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  • Helping providers understand implications of AEB devolution
    From the start of the 2019 to 2020 funding year the government intends to devolve the adult education budget (AEB) to Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and delegate the AEB to Greater London Authority (GLA), subject to readiness conditions and legislative orders being agreed. As part of the preparations for devolution/delegation the Department for Education have issued […]
  • Could a Housing Apprenticeship be just what you’re looking for?
    Traditionally, when we think of apprenticeships, it is engineering and electrical trades that spring to mind. However over the last few years this has changed drastically and apprenticeships are available in wide range of industries, producing huge benefits for individuals, businesses, communities and the wider economy. Recently, the UK government has increased its focus on apprenticeships and […]
  • New partnership sees Lytham Sixth Form College students join ambulance crews
    A new partnership between Lytham Sixth Form College and North West Ambulance Service allows students to get first-hand experience of life as a paramedic. The new programme sees students on relevant health-related courses given the opportunity to join an ambulance crew to see what a career in the service entails. The three-part programme sees the […]
  • Training Software House Unveils Google-inspired Office Space
    The UK’s leading training management software house builds on record-breaking year with expansion into new premises. accessplanit, the Lancaster-based training software provider, has already increased profits by 168% in just one year, and boost their workforce. Now, the tech company continues its expansion drive by securing new premises in the heart of the city. Located […]
  • Universities Minister Sam Gyimah issues a statement on the ongoing dispute over staff pensions
    Today, (19 Mar), Universities Minister Sam Gyimah issued a statement on the ongoing dispute between Universities UK (UUK) and the Universities and College Union (UCU) over changes to university staff pension scheme. Minister Gyimah is clear that a constructive agreement needs to be reached to ensure that students’ education – which is the key priority […]
  • TTE achieves third-successive Good rating from Ofsted
    The TTE Technical Training Group has again demonstrated its high-quality apprenticeship training provision after receiving a third successive ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted. The Teesside-based technical training provider has maintained its position as the highest-graded Engineering and Process training provider in the Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland area to be rated as ‘Good’, repeating the success […]
  • Government announces major programme to tackle inequalities in youth unemployment
    PM announces £90 million programme to help tackle inequalities in youth unemployment highlighted by the Race Disparity Audit’s website.  Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the launch of an innovative new programme to address ethnic disparities in youth unemployment and to help disadvantaged young people get into work. The announcement comes after Theresa May’s challenge to […]
  • One in three education professionals risk job opportunities through social media activity
    One third (30.8%) of recruiters admit to ‘stalking’ potential candidates on social media, putting pressure on workers to be savvy about what they post online. Despite this, 31.8% of education professionals don’t set their social media profiles private. That’s according to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.  The study of […]
  • Charity Digital Skills Report 2018 - Has Lack of Funding and GDPR Derailed Progress?
    IS A LACK OF FUNDING AND GDPR DERAILING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION? The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications have launched the Charity Digital Skills Report 2018; the annual barometer which measures the progress of digital within the UK charity sector. Top line results reveal incremental progress has been made; but is this slow pace of change fast […]
  • Top IP strategy firm chooses PatSnap to support its technology research
    PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today announced that Richardson Oliver Law (ROL) Group, creators of a leading open sourced patent ranking model, and of an annual patent industry benchmark report, uses PatSnap’s analytics platform to inform its research, improve its overview of the technology landscape for its clients, and enhance its […]