Tutor celebration awards 2013

New awards for tutors who help adults transform their lives

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 09:42

New awards for teachers, trainers and tutors in England have been launched by NIACE in partnership with NOCN and the Institute for Learning, as part of this year’s Adult Learners’ Week.

  • Local planning and integration vital for Youth Employment Initiative

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:59
    Young person at work

    The Youth Employment Initiative needs effective local planning and integration with national programmes to ensure maximum impact for young people and national and local labour markets.


  • NIACE applauds steps to support millions of adults get online

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:41
    Hand on laptop keyboard

    NIACE applauds the Government for the steps it is taking in supporting millions of adults to be able to confidently and safely use the Internet, but would like to see an increase in funding for specific projects to make progress more quickly.

  • Supporting materials to encourage Reading Champions

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:41
    Quick Reads logo

    NIACE is working to generate an army of ‘spirited enthusiasts’ to encourage more people to take up reading, by developing supporting materials for Reading Champions, in partnership with Quick Reads, The Reading Agency, NRDC and the Library & Heritage Services.

  • New research centre will help address low levels of English and maths

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 16:52
    Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    NIACE is looking forward to working with the new Behavioural Insights Research Centre for Maths and English, which has been announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

  • Devolution proposals present big skills challenge for LEPs

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:39
    Ed Miliband - courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

    NIACE has reacted to the speech on the further devolution of resources to Local Enterprise Partnerships and cities by the Opposition.

  • New programme to improve Apprenticeships for learners and employers

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 14:29
    ETF and AELP logo

    NIACE is encouraging organisations to bid for funding as part of the new Apprenticeship Staff Support Programme (ASSP) to improve the quality of the delivery of Apprenticeships. The prospectus and application form for the Programme are available online.

  • Vital for economy to ‘hold on’ to older workers

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 15:27
    Mid-life Career Review in progress

    Urgent action is required to support people to stay working longer and NIACE believes an important part of the solution is to provide all adults with Mid-life Career Reviews to help them think, plan and prepare in order to extend their working lives with confidence.

  • Community Learning resources website refreshed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:22
    Website's homepage

    The Community Learning resources website - launched last September by NIACE, on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency - has been refreshed to reflect a number of improvements following consultations with providers.

  • Parliament praises NIACE event for solutions to improve adult English and maths

    Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:38
    Adrian Bailey MP

    The BIS Select Committee has praised NIACE for hosting an ‘invaluable’ event last week, showcasing the steps being taken to tackle low levels of adult English and maths by representatives of local government, employers and training providers in Leicester.

  • Equalities Consultation Pop-Up Tour

    Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:48
    Equalities Consultation Pop-Up Tour logo

    NIACE visited staff at all levels at education and training providers across the country, to find out how the ETF can effectively embed equality and diversity in everything it does to support sector workforce development.

  • New website to support community learning volunteers

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 17:40
    CLC logo

    A new website to support community learning volunteers has been launched by NIACE, designed for anyone who works with and supports volunteers in community learning contexts, and volunteers themselves.

  • NIACE welcomes new LEP Network Chair

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 15:54
    LEP Network logo

    Ahead of the national LEP Network conference, at which Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP, Alex Pratt, was confirmed as the new Chair of the LEP Network, NIACE welcomed the appointment and is continuing to work with LEPs across the country.

  • NIACE shows Parliament solutions to help adults improve English and maths

    Monday, March 24, 2014 - 17:46
    BIS Select Committee at NIACE event

    Steps being taken to tackle low levels of adult English and maths were highlighted by representatives of local government, employers and training providers at a Government inquiry event, organised by NIACE in Leicester.

  • NIACE and Homeless Link combine to make learning work for homeless adults

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 09:44
    Adult Learners' Week Award Winner Lydia Wall

    Recent developments in policy, research and practice on supporting adults who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and sustain learning opportunities were shared at NIACE’s joint national conference with Homeless Link on Thursday 20 March.

  • New autism training for post-16 education and training staff

    Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:44
    Ambitious about Autism

    NIACE, in partnership with Ambitious about Autism, is supporting the delivery of new autism training for post education and training staff – details of which will be presented at an event in London on 31 March.

  • Budget misses opportunities to address skills shortages

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 16:08
    George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer

    NIACE believes that the Chancellor missed some opportunities to address skills shortages in the Budget, but is pleased to see moves to increase participation in post-graduate study.

  • Skilled workforce vital for economic growth

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:22
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne

    Ahead of the Budget, NIACE urged the Chancellor, George Osborne, not to ignore the vital contribution that skills training for adults can make to business productivity and economic growth.

  • Partnership to improve learning for work prospects for adults

    Friday, March 14, 2014 - 19:20
    Graham Hasting-Evans and David Hughes

    NIACE and awarding organisation NOCN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to officially confirm a strategic partnership, covering support for Adult Learners’ Week and a particular focus on policy and development activity on learning for work.

  • NIACE publishes Maths App code for Open Education Week

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:17
    Open Education Week logo

    NIACE is marking the third annual Open Education Week - which celebrates the global Open Education Movement, raising awareness of its impact on teaching and learning worldwide – by publishing the code and content of its Maths Everywhere App.

  • Government should be cautious over VQ reform

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 16:27
    BIS logo

    NIACE has responded to the announcement of the plan to reduce ‘the number of under-used and low value qualifications which are available for taxpayer funding’ – including courses and qualifications in engineering, languages, manufacturing and construction.

  • HRH The Princess Royal extends NIACE patronage

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 14:00
    HRH The Princess Royal

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has agreed to extend her role as Royal Patron of NIACE for the next three years.

  • Paths forward to a digital future for FE and skills

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 10:36
    Alex Spellman - 2013 Adult Learners' Week award winner

    The Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) has published a report – contributed to by NIACE and many other stakeholders - aiming to increase and improve the use of digital technologies for the further education and skills sector.

  • Improving young people’s prospects is vital for economic growth

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:47
    National Statistics logo

    NIACE has responded to today’s figures which show that the proportion of young people aged 16-24, who are not in education, employment and training, has fallen to its lowest level since 2008.

  • More visibility for Traineeships essential

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:58
    Adult Apprentice

    Employers are positive about the potential of Traineeships, but many have not heard about the programme. This is the key finding of research by NIACE to examine how Traineeships might work for STEM within the context of an LEP area.

  • Identifying good equality resources

    Monday, February 24, 2014 - 17:21
    Hand working on laptop keyboard

    In order to identify good quality, up-to-date, relevant equalities resources that support teaching, learning and assessment, as part of a project funded by the Skills Funding Agency, NIACE is inviting responses to an online survey.

  • Improving HE access and opportunities for mature students

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 13:41
    HRH The Princess Royal, addressing attendees at the event

    The challenge of improving mature access amid sharply declining numbers of older people applying to higher education institutions was explored at an event hosted by the University of East London and organised in association with NIACE and Action on Access.