of the Cardiff School of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is joining the College in the...

New Apprenticeship scheme shortlisted fo…

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges has been shortlisted for the Insider Business and Education Partnerships Awards 2017. More than 30 commercial projects, universities, colleges and individuals have been shortlisted for the Business...

Students Exhibit at Creative Bubble

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

Art and Design students from NPTC Group of Colleges exhibited a collaboration of artwork at the University of Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) Creative Bubble recently. Students currently on the Foundation Diploma...

Alfie’s Army

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

A team of students from NPTC Group of Colleges’ Childcare course, supported by staff, took part in the Cardiff half marathon. The group participated in the event as part of...

Kirsty Williams Visit to College

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges was delighted to welcome Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education to its Neath College recently. Kirsty made the visit as part of a tour of all...

Joinery students at NPTC Group of Colleges

UK’s First Fire Door Installation Qualif…

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges is piloting a new fire door installation qualification. Aimed at improving fire safety by ensuring that all fire doors are correctly installed by qualified tradespeople, this...

Building Better Lives for the Future

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

NPTC Group of Colleges’ construction students and staff are set to appear on BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build after producers put out an SOS of their own, calling for...

Wyn Prichard announced as judge for FIS …

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

FIS Skills, part of FIS the trade body of the Fit-Out Sector, have announced the launch of their flagship #iBuiltThis2017 campaign with NPTC Group of Colleges’ Director of Construction Skills...

(L/R): Matthew Ellis, Daniel Oaks, and Ryan Dhilllon

WBQ Wins Praise from Students!

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

Students at NPTC Group of Colleges prove that the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification is recognised by some of the top universities and employers alike. Students at the College achieved grades that outperformed...

The Career Colleges Trust’s digital lead, Julia Von Klonowski

Career Colleges Trust’s digital lead to …

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

The Career Colleges Trust’s digital lead, Julia Von Klonowski, has been appointed to sit on the panel of industry professionals who will oversee the creation of the new Digital T...

Naila Bibi

Following a dream leads to top apprentic…

Nov 03, 2017 / Sector News

NAILA Bibi is a young woman who has followed her dream and as a result finds herself chosen as Apprentice of the year at the coveted Asian Apprenticeship Awards. The 17-year-old...

Education Secretary Justine Greening

Justine Greening launches new Institute …

Nov 02, 2017 / Sector News

Education Secretary opens the Institute for Teaching, urging the profession to embrace the high-quality training it will provide. The Institute for Teaching – which has received government funding to set up bespoke...

(l-r) Deb Tresize, Megan Harrington-John and Louise Judd

Cardiff and Vale College student Megan r…

Nov 02, 2017 / Sector News

A Level 2 Hair and Beauty student from Cardiff and vale College has raised £1,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Megan Harrington-John, who is 22 and from Barry, decided to...

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