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Exeter College Flying High in NICDEX 2019 Rankings

Exeter College has once again been ranked as one of the top colleges in the country in FE Week’s annual NICDEX rankings. This latest ranking means that Exeter College has never left the top five since the ranking’s inception four years ago. The Ofsted Outstanding college has topped the billing twice, come fifth once and this year’s fourth place ranking means they have been the highest ranked college across the four years since the NICDEX was created. 

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Free adult course on business start-ups to launch at Exeter College

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:19pm

Hopeful business entrepreneurs are being given the chance to level up their skills thanks to Exeter College’s free qualification on creating a business start-up.

Any adult with an interest in developing their business skills or starting their own venture can attend free of charge, whether they are just curious about the subject area or already have some skills they want to develop.

Exeter College Shortlisted for National Award for Employer Engagement

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 8:59am

Exeter College has made it to the finals of the Association of Colleges Beacon City & Guilds Award for Engagement with Employers.  

The Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. This award, supported by City and Guild, recognises exemplary practice in demonstrating an outstanding ability to work with and provide a direct service to employers. In particular, colleges that are effective in meeting employers’ skills needs and Apprenticeship requirements. 

Businesses rate Exeter College top in the South West for FE apprenticeship employer satisfaction for second year running

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:57pm

The Department of Education has released results of its annual survey that ranks Apprenticeship providers based on business feedback and Exeter College has topped the South West table for further education colleges once again.  

This is the second year running Exeter College received the highest rating from employers across the region, within the four counties of the South West, and the third year in a row it has scored above 97.5%.  

Galliford Try partnerships first to benefit from employer fund for T Levels

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:58am

Leading regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships is the first to benefit from a government-backed initiative to encourage employers to provide valuable industry placements to T Level students.  

The FTSE 250 business has partnered with Exeter College to provide industry placements to T Level construction students studying with the College from 2020. 

Secretary of State Visits Exeter College to Talk T Levels

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:23am

The Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP visited Exeter College to learn more about the impact new T Level qualifications will have on the region’s learners.  

As a government-selected ‘early adopter’ of the new technical-based qualification, Exeter College is the only provider in Devon offering T Levels for 2020 delivery, with courses initially available in Construction, Digital and Education and Childcare. Further T Level courses will launch from 2021 as part of a national roll out.

Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College Gets the Green Light

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 9:16am

The South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College has been signed off as part of a wider plan to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the region. The new £11million building will be at the heart of the college and located on its Hele Road site in what is great news for the college, city and region.  

Flooring Superstore, Newton Abbot

Local charity to benefit from support of new store

Authored by NeilShaefer
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 7:52pm

A flooring retailer has marked the opening of its new £100,000 store in Newton Abbot by pledging its support for a local mental health support charity.

Flooring Superstore opened on the Kingsteignton Trading Estate, Pottery Road, in September.

The official opening was carried out by representatives of Step One Charity, which supports people to manage their mental health, achieve employment goals and live more independently.

10 Must-have apps for running a business

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 6:27am

Managing a business is not easy. Fortunately, with the help of the current technology, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Today, there’re many apps to make your work as a business owner a little bit easier. By exploiting some of this tech, business owners can streamline and outsource their business processes. From expense tracking to booking travel to employee management, there’s an app out here to help you. 

Miryam Ley (left) will be undergoing pilot training with L3 Airline Academy

Exeter College Student Takes Flight Thanks to Groundbreaking Scholarship

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 7:08pm

A former Exeter College student is helping to break the glass ceiling in the aviation industry, having secured a landmark £25,000 scholarship with pilot training provider L3 Airline Academy.  

Miryam Ley, 18, is set to follow her father’s footsteps on to the flight deck having been selected as one of only 10 successful applicants across Europe for the L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship; a new scheme designed to help more women in to training to become a pilot.  

Barking Mad Exeter

Honiton Resident’s Amazing Story from Health Scare to Business Success

Authored by 26Rings
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 1:54pm

Honiton business owner Lucy Wakefield is this month celebrating the 5th anniversary of running her  dog sitting business, Barking Mad. Despite her business success, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. The story of why she started the business revolves around giving up a career she loved due to a health scare and losing her beloved Newfoundland, Kodiak.