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FE Providers set for a funding cut of up to 24%!

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     FE Learning Providers could be set for a funding cut of up to 24%! The Department for Business, Innovation and…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Colleges ‘not meeting employer needs’ on digital skills In its latest report, Make or Break: The UK’s digital future (pictured…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Learners and staff among creditors £800k out of pocket by Bright demise An estimated 900 students and around 50 workers…

Have 24+ loans helped more people back to work?

  At the end of 2011, there were 2.7 million people unemployed in the UK. This was the highest it had been for 17 years. Now, just over three years on and the unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2008. There will be a multitude of factors that have caused a decrease in the unemployment rate, but how big…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Skills Funding Agency in multi-million pound non-apprenticeship payout Colleges and local authorities will get a multi-million pound Skills Funding Agency…

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

I’m sure you have been asked this question in virtually every job interview you have ever been for, but it is actually quite an important question to consider. Because in reality, it’s very difficult to say where you will be in 5 years time. Although you can’t say for certain where you will be in 5 years time, what you…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Apprenticeships down, 24+ Loans on the up The latest Statistical First Release (SFR) shows that there were 440,000 Apprenticeship starts…

In the news this week…

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Feltag’s call for 10% of all courses to be delivered online will not be enforced Nick Boles has revealed. The…

The growth of e-learning

    Since the term ‘e-learning’ was first used in 1999, there has been a rapid growth in technology and it’s part to play in vocational training. We have gone from the invention of the first Macintosh PC to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in just over 30 years. So, the question is, what will e-learning look like in another 10…

Am I eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan?

  If you are considering applying for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of your training then we have a new tool on our website that you can use to see whether or not you will be eligible for a loan. All you need to do is complete the Loan Eligibility Questionnaire and after you have finished,…