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The “T Levels” – What are they, and what do you need to know?

When it comes to technical training, big changes are afoot in Further Education. During the Spring Budget announcement, chancellor Philip Hammond committed to pledge an additional £500 million per year to technical training programmes. This move has been labelled the ‘T-levels’ plan by the media, and it has been hyped as a new alternative to A-levels. Hammond has touted this as …

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Pop Up Colleges – A trend that is here to stay?

Dynamic start-up pairs FE providers with adults eager to learn in an offbeat setting. A new trend is emerging across the country, as ‘pop up Colleges’ are giving adults an opportunity to learn a variety of new skills in non-traditional environments. Designed to be welcoming, accessible and affordable, pop up Colleges are filling a gap in the UK’s FE market. …

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Berkeley Green UTC Recruitment Evening

Wednesday 15 March 2017 6.00 – 7.30 pm Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full and Part-Time SGS Berkeley Green UTC is set to provide specialist high quality vocational and academic education for learners with a strong interest in Advanced Manufacturing and Digital Technologies including Cyber Security. We are committed to developing our students into the Engineers and Digital Technologists of tomorrow …

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Recruitment Fair – Leeds College of Building

Building Something Great Time for something new? Then Leeds College of Building could be exactly what you are looking for. They are looking for great people to join our team, including lecturers, assessors and support staff. Some of the roles they have available are listed below: Administrator – (£14,979 – £17,052 per annum) Assessors – (£24,147 – £27,966 per annum …

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The Further Forces Programme

While two negatives don’t usually make a positive, when it comes to the newly revamped Further Forces Programme, they may do just that. The programme, designed to connect ex-Armed Forces personnel with jobs in the Further Education sector, is a promising step towards tackling FE’s desperate shortage of STEM experienced candidates and the high levels of unemployment for ex-military personnel. …

£170 Million Pledged For Institutes Of Technology

£170 Million Pledged For Institutes Of Technology

Way back in May 2015 we reported on the UK’s need to strengthen our STEM skilled workforce as employers, on average, could not fill 25% of their vacancies where skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths were required. Given this, the news that Theresa May has pledged £170 for institutes of technology comes as a welcome proposal. But how will it all work? …

Whats on the cards for further education in 2017

What’s on the cards for Further Education in 2017

Quite frankly, there is so much on the cards for Further Education in 2017 we don’t quite know where to start! It certainly looks like “Change” will be the main theme with hundreds of developments due to hit the sector. The good news is there is a lot to be positive about. We’re particularly happy to see some key Education …

Where to find support to help you teach with tech

Where to find support to help you teach with Tech

Teaching with technology can pose many challenges for an FE Lecturer. Not only is there an initial level of familiarity and skill required to use a tool yourself, but then the capacity to use this to form a useful and successful lesson for your charges. In addition to this, there’s the fact that even when you are familiar with a …

2016 Autumn Statement and FE

What will the Autumn Statement mean for FE?

In a year of many political twists and turns (both at home in the UK and abroad), the 2016 Autumn Statement has revealed some interesting financial news for the country. This year marks the first for Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, and he remarked that he wanted to assure the public that the UK economy is “match-fit,” despite national …

The Thrill of FE October 2016

The Thrill of FE – October 2016

Working in FE is a rewarding and uplifting career – but sometimes we can all find ourselves focusing too intently on the challenges and hurdles of our field. For those of us who are lucky enough to work with countless inspiring students, seasoned education professionals and the community at large, it’s a great idea to reflect on the ‘thrill’ of …