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Tim Woodward, Police Studies and Public Services Lecturer at Bolton College, has been presented with an award for Outstanding Commitment in recognition of his voluntary service to Greater Manchester Police Cadets.

Tim, who acts as Team Leader for…


Released by Beth Collett on February 9, 2016 at 11:26

How Grimsby Institute uses Labour/Insight to get a competitive advantage

Labour market information (LMI) is at the heart of strategic decisions at the Grimsby Institute Group, one of England’s largest providers of Further and Higher Education. They have always used publicly available labour market data including governmental statistics to support their curriculum planning and overall business strategy. What they were lacking was granularity that would give them more competitive edge. That is why, in 2014,…


Released by Zlata Larsen on February 8, 2016 at 11:12

“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…


Released by Ben Ibell on February 4, 2016 at 17:30

Smartphones most popular device for tuition fee payments, research shows

Students and parents are more likely to use smartphones over any other type of mobile device to make tuition payments, according to research from WPM Education, the leading payment and process experts in the higher and further sectors. 

The research is based on data from over 9,000 payers using the WPM Payment Platform during the fourth quarter of 2015. It shows that, on average, 74 per cent of payers chose to use a phone, compared to 25 per…


Released by Holger Bollmann on February 4, 2016 at 15:30

The Apprenticeship Guide and Skills Funding Agency team up to support apprenticeships

Photo caption: Alex Gray, Commercial Director at The Apprenticeship Guide with Sue Husband, Director at National Apprenticeship Service

Leading careers resource joins forces with the government’s National  Apprenticeship Service to ensure that young people receive…


Released by David Warne on February 4, 2016 at 14:26

IT service provider feeds dynamic growth with tailored IT apprenticeship programme

Photo Caption: Scott Urwin of Baltic Training Services with Aspire's IT apprentices Kieran and Ryan with Tony Dougan at Aspire's head office at Heworth Hall, Gateshead.

Aspire Technology Solutions has grown over the last five years from 15 to 83 staff…


Released by James Nicholas Barton on February 2, 2016 at 12:26

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