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Minister highlights crucial role of work-based learning in Wales

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English | Cymraeg The crucial role work-based learning practitioners play as educators in Wales’ learning system was highlighted by Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James, at a major conference in Cardiff. She told more than 230 delegates at the … Read more »

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Inaugural conference aims to strengthen skills for success

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More than 200 delegates from across Wales will be attending the inaugural teaching, learning and assessment conference organised for work-based learning practitioners in Cardiff next week. The conference, ‘Strengthening Skills for Success,’ will focus on providing professional development opportunities as … Read more »

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Welsh employers and learners recognised in training company’s new awards

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Individuals and employers who have excelled in vocational learning and training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ leading training providers were recognised at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday). Twenty-four finalists from across Wales were shortlisted for the new Cambrian … Read more »

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Shaping the future of apprenticeship policy in Wales

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By Sarah John, chair of the National Training Federation for Wales The skills and apprenticeship landscape in Wales, and indeed the rest of the UK, is undergoing a significant period of transformation and it is great to see that the … Read more »

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NTfW pledges to help shape new post 16 learning authority

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The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) has pledged to be fully engaged in the consultation process following Tuesday’s Welsh Government’s announcement about the creation of a new strategic authority to oversee skills, funding for research and the higher and … Read more »

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College and Industry Partnership to Develop Aeronautical Talent Pool

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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Babcock International Group have announced this week that they will be working together to build a local pool of talented aeronautical apprentices. The apprentices will train with Babcock at RAF Valley and study their Aeronautical Engineering … Read more »

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Educ8 learners strike Bronze, Silver AND Gold at the 2016 Wales Care Awards

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On 24th October 2016, Educ8 was delighted to support the Social Care ‘Oscars’ at a prestigious event held at City Hall, Cardiff. As one of the event’s sponsors, we were extremely proud to be affiliated with such an emotional and … Read more »

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Strengthening Collaboration and Bilingualism in Education in Wales

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New partnership to strengthen vocational training in Wales Leading Welsh awarding body Agored Cymru has launched a new partnership with awarding organisation VTCT to promote wider educational opportunities for learners in Wales. In response to recent education developments, which place … Read more »

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Sarah and Paul appointed to lead NTfW during period of change

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A woman who has been involved in work-based learning for 22 years has been elected chair of the National Training Federation for Wales for the next three years. Sarah John, commercial director at Newport-based Acorn Learning Solutions, had been acting … Read more »

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Programme of Government Builds on high quality Apprenticeship Provision

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The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) has today welcomed the content of the Programme of Government, which pledges to create a minimum of 100,000 high quality all age apprenticeships over the next five years. The pledge, which has cross … Read more »

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