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March 2013 Press Releases (111)

Southern Railway station workers given platform to develop skills

Station workers at one of the UK’s major train operators have been given a platform to develop their customer skills with support from leading youth and adult learning organisation TBG Learning.


Southern Railway…


Added by Advent Communications on March 20, 2013 at 14:51 — No Comments

BII chief provides a voice for pubs before key national apprenticeship audience

With almost half of the workforce aged under 25 and an urgent need to give frontline bar workers access to qualifications, Britain’s pubs represent one of the prime industries for apprenticeships.  That was the key message from BII CEO Tim Hulme this week when he addressed a national audience at the Voice of Apprenticeships Conference in Central London.

In a rousing speech to national businesses, training providers and apprentices, Hulme underlined the economic and positive impact of…


Added by Chris Gooch on March 19, 2013 at 15:10 — No Comments

Barking & Dagenham College appointed for apprenticeship delivery

Barking & Dagenham College, long since established as a leading training provider, has been awarded the largest apprenticeship contract to date by The North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The deal will this year see the College deliver the brand new higher level business and human resource apprenticeships for Trust staff.…


Added by Wow! Marketing on March 19, 2013 at 11:26 — No Comments

EAL earmarks pivotal Richard Review role

EAL intends to play a pivotal role engineering the future of apprenticeships – as outlined in The Government’s response to the Richard Review which was released today (14.03.13).

The specialist employer-recognised awarding organisation has pledged to be a catalyst for change – using its engagement with clients to ensure that their voices are heard as the debate evolves.…


Added by Sam Schofield on March 19, 2013 at 9:53 — No Comments

More STEM learners needed to avert engineering crisis, says EAL

Reinvigorate STEM subjects in schools or we risk a crisis in the economically important engineering sector, EAL has said.

Ann Watson, Managing Director of EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications, has called for more to be done to encourage young…


Added by Sam Schofield on March 19, 2013 at 9:51 — No Comments

Students raise over £800 for Comic Relief

Students at …


Added by Bernadette James on March 18, 2013 at 16:24 — No Comments

Wakefield Varsity Challenge

Sporting rivalries between Wakefield's two biggest colleges are set to resume later this month when the Varsity Challenge between Wakefield College and Pontefract NEW College takes place. This year’s eagerly anticipated duel is scheduled for Wednesday 27th March with the showpiece finale being held at the Big Fellas Stadium in Featherstone with a 6.30 pm kick off.


The Varsity Challenge between the two colleges involves the teams battling it out at sporting…


Added by Wakefield College on March 18, 2013 at 15:46 — No Comments

Money Week tips from the experts for Cambridge Regional College students

Cambridge Regional College students have been getting to grips with the thorny subject of money – how to manage it, how to save it and how to bank it.

In a special Money Week at the college, students have been enjoying some practical sessions on budgeting, spending, saving and protecting their money from fraud.

Experts from Barclays Bank, Citizens Advice Bureau, Cambridge City Housing and CRC’s Careers Advisers were on hand to give advice to students on managing money,…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on March 18, 2013 at 15:33 — No Comments

Students show off their artistic skills at art gallery

Art and Design students from Fareham College are showcasing their work at the Aspex gallery in Portsmouth, Hampshire as part of the New Creatives exhibition.

This is in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth, Aspex Gallery and six other local colleges. It includes visual art, photography, 3D sculpture and installation, animation and film, graphics and sound.

The pre-degree foundation and BTEC level 3 year 2 students have been working with commissioned…


Added by Stephanie Hall on March 18, 2013 at 14:07 — No Comments

Hospitality Apprentices Cater For Deputy Prime Minister

Special reception launches ‘made by apprentices’ campaign

Catering and hospitality apprentices from Charnwood Training Group, Compass Group, De Vere Hospitality Academy, Greene King and Spirit Pub Company have helped the Deputy Prime Minister launch a new campaign to celebrate the productivity of apprentices.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg officially launched the ‘made by apprentices’ campaign to showcase the talents of apprentices at the National…


Added by Charnwood Training Group on March 18, 2013 at 13:56 — No Comments

Weston College celebrates Apprenticeship Week success

National Apprenticeship Week was marked at Weston College, North Somerset, by a successful pop-up shop and Open Evening event.

The pop-up shop, in Weston's Sovereign Centre, ran for a week and was manned by staff and apprentices keen to pass on their knowledge of Apprenticeships and how employment training can benefit employers and employees.…


Added by Tom Henry on March 18, 2013 at 13:39 — No Comments

Students stage marathon 30-hour Comic Relief fundraiser at Cambridge Regional College

Media students at Cambridge Regional College pulled out all the stops for a fantastic 30 hours of non-stop fundraising for Comic Relief – with ‘nerd rage’ and radio broadcasting taking centre stage.

Around 60 students took part in the day and night marathon, spending the night at the college…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on March 18, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Uxbridge College Hayes – I’m gonna live forever….

UNWITTING shoppers were stopped in their tracks when a flashmob of students and staff from Uxbridge College Hayes descended on the town.

The group gave a vocal and dance performance to the song Fame by Irene Cara, the theme from the 1980s television series of the same…


Added by liz Bellchambers on March 15, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

PERFORMING ARTS: Horrible Histories brought to life for Harrow’s Primary School students!

Inspired by the author, Terry Deary's popular ‘Horrible Histories’, year 2 BTEC extended diploma students at Stanmore College are about to bring history back to life through student devised theatre. Three sets of fun-filled performances of ‘Historius Horriblis’ have been arranged for the students to deliver devised theatre as part of their programme to young pupils at Earlsmead and Whitchurch primary schools.  The performances will involve a humorous look at key time periods in history; the…


Added by Dharmini Mistry on March 15, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Business apprentices can graduate at first national ceremonies

Business apprentices are getting their chance to celebrate at the first national graduations for apprentices in June and July this year. 

Apprentices, their employers and training providers, are being invited to receive recognition at prestigious ceremonies - which are usually associated with university graduates - in London and Birmingham.

The national graduations are being hosted by Skills CFA, the business sector apprenticeship body that develops and certifies the most…


Added by Natalie de Freitas on March 15, 2013 at 11:03 — No Comments

Rowan's recycled drums attract the attention of the BBC's One Show

Rowan’s recycled drums TV debut

                         17 year old Rowan Arnold, from Latchford, studying Childcare at Warrington Collegiate, was delighted to be invited to give a performance on his recycled drums for BBC’s One Show.

Rowan explains how the One Show heard…


Added by Jenni Wood on March 15, 2013 at 9:42 — No Comments

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Warrington Collegiate calls on aspiring women entrepreneurs to help close the gender gap


 The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Warrington Collegiate is on the hunt for aspiring young female entrepreneurs in Warrington and Cheshire to unleash their potential and go for it in business. 

Set against the backdrop of International Women’s Day, the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is today launching a nationwide search for Britain’s budding female entrepreneurs. 



Added by Jenni Wood on March 15, 2013 at 9:36 — No Comments

Industry leaders and TV celebrities join college to celebrate skills

Barking & Dagenham College celebrated the world of skills during National Apprenticeship Week by holding a day long event - Inspiration 2013 - full of ‘have a go’ activities, talks by industry leaders and student demonstrations.


Inspiration 2013 was also the chance to showcase the many talents of the College’s students.  Throughout the day a series of skills competitions were held across the construction trades including painting and decorating, plumbing, carpentry,…


Added by Alaien O'Brien on March 15, 2013 at 9:19 — No Comments

Childcare students at Warrington Collegiate plan charity Hollywood Glamour Ball

Hollywood Glamour Ball in aid of Claire House

Childcare students at Warrington Collegiate donned onesies to raise money for their fundraising spectacular, a Hollywood Glamour Ball in aid of Claire House Hospice which provides care and support for children and young people with life limiting, life threatening illnesses.



Added by Jenni Wood on March 15, 2013 at 8:52 — No Comments

Ofsted Praises Linkage College for "Outstanding Student Outcomes"

Staff and students at the longest-established independent specialist college in the country are celebrating after an Ofsted inspection which described outcomes for students as outstanding.

The inspection of Linkage College, which was conducted in February, is the first one at Linkage under Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework, which was introduced last year. The inspection report is also the first one in…


Added by Tony Barker on March 15, 2013 at 8:41 — No Comments

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