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August 2015 Press Releases (36)

Merlin’s magic move for Mesma

Above: Mesma’s Carole Loader (left) says the Merlin Standard is an important accreditation for her company

Online improvement planning and self-assessment software provider Mesma has adapted its existing platform - built for education providers around the Ofsted framework - to…

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Added by Charlie Brooks on August 31, 2015 at 16:16 — No Comments

BBC1 showcase for Uxbridge College’s new Games, Animation and VFX Skills course

Uxbridge College’s brand new NextGen Skills Academy course, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills has been showcased on BBC London News.

Footage shot in the College’s IT & Media Centre, which featured interviews with students taking the course, was featured…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on August 31, 2015 at 16:15 — No Comments

Exciting new initiative in Adult Community Learning

Exciting new initiative in Adult Community Learning

 Research has shown that adult community learning changes lives. Lifelong learning can boost local economies and reduce the number of people using public services. Year on year Warrington Collegiate celebrates the achievement of adult learners, from those starting a new business through skills gained at evening classes and those graduating with a university level qualification.…

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Added by Jenni Wood on August 26, 2015 at 15:36 — No Comments

Advanced Learning’s Progresso is a key factor in UTC Reading achieving Outstanding Ofsted rating

College is the first UTC in the country to be awarded the highest rating

 

26 August 2015 – UTC Reading has become the country’s first university technical college (UTC) to be rated Outstanding by Ofsted inspectors who particularly praised its use of data generated by Progresso, the cloud-based management information system (MIS) from Advanced Learning (Advanced).

 

The UTC opened its doors in 2013 and runs computer science, IT and…

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Added by Advanced Computer Software on August 26, 2015 at 13:19 — No Comments

New college technology ensures no barriers to learning

Sixth form college students will benefit from more than half a million pounds of investment in technology aimed at improving access to learning.

 

iPads, Chromebooks and the creation of a new City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form…

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Added by Kerryanne Clancy on August 26, 2015 at 10:09 — No Comments

Stronger together

Teesside’s future engineering and construction skills have been given a shot in…

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Added by Marie Turbill on August 25, 2015 at 9:23 — No Comments

New strategic alliance creates a step-change for skills and training in east London

Joint statement by Barking & Dagenham College and  Havering College of Further & Higher Education

East Londoners who are keen to access higher level technical and professional training, to better equip them compete in the Capital’s global job market, are at the heart of plans announced today by Barking & Dagenham College and Havering College of Further & Higher Education (HCFHE).  Both colleges announced their commitment…

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Added by Alaine O'Brien on August 25, 2015 at 9:15 — No Comments

Self-assessment the focus of quality provision in light of incoming Ofsted changes, says Mesma

 

 

Photocaption: Mesma’s Louise Doyle (pictured right) says self-assessment will be core in new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework

While education and skills providers across the country will be looking at how they can meet the new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework that…

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Added by Charlie Brooks on August 24, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

It's a great result for sharon

A great results day for Sharon

 GCSE results became a day of celebration for Sharon Rennie, from Orford, a mature student studying GCSE English at Warrington Collegiate.  

“It’s a pass,” says a delighted Sharon. “Well worth all the hard work and effort.” My…

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Added by Jenni Wood on August 24, 2015 at 11:14 — No Comments

HNC provides career boost for students

Stay local, go far

 Studying at their local college has paid off for both Ramil Gorrieza, and 20 year old Chris Snow. They are just two students of the students studying Higher Education at Warrington Collegiate who are celebrating a boost to their career.

  Even before Chris and…

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Added by Jenni Wood on August 24, 2015 at 11:10 — No Comments

Summer boost for charities as students help local causes

Cambridge Regional College students have been spending their summer helping others and providing a bumper boost for 17 charities, with sponsored sleep-outs, selfie days and fundraising.

Eighty-five CRC students on the National Citizen Service programme – designed to give teenagers more independence, skills…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on August 21, 2015 at 13:47 — No Comments

ONEL students celebrate excellent results in Maths and English resits

Students and staff at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London are celebrating today after their students excelled in this year’s English and Maths GCSE exams.

Over 1100 students took these exams this year. 529 students sat for their English GCSE and 577 for their Maths GCSE.  All of the students were resitting the exams to improve on the grades they achieved at school.

42% of CONEL students achieved A* - C grades in their English GCSEs, a more than ten per cent…

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Added by Karen O'Connor on August 21, 2015 at 13:40 — No Comments

GCSEs - What next? A five point plan with hints and tips about what to do once you’ve got your results

On Thursday 20 August, teenagers across the UK received their GCSE results. For many, it’s a time of anxiety mixed with excitement, but there are a wide range of options available.

 

College of North West London Principal Andy Cole said:

 “I know GCSE results day can often be an anxious time for many students but it can also be very exciting. There are so many options available and whether you’ve done well in your GCSEs or not, A-levels are not always the best…

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Added by Alaine O'Brien on August 21, 2015 at 11:21 — No Comments

Success stories for Uxbridge College in 2015’s GCSEs

Uxbridge College students, who complete their GCSEs in one year, are celebrating their results this year.

Amanda Washbrook, Head of Uxbridge College Academy, the College area which teaches A-levels, GCSEs and Vocational Science, said: “Again this year we are delighted to…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on August 20, 2015 at 15:16 — No Comments

BMet celebrates bumper number of GCSE achievements

 Photograph shows: A career in nursing…

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Added by Shobby Patel on August 20, 2015 at 12:15 — No Comments

NELP member Springboard hits major milestone

A Sunderland training company is celebrating its 40th anniversary and a legacy of helping 35,000 people improve their lives and gain employment.

Springboard Sunderland Trust started out in 1975 in a basement in Toward Road in Sunderland with…

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Added by North East Learning Providers on August 19, 2015 at 8:59 — No Comments

New name and new direction for Pelican Rouge

The South Tyneside depot of Europe’s largest refreshment supplier is investing in staff upskilling to support major changes to the business, which has changed its name and its direction.

Pelican Rouge - formerly Autobar UK - employs 62 people at its base in Boldon and 1,600 people UK-wide. The firm is pursuing growth through what it calls a 'premiumisation' strategy, which aims to make it a…

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Added by Access Training on August 19, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Rianne takes gold

Rianne crowned World Champion and best of best

It's a double celebration for former Warrington Collegiate student, Rianne Chester, at the WorldSkills International Competition, 2015, in San Paulo, Brazil.  Rianne took the gold medal in the Beauty therapy competition as well as gaining the illustrious Albert Vidal medal which recognises the best of best, the first time the UK has ever won the prize.…

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Added by Jenni Wood on August 17, 2015 at 14:24 — No Comments

Students from Waltham Forest College are proving that academic A Levels are not the only route to university and achieving their dreams. Scores of young people are leaving the College and taking up p…

Students from Waltham Forest College are proving that academic A Levels are not the only route to university and achieving their dreams.

Scores of young people are leaving the College and taking up places at university after passing BTEC…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on August 14, 2015 at 17:24 — No Comments

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