Brooks and Kirk

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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,…

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!     SFA director Keith Smith has apologised to providers about a shock clawback warning. More than 700 providers were contacted by…

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!     What will 2015 have in store for Further Education? There are lots of discussions about what the new year will…

Keep up to date with Brooks and Kirk in the new year!

  There are now more ways than ever for you to keep up date with Brooks and Kirk in 2015!   You can follow us, you can like us and you can now even connect to us! Brooks and Kirk are now all over social media and one of the best ways to keep up to date with any upcoming…

Where could a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan take you?

You may be aware that we deliver a lot of courses, you may also be aware of the fact that we can offer 24+ Advanced Learning Loans and if you didn’t, then you do now. But, do you know what the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan really is? And, do you know how many of our courses it can entirely cover…

New NOS for IT Users

  Employers, with the support of the Tech Partnership and e-skills UK, are currently developing new National Occupational Standards (NOS) to take account of the ever-changing skills needs of IT users. While existing standards cover some aspects of IT user skills, the increasing diversity, accessibility and importance of IT to our working lives now means that changes are needed to…

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!     Nearly a quarter of young apprentices didn’t get the right pay levels last year! The Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2014 revealed that…