Blog February 2017

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    What do our Students really think?

    By Vicki Sloan

    24 February 2017

    Sometimes we can presume what a student will enjoy or how they will feel but we've developed learner led resources and activities in line with actual student feedback.

    We asked a Student, what do you really think of the employability course you're on?  They responded with some interesting insight and confirmed, for us, that the REED NCFE employability blended learning programmes really do meet student needs and expectations;


  • Leicester College and the impact of e-Learning on The Study Programme...

    By Gemma Jackson

    23 February 2017

    A welcome feature of study programmes was, and still is, the freedom to offer non-qualification activities; work placements; and the necessity to develop personal behaviours and work related skills. 


  • 15,000 students in England have taken BESTest and the results are in...

    By Tom Millar

    20 February 2017

    Since its launch six months ago REED NCFE’s Baseline Employability Skills Test (BESTest) has been taken by over 15,000 students in England. The results provide a unique insight in to the employability skills profile of your students and, more importantly, tells us what we all want to know; what specifically are the main employability skills challenges faced by your students?

  • Our college and employability learning two years on…

    By Lindsay Deswert

    20 February 2017

    My college, like many others, I’m sure, eagerly awaited the responses to Professor Alison Wolf’s review of vocational education with both hope and trepidation. I don’t think any tutor in the land would disagree with the principle that all students should be supported and challenged with a rich and deep learning programme that is aligned to both their personal needs and career aspirations.