By Holger Bollmann, Director at HE/FE payments specialist, WPM Education
The outlook for further education (FE) colleges is not bleak, but it is far from rosy. In 2014, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition authorised spending cuts of around 20%. Emboldened by its recent electoral victory, the government has introduced further reductions in budget; the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) announced that public sector…Continue
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An agent with a worldwide management company, an actor from some of TV’s top-rated shows and a theatre director who also works in feature films…Continue
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Cambridge Regional College has become one of the first colleges in the country to partner the county’s police force in a campaign to increase the number of Special Constables on the streets.
The college, which already encourages student members of its innovative Police Academy to volunteer as Specials, has joined the Employer Supported Policing initiative to inspire staff to become Special Constables. …Continue
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The Awards celebrate the achievements of quality training providers, employers and new for this year The awards for organistions…Continue
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The Ofsted Grade 1 National Training Providers have officially opened the doors to their new academy in the exciting city of Hull, where they aim to bring exciting new career opportunities to young ambitious people and thriving businesses in the local area.
The new 3aaa team have wasted no time in bringing life changing opportunities to the young zealous people of Hull, with them already…Continue
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Only hours after touching down in the UK, 45 school pupils from China were being greeted by Vice Principal…Continue
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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North London’s Employer Survey 2015 found overwhelmingly positive results about the service the employers are receiving, as well as the high value in which they hold the quality of apprentices that the College provides.
CONEL contacted 120 employers in December 2015 and is using the feedback gathered to improve and expand services to meet employers’ needs and to celebrate the successes the survey revealed. Almost 90% of…Continue
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Rong Tao has travelled to the UK from China and spent several days at the College before announcing the six talented students he will be working with over…Continue
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Sporting champion Lesley Owusu proved an inspiration to students when she visited Cambridge Regional College as part of an initiative to encourage more FE students to take up sport.Continue
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Bolton College has joined forces with Bolton Council to design, develop and launch a brand new website dedicated to Community Learning for adults in Bolton.
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Level 2 Hairdressing student Oliwier Opolski, was offered a paid position at ‘The Salons’ in Walthamstow Village after impressing salon owner Paul Miller, on a one day work…Continue
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Two Cambridge Regional College Sport students are playing a key role in a new initiative to give young people a voice in the future of football.Continue
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An innovative travel risk management programme - INtrinsic - has been launched for insurers and organisations, such as FE centres, sending individuals abroad: providing a full range of medical and security services via a single contact point.
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The connected world we live in is having a profound impact on traditional teaching methods with education establishments increasingly deploying 1:1 and BYOD policies. At BETT 2016, Crestron will be demonstrating how its solutions inspire students and create an educational experience that goes beyond the interactive panel.
Visitors to Crestron’s stand C404 will be shown how laptops and smart devices have taken over from the traditional use of pen and paper transforming…Continue
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Crestron introduced a new low-cost HDMI® switcher and extender pair that perfectly fills the need for a reliable, professional presentation solution for small meeting rooms, huddle rooms, and classrooms. Intelligently designed and Crestron engineered to the highest DM® standards, the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E) has all the features system integrators want, at a…Continue
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Above: Key Training’s Rosie Ross uses Mesma to be better prepared for Ofsted inspections
Key Training, one of England’s largest providers of 16-19 apprenticeships is better prepared for Ofsted inspections after boosting its self-assessment and improvement planning…Continue
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