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February 2016 Press Releases (45)

Creative Learning Partners Double Winners At Apprenticeships4England Awards

Creative Learning Partners (CLP), the leading specialist training provider for Functional Skills, are celebrating the news that they are Gold Award winners in two categories at the Apprenticeships4England annual competition where they won the awards for “Best Large Sub-Contractor” and “Best Support For Apprenticeships”

Commenting on the news, Roger Francis, Business Development Director at CLP said “There is nothing more satisfying than the recognition of your peers. This double…

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Added by Roger Francis on February 29, 2016 at 8:44 — No Comments

Music student, Jack headlines LGBT+ showcase event

Photograph shows: Student musician, Jack Taylor with Elly Barnes from Educate and Celebrate and Rosie Alexander of Turves Green Girls School

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Added by Shobby Patel on February 26, 2016 at 11:07 — No Comments

UK CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS BEST IN SHOW TITLE AWARDED TO LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE WITH 50 TOP PRIZES

A competition showcasing culinary skills from across the UK has seen Loughborough College awarded a staggering 50 prizes, including Best in Show.

 

It was the best ever year for the College at the competition as they went head to head with the nation’s top young chefs and servers to secure not only the…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on February 26, 2016 at 9:44 — No Comments

GOLD LEADS FIVE MEDAL HAUL FOR LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE SWIMMER

A five medal haul has marked the latest international success in the pool for a young Loughborough College swimmer – and may have taken her a step closer to competing in the Olympics.

 

Lianna Swan has returned to her BSc in Sport Science and Management at the College after winning gold in the women’s…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on February 26, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

APPRENTICE YOUTH WORKER IS INVITED TO PARLIAMENT

At the end of 2015 Connor Stevenson, Apprentice Youth Worker with Raise the Youth Foundation, was Highly Commended by the Association of Colleges and at the beginning of February attended a celebratory event at the Houses of Parliament.

 

The 24-year-old was…

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Added by Beth Collett on February 24, 2016 at 16:41 — No Comments

National Apprenticeship Week 2016 - Apprenticeship Providers announce Apprentice Insight Evenings

The Ofsted Grade 1 National Apprenticeship Providers have organised a number of Apprenticeship open days across the country which are due to take place throughout National Apprenticeship Week. The events, which have been named as ‘Apprentice Insight Evenings’, will be a celebration of Apprenticeships and the impact they can have in the local area.

 

Between the 14th and…

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Added by Robert Collins on February 24, 2016 at 15:14 — No Comments

New funded level 2 Open source IT qualification set for launch

London, 24 February 2016: Awarding body TLM and leading IT certification provider Future Cert (representing LPI for UK and Ireland) have joined forces to address IT skills shortages by developing a new level 2, fully-funded IT qualification.

 

Launching at the Apprenticeships 4 England Apprenticeship Conference (25-26 February, Emirates Stadium London), the TLM Certificate in Open Systems Management enables apprentices to gain both an academic qualification and an…

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Added by Julie Parmenter on February 24, 2016 at 13:13 — No Comments

Tennis Sets Olympic Challenge for Students on Life Skills Programme

Around 40 students from Waltham Forest College are taking part in a six week programme of tennis lessons on the indoor courts at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

Students on the Life Skills…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on February 23, 2016 at 13:38 — No Comments

Waltham Forest College features as number 98 at the NCFD 2016 Grand Awards.

The National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) is delighted to announce that Waltham Forest College features at number 98 in the Top 100 Index. The Top 100 Index highlights the very best of the UK across 600 organisations.

 

The…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on February 23, 2016 at 10:54 — No Comments

New science programme puts students on the path to success

Photo: Sixth Form Science students enjoy a lesson in the state-of-the-art Staffordshire University Science Centre.



A new…

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Added by Kerryanne Clancy on February 18, 2016 at 13:06 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College students stage marathon fundraiser for street children in Morocco

Cambridge Regional College students took on a marathon 24-hour challenge to raise money for street children in Marrakesh, running, cycling and rowing the equivalent of more than 2,000 miles from Cambridge to Morocco.

Thirty-one Sport and Uniformed Services students, all studying for a Higher…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on February 18, 2016 at 12:18 — No Comments

BOLTON COLLEGE LEARNER BRAVES THE SHAVE FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

At the end of January, Public Services Level 1 learner Will Neagle decided to make the cut for cancer and have his head shaved in Bolton College’s Wella Centre of Excellence.

 

Will found out about Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the…

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Added by Beth Collett on February 17, 2016 at 15:36 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College signs Malaysian Memorandum of Understanding

Cardiff and Vale College has signed a deal with a Malaysian college that could help CAVC break into the burgeoning aviation market in South East Asia.

 

The College’s Vice Principal for Commercial Business Development Mary Kent and its International Centre for Aerospace Training’s Chief…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 17, 2016 at 11:01 — No Comments

Cash is the word as Cardiff and Vale College students raise £700 for charity

Cardiff and Vale College students have raised more than £700 for charity by holding a special Grease-themed ‘night at the movies’ event.

 

The singalong evening was held at the College’s Glamorgan Suite restaurant at its Colcot Road campus in Barry. Level 2 and 3 Hospitality Catering students and…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 17, 2016 at 10:50 — No Comments

Generation Wisdom - the future of work is collaborative entrepreneurship across generations

Back in late 2014 I was involved in a campaign on re-thinking new models of tackling youth unemployment by taking into account the expertise of older people, our seniors who still want  to be active in society and share their knowledge and experiences. The generation gap between is preventing finding alternative solutions to training and development. 

In general terms, seniors don't want to go back to college and they prefer…

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Added by Sergio Lopez Figueroa on February 15, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Combatting terrorism in FE: Duty first

Above: Mesma's Carole Loader says FE has to comply with Prevent Duty

The Government’s Prevent Duty covers guidance for FE institutions, including independent training providers in England and Wales, to help prevent young people being drawn into terrorism. Carole Loader,…

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Added by Charlie Brooks on February 15, 2016 at 14:57 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College students benefit from body armour

Cardiff and Vale College students who are training for a career in one of the uniform services have benefited from the donation of body armour.

 

SafeGuard Armour, a supplier of body armour, ballistic helmets and bullet and stab-proof vests, has donated two Kevlar vests to the College’s Public Services Department at its Colcot Road Campus in Barry. Public Services courses develop people’s physical fitness alongside the desired knowledge and skills to start a career in one of…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 15, 2016 at 13:33 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College shortlisted for prestigious TES Further Education Award

Cardiff and Vale College has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education Award for its work with local, national and international employers.

 

The annual awards mark the achievements of the very best FE providers in the UK. The Employer Engagement Award recognises colleges and FE institutions that go that extra mile to ensure they deliver strategic and innovative approaches to delivering employers’ workforce development needs. The…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 15, 2016 at 10:57 — No Comments

ACTIVE IQ GAINS DfE RECOGNITION FOR NEW TECH LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS

Active IQ, the UK’s leading awarding organisation in the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector, can announce that the Department of Education (DfE) has approved the Active IQ Level 3 Technical Diploma and Level 2 Technical Certificate in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science for…

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Added by Hayley Price on February 15, 2016 at 9:07 — No Comments

Year 11 Student Wins Kindle Fire HD 6 at College Open Day

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Jessica Victor, from Rushcroft Foundation School won a Kindle Fire HD 6 in a free prize draw competition at Waltham Forest College’s Open Day

The College welcomed up to 200 visitors to the Open Day event held on Saturday 6 February 2016. 

The event was packed with fun and exciting activities which included college tours, have-a-go activities, and…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on February 12, 2016 at 18:40 — No Comments

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