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2014 FE Week Photography Competition

Photography enthusiasts may be interested to enter the 2014 FE Week and Me Photography Competition. They are searching for stunning pictures that capture the life of a student in the further education and skills sector. The 2013 competition received over 500 entries, with a mix of photographs coming from entrants who are photography students and many […]

New tool calculates the value of apprentices

The Institute of the Motor Industry has launched a new apprentice return on investment calculator to help employers and training providers calculate how much profit they could generate from their apprentice simply by entering in a few details. IMI CEO Steve Nash said “IMI’s recent ROI research broke the myth that apprentices cost firms money and […]

BBC Director talks about Apprentices

The BBC’s Commercial Director Bal Samra discusses why apprentices are so important to the BBC and businesses generally. Many of the UK’s largest employers are leading the way when it comes to hiring apprentices’ and there are a huge number of reasons why an apprentice would help your business. A core advantage he values is […]

You only have until 31 July…

The Level 3 Diploma CYPW (Early Years Pathway) will be replaced by the new Early Years Educator from 1 September 2014. This means that from 1 August 2014 government funding of the Level 3 qualification will require a GCSE grade C and above in English and Maths, with functional skills no longer accepted. If you would like to […]

How can I get a job after my GCSEs?

Answer: Work Ready Extra Go to sixth form, or go to college – these are the two choices that most young people are told they have after they finish their GCSEs. But what if you don’t want to go to school or college? If you know that it isn’t for you, what options do you […]

Lettings agent learning the value of training

With support from Kent Training & Apprenticeships, a lettings agent in Medway have recognised the benefits of training and taken it to the next level. MRS Lettings have employed three apprentices so far, with two being offered full-time employment, and the business is looking to recruit more once they have completed the move to a bigger […]

Consultation launched looking into the future funding of traineeships

A consultation looking into a future funding reform for Traineeships for those aged 16-24 was launched today by Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock. Traineeship funding is currently delivered using the same arrangements as for further education, rather than having its own specific approach. The consultation proposes that training providers are funded based on the […]

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