Skills

  • Logic4training: Kick-Starting Careers in Gas

    By Education Today on May 8, 2017
    Logic4training has launched the ‘Ultimate Guide to Careers in Gas’, a practical and clear guide to starting and developing a career as a gas engineer. It’s aimed at anyone wanting to enter the heating sector – from school leavers, apprentices and college students to career changers and those wishing to upskill from related industries. The guide provides information about the […]
  • Military college wins top national education award

    By Jonathan Swift on February 27, 2017
    The Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT) group, which helps young people to build life skills, self-confidence, and physical fitness through an ‘active learning’ approach, scooped the top prize at the Times Education Supplement (TES) Further Education Awards 2017. The presentation was made at an awards ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on Friday 24th February, […]
  • New report finds social background has a negative impact on educational choices made by children at the age of 16

    By Jonathan Swift on December 5, 2016
    Bright children from poorer backgrounds are far less likely to go to university or study A-levels that could get them into top universities than their wealthier counterparts – even if they live in the same neighbourhood and achieve similar results at GCSE. New research by the Social Mobility Commission has uncovered a progression gap between choices made by children on […]
  • A hidden industry

    By Jonathan Swift on November 9, 2016
    It is no exaggeration to say that modern life would not be possible without air conditioning and refrigeration. The technology is often hidden, tucked away behind the scenes or on roof-tops. In fact, it is often at its best when it is invisible, just getting on with the job. But it is nonetheless essential. Many of the manufacturing processes today […]
  • SAS and RM Unify partner to close digital skills gap in schools

    By Jonathan Swift on October 31, 2016
    The UK is facing a much heralded digital skills crisis with the Science and Technology Committee recently warning the country risks being left behind other nations, unless more action is taken to address the problem.  To kick-start uptake of subjects that nurture these skills, analytics leader SAS has partnered with leading education technology provider RM Unify, to deliver a wide […]
  • Second National Schools Snowsport Week dates announced as four Winter Olympians back the initiative

    By Jonathan Swift on October 25, 2016
    The second ever National Schools Snowsport Week (www.nssw.co.uk) will take place from 24-30 April 2017 and is backed by Winter Olympians Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Dave Ryding, Aimee Fuller and Graham Bell. Aimed at encouraging more schools to introduce their pupils to snowsports, the Snowsport England initiative will work with slopes across the country to offer taster ski and snowboard sessions […]
  • The Junior Memory Championship is now open for entries

    By Jonathan Swift on September 16, 2016
    Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017. Following on from the success of last year’s championship, which saw over 300 schools take part, the competition aims to find Britain’s rising memory stars. Schools from all over the UK are invited to […]
  • New schools careers initiative to plug digital skills gap

    By Jonathan Swift on June 30, 2016
    A new school careers scheme is addressing teachers’ lack of understanding about the digital industries and the shortage of up-to-date information on how school leavers can get digital jobs. Digital Advantage was set up in response to feedback from creative and digital employers who think the national curriculum and classroom careers advice is failing to equip school leavers with the […]
  • Kent CP initiative from IB gains momentum with 27 schools

    By Jonathan Swift on April 6, 2016
    A further 18 schools in Kent have joined an initiative to offer the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) from September 2017, taking the total number of schools involved to 27. The initiative is the second phase of a successful CP pilot, initiated by Kent County Council in partnership with IB, which commenced in 2012. The CP is designed for […]
  • WorldSkills UK confirms refrigeration air-conditioning competition for 2017 cycle

    By Jonathan Swift on March 24, 2016
    Following a successful and comprehensive tender process, WorldSkills UK has confirmed that a Refrigeration Air Conditioning competition will be included in the WorldSkills UK Competitions portfolio in 2016. Local qualifying heats will be held across the spring and summer, with the highest scoring competitors invited to take part in the national finals at The Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham […]