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Cost-Effective Marketing Tips for Marketing Colleges on a Budget

The number of students participating in Further Education fell by 11.4% between 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Antoinette Beekye, Head of Marketing, Communications and Enrichment at Waltham Forest College, shares some cost-effective strategies to market colleges on a budget, promoting growth within the college.

Youth Employability: Widening Access to Technical Education

The DFE have developed several new policies to reform the further education sector, with the aims of improving youth employability. We heard from Sue Lovelock from the Department for Education about the value of T Levels and the importance of widening access to technical education to further promote employment.

Improving Prospective Student Engagement in FE through Effective Marketing

There was a 15.6% decrease in the number of people enrolled in further education courses in 2019/20, compared with the previous year. We spoke to Antoinette Beekye, Head of Digital Marketing, Communications and Enrichment at Waltham Forest College about the current issues facing the FE sector and how they have developed marketing strategies to mitigate these.

Using Digital Technologies to Improve Staff and Student Wellbeing

Lockdowns negatively impacted the mental health of 42% 16-24 year-olds, with almost 1 in 5 adults suffering from depression in the pandemic. Weston College has put in place digital solutions to the mental health challenges faced by students and staff. This case study examines the importance of these digital tools on the wellbeing of students and staff.

Using Destination Data to Widen Opportunities for Young People

Young people in the North East of England are below the national average in for career and further education uptake after leaving school. This article presents the model developed by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership that collect destinations data and uses it to widen opportunities for young people in the region.

T Levels: Promoting Diversity in the Workplace through Technical Education

16- and 17-year-old students now have the option to take T Levels. These qualifications involve practical work experience in industrial environments such as law firms. Althaf Hussain of Fountain Solicitors discussed the benefits to employers of taking students in for work placements.

T Levels: Delivering T Levels through Employer & Educator Collaboration

Employers and providers have been working together to develop T Level courses. Patrick Craven, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships at Policy and Stakeholders from City & Guilds Group shared insights into the effective ways that educators can collaborate with employers to create strong relationships between students and industries.

T Levels: National Approaches to Introducing and Implementing T Levels

Covid-19 has severely impacted the education of young people, including the roll out of Further Education qualifications such as T Levels. Stella Pearson from the Department for Education shares the recovery plan for T Levels as well as an overview of the structure of the qualifications.
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