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November 2015 Press Releases (46)

Working as a College Community: ‘British Values’ and ‘Prevent’ highlighted during Student Conference

Student Representatives from Waltham Forest College shared their views on 'British Values’ and ‘prevent’ at the recent Student Conference entitled - ‘Working as a College Community’.

During the…


Added by Waltham Forest College on November 30, 2015 at 17:38 — No Comments

Homebase Garden Academy apprentices blossoming with BMet College training programme

 Photograph shows: Digging their learning: Homebase learners with designer, Adam Frost (left) and BMet’s Darren Rudge.


This year’s Homebase Garden Academy students are cultivating their careers with help from Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet). The 40…


Added by Shobby Patel on November 30, 2015 at 10:24 — No Comments

New breed of MIS technologies key to reducing teacher workload, says leading expert

Cloud-based systems allow schools to control their data and enhance pupil achievement

30 November 2015 – An influential education expert is urging schools to revaluate the systems they use to collect and analyse data to reduce teacher workload and improve pupil achievement.

David Didau’s findings, published in a new white paper commissioned by leading software provider Advanced Learning, underline the need for schools to embrace modern management…


Added by Advanced Computer Software on November 30, 2015 at 9:37 — No Comments

FE First Awards 2015 for marketing excellence - results

The FE First Awards for marketing excellence 2015 were made at the Hilton Leicester on Monday 23rd November as part of the College Marketing Network's 28th Annual Conference. The presentations were made by David Morgan, Director of Marketing & Communications for City & Guilds.

Congratulations to all our winners, our thanks to all our supporters and judges, and thanks also to everyone who entered this year.…


Added by Rachel Smith on November 27, 2015 at 11:41 — No Comments

Black Friday Recruitment Sale!

Until midnight on 27th November we are offering our clients a staggeringly low 10% fee on our permanent recruitment services.

It’s fair to say that FE has had a tough year when it comes to budget cuts, so we thought we’d help our clients keep…


Added by Joanna Jagiello on November 27, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

NWRC Students Win Gold at Worldskills UK Skills Show

Students from North West Regional College (NWRC) have recently returned from the prestigious WorldSkills UK Skills Show in Birmingham as gold medal winners, and now stand on the verge of representing the United Kingdom at the WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

The apprentices and…


Added by Geri Martin on November 26, 2015 at 14:02 — No Comments

Unique culinary experience for the region as 'The Classroom' opens in the heart of Cardiff City Centre

A brand new restaurant offering unique views across the city and Cardiff Bay has opened its doors to the public in time for the festive season.

Just a stone’s throw from the heart of the city centre, The Classroom is situated on the 5th floor of the brand new £45m Cardiff and Vale College City Centre Campus serving modern European cuisine from a state-of-the-art open kitchen.

There is also more to this stunning modern restaurant too, as the name and location suggests, The… Continue

Added by Chris Baker on November 26, 2015 at 11:06 — No Comments

From Holywell - Jonathan Pryce meets CAVC students

Welsh acting legend Jonathan Pryce recently visited Cardiff and Vale College to give a talk to Performing Arts students about his journey from Holywell to Hollywood.

Pryce, who has appeared in films such as Brazil, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Glengarry Glen Ross, Tomorrow Never Dies and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as being an accomplished Shakespearean actor and recently playing the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones, took part in a Q&A session. Held in the theatre of the College’s… Continue

Added by Chris Baker on November 26, 2015 at 11:05 — No Comments

BMet Fellowships recognise industry support for local students



Added by Shobby Patel on November 25, 2015 at 17:42 — No Comments

Secret House opens at Cardiff and Vale College

Students on Preparation for Work and Life Skills courses at Cardiff and Vale College have organised a special opening party for their newly refreshed learning space which they have called ‘Ty Cudd’, or, ‘The Secret House’.

Students on the Skills for Progression course will now be based at Ty Cudd, which was once a caretaker’s bungalow on the College’s Colcot Road site in Barry. The Skills for Progression course aims to help develop personal and social skills alongside providing a… Continue

Added by Chris Baker on November 25, 2015 at 13:59 — No Comments

Lois paints her way to success

Cambridge Regional College construction student Lois Mercer proved a winner when she put her painting and decorating skills to the test – and picked up first place in an inter-college competition.

The 17 year-old student had to complete a six-hour task focusing on intricate designs and painting techniques…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on November 25, 2015 at 13:58 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College is a Leader in Diversity

Cardiff and Vale College has been awarded prestigious Leaders in Diversity status for its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The College was awarded the status after the National Centre for Diversity worked closely with staff and students. It places CAVC as one of the best institutions in the country for encouraging an all-encompassing culture of equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Leaders in Diversity scheme helps organisations to achieve an inclusive… Continue

Added by Chris Baker on November 25, 2015 at 9:19 — No Comments

Third-time-lucky Lauren is inspiration to others

A County Durham woman has won a place at university and found a promising career after dropping out of college twice and feeling hopeless about her prospects.

Lauren Wylie, 20, from Ouston near Birtley, turned her back on two different college courses after leaving school, before deciding to…


Added by Access Training on November 23, 2015 at 11:38 — No Comments

The New Ofsted Common Inspection Framework: the case for self-assessment

Mesma's Louise Doyle (above right) makes the case for self assessment when it comes to the New Ofsted Common Inspection Framework


Louise Doyle, director of online self-assessment and improvement…


Added by Charlie Brooks on November 23, 2015 at 11:26 — No Comments

Lambeth in a bid to find young voices for apprenticeships

Lambeth Council and Lambeth College are searching for up to 20 young people to speak up for apprenticeships in the borough.

They want current and former apprentices, to use their experiences to promote the ‘earn and learn’…


Added by Lambeth College on November 20, 2015 at 10:27 — No Comments

Tennis transforms students with learning difficulties

Students with severe learning difficulties are having their lives transformed by learning to play tennis at Aldersbrook Tennis Club in East London.

Eight students aged between 18 and 24, who have a complexity of conditions…


Added by Waltham Forest College on November 19, 2015 at 16:39 — No Comments

New College building sets the future for further education in Lambeth

Students, Joyce (right) and Selina inside Lambeth College’s new building

Students are already enjoying a new £8m, Lambeth College building that is to be officially opened on 20 November 2015.

Guests will see MP Chuka Umunna open Lambeth College’s Henry Thornton Building in Clapham Common while…


Added by Lambeth College on November 19, 2015 at 16:38 — No Comments

College organise week-long event in support of Anti-Bullying Week


Safer Learner Week commenced today at Waltham Forest College in support of the nationwide Anti-Bullying Week campaign taking place from Monday 16 - Friday 20 November 2015.

The College kick-started the event with a Safer Learner Fair, organised by the Wellbeing and Support Team held in the Student Common Room. Up to 300 students attended the fair for information and guidance on learners’ safety.

A total of 12 organisations took part in the event promoting…


Added by Waltham Forest College on November 17, 2015 at 10:53 — No Comments

West Suffolk College renews its Intuition contract

Active Informatics are delighted to announce that West Suffolk College has renewed their contract for Intuition for their student services department.

West Suffolk College is a rural further education college with over 13,798 students including 14-16 students, 16-18 students, apprentices, workplace learners and adult students in 2013/14.

The College are Intuition users since 2011. Intuition helps the College to manage support for all its vulnerable learners as well as an…


Added by Zlata Larsen on November 17, 2015 at 10:28 — No Comments

Bridgwater College on their experience with Careers Explorer

Bridgwater College purchased Careers Explorer in May 2014 to support their careers team during 1:1 interviews and has recently renewed the contract for another year. In the past year they had also decided to launch Careers Explorer to their A-level and vocational students. The College hosts Careers Explorer on their intranet. We talked with Fiona Henman, Admissions and Guidance Manager at the College, about their experience with using Careers Explorer.

Introducing Careers Explorer to…


Added by Zlata Larsen on November 17, 2015 at 10:25 — No Comments

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