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NEARLY ONE IN 10 YEAR 12 STUDENTS SEE EN…

Sep 19, 2017 / Sector News

As the new school year starts, new research from IGD reveals that while recruiting managers in the food and grocery industry find engineering roles the most difficult to fill, with...

Seetec’s team at the Business Showcase

Seetec connects Belfast talent with busi…

Sep 19, 2017 / Sector News

Seetec, one of the largest and most experienced employment and skills specialists in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, has attended the Annual NI Chambers Networking Conference & Business...

Be more flexible with parents when consi…

Sep 19, 2017 / Sector News

18% of holidays booked between August 2016 - August 2017 involved taking children on holiday during term time. Award winning Travel Company has reached out to families across the UK to...

Uxbridge College students honoured by ‘b…

Sep 19, 2017 / Sector News

Claire Lomas MBE - the first and only paralysed person to walk the London Marathon - honoured Uxbridge College students and employer partners for their achievements at a moving awards...

Vehicle maintenance students offered ap…

Sep 19, 2017 / Sector News

Four students who studied at Bath College have taken the next step in their career and secured employment at Bath Audi. First year apprentices Morgan East and Malique Hayward are working...

SOCIAL MEDIA AND SMARTPHONE DISRUPTIONS …

Sep 19, 2017 / Sector News

British secondary school teachers spend the equivalent of 11 days’ teaching time every year just dealing with classroom disruptions related to social media and smart devices, according to new research...

New courses prepare HR professionals for…

Sep 19, 2017 / Sector News

FutureLearn and partners encourage leaders of the future workplace to be change-ready FutureLearn, the social learning platform, is today announcing in collaboration with Durham University and The Open University, the launch...

Five top tips for helping your child to …

Sep 18, 2017 / Sector News

With schools spending an estimated £900m on education technology every year,  and computer programming featured in the National Curriculum, technology is now a fully fledged part of a child’s educational experience...

Hair Angels gives Derby College hairdres…

Sep 18, 2017 / Sector News

Derby hair salon Hair Angels is set to give more Derby College hairdressing students a head start this year as it welcomes its next intake of new learners. For many years...

WCG appoints President in a first for th…

Sep 18, 2017 / Sector News

WCG has announced that former MP Chris White will be the college group’s first ever President, in what is thought to be a unique appointment in the further education sector. The...

NUS President visits London South East C…

Sep 18, 2017 / Sector News

President of the National Union of Students (NUS), Shakira Martin, visited London South East Colleges’ Bromley Campus last Friday (15 September) to give a very special presentation and motivational speech...

It’s official we’re ‘Outstanding’ Open S…

Sep 18, 2017 / Sector News

Birmingham based Open Study College has been shortlisted in two categories of the finals of the prestigious Solihull Chamber of Commerce Awards. Open Study College has been shortlisted in the ‘outstanding...

IB extra-curricular activities prepare s…

Sep 18, 2017 / Sector News

Research undertaken by the University of Bath into the impact of an extra-curricular component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) has revealed that DP students are well-prepared for...

Non-levy apprenticeships growth requests

Sep 15, 2017 / Sector News

Use this form submit requests for increases to your 16 to 18 and 19+ non-levy apprenticeship contract values for May 2017 to December 2017. The second performance-management point for non-levy apprenticeships will...

BABINGTON PARTNERS WITH CMI TO QUALIFY 5…

Sep 15, 2017 / Sector News

A new agreement between training provider Babington Group and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will see 500 managers earn professional qualifications up to the internationally-recognised Chartered Manager status over the next...

ESFA Post-16: intervention and accountab…

Sep 15, 2017 / Sector News

Information about the intervention framework for post-16 education and skills providers. Intervention The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) allocates significant annual funding to providers of education and skills training for young people...

College powers ahead with new Smart Mete…

Sep 15, 2017 / Sector News

A new academy is to be launched at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) in response to a national roll-out of smart meters. The Smart Meter Installation...

Education Committee launches inquiry int…

Sep 15, 2017 / Sector News

The Committee has today launched an inquiry into value for money in higher education. The inquiry will examine the use of graduate outcomes data, social justice and progression of disadvantaged...

Lisa and Peter receive their certificates from Matthew Rowlatt and Steve Bond

Seetec helps Flowline staff achieve Team…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

Two staff members at leading Essex-based drainage contractor Flowline have secured Team-Leading apprenticeship qualifications. Technical Services Manager Peter Garwood and Operations Planner Lisa Storey are the first Flowline employees to complete...

Karen Reece, head of Capita’s further and higher education business

Capita receives preferred supplier statu…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

Capita’s further and higher education business has fought off stiff competition to be recognised as one of the preferred suppliers of management information services for universities and colleges in Scotland. The...

Will Government change its ‘one size fit…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

The Higher Education and Research Act, brought in to realise the government’s ambitions of a diverse and competitive higher education sector, will impact on choices for students. Will these changes...

SERC sign Memorandum of Understanding wi…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

On Friday 8 September, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Forth Valley College (FVC). The MoU will allow the two organisations to work in...

21-year-old SERC graduate gets job offer…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

HARD work and dedication has paid off for South Eastern Regional College (SERC) computing student Bronagh Keenan who has secured employment with IT solutions provider P2V Systems, following a successful...

OPEN UNIVERSITY RENEWS MOU WITH NATIONAL…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

The Open University (OU) and the National Extension College (NEC) have agreed a memorandum of understanding to campaign jointly to reverse the fall in the number of adults entering higher...

Schools National Funding Formula

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

Commenting on the Education Secretary’s statement to the Commons on the new schools national funding formula, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Justine Greening has failed schools...

Wingman with media make-up teachers, Becky Cusack, left, and Michaelene Evue, aka Miki, right

Capital FM radio presenter is given ‘In-…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

Wingman becomes a bald-man for 24-hours, thanks to the media make-up department at Salford College. The Capital Manchester breakfast show co-host was challenged, live on The Rob Ellis Show, to go...

More Growth for CNet

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

Due to the continued demand for CNet’s professional technical education programs the company continues to grow and is delighted to announce the new appointment of highly experienced John Barrows, who...

Whatuni for iPhone: Changing the Way Stu…

Sep 14, 2017 / Sector News

A new TripAdvisor-style app enables students to research prospective university courses from the comfort of their smartphones.  The app connects students to data on 61,544 degrees at universities across the UK...

Italian students enjoy study trip to Has…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

Sussex Coast College welcomed a group of Italian students to Hastings last month to study English. 64 students from Ugo Morin High School, in Mestre, in the province of Venice, travelled...

Bath College's goats win prizes at the F…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

Bath College’s pygmy goats did well at their first competitive showing, winning five rosettes at the Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show. Smokey, Bubbles, Twix and Galaxy are firm favourites with staff...

Awareness of alternative career paths wo…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

A recent study conducted by leading student-focused research company trendence UK has revealed that school students are still far less likely to consider an apprenticeship over university. With the apprenticeship...

Adult learner success at London South Ea…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

London South East Colleges student, Catherine Tolfrey (49) from Bromley, has had two different careers already but neither compares to the one she is pursuing right now. Catherine has just enrolled...

New Education Committee to prioritise so…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

The House of Commons Education Committee, chaired by the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, met for the first time on Tuesday 12 September and agreed its initial programme of work...

Top education award for inspirational le…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

A Cambridge Regional College lecturer has won a national education award for his inspirational work promoting student entrepreneurship. Michael Warburton, who heads games development at CRC and launched the college’s student-run...

Why are creative HE and the industries b…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

The creative industries contributed £87.4bn of value for the country during 2015, growing significantly faster than other sectors of the economy, and at an undiminished rate. British universities contribute £73bn...

J.P. Morgan announced as the top undergr…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

RateMyPlacement announces that global financial services firm J.P. Morgan has been ranked by students as the best undergraduate employer in the UK for 2017-18. Taking into account over 5,500 student reviews...

Kyra Jones and James Young

Cardiff and Vale College launches new Ne…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College is launching a new Netball Academy where 16 to 18-year-olds can study A Levels or vocational qualifications while training to become the netball stars of the...

Britain’s youth say they face barriers t…

Sep 13, 2017 / Sector News

A major new report by Demos think tank for the British Council’s Next Generation research series shows Britain’s young adults feel overburdened by responsibilities, and facing a multitude of barriers...

Reforming functional skills qualificatio…

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

Reforming functional skills qualifications in English and maths consultation. This consultation opens at 5pm on 27 September 2017 It closes at 5pm on 22 November 2017 This consultation is about DfE's...

New Acid Attack Guidelines for Colleges

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

It has been announced by the NHS England and the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) that new guidelines have been issued for first aid and treatment of...

How to register and use the apprenticesh…

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

Set up your apprenticeship training provider account You need to have an account with the government’s Information Management Services system (IdAMS) to use this service. If your organisation doesn’t already have an...

Apprenticeship benefits to your business

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

During August thousands of students across England received the outcome of their exams. With many individuals considering their options and next step, now is an ideal time for employers to...

Don’t lose your apprenticeship funds

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

Employers with an annual pay bill in excess of £3 million (including groups of connected companies and charities who have annual pay bills over this amount) will need to pay...

WorldSkills UK

WorldSkills UK

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

Apprenticeship reforms have changed the way apprenticeships are delivered and funded in England. The funding rules make provision for competition activity to be a funded element of your apprenticeship programme...

National Apprenticeship Awards – regiona…

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

It has been announced that 91 employers and 84 individuals are competing for awards in ten categories in the regional stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017, after beating off...

20-year-old SERC graduate secures job at…

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

Hard work and dedication has paid off for SERC graduate TJ Morris from Dromore who has secured employment with Fabrite Engineering Ltd in Lisburn, following a successful placement. TJ gained a...

Lancashire Ramps Up Training with £13m o…

Sep 12, 2017 / Sector News

Four new further, higher and adult education centres set to open across county in next two months as a result of £13.25m Growth Deal funding Over 4,000 new training and apprenticeship...

Our next-generation content

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

We are proud to announce the release of our new, task-based, CognAssist interventions, which are enhanced through video and downloadable resources designed to support learners to achieve. With so much learning...

Emma Dawkins, Director of Qualifications and Academic Delivery for NCC Education

Harnessing data to improve learners' exp…

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

NCC Education Selects ProTech’s Cloud-Based CRM & Digital Solution to Enhance Customer Service, Improve Operational Productivity, Efficiency and Support Business Strategy ProTech’s digital platform ProWeb and its specialist CRM software Pro9, delivering...

Imperial College Business School 2nd in …

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

Imperial College Business School has claimed the number two slot for UK institutions in this year’s Masters in Management ranking, compiled by the Financial Times. Imperial’s MSc Management programme was ranked...

Further education colleges: financial in…

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

ESFA today (11 Sept) detailed how the department will protect students when a further education college seeks exceptional financial support. This document sets out policy on how the Department for Education and...

Durham University Business School ranked…

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

Durham University Business School’s MSc Management has been recognised as one of the world’s top programmes by the Financial Times, in its Masters in Management rankings 2017. The programme has climbed...

EARN UP TO £800 A YEAR FOR STRAPPED STUD…

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

A third of students could not go to university without family’s financial support Parents or family are the second biggest contributor to a student’s income, giving an average of £205...

Digital Career College opens at Westmins…

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

A new Career College has been launched at Westminster Kingsway College to help address the growing skills shortages in the expanding digital industry. Companies including Google, Tech Partnership and Arcadia together...

Five new UTCs open to boost technical sk…

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

Five new University Technical Colleges open to boost technical skills post Brexit “Employability, Employability, Employability” Five new University Technical Colleges (UTCs) will open in Hampshire, London, Gloucestershire and Hull in September offering...

Universities and Colleges leading the wa…

Sep 11, 2017 / Sector News

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) has this weekend launched a global initiative to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across post-16 education. Announced at the World Congress on...

SEETEC RETAIN “GOOD” RATING FOLLOWING OF…

Sep 08, 2017 / Sector News

Seetec underwent a short inspection of its apprenticeship and traineeship provision at the end of July 2017. As a result Seetec were awarded a continued ‘Good’ rating. This latest Ofsted report states that...

Success for Skills at Manchester Job Fai…

Sep 08, 2017 / Sector News

When Manchester Fort Shopping Park, a large retail park in Cheetam Hill ran a job fair on 23 August, the Seetec team in the North West identified it as a...

Filestream’s EDMS enhances administrativ…

Sep 08, 2017 / Sector News

Filestream announces that the University of Hull has selected its electronic document management software (EDMS) to efficiently and securely manage the vast amount of administrative paperwork generated from the running...

Université Paris-Saclay launches design …

Sep 08, 2017 / Sector News

New French university launches the Design Spot to back pioneering projects Designed to support thousands of researchers, engineers and inventors as they develop ground-breaking projects, Université Paris-Saclay has launched a...

Sector Response to the learndirect Ofsted report

Sector Response to the learndirect 2017 …

Sep 08, 2017 / Sector News

Learndirect will be receiving a £45 million allocation from the 2017 / 18 adult education budget, despite its recent Grade 4 Ofsted report. Along with other providers, Learndirect will be...

Trainees on the ball at Roots Hall

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

Trainees who helped prepare Southend United’s Roots Hall stadium for the start of the new League One season have graduated from their facilities management course. Seven trainees completed their 100-hour placements...

Student lands dream job with popular UK …

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

A Travel and Tourism student from Sussex Coast College Hastings will have the perfect start to 2018 when she begins her career with easyJet. Emily Khusul, who finished her Level 3...

Young Muslims in the UK face enormous so…

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

Report finds that young Muslims are less likely to succeed in the labour market than any other faith group. Young Muslims living in the UK face an enormous social mobility challenge and...

Inspirational lecturer shortlisted for t…

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

Cambridge Regional College lecturer Michael Warburton is in the running for a national education award for his inspirational work promoting student entrepreneurship. Michael, who heads games development at CRC and launched...

DISCOVER YOUR IDEAL LEARNING METHOD WITH…

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

As students across the UK look to decide on their future education and training, one question is frequently overlooked – how should they learn? No two students learn in the...

UUK President Annual Conference speech: …

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

The new President of Universities UK (UUK) has said that the sector must do more to engage and to explain the role of universities and 'fight back against negative and...

Employers risk fuelling UK skills crisis

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

69% of UK professionals say they’ll need a new skillset in the next 2-5 years, but lack the support of their employers UK professionals lack the essential skills to perform their...

Royal School of Signals Adopts the CNCI®

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

Leaders in IT and Communications in the Digital Age for the British Army, the Royal Corps of Signals, has entered a collaborative agreement with CNet Training to internally deliver the Certified Network...

National Education Union comment on incr…

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

Commenting on the Department for Education’s (DfE) announcement that more free schools will open this term, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: “New schools opening...

NATION OF NISKEs AS SKILLS CRISIS GRIPS …

Sep 07, 2017 / Sector News

The vast majority of low and semi-skilled workers are in the same roles now as they were five years ago, according to new market research[1] commissioned by The Open University. The...

ESFA funding claims

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

ESFA today (6 Sept) have updated their guidance for providers that have to submit a funding claim for 2016 to 2017. Relevant for all providers of education and skills training who need...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 369

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 370

Sep 06, 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. (6 Sept 2017) Year-end funding claims 2016 to 2017 The funding claims...

Stuart McMillan MSP, Maddie Davidson, Learning for Life graduate and David Cutter, President of Global Supply and Procurement, Diageo

TOAST RAISED TO 1000 YOUNG SCOTS GIVEN L…

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

Members of the Scottish Parliament came together yesterday (Tuesday 5 September) to raise a toast to a ground-breaking programme which has given 1,000 young unemployed Scots life-changing training and job...

Members of the London and Bradford women’s groups visit Keighley steam railway

Bradford trip for pioneering Women’s Hea…

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

Women who are leading a London-based project to tackle the high risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke among their own south-Asian communities have visited Bradford to promote healthy living. Twenty-three...

Hitting the right notes as College Celeb…

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

On Friday, Higher Education students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) gathered together with family and friends to celebrate their efforts and academic achievements at the annual graduation ceremony at Belfast’s...

Students at GPUTC working with the model house donated by the Larkfleet Group of Companies.

LARKFLEET IN LINE FOR MAJOR PRIZE FOR SK…

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

Bourne-based housing and development organisation The Larkfleet Group of Companies has been shortlisted for one of the construction industry’s most prestigious awards. The group is one of just eight firms nationwide...

TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS WEEK SET TO SHOWCAS…

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (6-10 November 2017) will be a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to showcase how engineers are on a mission to make the world a better...

John Hayes and the Education Advisory Group

John Hayes brings together transport and…

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

The Education Advisory Group will discuss best practice in promoting transport through education. Transport Skills Minister John Hayes brought together a team of experts today (6 September 2017) to plot a course...

VTCT recognised as an Investor in People

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management, in what has been a...

PSL is the world’s highest new THE WUR e…

Sep 06, 2017 / Sector News

Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL) is the world’s highest new entrant in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL) has recorded the strongest performance of...

Using the register of end-point assessme…

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

ESFA today (5 Sept) updated the information for employers on using the register of end-point assessment organisations to find an independent end-point assessment organisation. Selecting an organisation You can choose any organisation listed...

Timeline of changes to GCSEs, AS and A l…

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

This document gives an overview of the changes that will happen to GCSEs, AS levels and A levels up until 2020. This document shows the status of the accreditation of GCSEs...

GATESHEAD COLLEGE NAMED FINALIST IN NATI…

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

A North East college has been recognised for its role in a pioneering initiative designed to boost the construction industry skills base.     Gateshead College, which launched PlanBEE (Built Environment Education) last...

A project that helps students into digi…

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

Student software developers, mentored by Google volunteers, create a digital annual report "A Year of People Doing and Making" for a mental health charity Mental health charity the Restoration Trust has...

One in four graduates now regret having …

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

Qube Learning have carried out research on what people most regret about doing a degree and have revealed that an unbelievable one in four graduates regret going to university. Results...

SERC receive Erasmus+ funding to further…

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is celebrating after receiving €375,000 from the Erasmus+ programme for funds to support staff and student exchanges across and outside Europe. International Credit Mobility is a new...

City & Guilds and WJEC win first eve…

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

Qualifications Wales has awarded global leaders in skills development, City & Guilds and WJEC, who are leaders in examinations and assessment provision in Wales, the contract to deliver qualifications for...

Cable and NUS launch major report into f…

Sep 05, 2017 / Sector News

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable and the National Union of Students’ president Shakira Martin have today launched the Students Shaping Post-16 Skills Report. The project was born out of...

(L-R) Samantha Rutter, Mark Rutter, Lisa Rutter and Shawna Baker (nee Rutter)

We’re in the finals! Open Study College …

Sep 04, 2017 / Sector News

Open Study College and Wiggles & Giggles Day Nursery, both based on Birmingham Business Park, have been shortlisted for a Midlands Family Business Award. Talking about the award, Samantha Rutter, Chief...

 

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