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23 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Lead You Success

http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/23-powerful-motivational-quotes-to-lead-you-success.html 23 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Lead You Success Motivation is the essential factor to set and achieve goals in your personal and professional life–it is what causes you to act. Research has shown that you can influence your levels of motivation by knowing what you want and begin taking steps to becoming who you […]

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New Role, New Challenges

Paul Champion.     After nearly two years working with the exceptional team at Chesterfield College it’s time to move on.  I have learnt so much during my time as Assistant Principal at Chesterfield and I would like to wish everyone at the college and the wonderful team within Learning Unlimited the best of luck and […]

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Test your knowledge of apprenticeships with our quiz

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/test-your-knowledge-of-apprenticeships-with-our-quiz You may find your existing understanding of apprenticeships challenged, and even find out something surprising!  National Apprenticeship Week runs from 9 to 13 March – throughout the week we will be using facts and statistics about apprenticeships to bring the week alive and hopefully do a bit of myth-busting along the way. Why not […]

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Sweet and sour

FE NEWS- Paul Phillips is principal and chief executive of Weston College, Weston-super-Mare http://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/sweet-and-sour This has definitely been one of the strangest weeks of my life, during which we received funding details for the future coupled with a national accolade from the Times Educational Supplement (TES). I will start, however, with a comment on the funding […]

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Quality Apprenticeships have doubled but need to be increased further

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-report/ The proportion of young people taking up any kind of apprenticeship remains too low, despite significant recent improvement in the number of apprenticeships that last 12 months or more, warn the Education Committee, as it publishes its Apprenticeships and traineeships report. Report: Apprenticeships and traineeships for 16 to 19 year-olds Report: Apprenticeships and traineeships […]

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UK education mimics the worst aspects of a McDonald’s production line

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/mar/08/uk-education-mimics-the-worst-aspects-of-a-mcdonalds-production-line UK education mimics the worst aspects of a McDonald’s production line Mike Grenier has been teaching English at Eton College for 21 years and co-founded the slow education movement. When I taught for the first time it was like a cartoon lightbulb moment. I knew it was what I should be doing. I only discovered teaching because I […]

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UK needs plumbers, builders and engineers as skill crisis hits economy

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/10/uk-plumbers-builders-engineers-skill-crisis-economy Construction and technical companies blame recession for lack of apprentices and call on government and schools to promote trades  Some companies are having to employ Portuguese bricklayers on huge rates due to a shortage of qualified people in the UK. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA

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Annual Ofsted report takeaways

http://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/annual-ofsted-report-takeaways Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:47 Ofsted released its annual report yesterday, showing more FE colleges are achieving ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ as well as a continued improvement in the delivery of skills by independent training providers. However, the Chief Inspector also called for greater engagement with employers, particularly with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The […]

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