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Funding secured to support Lancashire’s digital sector
Wednesday 17 July 2019
The Lancashire Colleges has secured funding to support local colleges to further develop their work with digital employers, enabling the sharing of industry and college experience to inform excellent teaching and learning and provide outstanding learning opportunities. Read more.

College leaders call on government to implement recommendations of Post-18 Education Review
Tuesday 9 July 2019
203 college leaders nationally, including FE Colleges within The Lancashire Colleges Group write to the Chancellor and Secretary of State, demanding the implementation of the Post-18 Education Review (The Augar Review). Read more.

Appointment of Executive Director for The Lancashire Colleges
Wednesday 24 April 2019
The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) has announced that Michelle Howard has been named its new Executive Director. Read more.

Lancashire’s colleges best in the country
Thursday 28 March 2019
Lancashire’s colleges have once again shown they are ‘top of the class’ in the latest government data released today. Read more.

Software Testing Industry Session and Masterclass – Runshaw College and ROQ
Thursday 14 March 2019
Read the latest blog from Runshaw College on the recent Industry Session and Masterclass as part of the Teach Too project. Read more.

£1.8 million of funding secured for Lancashire’s young people
Wednesday 20 February 2019
The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) has secured £1.8 million of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for its ‘Moving On’ programme.Read more.

Digital Industry Day – Lancaster & Morecambe College
Tuesday 19 February 2019
Read the latest blog from Lancaster & Morecambe College on the recent Digital Industry Day as part of the Teach Too project. Read more.

Teach Too Blogs
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Read the latest blogs from Nelson and Colne College and Cardinal Newman College on Teach Too. Read more.

TLC – Executive Director Vacancy
Friday 7 December 2018
TLC is seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead the strategic development and delivery of our group priorities, policies and business plan with the active engagement of members and commitment from key stakeholders. Read more.

Last call for Lancashire’s businesses to access funding for workforce growth
Tuesday 4 December 2018
Businesses across Lancashire struggling to recruit the right candidates, or who are looking to grow their workforce, are being reminded to take advantage of a fully-funded support programme before it comes to an end in March 2019. Read more.

The Lancashire Colleges to lobby government over funding for college sector
Thursday 11 October 2018
The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) along with staff and students from a number of Lancashire’s further education (FE) colleges will travel to London to call on government for better investment in colleges and fair pay for college staff. Read more.

Digital Skills Partnership Co-ordinator Vacancy
Tuesday 18 September 2018
The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub has a vacancy for a Digital Skills Partnership Co-ordinator to support the development and co-ordination of the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership. Read more.

*ESF Opt-ins Announced*
Friday 24 August 2018
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has recently announced the final co-financed ESF procurement exercise. Following on from the College’s recent Expression of Interest process, we will be submitting formal tender applications for the Lancashire area.
Read more.

Successful Lancashire skills and employment programme extended
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Moving On, a fully-funded programme which aims to help young people to gain employment or progress to further education and training has been extended until March 2019.
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New ESF Opt-In
Wednesday 1 August 2018
We understand the next ESF Opt-in commissioning round is due to commence in a few weeks for the award of new contracts. Read more.

Extension for successful Lancashire employment programme
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Access to Employment, which is helping Lancashire businesses expand their workforce and support people into employment, has been extended until March 2019. Read more.

Lancashire employment programme reaches milestone
Thursday 26 April 2018
More than 2,000 people in Lancashire have received support through Access to Employment, a programme which is helping them to gain the skills needed by local employers. Read more.

New Chair for The Lancashire Colleges
Thursday 19 April 2018
Wes Johnson, Principal and Chief Executive of Lancaster & Morecambe College, has been appointed as the new Chair of The Lancashire Colleges. Read more.

Staff training supporting success of projects helping Lancashire’s NEET young people and unemployed adults into work or training
Thursday 12 October 2017
Lancashire’s colleges, training providers and specialist organisations recently came together at Brockholes Reserve in Preston to learn about a variety of topics, helping them to support Lancashire’s young people, adults and employers as part of the ‘Moving On’ and ‘Access to Employment’ projects. Read more

Alison Robinson to take charge at Myerscough College
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Myerscough College is delighted to announce that Alison Robinson will become the new Chief Executive and Principal next year. Read more.

Additional organisations to join the Access to Employment provider network
August 2017
Access to Employment supports adults who are unemployed or ‘inactive’ to tackle their barriers to work and enter and sustain employment including apprenticeships. Following two Invitations to Tender launched in July 2017, we are pleased to announce the following organisations have been invited to join the Access to Employment provider network, helping to ensure the success of the project in meeting local needs:

Access to Employment – Skills Support for the Unemployed

  • Enterprise4All (NW) Ltd
  • Nova Payroll Management T/A Pin Point Training
  • Salford Diocesan Trust T/A St Anthony’s Centre
  • The Construction Skills People Ltd

Access to Employment – Enhancing Apprenticeships

  • Enterprise4All (NW) Ltd

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