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February 2014 Press Releases (59)

No length too great for hairdressing success

Jade McLennan, age 20 from Bolton is one of many success stories that prove for some the best route to learning may not always be a traditional one.   Jade was attending Rivington & Blackrod High School in Bolton when she first embarked on a programme aimed at getting her a career in hairdressing.  The 14-16 Programme works alongside the National Curriculum by providing access to vocational qualifications usually through a day release system to a local company.  Jade recalls,  “The 14 –…

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Added by Dawn Spendlove on February 28, 2014 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Hands On Experience Has Proved a Route for Success

Lichfield based Kain Burgin, aged 21, has taken every opportunity that has come his way to further his development not just through work based education, but also in his own time.  Kain was working towards the completion of his AAT qualification through an Apprenticeship with the Babington Group when he and a friend took a bold decision.  Kain told us, “I was working through my Accountancy Apprenticeship but also wanted to learn about…
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Added by Dawn Spendlove on February 28, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Stanmore Student wins best film award at the British Film Institute

 

Chris McCarthy, a second year Film and TV student at Stanmore College, has won a much sought after award for ‘best film’ at the BFI (British Film Institute) Film Academy awards.

 

Film and TV students were encouraged to apply to the film academy at which students gain invaluable experience working alongside professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. They are also offered hands-on filmmaking experience, developing practical knowledge and…

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Added by Attracta Rafter on February 27, 2014 at 16:33 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College student Daniel is a winner

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on February 27, 2014 at 13:11 — No Comments

CULTURE, COACHING AND COLLABORATION: THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTO VOCATIONAL TEACHING

CULTURE, COACHING AND COLLABORATION: THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTO VOCATionaL TEACHING

 

Importance of technology in further education highlighted in new research from

City & Guilds’ Centre for Skills Development

              

 

Press Release London – 25 February 2014: New research published today by…

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Added by Chris Cuddihy on February 26, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments

DEADLINE LOOMS FOR BUDDING WRITERS IN GROUND-BREAKING NATIONAL COMPETITION

The deadline is looming for entries to a national competition that recognises emerging writing talent in literary criticism, prose fiction and poetry.

The acclaimed Lancaster Writing Awards are open to sixth form A-Level students across the UK.

Now in their second year, the free-to-enter awards are organised by Lancaster University’s English and Creative Writing Department, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

Top prize in each of the…

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Added by James Perch on February 26, 2014 at 10:10 — No Comments

Business & Enterprise Students emerge from the Dragon’s Den with £3000

Brooklands College Business & Enterprise students won a bid worth £3000 on Saturday 22nd February, which will see their music festival Boombox Live, an event set up as part of their course, on track to take place for the 2nd year running. 

The Dragon’s Den style pitch was held…

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Added by Brooklands College on February 25, 2014 at 16:06 — No Comments

Hundreds invited to join London’s great Apprentice Debate for National Apprenticeship Week 2014

QA Apprenticeships helps to put the future of apprenticeships in young people’s hands in London’s historic County Hall (as seen in Sherlock).

Outstanding IT apprenticeships provider QA is proud to announce its support of The Apprentice Debate on 4 March 2014, at the centre of The Voice of Apprenticeships conference during National Apprenticeship Week.

The Apprentice Debate – sponsored by QA Apprenticeships

Date: 4 March…

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Added by QA Apprenticeships on February 25, 2014 at 14:33 — No Comments

Capital Training Group to kick off National Apprenticeship Week with the Big Breakfast.

Wimbledon based Capital Training Group (CTG) will be kicking off National Apprenticeship Week with an award ceremony and networking event for local employers, apprentices and stakeholders.

CTG’s Big Breakfast event on Monday 3rd March will welcome the Rt Hon Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon and Under Secretary of State for Transport and Merton Chamber of Commerce CEO Diana Sterck as its guest speakers.

Mr Hammond will outline the government’s views on Apprenticeships and the…

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Added by Felicity Otterson on February 25, 2014 at 12:28 — No Comments

Britain’s Got Talent finalist has ‘dummy’ run on student radio station

Hands up (bums) if you like ventriloquists? Infuse Radio, the student radio station at South Essex College certainly does.

One of its presenters, Alex Holland-Martin, arranged for Steve Hewlett, the only ventriloquist to ever make it to the Britain’s Got Talent finals, to come onto his show. Steve brought…

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Added by Dean Newman on February 21, 2014 at 17:07 — No Comments

New survey indicates rise of data loss in education sector

Almost half of respondents to a survey by iStorage at education technology show Bett 2014 reveal losing portable storage devices containing confidential data

 

Research conducted by iStorage at the recent Bett 2014 education technology conference has revealed that 45% of respondents have lost a portable storage device that contained personal or work related data – a 7% rise from last year’s survey at the…

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Added by Holly Wale on February 21, 2014 at 16:55 — No Comments

AMY BRINGS ALMOST A DECADE AS YOUNG CARER TO PIONEERING ID LAUNCH

A Loughborough College student has helped launch a brand new card aimed at supporting hundreds of young people.

Amy Turlington shared her own experiences of over nine years caring for her mother as part of an event marking the introduction of the first ever Young Carers ID for Leicestershire, Leicester…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on February 21, 2014 at 15:11 — No Comments

Scientia’s new release of Exam Scheduler software helps universities optimise the exam experience for students while reducing costs and administration

The new release of Exam Scheduler software from Scientia, global market leaders in resource management solutions to the higher and further education sectors, is making examination planning in higher education easier and more cost effective by optimising exam loads while reducing the time…

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Added by George White on February 21, 2014 at 11:05 — No Comments

Right moves net £7,000 for Uxbridge College stylists

A group of Uxbridge College students awarded £7,000 in grants to set up a vintage styling company are getting ready for their charity gala launch night on March 4.

The students – who have named their business Frock & Roll – are holding the event at the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes and…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on February 20, 2014 at 17:55 — No Comments

Sandville Centre thanks Cardiff and Vale College students for their support

A group of Complementary Therapy students from Cardiff and Vale College have been thanked for their hard work during work placements at a South Wales self-help centre.

 

The students practised Reflexology at the Sandville Self-help Centre which is based in Bridgend and Porthcawl.…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 20, 2014 at 16:05 — No Comments

Barking & Dagenham College student selected to play for England

A Barking & Dagenham College student has been chosen to represent England as the new member of the England Colleges Under-19s football team.

Frankie Holland, 16, from Hornchurch, is studying sport at the College as part of its football academy which is run in conjunction with…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on February 20, 2014 at 10:11 — No Comments

College makes the most of golden opportunity

Barking & Dagenham College has been presented with a prestigious national award, which is given to just 3.2% of organisations in the UK.

The College achieved the Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award after assessors met with College staff to…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on February 20, 2014 at 10:07 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College art students give the third degree in Cardiff Bay

Art students from Cardiff and Vale College are displaying their work and polishing their entrepreneurial skills at an exhibition in a Cardiff Bay art centre.

 

The 12 Foundation Degree students have arranged and organised the 3 Degrees exhibition, which will run in Craft in the Bay until…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 18, 2014 at 16:13 — No Comments

Open Day at Plumpton College

 

Open Day at Plumpton College

The College has a number of days and events where prospective students can visit to discuss courses. Further details can be obtained from the College or from the forthcoming events section on the main page: www.plumpton.ac.uk Plumpton College is situated in an attractive…

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Added by sd on February 18, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Apprenticeship week at Plumpton College

Apprenticeship Week takes place during 3rd-7th March 2014.

Plumpton College is holding the following events during Apprenticeship Week:

  • Employer’s Apprenticeship Breakfast, Tuesday 4th March: 8am – 10.30am,…
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Added by sd on February 18, 2014 at 13:19 — No Comments

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