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SERC Students Build RSPB Stand for Balmo…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Students at South Eastern Regional College's (SERC) Lisburn Campus have put their skills to the test, working with RSPB to build their stand for the...

Leading Training Provider Prevails as To…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

The Skills Network, a leading training provider specialising in online distance learning, prevails as one of the highest performing SMEs in North Yorkshire. Headquartered in Selby, The Skills Network has taken...

Do you want to help Ofqual evaluate 2019…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Ofqual are inviting teachers from across the country to workshops to offer their perspectives on the assessment of the reformed GCSEs, AS and A levels that are having their first...

Qualified plumbers and gas apprentices Tom Down and Tim Moncur, Minister for Apprentices and Skills Anne Milton, Richard Harpin, HomeServe founder and founder of youth enterprise charity The Enterprise Trust, gas apprentices Leigh Denahy and Dale McGann.

Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills …

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Minister of state calls in to visit talented trades apprentices in Nottingham The Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton visited apprentices in Nottingham yesterday/Thursday May 16 as they demonstrated...

NASUWT COMMENTS ON TUC LGBT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK REPORT

TUC LGBT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK REPOR…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Commenting on the TUC’s report into LGBT workers’ experiences of sexual harassment, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, The Teachers’ Union, said: “The findings of this survey are deeply disturbing. “The...

Student medal success ahead of US athlet…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

HOLLY ROBERTS is on track for athletics success after securing a US scholarship and winning a coveted medal at a national sports competition. The Coleg Cambria student (pictured far left) achieved...

ASIAN APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS RETURN FOR F…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Dedicated learning providers are encouraged to enter their talented apprentices and themselves in this year Asian Apprenticeship Awards. The Asian Apprenticeship Awards is now an established part of the industry calendar...

HSDC supports 'Love Our Colleges' week of activity

Havant & South Downs College support…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Havant & South Downs College is celebrating its amazing achievements and contribution to the community as part of Love Our Colleges' week of activity. The 'week of activity' takes place from...

Young Professionals Flourish When Their Mental Health is Supported #mentalhealthawarenessweek

Young Professionals Flourish When Their …

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Overcoming obstacles in the earliest stages of a career often requires significant mental resolve. You have never encountered certain situations and you feel that so much is riding on how...

Staff celebrated at Havant & South Downs College dinner

Staff celebrated at Havant & South D…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Ten members of staff from Havant & South Downs College were recognised for their hard work and commitment at the Staff Star Awards Dinner 2019. Nominations were made for several different...

Charlotte Briscall has been appointed ES…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

ESFA announcement of a new Customer Experience, Digital and Data Director Eileen Milner, Chief Executive, ESFA, said: Following a competitive recruitment process, to recruit a new Director of Customer Experience, Digital and...

Gavin Whichello - Owner of Qube Learning, Olympian Colin Jackson CBE - host, Joe Crossley - CEO of Qube Learning

Olympian @ColinJackson ‏Helps Leading …

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Qube Learning Applaud their Apprentices, Trainees, Employees and Employers With a Night of Celebration. Leading training provider, Qube Learning, hosted their annual award ceremony last night to applaud their passionate and...

Correspondence: Letter to awarding organ…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

A letter sent on 17 May 2019 about the Annual Statement of Compliance 2019 Documents Statement of Compliance 2019 (RO66) PDF, 253KB, 4 pages This file may not be suitable for users...

RE: OU students collaborate with prison learners to host prison radio show

OU law students collaborate with prison …

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Open University law students from around the UK have collaborated with prison learners to record a series of radio programmes for broadcast on prison radio, as part of a pioneering...

Marco Pierre White plays host to Cardiff…

May 17, 2019 / FE Video

Hospitality and Catering students from Cardiff and Vale College have been given an opportunity to grill celebrity chef Marco Pierre White at his restaurant in the Capital. Learners Ieuan Jones, Emily...

Tîm athletau’r Coleg yn torri recordi…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Yn ddiweddar, roedd aelodau o dîm athletau Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi cymryd rhan ym mhencampwriaethau Athletau Afan Nedd Tawe ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe, lle roeddent yn cystadlu yn erbyn cymheiriaid o...

A record-breaking event for College athl…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Members of Gower College Swansea’s athletics team took part in the recent Afan Nedd Tawe Athletics championships at Swansea University, where they competed against peers from Neath Port Talbot College...

New poverty statistics developed to help…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

New statistics to measure poverty and help target support more effectively will be developed and published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The new analysis will be based on...

#SEND inquiry: Education Committee to qu…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) inquiry  Education Committee to question DfE Ministers Nadhim Zahawi and Nick Gibb – Tuesday 21st May at 10am The Education Select Committee will question Children and...

The Hardest Working Countries: Who is working the most hours

The Hardest Working Countries: Who is wo…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

In today’s society, having a successful career is an important part of life and something that many of us strive for. Millennials especially view their jobs for more just than...

Rhagbrawf rhanbarthol yn rhoi myfyrwyr a…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Mae myfyrwyr Peirianneg Electronig o Goleg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi cymryd rhan mewn rhagbrawf rhanbarthol WorldSkills y DU ar Gampws Tycoch. Roedd y rhagbrawf rhanbarthol, sy’n rhan o fframwaith cystadleuaeth WorldSkills ac...

Regional heat puts students to the test

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Electronic Engineering students from Gower College Swansea have taken part in a WorldSkills UK regional heat at the Tycoch Campus. The regional heat, part of the WorldSkills competition framework and organised...

European Doubles Pool Title for SERC Stu…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Eamon Ferris (21) from Castlewellan has scooped the Under 23 European Doubles title at Bridlington in Yorkshire this month. Eamon, who is studying Level 4 Hospitality and Management at South Eastern...

Universities told to stamp out antisemit…

May 17, 2019 / Sector News

Universities must do more to stamp out antisemitism on campus following reports of unfair practices that could amount to indirect discrimination, the Universities Minister has said today (17 May). Chris Skidmore...

Northumbria students help Newcastle West…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Tourism and Events Management students at Northumbria University have put their skills to great use to deliver a special event for Newcastle West End Foodbank in recognition and celebration of...

West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Business and Industry Minister, Andrew Stephenson launching the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy at the Advanced Propulsion Centre. "Ladies and gentlemen It’s great to be at the Advanced Propulsion Centre to launch...

How apprentices in England are assessed

May 16, 2019 / Careers Information on FE Careers

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. An apprenticeship can be a standard or a framework. Apprenticeship standards will replace all the old apprenticeship frameworks...

HOW TO CREATE A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE

HOW TO CREATE A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

HOW TO CREATE A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE Improved mental health, physical wellbeing, creativity and job satisfaction are just a few of the benefits that come from a healthy work-life balance. With a...

Jeremy Wright

International cooperation: Making techno…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

DCMS Secretary of State encourages international cooperation to make technology work for the common good Merci, et bon après-midi à vous tous. C’est un vrai plaisir d’être ici à Paris, représentant le...

Celebrating the best apprentices in the …

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Nineteen of the finest apprentices working in Wales have had their hard work and dedication celebrated at a special awards ceremony. Employers and practitioners who have gone that extra mile in...

500 primary schools pupils enjoy Gower C…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Over 500 pupils from primary schools across Swansea have taken part in Gower College Swansea’s annual Dragon Multi-Skills and Sport Festival at the Elba Sports Complex. In beautiful sunshine, the pupils...

Disgyblion yn mwynhau gŵyl chwaraeon he…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Mae dros 500 o ddisgyblion o ysgolion cynradd ar draws Abertawe wedi cymryd rhan yn nigwyddiad blynyddol Gŵyl Amlsgiliau a Champau’r Ddraig Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe yng Nghyfadeilad Chwaraeon Elba. Mewn heulwen...

30 million Brits want to learn a new ski…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

  Money is one of the biggest barriers to learning a new skill. New research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by Fountech.ai has revealed why so many people are giving up on...

Workplace #MentalHealth pilot awarded £…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Coventry University is delighted to be partnering with the University of Warwick and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in a major, new, mental health pilot. The University will be leading a...

Left to right: Students Oliver Barrett, Ellie Goodlad, Sorcha Connellan and Beata Armarka at Windsor.

Barnsley College students serve up royal…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Four Barnsley College Catering students spent the week at Windsor cooking for the Royal family, friends and acquaintances during the annual Royal Windsor Horse Show. Preparing hundreds of meals each day...

Digital engineering skills boost made of…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Walsall College has officially opened its new Digital Engineering Skills Centre.  With funding through the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal, the £2m centre is the college’s first standalone facility...

Damian Hinds quote on educational background of prolific offenders

Damian Hinds quote on educational backgr…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Responding to the publication of data on prolific offenders today, the Secretary of State for Education has made the following statement.   Education Secretary Damian Hinds said:   “No young person should become a...

#FutureofWork Mobile Work Force: 4,000th…

May 16, 2019 / FE Video

4,000th public building joins the govroam network, providing roaming service for public sector workers. Govroam allows public sector staff to connect to the internet in multiple locations while giving access to resources...

Exeter College Celebrates National #Love…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Exeter College is celebrating national ‘Love Our Colleges’ Week – a national celebration of Further Education colleges across the nation. The nationwide ‘Love Our Colleges’ week, 13-17 May 2019, coordinated by...

Gower College Swansea student named VQ I…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Former Gower College Swansea student Collette Gorvett has been named Intermediate Learner of the Year at the VQ Awards 2019. Collette, who now works at The Ritz in London, joined Gower College Swansea...

Wakefield College achieves Matrix accred…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Wakefield College’s quality of information, advice and guidance (IAG) it gives to learners has been recognised following accreditation by Matrix – the quality framework for organisations used to assess IAG...

Britain’s overtime culture putting liv…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

A new survey of British workers has exposed how the UK’s overtime culture is putting drivers at risk at the wheel, owing to poor sleep, pressure to respond quickly and...

Open consultation: Digital functional sk…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Summary We are seeking views on proposed subject content for new digital functional skills qualifications. This consultation is being held on another website. This consultation closes at 5pm on 11 July...

Decision: Direction issued to Stoke-on-T…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

A statutory direction issued to Stoke-on-Trent city council due to poor performance in children's social care services. Documents Direction issued to Stoke-on-Trent City Council in relation to children's services PDF, 122KB...

Guidance: Strengthening families protect…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Local authorities funding for the children’s social care strengthening families protecting children (SFPC) programme. Documents Strengthening families protecting children programme: section 31 grant determination letter PDF, 89.9KB, 4 pages Details This letter sets...

Open consultation: Regulating digital fu…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Summary Our proposals on the design, delivery, awarding and maintenance of standards of Digital Functional Skills Qualifications. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 26 July 2019 Consultation description We are pleased to...

Cyn-fyfyriwr yn ennill teitl Dysgwr VQ L…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Mae cyn-fyfyriwr Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe Collette Gorvett wedi cael ei henwi yn Ddysgwr Lefel Ganolradd y Flwyddyn yng Ngowbrau VQ 2019. Roedd Collette, sydd bellach yn gweithio yn The Ritz yn...

Trafford College Group making ‘Signifi…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Following the merger of Stockport College with Trafford College in April 2018 to form The Trafford College Group, Ofsted confirmed in a report published this week that the Group has...

UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON STUDENTS NET A…

May 16, 2019 / FE Video

Two young chefs from the University of West London have secured a place in the final of the 2019 UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition after winning their...

Regional breakdown: % of employees who would feel comfortable opening up about a mental health problem at work

London workers most likely to open up ab…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

New research from ADP® reveals the extent of regional disparities in attitudes towards workplace mental health, with results ranging widely throughout the UK. The study asked employees if they felt able...

Press release: Leading experts appointed to AI Council to supercharge the UK’s artificial intelligence sector

Leading experts appointed to #AI Council…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

This comes as government celebrates the one year anniversary of the AI Sector Deal as part of the modern Industrial Strategy, which aims to realise the full potential of AI...

No place like home – new fund to boost local graduate opportunities

No place like home – £5.6M fund to bo…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Today (16 May) the Office for Students has awarded £5.6 million to projects based in universities and colleges across England to boost opportunities for graduates who seek work close to...

Launch of travel grants for all UK citizens to explore innovations worldwide

Launch of travel grants for all UK citiz…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Applications open todya (16 May) for the Churchill Fellowships, a life-changing opportunity open to all UK citizens to research new ideas overseas and make a difference to their communities and...

Technical dyer and colourist

Technical dyer and colourist

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Reference Number: ST0678 Details of standard Occupation summary The Technical Dyer and Colourist occupation is found within the textile manufacturing sector. The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce highly specialised dyes...

Buying and merchandising assistant

Buying and merchandising assistant

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

Reference Number: ST0683 Details of standard Occupation summary This occupation is typically found in the retail sector, across a range of different types of companies and employers such as those selling direct to...

David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges

Economy risks £3.3 billion of lost outp…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

The UK’s future economic success is in jeopardy, warns the Association of Colleges, as latest forecasting 'Skills shortages and funding gaps: an analysis of the costs of under-investment in skills...

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister call…

May 16, 2019 / Sector News

CALL FOR VIEWS ON NEW DIGITAL FUNCTIONAL SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS Consultation launched seeking views on the content for new digital Functional Skills qualifications - available for first teaching from 2021 Course content designed...

Peterborough Regional College Deploys Ne…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Peterborough Regional College, a member of the more than 100 college strong Blended Learning Consortium (BLC), has implemented software designed by C-Learning that combines online modules available through the BLC...

Cisco's Amy Chang delivers opening keynote to UC EXPO 2019

Unveiling a new vision for collaboration…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Discussion around how artificial intelligence is transforming the way we work dominated day one of UC EXPO, Europe’s largest unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) event. Amy Chang, General Manager of Collaboration...

STUDENTS NEED HELP TO BUILD EMPATHY AND …

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

The founders of students’ Emotional Fitness app Fika have spoken out on the toxicity of today’s image-focused online culture for young people’s emotional health. Speaking out for Mental Health Awareness Week...

Improving mental fitness in the UK Armed…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

New report launch: Mindfulness in the Military The Institute of Employment Studies (IES) in conjunction with Cranfield University is pleased to announce the launch of a new practitioner report: Mindfulness in...

Julian Stanley, CEO of Education Support Partnership

Teacher Wellbeing Index highlights stres…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Education Support Partnership, the UK's only charity committed to the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education, is demanding urgent action be taken by the government and sector...

Gateshead College staff step up for #Men…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Staff at Gateshead College kickstarted Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 by stepping up their own activity and taking part in a 20-mile walking challenge, to mark the importance of mental...

Third of leaders feel that initiatives t…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

This week, 13th-17th of May, is Mental Health Awareness Week, and new figures released by Close Brothers highlight that difficulty maintaining a healthy work/life balance may impact the mental health of...

Professor Dame Janet Beer, President of Universities UK

#MadeAtUni campaign celebrates ‘Nation…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

People responsible for using virtual reality to help stroke patients recover, curing blindness, using AI to tackle heart disease and designing a device to help dogs communicate when cancer is...

Women in the Workplace : Pay, Perception…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

In April 2019, Emolument partnered with executive search and advisory firm Wessex Partners on a global survey called ‘Women @ Work: are things really changing?’. 430 female professionals gave their insights on...

Do you receive workplace perks? Two thir…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A study conducted by CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has revealed that nearly two thirds (65.2%) of education professionals don’t receive workplace perks and benefits. This is despite...

Remit backs charity thanks to ‘dress-d…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

National training provider, Remit Group, has handed over £500 to the Teenage Cancer Trust, as part of its ongoing support of worthwhile charities. The money is raised by the students and...

Julie Mizon, Access programme manager, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

Twenty-six per cent of Access to Higher …

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Disadvantaged? We're still First class  Twenty-six per cent of Access to Higher Education students left university with a First class degree last year, despite many of them having left school without the qualifications they needed to enter higher education.   The 2017-18 Access to Higher...

Meeting new application requirements and…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

On 12 December 2018 we published a new application process for the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) with more stringent and challenging entry requirements. This was introduced to help fulfil...

Shadow Secretary of State for Education …

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A leading politician is backing a national week of action that is celebrating the positive impact of further education in transforming lives and calling for fair funding. As part of the...

Talented students celebrated at Brockenh…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Young athletes were celebrated at Brockenhurst College’s Sports Academy Awards ceremony recently. 140 students from a range of disciplines attended the ceremony, which was held at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. The event shone...

Science Minister Chris Skidmore speaking at the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit.

EUREKA summit unveils new strategy and …

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

The 6th EUREKA Global Innovation Summit is taking place in Manchester until tomorrow 16 May, and is announcing several new funding programmes and strategies. Dr Ian Campbell, Interim Chief Executive at...

Oldest business school in the world, ESC…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

ESCP Europe is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2019 – the perfect opportunity to recall the special place that Europe holds within the school's institutional identity. Today, as Europe faces an...

ROYAL NOD FOR CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLL…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A training programme to develop the digital skills of students at City of Wolverhampton College has won royal recognition.   The college’s Directed iDEA programme has been awarded Pioneer status by the Duke of...

ESFA Update: 15 May 2019

May 15, 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: 15 May 2019 HTML ESFA Update academies: 15...

North East Colleges join forces to call …

May 15, 2019 / FE Video

Colleges across the North East are joining forces to demonstrate the importance of their role in transforming lives and driving economic growth and to call on the government for better...

Leading Head urges independent schools t…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Writing on the importance of bursaries in the recently launched Independent School Admissions Plus magazine, David Goodhew, Headmaster of Latymer Upper School, says that ‘few things can compare with the...

Correspondence: Financial health notice …

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A financial health notice to improve issued to West Kent and Ashford College by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Documents Financial health notice to improve: West Kent and Ashford...

Correspondence: Closed: Financial health…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A financial health notice to improve issued to Northumberland College by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Documents Financial health notice to improve: Northumberland College PDF, 309KB, 4 pages Details This letter and...

Correspondence: Closed: Minimum standard…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Minimum standards notice to improve issued to Easton and Otley College by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Documents Minimum standards notice to improve: Easton and Otley College PDF, 1.25MB...

Correspondence: Closed: Minimum standard…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A minimum standards notice to improve issued to Morley College by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Documents Minimum standards notice to improve: Morley College PDF, 263KB, 6 pages Details This letter and...

Guidance: 16 to 19 study programmes: gui…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Information for education and training providers on the planning and delivery of study programmes. Documents 16 to 19 study programmes: guidance (2019 to 2020 academic year) HTML 16 to 19 study programmes:...

Correspondence: Financial health notice …

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A financial health notice to improve issued to Hartlepool College by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Documents Financial health notice to improve: Hartlepool College PDF, 300KB, 4 pages Details This letter and...

Correspondence: Financial health notice …

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

A financial health notice to improve issued to Hadlow College by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Documents Financial health notice to improve: Hadlow College PDF, 236KB, 4 pages Details This letter and...

Consultation on changes to Teachers' Pen…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

Today (15 May) the Department for Education is opening a consultation on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. This is the result of two 2017 Supreme Court rulings requiring minor changes to this...

Improving your numeracy skills has becom…

May 15, 2019 / FE Video

Today (15 May) is National Numeracy Day a great opportunity to highlight the value of numeracy and encourage people to take action to improve their skills. From cooking, to working...

50% rise in student demand for #MentalHe…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

TalkLife Responds to 50% Rise in Student Demand for Mental Health. The world's leading peer support network for mental health responds to the 50% rise in student demand for mental health...

EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS AND REHABILITATION SP…

May 15, 2019 / Sector News

EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS AND REHABILITATION SPECIALIST PUTS MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSIONS AT THE HEART OF THE WORKPLACE SEETEC GROUP SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK From 13th - 19th May, businesses across the UK will...

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