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  • Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:15

    Mental health job support scheme piloted

    The government is piloting ways to get more people with mental health problems into work by combining earlier treatment with employment support. To read the full story visit the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28281839.

  • Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:22

    The latest edition of Adults Learning, Summer 2014, Volume 25 Number 4, has been released as a digital edition and is available for you to access at www.niace.org.uk/al-digital . You can view the latest and previous editions on tablets and smartphones that don’t support Flash (the iPad and iPhone, for example).

    Full details of subscription packages available are on the NIACE website at http://shop.niace.org.uk/adults-learning.html

  • Sat, 21/06/2014 - 21:37

    It's nearly time for the fabulous free annual national Skills Funding Agency Equality and Diversity  grant funded projects' dissemination events.

    The first event, this coming Wednesday (25 June) in Newcastle, is fully booked. There are a few spaces left for the events at:

    Stratford-upon- Avon College on Wednesday 2 July 2014 - book now via Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/1mJQ0ZW

  • Mon, 09/06/2014 - 18:00

    Led by the Third Sector Implementation Board, which was set up to provide strategic oversight and guidance for the future development of the sector’s contribution to learning and skills, the Third Sector Learning and Skills –The Way Forward on 24 June 2014, is a free seminar for senior managers, leaders and practitioners in the third sector.

  • Fri, 30/05/2014 - 17:58

    The National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has launched a new Employer Toolkit, which aims to support employers to develop a more inclusive Apprenticeship offer for disabled people.

    The Employer Toolkit was developed through consultation with a number of employers - including Barclays Bank, Tottenham Hotspur FC, The National Theatre, Novartis PLC, Leicester City Council and Luton and Dunstable Hospital - who have hired and supported disabled apprentices. 

  • Fri, 09/05/2014 - 17:58


    Do you work in London?


    Would you like the opportunity to be part of a pilot for a new Autism Education Trust course for post-16 education practitioners?


    Ambitious about Autism and NIACE are pleased to announce the pilot of a new two day Making Sense of Autism for Practitioners course.


    This two day course is running at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College on June 30th and July 1st. As this is a pilot there is a reduced rate of £100 rather than £190 for the two days training.

  • Thu, 17/04/2014 - 08:39

    The Future of the Mental Health in FE Network (MHFE) – your chance to contribute

    Through NIACE, the Skills Funding Agency has commissioned an evaluation of the virtual network and of the previous Mental Health Partnership Programme and face-to-face regional events. This evaluation can have a significant impact on the future of the network.

    It will focus on:

  • Thu, 10/04/2014 - 13:12
  • Tue, 18/03/2014 - 23:41

    This exciting low cost event on March 31st is an opportunity to share learning from the first year of Finished at School. Ambitious about Autism in partnership with the Association of Colleges and nasen is leading the DfE sponsored Finished at School programme which is working with schools and colleges to develop and strengthen post-school transition pathways for young people with autism.

    The programme for the day includes:

    - an opportunity  to hear from staff and learners at Weston College about their Grade 1 provision for learners with autism;

  • Thu, 06/03/2014 - 11:25

    The RR Crowd - equality and diversity resources review

    Wouldn't it be great...

    if you knew where to look to find good quality, up-to-date, relevant equalities resources just when you need them to support your teaching, learning and assessment? Well that's exactly what this 'resources review' (RR) Crowd sourced project is all about – improving things so that you can find what you are looking for when you need it.

    The catch?

    It's a Crowd thing