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  • City and Islington College students follow in the footsteps of Hollywood stars as they perform at the National Theatre
    City and Islington College students who form the youth company ‘See&Eye Theatre’ will follow in the footsteps of Hollywood stars John Boyega and Keira Knightly, as they perform in the Connections Festival at the National Theatre next week. Connections Festival is a week long celebration of new writing performed by young people from across the […]
  • Engineer your future career with Trafford College
    The exciting world of engineering offers a wealth of opportunities and Trafford College’s Head of Studies for the subject is keen to encourage more young people to join the profession. Traditionally engineering has been seen as jobs for the boys, and although the number of females taking up courses in the subject area has increased […]
  • There are more things that unite than divide us - @Great_Together
    The Late Jo Cox MP told us there are more things that unite than divide us. Can we as a society and educational sector bridge the ethnic and social divide in the wake of the recent terror attacks in London, Manchester and the Grenfell Tower fire? STEPHEN LAMBERT argues that educational leaders and policy makers […]
  • Tracy climbs the career ladder with the support of an apprenticeship
    Three years ago Tracy Bass decided to make a complete change to her career direction after a lifetime in administration roles, all to “give something back” to her grandmother’s generation.  Now aged 44, Tracy is forging ahead on a career path inspired by the care she witnessed at her grandmother’s care home. She’s also on […]
  • MIRA Technology Institute outlines innovative suite of automotive apprenticeships
    MIRA Technology Institute, a unique partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester has today detailed a suite of apprenticeships that will underpin their ambition to help the UK develop the next generation of skilled engineers. The Institute, opening later this year, has been […]
  • SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO WORK PROGRAMME TO MORE THAN DOUBLE IN SIZE
    Local authorities, NHS trusts, and businesses are part of programme that gets students with special educational needs into jobs A successful transition-to-work programme for young people with special educational needs plans to double in size over the next three years, it was announced yesterday (21 Jun). The programme, called Project SEARCH, originated in the United […]
  • Luke brings home Gold at 2018 Special Olympic Ireland Games
    Congratulations to South Eastern Regional College (SERC) hospitality student Luke Hollywood from Dundonald who has won a prestigious gold medal with his basketball team, Team Ulster, at the 2018 Special Olympic Ireland Games, Dublin. Taking place from 14-17 June, Luke’s team made it all the way to the final, with his side finishing victorious with […]
  • Reasons to sign up for a Foundation Apprenticeship
    Foundation Apprenticeships help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while they’re still at school and it’s a chance for them to get a head start on their careers by gaining an industry-recognised qualification, work on real projects and broaden their career options when they leave school. For employers, it’s the […]
  • Huawei Hosts the Academic Salon on Future Innovation
    Huawei yesterday (21 Jun) hosted its second Academic Salon in central London. Top policymakers, academics and industry leaders gathered to discuss how UK universities should prepare for future innovation. The UK Government Science Minister Sam Gyimah said: “Developing the relationship between businesses and our world leading researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs is at the heart of […]
  • Formative and End Point Assessors are under-represented and need professional recognition
    The Assessors Guild is the Professional Membership Body for the assessor and quality assurance practitioner community. Assessors, both formative and End Point are at times under-represented and need professional recognition, particularly as this section of vocational and technical educators are crucial to the success of learners learning a trade or skill. The Assessors Guild has […]