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January 2013 Press Releases (62)

Cambridge Regional College students use radio skills to help charity

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…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on January 30, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Qualification equips police to deal with emergencies

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…


Added by NCFE on January 30, 2013 at 14:40 — No Comments

The value of the arts in creating futures – creative V-Certs

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…


Added by NCFE on January 30, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments

Newham College joins bid to boost fitness of 30,000 women

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…


Added by Simon Hinds on January 30, 2013 at 12:33 — No Comments

Opportunities to up skill with the launch of the Green Deal

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.…


Added by Sam Schofield on January 30, 2013 at 9:59 — No Comments

Contact Centre Training Academy, Warrington Collegiate, celebrates 100% success

100% success

 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…


Added by Jenni Wood on January 29, 2013 at 17:12 — No Comments

New video on the benefits of engineering apprenticeships

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…


Added by Jinny McDonald-Matthews on January 29, 2013 at 15:36 — No Comments

You're hired: Huge increase in apprentices - But battle goes on to save a lost generation

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…


Added by Jinny McDonald-Matthews on January 29, 2013 at 14:53 — No Comments

University applications and industry links on the increase at Stanmore College

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…


Added by Dharmini Mistry on January 29, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments

Teenagers get equipped to go for jobs in health

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…


Added by Simon Hinds on January 29, 2013 at 12:53 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College footballers gain FA qualifications

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…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on January 29, 2013 at 12:14 — No Comments

College IT Department receives Microsoft accreditation…

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…


Added by Wakefield College on January 29, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Uxbridge College’s Georgia makes a splash

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…


Added by liz Bellchambers on January 28, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments


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.…


Added by Shobby Patel on January 28, 2013 at 11:54 — No Comments

Cambridge MP takes colleges' fight against VAT to Treasury

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…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on January 28, 2013 at 11:40 — No Comments

Sheffield College launches apprenticeship programme

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.…


Added by AAT on January 28, 2013 at 10:49 — No Comments

Acua helps stars to shine at House of Fraser

Rising stars at House of Fraser can now achieve a university qualification by successfully completing the department store group’s management trainee programme.

House of Fraser’s programme for aspiring sales managers has…


Added by Advent Communications on January 25, 2013 at 13:47 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College combines English language and vocational training for marginalised minority ethnic communities

Cardiff and Vale College has launched a ground-breaking new project aimed at young people from minority ethnic communities who risk being marginalised by a lack of English language skills.


A group of young, pre-16 EU Czech/Slovaks whose families have settled in Cardiff are learning vocational skills…


Added by Chris Baker on January 25, 2013 at 10:47 — No Comments

Trafford College joins the 157 Group

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…


Added by Elizabeth Byrne on January 24, 2013 at 16:27 — No Comments

The CV is dead, long live the Big Academy profile!

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…


Added by Adrian Oldfield on January 24, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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