Government has urged universities to increase the number of adult students by offering more evening classes and part-time degrees.
Speaking to university leaders (Universities UK) in Leicester, John Denham universities secretary told universitie More...14 September 2007 15:39
The Quality Improvement Agency, (QIA) set up by the government to work across the learning and skills sector to improve performance, has launched an online portal to enhance the skills development for those people involved in all aspects of further educ More...06 September 2007 11:50
Boys don't regard university as a realistic career option and plan to get on by "knowing the right people", research has revealed. A Ipsos-Mori survey, commissed by the Sutton Trust education think-tank, warned that of 2,400 11- to 16-year-olds in En More...29 August 2007 15:13
The average graduate will earn £100,000 more over their working life than people with A-levels who choose not to go into higher education, the government claims. The Department for Innovation Universities and Skills revealed the six-figure sum differ More...20 August 2007 12:00
The inaugural meeting of the Women’s Enterprise Ambassadors Network took place today (Monday 25 June). The network consists of 1,000 female entrepreneurs who will act as role models and ambassadors for women who want to set up their own businesse More...25 June 2007 17:00
UK plc is closing the employment door on workers with no qualifications, but welcomes those with computer skills, research has found.
A report published by the ESRC Research Centre on skills, knowledge and organisational performance , found th More...29 May 2007 12:07
News that not a single employer has, so far, signed up to the skills pledge, as recommended by the Leitch Review last December , suggests the government faces an uphill battle in persuading businesses to commit themselves to such an undertaking. More...15 May 2007 08:00
The University of Central Lancashire has joined forces with Lancashire Constabulary to launch a foundation degree in policing , believed to be the first in the UK. The two-year course, to be offered from September 2007, is intended More...11 May 2007 10:04
A training programme and qualification initiative for fundraisers will launch this month. Claiming to offer the first entry-level training programme and qualification for fundraisers, Fundraising Academy aims to provide training for people looking More...09 May 2007 14:39
Significantly fewer adults are attending further education and adult and community learning courses according to Learning & Skills Council (LSC) figures. Recently released LSC statistics show there were 315,000 learners enrolled on adult and communit More...02 May 2007 17:44
The number of people applying to go to university is at its highest ever according to figures released by UCAS yesterday - despite the rise in tuition fees. Between January and March this year applicants from England rose by 34,000 (from 291,00 More...30 April 2007 08:16
There is to be a long-term review of the heavily criticised Modernising Medical Careers system used to appoint junior doctors into training posts. The government has announced an independent panel will consider what changes need to be made to th More...17 April 2007 14:37
The UK will have a shortage of scientists and engineers unless it doubles the proportion of graduates doing these subjects by 2014, business leaders warned today. Employers’ group the CBI said the predicted growth of jobs in these subjects was on c More...13 March 2007 12:56
Bath University has developed the UK's first degree for funeral directors . The foundation course will be offered by the University of Bath's Centre for Death and Society ( CDAS ). The course part of a £150,000 deal between the centre an More...16 February 2007 16:20
Representatives from the NHS, social care, local government, independent and voluntary sectors, trade unions and higher education institutions, have outlined an action plan to help newly qualified healthcare professionals find jobs. The representativ More...09 February 2007 14:50
The number of graduates finding managerial roles in the commercial, industrial and public sector six months after graduation has fallen, according to research.
The What Do Graduates Do? 2007 report showed a decrease in the number of gradu More...03 January 2007 12:18
A new qualification aims to improve the quality of lifelong learning trainers. More...02 January 2007 08:00
IT's a girl's world. The IT and telecommunications industry desperately needs more women to help it overcome a skills shortage. Here's how one skills initiative has helped. More...02 January 2007 08:00
Nine in 10 (89%) recruiters said they considered relevant work experience an important part of a CV and 13% said they would not interview a candidate without relevant work experience.
The survey of 412 UK employers by the Learning and Ski More...20 December 2006 08:00
It is no longer enough for young people to rely on qualifications. Personal and social skills are more important than ever before, according to research published today. An analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research ( ippr ) of surveys More...06 November 2006 12:11