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WREC receives Bronze Armed Forces Covenant Award

WREC has received the Bronze Armed Forces Covenant Award, thanks to it’s commitment to the armed forces. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver

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Calls for Government Bailouts for Failing Colleges to end

Further Education college bailouts have cost the UK taxpayer £140 million since 2015 on propping up colleges facing extreme financial difficulties.  Exceptional financial support for colleges in financial difficulty was launched by the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Foster Care Fortnight 3km Raising Walk

This weekend 37 people took part in a fundraising walk in Poundbury, Dorset, organised by Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting as part of Foster Care Fortnight.  The 3km walk around the Poundbury Estate concluded with a fundraising raffle, which was supported

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News Release: Improving Access to Staff Training

Research undertaken by Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting in West Sussex has revealed that whilst many small businesses access staff training and development opportunities, many feel there is a lack of information and inflexibility to meet their needs. The research, undertaken

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Financial Lifeline for Youth Clubs

Two Swansea youth clubs have been given a financial lifeline, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Skewen-based Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting took over the running of Clydach and Pontarddulais Youth Clubs from the City and County of Swansea

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Never too old to learn!

By Racheal Goodenough, Adult Community Learning Tutor I would like to introduce one of my learners who is currently on the iPad for beginner’s course at the Central Library in Swindon. Kenneth Sherwin is 93 years old this year!  I

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Supporting Refugees in Swindon

Swindon’s recent Adult Community Learning course with referrals from the Harbour Project and in conjunction with Swindon Borough Council, seven learners are currently undertaking an 8 week computer course with a mix of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel whilst incorporating

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Ed’s Story – Employability Support Programme

This is Edward Tizard Varcoe’s story on attending the Employability Support Programme at Whitehead-Ross Education in his words. “I started at Whitehead Ross at the end of September 2017, at the start of the programme we were given a talk

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New Fostering Recruitment Service in Dorset

Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting has been commissioned by Dorset County Council to deliver a new Fostering Recruitment Service.  We will work closely with Dorset County Council’s communications team and contribute to the marketing of foster care for Dorset County Council

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DWP ESOL programme goes from strength to strength

These are our Newport ESOL learners who are working towards a national qualification in literacy. This initiative is working in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions’. The programme is also running in Cardiff. The programme runs two days

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