• Autotech Academy - helping newly qualified technicians get onto the automotive career ladder March 4, 2021
    Autotech Academy - helping newly qualified technicians get onto the automotive career ladder  A brand new initiative has been launched to help thousands of students get a foothold on the automotive career ladder, while enabling FE Colleges draw down on future funding – Autotech Academy. Created by the Autotech Group, a company committed to creating […]
  • Rule changes to make it easier to recruit health and care staff March 4, 2021
    Foreign workers in key health and care roles will have a greater opportunity to come to the UK following changes announces to the Immigration Rules. Pharmacists, laboratory technicians, senior care workers and nursing assistants are among roles that have been added to the Shortage Occupation List, which gives people in these roles an advantage in […]
  • The Budget’s promise for FE funding is welcomed, but more understanding of our sector is needed March 4, 2021
    Bill Jones, Deputy CEO at @LuminateEdGroupp and Principal at @leedscitycoll reflects on the #Budget2021  The Chancellor’s Budget announcement has revealed many positive opportunities for FE colleges in terms of funding, particularly with the investment in traineeships and apprenticeships as well as the Help to Grow scheme for SMEs, with subsidies for business and digital training. These […]
  • Young people helped to make their voice heard through theatre March 4, 2021
    Over 2,000 young people in a north London borough will be helped to build their confidence and immerse themselves in the arts, thanks to new funding for an award-winning theatre. Kiln Theatre will run drama workshops offering young people – including refugees and asylum seekers – the chance to take part in projects including workshops, […]
  • HSDC Gifted and Talented students are excelling March 4, 2021
    Over 40 parents and guardians of HSDC’s (@Be_HSDC) first year Gifted and Talented students recently joined a virtual panel of curriculum, careers and subject experts from our Havant Campus to take part in an evening entitled ‘Competitive University Courses”. Parents and guardians received guidance about applying for competitive courses and the opportunities available through HSDC’s […]
    A sport lecturer at Stratford-upon-Avon College (@StratfordColl) has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Higher Education Academy. The fellowship recognises the achievements of professionals and their evident contribution to Higher Education. It is rewarded to those who have demonstrated their commitment to teaching and the student experience. Enrique Cárdenas, who has been teaching sport […]
  • Graduate route to open to international students on 1 July 2021 March 4, 2021
    Route is for international students who want to work following the successful completion of a course of study at UK bachelor’s degree-level or above.  The new Graduate route will open for applications on 1 July 2021, allowing the UK to retain the brightest and the best international students to continue to contribute to society and the […]
  • Forging a Career in Property Management March 4, 2021
    Originally from Bulgaria, Elisa Brashkova moved to England at the age of 17 with plans to continue her further education. Keen to pick up on her studies, Elisa enrolled onto an Access to Business and Economics course at Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) and quickly settled into college life. Elisa said, “The diverse environment at CRC […]
  • Midlands training company in £2.2m scheme to create jobs March 4, 2021
    Stoke-on-Trent based Acacia Training (@Acaciatraining) is set to play a key role in job creation and the employment of young people across England, in a bid to help stimulate economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Acacia Training has secured contracts worth up to £2.2m in funding under the government’s new Kickstart scheme. This will fund the […]
  • Supporting the Mental Health of Mature Higher Education Students March 4, 2021
    Assumed Resilience  Mature students in higher education are defined as those aged over 21. They are often portrayed as self-reliant, independent learners, who are naturally confident, motivated and well placed to draw on life experiences to problem-solve. However, as with any student, mature students are susceptible to a wide range of factors that will affect […]
  • Anne Longfield’s final speech as Children’s Commissioner challenges the Prime Minister to show he is serious about putting children at the heart of ‘building back better’ February 17, 2021
    Children’s Commissioner for England calls for a new “Covid Covenant” of education and wellbeing support in every community to help children and young people recover from the pandemic Her time as Children’s Commissioner has taught her about why government often fails to help the most vulnerable children. Government silos and ‘institutional bias against children and […]
  • Apprentices and employers celebrated at Gower College Swansea Virtual Awards February 11, 2021
    To celebrate Apprenticeship Week Wales 2021, @GowerCollege Swansea has organised a week-long programme of virtual events and activities from live chat rooms and information sessions to free webinars and YouTube tutorials. One very important element of the College’s celebrations is the Virtual Apprenticeship Awards, held across Twitter and LinkedIn this week, and designed to highlight […]
  • Meet Rasin Khayaguli the City Corporation's business apprentice February 10, 2021
    Rasin started as a business apprentice with the City of London Corporation in 2019. Rasin is a Level 3 apprentice and his main tasks are to work alongside the Transport Compliance Manager and help ensure the City of London Corporation’s fleet is legally compliant in vehicle legislation. Throughout his day to day tasks Rasin has […]
  • Higher education has a critical role to play in tackling the issues of rapid urbanisation and climate change February 4, 2021
    Launch of the Call to Action for Sustainable Urbanisation #SDG  A Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth has been launched on 2 February 2021 to ask for greater priority to be given within the Commonwealth on sustainable urbanisation; for a closer multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary collaboration by all stakeholders; and to invite those […]
     @BorisJohnson has today appointed @DrAlexGeorge as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador to advise government and raise the profile of mental health education and wellbeing in schools.  During Children’s Mental Health week, the PM has appointed Dr. Alex George as Youth Mental Health Ambassador He will play an important role in shaping children’s mental health education […]
  • Opportunity Action Plan: Former Education Secretary Justine Greening is working with the University of Northampton to protect opportunities and boost social mobility February 2, 2021
    @UniNorthants partners with Rt Hon @JustineGreening @TheSMPledge to #LevelUp Britain  Former Education Secretary Justine Greening is working with the University of Northampton to protect opportunities and boost social mobility. The partnership comes as research shows 80% of people are concerned that there will be fewer available job opportunities for young people nationwide in the aftermath of […]
  • Jobs boost for Brits in construction sector Brexit bounce back February 2, 2021
      A third of construction companies expect to provide more jobs for British workers as the sector rises to challenges presented by #Brexit and Covid-19 say @CITB_UK  CITB’s annual Migration Survey showed while there are challenges ahead for the sector which is set to grow by a quarter of million workers in the next four years, […]
  • Rhys Returns to SERC - Interview Gives insight Into Studies, Sport and Success January 20, 2021
    Commonwealth and European pommel horse champion Rhys McClenaghan BEM (21) (@McClenaghanRhys), took time out of his training schedule recently to call in to South Eastern Regional College (@S_ERC), catch up with the lecturing team and film an interview which is set to encourage the next generation into sport. The young man from Newtownards successfully completed the […]
    Curve theatre will support home-schooling during the third national lockdown with a brand new educational initiative, Curve Classroom. Available on Curve’s website and YouTube channel, the free sessions will be available every weekday from 4pm and delivered by a range of leading artists including performers Molly Lynch, Garry Robson, Cathy Tyson and Hareet Deol, Designers […]
  • Speech: Prime Minister's statement on EU Brexit negotiations December 24, 2020
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement on the outcome of negotiations with the European Union. Prime Minister’s statement on EU negotiations: 24 December 2020: It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their borders, their laws, and their waters and to leave the […]