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September 2009 Press Releases (10)

Destination survey offers evidence required by the revised Common Inspection Framework

Ofsted’s revised Common Inspection Framework dictates that the progress of learners who have completed their courses becomes an “essential indicator” of a providers’ success and recommends that learner destination data is collected and made part of self assessment. QDP is prepared for this recommendation and offers quality management teams around the country a tried and tested Destination Survey.

The survey offers a simple, robust and reliable way for colleges and training providers… Continue

Added by Sylvia Brown on September 30, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

FE Careers launches FE Community Social Networking site

FE Careers and FE News have launched their social networking site for the Further Education, Skills and Employability sectors. FEcommunity.co.uk brings FE professionals together to network, share best practice, and keep up to date with industry news, events, jobs, tips and advice from sector experts.

Placing FE Community firmly at the forefront, all press releases and event information submitted for inclusion on FE News will now come via FE Community.

"We wanted to create… Continue

Added by Jason Rainbow on September 29, 2009 at 10:20 — No Comments

Leeds United use College facilities in pre-match training

South East Essex college might be sponsors of the first team shorts, as well as the Community Stand and mini-club under 7s for Southend United, but they extended their helping hand to Leeds United prior to their clash with Southend and let them use the College’s sports ground, Wellstead Gardens.

The visit highlights how good the facilities are at the College’s ground and students can access top quality facilities, expert coaches and… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on September 29, 2009 at 10:16 — No Comments

England and Lithuania to Battle out the Final of the Inaugural World Online Debating Championship

The first ever World Online Debating Championship has reached its climax this week with England and Lithuania the two teams left fighting to become World Champions. Created by Debatewise.com - the leading online debating organisation in association with the International Debate Education Association (idea) – the leading offline debating organisation, the competition pitted twenty five national teams from virtually every corner of the globe against each other in debating the big issues facing… Continue

Added by Ricky Durrance on September 28, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

Windows of opportunities for its students as South East Essex College becomes the biggest education deployer of Windows 7 in Europe

Computer giants Microsoft, along with DM Systems, have been working with South East Essex College to roll-out their new Windows 7 (W7) before it is released globally, and with 13,000 students and 950 staff, it is the biggest education institution that they are working with in Europe.

The College is working closely with the company on feeding back about how the much-anticipated system works and is of benefit to such a large FE/HE College as South East Essex College, one of… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on September 28, 2009 at 11:46 — No Comments

College teams up with TV criminologist

A leading further education college in the East Midlands, at the forefront of safeguarding its young and vulnerable learners, has teamed up with Mark Williams‑Thomas, a top criminologist and child protection expert.

Mark has covered some of the most high profile media crime stories over the past two years, including the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Shannon Mathews and Baby P.

Working with New College Nottingham's Safeguarding team, Mark has rigorously reviewed policy… Continue

Added by Nicola Grimshaw on September 28, 2009 at 11:36 — No Comments

Time to celebrate vocational training’ says City College Principal

Prior to their City Achievers 2009 student awards ceremony on 1st October, City College Brighton and Hove’s Principal Phil Frier has said that the event is not just to celebrate student achievement in a year that has seen the College’s best results ever, but to champion vocational/professional training in general:

“I think that the community of Brighton and Hove can take great pride in the fact that their local College is now in the top league of Further Education colleges in the… Continue

Added by Brian Bell on September 28, 2009 at 11:20 — No Comments

Gerry Sutcliffe to Formally Open Appleton Academy

Gerry Sutcliffe, MP and Minister for Sport will formally open the Appleton Academy in Wyke on Friday 2nd October.

Gerry will attend the celebratory event, and as ‘guest of honour’ he will unveil a commemorative plaque. The event will take place on Friday 2nd October between 12noon and 1pm at the Appleton Academy Primary School site (formally High Fernley Primary School).

The event follows the success of the recent Appleton Academy Family Fun Day and the formal opening will… Continue

Added by Gemma Dunn on September 28, 2009 at 9:44 — No Comments

Keeping Students Warm

Many school leavers apply to college each year and gain a place, but some never make it through the doors when September comes. This can be due to employment or a gap year, but many find themselves out of work or training because of nerves about what to expect at college or worries about learning a completely new subject.

Official statistics from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) state that “despite the increase in participation and training, [at end 2008] the… Continue

Added by Lucy Mulloy on September 25, 2009 at 12:12 — No Comments

Christ the King College to manage student lifecycle with Capita UNIT-e

Capita Further and Higher Education (FHE) today announces that Christ the King Sixth Form College, Lewisham has selected Capita’s UNIT-e Student Records solution following a competitive tendering process. This user-friendly management information system will enable the college to maintain up-to-date and accurate records; track and manage the entire student lifecycle from student records, and parents’ evenings to timetables and exams. The solution was chosen to assist in improving the student… Continue

Added by Claire Thatcher on September 15, 2009 at 10:27 — No Comments

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