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August 2014 Press Releases (53)

Motorsport industry skills secure with EAL awards

BRITISH racing drivers have been reaping the glory while, behind the scenes, motorsport employers faced a skills crisis, specialist awarding organisation EAL has said.

A partnership between EAL, The National College for Motorsport and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) will safeguard the progression of apprentices and other learners at key British motorsport businesses.

The £9bn UK motorsport industry has, to date, largely qualified its new technician talent with…


Added by Sam Schofield on August 28, 2014 at 13:29 — No Comments

Students celebrate Results Day in style with 3aaa

On Thursday 14th August (A-Level Results Day) and Thursday 21st August (GCSE Results Day), 3aaa were on hand at a range of Schools/Colleges across the country to offer support and guidance to students receiving their all important…


Added by Robert Collins on August 28, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

New Winemaker appointed at Plumpton College, East Sussex

Peter Morgan is retiring after 10 very successful years as winemaker at Plumpton College, the UK’s centre of excellence in wine education, training and research. The search for his replacement was…


Added by sd on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments


Schools and universities face a ‘golden opportunity’ to turn rising energy costs to their advantage.

Facing volatile gas and power prices, an increasing competitive market and cost-conscious customers, education providers can switch these growing threats into a revenue stream.

One of the UK’s leading renewable energy experts is convinced schools and universities are ideally placed to benefit from the ‘energy trilemma’, which is threatening many of Britain’s…


Added by James Perch on August 27, 2014 at 14:39 — No Comments

College students head off to top universities

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has a strong message about qualifications; A Levels are not your only option for progressing your career, come to the College to study for a BTEC vocational qualification instead. Around 500 of the College's students progress to top universities each year having…


Added by Karen O'Connor on August 27, 2014 at 11:32 — No Comments

First graduates in a league of their own

First graduates in a league of their own

                        The first students graduating from the highly successful BTEC Level 3 Football Excellence with Manchester United Soccer Schools Development through Coaching course are celebrating after gaining paid…


Added by Jenni Wood on August 27, 2014 at 11:02 — No Comments

College roll of honour on GCSE results day

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London opened its doors at 9am sharp on Thursday 21 August to a throng of eager learners queuing up to collect their English and Maths GCSE results. There were many delighted faces as students overjoyed with their grades greeted college staff with their good news and then…


Added by Karen O'Connor on August 27, 2014 at 8:48 — No Comments

Newcastle-under-Lyme College rolls-out self-assessment solution to improve Ofsted reporting

Newcastle-under-Lyme College has gone live this summer with an online solution to streamline the self-assessment of its courses. The system – ProSAR – has been developed by the College in partnership with software provider, Compass Computer Consultants (Compass), an Advanced Computer Software Group company.

ProSAR, which was launched by Compass earlier this year, is a web-based application, which runs on college intranets to allow staff, such as heads of departments, to evaluate the…


Added by Advanced Computer Software on August 26, 2014 at 13:33 — No Comments

Students celebrate GCSE results at Uxbridge College in 2014

Students at Uxbridge College in West London are celebrating their GCSE results this year including:

Fariha Rehman, 17, (centre of group on left) who achieved the highest grades in GCSEs at Uxbridge College this year. Fariah, who got A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and an A grade in…


Added by liz Bellchambers on August 26, 2014 at 12:46 — No Comments

College Bosses on Track for Half Marathon

Two of Walsall College’s senior managers – including the Deputy Principal – are preparing to deal with pressure of a different kind when they tackle the 2014 Bupa Great North Run next month.

Fazal Dad, Deputy Principal for Delivery and Success, and Peter Merry, the College’s…


Added by David Seadon on August 26, 2014 at 9:40 — No Comments

Distance learning students from Essex to Asia awarded A* in English IGCSE

92.3% A*-C pass mark for National Extension College’s distance learning students as grade A*-C passes in

English GCSE show historic fall

As schools across the country consider the impact of the changes to this year’s English exam papers on their overall GCSE performance, young people and adults studying English IGCSE at the National Extension College (NEC) have lots to be proud of. 92.3%…


Added by Elizabeth Underwood on August 22, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

National Extension College’s second chance students celebrate A level success outside the mainstream education system

The focus of attention following the publication last week of A level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is on 18 and 19-year-olds who studied at school or college. But among the 335,000 students taking A levels each year are thousands of adult and young learners who study for A levels as so-called private candidates. They include home-educated youngsters, adults who want a second chance at learning, people with full-time caring responsibilities and those for whom attending a…


Added by Elizabeth Underwood on August 22, 2014 at 18:26 — No Comments

Rathbone Training praised for high standard of work with young people in OFSTED report

National youth training provider Rathbone Training has had the quality of its support in helping young people into employment praised in a newly published OFSTED report.

Rathbone’s apprenticeship provision in England, was inspected in July and achieved ‘good’ status in all areas.

Eight inspectors looked at the quality of teaching, learning and outcomes for learners at Rathbone, which is one of six divisions within NCG, one of the UK’s leading education and training…


Added by Rob Tickle on August 22, 2014 at 12:40 — No Comments

Struggling to recruit good Assessors? Research identifies Functional Skills delivery as a strong influencer in attaining and retaining talent.

A new research report, showing significant changes in the training and learning industry in the past twelve months, predicts the coming of a candidate shortage, and suggests that providers delivering functional skills should be particularly cautious.  


GPRS Recruitment has published their latest Salary & Benefits Survey.  Now in its seventh edition, the document examines market conditions for training & learning professionals within the work based learning sector. …


Added by Tim Burns on August 22, 2014 at 8:40 — No Comments

Croydon School of Art Fashion students continue to set the trend


Two Croydon School of Art students are bang on trend when it comes to setting up their new business.

For Jayde Yankey (pictured) and Samantha Appiah, both 19, have created their own fashion label – Chikaku Clothing. The two decided to set up Chikaku after working together on the BTEC Level 3…


Added by James Ward on August 21, 2014 at 15:44 — No Comments

Brandshout Offers Local SEO Packages from £99/Month

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, August 21, 2014 - Businesses that needs to be found easily and affordably in Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines can heave a sigh of relief, Brandshout the most reputable digital marketing company now endow local SEO Packages from £99 per month. These packages are designed to improve local search rankings, find fresh leads and bring more customers to the website. Brandshout’s local SEO packages are 100% compliant with Google Webmaster Guidelines that keeps…


Added by Steve Willingham on August 21, 2014 at 15:15 — No Comments

GCSE students get results at Cardiff and Vale College

More students are celebrating their GCSE results at Cardiff and Vale College today and getting ready to progress to A Levels or apply to university now that they have gained the qualifications they needed.


Nearly all of those who came to the College to study GCSEs passed all of their exams – a pass rate of 97% for grades A* to G. This year CAVC saw an increase in the number of students gaining A* and B grades.


A number of courses saw 100% pass rates including…


Added by Chris Baker on August 21, 2014 at 14:19 — No Comments

Commonwealth Games Success for Richmond upon Thames College student

Over the summer, former Richmond upon Thames College student Bianca Williams shot to athletics stardom by taking two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Bianca, who studied a …


Added by Richmond upon Thames College on August 21, 2014 at 13:25 — No Comments

Motor industry launches online drive for high calibre apprentices

As a million teenagers pour over their GCSE results today, The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is launching a week long social media campaign to steer them towards a career in the automotive sector. The campaign will take place under the banner #MotorCareers on social media sites and has the backing of over 30 companies and organisations. The IMI will also push the campaign out through its 587 centres.

As a million teenagers pour over their GCSE results today, The Institute of…


Added by IMI Awards on August 21, 2014 at 11:55 — No Comments

Principals and CEOs - happy with your College's employability stats?

Experimental success figures just released by BIS show that, for many Colleges, there is still a lot to do in reaching employability KPIs (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-further-education-outcome-based-success-measures-experimental-data-2010-to-2011).

Research has shown that College leavers can benefit greatly from F2F…


Added by Darryl Howes on August 21, 2014 at 4:30 — No Comments

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