• Changing Habits with Arnie Skelton #2 November 28, 2020
    Top Ten Changing Habits Tips for Teachers and #FE ManagersIn the second episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses CHANGING HABITS.In this podcast Arnie looks at simple yet effective ways of changing and letting go of bad habits, and replacing them with ones that are far more effective.To begin […]
  • What Will Students Create Following Industry 4.0? November 28, 2020
    In 2011, we ignited The Fourth Industrial Revolution, scientifically known as Industry 4.0. Throughout history, every industrial revolution has focused on a key area of development. Industry 1.0 introduced mechanization, Industry 2.0 focused on mass production, and Industry 3.0 unveiled digitalization. However, digitalization ceased in 2002. Since, we have refined our technological resources - optimizing […]
  • How important is an alternative approach to testing in ensuring as many children as possible stay in school? November 28, 2020
    Following the announcement of the global pandemic earlier this year, schools around the world closed their gates for the foreseeable future, not knowing if and when they would reopen. By early April, a shocking 1.5 billion young people were told to stay at home – just one of the many precautions introduced to try and […]
    Phil Brooks of @Dudley_College of Technology given prestigious @TeachingAwards Gold Award for Further Education Lecturer of the Year  A week of celebrating the teaching profession has culminated with school staff from across the country receiving prestigious awards for their commitment to their students. Selected from thousands of nominations, the Stockton Riverside College and Redcar and […]
  • Innovative Alliance and The Andy Reid Standing Tall Foundation work together to provide essential resources for those seeking employment November 27, 2020
    Adult Education training provider Innovative Alliance (@IATraining_Liv) have become one of two beneficiaries to receive laptops from The Andy Reid Standing Tall Foundation, (@AndyReid2506) helping to close the #DigitalDivide and provide vital resources to people looking to undertake training to better their chances of finding employment. The Andy Reid Standing Tall Foundation aims to help tackle social […]
  • Amanda Clack inaugurated as UCEM Chairman November 27, 2020
    CBRE Head of Strategic Advisory and former @RICSnews President, Amanda Clack, was inaugurated as University College of Estate Management (@StudyUCEM) Chairman during today’s Board of Trustees meeting. Amanda has held a variety of high-profile roles within the built environment, and takes over the role from John Gellatly who stands down after six years as Chairman. […]
  • Contributing to a robust and fair system for 2021 examinations November 27, 2020
    The Social Mobility Commission (@SMCommission) has made a series of recommendations towards plans for next year's exams in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Social Mobility Commission is pleased to be contributing to the planning process being led by the Department for Education and the exam regulators, Ofqual, as we work together to plan […]
  • Young Sheppey Hero Wins National Lottery Award November 27, 2020
    Inspiring ‘young hero’, Caitlin Walker, from @EKC__Group’s Sheppey College has been recognised for her exceptional community work during the Covid-19 pandemic at the National Lottery Awards 2020. Having faced a series of personal challenges in recent years, the Level 3 Business, Finance and Marketing student received the National Lottery’s ‘Young Hero’ award for her outstanding […]
  • How to encourage diversity in STEM industries November 27, 2020
    Cleveland Bridge Group (@CleveBridgeUK) are committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds. Our diversity ambassadors, for example, work hard to promote fairness, inclusion and respect across the business, helping people understand the benefits of a diverse workforce. However, across the construction industry as a whole, inclusive initiatives are not as prevalent. Official statistics from […]
  • Innovative Alliance barbering alumni give free haircuts to the homeless November 27, 2020
    Steve, Jake and Luke recently completed a fully-funded barbering course at Adult Education Training Provider, Innovative Alliance @IATraining_Liv (IA). The course, ran in partnership with @BarbersNo1, gives learners the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to start a career in Barbering. After completing the course, the trio were offered full-time employment at the much-loved Barbers. The course includes […]
  • Against All Odds: Young Entrepreneurs Rally Together And Remain Positive About The Future November 20, 2020
    This year has been a struggle for many small businesses and entrepreneurs across the UK and as 2020 draws to a close, it would seem the hardship is set to continue. Despite this adversity, confidence ahead of the coming year amongst young entrepreneurs remains high, with over three quarters (77%) optimistic going into 2021. Astonishingly, […]
  • Creative [Un]blocks, winning entry Design Ventura 2019, launches at The Design Museum Shop November 19, 2020
      The Design Museum is delighted to launch Creative [Un]blocks, the winning entry for Design Ventura 2019 from Twynham School’s team. Creative [Un]blocks beat out competition from over three hundred secondary schools across the UK and will be available in the Design Museum Shop online for £5.95. All proceeds from sales will be donated to […]
    The UK advertising industry’s education non-profit, Media Smart, in partnership with The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Intellectual Property Office, has launched a new school resource focused on intellectual property. The resource – “Piracy: What’s The Big Deal?” – turns the spotlight on film and TV piracy. It […]
  • World-class streamable arts package offers schools an exciting alternative to traditional Christmas outings November 19, 2020
    Carrot Productions, the world's leading performers of The Snowman with live orchestra, has created the perfect alternative to the traditional school outing, introducing some much-needed joy and happiness into pupils’ lives this Christmas, ALL DELIVERABLE REMOTELY IN CASE OF LOCKDOWN. All music in the show other than The Snowman has been witten by Daniel Whibley, whose […]
  • DEVA/hack and the Prince’s Trust nurture digital talent in lockdown November 19, 2020
    A #DigitalBoot camp has provided vital support for young people from Greater Manchester with developing powerful and engaging content about their experiences of lockdown. The Get Started with Content Creation course was delivered through live and interactive sessions run by DEVA/hack, part of IN4.0 Group, in collaboration with The Prince’s Trust. The free two-week course supported 15 […]
  • Morrison Design complete design of new University of Derby Custody Suite November 17, 2020
    A new police custody training facility @DerbyUni, developed by Morrison Design Ltd, has opened to students.  The redevelopment has created a unique training facility for students on the University’s accelerated two-year, three-year and apprenticeship Policing degrees to experience the processes involved when booking offenders into custody, in a realistic and Covid-secure environment. Working in conjunction with Seddon Construction and the University of […]
  • IMechE contributes STEM education activities to BBC Bitesize November 9, 2020
    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (@IMechE) has contributed materials from its #STEM at Home education programme to the @BBC Bitesize Autumn collection, helping to support children’s learning and encourage them to take an interest in science and technology from an early age. The collection will feature six of the Institution’s hands-on STEM at Home activities which were […]
  • New apprenticeship starts up nearly a third at South West Durham Training November 3, 2020
    A County Durham engineering training provider has announced its new apprenticeship starts are up nearly a third this autumn.  The excellent news for South West Durham Training coincides with the launch of a national campaign today promoting engineering to young people. The Royal Academy of Engineering is running the second ‘This is Engineering Day’ on […]
  • Degreed Career Mobility unlocks internal career growth for individuals, and empowers leaders to better identify and utilise talent October 15, 2020
    Recently the UK government launched its National Careers Service’s Skills Assessment tool to help people retrain and reskill based on their transferrable skills. While many have taken to social media to laugh at the results, it raises an important point about how workers and businesses identify their skills and how they can transfer them between […]
  • The National Museum of Computing extends new online remote learning packages to help underprivileged students October 14, 2020
    Thanks to sponsorship from consulting and telecoms firm, Flint, the museum is offering free remote learning packages to 200 underprivileged students from across the UK The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), an independent charity, announced its new online remote learning packages which go live on went live last week. The remote learning packages extend the […]