Celebrity chefs including James Martin, Brian Turner and James Tanner utilised the services of New College Nottingham (ncn
) Hospitality & Catering students at the first Nottingham Food & Drink Festival
in September. The talented student chefs assisted in the preparation of food for cookery demonstrations throughout the event in the city’s Old Market Square.
The celebrity chefs gave the students advice on working in the… Continue
Added by Lucy Mulloy on October 1, 2009 at 12:19 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Behind every UK WorldSkills competitor there is a dedicated and supportive training manager and WorldSkills expert. This individual oversees all aspects of the technical training and development of identified potential UK competitors in the build-up to a WorldSkills Competition. This month’s column focuses on the joint roles of these training managers and WorldSkills experts, who are without a doubt the unsung heroes of WorldSkills competitions.
The biennial… Continue
Added by FEnews on June 18, 2009 at 18:21 —
HAVE YOUR SAY - LIFELONG LEARNING UK CALLS FOR INPUT ON NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS REVIEW
Input needed for the review of Learning and Development National Occupational Standards
Lifelong Learning UK, the sector skills council responsible for developing the skills of more than 1.2million people working in post-compulsory education, has today launched a review of Learning and Development National Occupational Standards (NOS). The organisation wants to hear from people… Continue
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