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adult learners

Widening options for adult learners

Alison Watson, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business at Arden University provides insight into widening education options for adult learners
technology sector

UK technology sector still attracts high-skilled global migrants

Latest research from Indeed suggests that Brexit has hardly affected the tech sector's ability in attracting highly-skilled professionals from abroad.
T levels

£8 million initiative will boost teacher skills ahead of T levels

Teachers and staff across the country will benefit from a new £8 million professional development offer, being developed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), to help them prepare for the roll-out of new T Levels
digital skills

£3 million to boost digital skills in Manchester

The government has confirmed that £3 million will be invested to help strengthen digital skills in Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas

Small businesses receive boost from Budget plans

ECA and BESA’s call to protect SMEs from employment red tape and to increase support for engineering skills are reflected in the Budget plans announcement made by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Monday 29 October
low-paid work

Falling behind at 18 years old leaves low-paid work as only option for many

Think tank finds learners that fail to get GCSE-equivalent qualifications by 18 years old often fail to recover, with cuts to adult learning meaning they become trapped in low-paid work
skills employees

UK sector vacancies outweigh student enrolments

With continuous demand for skilled employees in some of the country’s highest growth sectors, the UK skills gap is a major and well-publicised crisis that, according to a report by Open University, costs the country more than £2bn a year
drone training

Drone training professionals discover sharp rise in women enrolling on UAV courses

RUSTA, which offers Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) drone training courses, noticed an upsurge in women across the UK registering on its courses in the last 12 months
digital skills

Adults to benefit from digital skills overhaul

Consultation launched by Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton to help more adults get the digital skills they need to get on in life and work
training and education

How to ask your employer for extra training and education

Members of the Newcastle College adult learning department gave their advice on what to consider when asking your employer for extra training and education.
dyslexia

Dyslexia is front and centre on international stage

The world’s first ever Global Dyslexia Summit takes place in London today, bringing together high profile dyslexics including Sir Richard Branson, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Chris Robshaw and the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Calling for a change in how dyslexia is understood and supported, the Summit will see leading businesses...
skills gap

UK faces employability skills gap as nearly 60% of adults lack the full set...

The UK is facing a significant skills gap as the public fail to demonstrate core employability skills, such as leadership and creativity, a major new study from Barclays LifeSkills can reveal
skills shortages

Dyslexic employees could help to solve the skills shortages of the future

The unique way dyslexic people view and interact with the world could help companies meet the challenges of business in the 21st century, according to a ground-breaking new report, by EY and the charity Made by Dyslexia 
healthcare

How can healthcare systems boost innovation and facilitate the adoption of digital interventions?

Yinka Makinde, Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London outlines an example of a UK based regional model created to drive the adoption of digital innovation in health care.
digital skills

£1 million to boost diversity of people working in digital and tech jobs

The government has issued a £1 million Digital Skills Innovation Fund which will support underrepresented groups to find roles in the digital and tech sector.
digital learning

RAF embraces digital learning in centenary year

The Royal Air Force have partnered with digital transformation experts AVADO and the CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) to announce a new learning initiative for their service personnel
HR skills

New data reveals huge digital HR skills gap

New research from HR consultants AdviserPlus has revealed that 76% of HR professionals believe there is a shortage of digital talent within the industry
apprenticeship schemes

University degree vs apprenticeship schemes: which comes out on top?

With this rise of student debt, employment and skills specialist Seetec is finding that more and more are now choosing to take on an apprenticeships to get their dream job.
online training

Face to face vs. online training: What’s your pick?

Kamy Anderson, Market Researcher at ProProfs explores the differences between face to face and online training.
aerospace research

Leading aerospace universities unite to create aerospace research consortium

Leading aerospace universities are joining forces to provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement for the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.

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