New CPD resources now available to help online teaching, learning and assessments

New CPD resources now available to help online teaching, learning and assessments

A new suite of resources developed to help teachers with online learning, teaching and assessments were launched this on Thursday 25 March at an online event attended by teaching professionals from across the UK.  Ten interactive CPD (Continuing Professional Development) teaching exemplars, toolkit and guidance have been jointly developed by specialists from a group of colleges in West Midlands...

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Raluca’s graduate apprenticeship led to quick promotions at Birmingham gasket manufacturers

Raluca’s graduate apprenticeship led to quick promotions at Birmingham gasket manufacturers

A young graduate landed a job and then quick promotions at a Birmingham manufacturing company thanks to an apprenticeship provided by The Apprenticeship Works, part of Oldbury-based BCTG Group. Raluca Munteanu, aged 24, gained a BSc degree in Psychology with Criminology from Birmingham City University, but realised that extra qualifications would help her enter her chosen career of human...

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John Lewis funding boost delivers a perfect 10th birthday present for Miss Macaroon

John Lewis funding boost delivers a perfect 10th birthday present for Miss Macaroon

A Birmingham social enterprise that has made 2.5million macaroons for global brands, royalty and a host of celebrities is celebrating ten years in business this week. Miss Macaroon has grown from a desire to use macaroons to help people back into work into one of the City’s leading employability programmes and a destination food venue for local people and visitors. Formed by pastry chef Rosie...

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Partnership to provide new skills and jobs in Birmingham

Partnership to provide new skills and jobs in Birmingham

A successful training and employment programme is set to give more than 200 people in and around Birmingham the opportunity to retrain and secure full-time work. The jobs initiative is part of a partnership between Birmingham-based call centre outsourcing specialist Sigma Financial Group, BMet, Birmingham City Council and JobCentre Plus. Funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, it will...

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Arden University donates laptops to help the national drive to tackle digital poverty

Arden University donates laptops to help the national drive to tackle digital poverty

Arden University, one of the UK's pioneers in flexible online learning has donated 50 laptops to help the national drive to tackle digital poverty. School children in need of computer equipment for learning at home will benefit from a donation by the university.  Following the news of the latest lockdown and school closures, schools across the country have been in need of laptops for...

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