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February 2010 Press Releases (61)

Bid For National Skills Academy For Travel And Tourism

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has confirmed that it has not selected the bid for a National Skills Academy for the Travel & Tourism industry to go forward to the next stage.

The bid was submitted by People 1st, in partnership with leading employers, ABTA The Travel Association and The Institute of Travel and Tourism, for £2 million of government investment to create a dedicated body to benchmark excellence in training and qualifications in the…


Added by Lara Wisdom on February 26, 2010 at 17:29 — No Comments

New Academy launches to drive use of mobile technology



Added by Debbie Steel on February 26, 2010 at 15:36 — No Comments

MP Natascha Engel goes back to College to meet Apprentices

Natascha Engel, Labour MP for North East Derbyshire, has visited Chesterfield College to find out what goes into a modern apprenticeship as part of National Apprenticeship Week. As part of her visit, Natascha met with College apprentices from a wide range of industries, including Joinery and…


Added by Chesterfield College on February 26, 2010 at 15:27 — No Comments

Chesterfield College hosts tomorrow’s construction technology today

Companies struggling to adopt new energy efficient technologies attended Chesterfield College’s ‘Innovation in Sustainable Construction’ road show which provided independent advice and a free two-hour CPD certificate on technologies such as water recycling, water management and rainwater…


Added by Chesterfield College on February 26, 2010 at 15:13 — No Comments

Fourth annual Student Conference proves a hit at Chesterfield College

Chesterfield College students have converged at the Chesterfield Hotel for the 2010 Student Conference. Hundreds of students attended the event to represent their views on various aspects of College life, including Citizenship, Respect, Equality and Diversity, Health and Well-being.…


Added by Chesterfield College on February 26, 2010 at 14:51 — No Comments

City of Sunderland College receives honour from Her Majesty the Queen

City of Sunderland College staff have received the prestigious Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace from Her Majesty the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.…


Added by Anna Graham on February 26, 2010 at 9:38 — No Comments

New report identifies skills time bomb in the performing arts industry

Skills shortages and poor investment in training could prevent the UK’s performing arts sector from fulfilling its economic promise. The issue is highlighted in a new report from Creative & Cultural Skills, the sector skills council for the creative and cultural…


Added by Elizabeth Marshall on February 25, 2010 at 18:11 — No Comments

PebblePad launches iPhone app

Pebble Learning, creators of PebblePad, has launched an iPhone app for the online personal learning system. Universities and professional bodies using PebblePad have been keen to see the introduction of an iPhone version of the software to support…


Added by Catherine Dhanjal on February 25, 2010 at 15:43 — No Comments

Care Ambassadors out and about in south west London

In 2008, South Thames College set up a care ambassador scheme with support from Skills for Care. The scheme involves care ambassadors delivering sessions at schools, colleges, job centres and community venues.…


Added by South Thames College on February 23, 2010 at 12:56 — No Comments

Minister Visits Barnfield College

Apprentices Minister Iain Wright has paid his first official visit to Barnfield College as part of Apprenticeship Week.

The week was marked by conferences, seminars, receptions and other events across the country to recognise the importance of apprenticeships.

Last year saw the start of the Barnfield Apprenticeship Academy Scheme (BAAS), the first in the country, under which 23 public sector apprentices were employed in Luton including 12 at the College.

Mr Wright, Parliamentary… Continue

Added by geoffrey howe on February 23, 2010 at 9:56 — No Comments

City College tutor offers allotment insights in timely new book

Public interest in allotments has undergone a recent revival in line with current thinking on healthy eating, organic food and exercise. Nationally, the growing enthusiasm for homegrown vegetables has seen more than 100,000 people join waiting…


Added by Brian Bell on February 23, 2010 at 8:48 — No Comments

SEEVIC College overcomes LSC funding debacle to secure island Skills Centre

Last year many Further Education colleges across England had their

plans dashed, as it emerged that the Learning and Skills Council (LSC)

had vastly miscalculated its ability to fund a promised capital build

programme; ‘Building Colleges For The Future’.

Colleges were encouraged to be ambitious with their plans, many had

spent £s millions on planning and design, only to be left red-faced,

disappointed and out of pocket. A few colleges are taking legal… Continue

Added by EMPRA on February 22, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Pioneering Academy Launched

A pioneering Apprenticeship Academy has been launched at Barnfield College Luton by two Government ministers.

The Barnfield Apprenticeship Academy, believed to be the first in the country, is aimed at creating hundreds of new apprenticeships in Luton and surrounding areas.

The Academy was launched by Lord McKenzie of Luton and Lord Young, Minister for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations, at a special ceremony at the College.

Pete Birkett, Barnfield’s Chief Executive, said:… Continue

Added by geoffrey howe on February 22, 2010 at 10:32 — No Comments

MSL wins national NUS IT contract

MSL is delighted to announce that it has won the contract to provide the combined Membership Extranet for NUS, AMSU and NUS Services Ltd.

According to Simon Rayner, The NUS Director of Communications, "In our opinion the functionality of the MSL solution is the best on the market. They have a thorough understanding of the student movement and share its…


Added by mike mcdonald on February 22, 2010 at 9:50 — No Comments

Boxing clever at Barry College

Boxers are building on their careers Barry College – by coincidence, five Welsh Champions have enrolled on courses at its Cardiff Construction Training Centre (CCTC).…


Added by Chris Baker on February 19, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Tutor Sets His Sights on Raising £10,000

A Lowestoft College lecturer has kicked off his fundraising and training campaign as he prepares to… Continue

Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 15:06 — No Comments

'Keeping students warm' reaps rewards at New College Nottingham


Added by Lucy Mulloy on February 17, 2010 at 14:52 — No Comments

Student Says Goodbye to his Hair

A 23-year-old Lowestoft College student said goodbye to his hair when he has his head shaved for charity.…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 9:51 — No Comments

Students Make Their Vote Count

Students and staff have been making their vote count by helping to pick Lowestoft College’s entries for a national hairdressing competition.…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 9:41 — No Comments

Heats Send Sparks flying


Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 9:38 — No Comments

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