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Qualification in Career Guidance Provision – new centre announced in London

Christchurch Canterbury University is offering the PG Dip/QCG programme one day a week from January to December from a Central London location - LESOCO Waterloo campus. They are planning for teaching to be on a Monday from 1pm – 7pm....


Sixth Form Colleges need investment to survive

The Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) has published a report warning that the sector needs investment in order to survive, pointing to rising class sizes and fears voiced by seven out of 10 principals warning that they will be unable to provi...


National networks to help more young people access higher education

A new £22 million scheme involving over 200 higher education institutions and reaching 4,300 secondary schools and colleges aims to encourage more young people into higher education. The National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO)...


Schools and Universities Struggling with Poorer Pupils

Secondary schools fail poor pupils A new report has found that bright children from poor backgrounds are failed by secondary schools, and early promise shown by the highest achievers from disadvantaged backgrounds is lost at secondary schoo...


AoC says new maths requirements will see 40,000 learners move to Further Education

Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, Martin Doel, has criticised the Government’s announcement that from August 2015 it will become a funding condition that full time learner with a grade D or below in their English or Maths GCS...