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Leigh College sports students learn from Invictus Games star and elite coach

MOD & The 5% Club gather major emplo…

Jul 23, 2019 / Sector News

The Ministry of Defence and The 5% Club, two of the UK’s biggest supporters of apprenticeships, will today urge employers to prioritise building life skills in more young people at...

Colleges should be repositioned at the h…

Jul 23, 2019 / Sector News

#LoveOurColleges - Reposition them at the heart of lifelong learning Colleges should be repositioned at the heart of a lifelong learning system for the twenty-first century, a new report for the...

Society-wide mission to tackle early lit…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

New national campaign launched with ideas to support children's learning at home, or as part of everyday activities like catching the bus or doing the shopping Families will get ideas on...

#enlightED awards to identify and promot…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

ENLIGHTED IS BACK WITH WORLD EXPERTS IN EDUCATION, INNOVATION AND #EDTECH This year’s enlightED, the global conference which brings together leading experts in education, technology and innovation, which is taking place...

Transforming the Employment Prospects of…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

NHS Collaboration Creating Life-Changing Opportunity for Young People With Learning Disabilities in Wales.  An innovative partnership with Engage to Change is helping to change the lives of young people with learning...

Decision: Direction issued to Blackpool …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

A statutory direction issued to Blackpool borough council due to poor performance in children's social care services. Documents Statutory direction to Blackpool borough council in relation to children’s services PDF, 853KB...

Independent report: Blackpool children's…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

An independent report and recommendations from the Commissioner for Children’s Services in Blackpool. Documents Commissioner review of Blackpool council children’s services PDF, 314KB, 18 pages This file may not be suitable for...

Decision: Revised direction issued to Bl…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

A statutory direction reissued to Blackpool council due to poor performance in children's social care services. Documents Revised direction to Blackpool council PDF, 126KB, 4 pages Details This revised direction requires that the...

Palo Alto Networks Trains #Cybersecurity…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

With UK cybersecurity skills in short supply, focus must be on developing next generation This week, Palo Alto Networks is training 17 cybersecurity faculty members from 13 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) across...

Guidance: 16 to 18 accountability headli…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Guide for schools, colleges and local authorities on new measures in the 2017 to 2018 performance tables. Documents 16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide Ref: DFE-00295-2018PDF, 2.03MB, 101...

Cambridge Regional College team up with …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

NEW INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO TACKLE THE REGION’S DIGITAL SKILLS SHORTAGE The Digital Academy will bring new tech talent to Cambridge, Greater London and the East of England  A brand new tech initiative will...

#HealthTech co-founders recognised for p…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Students’ Emotional Fitness app Fika has been shortlisted for Start-Up of the Year at the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Fika, which launched in February 2019, rolling out across UK universities...

New Traineeship Initiative to Get More P…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Mercury Launch Traineeship initiative with CNet Training to Get More People into The Network Infrastructure Industry Mercury has announced that it plans to put 50 Trainee Data Technicians through the Certified...

Dave Allen, Associate Director for Rail at Samuel Knight International

Williams #RailReview: Do not overlook th…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Recruitment specialist calls on Rail Review to incorporate skills gap in reforms.  Samuel Knight International, the global rail and energy recruitment specialist, has urged the Independent Chair of the Rail Review...

Rotherham College Catering and Hospitali…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Rotherham College Catering and Hospitality students had the opportunity to prepare and serve lunch for HRH The Duke of York KG during his visit to University Centre Rotherham. His Royal Highness...

Platform Graduate Award 2019 is a vital …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Platform Graduate Award 2019 – announcing the selected artists.  CVAN South East is pleased to announce the selection for the Platform Graduate Award 2019. Twenty-three graduates have been chosen from across fourteen...

Guidance: Free schools: how to apply

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Guidance and example forms for proposers looking to set up new mainstream free schools. Documents How to apply to set up a mainstream free school Ref: DFE-00129-2018PDF, 4.02MB, 70 pages Wave...

Policy paper: School and college perform…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

The information that the Department for Education (DfE) will publish in the school and college performance tables. Documents School and college performance tables 2019: statement of intent Ref: DfE-00139-2019PDF, 228KB...

Further measures announced to boost the …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Two additional interventions will help crack down on poor quality post-16 qualifications as part of an ongoing Government review. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today (22 July) made further interventions to...

Guidance: Children looked after return 2…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Data submission specifications for the children looked after (CLA) return for 2019 to 2020. Documents Children looked after by local authorities in England: technical specification to the 2019 to 2020...

T levels: Next steps for providers

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Information for post-16 providers on the next steps towards delivery of T Levels. Contents T Level action plan T Level Transition Programme Expression of interest to deliver T Levels in the 2021 to 2022...

Guidance: Children looked after return 2…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Guide for local authorities submitting the children looked after data return for the year 2019 to 2020. Documents Children looked after by local authorities in England: guide to the SSDA903...

Detailed guide: T Levels: next steps for…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Information for post-16 providers on the next steps towards delivery of T Levels. ContentsT Level action planT Level Transition ProgrammeExpression of interest to deliver T Levels in the 2021...

Seetec partnership supports rugby talent…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Ambitious Rochford Hundred Rugby Club will be targeting further success in the new season with continuing sponsorship from employment and skills specialist Seetec. Seetec has become the club’s main sponsor for...

Urban Garden at JWC

Joseph Wright post 16 Academic and Arts …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright post 16 Academic and Arts college in the Cathedral Quarter have created an urban garden for staff and students to enjoy. The balcony space...

Spanish teaching students watch educating Yorkshire

Spanish teaching students watch educatin…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Student teachers from Spain have said gracias and adios to Bradford after completing work experience in the city. A group of students from Granada University spent three weeks on an exchange...

NOCN Group forges partnership with SIEG …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

NOCN Group has signed a formal agreement with Sloane International Education Group (SIEG) based in Hong Kong, China. SIEG is now officially an NOCN Centre for Endorsed Programmes and registrations...

Rachael Kennedy, (left) from Comber, who has secured full time employment with Tricord following successful completion of SERC’s Entry to Management Programme with Beverley Harrison, Director of Further Education, Department for the Economy, Jenny McConnell, Deputy Head of School of Hospitality, Management, Tourism & Languages, SERC and John Rogers, Director of Tricord.

SERC Entry to Management programme secur…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Rachael Kennedy (23) from Comber, who has recently completed South Eastern Regional College's (SERC) Entry to Management Graduate Development Programme wants other graduates to know how the programme helped her...

Water company will use #VR and #Gamifica…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Northumbrian Water has teamed up with Gateshead College to pioneer a virtual reality training tool that will improve key areas of the business. Games students have made a splash at one...

Decision: Revised direction issued to Bi…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

A revised statutory direction to Birmingham city council recognising the transfer of children’s social care to Birmingham children’s trust. Documents Revised direction issued to Birmingham city council PDF, 351KB, 3 pages Details This...

Decision: Direction issued to Tower Haml…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Direction issued to the London borough of Tower Hamlets due to its inadequate performance in children's social care services. Documents Direction issued to Tower Hamlets council PDF, 79.7KB, 3 pages Details This direction...

Detailed guide: ESFA Education and Skill…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Information about ESFA Education and Skills contracts for 2019 to 2020 ContentsOverviewMain Terms and Conditions and Generic SchedulesFunding Specific Schedules Overview 2019 to 2020 FE funding will be contracted using a...

Grenfell community and Kensington and Ch…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Government pledges up to £32.3 million to support the recovery of Kensington and Chelsea College and the local community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Today, Monday 22 July, the Government...

Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda

Latest thinking on key workplace issues …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda British Safety Council 11th Annual Conference – Health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace, 16 October 2019 One of the...

Independent report: School Teachers’ R…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Recommendations from the School Teachers’ Review Body on teachers’ pay Documents School Teachers’ Review Body 29th report: 2019 Ref: ISBN 978-1-5286-1325-5, CP 133PDF, 1.91MB, 111 pages This file may not be...

Transparency data: School nurseries capi…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

A list of the 147 applicants for the school nurseries capital fund to create school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children. Documents School nurseries capital fund: outcome of applications 2019 HTML Details A...

Fair admissions review: Major review of …

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

School, college, student, university and UCAS leaders to review admissions. A review of university admissions practices will ensure they are fair, transparent and operating in the best interests of students. Universities UK...

University of Glasgow’s New Learning H…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

HLM Architects, a leading design and architecture company with studios in Glasgow, attended the celebrations held to mark the topping out ceremony for the James McCune Smith Learning Hub at...

“Never give up. Mistakes are the way o…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Level Three Public Services student Jan Kurt switched courses so he could follow his dream of going into policing.  Although he was very good at Engineering - his original choice, it just wasn’t what...

Guidance: Independent special schools an…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act. Documents Special schools and colleges approved under section 41 in...

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

Which post-16 Level 3 qualifications wil…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Education Secretary announces further reforms to post-16 qualifications. Further measures have been launched to crack down on poor quality post-16 qualifications as part of an ongoing Government review Education Secretary Damian Hinds...

Barton Peveril Go Back in Time

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Performing Arts students held a successful Immersive Theatre production on Thursday 28th June, transporting guests back in time to the 1980s. Friends, family, local residents, and...

Decision: Revised direction issued to Bi…

Jul 22, 2019 / Sector News

Revised statutory direction to Birmingham City Council in relation to its children’s services from July 2019. Documents Direction issued to Birmingham city council (July 2019) PDF, 100KB, 2 pages Details This is...

How universities and colleges are adapti…

Jul 21, 2019 / Sector News

Accidents can happen in any public place or building, making universities and colleges no exception to the rule. The most common types of accidents which occur on campus include slips, trips...

Research and analysis: Evaluation of reg…

Jul 21, 2019 / Sector News

Research from the 3-year evaluation of regional adoption agencies. Documents Evaluation of regional adoption agencies: inception and scoping report Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-944-9, DFE-RR855PDF, 1.93MB, 91 pages Evaluation of regional adoption agencies:...

Research and analysis: Adoption support …

Jul 21, 2019 / Sector News

Report evaluating the long-term effect of the adoption support fund's funding of adoptive families’ access to therapy. Documents The evaluation of the adoption support fund: long-term follow-up Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-043-0...

Kate Gardhouse, Director of Customer Experience and Operations at CIM

#CPD is a critical element of any career…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

The Chartered Institute of Marketing enhances member experience with new CPD platform.  The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has selected Agylia to develop its continuing professional development (CPD) platform, enhancing the professional knowledge, skills and...

Correspondence: Letter to academy trust …

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Letter sent from Eileen Milner, chief executive of the Education Skills Funding Agency, to academy trusts in July 2019. Documents Letter to academy trust accounting officers July 2019 PDF, 193KB, 5 pages Details Eileen Milner...

Education Secretary calls for children t…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Damian Hinds launches #SummerOutdoors to encourage children to explore the world around them during the summer holidays Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today (Friday 19 July) launched #SummerOutdoors which will suggest...

CONEL celebrates its Media stars

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

The College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London (CONEL)’s Tottenham Centre recently hosted its annual Media end of year show and awards ceremony. This event showcases and celebrates the...

HCUC Principal, Laraine Smith OBE, retir…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Principal retires after 16 dedicated years Laraine Smith OBE whose leadership at Uxbridge College and more recently of the merged college grouping HCUC (a merger of Uxbridge College and Harrow College)...

Guidance: ESFA financial assurance: fund…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Documentation used by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to carry out funding assurance reviews. Documents Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2016 to 2017 HTML Assurance review documentation for...

College donation to have major impact on…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

THE £115,000 donation of a North Wales college to a child protection charity will have a huge impact on thousands of young people across the region. Coleg Cambria raised the...

Green Schools Project to Debut College S…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

This year, the Green Schools Project will open its doors to a Further Education college for the first time in a pioneering move to help rejuvenate City and Islington College's sustainability programme. The...

Progress to Excellence Ltd remains among…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

PROGRESS to Excellence Ltd has once again been recognised as one of the best learning and development providers within the adult social care sector. For the fourth year running, the company...

Female engineering student gains Bronze …

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

A female engineering student at Sunderland College has been nationally recognised for her outstanding achievements.  18-year-old Chloe Tumilty is celebrating after gaining a Bronze Award for BTEC Engineering Student of the...

Female #STEM engineering academy backed …

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

A new engineering academy backed by a top South Yorkshire employer is opening at the start of the next academic year to inspire more women to get ahead in the...

Research and analysis: Labour market inf…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

A review of the LMI for All service that brings reliable labour market information together in one place. Documents Labour market information (LMI) for All 2017 to 2018 HTML Details LMI for All...

Open consultation: Home to school travel…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Summary We're seeking views on revised statutory guidance for local authorities on home to school travel and transport. This consultation is being held on another website. This consultation closes at 11:45pm...

Detailed guide: School improvement suppo…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Support for schools identified as ‘requires improvement’ in their latest Ofsted report. ContentsEligibilitySupport available to schoolsWhen support is availableMore information Eligibility We will be offering support to schools that:enter the 2019...

Detailed guide: Emergency school improve…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

A grant to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. ContentsOverviewWho can applyApplyWhat we will fund Overview The emergency school improvement fund is a grant to support:primary schoolssecondary schoolsmiddle schoolsall-through schoolsalternative...

Research and analysis: School improvemen…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

A review of the practices and processes used by 5 countries with high-performing school systems. Documents School improvement systems in high-performing countries Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-038-6, DFE-RR940PDF, 621KB, 62 pages Details This report...

Detailed guide: Check your eligibility f…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Information about the recently announced trust capacity fund for the 2019 to 2020 financial year. The trust capacity fund (TCaF) will award up to £17 million to support trust...

 Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Layla Moran MP

Invest in school & music clubs to cl…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

Social Mobility Commission’s report on extra-curricular activities. Today (19 Jul), the Social Mobility Commission and the University of Bath have published new research revealing that young people from low-income families participate...

£33.5 MILLION TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS TO IMP…

Jul 19, 2019 / Sector News

High-performing academy trusts are being encouraged to grow and support more schools across England, supported by £17 million announced today by the Education Secretary Damian Hinds (Friday 19 July). The Trust...

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union

Academy transfers and funding

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Academy Transfers. Commenting on today’s Department for Education figures detailing the number of and cost of academy transfers and funding in England, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education...

Ofsted’s bold and ambitious claims for…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Ofsted Annual Report 2019. Commenting on Ofsted’s Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19, published today (18 Jul), Andrew Morris, Assistant General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “According to Ofsted’s 2019 annual report, Ofsted...

Learning to code at GDS

Providing opportunities to learn coding…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

The Government Digital Service (GDS) employs a lot of people who write software for a living, and a lot of people who don’t. Not everyone needs to know how to code...

Businesses prioritising investment in tech over upskilling

Businesses prioritising investment in te…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Adecco, part of the Adecco Group UK&I – the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, today launched new research which reveals that business owners say their strategy is to prioritise...

Competition rules must continue to evolv…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Competition rules need to change to prevent potential new forms of consumer harm, Business Secretary Greg Clark said today. Businesses and regulators must also find ways to end the “worst effects”...

Focus on #Skills to Help Maritime Flouri…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Maritime Skills Commission to be set up to look at careers at sea and training gaps. Commission will be set up to help highlight the skills needed to ensure the maritime...

Linda Aiello, SVP of International Employee Success at Salesforce.

The impact of over-working and what busi…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

MP Helen Whately has pushed forward the flexible working bill to the next stages in the government’s legislative process. The bill will mean all UK businesses will have to allow full-time...

Digital technology is helping Gateshead College dance students Emily Van-der-vord (left) and Chloe Wilson (right)

Gateshead college joins forces with UK…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

PROTO partnership powers tech revolution A North East college is joining forces with the country’s first emerging technology facility to develop the future digital workforce.   Gateshead College is officially partnering with neighbour...

Social care crisis made worse by poorly …

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

The country’s unqualified adult carer crisis is being exacerbated by the government’s refusal to properly fund apprenticeships in the sector, according to a new survey published today. Training providers who train...

BCoT lands hat-trick of awards at #Edufu…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has successfully picked up three awards at this year’s Edufuturist Awards 2019 including the prestigious College of the Year Award sponsored by Texthelp. The award...

Corporate report: Ofqual annual report f…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Ofqual's annual report and accounts for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. Documents Annual Report and Accounts 2018 to 2019: web version PDF, 71.9MB, 59 pages This file may...

#Brexit Preparations for Higher Educatio…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Advice for higher education institutions in England on how to prepare for Brexit. Preparations that higher education organisations should be taking to get ready for the UK leaving the EU. It is...

#Brexit Preparations for Further Educati…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Advice for further education institutions and apprenticeship providers in England on how to prepare for Brexit. Preparations that organisations and businesses should be making to get ready for the UK leaving...

Guidance: Brexit: preparations for schoo…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Advice for schools in England on how to prepare for Brexit. Documents Advice for schools on how to prepare for Brexit HTML Details Preparations that schools should be making to get ready for...

Sister Act: Rebecca, Courtney and Chloe Teggart from Crossgar who have all completed the Level 2 Diploma for Food and Beverage Service pictured in Bodie’s Barista, SERC’s newest term-time coffee shop located in SERC’s Downpatrick Campus.

SERC Serves up Perfect course for Teggar…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

It really was a case of a ‘sister act’ at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) when twins Chloe and Rebecca (18) and younger sister Courtney (17) from Crossgar, recently completed...

Consultation outcome: Teachers’ pensio…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

This consultation has concluded Download the full outcome Teachers’ pension schemes (amendment) regulations 2019 Ref: DfE-00149-2019PDF, 157KB, 17 pages Detail of outcome Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the...

Clearing support just a click away at Northumbria University

Clearing support is just a click away #A…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Apps, vlogs, podcasts and fast track registration… Prospective students can get primed and ready for the annual Clearing process thanks to Northumbria University. The university’s ‘Clearing Community’ is embracing all technologies...

Corporate report: Tailored review of the…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

The tailored review of the Student Loans Company (SLC) assesses its form and function, governance, effectiveness and efficiency. Documents Tailored review of the Student Loans Company Ref: DfE-00150-2019PDF, 6.56MB, 143...

Technology professionals who are certifi…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for technology professionals around the world, said today its CompTIA Linux+ certification has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The...

£125 million cash injection will suppor…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

UK businesses can benefit from £100 million in grants for pioneering research and from £25 million in loans to commercialise their best ideas. The UK’s most innovative businesses can win a...

Transparency data: Business expenses of …

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Details of expenses and hospitality incurred by their most senior officials. Documents Ofsted HMCI and Executive Board business expenses and hospitality April 2018 to September 2018 ODS, 45.1KB This file is...

Transparency data: DfE Government Major …

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Department for Education (DfE) September 2018 Government Major Projects Portfolio data that supports the 2019 Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) annual report. Documents DfE Government Major Project Portfolio data, September...

Barton Peveril’s Oxford Essayist, Emma Fleeman

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College wins U…

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Emma Fleeman has won an essay writing competition run by the University of Oxford’s Merton College. Emma’s essay was one of just 15 selected...

RE: Maths Explained - a low stress way to improve numeracy

Maths Explained – making numeracy work

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

A low stress way to improve numeracy Say the word ‘maths’ and many people panic. Memories of times tables, tricky lessons and difficult tests abound. It has a reputation for being...

Decision: FE Commissioner intervention: …

Jul 18, 2019 / Sector News

FE Commissioner's intervention report summary on Easton and Otley College, and the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills' letter to the chair. Documents FE Commissioner intervention summary report: Easton...

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