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January 2011 Press Releases (43)

Ruth Spellman to chair Careers Profession Alliance

Media release - Institute of Career Guidance

16 January 2011

Ruth Spellman to chair Careers Profession Alliance


Ruth Spellman, OBE, has been appointed as Chair of the newly-established Careers Profession Alliance. A highly successful leader and Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute, Ruth's appointment to this pivotal role signals a clear ambition to develop and promote a code of ethical…


Added by Anne Nicholls on January 17, 2011 at 17:21 — No Comments

RIBI Young Chef Competition

Carshalton College hosted the Sutton area regional competition for the RIBI Young Chef Competition on Saturday 15 January. Organised by the Rotary Club Sutton Nonsuch, the competition celebrates young and talented chefs who have to prepare, cook and present a 3 course meal. Congratulations to Carshalton College's first year catering student Aidan Brett who won 1st place in the heat and now goes through to the Semi Finals on 12 February.

2 aspiring chef students from Carshalton…


Added by Maxine Alexander on January 17, 2011 at 14:22 — No Comments

Stage set for students’ Spring Awakening

Bright smiles and romantic storylines are often what come to mind when you think of musicals.  But students at Coleg Gwent's Crosskeys Campus are excited to be bringing something different and a little darker to the stage with the Welsh premiere of rock musical Spring Awakening from 1-3 February.


Set in late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening is an adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind.  Featuring music by Duncan…


Added by Hannah Beal on January 17, 2011 at 14:22 — No Comments

Three hundred show their technological prowess – FE at the leading edge

Three hundred show their technological prowess – FE at the leading edge


Monday, 17 January 2011


Today the 300th case study of good e-practice is published on the Excellence Gateway – The Learning and Skills Improvement Service’s online service for everyone who works in the further education and skills sector in England.

The case studies aim to stimulate and support innovation and improvement in learning and skills and are…


Added by Gillian Dyer on January 17, 2011 at 12:04 — No Comments

Industry bodies develop new RDR qualification


Added by NSAFS on January 17, 2011 at 11:06 — No Comments

'Green Room’ is a success for student support


Everyone can do with a little extra help sometimes, whether it’s good advice from someone you trust, a shoulder to cry on, or just practical support.  With this in mind, Coleg Gwent staff have gone one step further to create a ‘safe haven’ space for students at the College’s Pontypool Campus known as the Green Room.


The initiative is the brainchild of Art Lecturer Helen Murray who initially started the Green Room in 2009 to support vulnerable…


Added by Hannah Beal on January 17, 2011 at 10:32 — No Comments

International Colleges unite for success

In a global economy, excellent education and training systems have a vital part to play to meet the demand for skilled employees across the world.  Coleg Gwent recently welcomed staff from the Sharjah Institute of Technology in the United Arab Emirates to its Campuses in a bid to strengthen education and training links and to share best practice.


The visit was part of the British Council Skills for Employability Project which brings together colleges and educational…


Added by Hannah Beal on January 17, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

LSIS sponsored STEM Teaching and Learning Fair for the South East


An exciting FREE event for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths teachers, trainers and curriculum managers in the FE sector to raise awareness of new approaches to teaching and learning.


Friday 18 February at the University of Brighton (Moulescoomb Campus) 9.30am - 3.30pm.


Keynote speaker Dr Simon Boxall - National Oceanography Centre and Andrew Miller from Sustainability of the Built Environment, University of Brighton. 




Added by Andy Walters on January 17, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Apprentices tell MP “you're hired”

MP Richard Fuller met apprentices, employers and lecturers at the Gas and Plumbing Centre…

Added by Sue Gough on January 14, 2011 at 17:15 — No Comments

Alderwood Education expansion sees team double in size

Alderwood Education, recruitment specialists in Work-Based Learning, Employability & Welfare to Work Sectors and Schools, Colleges & Supply is the newest addition to the Matchtech Group, the leading AIM…


Added by Alderwood Education on January 13, 2011 at 11:39 — No Comments

Liverpool Community College focus on employability with Analyst

Liverpool Community College has become the third organisation to purchase Analyst (EMIS’s labour market intelligence tool) in the UK since the partnership between ACTIVE and EMSI began last year.  

Liverpool Community College have spent a significant amount of time collating labour market intelligence from many sources and see Analyst as not only highlighting new insights, but also speeding up existing practices as key data requires little collation and management, meaning more time…


Added by Kate Smith on January 13, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Wakefield College appoints new principal



Added by Wakefield College on January 12, 2011 at 14:59 — No Comments

Wakefield College students set for sporting duel

Students from Wakefield College and their counterparts from Pontefract New College are all set to renew their sporting rivalries early next year as the second annual Varsity Challenge kicks off. The Wakefield College team are hoping to win back the shield following defeat in a closely contested match-up…


Added by Wakefield College on January 12, 2011 at 14:49 — No Comments

Bright Sparks

Two students from the Construction School based in Aldershot were lit up when they were awarded joint second place in an electrical installation competition. 

James Read and Matt Stacey entered the competition which was organised between three Colleges to see who could connect and install a domestic consumer unit within two hours. The two from Farnborough competed against students from Highbury and Southampton City Colleges.

Both students enjoyed the experience and, having been…


Added by Jackie Carr on January 11, 2011 at 10:01 — No Comments

Lee Stafford - Celebrity Scissorhands talks to students

Lee Stafford, Salon owner, consumer brand icon and a leader in hairdressing education visited Farnborough College of Technology to talk to a group of hairdressing students.

The visit enabled students to hear about Lee's rise in the Hairdressing world and how he spent much of his time and money attending seminars given by top stylist such as Vidal Sassoon and Trevor Sorbie.  Lee said "success takes years and definitely needs to be worked at, and I really strived for perfection" this…


Added by Jackie Carr on January 11, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

College moves with the times with its first Fast track Degree

Students wanting to study Full Honours Degrees are facing mountains of debt. With government changes a lot of Universities will be more than doubling their fees. Farnborough College of Technology are offering an alternative which would save students thousands of pounds. The College are offering a University of Surrey Honours Degree course delivered over two years as opposed to the traditional three year route. This not only means less fees but also lower living expenses and the more…


Added by Jackie Carr on January 11, 2011 at 9:56 — No Comments

Barry College to set up special course for young female footballers

Calling all talented youngwomen football players: Barry College is looking to set up a female footballteam that would allow lady footballers to also study sport and fitness relatedcourses while training and gaining coaching experience.…


Added by Chris Baker on January 7, 2011 at 11:16 — No Comments

The Regional Training Prospectus goes live online - nationally

With a brand new year comes a brand new on-line 14 - 19 careers resource.

Straight off the back of the hugely successful Regional Training Prospectus magazine, Open Doors Media launches its new website. With the magazines delivering…


Added by Karl Mason on January 7, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Ofsted reports on Harlow College’s ‘Outstanding’ Features

2011 has started on a real high for Harlow College; as Ofsted, the Government’s schools and colleges watchdog graded Harlow College a ‘good’ college, with a number of ‘outstanding‘ features.


The report, published on 5thJanuary 2011 followed a thorough five-day visit in November 2010. 



Added by EMPRA on January 5, 2011 at 12:43 — No Comments

Promote, promote, promote. Time to PR the training industry.

Alderwood Education, recruitment specialists in Work-Based Learning, Welfare to Work and the FE Sector, is the newest addition to the Matchtech Group, the leading AIM listed Recruitment Group. It recently undertook a survey looking at the Work-Based Learning & Welfare to Work sector’s view on…


Added by Alderwood Education on January 4, 2011 at 17:03 — No Comments

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