Radio broadcasting students at Cambridge Regional College have been putting their talents to very good use – helping a pioneering education and health charity spread its message.
Three of the students took to the studio to record interviews and edit music for the Mountain Trust, a Cambridge-based…Continue
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As the severe winter weather throws the country into disarray, National Awarding Organisation NCFE has joined forces with Cumbria Police to prepare staff in responding to major incidents and emergencies in the area.
NCFE is the only awarding organisation in the country to offer the Level 4 Certificate in Civil Contingencies – a qualification which enables staff to develop and maintain emergency plans so that if a major incident occurs in the county, the people of Cumbria are…
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National Awarding Organisation NCFE is launching a range of ‘V-Certs’ in the creative sector, which will be recognised as GCSE equivalent in the revised Key Stage 4 performance tables for 2015. The new qualifications for schools respond to widespread concern that creativity is being removed from the curriculum with the introduction of the largely academic English Baccalaureate certificates (E-Bacc).
The Level 2 Certificates in Creative Studies will be available from September 2013 and…Continue
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Newham College’s work to support a national fitness campaign aimed at young women from disadvantaged areas was praised, recently.
The Active Women Consortium judged a Newham College project, Women Only Workout Wednesday’s (WOWW), a runner up in the ‘most innovative project’ award.
The campaign’s award winners and runners-up were announced before representatives of every major women’s sport organisations at the second annual Us Girls Conference at Warwick University earlier this…
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The Green Deal will place greater demand on installers of energy efficient technologies and businesses should take advantage of the opportunity, says EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications.…Continue
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Students completing the BTEC Level 2 Contact Centre Operations course at Warrington Collegiate are celebrating 100% success. Not only have they achieved their qualification but they have also all been either offered employment with Golden Gates Housing Trust and General Insurance Distribution Ltd or gone on to further study and support with Golden Gates Direct.
Warrington Collegiate Tutor and Course Leader, Mel Cooke is proud and…Continue
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If you think you don't have the time, experience or staff resources necessary - or simply don't know where to start - we can take care of everything for you.
The Semta Apprenticeship Service allows you to develop your skills base and discover the many benefits of apprenticeships whilst we manage the whole process including…Continue
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APPRENTICESHIP starts in engineering and advanced manufacturing have increased by more than 85% in the past two years, new figures reveal.
Every area of England has seen a significant rise in new apprentices in the past two years with the West Midlands (227%), East Midlands (174%), North East (133%) and Yorkshire & Humber (109%) leading the way.
The latest figures* released by Semta, the…Continue
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More Stanmore College students than ever are applying to university, resisting the regional trend of declining interest in higher education due to increased tuition fees.
There was a fantastic amount of interest from Stanmore students wanting to get into higher education this year, with an 11% increase on last year. This year we had 650 students applying through UCAS compared to 550 the previous year, by the end of the application cycle.
At Stanmore College we have found that…Continue
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Pupils from Newham schools used £50,000 worth of medical equipment recently in special classes that boosted their understanding of the health industry.
Teenagers practiced paramedic skills using a robot patient, a ‘dummy arm’, a plastic ‘colon’, and other equipment normally used by medical trainees.
Over 140 pupils and students from Cumberland, Forest Gate, Kingsford, Lister schools and Newham College students, were taking part in ‘Have A Go’ at job skills sessions at the…Continue
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Young footballers at Cambridge Regional College have completed their FA Level 1 coaching qualifications in an innovative new sports programme aimed at talented players.
The full-time students, all planning a professional career in football or coaching, study in the mornings and train in the afternoons…Continue
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Wakefield College has signed up to a new accreditation scheme which will give the people of Wakefield access to a range of valuable IT industry-standard qualifications. The College has now become a recognised Certip ort testing centre authorised to run a host of Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses. The MTA is Microsoft’s latest suite of technology certification exams which…Continue
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Uxbridge College’s Georgia Ward is celebrating after winning three bronze medals in Sydney with Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.
The 17-year-old diver, who is on a BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science at the college in West London, claimed bronze medals in…Continue
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Photograph shows: L to R - Khalid Mahmood MP, Dr Dame Christine Braddock DBE, Dr Vij Randeniya and Andy Griffiths at the reception for the All Party Group on International Relations.…Continue
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Cambridge MP Julian Huppert is taking his fight for a fairer deal for the city’s further education and sixth form colleges to the Treasury – backed by Cambridge Regional College.
He will put pressure on the government to end the rule which means the colleges have to pay VAT on goods and services which sixth forms attached to schools are exempt from paying.
The regulations leave Cambridge’s Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form Colleges and Cambridge Regional College paying…Continue
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The Sheffield College has launched a new apprenticeship programme for its students studying the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Accounting Qualification.
The AAT Apprenticeship Level 2 was launched in September 2012 and has helped six students, currently working in a range of organisations including a secondary school and haulage, marketing and letting companies.
The Sheffield College has even taken on an AAT apprentice in its finance department.…Continue
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House of Fraser’s programme for aspiring sales managers has…Continue
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A group of young, pre-16 EU Czech/Slovaks whose families have settled in Cardiff are learning vocational skills…Continue
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Trafford College, a highly successful Further Education College in Greater Manchester, has become a member of the 157 Group.
Lynne Sedgmore CBE, executive director of the 157 Group, said, "Trafford College has established a reputation for outstanding provision and a real commitment to raising levels of educational success in Manchester. The College’s work with local schools and employers is exemplary, and we are really pleased that, in joining the 157 Group, Trafford’s voice…Continue
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http://bigacademy.org/img/candidate_emp_view.pnghttp://bigacademy.org/img/employer.pnghttp://www.bigacademy.org/img/candidate.pngYouth unemployment has been a big issue in this country for decades, so why are we still relying on old fashioned recruitment techniques? A CV is…Continue
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