News story: Further Education providers invited to deliver new T Levels

first_imgFurther education providers across the country are being invited to apply to be the first to deliver the next wave of T Levels to be taught from 2021, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton has announced today.T Levels will be the technical equivalent of A Levels combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement. The first three T Level courses in Digital Production, Design and Development; Design, Surveying and Planning; and Education will be taught in over 50 further education and post-16 providers from September 2020.In December 2018, the Government announced the next 7 T Levels to be taught from 2021 as: Health; Healthcare Science; Science; Onsite Construction; Building Services Engineering; Digital Support and Services; and Digital Business Services. Today it is inviting providers to apply to deliver these new courses.Apprenticeships and Skills Minster, Anne Milton said: This is a truly exciting time. I’m absolutely thrilled at the progress we have made to deliver new T Levels. These transformational reforms have been designed in partnership with industry experts so employers can access the skilled workforce they need, and so more young people gain the skills they need to get a great job, go on to do a higher level apprenticeship or further study. I would absolutely urge further education providers that meet the criteria to consider applying to be the first to teach the next wave of T Levels from 2021. It is a fantastic opportunity to be part of education history and help change lives for the better. Deputy Chief Executive of The Association of Colleges, Julian Gravatt said: Collyer’s was successful in a bid to be one of the first providers of the T Level in the country. The courses will be available from September 2020 and there has already been lots of interest from prospective students. Employers have been involved in the course design because there is a significant work place element and I think this is what is attractive to students. We are delighted to see the publication of the Expression of Interest for 2021 T Level providers. The commitment that both good and outstanding providers will be eligible to deliver the first 10 T Levels from 2021 will ensure that many more young people from across England will have access to these new, innovative study programmes. The Government has also set out that UCAS points will be awarded for T Levels in line with three A Levels – so young people, parents and employers know they are as stretching as their academic equivalents and will act as a stepping stone to progress to the next level whether that is a degree, higher level technical training or an apprenticeship.T Levels will be backed by an additional half a billion pounds of investment every year when the new qualifications are fully rolled out. The Government also has announced an extra £38 million to support the first T Level providers to invest in high quality equipment and facilities. As well as this, the Government is investing £20 million to support the further education sector to prepare for new T Levels. This includes the £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme, which aims to attract more industry professionals to work in the sector, and the £8 million T Level Professional Development offer to help teachers and staff prepare for the roll-out of the new qualifications.The introduction of new T Levels are just one part of the Government’s wider ambition to transform technical education and create a highly trained and competitive workforce that is a match for the best in the world. The Government has also worked with employers to overhaul the apprenticeship system so that it delivers higher quality, more flexible apprenticeships that cover a wider range of sectors and professions Expressions of Interest are being invited until midnight on Thursday 28th February. Successful providers are expected to be announced in June 2019. For more information on the criteria, visit here. Principal at The College of Richard Collyer, Sally Bromley said:last_img read more

Celebrate Paul Barrere’s Birthday With Some Classic Little Feat Footage

first_imgBeloved Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere celebrates his 69th birthday today, July 3rd, and we couldn’t let the occasion go unmarked. Barrere joined Little Feat in 1972, just a few years after Lowell George founded the band. Among his many contributions to the Little Feat sound, Barrere was a great songwriting, putting out classics like “Skin It Back,” “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now,” “Time Loves A Hero,” “All That You Dream” and so many more. Barrere continues to perform Little Feat tunes with Fred Tackett, and has enjoyed a prolific career that has included work with Jack Bruce, Taj Mahal, Carly Simon, Robert Palmer and so many more. The guitarist’s versatile style has come to define the Little Feat sound, working in elements of rock, folk, funk, cajun, and more.To celebrate Barrere’s birthday, we wanted to dig through the archives and lay down a great Little Feat concert from 1977. Held at the Rainbow Theatre in London, enjoy some great Little Feat grooves!As a bonus for the phans in the audience, here’s footage of Phish covering Barrere’s classic “Skin It Back” on this day in 2012. What a birthday tribute!last_img read more

Extended hours in Ripley County for tax payments

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Treasurer’s Office has announced expended office hours during tax collection.Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8 the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Thursday, November 9 and Monday, November 13 the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office will be closed on Friday, November 10.Taxes are due by Monday, November 13. For more information please call 812-689-6352.last_img

Monk: Shelvey can step up

first_imgJonjo Shelvey failed to fill Steven Gerrard’s boots at Liverpool – but his Swansea manager Garry Monk insists he can do it for England. Shelvey was called up to the England squad on Thursday for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia, exactly two years after winning his solitary senior cap. During that time Shelvey has left Merseyside in a £5million deal, with Swansea set to pay another £1m in add-ons for a 22-year-old midfielder who made his Charlton debut at the age of 16 and was once seen as the heir apparent to Gerrard in the Liverpool engine room. He signed for Liverpool in May 2010 for an initial fee of £1.7m, but he made only 17 Premier League starts in three seasons on Merseyside and famously became involved in a touchline row with Sir Alex Ferguson after being sent off against Manchester United at Anfield in September 2012. “He got his move to Liverpool and, for certain reasons, it didn’t quite work out for him there,” said Monk. “But I have always said to him you are in a place where it will give him a great platform to perform and produce the potential he has. “When he first came here it was a bit of a shock to the system for him. He was at a club which wasn’t the stature of Liverpool and it took him some time to adjust. “But having spoken to him a lot about these situations, he has to make the most of it. “He realises that and being called up for England will enhance that feeling. “Hopefully he will take the chance to get on in his career because I think in the future he is going to be a very good player.” Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Newcastle, Monk accused television of adding to Alan Pardew’s misery at Stoke on Monday night, claiming there was an agenda against the under-fire Magpies boss. Pardew ‘s job prospects looked bleak after Monday’s 1-0 defeat to the Potters but he remains in charge for the trip to south Wales. Monk said: “I don’t like seeing the agenda in the televised game at Stoke the other night. “Every time there was a bad mistake or some sort of attack against Newcastle they’d pan to the manager and the chairman. “It was a bit of a farce for me and I thought there was an agenda behind it. “But Alan’s an experienced manager, he’s in a difficult moment and he’s been through the mill but he’s a very good manager.” Press Association England manager Roy Hodgson spoke highly of Shelvey after handing him his first cap against San Marino in October 2012 and also while he was on Under-21 duty and Monk believes the Romford-born player now has the perfect opportunity to replace Gerrard, who retired from international football in July. “It has come in a roundabout way for him, he could have done it for Liverpool but he can do it for England,” Monk said. “He left Liverpool and came to us and it’s now another route for him. “You just have to make sure when that happens to a player they don’t lose sight of what they are trying to be, which is to be the best player they can be. “It has to be the aim. All they can do is improve and hopefully this will be a good confidence boost for him, a realisation that you have got the chance and that is in your hands. “You have to make the most of these chances, especially playing for your country.” Shelvey has been one of Swansea’s stand-out performers in the early part of the season, with Monk’s men occupying fifth place in the Barclays Premier League. But it has not always been easy for Shelvey after breaking through at Charlton at such a young age. last_img read more

Belgium BAGO adopts EGBA code of conduct on advertising

first_img EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Related Articles BAGO, Belgium’s trade association for gaming operators, has confirmed that it will endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) responsible advertising code of conduct as its guiding policy for advertising and marketing standards.With its current membership covering 70% of Belgium’s licensed online and land-based gambling incumbents, BAGO has become the first European industry trade association to endorse and promote the EGBA code.Maarten Haijer, Secretary-General of EGBA, commented: “EGBA welcomes BAGO’s endorsement of our code and their commitment to promoting responsible advertising. We encourage other associations and companies to sign up to the code and play their part in promoting more responsible advertising across Europe’s online gambling sector.” Published this April as the industry’s first code aligning European market standards on advertising, the EGBA has established the founding principles for marketing self-conduct, protecting minors and responsible messaging.The EGBA has developed its code of conduct adhering to the context of the EU’s ‘Audio-Visual Media Services Directive’.The Code’s long-term objectives will enhance consumer messaging and minor protections across all regulated EU gambling jurisdictions, regardless of market age or regulatory constraints. Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more