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Covid-91 Impact on Provision for Apprent…

Apr 01, 2020 / Sector News

Initial Results from @AELPUK Member Provider Survey (as of 25 March 2020) After the DfE announcement of 23 March on apprenticeships, 279 providers of all types responded to the AELP impact...

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP said:

Apprenticeships on the brink of collapse…

Apr 01, 2020 / Sector News

Apprenticeship training providers are being forced to either close or mothball their operations, leaving thousands of apprentices across England unable to start or complete their programmes. Their actions are a direct...

Education charity launches online lesson…

Apr 01, 2020 / Sector News

Bounce Forward, an education charity dedicated and passionate about fostering wellbeing and resilience, is launching a series of online tutorials aimed at parents to help them learn how to best support...

Scott Petty, Vodafone UK Chief Technology Officer

UK employees miss office banter and adul…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

New research* from @VodafoneUK has proven just how much we value time spent with colleagues with over forty percent of workers claiming they miss office banter (41%) and spending time...

Online university sees significant spike…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Like many industries, the world of higher education has been hit hard by the current COVID-19 pandemic. With lockdown measures being enacted in countries across the globe,  recent reports have...

Capital City College Group welcomes new …

Mar 31, 2020 / Executive Appointments

@CapitalCityCG welcomed three new governors on Friday 13 March  Sanna Jordansson, Sharon Saxton and Anthony Impey have joined the existing board of eleven governors to help bolster our expertise in training and...

Uxbridge College students' inspiring tal…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

@UxbridgeCollege students got a hard-hitting lesson about the importance of staying safe with a talk by knife crime survivor and author Natalie Queiroz (@NatQleigh). Pregnant Natalie - who came within minutes...

Self-isolation as an opportunity for sel…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

In the past weeks we have witnessed strange and unsettling times with the COVID-19 pandemic, and it may be difficult to remember how you can take care of yourself during...

Staying connected and engaged with colle…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

@WildgooseEvents launches remote team building to help employees working from home to stay connected and motivated in uncertain times  Best known worldwide as the leading provider of digital team building events...

East Sussex College tutor completes Hast…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

#LoveOurColleges - There isn't much for us to get excited about at the moment. However, when a college tutor is determined to run the Hastings Half Marathon, on a treadmill...

Student access to free period products d…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Schools and colleges are being encouraged to keep providing free period products to students to help tackle period inequality. From January, a new portal was launched by period product supplier phs Direct allowing every...

CIM accelerates its e-learning propositi…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has strengthened its online training portfolio by launching the CIM ‘Digital Marketing Channels’ course, allowing marketing professionals and business owners to take advantage of...

PPE kit at the simulation ward at St Helena Campus ready to be delivered to Chesterfield Royal Hospital

University of Derby donates PPE kit to C…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Frontline NHS staff at Chesterfield @RoyalHospital have received PPE kit donated by @DerbyUni to help them in their work treating #coronavirus patients. The University has provided the kit which was to...

Jon Richards, Head of Education, UNISON

Don’t forget to thank school support s…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

The hard work of thousands of school support staff providing emergency care for key workers’ children countrywide appears to have been ignored by the government, says @UNISONtheUnion today (Tuesday). Education secretary...

Coleg Cambria staff caring for 200 breed…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

WHILE frontline services and NHS staff go above and beyond to support and care for the general public there is another group of workers beavering away in the background. At...

Employers need to step up their mental health support during the Covid-19 crisis

Employers need to step up their mental h…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Only 31 per cent of managers are thought to have the confidence to have sensitive discussions around #MentalHealth and signpost staff to expert sources of help, say new figures published...

Solstice proves central to training UK R…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Mersive has announced that Solstice, its award-winning, in-room wireless collaboration platform, is being used for training at the recently opened National Imaging Academy Wales. The Academy is using 15 Solstice...

Three Imperial academics win ERC Advance…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Three Imperial academics have won a combined €6.5m of Europe's most prestigious research funding. The ERC Advanced Grants are part of the EU's Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020 and provide...

South Eastern Regional College Students …

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Three students studying on the @S_ERC Foundation Degree in Computing give an insight into how the Ulster University accredited course has proved the right fit higher-level course for them. Matthew Reynolds...

Claire Sosienski-Smith, NUS Vice President (Higher Education)

NUS call for exam cancellation for 1st a…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

@NUSUK (National Union of Students) has today (31 Mar) called for all non-essential formal exams to be cancelled for first- and second-year students, asking institutions to find flexible solutions to...

Unionlearn site to help apprentices impa…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

The current #COVID_19 pandemic means big changes for the way everyone works, and #apprentices are feeling the impact of these changes too.  @Unionlearn has set up a page on its website to pull together information to support...

Save 'children of the pandemic' from bec…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

#Covid_19 - @IPPR says an emergency support package is needed to save ‘children of the pandemic’ from becoming its unseen victims  Right to paid parental leave, extra family cash, help accessing...

Robots – a help or a hindrance when it…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

The #Covid_19 crisis has proven that #robots and #AI can provide crucial assistant on many levels, according to new analysis from Professor Héctor González-Jiménez at ESCP Business School (@ESCP_bs).    From being...

Voucher scheme launches for schools prov…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Weekly shopping vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus Children eligible for free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme allowing them...

Universities leading Covid-19 fight hit …

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Universities leading the fight against #Covid_19 virus successfully blocked millions of phishing and malware attacks last year, according to official figures  UK universities leading the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak successfully...

Passion and dedication for working withi…

Mar 31, 2020 / Sector News

Sync @GBMEdu appointed as @Apple Authorised Education Specialist (#AAES)  We are proud to announce that we’ve been appointed as an Apple Authorised Education Specialist, under Apple’s new education programme. Sync has...

We must not sacrifice delivering high qu…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

Concerns over #TLevels and Apprenticeships amid #Covid_19  Calling for a clear connected vision for FE and skills, urging the government to work with FAB to help advise on the most appropriate methods...

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Business students raise funds for Barnsl…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

@barnsleycollege Business students raised over £500 for @BarnsleyHospice by participating in the Accumulator Challenge.   Each February, Barnsley Hospice’s Accumulator Challenge sets local businesses the task of turning £29 into as much money...

Residential provision at WCG recognised by OFSTED

Residential provision at WCG recognised …

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

Residential provision at @WCollegeGroup has been recognised after receiving a “Good” rating from education watchdog Ofsted. WCG (formerly Warwickshire College Group) has residential facilities for 16 to 18-year-old students at its...

SCL launch virtual learning to ensure 25…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

@SCLeducation LAUNCH VIRTUAL LEARNING TO ENSURE 2500 LEARNERS CAN CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION AND CONTINUE TO POSITIVELY PROGRESS – INNOVATING TO EDUCATE In unprecedented times, SCL found themselves in a position where their...

Alan Price, HR expert and CEO at HR software firm, BrightHR

Government announcement on holiday leave…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

Recently, the government announced that workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to Covid-19 will now be able to carry it over into the...

Isobal Parry

Barton Peveril Students Honourably Menti…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

@bartonpeveril student Isobal Parry has received an ‘Honourable Mention’ in @hardysociety The Thomas Hardy Society Writing Competition 2020. Parry’s entry was one of thousands submitted to the competition but was one...

Denise Baker, Head of the School of Allied Health and Social Care at the University of Derby

Compassion and courage is helping countr…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

@DerbyUni are working incredibly hard to ensure the School of Allied Health and Social Care students can contribute to patient care as best they can  The compassion and courage of the NHS, combined with...

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The Borders College continues with the n…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

@BordersCollege Community are showing their true grit and determination in the face of the current #Coronavirus crisis. And they are doing this in many different ways as our first-week self-isolating...

Plumbing lecturer Matthew Smith

Barking and Dagenham College Teachers an…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

Lecturers from @BarkingCollege who teach vocational subjects such as catering and plumbing have been creative about finding engaging ways to teach their classes remotely. Plumbing lecturer Matthew Smith has been resourceful by using...

Coronavirus support packages for SME's, Self employed, freelancers and Furloughed workers

Helpful guide on #Coronavirus support pa…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

@TakePayments guide for self-employed Brits, freelancers and SMEs helpful advice during #COVID_19 crisis On the 23rd March 2020, the government announced that the pubic is allowed outside for excercise close to...

£5 million boost to Bristol research pr…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

The two Bristol scientists are among 185 academics from across Europe to be awarded an annual ERC Advanced Grant. Professor Jonathan Clayden from Bristol’s School of Chemistry has been awarded a...

A Day in The Life: Women in Construction

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

#EachforEqual - Between 1996 and 2020, the percentage of women in the construction industry has generally hovered between nine per cent and 10 per cent. This number is slowly on the rise, and...

Women in engineering: The changing lands…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

#EachforEqual -The growth of the engineering industry has seen the UK workplace become more diverse – it is clear to see that attitudes are changing in the industry as more and...

Coventry College Esports team land top f…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

#BritishEsportsChamps - A team of students @CityCampusGames have propelled @CoventryCollege into one of the top four #Esports colleges in England - just six months after forming. Six of the College’s interactive media...

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Top tips on how to cope at home with kid…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

@KiddiesKingdom share some tips and #MondayMotivation on how to cope with kids potentially long term at home through #Coronavirus for the #StayatHomeChallenge and #CoronavirusLockdown  As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak...

Student Success at Skills Competition Wa…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

Students from across NPTC Group of Colleges are celebrating an impressive medal haul at this year’s Skills Competition Wales. In total, 16 students took medals at the series of local...

South Devon College leads production of …

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

#LoveOurColleges - @SDCollege is working collaboratively with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital, to urgently produce protective medical equipment to protect NHS staff in the fight...

Fitch Learning Aims to Boost AI & Machine Learning Skills in China

Fitch Learning Aims to Boost AI & Ma…

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

Record number of professionals have signed up for Fitch Learning’s quantitative finance programme to fill a skills shortage in #ArtificialIntelligence and #MachineLearning  The Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is exclusively delivered...

Middlesbrough College creates 50 jobs

Middlesbrough College creates 50 jobs

Mar 30, 2020 / Sector News

A MAJOR recruitment drive is taking place on Teesside as 50 jobs will be created by @MbroCollege in the coming weeks. Despite the unsettling times, the College is continuing with growth plans to...

Culture at your fingertips from home

Across the UK, arts organisations, museu…

Mar 28, 2020 / Sector News

Culture at your fingertips from home Across the UK, arts organisations, museums and theatres are unveiling innovative digital plans to ensure culture and creativity is accessible for all Online offerings to the...

Free COVID-19 online course re-launches …

Mar 28, 2020 / Sector News

68,000 people all across the globe are learning about coronavirus via the online course Imperial researchers and Coursera have partnered to offer a free Massively Open Online Course explaining the science...

Welsh Education Minister asks ‘nationa…

Mar 28, 2020 / Sector News

Welsh Education Minister @KirstyWilliams has today (Saturday, March 28) called on school staff to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two...

Learning doesn't stop at Newbury College

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

Following the government announcement on Wednesday 18 March, @NewburyCollege has moved to online delivery for most courses.     Teaching staff have been preparing for this eventuality and are entering these uncertain times...

Welsh Education Minister announces exam …

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

The Welsh Education Minister @Kirsty_Williams has announced how current Year 10 and 12 learners in Wales will be assessed, as alternative arrangements are introduced following the outbreak of the #coronavirus...

New guidance on distance learning during…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

@NEU publish new guidance on distance learning during the #Coronavirus crisis - Schools should suggest activities children can do on their own, parents aren’t expected to become teachers Commenting on the newly-published...

Global Vocational Skills launches a new …

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

Here at Global Vocational Skills (@i_GVS), we are pleased to announce the release of our new website, designed with a fresh look and user-friendly navigation, and updated with the latest information...

A Trinity of Diploma Courses for Liverpo…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

Liverpool Theatre School has become the UK’s first training organisation to be validated by Trinity College London (@TrinityC_L) across all three disciplines of musical theatre, acting and contemporary dance.   The...

Basingstoke College of Technology shows …

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

During these unprecedented times @BCoT has introduced several measures to support its students, staff and the local community while the country is being asked to stay home to prevent the spread of...

Coventry College donates 40 bags of fres…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

#LoveOurColleges - A charity that is three weeks away from running out of food and drink for vulnerable families is urging others to follow in @CoventryCollege’s footsteps by donating any...

New Course Meets Demand for Electrical /…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

@S_ERC have launched a new @The_IMI Level 4 in the Diagnostics, Testing and Repair of Electrical / Hybrid Vehicles and Components which is set to gear local car mechanics and technicians to...

Coventry College duo join national effor…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

#YourNHSNeedsYou - @CoventryCollege’s senior management are leading the way in community spirit after signing up as volunteers to support the NHS in its battle against COVID-19. The College’s CEO, Gill Banks, and...

EQA/EPA guidance during Covid-19

EQA and EPA guidance during Covid-19 fro…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

@IFAteched - The #Covid_19 virus presents a unique challenge to the fair and timely delivery of quality #apprenticeships  Our priority at this time is the health and wellbeing of apprentices, employers...

Principal Kim Caplin bids farewell to We…

Mar 27, 2020 / Executive Appointments

Kim Caplin (@CaplinKim) bid a final farewell to @Westking students and staff on Wednesday 18 March after three years as Principal and seven years as Vice Principal at Westminster Kingsway...

New Twitter simulation to teach internat…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

A new Twitter simulation to teach students about international diplomacy has been developed by @LSEideas the London School of Economics’ foreign policy think tank and no.1 ranked university affiliated think...

Style your way forward in a hairdressing…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

Ross Mair is currently studying Hairdressing @BordersCollege and is passionate about doing what he loves best. Aged 18 and from Greenlaw, he became interested in the industry at a young...

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor

Civic University Network to develop a co…

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

@SheffHallamUni wins bid to host the @UPP_Foundation's Civic University Network  Sheffield Hallam University has won UPP Foundation’s competition to choose the host of the Civic University Network, working with strategic partners that...

Route Review Update

Mar 27, 2020 / Sector News

Stakeholder engagement and effective consultation with employers are at the heart of the Institute’s approach to Route Reviews.  We are also committed to providing as much stability as possible whilst...

How To Eat Healthy & Shop Safely Und…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

Our global state of pandemia has sent many into panic. As a result, the supply in most supermarkets is extremely vulnerable as shoppers continue to stockpile canned goods, hand sanitizer...

Michelle Donelan MP Minister of State for Universities

Universities Minister letter to vice cha…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

The Universities Minister has written to vice chancellors to set out the latest guidance and advice relevant to higher education. In particular to tell students to stay put if they are...

CITB to suspend industry levy collection

CITB to suspend industry levy collection

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

CITB’s board met yesterday (March 25) and gave final approval to suspend the issue of its levy bills, due for payment in 2020, for an initial period of three months...

Robert Harrison, Education Strategy Director, ACS International Schools

ACS International Schools shares top 5 d…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

To support the millions of school students across the UK now continuing their studies at home, ACS International Schools (@ACSIntSchools) has compiled its best practical advice for parents who are adapting to...

Five ways to create household harmony du…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

Fortunately, there are ways to manage the stresses and strains of being cooped up together for so long. Dr Angela Rowe, a social psychologist at the University of Bristol, has...

Elite universities at home and overseas …

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

@COLEGCAMBRIA students are being offered places at elite international universities. As well as Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group institutions, learners from the north east Wales college are looking overseas for a...

Institute consultations on funding and E…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

@IFAteched funding and #EQA consultations extended by six weeks  The Institute understands that in the current climate many organisations are having to make difficult decisions about their businesses. As a result we are extending...

Claire Flavin-Jones - A gifted former Barking & Dagenham College student was named top baker in London earlier this month at the Cake Professionals Awards

Former Barking & Dagenham College st…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

A gifted former @BarkingCollege student was named top baker in London earlier this month at the Cake Professionals Awards. The talented former Patisserie & Confectionary student won a Gold award, came...

Simon Rouse, Group Managing Director of PeoplePlus

Leading recruiters and training provider…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

The UK will see thousands more workers in the aisles, storerooms and depots of leading supermarkets, on the production line of our food manufacturers or at the wheel of trucks...

Help your job prospects for now and the …

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

@PHXTraining is highlighting its free learning on offer during the current downtime as a way of constructively helping people’s job prospects for now and the future. As part of the government’s...

The University of Law announces £2 mill…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

One of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and training in the UK, The University of Law (ULaw), has announced it will offer more than £2 million in...

Coventry College net baller scores spot …

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

A @CoventryCollege student has taken a step closer to becoming a professional netballer after being picked to rub shoulders with some of the game’s most promising prospects. The Bedworth teenager Demi Ponticelli...

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Support for self-employed workers during…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

#COVID19 Action for Supply Teachers  The Chancellor @RishiSunak has announced an Income Support Scheme to help self-employed people during the Coronavirus outbreak, mirroring the scheme for the employed workforce.  The new self-employed...

Grants of up to £25K available for trai…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

@UfiTrust #VocTech Now: Creating Impact, Changing Lives in 2020  With COVID -19 rapidly transforming the way millions of people across the UK work and learn, Ufi VocTech Trust today announces a...

Office for Students sets out slimmed down regulatory requirements during coronavirus pandemic

Office for Students sets out slimmed dow…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

The @OfficeStudents is announcing today (26 Mar) that it is refocusing its regulatory requirements on universities, colleges and other higher education providers to prioritise the response to the current coronavirus...

Leading college group in Warwickshire an…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

WCG hosts virtual open events WCG (formally Warwickshire College Group) cancelled the events in light of government advice regarding large public gatherings – but instead will be holding virtual open events...

South Eastern Regional College Students …

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

Four students from @S_ERC's Northern Ireland Film & Television School (@NIFTSBangor) have won a prestigious Royal Television Society (@RTS_media) Student Award. Samantha Davies, Marc McCabe, Stephen Parker and Lee Seales won...

Skills for Health release free COVID-19 …

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

Today (26 Mar), @SkillsforHealth have delivered a free online resource to key workers across the public sector, to ensure their knowledge of #coronavirus symptoms, infection prevention, investigation and guidance is...

Fifty-one leading social scientists join the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Fifty-one leading social scientists join…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

Today (26 Mar) we are delighted to announce that 51 leading UK social scientists have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. All have been...

How to stay physically active during cor…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

"It's really important to use movement and activity as a way of breaking up your routine, if you feel well enough. Cook, play active games, dance, go into the garden...

Warwickshire apprentices honoured at gra…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

#Apprentices were hailed in a graduation evening hosted at Warwick Racecourse. The apprentices donned their best suits and dresses to celebrate the completion of their apprenticeships with WCG (formerly Warwickshire College...

EdTech expertise allows Imperial College…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

With face-to-face teaching suspended due to #coronavirus @ImperialCollege is using its #EdTech expertise to keep delivering its mission. For the first time in its 113 year history Imperial College London will...

Office for Students sets out slimmed dow…

Mar 26, 2020 / Sector News

The Office for Students (OfS) is announcing today that it is refocusing its regulatory requirements on universities, colleges and other higher education providers to prioritise the response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   To reduce burden on providers during this period...

Private Training Providers: Some hints a…

Mar 25, 2020 / Sector News

The announcement from the government this week was immensely disappointing for us all. The lack of financial support in particular will be crippling for some. However, there are some obvious, and...

Coleg yn dathlu medalwyr

Mar 25, 2020 / Sector News

Mae 23 o fyfyrwyr Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi ennill medalau fel rhan o’r set ddiweddar o ddigwyddiadau CystadleuaethSgiliauCymru. Mae CystadleuaethSgiliauCymru yn cynnwys cyfres o gystadlaethau sgiliau lleol, sydd wedi’u halinio â...

Education Committee inquiry launch: The …

Mar 25, 2020 / Sector News

@CommonsEd - The implications of the #coronavirus pandemic for the education sector and the impact on children and young people will be examined in a wide-ranging inquiry by the...

Gower College Swansea celebrates medal w…

Mar 25, 2020 / Sector News

23 students from Gower College Swansea have achieved medals as part of the recent set of SkillsCompetitionWales events. SkillsCompetitionWales consists of a series of local skills competitions, aligned to WorldSkills and the needs of the...

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