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How can your studies be helped with vita…

Sep 21, 2019 / Sector News

Coming back after the long summer break to study isn’t always easy, especially as it’s often a time that new topics have to be mastered. But is it possible to...

Get undergraduate student finance: step …

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Check if you’re eligible for student finance, find out how much you can get, how to apply and when you start repaying. There’s different funding if you’re studying to be a...

Former Prime Minister, Dr Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown receives honorary doctorate…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Former Prime Minister, Dr Gordon Brown, has been recognised for his services to global education by The Open University (OU) at a ceremony in London. He was presented with his...

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England. Documents Local authority interactive tool XLSM, 7.87MB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive...

Prifysgol yn cydweithio â’r Coleg i h…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Mae Prifysgol Abertawe a Choleg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi dod ynghyd i helpu myfyrwyr â chyflyrau sbectrwm awtistig wrth iddynt baratoi i bontio o’r coleg i’r brifysgol. Maen nhw’n cydweithredu ar brosiect...

Swansea University joins forces with Gow…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Swansea University and Gower College Swansea have teamed up to support students with autistic spectrum conditions as they prepare to make the transition from college to university. They are collaborating on...

School census 2019 to 2020: technical in…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Technical specification and validation rules for submitting 2019 to 2020 school census data. Documents School census 2019 to 2020: business and technical information Ref: DFE-00106-2018PDF, 5.28MB, 138 pages This file may not be...

#Apprenticeship exchange scheme to creat…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Anglo-German relations may be faltering during #Brexit, but one Derby company is cementing strong links between both countries as it looks to enhance understanding of how both training and customer...

Nottingham College staff to walk out again on Monday out as mammoth 15-day action enters third week

Nottingham College staff to walk out aga…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Nottingham College will begin a three-day walkout on Monday (23 September) as strikes at the college enter their third consecutive week. Staff...

Apply to join DfE's longitudinal educati…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

How to check your eligibility to join DfE’s LEO secondee pilot and gain access to LEO data for research. ContentsAbout the LEO programmeAccess to LEO dataApply for the LEO pilotInformation for...

Ensuring a high quality education for al…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2019/09/20/ensuring-a-high-quality-education-for-all/ Ensuring a high quality education for all Posted by: Media Officer, Posted on: 20 September 2019 - Categories: GCSE, Higher Education, Universities Today’s Education in the Media blog focuses on the Children’s...

Coleg yn ennill statws Aur NEBOSH

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Mae Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi ennill statws Partner Dysgu Aur NEBOSH - sêl bendith swyddogol am addysgu cyrsiau iechyd a diogelwch. Ar hyn o bryd, trwy ei ddarpariaeth Hyfforddiant GCS a...

Gower College Swansea awarded NEBOSH Gol…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Gower College Swansea has been awarded Gold NEBOSH Learning Partner status – an official seal of approval for its delivery of health and safety courses. The College currently delivers four accredited...

The University of Law secures exclusive …

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

The University of Law (ULaw) has secured an exclusive training partnership with UK law firm, TLT. The partnership will see ULaw become the exclusive training provider of the Legal Practice...

Stone Group's Cisco Meraki play scores f…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Stone Group, the UK built, and owned VAR has been awarded a place on Lot 3 of the new Jisc HE Network Equipment Framework. Lot 3 is the Cisco Lot and sees...

Chris Skidmore, Science, Research and Innovation Minister

Science, Research and Innovation Ministe…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Science, Research and Innovation Minister Chris Skidmore makes a speech about the Future Leaders Fellowships: It’s great to be back. I’m especially delighted that I’m able to make my first speech as...

Kanan Thiyagarajah after receiving his Essex Coach of the Year award

Barking & Dagenham College cricket c…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Barking & Dagenham College’s cricket team coach has been named Essex County Coach of the Year by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Coaches Association. Kanan Thiyagarajah joined the college...

British Embassy Ashgabat supports Turkme…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

The British Embassy Ashgabat and International Organization for Migration strengthen capacity of Turkmen journalists in the field of combating human trafficking. British Embassy and IOM strengthen capacity of Turkmen...

Brecon Beacons College staff brave the c…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Ain’t no Mountain High Enough Three members of staff from Brecon Beacons College braved the challenge of walking up Wales’s highest peaks. Tina Davies, Jenny Morgan both Refectory staff and Clare...

Summers over and the academic year has b…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

When Careermag for Parents launched back in April, we were unsure of what to expect. Reaching out to parents and guardians can be challenging as the audience is always changing...

Reviews of marking and moderation for GC…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Statistics on the number of reviews of marking and moderation for GCSE, AS and A level. These statistics will be released on 12 December 2019 9:30am

Malpractice in GCSE, AS and A level: sum…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Number of incidents of malpractice for GCSE, AS and A level in the summer exam series. These statistics will be released on 12 December 2019 9:30am Related content Malpractice in GCSE, AS...

Entries for GCSE: November 2019 exam ser…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

The number of entries by subject for GCSE in the November exam series. These statistics will be released on 5 December 2019 9:30am

Vocational and other qualifications quar…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Statistics on vocational and other qualifications (excluding GCSEs, AS levels and A levels). These statistics will be released on 28 November 2019 9:30am

Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A L…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Access arrangements allow skills and knowledge to be demonstrated by candidates with disabilities, temporary illnesses or special educational needs. These statistics will be released on 21 November 2019 9:30am Related content Access...

South Eastern Regional College’s @Mind…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

This September, as part of #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Community Radio Station, Lisburn 98FM, welcomed the cameras into their studio, taking part in UTV Live’s feature on suicide...

Top 4 #Apprenticeship Funding Myths Bust…

Sep 20, 2019 / FE Video

Each apprenticeship is allocated to one of 30 funding bands, which range from £1,500 to £27,000. When the Institute makes a funding recommendation, we take into account a range of factors...

NAHT report on effective school-to-schoo…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Today (Friday 20th September) the National Association of Head Teachers published its ‘Principles of Effective School-to-School Peer Review’ report which argues that peer review between schools school be the norm, not...

Registration decision

Newham College of Further Education refu…

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

The Office for Students has refused the registration application of Newham College of Further Education, following a rigorous process of assessment and evaluation. The OfS’s registration decisions relate to higher education...

Props technician

Props technician

Sep 20, 2019 / Sector News

Reference Number: ST0174 Details of standard OCCUPATION: Props Technician A Props Technician provides support and assistance to the Prop Master, Assistant Prop Master and Chargehands to supply, build, use and maintain dressing and...

Bristol jumps up four places in Good Uni…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Bristol’s student satisfaction for overall experience with teaching quality, rated silver by the TEF, along with excellent graduate prospects and outstanding research particularly in geography, clinical medicine, health subjects, economics...

Barnsley College’s iconic Old Mill Lane campus

Parents and carers play a crucial role i…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Parents invited to Barnsley College information evening  Parents and carers of Year 11 school children will have the opportunity to find out more about the courses available at Barnsley College and...

Funding education

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Today we look at the new funding we are putting into the education sector, after a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. IFS Report Today, Thursday 19 September, the Institute for...

Record year of enrolment for Coventry Co…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Coventry College is seeing record levels of enrolment onto its courses for the upcoming academic year. The city’s leading further education provider has seen more than 1,000 extra spaces taken up...

Students club together to combat university wellbeing crisis

Students club together to combat univers…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Students from across the UK are clubbing together to combat the university wellbeing crisis. In an initiative started by students’ emotional fitness app Fika, more than 400 students from more than...

Who is accountable for awarding qualific…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2019/09/19/who-is-accountable-for-awarding-qualifications/ Who is accountable for awarding qualifications? Posted by: Phil Beach, Posted on: 19 September 2019 - Categories: Vocational and technical qualifications The answer to this question should be obvious – the awarding...

Moderation and verification of centre as…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

This consultation has concluded Download the full outcome Consultation decisions: moderation and verification of centre assessment judgements Ref: Ofqual/19/6545/1PDF, 419KB, 27 pages Accountability for Awards: impact of Ofqual rules on schools, colleges and...

Awarding organisation controls for centr…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Summary Counsulting on conditions, requirements and guidance relating to how awarding organisations control assessment judgements made by schools and colleges. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 15 November 2019 Consultation description This...

Barnsley Sports Academy students playing netball

Barnsley College becomes Leeds Rhinos tr…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Barnsley College’s Sports Academy has struck a partnership with Leeds Rhinos Netball Club, giving talented Netball players in the local area access to high quality training programmes at the Honeywell...

New employer skills academies open to Sh…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

A new education and skills project spearheaded by The Sheffield College in partnership with top employers has launched to students. Twelve employer academies have opened this week, from Monday, September 16th...

Academy admissions

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Information about academy admissions and the role of ESFA. ContentsAdmissions arrangementsIn-year admissionsAcademy admission appealsAcademy admission appeals complaints Admissions arrangements Admission authorities must have determined their admissions arrangements for entry in September 2021 by...

NUS Scotland secure bursary support for student strikers

NUS Scotland secure bursary support for …

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

First Minister assures students ‘should not lose their bursary’ First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that no students striking during the climate protests will be at threat of losing their bursary or...

From L to R Anthony Knowles, Head of Employer Accounts for the North Education and Skills Fudning Agency, Steve Lynas, HR Director A-Plant, Bob Harper, Head of Training A-Plant and Lt.Col. Jim Dowle

A-Plant highly commended at National App…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

The UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire company is celebrating after being highly commended at the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019. Organised by the National...

Challenges of population growth and resource shortages can’t be solved by any country alone

Challenges of population growth and reso…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

“Space-ship Earth is hurtling through the void. Its passengers are anxious and fractious, and their life support system is vulnerable to disruption and breakdowns. And there is too little...

The ‘user experience’ of students is…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Growing ICT provision is not about making it ‘good enough’, it is about making it the best it can be Antony Mellor, Head of HE at Stone Group and Mark Newton...

The Green Product Award and the "Fu…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Berlin, 19th of September 2019 – Call for submission for the Green Product Award 2020 Sustainable consumption needs to be the future for us and the next generations. The importance of...

Access to Employment: project call in D2…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Call to run a project to provide training to unemployed and inactive individuals to secure employment in the Health and Social Care Sector in D2N2 LEP Area. Contents Details Location Value Deadlines Completion date Full Application Submission Technical...

Third highest scoring apprentice in the …

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Congratulations South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) student Amber Scott for her outstanding performance in her Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) examinations. Hard work and dedication to her...

Apprenticeships Support for Employers in…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Call to run a project which will be designed to support non apprenticeship levy paying businesses and those apprenticeship levy payers who are part of a larger group but have...

Exeter College Student Takes Flight Thanks to Groundbreaking Scholarship

Exeter College Student Takes Flight Than…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

A former Exeter College student is helping to break the glass ceiling in the aviation industry, having secured a landmark £25,000 scholarship with pilot training provider L3 Airline Academy.   Miryam Ley, 18, is...

Schools causing concern

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Statutory guidance on local authorities' and regional schools commissioners' responsibilities relating to schools and PRUs causing concern. Documents Schools causing concern: guidance for local authorities and RSCs Ref: DFE-00013-2018PDF, 753KB, 45 pages Details This...

Initial teacher training performance pro…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Statistics about trainees in their final year of initial teacher training (ITT) in England. Documents Text: ITT performance profiles 2017 to 2018 PDF, 970KB, 20 pages This file may not be suitable for users...

Statistics: vocational qualifications

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Data on vocational and other qualifications Contents 2019 releases 2018 releases 2017 releases 2016 releases 2015 releases 2014 releases Summary Statistics covering the number of certificates issued for regulated vocational and other qualifications during a givenquarter. This statistical release by...

Vocational qualifications dataset

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Certificates awarded for all vocational qualifications (excluding GCSEs, A levels and the Diploma). This dataset cover vocational qualifications starting 2012 to present for England. It is updated every quarter. In the dataset, the...

Vocational and other qualifications quar…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Statistics on vocational and other qualifications (excluding GCSEs, AS levels and A levels). Documents Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: April 2019 to June 2019 Ref: Ofqual/19/6542/1MS Excel Spreadsheet, 765KB Background Information Vocational and Other...

UniZest allows international students to…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

UniZest – the banking services provider for international students – has opened a £300,000 public seed round on Funderbeam, the cross-border fundraising and trading platform for private companies. The funding will...

Digital changes at Borders College are t…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

BORDERS College has been nominated for a prestigious national award. Over the last year, Electrical Installation lecturer Dale Clancy has been working to make his course more digital for students. And his...

Exemplar Education, announce the appointment of three new agencies, including the UK's fastest growing PR agency Media Zoo

Exemplar Education, announce the appoint…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Leading online learning support provider, Exemplar Education, announce the appointment of three new agencies Exemplar Education, the UK’s leading learning support platform, is excited to announce the appointment of three new...

More disadvantaged students than ever ha…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

For the first time, more than a fifth of young people (20.4 per cent, 25,910 students) from the most disadvantaged backgrounds (POLAR4 quintile 1 ) across the UK have a confirmed...

Reducing racial inequality in higher edu…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

The Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) is today (19 Sept) publishing a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled "The white elephant in the room: ideas for reducing...

Employee #Wellbeing Critical to Business…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

Over two-fifths (43%) of businesses have had employees absent from work for more than four weeks due to ill health in the last two years, according to new research by...

Audit Scotland report on university fina…

Sep 19, 2019 / Sector News

NUS Scotland has called for proper public investment in universities, in response to a report published (Thursday 19 September) today by Audit Scotland. The report on found: Universities have sustained cuts of...

Supporting teachers to reduce workload

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Today’s Education in the Media looks at teacher workload and fire safety guidance. Teacher Workload Today, Wednesday 18 September, the UCL Institute of Education and the Nuffield Foundation published a report on...

Extra £4.3 billion committed for school…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

18 September 2019 The extra £4.3 billion just committed for schools in England by 2022 will just about reverse the cuts of 8% in spending per pupil since 2009. Even so...

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson

DfE surpasses #apprenticeship target two…

Sep 18, 2019 / FE Video

Giulia, started her apprenticeship journey as a PR and Communications apprentice in the Department for Education in October 2018. In this video she explains how she knew an apprenticeship was the...

Governance professional development and …

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Where to find out more about funded professional development in governance leadership and clerking, and support for recruiting governors and trustees. Documents Apply for governance development training: promotional flyer PDF, 213KB, 1 page Get...

School governance update

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England. Documents Academy trusts: school governance update September 2019 HTML Local-authority-maintained schools: school governance...

Department for Education (DfE) apprentic…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

FOI response providing data on the number of apprenticeship starts and spend against the apprenticeship levy. 1. Request The FOI request asked for the following information: how much DfE has paid towards the apprenticeship levy since its introduction...

School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) re…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Documents relating to the School Teachers’ Review Body's reports. ContentsReportsDfE evidenceWritten ministerial statementsLetters Reports and supplements by the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB). The school teachers’ pay and conditions document 2016 incorporates the...

School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) re…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

The Secretary of State’s letter to the STRB asking for recommendations on teachers’ pay and conditions for 2020. Documents Letter from Gavin Williamson to Dr Patricia Rice PDF, 217KB, 3 pages Details Secretary of State...

Lambeth College becomes Society for Educ…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

The Society for Education and Training (SET) are welcoming teaching staff at Lambeth College in London as SET members after the college signed a new Corporate Partnership between the two...

Check how accurate your ILR data is with…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

The Funding Information Service (FIS) is an offline tool for checking your individualised learner record (ILR) data. Documents FIS user guide for 2019 to 2020 PDF, 679KB, 9 pages This file may not...

How ESFA handles whistleblowing disclosu…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Information about how the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) handles whistleblowing disclosures about academies and post-16 providers. ContentsIntroductionHow to make a disclosure to ESFAConfidentialityAnonymityHow ESFA handles whistleblowing disclosuresHow long we’ll...

eSports - Extreme Networks Stakes Leadership Position with Increased Momentum

Rising popularity of #eSports in educati…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Esports has reached a tipping point in its expansion from niche gatherings to large-scale, mainstream events and ongoing programs produced, hosted, and sponsored by major institutions. Thirty million in total prize...

Functional Skills qualifications

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

A collection of documents showing how Ofqual is currently reforming Functional Skills qualifications. Functional Skills Qualifications (FSQs) in English and maths are being reformed. Here we explain what’s changing and why...

ESFA Update: 18 September 2019

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers. Documents ESFA Update further education: 18 September 2019 HTML ESFA update academies: 18...

ESFA: Update

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Weekly round-up of information and actions for Education and Skills Funding Agency funded organisations. Update contains the latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies...

Apply to the MAT Development and Improve…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

The Multi-academy trust (MAT) Development and Improvement Fund (MDIF) aims to provide additional funding to trusts in order to improve schools and increase social mobility. ContentsWho can applyAssessment criteriaPriority areas The grant...

Apprenticeships and traineeships data

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts, achievements, and participation, and additional traineeship measures. ContentsApprenticeship and traineeships: current dataApprenticeship and traineeships: annual dataApprenticeship and traineeships: archive Can’t find what you’re looking for? If...

Education and training

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Information on education and training by participation and achievements, including offender learning. This statistical data set includes information on education and training participation and achievements broken down into a number of...

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 …

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Teachers' pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2019 to 2020 financial year. Documents Teachers' pension scheme payments: July 2019 View onlineDownload CSV 4.74KB This file may...

Transparency data: DfE and executive age…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS) over £500 in the 2019 to 2020 financial year. Documents Department for Education and executive agency spend over £500 by ePCS: July 2019 View onlineDownload CSV...

DfE and executive agency spend over £25…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Spending over £25,000 by the Department for Education (DfE) and its executive agencies during the financial year 2019 to 2020. Documents Department for Education and executive agency spend: July 2019 View onlineDownload CSV...

Parental involvement plays key role in c…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive effect on a child’s academic attainment – regardless of age or socio-economic status. The study, conducted by the Universities of...

University and college staff to join climate change protests on Friday

University and college staff to join cli…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Staff across the UK will join students and climate crisis protestors on Friday (20 September), as part of the global campaign for climate action. The University and College Union (UCU) is...

AoC Sport targeting the most inactive st…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

AoC Sport is delighted to present the Impact Report for 2018/19, highlighting our key work this year on behalf of colleges and students. We would like to thank colleges, staff and...

Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Mr Mar…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Outcome of an August 2019 meeting. Panel decision and reasons on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education. Documents Prohibition order: Mr Mark David Attwood PDF, 105KB, 14 pages This file may not...

Northern Regional College students secur…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Three students from Northern Regional College have set off on an American adventure having secured highly coveted places on the British Council’s prestigious Study USA programme. Adam Pidgeon from Cullybackey, Tyson...

Advanced learner loans qualifications ca…

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Lists the qualifications available for an advanced learner loan. Documents Advanced learner loans qualifications catalogue 2019 to 2020 ODS, 282KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Advanced learner loans qualifications catalogue...

16 to 19 education: funding allocations

Sep 18, 2019 / Sector News

Information about how 16 to 19 funding is allocated to colleges, providers, schools and academies. Contents16 to 19 funding allocations16 to 19 revenue funding information for academic year 2020 to 202116...

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