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August 2012 Press Releases (68)

Qualify to spot Green Deal business opportunities

A new qualification has been launched to help tradespeople spot the potential to install energy-saving measures in homes and businesses.

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Sustainable Refurbishment (QCF) from EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications, has been…


Added by Sam Schofield on August 30, 2012 at 13:32 — No Comments

Project management skills boosted through new Higher Apprenticeship

A new Higher Apprenticeship is laying firm foundations for the next generation of project management professionals in a wide range of sectors.

As part of the Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management, a Level 4 EAL Diploma has been developed in partnership with the Association for Project Management (APM), the largest professional body of its kind in Europe, and Skills CFA, a registered charity promoting skills and qualifications in the…


Added by Sam Schofield on August 30, 2012 at 13:31 — No Comments

Tong High School Students Take the Royal Route

Tong High School pupils recently spent a week following in the footsteps of royalty when they took part in a ‘Taster Week’ at the prestigious St Andrews University in Scotland.


The students, Jacqueline Boland and Louise Brow, from year twelve were two of just 100 students selected for across the UK to take part in the ‘Sutton Trust Summer School’, at the same university where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied. 


Both Tong High School students have…


Added by Tong High School on August 30, 2012 at 10:16 — No Comments

Pioneering Elite Athlete Performance Centre set for official opening at Loughborough College

A first for the UK's young elite sportspeople, with 2012 Olympic medal winner Nicola White in residence as mentor and launching on 30 August, the Elite Athlete Performance Centre is based at the college which has produced 27 of the athletes competing for Great Britain in this summer's London Games


Loughborough college is an established provider of education for young elite athletes and is launching the EAPC for 16-18 year olds with Olympic legacy, sport in education…


Added by Elizabeth Udall on August 29, 2012 at 9:41 — No Comments

GCSE Success for Uxbridge College in 2012

Staff and students at Uxbridge College in West London are celebrating some great GCSE results in terms of overall performances, higher grades and individual results.

Highlights this year include:

  • Improvement in pass rate at grades A*-G from 97% to 99%
  • 100% pass rate…

Added by liz Bellchambers on August 28, 2012 at 16:46 — No Comments

The gold rush – an increase in sportswomen with Rio in their sights


Olympic fever in the city is stronger than ever with Birmingham Metropolitan College experiencing a sudden surge in the number of young females applying to study sports courses. The College reports a significant increase in the number of young women applying to study sport and exercise sciences…


Added by Shobby Patel on August 28, 2012 at 15:45 — No Comments

Neil receives Young Physicist of the Year award



The work ethic, skills and talent of science student, Neil Wilkins have led to him being chosen as Birmingham Metropolitan College’s Ogden Trust Young Physicist of the Year. The 17-year-old was one of 15 Physics students from schools and colleges in Birmingham and Solihull to receive an…


Added by Shobby Patel on August 28, 2012 at 15:44 — No Comments

Success abounds for BMET A Level students



Once again, students at Birmingham Metropolitan College have produced outstanding A level results.

The results showed an overall pass rate of 97.4% across all campuses with 24 subjects achieving a pass rate of 100%. Students and staff are delighted with the record breaking results…


Added by Shobby Patel on August 28, 2012 at 15:42 — No Comments

Newham bucks national GCSE drop in grades

Almost all GCSE students at Newham College received good news about their results last week.

Students saw passes in just under 95% of their exams, up by over 10 percentage points on last year, and 52% of results had the top grades needed for A Level study.

In one Maths subject, 99% of students passed and over 70% gained grades C to A-star.

There were also passes in 90% of students’ exams in one particular science subject…


Added by Simon Hinds on August 28, 2012 at 13:47 — No Comments

Sasha tastes the limelight during London show rehearsals

Weston College student Sasha Latoya is experiencing her first taste of the theatrical limelight as she rehearses for a top London show.

Sasha, 22, from Uphill, graduated this summer from Weston College and, after a gruelling audition process, has been lucky enough to land a part in the musical 'Rent', playing at…


Added by Tom Henry on August 28, 2012 at 11:51 — No Comments

Hard working GCSE students celebrate their success

Photo - Helen Harriman with proud son Brett 

New College Nottingham (ncn) GCSE students collected their results on 23rd August. Among…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on August 24, 2012 at 13:56 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College celebrates 'fantastic' success of 100 Apprentices campaign

A ‘100 Apprentices in 100 Days’ campaign by Cambridge Regional College has proved an outstanding success – more than doubling its target in the three months of the appeal.

Employers across the region, including charities, high-tech businesses and small companies, responded to the call to help…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on August 23, 2012 at 15:07 — No Comments

Mature student Joules, is on track for stardom after gaining a place at LIPA (Liverpool College of Performing Arts)

Joules has stars in her eyes

 A Warrington Collegiate student is celebrating after gaining a place at the prestigious performing arts school, LIPA, in Liverpool.

  37 year old, Joules Horsfield, from Newton-le-Willows, who studied Musical Theatre for 2 years



Added by Jenni Wood on August 23, 2012 at 15:02 — No Comments

Exam despair: “You can still get there” says Charis

Exactly two years ago West Lothian teenager Charis Auldjo was in despair: Hopes of going on to higher education had been shattered by poor results in sixth year exams at West Calder High School but today, as she prepares for Freshers’ Week at the University of Edinburgh she believes her experience can help other young people struggling with disappointment.


Charis, now 20, was persuaded by a neighbour, Lynn Burke, the Team Leader for…


Added by Colin Adams on August 23, 2012 at 13:23 — No Comments

GCSE congratulations

For GCSE students today is a nerve-wracking and exciting time, and we want to congratulate those who’ve achieved their aims.

However, it’s also essential to remember that school and education should prepare young people for adult life, not just to pass GCSEs. Technical, practical and…


Added by FEnews on August 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Kent solicitor swaps white collar for blue as he retrains to set up own electrical company aged 63

WHEN you imagine what retirement for a solicitor with their own practice must be like, yachts, golf and exotic holidays probably spring to mind.

Donning overalls and rewiring someone’s house probably don’t.

But that’s precisely what 63-year-old Martin Firmin from Rochester in Kent has lined up.

The grandfather of eight had been in law since…


Added by Lisa Barry on August 23, 2012 at 10:34 — No Comments

A tale of summer holiday learning

The concept of teachers as learners features regularly in debates about professional development, and I am always interested to hear about teachers’ and trainers’ voluntary learning activities, especially those outside their specialist subject or vocational area and away from their workplace. I was particularly intrigued when two colleagues separately told me of their participation in different…


Added by FEnews on August 22, 2012 at 11:20 — No Comments

Bank of Ireland managers graduate with leadership qualification

The first cohort of Senior Managers at Bank of Ireland Group who participated in their in-house delivered leadership programme have graduated with a university qualification.

Fifty seven employees…


Added by Advent Communications on August 22, 2012 at 8:34 — No Comments

Former GCSE Students Among A level Achievers at Uxbridge College

Students who had already taken their GCSEs at Uxbridge College were among its best performers at A level this year.

Among the three with the highest grades were…


Added by liz Bellchambers on August 21, 2012 at 14:58 — No Comments

Outstanding A Level results from Sussex Downs College



Over 1,000 Sussex Downs College students from across East Sussex had reason to jump for joy after receiving their A level results.


The College celebrated after another successful year with over 2,400 A level entries this summer from a range…


Added by Andy Walters on August 21, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments

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