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March 2015 Press Releases (71)

Greater Manchester Apprentices meet Prime Minister David Cameron

Four engineering apprentices from Bolton and Wigan travelled to BAe in Warton with conservative parliamentary candidate Christopher Green to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron and learn about the launch of a new degree apprenticeship scheme.

The visit was arranged as part of National Apprenticeship…


Added by Rachael Smith on March 31, 2015 at 20:52 — No Comments

Students jump on board with new fitness craze

Students jump on board with new fitness craze

Students at Warrington Collegiate are enjoying the new fitness craze to hit the UK – bouncing their way to fitness with boogie bounce.

                        Beauty Therapy students…


Added by Jenni Wood on March 31, 2015 at 15:03 — No Comments

Enterprising Easter Bingo

Enterprising Easter Bingo

                        Enterprising students studying on the ACE course at Warrington Collegiate decided to treat their fellow students in Foundation and Community Learning to an Easter Bingo session. They planned the event from start to finish, organizing themed prizes, booking the room, sending out invitations and setting up on the day.  40 guest enjoyed bingo and refreshments, with prizes awarded for a line or full house.…


Added by Jenni Wood on March 31, 2015 at 14:06 — No Comments

FE Business Skills Academy "Employer Engagement Masterclass"

FE Business has announced its spring public course schedule. We begin with our one day “Employer Engagement Masterclass” on the 7th May 2015 at London’s prestigious Fashion Retail Academy.

Developing employer training partnerships to increase apprenticeship and commercial training income is a key priority for the sector – Give your employer engagement staff the best opportunity to…


Added by Omar Khan on March 31, 2015 at 11:43 — No Comments

Business Hub launched at Warrington Collegiate

Business Hub @ Warrington Business School opens for business

To boost growth and wealth in the local economy, a unique and exciting resource is now available to businesses.  The Business Hub @ Warrington Business School (WBS) combines industry and academic experts in one place, to give businesses access to the people and services which will help transform their business.                        

 Phil Kerr, Business Development Manager at Warrington Business School says…


Added by Jenni Wood on March 30, 2015 at 7:47 — No Comments

Skills minister encourages more FE colleges in Greater Manchester to take advantage of City Deal programme

Skills minister Nick Boles has encouraged schools and colleges providing FE provision to take advantage of a new award funded through the region’s City Deal.


32 schools and colleges are currently delivering the Greater Manchester Skilled & Ready Award – with funding for a further 12 up for grabs.


The award is delivered as part of normal lessons and focuses on the gaps in knowledge and experience employers say their new starters lack.




Added by DK on March 27, 2015 at 19:54 — No Comments

Students sign up to participate in the politics of power

More than 200 students registered to vote during a drive by Waltham Forest College to encourage young people to take part in the political process.


The College invited Operation Black Vote to park their big orange bus on the…


Added by Waltham Forest College on March 27, 2015 at 17:40 — No Comments

Electric performance for Uxbridge College student in National Apprentice of the Year awards

An electrical installation student from Uxbridge College in West London has made his way through to the national heats of an Apprentice of the Year competition.

Shane Greenway, 18, who is studying for the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation, won his electrical installation heat to be crowned the…


Added by liz Bellchambers on March 27, 2015 at 16:07 — No Comments

College benchmarking survey deadline extended to 7th April


Thanks so much to the 80+ colleges that have already completed the FE Marketing Benchmarking Survey - we have had a great spread of responses from colleges all over the country and there are some clear emerging themes. However, we know many of you have started the survey and gone off to find the relevant data for…


Added by Rachel Smith on March 27, 2015 at 11:19 — No Comments

Isle of Wight College targets the youth vote with live Twitter debate ‘Twestion Time’

Political candidates on the Isle of Wight are using technology to reach out to younger voters in a way they understand – on social media. The result is ‘Twestion Time’,  hosted at The Isle of Wight College and the brainchild of leading Isle of Wight digital marketing firm theAgency, possibly the first event of its kind in the country.


Held at the Isle of Wight College, Twestion Time promised voters the opportunity to have their questions answered by prospective Parliamentary…


Added by Mary Silk on March 27, 2015 at 10:44 — No Comments

Students climb Scafell Pike for homeless charity

Students at Cambridge Regional College have braved the elements and scaled the heights of Scafell Pike – the highest mountain in England – to raise money for homelessness charity Wintercomfort.

Eleven students from across the college took part in the marathon charity effort as part of a National…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on March 27, 2015 at 9:58 — No Comments

College hosts National Volunteering Week volunteers’ fair

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London hosted a National Volunteering Week  volunteers fair last week  (16 – 20 March 2015), which consisted of a range of employers visiting the College and talking to students about volunteering opportunities and how they can help the wider…


Added by Karen O'Connor on March 27, 2015 at 9:15 — No Comments

Cardiff Council approves CAVC/ House of Sport plans for Cardiff International Sports Stadium

Cardiff Council has approved a proposal put forward by Cardiff and Vale College and the House of Sport to lease Cardiff International Sports Stadium.


As part of the agreement between the Council and CAVC, the College will take control of the Leckwith athletics stadium from the summer.…


Added by Chris Baker on March 26, 2015 at 15:15 — No Comments

Careers Academy students at Cardiff and Vale College go from strength to strength

Students at Cardiff and Vale College who have signed up to the Careers Academy are feeling the benefit of the extra training and skills that the Academy offers. One has won the regional heats of a nationwide competition and another has secured an internship with the world’s largest law…


Added by Chris Baker on March 26, 2015 at 15:12 — No Comments

College celebrates careers and skills

The College of North West London (CNWL) showcased the world of skills and the career opportunities they could lead to, by hosting a free careers event for over 1,200 visitors including school children from across the borough.

The CNWL Skills Show, which took…


Added by Alaine O'Brien on March 26, 2015 at 10:37 — No Comments


Transport for London has decided to end its 18+ Student Oyster Scheme for all non-EEA students in London, except for those who study at educational establishments directly accredited by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA). This decision directly affects thousands of foreign students who come to London each year to study English at one of its many language schools on a Student Visitor Visa or Extended Student Visitor Visa. It could have serious repercussions for the UK’s Universities and…


Added by Livewire PR on March 26, 2015 at 10:23 — No Comments

Skills Competition Wales success for CAVC students

Students from Cardiff and Vale College have been celebrating success in the Welsh heats of the WorldSkills competition at rounds of the contest hosted by the College.

Skills Competition Wales feeds into the WorldSkills UK rounds, with winners going on to compete in the Skills UK finals…


Added by Chris Baker on March 26, 2015 at 9:22 — No Comments

Funding announced for second phase of Teach Too education-industry partnerships

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today announced the awarding of funding to 28 education-industry partnerships to develop vocational teaching and learning projects, through its Teach Too initiative.  The projects will enable people from industry to work alongside training providers to design, develop and deliver high quality vocational training programmes.

The projects are examples of growing collaboration between industry and further education professionals across England…


Added by Jon Waldren on March 25, 2015 at 11:33 — No Comments

Older people value apprenticeships but training quality must improve says new report

The first piece of major research on adult apprentices in this country, carried out by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that 45% of all apprentices are 25 and over,  with 3,000 taken by the over 60s in 2012/13. The study, Does apprenticeship work for adults? looks at the key factors that motivate employers to provide adult apprenticeships as part of their workforce planning and the views and experiences of adults on training…


Added by Jon Waldren on March 25, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

accessplanit win highly coveted Apprentice of the Year Award

On Thursday 12th March software house accessplanit’s Helpdesk Apprentice, Jamie-Lee Butterworth won the ‘Most Dedicated Apprentice Award’ at Lancaster and Morecambe College’s 2015 Apprentice…


Added by Audrey Clark on March 24, 2015 at 13:06 — No Comments

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