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Student recruitment seen as the biggest challenge in FE

Nigel Rayner, head of Capita's further and higher education business, examines the results of a recent survey of FE staff.It was interesting to note that nine out of 10 (91%) FE staff surveyed recently by Capita reported that student numbers in their institutions had remained static or increased since last year.Despite these seemingly healthy numbers, over a third (36%) of respondents stated that attracting new students remained the greatest challenge they face.The results suggest uncertainty exists across the sector. But what steps can colleges take to improve their chances of attracting the best students?The art of student recruitmentThe further education landscape is evolving at such a rapid pace that successful student recruitment is becoming something of an art. When quizzed about effective methods of attracting students in the survey, 36% of staff believed word of mouth and face to face contact were…See More
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At 11:57 on October 6, 2010, Tony Cisse said…
Thanks Gavin, and sorry for not replying sooner. I have spoken to the trainer who delivers this and she will put something together

Regards

Tony
At 10:02 on June 11, 2010, Andy Tucker said…
Hi Gavin, we incorporate all sorts of things in to our activities:

Expedition planning
Group management
Incident management (eg first aid, mechanical breakdowns)
Navigation
Mountain biking skills
Access issues (rights of way etc)
Enrichment activities on mountain bikes in the Peak District, Pennines and elsewhere

We work with Macclesfield College, Blackburn College, Stockport, Salford, Oldham and many others.

A number of local schools including Hargher Clough short stay school in Burnley where we use mountain bikes to access areas of industrial heritage for a 12 month project with their referred pupils to aid reengagement into mainstream education.

and more.....including bike maintenance training as you mentioned. Andy
At 14:09 on May 18, 2010, DiviCommsTrust said…
Hi Gavin,

I am a trainer and specialise in preparing FE students for work placements and apprenticeships. The programme is called Shaping Attitudes for the workplace, and focuses on Behaviour and Relationships. It is interactive and engaing; using questions, quotes and scenarios to challenge students attitudes towards issues such as time management, ethics, other people's property to mention a few. I have run very successful sessions at Lewisham and Southwark Colleges with Higbury and George Monoux already booked.

You can read more about it here: http://www.divinecommunicationstrust.org.uk/shaping-attitudes/shaping-attitudes/

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Student recruitment seen as the biggest challenge in FE

Nigel Rayner, head of Capita's further and higher education business, examines the results of a recent survey of FE staff.

It was interesting to note that nine out of 10 (91%) FE staff surveyed recently by Capita reported that student numbers in their institutions had remained static or increased since last year.

Despite these seemingly healthy numbers, over a third (36%) of…

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Released on September 16, 2013 at 9:36 —

Sector shapes qualifications of the future

At the invitation of the Government and on behalf of the whole learning ad skills sector, LSIS is leading the current review of teacher and trainer qualifications, working closely with sector to ensure that the new qualifications meet the needs of our future workforce. The best teaching and training will depend on having the best teachers and trainers.



Following considerable discussions with…

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Released on November 3, 2012 at 20:00 —

A relic of the past? Is there a future for the printed prospectus?

In these days of all things social (in media terms), is there still a place for the printed college prospectus? At one time, there was no question that this was the major annual piece of college publicity, aimed at meeting the needs of all the college’s target audiences. Thousands were printed and distributed without much thought, except to spread them as widely as possible. But now, some colleges…

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Released on October 18, 2012 at 11:07 —

Engineering apprentices assess their teaching

A gecko might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about high-tech engineering, but the glue-free adhesive tape designed by Professor Andre Geim at the University of Manchester was modelled on the gecko’s setae – tiny bristles on their feet that adhere to surfaces. Studying and imitating nature’s best designs and processes to solve human problems is a burgeoning scientific…

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Released on October 8, 2012 at 12:59 —

IEP is open for business

For a long time we in the Welfare to Work and Employability industry bemoaned that many of us seemed to have come to the industry by accident and that somehow this felt like second class citizenship compared to similar roles in related sectors. We wanted to be taken seriously as professionals, to have a career pathway with professional qualifications and to have employability seen as a career…

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