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    Cardiff and Vale College leads the way with WorldSkills UK IT successes
    Cardiff and Vale College recently hosted WorldSkills UK heats in IT and students came away...
    Regional skills gaps placed centre stage at conference
    IMMEDIATE action to create strong and meaningful partnerships between trainers, educators and employers has now...
    Applications open for energy balancing workshop
    Students and building design enthusiasts are being offered the chance to learn the basics of...
    Students shine at AA College Restaurant of the Year Awards
    Two students from London South East Colleges’ Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College took a...
    DCU and FutureLearn announce 30 Refugee Scholarships
    DCU and FutureLearn, the global leader in online social learning, have today announced 30 refugee...
    Cardiff and Vale College leads the way with WorldSkills UK IT successes
    Cardiff and Vale College leads the way with Wo...
    Regional skills gaps placed centre stage at conference
    Regional skills gaps placed centre stage at co...
    Applications open for energy balancing workshop
    Applications open for energy balancing worksho...
    Students shine at AA College Restaurant of the Year Awards
    Students shine at AA College Restaurant of the...
    DCU and FutureLearn announce 30 Refugee Scholarships
    DCU and FutureLearn announce 30 Refugee Schola...

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    Brexit Brick Wall

    Sharper focus needed on skills crucial t…

    Jun 22, 2018 / Sector News

    Public Accounts Committee warns of potential Brexit impact and calls for action on gender imbalances in their latest PAC Report "Delivering STEM skills for the economy" published today (22 Jun). STEM skills...

    (l-r) Morgan Whithear, Fatoumata Makalo, Kyle Woodward, Mateusz Kolacki, CAVC IT Lecturer Peter Franklin and Tomek Pawelek

    Cardiff and Vale College leads the way w…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    Cardiff and Vale College recently hosted WorldSkills UK heats in IT and students came away with six medals – two of the winners will be going to Birmingham for the...

    Regional skills gaps placed centre stage…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    IMMEDIATE action to create strong and meaningful partnerships between trainers, educators and employers has now become critical to achieving the career aspirations of tomorrow’s workforce and key to plugging the...

    Applications open for energy balancing w…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    Students and building design enthusiasts are being offered the chance to learn the basics of one of the world’s most successful environmentally-friendly building solutions. The Green.Building.Solutions. Summer School, Passivhaus Austria and...

    Students shine at AA College Restaurant …

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    Two students from London South East Colleges’ Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College took a trip to London yesterday to represent BR6 Restaurant & Bakehouse at the AA College Restaurant...

    DCU and FutureLearn announce 30 Refugee …

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    DCU and FutureLearn, the global leader in online social learning, have today announced 30 refugee scholarships. This co-sponsorship is part of a joint DCU FutureLearn scholarship initiative, and will enable refugees...

    Specialist Engineering Training Company’…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    With International Women in Engineering Day taking place on 23rd June, a national training provider is celebrating increased growth in the recruitment of female engineers to the industry. The Construction and...

    IET launches new campaign to get more yo…

    Jun 21, 2018 / FE Video

    Five young women engineers have a “pillow fight” using drones and explosives, turning the typical stereotype on its head, in this latest video from IET. A new campaign has been launched...

    Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

    City Corporation and Mayor of London tea…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    London’s largest independent funder has teamed up with the GLA to give the capital’s young people access to new educational, employment, cultural and sporting opportunities. City Bridge Trust, the City of...

    Spanish exchange students cook up tasty …

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has recently played host to two Spanish students as part of an international placement programme funded by Erasmus+. Patricia Quintano Gutierrez and Carles Ramos Guillen, aged...

    .@DerbyCollege Students Share City Exper…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    Students from Derby College who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world have compiled a book of stories about their first experiences and impressions of Derby for a...

    Lifelong learner Hilary prepares for gra…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    Vocational education and training has had a long history in the education system in Northern Ireland, helping individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career. The Festival...

    £20 million government boost for culture…

    Jun 21, 2018 / Sector News

    Arts Minister Michael Ellis launches £20 million fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.  Areas will be able to bid for up to...

    Eileen Milner, ESFA Chief Executive

    DfE Staff changes as @ESFAgov take on al…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    From early September 2018, staff from apprenticeships and the professional and technical education reform teams within DfE will move into the ESFA.  ESFA will be responsible for all apprenticeship and technical...

    Consultation begins on exciting merger p…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Consultation has now begun on an exciting potential merger between Sandwell College and Cadbury Sixth Form College. Following a rigorous selection process, Sandwell College was chosen as the best fit to...

    Activate Learning’s innovative approach …

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Activate Learning has been nominated for a partnership award at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group Business Awards, taking place at the end of June. The leading education provider is...

    A taste of success for Middlesbrough Col…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    TALENTED catering and hospitality students from Middlesbrough College have cooked up a storm winning an array of national competitions. The students – on courses ranging from Level 2 to degree level...

    Design exhibition celebrates individuali…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Staff and students from the visual communication and art and design courses at Borders College recently held their end of year exhibition, showcasing the creative work of the students and...

    Project SEARCH in the Borders

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Borders College, NHS Borders, and Scottish Borders Council (SBC) worked together to introduce Project SEARCH in the Borders back in 2016. Since then the program has gone from strength to...

    Students celebrating as offers from top …

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    In line with their delivering excellence values, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is pleased to announce that students from across the College have successfully secured offers from top universities including...

    Thousands of Liverpool residents get car…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Over 4,000 young people, teachers, parents and residents found out more about apprenticeships and other career paths at the Liverpool City Region Skills Show earlier this week. With over 100 organisations...

    Attracting and Retaining talented worker…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    The demand for construction workers is increasing and the construction industry board predicted in 2016 that 230,000 jobs would be created within the course of five year. The productivity in...

    Westminster Kingsway College hosted a visit by Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education

    President Trump's Education Secretary @B…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    On Thursday (14 June), Westminster Kingsway College hosted a visit by Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, where she learned about the college’s highly regarded school of hospitality and...

    London South East Colleges students fly …

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    A group of ambitious teenagers, studying on a Prince’s Trust Team programme (Team 20) at London South East Colleges, have just completed work on an exciting restoration project at the Biggin Hill Recreation...

    New appointments to the Low Pay Commissi…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Executive Appointments

    The government has today (Wednesday 20 June) announced a number of new appointments and re-appointments to the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC), an independent body that advises the government about...

    Laura’s dream becomes reality as she rec…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    In line with their delivering excellence values, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is pleased to announce that once again students from across the College have successfully secured interviews at top universities...

    Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

    £5M TO ATTRACT OVER 100 INDUSTRY EXPERTS…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    A £5million scheme calling on experts from across a range of technical sectors to work in further education has been launched today (20 Jun). The Taking Teaching Further programme will pay...

    Cambridge Regional College partners with…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Cambridge Regional College (CRC) is playing a significant part in encouraging high quality graduates to consider exploring a career in teaching Further Education through an innovative partnership project with the...

    Progress to Excellence Ltd receives Skil…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Top level recognition has once again been given to Progress to Excellence Ltd for its delivery of high quality learning and development in the adult social care sector. Skills for Care...

    New figures show attainment gap remains …

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Royal Blind has welcomed new figures which show an improvement in the number of vision impaired pupils who progress to positive destinations after school.  However, the charity, which runs the...

    New safety guidance for academic environ…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    A national trade body has provided new safety guidance for academic environments using compressed gases. The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced the code of practice ‘CP47 The Safe Use...

    Businesses to work in perfect harmony

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

    Businesses across the region are invited to attend a free breakfast networking event to hear from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The informal event takes place on Tuesday 3 July...

    MESMA WEBINAR AIDS SELF ASSESSMENT AND I…

    Jun 20, 2018 / CPD

    New webinars from online quality assurance specialists Mesma have been developed to equip those who have quality responsibilities in their organisation with the critical tools to develop robust and meaningful...

    #ProductivityGap Costs UK SMEs £57bn a Y…

    Jun 20, 2018 / Sector News

     UK SMEs LOSE OUT ON £57bn A YEAR – 1.5x THE COST OF BREXIT – DUE TO PRODUCTIVITY GAP UK SMEs could add £57bn to the economy if they matched the...

    Russells helps Dan climb career ladder

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    As strong advocates of investing in and nurturing skills and talent, leading roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles is proud to have promoted a former trainee to Manager, after he...

    Durham University Business School ranked…

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Durham University Business School has been ranked as one of the UK’s top 10 institutions for its pre-experience Masters in Finance programme, by the Financial Times. The annual ranking places the School 9th in...

    Aspirations students are up to the chall…

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Aspirations students from Tameside College visited Winmarleigh Hall Adventure Centre recently to experience a range of exciting outdoor activities. 15 students travelled to the centre, which is near to the Forest...

    Apprenticeship funding rules 2018 to 201…

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    ESFA today (19 Jun) published the rules that will apply to all funded apprenticeship provision.  These documents set out the funding rules for employers, employer-providers and training providers. The funding rules...

    Glen Rowe, MD of Backstage Academy

    Production Park pledges £20,000 to fund …

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Production Park, a unique cluster of live event based companies in Wakefield, has announced that it will fund university places at its industry leading training centre, Backstage Academy, making an...

    .@DerbyCollege Horticulture Students Win…

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Horticulture students at Derby College have won a top award at their third appearance at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC. Having won gold and silver merit...

    UK Skills Gap Map

    Britain’s Skills Gap Map: Best Places in…

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    The North-West follows London in a new study of job vacancies for 18 of the UK Visa Bureau’s most in-demand job industries More demand for Engineers and Nurses in the North-West...

    SERC awarded the prestigious re-accredit…

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    Following a thorough inspection by an independent external assessor, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has been re-accredited the Matrix Standard for the quality of their Careers Education, Information, Advice and...

    Coleg Cambria CEO David Jones with Sam Warburton

    48 miles in 14 hours walking across five…

    Jun 19, 2018 / FE Video

    THE award-winning chief executive of a top North Wales college is to walk 48 miles in 14 hours to raise money for a children's charity. Coleg Cambria CEO David Jones will...

    The Manchester College chooses e2s Recru…

    Jun 19, 2018 / Sector News

    The Manchester College, the largest Further Education college in the UK, has chosen e2s Recruit CRM solution to improve the way they connect and engage with prospective students to increase...

    Skills Minister Anne Milton

    £22m fund launched to boost construction…

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be...

    SERC JOIN FORCES WITH LOCAL PRIMARY SCHO…

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    On Friday 8 June, Millennium Integrated Primary School and South Eastern Regional College (SERC) joined forces for a unique opportunity for pupils and their families to get an insight to...

    Sharing best STEM practice in Train the …

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Staff members from various Scottish Borders secondary schools were recently welcomed to a pilot training event, hosted by Borders College, aimed at encouraging shared Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)...

    As UCAS deadlines loom: Civil Engineerin…

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Civil engineering graduates are the third highest starting earners according to Engineering UK’s annual report, with the median earnings for an engineer growing 1.7% to £40,953, comfortably above the national...

    World Robot Olympiad: Tens of thousands …

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Global competition that enables tens of thousands of young people to develop invaluable automation and programming skills now includes Engineering Simplicity award Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and...

    Seamless access the new norm, as researc…

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber Access’ service (Universal...

    Sián Mulholland, registered midwife at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

    Hard work pays off for midwife Sián

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Vocational training has had a long history in the education system in Northern Ireland, helping individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career. The Festival of Learning...

    Science Minister Sam Gyimah

    Science Minister @SamGyimah launches new…

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Sam Gyimah appears as an avatar in new online content aimed to inform audiences about developments in science, research and innovation. Science Minister Sam Gyimah will today (Monday 18 June) appear...

    Digital and science engineering to be ta…

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Hundreds of students will be trained to become experts in engineering and digital technology to help deliver the skilled workers local businesses need at a state-of-the art new college in...

    Imperial College Business School’s MSc F…

    Jun 18, 2018 / Sector News

    Imperial College Business School has entered the world’s top ten for the first time in today’s Financial Times Masters in Finance rankings. Imperial ranked in 9th place, moving up three...

    SUCCESS FOR POLYMER APPRENTICES

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    The UK’s leading plastic training provider has celebrated another year of success with a special graduation ceremony for its Polymer apprentices. The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre in Telford held the...

    Leeds City College Group granted degree …

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    The Leeds City College Group is the second provider in the Yorkshire region and seventh in the country to have been granted foundation degree awarding powers by the Privy Council. Previously...

    STUDENTS HIT STAGE IN MUSICAL COMEDY

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    Talented students from City of Wolverhampton College will be hitting the stage this month in their Summer show. The group of performing arts students on the UAL Extended Diploma and Diploma...

    VINTAGE TEA ROOMS UNVEILED IN TOWN CENTR…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    A new vintage tea rooms is to be unveiled in Telford, thanks in part to the hard work of students from City of Wolverhampton College. The new café at Meeting Point...

    Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

    Jun 15, 2018 / 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. Awards were presented by representatives of...

    Students celebrate at College awards eve…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    Students and staff came together at Sussex Coast College Hastings last Wednesday evening (13th June) to celebrate a year of academic and personal achievements. Over 150 guests filled the atrium at...

    Summer Intern Advice from the Boss: More…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    As the summer internship season kicks into high gear, a new survey by Korn Ferry points to the reasons bosses would choose one intern candidate over another. Nearly two thirds of professionals...

    Aspirations students applauded at award …

    Jun 15, 2018 / Awards

    Tameside College’s Aspirations students celebrated with friends and family at their annual awards evening last week. Nearly 50 students were presented with certificates by Nicola Welland, assistant principal and Tracey Barton-McClean...

    Experts serve up a treat for students

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    Experts from the food industry visited Tameside College’s hospitality and catering department to treat students to patisserie and sommelier workshops as part of a ‘mini-industry day’. Reece Hunt, a junior chocolate...

    Rugby legend @SamWarburton_ inspires col…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    INSPIRING students were rewarded for their achievements at a glittering ceremony starring rugby legend Sam Warburton. The former Wales and British Lions captain was the guest speaker at Coleg Cambria's Student...

    ‘Government urgently needs to boost lowe…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    The government urgently needs to step up its response to addressing lower level skills gaps in the economy with Brexit less than a year away, according to a new Level...

    Overbury delivers gold for @AstonUnivers…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    A refurbishment project at a West Midlands university has achieved a prestigious gold rating for environmental good practice. Aston University has become only the second national higher education provider to attain...

    North Wales college @ColegCambria rocket…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    COLEG CAMBRIA proved once again it is at the forefront of digital advances by breaking into the top five of a prestigious social media league table. The award-winning north east Wales...

    eLearning Africa: EdTech, Inspiration an…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    One of Africa’s most inspirational and successful women will top the bill at this year’s eLearning Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda. A medical doctor, an academic and a businesswoman, Dr...

    the Career Ready graduates with front centre l-r CAVC Career Ready Manager Tracy Bird, Ashton Hewitt and CAVC Career Ready Apprentice Danielle Halford

    Career Ready students graduate from Card…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    Cardiff and Vale College has played host to 25 students as they celebrated their graduation from its Career Ready programme with their friends, parents and mentors. The graduation ceremony was held...

    The @SkillsNetworkUK Recognised As 'Good…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    Leading distance learning provider The Skills Network (TSN), has been praised as a ‘GOOD’ provider of education and skills by Ofsted after an inspection in May. In its first inspection, the...

    Office for Students chief executive Nicola Dandridge

    Higher education market not working in i…

    Jun 15, 2018 / Sector News

    No evidence greater competition between providers will improve quality of education they provide, say Public Accounts Committee. The Government has recently introduced changes to the regulation of higher education to address...

    A small selection of the many industry successes to have graduated from BIMM in recent years.

    Impressive New Employment Figures for Gr…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    There are currently more revenue streams within UK Music than ever before, and according to the recent BPI report, revenue shot up by 10.6% last year – proof that the...

    Michelle Elliott, Vice Principal of University Centre Quayside (UCQ)

    Michelle Elliott appointed vice principa…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Executive Appointments

    Michelle Elliott has been appointed vice principal of independent higher education provider, UCQ, which recently launched its Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA). Based in Quayside i-4 in Newcastle, Michelle will be...

    Greg Smith, head of operations at Oxford Open Learning Trust

    Festival of Learning Week: Workers' Perc…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Over a third of adults say they’re unable to afford adult education. The Festival of Learning is all about encouraging people to carry on studying throughout life, but the Oxford Open...

    Bath College students win 1st & 2nd …

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Last month, Bath College hosted the regional final of the SkillBuild Stonemasonry competition in the stonemasonry workshop at the Somer Valley Campus. Bath College students have been announced as the top...

    Apprenticeship starts down 28%

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Latest figures published by the Department of Education show that apprenticeship starts have fallen once again. Statistics released this morning show that new apprenticeships have dropped in what appears to be a...

    Construction firms invest in talent to b…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    An innovative training programme designed to tackle construction skills shortages has reached a notable milestone, the first students to graduate from the scheme all securing full-time positions in the industry. The...

    PatSnap secures $38 million in funding l…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Latest round brings PatSnap’s total investment to date to over US$100 million PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today closed its Series D investment round...

    Trafford College's Aspire Restaurant add…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Trafford College’s Aspire Restaurant has been awarded the prestigious Gold Accreditation and Centre of Excellence status from People 1st. People 1st and the AA College Rosette scheme work in collaboration to...

    Parents of Jimmy Mizen visit London Sout…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    The parents of a young man who was tragically murdered 10 years ago, are taking part in a series of lectures at London South East Colleges this month, in support...

    Simon Adams, Regional Director for Teach In

    The rise of video interviews: 5 top tips…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Simon Adams, Regional Director for Teach In, specialists in matching school staffing needs with the best available teachers and teaching assistants using creative recruitment solutions, shares his advice on successfully...

    Natasha Kaplinsky with Tresham College Student Priscilla Khoza.

    Tresham College student in the news

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Tresham College media student Priscilla Khoza has spent the day with news star Natasha Kaplinsky at the ITN studios in London. “It was a great experience and a chance to see...

    Université Paris-Saclay and McGill Univ…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Université Paris-Saclay has signed a cooperation agreement with McGill University, the most international university in Canada. Recognized as one of the world’s top research universities - 32nd in QS World Rankings...

    Kensington and Chelsea College hosts BA …

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    An exhibition at Kensington and Chelsea College next week showcases the transformation of eight individuals from student to artist as they have studied for a BA (Hons) degree in Fine...

    .@Sparsholt_Coll ege rated Outstanding a…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Sparsholt college has retained its Ofsted Outstanding rating for its student accommodation. Wraparound care and support and top class teaching facilities makes Sparsholt College the obvious choice for aspiring students...

    North Wales college unveils £20m plans f…

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    THESE are the first images of the proposed £20 million redevelopment of Coleg Cambria's Wrexham campus. The Yale site is to undergo a huge transformation if planning permission is granted this...

    St Mary’s evening boarders get on their …

    Jun 14, 2018 / Sector News

    Evening boarders at St Mary’s School in Melrose have recently benefitted from a work placement collaboration with Borders College sports students who have been coaching them on their cycling skills. Six...

    Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi

    New £1 million scheme to improve mental …

    Jun 13, 2018 / Sector News

    The Government has already pledged a total of £1.7 billion to help promote, protect and improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This includes an extra £300m to...

    Access to Higher Education students cele…

    Jun 13, 2018 / Sector News

    Bath College held an award ceremony to celebrate the incredible achievements of the Access to Higher Education students at the Shrubbery restaurant last week. The students were presented with their course...

    FURTHER EDUCATION HUB TO SUPPORT GROWING…

    Jun 13, 2018 / Sector News

    A new further education hub will open in Cannock town centre this September, in a bid to meet the needs of local and regional employers and a growing economy in...

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