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Career College students showcase digital talent to help children affected by homelessness
An eight-week ‘live’ project, challenging digital Career College students to create apps for a homelessness...
Plane sailing for Jane Hutt AM as she tries Cardiff and Vale College's new flight simulator
Vale of Glamorgan AM Jane Hutt visited Cardiff and Vale College today (19 May) to...
All Different, All Equal: Anti-Bullying Week 2017
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week has been announced by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and will promote...
Multi Millionaire Business Entrepreneur Sukhi Wahiwala shares his "Daily Focused Time Strategy” in a TEDx talk at Aston University
On 20th May, Sukhi Wahiwala, a multi millionaire Business Entrepreneur, shared a TEDx talk with his...
Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2018 Launches
One of the most prestigious competitions in the student catering calendar, the Country Range Student...
Career College students showcase digital talent to help children affected by homelessness
Career College students showcase digital talen...
Plane sailing for Jane Hutt AM as she tries Cardiff and Vale College's new flight simulator
Plane sailing for Jane Hutt AM as she tries Ca...
All Different, All Equal: Anti-Bullying Week 2017
All Different, All Equal: Anti-Bullying Week 2...
Multi Millionaire Business Entrepreneur Sukhi Wahiwala shares his "Daily Focused Time Strategy” in a TEDx talk at Aston University
Multi Millionaire Business Entrepreneur Sukhi ...
Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2018 Launches
Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2018 Laun...

Career College students showcase digital…

May 22, 2017 / Sector News

An eight-week ‘live’ project, challenging digital Career College students to create apps for a homelessness charity has reached an exciting climax.   The project saw 16 -18 year old students from Harrow...

TALENT OF TOMORROW TO RECEIVE £5,000 CHI…

May 22, 2017 / Sector News

Today, Chivas Brothers began the search for bright, enthusiastic and dedicated applicants for its popular bursary scheme in partnership with the Scottish International Educational Trust (SIET). The initiative, which launched...

Jane Hutt AM and Aerospace Lecturer Alan Higman

Plane sailing for Jane Hutt AM as she tr…

May 22, 2017 / Sector News

Vale of Glamorgan AM Jane Hutt visited Cardiff and Vale College today (19 May) to try out the College’s new flight simulator – the first of its kind in Wales. The...

Credit Matt Writtle / National Children’s Bureau

All Different, All Equal: Anti-Bullying …

May 22, 2017 / Sector News

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week has been announced by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and will promote difference and equality in schools with the tag-line ‘All Different, All Equal’. Anti-Bullying Week runs...

Sukhi Wahiwala on stage during his TEDx talk at Aston University

Multi Millionaire Business Entrepreneur …

May 22, 2017 / Sector News

On 20th May, Sukhi Wahiwala, a multi millionaire Business Entrepreneur, shared a TEDx talk with his audience at Aston University, Birmingham on how to take control of your mind and easily harness a...

Country Range Student Chef Challenge 201…

May 22, 2017 / Sector News

One of the most prestigious competitions in the student catering calendar, the Country Range Student Chef Challenge, has officially launched for 2018 with the contest now open for lecturers and...

Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge Officially O…

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

Amongst a crowd of professional chefs, including the holder of three Michelin Stars, Pierre Koffmann and Chef Patissier Benoit Blin MCA, and some well-known local faces, such as Reece Collier...

Newham College LGBT Committee host break…

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

Newham College LGBT Committee organised a breakfast event to raise awareness of the work they do to tackle homophobia and create equality within the organisation and local area. The event...

IT Lecturer Peter Franklin, Mateusz Kolacki, Tomek Pawelek and CAVC Commercial and Retail Manager Andy Ursell

Windows of opportunity - IT students at …

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

Two Level 3 IT students from Cardiff and Vale College have won a competition to design a website for the College’s coffee shop, Bae Coffi. Students Mateusz Kolacki, 18, and Tomek...

Building an attractive career pathway fo…

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

We’re pleased to launch the new Social care: a rewarding career toolkit this Learning at Work week to promote the rewards and tackle common misconceptions about working in adult social care. With growing...

Skills for Care fund innovative projects…

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

Out of the estimated 1.43 million people working in adult social care; 20% are from black minority ethnic (BME) background 18% are male 10% are aged 24 or younger (with an average age...

University of Surrey wins award to help …

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

The University of Surrey’s Professor David Frohlich has won £1.17m funding from the Digital Economy programme, to research and develop paper materials that would allow readers to “interact” with printed...

Wigan & Leigh College is awarded Uni…

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

Skills and employment futures in the Wigan borough are set to advance with the awarding of University Centre status to Wigan & Leigh College which is also celebrating 70 years...

JOBS FOR THE BOYS MYTH LIMITS APPRENTICE…

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

Gender bias colours students’ attitudes to apprenticeships Six out of 10 school leavers believe apprenticeship opportunities are in sectors with mainly male workforces One in three parents believe apprenticeships are suited to...

Three-quarters of Apprenticeships still …

May 19, 2017 / Sector News

Moves away from subcontracting need to be ‘carefully managed’ Official data, obtained by AELP from the Education and Skills Funding Agency through a Freedom of Information request, has revealed for a...

FE colleges reveal that current IT plans…

May 18, 2017 / Sector News

With an increased focus on work-based learning in post-16 education, there is a need for colleges to ensure much greater flexibility in how and where students study for the skills...

learners at Craft in the Bay with CAVC Course Director for Foundation Degree in Ceramics Billy Adams (far left) and Craft in the Bay General Manager Simon Burgess

Cardiff and Vale College Creative studen…

May 18, 2017 / Sector News

Foundation Degree students in a range of creative disciplines from Cardiff and Vale College have organised their own exhibition – Bay Creative – at art venue Craft in the Bay. The...

Cardiff and Vale College offers new Lega…

May 18, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College is set to offer new courses for budding Legal Administrators and Medical Secretaries from September. The City and Guilds Legal Administration course is designed to provide people...

Voters at the Natural Stone Show choose …

May 18, 2017 / Sector News

 Students at Bath College made it hard for industry experts to choose the winner of this year’s Lovell Stone Group competition.   A group of 16 full-time and part-time Love2learn stonemasonry students took...

University College of Estate Management …

May 18, 2017 / Sector News

UCEM, (leading provider of supported online learning for the Built Environment) and CSTT (an educational charity providing life-changing opportunities for people to enter the surveying profession) today unveiled their plans...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 356

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 357

May 17, 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. (17 May 2017) Responding to employer requests for levy-funded apprenticeship training You...

NWRC Art Department receives London seal…

May 17, 2017 / Sector News

The award winning Art and Design Department at North West Regional College has become the first in Ireland to receive course accreditation by the prestigious University of the Arts London...

Prestigious Chefs’ Forum hosted by WLC

May 17, 2017 / Sector News

A student from Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s College has been offered a trial shift with a Roux Scholar and another student will get an apprenticeship opportunity with the restaurant...

Apprenticeship standard: steel fixer app…

May 17, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships today (17 May) approved the steel fixer (level 2) Apprenticeship standard, which describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required...

Apprenticeship standard: fishmonger appr…

May 17, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships today (17 May) approved the fishmonger (Level 2) Apprenticeship standard, which describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of...

Apprenticeship funding bands

May 17, 2017 / Sector News

The ESFA today (17 May) updated the funding bands that will apply for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards. The list of apprenticeship standards shows the funding bands for starts from 1...

Students get a taste of the Kentish Hare…

May 16, 2017 / Sector News

TV chefs and restaurateurs Chris and James Tanner joined the BR6 Restaurant student team last night to host a special charity dinner. Cooking for a full house, the Tanner brothers, who...

YOUNG PEOPLE WARNED TO LIMIT TIME ON SOC…

May 16, 2017 / Sector News

Leading health and wellbeing charity, Central YMCA, is advising young people to limit their time on social media when feeling unhappy, following new research. Research published in the Eudaimonia Report "How...

GCS Principal named as finalist in IoD D…

May 16, 2017 / Sector News

Mark Jones, Principal of Gower College Swansea, has been shortlisted in the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards 2017, which honour many of Wales’ most influential and motivational business...

Students Enjoy Work Experience Opportuni…

May 16, 2017 / Sector News

Students from Sussex Coast College returned to college earlier this month with newly found skills after completing a four week work experience placement in Spain. 7 students from the college travelled...

THE CITY & GUILDS GROUP ACQUIRES SP…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

The City & Guilds Group has today (15 May) announced the acquisition of leading training provider Gen2 based in Cumbria. Established in 2000 by five partner companies, Gen2 is the largest...

Catch22 celebrates being shortlisted for…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

Social business and charity, Catch22 has been named as a finalist for the ERSA Employability Awards 2017, sponsored by Clarion Housing Group, in the Youth Employment Award category. The ERSA Employability...

PUBLIC SECTOR, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND NOT…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

UK PUBLIC sector, social enterprise and not for profit companies are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to nominate exceptional workers in their business for industry-wide recognition and...

Alanah Chapman from Pure Recruitment passes on interview tips

Top tips for interview success for Cambr…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

Computing students at Cambridge Regional College were put through their paces by the experts when volunteers from local businesses held interview workshops – with plenty of useful advice on what...

Automotive Training Receives Government’…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

Motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that 22 IMI qualifications will be listed on the 2019 Performance Tables. The...

Cardiff and Vale College student Matthew…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College student Matthew Bennet has been crowned Welsh taekwondo champion. The Foundation Degree in Graphic Design learner, who is 20 and from Barry, has competed all over the...

Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA

New PR and Communications Apprenticeship…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

A new PR and Communications Apprenticeship, developed by a group of 23 ‘trailblazer’ employers, has been approved by the Government for delivery from autumn 2017. This is a broader PR...

Mr Cooper’s host themed night at Tamesid…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

Food studies students from Tameside College had the pleasure of working alongside well-renowned chef, Robert Taylor from the prestigious, ‘Mr Cooper’s House & Garden’ restaurant at the Midland Hotel to...

New College Stamford Qualifies for AoC S…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

Sisters Alex and Lizzie Snodgrass, and Laura and Esme Dodwell represented New College Stamford and the region at the AoC Sport National Championships 2017, with the Snodgrass sisters showcasing their talent in...

Liberal Democrats have today announced a…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

These measures include cash incentives for new STEM graduates who join up, and a new “careers for heroes” scheme to pay for the full cost of further and higher education...

Employers’ basic pay growth expectations…

May 15, 2017 / Sector News

Subdued pay projections of just 1% and rising inflation heighten fears of fall in living standards Key findings: More than half of employers (56%) report they currently have difficulty filling vacancies in...

Unique Theatre Performance Brings 19th C…

May 12, 2017 / Sector News

Last month, GCSE English students had the opportunity to see their studies come to life as they enjoyed a theatre production of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr...

Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council

A Pause for Thought or a Rewind?

May 12, 2017 / Sector News

The Pause in the Procurement of Apprenticeship Provision for Non-Levy Paying Employers and Allocation of Funding to Providers for the Delivery of Apprenticeship Provision - 1 May to 31 December...

Brexit: Expect worse labour market condi…

May 12, 2017 / Sector News

Ahead of the CIPD Labour Market Outlook (LMO) report on Monday 15 May, which highlights UK recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions, Professor Peter Urwin, Professor of Applied Economics and Director...

Care training provider receives Outstand…

May 12, 2017 / Sector News

Northern Care Training (NCT) has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in every area of provision by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. As a leading care provider in...

Motor Vehicle trio wheel away to IMI Ski…

May 12, 2017 / Sector News

Three South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Motor Vehicle students, Gareth Rea, Glenn Palmer and Christie Boyle, will fly to the Volkswagen Group National Learning centre in Milton Keynes on 18...

Labour launches National Education Servi…

May 12, 2017 / Sector News

Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary, launching Labour’s plans for a cradle to grave National Education Service at Leeds City Further Education College today (May 10), said: To the people of this...

The robots are coming – but are British …

May 12, 2017 / Sector News

 Andrew Neil chairs City & Guilds Group debate on the future world of work Britain is ill-prepared for the rise of the robots, warned the director of The Jobs Economist John...

ZUT CONNECTS WITH ADULT LEARNERS

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

Video agency, Zut, delivered live video link-ups from seven different venues to connect speakers and delegates at an adult learning conference, which took place at the weekend (6 May).    As part...

Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd Visits Sussex Coast College

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

Last Friday (5th May) Amber Rudd came to visit International students at Sussex Coast College Hastings. The Hastings and Rye prospective Parliamentary Candidate was invited to the college by the ESOL...

SERC share expertise with industry peers…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

On Wednesday 3 May, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) hosted a peer mentoring conference which showcased how technology based learning can enhance teaching and learning and highlighted the work of...

London student wins training with top Pe…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

A London-based student has taken first place in the Young Chef of the Year Peru competition to create a Peruvian inspired menu. 20 year-old Farah Smith, a student at Westminster Kingsway...

Quarter of Healthcare Roster Managers ar…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

This week (Tuesday 9 May), representatives from healthcare organisations across the country gathered in Birmingham for a national e-rostering conference where it was revealed a quarter of healthcare departments are...

FREE SEMINAR FOR BUSINESSES ON THE NEW A…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

Employers keen to find out about the impact of the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy, can attend a free one hour seminar hosted by the Department of Higher Education, Construction Design...

How well do schools prepare children for…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education (APPG) has this week published an inquiry-based paper entitled, ‘How well do schools prepare children for their future?’ This inquiry and resultant paper has...

Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator James Donaldson, ALN Transition Team members Emily Morris and Helen Williams, and Head of Independent Living Skills Tom Snelgrove

Cardiff and Vale College sets up first A…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has launched a brand new transition and review team for learners with Additional Learning Needs (ALN). The team is the first of its kind in a mainstream...

Unionlearn - The Learning Rep Summer edi…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

Unionlearn has today published the latest edition of the Learning Rep. The Summer 2017 edition features Rail union ASLEF who have partnered with Virgin Trains to create the very first Apprenticeship programme for train...

Steve Hill, External Engagement Director at The Open University

Apprentices require organisational suppo…

May 11, 2017 / Sector News

Many apprentices aren’t receiving the organisational support they need to succeed, according to a new study from The Open University. Nearly half (45%) of apprentices struggle to find time to study...

Fantasy author Marcus Alexander inspires…

May 10, 2017 / Sector News

Fantasy author Marcus Alexander inspires Uxbridge College students to keep Reading Ahead Fantasy author Marcus Alexander urged students to “read like a beast” and “not be boring” at the Uxbridge College...

'Before I Die' wall at Bath College insp…

May 10, 2017 / Sector News

Students and staff at Bath College added their hopes and dreams to Dorothy House’s Before I Die wall for Dying Matters Week and Mental Health and Awareness Week. Olympic champion Amy...

North West Prepares for First Ever Educa…

May 10, 2017 / Events

A free festival designed to inspire local people in the North West to make the connection from Education to Employability (E2E), will be held at Ebrington Square, Derry~Londonderry on May...

ERSA announces Employability Awards fina…

May 10, 2017 / Sector News

Today (10 May), ERSA announced the finalists of the 2017 Employability Awards, sponsored by Clarion. The list of finalists includes a wide variety of organisation and individuals unified by the...

Arckit to inspire next generation of arc…

May 10, 2017 / Sector News

Arckit launches Kickstarter that allows anyone to build a dream city   Arckit, the multi-award winning architectural model building kit that launched in 2014, is back on the scene with...

Town planning degree apprenticeship appr…

May 10, 2017 / Sector News

The Government has approved in principle the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) proposal to develop a Degree Apprenticeship for Chartered Town Planners in England.   It is the first step in creating...

UNISON event focuses on the Apprenticesh…

May 10, 2017 / Sector News

UNISON are holding an event in London next month to support members explore the details of the new Apprenticeships Levy, and how it might impact on their workplaces. The event, “Understanding...

BREXIT BRITAIN MUSTN’T LOSE £2.4 BILLION…

May 10, 2017 / Sector News

We stand at a crossroads with some big decisions to take. The UK is leaving the European Union (EU). We have a strong economy and high employment. But there is much...

Apprenticeship standard: registered nurs…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships today (9 May) approved the Registered Nurse Degree (level 6) Apprenticeship standard which describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required...

Young basketball stars in a spin after n…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Basketball Academy team have been crowned league champions for the first time. The team, known as the Warriors, won the Association of...

College Horticulture team blossom at Gar…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

It was a smashing start to the weekend as garden designers from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) were named ‘Best Design’ AND ‘Best Overall’ in the Team Garden Challenge competition...

New partnership enables the global growt…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

US digital credentialing leader Credly teams up with UK and EU based Digitalme to help individuals demonstrate achievements and employers to see every skill, accelerating the use of digital credentials...

ONE IN FOUR PEOPLE IN THE UK SUFFER SILE…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

With new statistics from The Annual Health Survey highlighting 1 in 4 people in the UK currently experience a mental health issues, employment and skills specialist, Seetec want to shout about the work they do...

NatWest Boost Bus Giving Students Top Bu…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

The NatWest Boost Bus was in Hastings earlier this week to offer budding entrepreneurs support and guidance about starting and running a small business. After the success of the 2016 tour...

SERC welcome Spanish exchange students

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) was host to two Spanish students as part of an international placement programme funded by Erasmus+. Beatriz Correa Sola and Marta Cayrols Cervera from FEGREPPA College...

Collab Group selected to deliver UK appr…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

The Collab Group of Colleges announces it has been selected by leading property, residential, construction and services group, Kier, to help facilitate its apprenticeship provision across the UK through an...

Work is Underway at the New University C…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

Building work to develop the new University Centre Hastings at Sussex Coast College is underway and on track to be completed in time for September. Plans for the fifth floor at...

NKC Professional Cookery students head t…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

Two NKC students cooked up a storm at the “Prep, Cook, Serve” competition held in Birmingham on Tuesday 2nd May, competing against other colleges from around the country. A competition focusing...

Students Raise Money For Weston Hospicec…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

A massive fundraising effort by Weston College students has resulted in a £7,000 donation split between the Teenage Cancer Trust and Weston Hospicecare.  The annual fundraising event saw faculties across the College compete...

Unionlearn eNote helps apprentices know …

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

Unionlearn and TUC Education have a new eNote aimed at helping apprentices, and those who support them, understand their rights at work. The new interactive eNote “Apprenticeships – know your rights”...

Careers guidance provision inadequate an…

May 09, 2017 / Sector News

Statutory guidance for schools on providing careers guidance and inspiration was updated today (12 Apr). Careers guidance in schools has long been criticised as being inadequate and patchy. Ofsted reported in...

Bath College students spend a month livi…

May 08, 2017 / Sector News

Students got a taste of what it’s like to live and work abroad during an Erasmus trip to Crete.   Twenty students studying beauty, spa and complementary therapy at Bath College...

Rob Hutchinson and Josh Wilkinson with the winning circuit

A Plumb Job

May 08, 2017 / Sector News

A plumbing student from East Durham College has recently won the North East Inter-College Plumbing Competition Final 2017. Josh Wilkinson, 17, from Hartlepool, emerged victorious from an extremely close final, which...

Travel & Tourism students fly high w…

May 08, 2017 / Sector News

Travel and Tourism students had a taste of life on the edge when they went to a cabin crew training centre – and found themselves fighting fires and evacuating an...

Schools and colleges combine to launch S…

May 08, 2017 / Sector News

School and college leaders have come together to call for an increase in funding for sixth form education ahead of next month’s general election. The Support Our Sixth-formers (SOS) campaign...

Apprenticeship standard: food technologi…

May 05, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships today (5 May) approved the Food Technologist Level 3 Apprenticeship standard. Employers involved in creating this standard 2 Sisters Food Group Arla Bakkavor Cargill Meats Europe Fermex Ltd Ferndale Foods Fresh Time Greencore GS Fresh M&S Nestle Oscar Mayer Pork...

Joanne Harper, Executive Principal, UTC Reading and UTC Swindon

Strong leaders are like good wine, they …

May 05, 2017 / Sector News

It is no secret in the education sector that a crescent of factors have contributed to a shortage of teachers in recent years, and in particular, teachers who can fill...

Andrew Horley and Andrew Ursell outside the CAVC branch of Simply Fresh

Cardiff and Vale College student Andrew …

May 05, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College student Andrew Horley has become the first person in Wales to find employment through a major international project which provides employment and learning opportunities for young...

Association of Colleges announce Dr Alis…

May 05, 2017 / Sector News

The Association of Colleges (AoC) has announced Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Principal of York College, as its President-elect. Dr Birkinshaw, who began her career in further education in 1984 at Nelson and...

Nudist Buddhist and Lee Gooch

Another high note for NWRC as students c…

May 05, 2017 / Sector News

Music students at North West Regional College (NWRC) have picked up three of the top six awards at this year’s prestigious Music Skills NI competition. NWRC’s stunning theatre at the Foyle...

Joanne Harper, Executive Principal, UTC Reading and UTC Swindon

How UTC education provides a doorway to …

May 05, 2017 / Sector News

With so many options available to young people, such as grammar schools, free schools, sixth form, apprenticeships, further education colleges, UTC’s and university, it must be a challenging task to...

AAT students Jonas Bernardo, Abigail Hampton and Joseph Harvey

Cardiff and Vale College AAT students ma…

May 05, 2017 / Sector News

A team from Cardiff and Vale College has come second in the Skills Competition Wales Accountancy contest finals. AAT Accountancy students Jonas Bernardo, Abigail Hampton and Joseph Harvey managed to see...

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