A total of 2.16 million days were lost due to teacher sickness absence in 2015/16 according to the latest statistics from the Department of Education[

As National Apprenticeship Week begins, QA Education works with teen magazine Future Mag to find out about the new degree apprenticeships and how you go about getting one...

Degree apprenticeships – what are they and how can you get one?

On paper they make perfect sense. Degree apprenticeships are just that – a university degree and apprenticeship rolled into one – most are level 6 (bachelor’s) with a few leading to 7 (master’s).

Construction frameworks ensure the procurement and delivery of building projects in schools and colleges – bringing together clients, contractors, designers and now even students! Throughout the design and build process, construction frameworks ensure efficient communication and collaboration. And there are also opportunities to support local suppliers and even get students and staff involved in the project via training and visits.

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2017-07-17T01:00:00

UK colleges turn away from free tools to embrace transformative online learning

Canvas by Instructure (NYSE:INST), the open online virtual learning environment (VLE), has made successful inroads into the UK Further Education College sector. This quarter, institutions such as Belfast Metropolitan College, DLD College London, The Manchester College (HE), National College for High Speed Rail, Northern College, Preston's College, South Essex College (HE) and Weston College, and have all selected Canvas to improve teaching and learning.

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2016-09-20T01:00:00

 

New MOOC brings the water cycle to life

A new ‘massive open online course’ (MOOC) launching this month is set to showcase the ways augmented reality (AR) technology can help bring learning to life. 

The course, developed in partnership between Canvas Network and Zappar comes in response to huge user demand for AR in the classroom, which Zappar reports has tripled in two years (from 11% to 29%)1.

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2016-08-03T01:00:00

Hyde Park Junior and Infant Schools in Plymouth were equipped with four Energys Dynamic Burner Management Units in just a single half-day of work.

 

Founded in 1983, KRCS are UK’s leading Apple specialists. We’ve been providing solutions since the days of the Apple II, the first commercially popular microcomputer manufactured by Apple. Our FirstClass programme is a culmination of over 30 years of experience gained in UK schools, colleges and universities.

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Low-energy LED recessed modular panels have been specified at four schools operated by GFM. The trend for schools, colleges and universities to replace poor efficiency legacy lighting systems with cost-effective LED fixtures is now well-established – thanks in no small part to the innovative technology that Tamlite Lighting has been able to deliver to the educational community.

UCAS launches a brand new service on ucas.com that enables students to search for postgraduate courses in the UK, and access information and advice about postgraduate study. The service provides students with a list of 21,500 postgraduate courses at over 430 universities and colleges.

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2016-06-05T01:00:00

Schools, colleges and universities are being urged to take advantage of a free offer to supply them with £300 worth of careers books from a company which specialises in helping job-seekers.

How2become.com has helped thousands of people get into their dream profession over the last decade through its various career guides and training courses.

And the company now wants to help students at a time of the year when they are preparing for exams and beginning to think earnestly about the job they want to get when they finish their education.

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