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Patient Advocate to unveil FE and HE Man…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Employees are the most valuable asset of any successful company and Colleges are no exception. A forthcoming issue of FE News will feature Employee Health and Wellbeing with Patient Advocate addressing...

#EdTech company CognAssist highly commen…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Education Technology company CognAssist is pleased to announce that it has been highly commended in the Dynamite Awards 2018, within the category ‘Innovator of the Year’.  The organisers describe the award...

Triple celebrations at WCG graduation ce…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Over 230 students celebrated their academic achievements at three graduation ceremonies at St Mary’s Collegiate Church and Old Shire Hall, Warwick last week. The graduates, who have spent the past few...

.@UxbridgeCollege dubbed ‘brilliant’ by …

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Uxbridge & South Ruislip MP Boris Johnson has dubbed Uxbridge College “brilliant” following his tour of engineering, plumbing and building services workshops. Re-tweeting our photo of him meeting staff and students...

Academies Accounts Direction

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Detailed guidance for academy trusts and auditors on preparing and auditing academy trusts' annual financial statements. Contents Overview Academies Accounts Direction 2017 to 2018 Submit your 2017 to 2018 financial statements Training video Academies Accounts Direction...

Coorous Mohtadi, Senior Academic Technical Specialist at MathWorks

NMiTE - the UK's first new uni for 30 ye…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Today sees the opening of NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering), the UK's first completely new university in more than 30 years. It’s mission: to transform engineering in this...

Celebrating Another World First for the …

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

The world’s elite group of data center professionals has been confirmed at the very first graduation ceremony from the Masters Degree in Data Center Leadership and Management program. After an intense...

Education Committee holds session on spe…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

School and college funding and SEND: Education Committee holds session on special education needs and disabilities funding – Tuesday 23rd October at 10am The Education Committee is to question educational...

EPSRC announces £8 million capital award…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

A new £8 million capital investment in research equipment is announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The...

Education Secretary' Response to Angela …

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds' response to the letter sent from Angela Rayner MP to the Prime Minister. Documents Education Secretary to Angela Rayner MP: use of statistics at DfE PDF...

Minister for Sport hails @HITZrugby ten-…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch, Maggie Alphonsi, Ellis Genge and Ed Jackson were among a star-studded line-up from sports, business and the media to acclaim the winners at the HITZ...

PerpetuityARC Training launches Principl…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Three-day course is first to be taught at PD Ports training facility in Teesside PerpetuityARC Training, part of Linx International Group, has launched its new Principles of Security Management course. The...

Brand new student facility launched at G…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

As a result of a £2m investment by Gower College Swansea, students at the Gorseinon Campus will soon be able to take a break between classes in a brand new...

Availability of ESFA services: 20 Octobe…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

We are carrying out essential maintenance this weekend on ESFA services. As a result of essential maintenance, the following ESFA services will be unavailable between 7am on Saturday 20 October and...

Cardiff and Vale College hosts Pride of …

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College’s renowned modern European restaurant The Classroom is set to host Welsh Michelin-star chefs at a fundraising dinner for homelessness charity Llamau on Thursday, 8th November. The Pride...

Barking & Dagenham College Principal, Yvonne Kelly, joined a national protest outside Parliament to demand fair funding for colleges

Principal joins protest at Parliament to…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Barking & Dagenham College Principal, Yvonne Kelly, joined a national protest outside Parliament to demand that the Government looks at the worrying impact that funding cuts to colleges could have...

ESFA funding claims and reconciliation

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

Information for education and skills training providers on submitting a funding claim to the ESFA for 2017 to 2018. Documents How to submit a funding claim HTML Final funding claims for 2017 to 2018:...

MACS’ manager Esther Dutton

Graduate Champions Internships Scheme Gr…

Oct 19, 2018 / Sector News

MACS Software joins DMU Graduate Champions Internships Scheme. One of the UK’s leading warehouse management software suppliers, MACS Software, is about to welcome two interns from De Montfort University taking part...

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

Technical Education

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Today, Thursday 18 October, the Skills Minister Anne Milton, gave two speeches. She spoke at the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) Trailblazer Summit in Manchester where she outlined the improving quality of...

Giants of rugby unite at North Wales col…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

GIANTS of Welsh rugby came together at Coleg Cambria in support of a leading children’s charity. NSPCC ambassador Sam Warburton was joined by past teammates George North and Ryan Jones at...

Why students and employers love B&FC…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) is proudly supporting national Colleges Week and the #LoveOurColleges campaign. The event runs until Friday 19 October 2018 and aims to raise the profile of...

'Geek Girl' gamers more likely to study …

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, according to new research from...

Staff from North East travel agency fly …

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

A leading North East travel agency has seen a dramatic rise in productivity levels after staff completed a free training scheme designed to boost business performance. Twenty-six travel agents and managers...

Adults to benefit from digital skills ov…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Consultation launched to help more adults get the digital skills they need to get on in life and work Adult digital skills qualifications are to be overhauled under plans announced today...

54% Educational organisations risk #GDPR…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

In the two months following the introduction of GDPR, 54% of educational organisations have failed to wipe the memory off redundant IT equipment before disposal DESPITE GDPR legislation having come into...

BIC Design and Shine competition winner

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

The interactive Design and Shine competition, which was developed to encourage creativity across the UK and Ireland, was open to anyone over the age of 13 years old this summer. Bruna...

NWRC says ‘Let’s Do Business’ as college…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

North West Regional College has joined forces with the five other further education colleges in Northern Ireland to officially launch the ‘Let’s Do Business’ initiative. Let’s Do Business, supported by the...

Computacenter and Cisco provide Cyber Tr…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

From patient data to time-critical communications. Lives depend on reliable information sharing in the NHS. With global cyber threats evolving daily, NHS Digital has selected Cisco and Computacenter to help...

NEET data by local authority

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

An estimate of the number and proportion of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in each local authority 2012 to 2017. Documents 2016 local authority NEET figures MS Excel Spreadsheet...

Participation in education and training:…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Databases showing the proportion of 16- and 17-year-olds in education and training 2012 to 2017. Documents Proportion of 16- and 17-year-olds in education and training: June 2017 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 232KB This file may...

Graduate unemployment rate lowest in 39 …

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

The unemployment rate for graduates six months after leaving university fell to 5.1% this year – the lowest since the 1979 survey when it was 4.9%. Analysis in Prospects’ What do...

External quality assurance of end-point …

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

The status of apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPAs) where Ofqual has been asked to provide external quality assurance. Documents Confirmed Ofqual quality-assured endpoint assessments October 2018 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 15.2KB This file may not be...

Only 4 in 10 companies are prepared to d…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

50% of large firms and 44% of small firms report a growing skills gap. Respondents report negative impacts on productivity, innovation, sales and profitability. A survey of over 550 professionals in the...

Internationally renowned writer and film…

Oct 18, 2018 / Executive Appointments

The University’s School of Literature and Languages has appointed internationally renowned writer and film-maker Iain Sinclair as its new Distinguished Writer-in-Residence. In his role Iain will use his expertise to support...

Charity to feed over 60,000 Londoners in…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

City Bridge Trust will help City Harvest feed over 60,000 Londoners in poverty after awarding the charity £79,800 to run a food storage warehouse in Ealing. City Harvest will use the...

Unemployment rate for graduates at its l…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Universities UK has responded to the latest report from Prospects showing that the unemployment rate for graduates six months after leaving university is at its lowest for 39 years. The...

New games to get kids thinking about the…

Oct 18, 2018 / FE Video

Panjango: fun games to get kids thinking about their future. Sheffield educational games company Panjango are on a mission to transform the way kids learn. The company, which is creating a world of...

CPR training creates hundreds of young l…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

More than 350 local students have received life-saving CPR training during this year’s World Restart a Heart Day, thanks to the Academy of First Aid. First Aid Trainers taught CPR on...

Nine out of ten Brits feel having a good…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

A new tool by Oxford Open Learning Trust challenges UK adults to test how good their memory is after recent research reveals nine out of ten Brits feel having a...

13% of the public believes that there sh…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Almost a quarter of the public believe the UK needs ethical laws to govern the work robots can do. Employers and employees will need to work alongside robots and machines in...

Plymouth STEM Strategy Focuses on Teachi…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

City College Plymouth is one of 37 further education colleges to receive part of the Government funding to help recruit and train new expert teachers from industry. The £5million ‘Taking Teaching...

ROE Patrol - Former student on nationwid…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Former student of North West Regional College Roisin Donald (ROE) has just announced that she’ll be travelling with the band Snow Patrol, supporting them on their 2018/2019 tour. ROE who studied...

How to spot and avoid concussion occurri…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

With schools back after summer and both the football and rugby seasons in full swing, concussion is a topic which should be on the minds of everyone in a school...

Church academies: model documents

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Model documents to help church schools converting to academies, and supporting documents. Documents Church of England academies: model lease MS Word Document, 260KB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology...

Young people NEET or activity unknown: c…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Data about young people's education, employment or training status in each local authority in England. Documents NEET scorecard MS Excel Spreadsheet, 312KB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request...

Further education outcome-based success …

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Outcomes of learners completing further education training. Outcome-based success measures covering the destinations (into employment and learning) and the progression of learners. The measures also include estimates of the earnings outcomes...

NEET and participation: local authority …

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

Data showing the proportions of 16- and 17-year-olds in education and training and an estimate of those not in education, employment or training (NEET). Documents 16- to 17-year-olds recorded in education and...

Pupil absence in schools in England: aut…

Oct 18, 2018 / Sector News

The release reports on pupil absence in primary, secondary and special schools in autumn and spring terms of the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Documents Main text PDF, 476KB, 11 pages National tables MS Excel...

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA COLLEGE APOLOGISE…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Kensington and Chelsea College (“KCC”), a further and higher-education college located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) in West London, is split into two centres: The Kensington Centre...

COLLECT guides for schools and local aut…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Guides for schools and local authorities submitting data using COLLECT. Documents COLLECT guide for local authorities PDF, 6.85MB, 42 pages COLLECT guide for schools PDF, 5.86MB, 28 pages COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for local authorities Ref:...

Education Secretary vows to take action …

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Damian Hinds today (17 October) spoke at a roundtable at the Centre for Social Justice on alternative provision and exclusions. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has vowed to take action on exclusions...

School workforce census: guide to submit…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

How local authorities, local-authority-maintained schools and academies should collect and submit data for the school workforce census. Contents Important dates Submit your data School workforce census documents Video: introduction to the School Workforce Collection Do you...

Data protection: privacy notice model do…

Oct 17, 2018 / 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, 265KB, 22 pages Privacy notice: suggested text...

School workforce census 2018: notepad en…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

A list of COLLECT queries and explanatory notes to help schools, academies and local authorities complete the 2018 school workforce census. Documents School workforce census 2018: minimum notepad entries for queries on...

Sarah Gillespie is completing her Apprenticeship with local employer Fujitsu

NWRC's Sarah shortlisted as Apprentice o…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

A fully trained pharmacist who gave up her day job to study Software Development has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Department for the Economy's Apprentice of the Year. Sarah...

Further education cuts threaten sustaina…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Responding to analysis by the Labour Party showing that spending on further education and skills fell by £3.3billion in real terms between 2010-11 and 2017-18, UNISON head of education Jon...

CEO of The Bedford College Group Ian Pryce welcoming guests.

Opening of new Bedford College Engineeri…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Official opening of Buchanan Centre. The official opening of the Advanced Engineering and Construction Centre at Bedford College took place on Tuesday October 16th. Named the Buchanan Centre after the first woman...

ESFA Update: 17 October 2018

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers. Documents ESFA Update further education: 17 October 2018   ESFA Update academies: 17...

Providers selected to deliver T Levels

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Providers who have been selected to deliver T Levels in academic year 2020 to 2021. Documents Providers selected to deliver T Levels in academic year 2020 to 2021 Details The current list of providers...

Panellists ‘line-up’ to stop hate

Devon’s Increase in Hate Crime Debated a…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week, City College Plymouth has brought together representatives from across the country to discuss the alarming increase in hate crime and how reporting these...

Learning Curve Group continues to grow w…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Learning Curve Group has further strengthened its education and training provision to employers and individuals with the acquisition of Profound Group.  The acquisition makes Learning Curve Group one of the...

Students explain why college is importan…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Students at East Sussex College have been getting behind a national campaign to call for better funding and fair pay for Further Education (FE) colleges. The ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign, which...

FE Music Students perform sell-out gig

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Music students from Bradford College took to the stage to perform at a sell-out gig.  A capacity crowd of 120 people packed the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue in Queensbury to hear...

Constructing Maentwrog Dam (1926)

#GreenGB Week sees Magnox’s double plati…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

In the first ‘Green GB Week’ to celebrate clean growth, 2 Magnox sites in North Wales have reached landmark anniversaries. This week marks 90 years since Maentwrog Hydro-electric station began producing...

College and top housing developers build…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

COLEG CAMBRIA and top housing developers are building relations with school pupils in a bid to encourage them to pursue a career in construction. The college hosted the newly launched BEATS...

Cookery course a ‘slam dunk’ success for Plymouth Raiders

From the Court to the Kitchen: Raiders’ …

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Living off the ultimate student diet of pot noodles and toast is hardly a recipe for sporting success. In an effort to improve their diets, six Raiders players were given...

Opportunity area programme: research and…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

An independent process evaluation of the set-up phase of the programme, and a summary document featuring case studies of progress in each area. Documents Implementation of opportunity areas: an independent evaluation Ref: ISBN...

SERC host IELTS teacher training program…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) International Department recently hosted an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) teacher workshop at the Lisburn Campus in conjunction with the British Council. The IELTS teacher...

Alternative provision: response to the s…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

The government's response to the Education Select Committee’s fifth report of session 2017 to 2019 on alternative provision. Documents Government response to the Education Select Committee’s fifth report of session 2017 to...

Britain’s teachers welcome international…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

To mark World Teachers’ Day (5 Oct), a poll on Randstad UK’s website has found that 72% of the teaching community welcomes alternative teaching methods inspired by other countries, has compiled...

New £40m Clean Growth Fund is Driving Am…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Government will be investing up to £20 million alongside at least £20 million from private investors in a new venture capital fund, the Clean Growth Fund. The transition to a clean...

CBI/Pertemps labour market update Octobe…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

The ONS’s latest labour market data saw employment growth tailing off. CBI/Pertemps labour market update October 2018 The labour market remains tight, with unemployment still at its lowest since 1975. The employment rate...

Investigative research into alternative …

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Findings from a large-scale investigative research study into alternative provision. Documents Investigative research into alternative provision Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-951-7, DFE-RR859PDF, 1.74MB, 191 pages Details Alternative provision (AP) is education for pupils who may not receive...

Alternative provision market analysis

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Research into how the market for alternative provision (AP) operates across local authorities. Documents Alternative provision market analysis Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-950-0, DFE-RR848PDF, 2.89MB, 116 pages Details This research summarises: how AP is organised in local areas the...

Family Learning Festival: Adults' Percei…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Family Learning Festival: Over a third of adults say they’re unable to afford adult education Family Learning Festival is taking place this October and looks to encourage the whole family to...

Mineral and construction product samplin…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

Reference Number: ST0511 Details of standard Occupational Profile The Mineral and Construction industries employ around one and a half million people and contribute around £17 billion to the UK economy. A Mineral and Construction...

Almost 9 out of 10 people say that busin…

Oct 17, 2018 / Sector News

84% of consumers say good data security and a record of protecting personal information is the most important characteristic when deciding which firms to buy from Business leaders will hear how...

Science Minister Sam Gyimah

#GreenGB Week Clean Energy Innovation Su…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

A speech to the Green GB Week Clean Energy Innovation Summit by the Science Minister Sam Gyimah at County Hall (London): Good afternoon everyone. It’s great to see so many people...

David Price, CEO & wellbeing expert, Health Assured

How standing desks can increase producti…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

Last week it was reported that standing desks, that allow employees to alter their position throughout the day, may boost performance and wellbeing at work. The research, carried out by Loughborough...

Apprentice Service Advisor Sophie Gets S…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

When Sophie Simmonds, 18, joined Stoke Audi as an apprentice Service Advisor, she probably didn’t expect that after less than two weeks in the role, she’d be servicing her own...

What works in gifted education?

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

New research from the Centre for Education Economics (CfEE) points to ways beyond the stalemate in gifted education. The role of targeted education programmes in stimulating higher achievement among gifted children...

NEW PEDAGOGY LAUNCHED THAT INCREASES LEA…

Oct 16, 2018 / FE Video

Tony Cann CBE, the founder of Promethean, whose interactive white boards revolutionised classrooms in the nineties has launched a new Classroom App that promises to change schools once again. The Classroom...

Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

Official figures, released by the Office for National Statistics today, show that youth unemployment has halved since 2010. The figures also show that the unemployment rate of 4.0% has not been...

UK labour market statistics: October 201…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

UK labour market statistics: October 2018 & Regional labour market statistics in the UK: October 2018   Commenting on today’s employment and wages figures, ONS head of labour market David Freeman said: “People’s...

Nationwide student competition The Pitch…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

Chartered Institute of Marketing launches The Pitch 2019 with Hawaiian Tropic. The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) today announced the launch of The Pitch 2019, a national competition for students, in...

GMCA supporting SME’s at the National Ap…

Oct 16, 2018 / FE Video

More than 70 of the country’s leading employers will be showcasing their apprenticeship opportunities at this year’s National Apprenticeship Show. The event, taking place at the Bolton Arena on Wednesday, October...

£2.5m fund for Personal Careers Guidance…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

The Careers & Enterprise Company has announced the first wave of organisations to benefit from a £2.5m investment fund to support personal guidance in schools and colleges. Four organisations will share...

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott lectures …

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

This week psychotherapist Noel McDermott has been invited as a guest lecturer on Trinity College's MA social work course, he has over 30 years experience and will be using first...

Uptake in vocational studies suggests pu…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

DfE today (16 Oct) published provisional information on A levelrovisional information on A level and other results for 16- to 18-year-olds at the end of their final year: This statistical publication...

More flexibility for levy-paying employe…

Oct 16, 2018 / Sector News

NEW measures giving levy-paying employers greater financial flexibility over how they train new and existing staff using apprenticeships have been welcomed by Progress to Excellence Ltd. An extra £90m of government...

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