5 things to think about now that you are an employer training provider

Congratulations! If you're reading this you may have recently found out that you have made it onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Step one may be complete - but the hard work starts now.

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Are postgraduate students happy with their student experience?

Over half a million students take a postgraduate course in the UK every year. And today, these students have a world of choice, informed by personal recommendations from those who have made the journey before. To be confident of healthy recruitment tomorrow, education providers need to be…

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Apprenticeship quality – a race to the bottom or an opportunity to stand tall?

The recent FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference brought together leaders from government, sector associations, colleges, training providers and employers, all hoping to shed more light on the changing landscape and establish how apprenticeship delivery will continue to change people's lives.

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The impact of the Brexit vote on foreign students studying in the UK

All of us in the world of education will remember where we were the morning of 24th June 2016. The first email I received was from a colleague in the deep south of New South Wales.  The shock waves had travelled across the world and back while most Brits were still sleeping.

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Transforming lives in Adult and Community Learning

Many of those working in Adult and Community Skills delivery unsurprisingly are committed to transforming lives through education. Often those that engage with the services of adult education have previously fallen through the educational net, so access to, and good experience of education is a…

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What can the education sector learn from Marketing Week Live?

Like thousands of other marketers, I visited the Marketing Week Live conference at London Olympia in March. I had my list of sessions in hand eager to learn and left re-energised ready to implement my new findings.

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Tips for getting a job in technology (even without a background in tech!)

There’s something in tech to match every personality!

Coding is just one part of the product journey — there’s user experience (UX), analysis, design, sales, testing (QA), project management, product marketing and more — take a look around and find what suits you.

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Top ten tips for self-assessment

Self-assessment is widely-regarded as an essential element of the improvement cycle, but it is all too often misunderstood and maligned. Learning to self-assess effectively as an organisation is not easy and the skills to do so have to be developed. 

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Improving your charter school: seven reasons for an external review

Growing accountability and the need to maintain registration are becoming increasingly challenging for charter schools. A comprehensive external review can provide invaluable information to help you manage this.

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Is your college admissions process counter-productive?

For many further education providers online admissions might consist of an online prospectus and a form page for enquiries and applications. Behind the scenes college admissions staff can often be found printing out the completed forms, thereby turning the digital experience into a slow…

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