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All Press Releases Tagged 'funding' (11)

“Looming crisis” for Further Education in England

Committee of MPs warn of “looming crisis” in funding for Further Education in England.

Recently I went to visit Gillian Davis of Sussex Downs College to find out what they did before PayMyStudent existed, how the colleges use PayMyStudent on their end and to learn about bursary funding in general.

We firstly went into how the students actually apply for…


Added by Ben Ibell on February 4, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments


Students are turning to the internet to fund their dreams as a college becomes the first in the country to launch its own crowdfunding platform.

Barnsley College is the first FE college in the UK to create a crowdfunding site which allows its students to ask members of the public to help them achieve their business goals. BCKickstart encourages budding entrepreneurs to put details of their business online so they can ask potential investors to donate cash to help them develop their…


Added by Catherine Ball on July 17, 2015 at 13:26 — No Comments

Yet even more funding cuts: How will you respond?

So, the SFA has spoken, announcing adult funding cuts of up to 24% that for some marks the death knell for Adult FE as we know it…


Added by FEnews on March 12, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Salix launches £5 million fund to support colleges

£5 million available to energy efficiency projects for colleges in England, Scotland and Wales

Salix is delighted to announce the launch of £5 million of funding for energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects in Further Education (FE) Colleges in England, Scotland and Wales, in partnership with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and Association of Colleges (AoC).

The funding…


Added by Fiona Goodwin on December 5, 2014 at 13:41 — No Comments

Accessible funding for English and maths remains

Learning centres should be encouraged to continue to access funding for QCF English and maths provision, despite the current review undertaken by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), says OCR.


Charlotte Bosworth, Director for Skills and Employment at OCR commented: “It remains the case that funding via the SFA and EFA is still widely available to support students in improving their skills in critical areas such as English and maths.  Bodies such as Ofsted and the SFA are keen to…


Added by Amanda Mogan-Wilson on April 23, 2014 at 12:58 — No Comments

Employers warned to invest more in training

A report from The Economist Intelligence has highlighted the need for employers to ‘re-double their commitment to job training’.

Sponsored by Promethean, the survey took in the views of 252 business executives from the UK and the US. It revealed that organisations from both sides of the Atlantic…


Added by Lisa Cole on July 18, 2012 at 10:33 — No Comments

Calling North West Businesses: Apply NOW and get your slice of £60M government funding

Leading North West Apprenticeship provider, Alliance Learning, wants small and medium sized businesses in the North West to get in touch urgently and apply for their share of a new £60m government grant which has been launched to support the recruitment of Apprentices.


The National Apprenticeship Service will provide up to 40,000 grants of £1,500 to small and medium sized businesses who recruit 16 to 24 year olds on an Apprenticeship programme for the first…


Added by Rachael Smith on February 9, 2012 at 16:52 — No Comments

‘Youth Contract’ must appeal to employers, says EAL

Government’s ‘Youth Contract’ must provide opportunities to develop the skills needed by employers for it to have a long-term impact on unemployment, EAL has said.

The specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications has welcomed the announcement of £1bn to provide over…


Added by Sam Schofield on December 6, 2011 at 15:42 — No Comments

Debate Westminster Hall 3 May@9.30. Future provision of English for speakers of other languages courses

Future provision of English for speakers of other languages courses.  This is a debate in the House of Commons (Westminster Hall ) on May 3 at 9.30 sponsored by Heidi Alexander MP.


Added by NATECLA Coordinator on May 2, 2011 at 20:24 — No Comments

Action for ESOL - next steps meeting

A day of 'Action for ESOL' took place throughout the country on the 24th March. In London supporters marched to Downing Street and handed in a petition with over 17,000 name. A Parliamentary ESOL briefing was held on the 29th March  which allowed learners, teachers and stakeholders to brief MP's and Peers on the adverse consequences of the funding reforms.

The 'Action for ESOL' Co-ordinating Committee would like to invite all supporters to their next meeting to discuss the next stages…


Added by NATECLA Coordinator on April 1, 2011 at 15:29 — No Comments

£2.5m of funding set to give region’s businesses and unemployed a boost

Both businesses and those who are unemployed can now benefit from £2.5m of new funding and grants now available for Apprenticeships across the East Midlands region.



Added by Chesterfield College on January 4, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

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