Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Educ8 listed as top Welsh small company to work for in ‘Best Companies’ UK list

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Educ8, a provider of learning and staff development services, has been announced as the top Welsh company to work for in the 2016 Sunday Times best small companies list. Placed at number three, Educ8 is one of only two Welsh … Read more »

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Regulation and Oversight of Post-Compulsory Education & Training: Response from further education sector

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ColegauCymru / CollegesWales and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) welcome a number of recommendations made in a new report on the regulation and oversight of post-compulsory education and training in Wales. The report, which focuses on the need … Read more »

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ColegauCymru and NTfW announce joint working arrangements

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ColegauCymru / CollegesWales and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) have announced joint working arrangements on public affairs, and are discussing the potential benefits of coming together as a single representative body for the post-16 education, training and skills … Read more »

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Innovative partnership aims to plug the engineering skills gap in Mid Wales

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A partnership has been formed in Mid Wales to produce the next generation of engineers for manufacturing and engineering companies who have been frustrated that a skills shortage is holding them back. Eleven apprentices and six employers have been signed … Read more »

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Training providers welcome Plaid Cymru’s pledge to create 50,000 new apprenticeships

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The organisation that represents training providers in Wales has warmly welcomed a pledge by Plaid Cymru to create 50,000 new apprenticeships for young people over the next five years if the party wins power at May’s Welsh Assembly election. National … Read more »

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Deputy Skills Minister launches construction Higher Apprenticeship in Wales

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A new construction higher apprenticeship has officially been launched by the Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James AM. The Level 4 CIOB Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Site Supervision, is the first time a Construction Industry higher … Read more »

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Training providers in Wales seek clarity on the Apprenticeship Levy

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The organisation that represents work-based training providers in Wales has written to the Welsh and UK Governments seeking detailed information about how the new Apprenticeship Levy will impact on the nation’s highly successful apprenticeship programme. The National Training Federation for … Read more »

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It’s official – Spirit Hair Team salon is one of Britain’s Best!

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Local salon Spirit Hair Team has been crowned one of the UK’s very best hairdressing salons/barber shops, after winning in this year’s Britain’s Best competition. Britain’s Best, run by the National Hairdressers’ Federation, is one of the highlights of the … Read more »

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Apprenticeships deserve parity of opportunity and esteem

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The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) published important new research last week which calculates the true value of Apprenticeships to Wales. The findings were illuminating and ought to be of great assistance to the Welsh Government when deciding how … Read more »

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Deputy Minister’s “parity of esteem” commitment for apprenticeships in Wales

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Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James has pledged her personal commitment to ensuring parity of esteem between apprenticeships and academic qualifications in Wales. Speaking at the launch of ‘The Value of Apprenticeship to Wales’, a report commissioned by … Read more »

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