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Student rakes in Midland Regional Grower Apprentice of the year award
Pershore College student receives the Midland Regional Grower Apprentice of the year award, at this year’s...
Former Salford City College Apprentice becomes the youngest ever Salford councillor
Laura Edwards, who has just completed her Education and Learning Apprenticeship with Salford City College...
A parent’s guide to apprenticeships
ESFA today (25 May) updated their information for parents about the benefits of apprenticeships and...
250-strong apprentice force powering Somerset nuclear project
Hinkley Point C site owners, EDF, set target of 1,000 apprentices working on the project...
T Level timetable: Still on for 2020
Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds today (24 May) published his letter to the...
Student rakes in Midland Regional Grower Apprentice of the year award
Student rakes in Midland Regional Grower Appre...
Former Salford City College Apprentice becomes the youngest ever Salford councillor
Former Salford City College Apprentice becomes...
A parent’s guide to apprenticeships
A parent’s guide to apprenticeships
250-strong apprentice force powering Somerset nuclear project
250-strong apprentice force powering Somerset ...
T Level timetable: Still on for 2020
T Level timetable: Still on for 2020

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Government response to the T Level Consu…

May 27, 2018 / Sector News

Speaking about the Government’s response to the T Level consultation released today (27 May), The consultation response confirms the high-quality nature of these new qualifications – with: course content created by expert...

Student rakes in Midland Regional Grower…

May 25, 2018 / FE Video

Pershore College student receives the Midland Regional Grower Apprentice of the year award, at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Show held last week. (Thursday 10 May). Max Bailey, 23, is in his...

Former Salford City College Apprentice b…

May 25, 2018 / Sector News

Laura Edwards, who has just completed her Education and Learning Apprenticeship with Salford City College and Gaddum, has been elected as Labour Councillor for Walkden South, making her the youngest...

A parent’s guide to apprenticeships

May 25, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today (25 May) updated their information for parents about the benefits of apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide.  As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start...

250-strong apprentice force powering Som…

May 25, 2018 / Sector News

Hinkley Point C site owners, EDF, set target of 1,000 apprentices working on the project during its lifespan, and today a quarter of those places have been filled.  Today (Friday 25 May)...

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

T Level timetable: Still on for 2020

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds today (24 May) published his letter to the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education, confirming the ministerial direction on T Levels. It...

Sky’s the limit for Jordan as he secures…

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

HARD work and dedication has paid off for South Eastern Regional College (SERC) electrical engineering student Jordan Brush from Dromore who has secured an apprenticeship with Royal Mail, following a...

New resources to support mental wellbein…

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

Free mental health resources to help support those teaching construction students in further education have been developed by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. A booklet ‘Seeking help in times of trouble’...

TECH SAVVY MILLENNIALS THINK THEY ARE SA…

May 24, 2018 / FE Video

We live in a world where pen and paper is becoming increasingly archaic and the majority of us now run successful businesses from telephones and computers with much of our...

Photo: Uber

.@Uber look to the sky for “Integrated U…

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

Today (25 May), Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi announced a new collaboration project with École Polytechnique to endow the International Academic and Research Chair “Integrated Urban Mobility”. This follows the launch...

Commando training no match for students

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

Public services students at Tameside College became Royal Marines for the week recently, after taking part in a taster course at Lympstone Commando Training Centre in Devon. Nine students from the...

.@UKHouseofLords celebration for excepti…

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

High achieving college students from across South London took a trip to the House of Lords this week - for a special afternoon tea to celebrate their successes. The annual South London...

Attainment of Level 2 falls for second y…

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

DfE today (24 May) published the Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.    Main text National tables 1 to 5 National tables 6 to...

A new £26m school and college site in Ca…

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

Eastern Community Campus, a new shared home for Eastern High and Cardiff and Vale College has been officially opened today by Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, and Lord Mayor of Cardiff...

Ofsted cannot demonstrate that its inspe…

May 24, 2018 / Sector News

Ofsted provides valuable independent assurance about schools’ effectiveness but it has faced significant financial and staffing challenges in recent years and has struggled to meet its inspection targets, says today’s...

London College takes lead in tackling Ga…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

Waltham Forest College teamed up with Safer London and Spark2Life to deliver a series of workshops on youth violence topics that directly affect young people. Waltham Forest College is working to help young...

James Hayward Experiencing life on tour with Muse

Backstage graduate wins top @UK_Music aw…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

BACKSTAGE Academy, which trains live events professionals of the future, is celebrating after graduate James Hayward scooped a national music award. James was the winner of the Outstanding Graduate Contribution to...

Dame Martina Milburn, preferred candidate for the new Chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

New Chair of the Social Mobility Commiss…

May 23, 2018 / Executive Appointments

Dame Martina Milburn has been put forward as the preferred candidate for the new Chair of the Social Mobility Commission. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today (23 May) recommended Dame Martina Milburn...

Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Committee

The future of the Social Mobility Commis…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

DfE today (23 May) published the Government response to the Education Select Committee report into the future of the Social Mobility Commission Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Committee, has commented...

Kirstie Mackey, Head of LifeSkills created with Barclays

ONS NEET Statistics May 2018

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

The latest ONS figures on young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) were published today (23 May) business, educators and government need to work together to ensure young people...

What @Ofsted will look at during an insp…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

Ofsted today (23 May) updated their, "Full inspections of further education and skills providers" leaflet for providers. This leaflet outlines what Ofsted will look at during an inspection of a further...

CHECKPRINT SECURES SPECIAL AWARD FOR VOL…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

Checkprint, part of the TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has received special recognition for the community work it...

THE SOUND SOLUTION FOR EDUCATION

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

Technology has embedded itself at the heart of nearly every industry across the world and one sector this is becoming increasingly prominent in is education. It is now extremely common...

New scheme to create tech skills for the…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

A revolutionary scheme is underway in the region to bridge digital skills gaps and create the next generation of technology entrepreneurs. Businesses and education providers have teamed up to carry out...

Scotland hosts Four Nations college lead…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

Today [23 May] Edinburgh plays host to a unique gathering of college leaders and education policy makers from across the Four Nations of the UK.  Sponsored by College Development Network (CDN)...

Business Productivity Review will help U…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

This review will help better understand the factors affecting the productivity of UK business in a bid to unlock £100 billion of untapped benefit to our economy.  In a bid to increase...

Julian Stanley, CEO of Education Support Partnership

Education charity announces growth plans

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

A UK charity that exists to improve the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff has announced plans to double its income to £5.7m over the next four...

.@TreshamCollege students join Fire Serv…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

Tresham College students joined forces with The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to run an aeroplane evacuation training exercise at their Kettering campus. Students from Travel & Tourism, Uniformed Public Services...

Apprenticeship provided a Sterling oppor…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

A 23-year-old local entrepreneur will be inspiring young people with a talk about his career journey at the Liverpool City Region Skills Show on Monday 18 June at Exhibition Centre...

Is your business suffering a talent shor…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

A recent report from Bullhorn suggests that many industries are facing a talent shortage. Have you considered if your business is one of them? One of the most effective ways...

Shocking stats that reveal the true exte…

May 23, 2018 / Sector News

Have you ever wondered how your place of birth could determine your career and path in life? Using official data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Propillo.com have combined the...

SERC nominated for @Irish_News Workplace…

May 23, 2018 / Awards

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has been announced as a finalist for the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards for Workplace Wellbeing. Now in its 12 year and with a record...

ELITE SKILLED YOUNGSTERS HEAD TO BUDAPES…

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

Team UK Hungary For Success The finest young skilled apprentices from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have been selected to represent the UK at Europe’s most important and prestigious skills...

.@KingsCollegeLon develop nurse decision…

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

King’s College London’s Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery has launched an exciting new teaching and training tool to help students and newly qualified nurses practise their clinical decision making and...

Stuart Cameron has been appointed Managing Director of Commercial Operations at University Centre Quayside (UCQ)

Stuart Cameron appointed Managing Direct…

May 22, 2018 / Executive Appointments

Stuart Cameron has been appointed Managing Director of Commercial Operations at University Centre Quayside (UCQ), which recently launched its Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA).  Stuart will be responsible for leading UCQ’s...

.@S_ERC commends leaders of the future

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) recently hosted an awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of graduates from the Entry to management graduate programme. To date the programme has produced 79 graduates...

Global electric vehicle patenting to rea…

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today launched its Electric Vehicle (EV) Intellectual Property (IP) Report 2018, which analyses PatSnap’s global dataset related to...

Sandra Kirkham

Investment accelerates Progress to Excel…

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

Progress to Excellence Group, already one of the country’s biggest training and education providers, is set for further major expansion. Growth of the Birkenhead-based business, which collectively serves around 1,300 employers...

Rocket success at schools challenge

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

Pupils from selected schools across the borough took part in Clarendon Sixth Form College’s schools challenge last week to find the best and brightest students in a variety of subjects. The...

Food student heads for London's @Galvina…

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

Teisha Baker, hospitality supervision student at Tameside College is celebrating after being offered a position at the restaurant of Channel Four’s First Dates star, Fred Siriex. Galvin at Windows in London...

.@BarnsleyCollege raffle raises funds to…

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

Barnsley College’s Donate/Take initiative has raised £822 to buy sanitary products to end period poverty for students by holding a luxury raffle. The initiative was set up by Art, Design and...

Two students gain places at Royal Colleg…

May 22, 2018 / Sector News

Two BA (Hons) Fine Art students from University Centre Hastings have been offered places at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Oscar Yasamee and Godith Hawkins were thrilled to...

FUNDING BAND REVIEW

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has today (21 May) started reviewing the funding bands for 31 standards, which are already approved for delivery. IfA will work collaboratively with trailblazers to carry...

.@ColegGwent launches Wales’ first Caree…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

The first Career Colleges in Wales has been launched by Coleg Gwent, ready to open its doors to students this September. Supported by a number of regional and national employers including...

Industrial Strategy: the Grand Challenge…

May 21, 2018 / FE Video

The Industrial Strategy sets out Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s...

TQUK first to complete apprentice on Adu…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Training Qualifications UK and Creative Support are delighted to announce that we have helped the first apprentice in the UK through the new Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard. Sona Peskin, from...

Welfare and duty of care in Armed Forces…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Ofsted’s annual reports on the effectiveness of welfare and duty of care for recruits and trainees in Armed Forces initial training.  Their reports draw on inspection evidence to: Look at the level of...

Social work post-qualifying standards: k…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

DfE today (21 May) updated their, post-qualifying assessment and accreditation criteria for social workers supporting vulnerable children and families.  The knowledge and skills statements are the foundation for the introduction of a...

.@DerbyCollege Recognised as #AutismFrie…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Derby College has become the first further education college in the East Midlands to be officially recognised by Autism East Midlands for its work to support students with Autism. The College...

‘False dichotomy’ between academic and v…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

At a high level roundtable of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment, held in the Palace of Westminster and chaired by Bim Afolami MP, MPs and senior figures...

Pupils from Sheringham Primary School who received £1,500 from City Pitch towards Go GIrls, their project to promote gender equality in their school and community

London pupils show-off business acumen a…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Children from six London schools are set to test their skills in a Dragon’s Den-style event organised by the Mayor’s Fund for London and supported by Be Open, the international...

Intequal joins the Youth Employment UK C…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Intequal, a leading IT apprenticeship recruitment company working with some of the most dynamic and exciting companies in the world has joined our ever-growing Careers Hub. The Intequal Employer Profile will showcase Digital, IT...

.@WelshLibDems deliver Leadership Academ…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Last week saw the launch of the National Academy for Educational Leadership – a key Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment being delivered by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams. The leadership academy will...

Paul Hayley, Internal Audit Manager UK at Tata Steel

.@CAVC alumni Paul Hayley comes back to …

May 21, 2018 / FE Video

Former Cardiff and Vale College student Paul Hayley has come back to his alma mater to give a talk to Business students about his life and experiences as Internal Audit...

Education Secretary marks #MentalHealthA…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Damian Hinds visited Sussex Coast College in Hastings to learn about the mental health support services available through the Opportunity Area programme. Young people and parents are set to benefit from...

Students join @BarrattHomes for work exp…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Construction students from Sussex Coast College Hastings have gained valuable work experience with property developer, Barratt Homes. Students were able to work on the new housing development at Oakhurst Place in...

Doddie Weir pictured receiving the cheque donation from Borders College students and lecturers involved in the fundraising event.

Gin tasting raises over £500 for Doddie’…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Students from the NC Administration and IT course at Borders College recently held a successful Gin Tasting Evening in conjunction with students and staff from the Catering and Hospitality department...

Gina Loombe, pictured with her award

Seetec Inspire Gina to Embrace Managemen…

May 21, 2018 / FE Video

When mum-of-two Gina Loombe was promoted to Assistant Manager at busy Norwich toyshop The Entertainer, a tailored training programme spearheaded her development into the type of manager she wanted to...

Innovative Disruptor helps UK SME’s up s…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

There are 5.7 million SMEs in the UK which make up over 99% of all businesses. According to a recent study*, a fifth of workers (20%) don’t trust their managers. One of the main reasons for it is...

Skills Minister @AnneMilton pays a visit…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

The Bexley campus of London South East Colleges has hosted a visit from the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, showcasing its outstanding students...

Unions hold hundreds of #LearningatWork…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Learning activities took place in workplaces across the country last week as union learning reps embraced this year's Learning at Work Week. 1000s of workers took advantage of the opportunities provided...

The exhibition can be found throughout the formal gardens, house and grounds of Mount Edgcumbe

Innovative makers tackle current issues …

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Students from the Plymouth College of Art BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts, BA (Hons) Glass & Ceramics and BA (Hons) Jewellery programmes are exhibiting their large-scale artwork in the historic...

Photo by Mario Calvo on Unsplash

College Launches @wolvcollphotography on…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

City of Wolverhampton College has launched a new social media platform to help budding photographers showcase their work. The college has set up the community on Instagram and twitter for photography...

Brightest Talent Celebrated at Sports Aw…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

Some of the brightest and most promising sport stars from NPTC Group of Colleges have been honoured at the annual Sports Awards ceremony held at Neath Rugby Club. The event...

COLLEGE RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR CARE…

May 21, 2018 / Sector News

City of Wolverhampton College is celebrating after receiving a prestigious Association of Colleges' (AoC) Beacon Award at a presentation ceremony this May. The college was presented with the Careers Education and Guidance Award...

Leeds College Becomes First in UK to Hos…

May 20, 2018 / Sector News

During National Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018), Leeds College of Building officially launched a new partnership with the male suicide-prevention organisation, Andy’s Man Club. This is the first...

Apprenticeship reform programme: benefit…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Department for Education today (18 May) updated their progress in the Apprenticeship Reform Programme and summarised how this benefits employers and apprentices. Progress report on the apprenticeships reform programme     Apprenticeship reform programme: benefits...

Coleg Cambria sport relay

College to hold activity and sport #24ho…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Coleg Cambria is holding a 24-hour activity relay to raise money for a children's charity. Beginning on Monday evening with sports such as netball, athletics and rugby, organisers are aiming to...

Travel & Tourism students travel to …

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Students on the Travel and Tourism course at Waltham Forest College recently travelled to Spain and Glasgow as part of their programme to gain invaluable insights and collect evidence for their tourist...

College Celebrates Diversity and World C…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Waltham Forest College piloted their very first celebration of ‘World Culture’ event, where students from different backgrounds put on themed stalls representing their countries. Students introduced peers and staff members to...

New Data Tree course demystifies data ma…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Data Tree has announced that five regional live workshops will give PhD students and early career researchers a face to face taste of the exciting new online data training course...

Managing Director of the Linx International Group, David Gill

PerpetuityARC Training Launches Essentia…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

PerpetuityARC Training, part of the Linx International Group, has announced the launch of its Essential Security Practices (ESP) online learning programme. The modular online programme provides non-security personnel and those for whom...

Shooters Hill Sixth Form College Gym Gra…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Staff, students and Governors alike gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Gym - SHC's brand new sporting facility.  Friday 11th May marked the grand opening of the SHC Gym - a...

Rhys Henry in action against England in the Six Nations and Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler & Dewi Cross after their Ospreys debut

Trio to represent Wales at the @RugbyWor…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Three exciting rugby talents from NPTC Group of Colleges are looking forward to featuring on the international rugby stage over the summer as they have been selected for the Wales...

New £1000 support for young care leavers…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Care leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship will receive a £1000 bursary to help the transition into the workplace.  Care leavers will be boosted by a new £1,000 bursary payment if...

Students’ tea party is a ‘royal’ success

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Childcare students and staff at Tameside College hosted a royal wedding themed tea party earlier this week to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding. The event, which welcomed students from a wide...

.@BathRugby gives Bath College students …

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Bath Rugby opened up their headquarters at Farleigh House to a select few Bath College Sports Students earlier this month. The students were lucky enough to have a meet and greet...

New Report Reveals Big Mismatch in Expec…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

Parents and teenagers are on different wavelengths about how ready they are for university life, a report from Unite Students reveals today. While 16-19 year olds are giving themselves A* grades...

President of Panama visits the UK's lead…

May 18, 2018 / Sector News

On Tuesday 15 May, Westminster Kingsway College in London’s Victoria hosted a visit by HE Juan Carlos Varela, the President of Panama, together with Ministers of his Government and Panamanian...

.@ESFAgov ‏to Double Apprenticeship Fund…

May 17, 2018 / Sector News

ESFA today (17 May) updated details about the funding bands that will apply for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards. The list of apprenticeship standards shows the apprenticeship standards that have an...

Male university students aren't taking r…

May 17, 2018 / Sector News

Male university students in America are largely absolving themselves of responsibility for contraception, even though they admit decisions about preventing pregnancy should be made jointly. In one of the first studies...

Martin Hottass as Managing Director of the City & Guilds Institutes of Advanced Technology (IAT) network.

Martin Hottass joins @CityGuildsGroup to…

May 17, 2018 / Executive Appointments

The City & Guilds Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Hottass as Managing Director of the City & Guilds Institutes of Advanced Technology (IAT) network. This appointment comes...

London workforce needs to up its digital…

May 17, 2018 / Sector News

The London workforce needs a huge boost to its digital ability to ensure it has the skills it needs according a new survey* from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More...

APPRENTICESHIP LEVY BLUEPRINT TO HELP SE…

May 17, 2018 / Sector News

A trailblazing triumvirate has been established today, as digital fashion retailer N Brown, coding school Code Nation and training company Corndel, join forces to train digital recruits using Apprenticeship Levy funding streams. The deal, Code Nation’s first in...

Research from @Salesforce reveals how UK…

May 17, 2018 / Sector News

New research from Salesforce, carried out by YouGov, uncovers that the key to helping employees to thrive during this continued era of technological advancement, is to encourage a fundamental transformation of what...

Sports and @Academy92 students lift Mark…

May 17, 2018 / Sector News

Sport and Academy 92 students from Trafford College have been crowned Market Stall Champions 2018 at this year’s Altrincham Market Challenge. The talented team bowled over this year’s judges and ran...

Skills shortage costing UK #STEM sector …

May 17, 2018 / FE Video

UK STEM businesses have warned of a growing skills shortage as they struggle to recruit qualified workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields. According to new findings from STEM Learning, the largest provider of STEM...

PatSnap supports R&D growth in Turke…

May 17, 2018 / Sector News

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, and TLS.IP, an Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation Management consultancy firm based in Turkey, have today announced a partnership agreement...

Nathan Runnicles, QA Group, CFO

QA Group hire ex-TES Global Nathan Runni…

May 17, 2018 / Executive Appointments

The UK’s leading IT and business skills training and education provider, QA Group, has today announced the appointment of Nathan Runnicles as Chief Financial Officer. Nathan will join QA Group...

College restaurant in finals of prestigi…

May 17, 2018 / FE Video

The team at Trafford College's Aspire Restaurant are celebrating after making it through to the finals of the AA College Restaurant of the Year competition for the second year running. The...

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