Skills

Gower College Swansea apprenticeship scheme named best in UK

Welsh-based further education institution, Gower College Swansea, has scooped a top accolade at a national awards ceremony. Gower College Swansea won Apprenticeship Programme of the Year at the annual Tes FE Awards, which recognises the best further education organisations supporting learners across the UK. The college was commended for developing …

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Plymouth College of Art launches dynamic Creative Education Short Course for teachers

Plymouth College of Art are already renowned for their highly sought-after creative evening classes and Short Courses, covering a wide range of subjects from calligraphy to ceramics. Now, the college has launched a new Short Course aimed at teachers, designed to give them the skills to tackle the challenges of …

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£3m training boost for Sunderland College

World-class facilities that will deliver ‘unparalleled learning opportunities’ for North East students are set to move forward, after a successful £3m bid to Government. Sunderland College will be rolling out prestigious new T Levels from a new cutting-edge immersive environment, after the Government confirmed it will fund the transformation of …

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Learn2Think Foundation launches news writing competition for 8-11 year olds

Charitable company The Learn2Think Foundation is offering young students the chance to develop their writing, as well as critical thinking, reasoning and research skills in the 2018 Learn2Think Young Journalist Prize. The focus this year is on questioning, challenging 8-11 year olds to think like an investigative journalist, using interviewing …

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Fujitsu launches training course for teachers in a bid to boost digital skills across the UK

Fujitsu has announced the launch of an OCR-backed course (a leading UK awarding body) which will support teachers in developing their own understanding of technology, and it’s application in the world of work. It will focus on the technologies that are impacting the jobs of tomorrow, ensuring UK classrooms are …

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New report finds social background has a negative impact on educational choices made by children at the age of 16

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 …

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