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November 2012 Press Releases (123)

LSIS event to help providers ‘do more with less’

A Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) event is being held to demonstrate to providers how they can do more with less.

The Organisational Effectiveness Conference has been designed to help providers make the most of their budgets. Delegates at this year's conference will get the opportunity to learn from peers who have made significant cost savings, hear best practice examples, find out how to implement new methods of delivery, and discover how to improve their sales…


Added by Nicola Jones on November 30, 2012 at 16:51 — No Comments

Richmond upon Thames Student Scores Top Three Biology Result in the Country

L-R: The Master of the Salters’ Company, Sir John Holman, Livvy Bridge and HRH Princess Sumaya.

Former Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) student Livvy Bridge scored the third highest mark in the country for her Biology exam this summer. Livvy, who is now studying experimental psychology at the Univeristy…


Added by Richmond upon Thames College on November 30, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Former Apprentice Recognised for Business Success



A former Hairdressing Apprentice from City of Wolverhampton College has been awarded for her entrepreneurial spirit after setting up her own hair salon.


Danielle Walton was runner up in the Best Young Entrepreneur category at the Morgan Foundation Entrepreneur…


Added by katie swann on November 30, 2012 at 11:42 — No Comments

College Journalism Course is Among Best in Country

A journalism course run by City of Wolverhampton College has been named as the Best Performing FE Academic Year Course in the country by the National Council for the Training of Journalists for the second year running.


The award was made at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Nottingham…


Added by katie swann on November 30, 2012 at 11:20 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College student wins gold at WorldSkills UK

Star Cambridge Regional College student Lewis Bourne has won gold at WorldSkills UK – the country’s leading skills competition.

The 20 year-old student proved himself the best young IT technician in the country when he took first place in the Cisco IT Technician competition at the Skills Show at the…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on November 30, 2012 at 11:15 — No Comments

College students hit top of the leader board


College students hit top of the leader board in the south west in national competition


City of Bristol College students triumphed at the first national Skills Show, a competition that highlights student’s abilities and skills as they showcase their talents.


College students fought off competition from across the country to win three gold medals, two bronze medals and a Highly Commended…


Added by Samantha Cordrey on November 30, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments


One arrived in his tank, two TV show winners came fresh from meetings with Richard Branson and all three were joined by sparring boxers and a…


Added by Elizabeth Udall on November 30, 2012 at 8:45 — No Comments

Dorset company shows dedication to future tradesmen and women

Dorset-based company, Synergy Housing, part of the Aster Group, is proving that its dedication to supporting local tradesmen and women has no age limits. 

It is working in partnership with New Career Skills, which specialises in retraining…


Added by Lisa Barry on November 29, 2012 at 16:12 — No Comments

IMI Response to Richard Review of Apprenticeships

The IMI welcomes and supports the Richard Review of Apprenticeships published on 27 November 2012.  Many of conclusions and recommendations align with the IMI’s own published manifesto ‘Our vision for the UK automotive retail…


Added by The IMI on November 29, 2012 at 15:14 — No Comments

Marketing excellence recognised - the FE First Awards 2012 announced

The 2012 FE First Awards for marketing excellence were presented on Monday evening at the Hilton Hotel Warwick by Sir Geoff Hall, Chair of the information authority, as part of the College Marketing Network’s 25th anniversary Conference.


Now in the fifteenth year, the awards were eagerly anticipated by the shortlisted colleges and conference delegates. The glittering evening included a reception, a three course meal and an after dinner speech by Sir Geoff, with…


Added by Rachel Smith on November 29, 2012 at 12:55 — No Comments

Boost for Uxbridge College’s Science and Engineering with National Kitemark

UXBRIDGE College has been recognised for excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with a national kitemark.

A plaque marking the award of STEM Assured status to the College in West London was presented at a recent event.

Laraine Smith OBE,…


Added by liz Bellchambers on November 29, 2012 at 10:49 — No Comments

Following the Richard Review the Government Must Learn from Apprentices


Pay, trust, responsibility and quality of learning.


These are the key qualities that make apprenticeships worthwhile according to a group of apprentices who came to…


Added by Emma Burnell on November 28, 2012 at 18:16 — No Comments

OCR and The Open University carve out new career path for FE College vocational learners

A new route into higher education has been unveiled by awarding body OCR and The Open University.

The partnership will open up a new route into university for FE Colleges’ vocational learners in England, which offers flexibility in today’s challenging economic climate.

From September 2013, new higher level vocational qualifications will be added to OCR’s Cambridge Technicals range. The Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications can be studied full-time or part-time alongside work. They…


Added by Sophie White on November 28, 2012 at 18:09 — No Comments

Teenagers demonstrate ambition at skills show

Hundreds of teenagers are determined to develop their talents after visiting the Skills Show at London’s ExCel Centre, last weekend (23 & 24 November).

Big crowds were at Newham College’s exhibition stand as 541 potential students, including many teenagers, signed up for their ‘taster’ courses in starting January.

Visitors at the two-day skills and jobs exhibition also saw what learning can do when College’s students put on shows and demonstrations.

Newham College’s…


Added by Simon Hinds on November 28, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

Richmond upon Thames College Students Honoured at Jack Petchey Achievement Awards

On Monday 26 November, students from Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) were honoured with prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Awards at a special ceremony held at Richmond Theatre. Supported Learning students Ahmed Gowiely, Chris Leonard and Julie Meyriny received their awards along with 131 other students from schools and…


Added by Richmond upon Thames College on November 28, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Beating the Cyberbullies

Beating the Cyberbullies

 During Anti-Bullying Week (19th-23rd November), Performing Arts students from Warrington Collegiate went back to school to deliver an interactive workshop on how to tackle the cyber bullies.

 Burtonwood Community Primary School invited the college students in to deliver an interactive performance to Year 6 students on the horrors of cyber bullying and what they can do to beat the bullies and keep themselves…


Added by Jenni Wood on November 28, 2012 at 16:52 — No Comments

International listing places Sussex Downs College as top FE college

Sussex Downs International College have been listed as the top further education college for English language teaching in the UK. The result has been published in the EL (English Language) Gazette and is based on a survey of British Council…


Added by Andy Walters on November 28, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments

Enterprising students seek to transform the banking industry

Students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at South Essex College are finding innovative ways to revolutionise the banking system in Britain, through a challenge set by leading business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP.

As trust in the…


Added by Dean Newman on November 28, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

SES Apprentice Takes Bronze at National Final

Josh Skitt, an apprentice with Shepherd Engineering Services (SES), has earned himself a Bronze medal at the recently held national UK Skill Pipe Finals. Josh competed with fellow apprentice, Josh Derry, at this year’s World Skills UK competition which took place at the Birmingham NEC.

The national finals formed part of the World Skills Show, which is the largest careers and skills event in the UK, where the best of the nation’s young talent come together to compete.

Along with…


Added by Philippa Clothier on November 28, 2012 at 13:09 — No Comments

Virtual Reality from Cengage Learning Brings Vocational Courses to Life at Adam Smith College


Adam Smith College (ASC) in Fife, Scotland has brought vocational courses to life with interactive virtual reality Skills2Learn software from Cengage Learning – an online platform which includes blended e-learning solutions, 3D virtual reality game-based simulation and training…


Added by George White on November 28, 2012 at 13:05 — No Comments

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