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Capita joins G-Cloud to move services into the cloud giving colleges more options for supporting students off-site
Capita Further and Higher Education has announced it is now a supplier on the Crown...
Teaching Excellence Framework - Sector Response
The Higher Education Funding Council for England has today (22 June) published the first set...
B&FC only college in Lancashire to receive TEF gold rating for HE provision
Blackpool and The Fylde College has been recognised as the only college in Lancashire offering...
Life as a submariner beckons for engineer Will
Former Cambridge Regional College engineering student Will Thoday is putting his skills to good use...
Outstanding grade awarded as Loughborough College celebrates major report
Outstanding grade awarded as Loughborough College celebrates major report Loughborough College is celebrating its latest report...
Capita joins G-Cloud to move services into the cloud giving colleges more options for supporting students off-site
Capita joins G-Cloud to move services into the...
Teaching Excellence Framework - Sector Response
Teaching Excellence Framework - Sector Respons...
B&FC only college in Lancashire to receive TEF gold rating for HE provision
B&FC only college in Lancashire to receive TEF...
Life as a submariner beckons for engineer Will
Life as a submariner beckons for engineer Will...
Outstanding grade awarded as Loughborough College celebrates major report
Outstanding grade awarded as Loughborough Coll...

Capita joins G-Cloud to move services in…

Jun 22, 2017 / Sector News

Capita Further and Higher Education has announced it is now a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) G-Cloud framework, after meeting all the requirements of the application process. The announcement...

Teaching Excellence Framework - Sector R…

Jun 22, 2017 / Sector News

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has today (22 June) published the first set of ratings for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It has revealed that the majority of UK...

B&FC only college in Lancashire to r…

Jun 22, 2017 / Sector News

Blackpool and The Fylde College has been recognised as the only college in Lancashire offering gold standard programmes to its higher education students. The new “gold” rating from the Government’s national...

Life as a submariner beckons for enginee…

Jun 22, 2017 / Sector News

Former Cambridge Regional College engineering student Will Thoday is putting his skills to good use in the Royal Navy – training to work in a nuclear submarine. The 17 year-old Able...

Outstanding grade awarded as Loughboroug…

Jun 22, 2017 / Sector News

Outstanding grade awarded as Loughborough College celebrates major report Loughborough College is celebrating its latest report from Ofsted – with the education watchdog recognizing “high quality teaching” at the College and...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 356

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 359

Jun 21, 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. (21 June 2017) 1. Exceptional learning support claims for 2017 to...

Justice Secretary David Lidington sets o…

Jun 21, 2017 / Sector News

The work to make our prisons true places of reform and rehabilitation is already under way – and it will continue unabated. When someone is convicted of a serious crime, they...

Department for Education in top 50 UK em…

Jun 21, 2017 / Sector News

Today (21 June) the Social Mobility Commission and the Social Mobility Foundation published their Index that ranks the UK’s top best 50 employers for social mobility. Nearly 100 firms submitted...

Top 50 UK employers for social mobility

Jun 21, 2017 / Sector News

The top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace are announced today (Wednesday 21 June) in what is believed to be...

Autocar names autonomous driving enginee…

Jun 21, 2017 / Sector News

Autonomous car engineer Amy Rimmer has been named as the overall winner of the Autocar Great British Women in the Car Industry - Rising Stars accolade. Rimmer, who works for Jaguar...

North West Regional College conference h…

Jun 21, 2017 / Sector News

Two leading professionals in the field of Social Media have advised young people in the North West about the importance of establishing their online profile. Ryan Williams, CEO of Connected...

Student Success Celebrated at Young Tale…

Jun 21, 2017 / Sector News

High school students from across Lancashire studying 14-16 vocational courses at Preston’s College have been recognised for their hard work, dedication and stand out achievements over the last 12 months. The...

Jade Ashill and Mason Miller take care of the donkeys with Charlotte from Amelia Trust Farm

Cardiff and Vale College students create…

Jun 21, 2017 / Sector News

Students on two Fast Forward courses at Cardiff and Vale College’s Barry Campus have combined their skills to create a donkey sanctuary at the Amelia Trust Farm. The students aimed to...

Colourful, Vibrant and Engaging: An MK50…

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

This weekend, more than 100,000 people visited Middleton Hall in centre:mk to take part in Milton Keynes College’s Festival in the City. Showcasing the sheer talent of the students and the...

Lee Stafford's in a masterclass of his o…

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

The Lee Stafford Academy at North Kent College, invited local salons to their Gravesend campus for a hair masterclass hosted by celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford. After a drinks reception that was...

Hinkley Point C delivery partners and Un…

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

Laing O’Rourke, in conjunction with partners on Hinkley Point C is to collaborate with the University of Exeter in offering a new part-time civil engineering degree apprenticeship. The University of...

 Richard Brickwood, head of construction at New College Stamford (left), and college principal Janet Meenaghan accept the model house from Helen Hick, joint managing director of Larkfleet Homes (centre) and Karl Barfoot (right) from Kestrel Timber Frame which built the model.

LARKFLEET DONATES MODEL HOME TO NEW COLL…

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

The Larkfleet Group of Companies has donated a new model house to New College Stamford as part of its continuing programme of support for the local community. The scale model of...

Capita FHE and Collab Group Partnership

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

Collab Group is proud to announce a new partnership with Capita Further and Higher Education (FHE) as our exclusive partner for Further Education and Technology Services. Capita FHE has a...

French Trip Provides Valuable Experience…

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

A group of students from Sussex Coast College have recently returned home from a two week work experience programme in Northern France, after helping to renovate a chateau. Budding chefs and...

Students Personalise New Meetings Rooms …

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

First and second year illustration students have been working on a live project in partnership with Hastings Borough Council to give their newly refurbished meeting rooms some character. The council wanted...

Oldham Sixth Form College arrayed with n…

Jun 20, 2017 / Sector News

Students and staff at Oldham Sixth Form College will reap the benefits of Array carpet tiles from Heckmondwike’s Creative Range in its Student Support Hub. David Crossland, Facilities Manager at Oldham...

Construction Careers Fair backed by majo…

Jun 19, 2017 / Sector News

Major employers are backing a construction careers day at Cambridge Regional College this weekend to find the skilled and trainee workers they need to fill an industry skills gap. The region’s...

Rise in young people using smartphones l…

Jun 19, 2017 / Sector News

SOARING smartphone use in children and a huge rise in public WiFi provision has sparked a campaign calling on educators to let staff, students and parents know their internet is...

International business students at Bath …

Jun 19, 2017 / Sector News

Students studying international business had the chance to put their skills into practice, helping companies with market research, events assistance and online communication in Prague for a month.   Six...

East London councils, businesses and edu…

Jun 19, 2017 / Sector News

Leading businesses, councils and education leaders have come together to tackle the growing skills crisis in East London and increase job opportunities for local residents. The ‘Delivering Skills for London: Pathways...

Young surveying high fliers compete to d…

Jun 19, 2017 / Sector News

The most inspiring young surveyors – who make the UK a better place to live, work and visit – are currently being given the opportunity to have their talent recognised...

Charitable students volunteer their expe…

Jun 19, 2017 / Sector News

SERC Art and Design students from Lisburn have worked in partnership with Action Cancer and Volunteer Now as part of their Project Based Learning to upcycle fashion products. The students generously...

Louise Doyle, Director, MESMA and Senior Associate at Strategic Development Network

OFSTED REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS URGENT QUALITY …

Jun 19, 2017 / Sector News

A REVIEW of Ofsted reports shows a ‘pressing need’ among employer providers for more engagement in the self-assessment and improvement planning process, according to a quality assurance specialist. Mesma says that...

Leeds City College scoops two Silver Tea…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

The ESOL team and Sport Lecturer, Raza Siddique at Leeds City College have been selected respectively from thousands of nominations nationwide to receive a prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Award on...

Tresham Football Academy Win at Home of …

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

On Wednesday 14th June, the Tresham Football Academy 1st Team were exclusively invited by Kitlocker.com and Nike to play at the home of England’s 24 national teams, St Georges Park...

NWRC’s Masterchef picks up ‘Lecturer of …

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

An award winning chef at North West Regional College (NWRC) has been named ‘Lecturer of the Year’ by the Institute of Hospitality. (IoH) John Crowe, who coordinates the Professional Chef Diploma...

Young innovators named NI Champions at S…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

Talented engineering students Matthew McKeown and Tarique Greene who study at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) had reason to celebrate this week when their innovative engineering solution developed during their...

‘Pestaurant’ and ‘Hygiene Angels’ visit …

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

Rentokil Initial visited Hastings last week to install two interactive pop-up stands, ‘Pestaurant’ and ‘Hygiene Angels’ at Sussex Coast College. On Wednesday 14th June, the ‘Pestaurant’ gave students and staff the...

Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

More than 200 people gathered for the annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation. The awards were compered by Derby...

Rugby Academy award winners with Dan Fish, Gethin Jenkins, Kay Martin and Martyn Fowler

Cardiff and Vale College Rugby Academy c…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College’s Rugby Academy has celebrated another season of success at its second presentation. It has been a year of firsts for CAVC’s Rugby Academy – spending its first...

Amanda Spielman, OFSTED Chief Inspector

Amanda Spielman talks about curriculum c…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

Thank you Bill. It is a pleasure to be here and to be speaking to you all today (14 June). This is my first speech since the election last week...

GSK apprentices win the 2017 Brathay App…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

Nine GSK apprentices have been named England's apprentice team of the year after winning the 2017 Brathay Apprentice Challenge. The five-month Brathay Apprentice Challenge saw them compete against teams from the country’s...

SERC share expertise with industry peers…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

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 the ILT pedagogy peer...

Annual workforce report highlights level…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published its annual “Workforce Data Report 2015/16“, (previously known as the Staff Individualised Record data report) highlighting trends in staffing numbers, pay...

Innovate Awarding to divulge the secrets…

Jun 16, 2017 / Events

Now that the apprenticeship standards and apprenticeship levy have launched; providers are turning their attention to end-point assessment and how this will work in practice. To help, national apprenticeship awarding...

SERC showcase technology based learning …

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

SERC recently welcomed representatives from Walsall College to showcase how they are spearheading the use of technology based learning. Having attended a conference that was delivered by Paula Philpott earlier in...

 the Career Ready graduates and winners with CAVC Vice Principal Emil Evans, boxer Joe Cordina, CAVC Career Ready Co-ordinator Tracy Bird and Career Ready Lead Regional Manager for Wales and the West Simon Page

Career Ready students celebrate graduati…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

Cardiff and Vale College has played host to 18 students as they celebrated their graduation from the Career Ready programme with friends, parents, mentors and tutors. The graduation ceremony was held...

SERC welcome international visitors

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

SERC has been showcasing vocational expertise and providing cultural experiences to a group of international visitors. The college recently welcomed nine visitors from H2 Learning Ltd Ireland, City of Dublin Education Training...

Gateshead College named best in region a…

Jun 16, 2017 / Sector News

Gateshead College has been ranked the best performing college in the North East and fourth in England. Figures from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) show an overall achievement rate of 90.4%...

Derby College Show Garden Wins Silver Me…

Jun 15, 2017 / Sector News

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won an award for the second year running at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC. The team, based at...

Bradford College hosts Police and Crime …

Jun 15, 2017 / Sector News

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner visited Bradford College to discuss community cohesion. Mark Burns-Williamson, who has been the PCC for West Yorkshire since 2012, is accountable for policing and...

Social mobility barometer exposes pessim…

Jun 15, 2017 / Sector News

Poll: half of Brits believe background determines success The scale of Britain’s ‘us and them’ society is laid bare today (15 June 2017) in a new report which finds that nearly...

STUDENTS LEARN ART OF PUPPETRY

Jun 15, 2017 / Sector News

Performing Arts students from City of Wolverhampton College are learning the art of puppetry as they prepare to wow the audience in their annual show. More than 30 youngsters from a...

Sunderland tech firm receives national a…

Jun 14, 2017 / Sector News

A TECH business that could hold the key to addressing national skills shortages has received industry recognition for its cutting-edge work. GoCareer, a product from Sunderland software business Geek Talent, that...

Kirsti Lord, Deputy Chief Executive for Member Services of the Association of Colleges.

AoC Appoint New Deputy Chief Executive

Jun 14, 2017 / Executive Appointments

Kirsti Lord, Acting Principal at City College Coventry, has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Executive for Member Services of the Association of Colleges.   Kirsti has been Acting Principal at...

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 356

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 358

Jun 14, 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. (14 June 2017) 1. Submission of final exceptional learning support (ELS)...

Students at Bath College create stone be…

Jun 14, 2017 / Sector News

A bench created by Bath College students has been given a central spot in the city’s Parade Gardens, overlooking the iconic Pulteney Bridge. Students studying Level 2 stonemasonry were tasked with...

Works of Art on display at North West Re…

Jun 14, 2017 / Sector News

Creations by students at North West Regional College will be on display for the public at the Lawrence Building in Strand Road.. The exhibition displays the works created by students at...

And the winner is...

Jun 13, 2017 / Sector News

Bolton College apprentice selected as winner of Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company’s selfie competition The Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company (GMAC) has today announced Bolton College student, Reza Ali, as the winner of...

SERC share expertise with industry peers…

Jun 13, 2017 / Sector News

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 the ILT pedagogy peer...

Creative Talents on Show During Universi…

Jun 13, 2017 / Sector News

Some of the finest creative talents in Hastings will showcase their work during the final year degree show at Sussex Coast College Hastings’ Station Plaza campus next week. Degree and Diploma...

B&FC students chosen to present at u…

Jun 13, 2017 / Sector News

Students from Blackpool and The Fylde College have presented their work at the prestigious British Conference of Undergraduate Research at Bournemouth University. Three students from Leadership and Management, six from B&FC’s...

BR6 Restaurant scoops national accolade

Jun 13, 2017 / Sector News

London South East Colleges' student-led BR6 restaurant is the first college restaurant in London to be awarded a Highly Commended AA Rosette and a People 1st Gold Accreditation. The AA College Rosette...

How to develop an apprenticeship standar…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

Today (June 12) IFA updated their guidance for groups of employers (trailblazers) on proposing and developing a new apprenticeship standard. An apprenticeship standard shows what an apprentice will be doing and the...

Students at Bath College spend thousands…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

Students at Bath College have dedicated thousands of hours to volunteering this year, supporting schools, community projects and fundraising events. To celebrate, and to recognise the importance of giving your time...

Virtual reality boom paves way for new s…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

Gateshead College has teamed up with Europe’s first virtual reality centre of excellence to launch a new skills programme that helps firms capitalise on the commercial power of emerging technologies. The...

Open Study College shortlisted for Furth…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

West Midlands based Open Study College has been shortlisted in the finals of the prestigious Birmingham Education Awards in the Further Education College of the Year Category. Samantha Rutter, Operations Director...

Workshops galore at unionlearn conferenc…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

With the unionlearn annual conference only three weeks away the organisers of the 2017 event for union learning reps, project officers and learning providers have announced the workshops that will...

Students celebrate during awards evening

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

Students and staff came together at Sussex Coast College last Friday to celebrate a year of academic and personal achievement. The Student President and Student Union team put on a magnificent...

Sophie embarks on Camp America adventure

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

20 year old SERC student Sophie Elliot from Lisburn is preparing for her once in a lifetime work placement opportunity at Camp America, Indianapolis. Having recently completed her travel and tourism course...

CRC students and staff who are off to E3 in Los Angeles

'School of Dreams' prepares to take E3 b…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

Cambridge’s ‘School of Dreams’ is off to E3 expo – the world’s leading show for computer and video games - to exhibit its student games alongside industry giants. Games development students...

New TUC Education eNote highlights the U…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

Trade unions have always valued the importance of education and argued for training and skills that improve the life skills of their members. This role has grown rapidly in scope...

Garages warned to ensure their technicia…

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

A surge in new car sales means over 400,000 cars will be illegal from September if their initial MOT isn’t carried out. The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is...

STUDENTS’ LAND BBC MUSIC VIDEO GIG

Jun 12, 2017 / Sector News

Talented students from City of Wolverhampton College are putting their skills to the test after being asked to produce music videos for the BBC. The college has teamed up with the...

Charitable students volunteer their expe…

Jun 09, 2017 / Sector News

SERC Art and Design students from Lisburn have worked in partnership with Action Cancer and Volunteer Now as part of their Project Based Learning to upcycle fashion products. The students generously...

Students receive recognition for volunta…

Jun 09, 2017 / Sector News

​South Eastern Regional College (SERC) public services students have reached a golden milestone in their volunteering campaign by achieving a nationally recognised 50 Hour Millennium Volunteers Certificate for their hard...

Stellar line-up of leaders to address au…

Jun 09, 2017 / Sector News

Anticipation is building ahead of Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars event, which will feature a star-studded line-up of guest speakers, a bigger venue and...

Award winning actress and former student of NWRC Eva Birthistle

NWRC former student Eva Birthistle is sp…

Jun 09, 2017 / Sector News

An award winning actress and former student of NWRC will be the special guest at North West Regional College’s Best in Further Education Awards ceremony on June 15. Eva Birthistle who...

Student Raises £1,500 for Charity

Jun 09, 2017 / Sector News

A local college student has raised £1,500 for St Michael’s Hospice after holding a coffee morning in Hastings. Kirsten Harman, who studies Level 3 Business at Sussex Coast College Hastings, held...

FORMER STUDENT HONOURED FOR TV JOURNALIS…

Jun 09, 2017 / Sector News

A former apprentice from City of Wolverhampton College has been named one of the BBC’s rising stars. Rob West, who studied for his BBC journalism apprenticeship through the college, was named...

Mika Evans (Photo by Dominique Stephenson)

Bradford College student, 16, lands drea…

Jun 08, 2017 / Sector News

A talented dancer from Bradford College has won a place at one of Europe’s most prestigious dance schools. Mika George Evans is poised to start a degree course in ballet at...

Students at Bath College win two bronze …

Jun 08, 2017 / Sector News

Students at Bath College won two bronze medals at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, impressing judges with their colourful creations inspired by the theme city streets and summer skies.  ...

Wigan & Leigh College students celeb…

Jun 08, 2017 / Sector News

Ahead of the General Election, Wigan & Leigh College students held a range of activities to celebrate living in a democracy.  Suffragette sashes were worn by Floristry and A Level students...

Maths and English Good Practice Guide

Jun 08, 2017 / Sector News

Good Practice Guide Shares Maths and English Success A maths and English Good Practice Guide has been launched by West Suffolk College following two very successful conferences focussing on leadership in...

Sally Forsyth, Business Development Executive, MESMA

GATESHEAD’S MESMA APPOINTS NEW BUSINESS …

Jun 08, 2017 / Executive Appointments

A GATESHEAD technology firm that provides specialist quality assurance software for the education sector has boosted growth plans with a new appointment. Team Valley-based MESMA has appointed Sally Forsyth as its...

Gateshead College student Brodie Stephenson

Teenage boxing champion on talent pathwa…

Jun 08, 2017 / Sector News

A teenage boxer with aspirations to become an Olympic medal winner has been selected for a national scheme which fast-tracks the development of elite sporting talent. Gateshead College student Brodie Stephenson...

Apprenticeship standard: building servic…

Jun 07, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships today (7 June) approved the (Level 3) apprenticeship standard: building services engineering craftsperson, which describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the...

Apprenticeship standard: junior content …

Jun 07, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships today (7 June) approved the (Level 3) apprenticeship standard: junior content producer, which describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills...

Apprenticeship standard: accident repair…

Jun 07, 2017 / Sector News

The Institute for Apprenticeships today (7 June) approved the (Level 3) apprenticeship standard: accident repair technician, which describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required...

NWRC student successfully nominates ment…

Jun 07, 2017 / Sector News

A Seagate worker who mentored a North West Regional College student studying I.T. has been given a top award by the Career Ready programme. Level 3 BTEC extended diploma student Claire...

Cardiff and Vale College students at the Brecon Beacons

Public Services students at Cardiff and …

Jun 07, 2017 / Sector News

Level 2 Public Services students from Cardiff and Vale College have been on a 48-hour expedition to the Brecon Beacons. As part of their course, the learners have been honing their...

Tools of the trade now on order at Uxbri…

Jun 06, 2017 / Sector News

A hairdresser and a motor vehicle apprentice completing their qualifications through Uxbridge College are both shopping for new tools thanks to grants from Iver United Charities. Cheques for £125 each were...

Scholarship Success for North West Regio…

Jun 06, 2017 / Sector News

Six students at North West Regional College have been awarded scholarships by renewable energy group, Gaelectric. The students, who are enrolled in courses in Construction and the Built Environment; Architectural Technology...

TECH WILL SAVE US INTRODUCES THREE NEW I…

Jun 05, 2017 / Sector News

Award Winning STEM Toy Maker Launches Kickstarter To Support Trio Of Electronic Dough Kits That Use Sound, Movement And Light To Inspire Hands-on Learning   Tech Will Save Us, a startup on...

New survey finds British children more e…

Jun 05, 2017 / Sector News

New research released today by Tech Will Save Us, creators of DIY gadget kits that encourage everyone to make, play, code and invent with technology, reveals 65% of British parents...

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