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Derby Adult Learning Service are running a two-day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course in February.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

With more than 14,000 students in North Derbyshire set to gain their GCSE and A Level qualifications over the next five years, the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Employability and Skills Conference aims to strengthen links between education providers and local businesses to ensure school leavers are work ready.

The conference is an opportunity for employers and education providers to develop solutions together that will ensure young people leaving education have both the skills employers in the area require and are also aware of the employment opportunities available to them.

The Department for Education has launched its new ‘Fire it Up’ campaign to help raise awareness of the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The new campaign includes national TV and social media adverts, and a new website that provides helpful advice and information as well as access to thousands of apprenticeship opportunities across the country.

A top government academies official has been appointed as the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s new director of funding.

Kate Josephs, currently director of national operations for academies and regional delivery at the Department of Education, will start in the new role in April.

ETF ‘Grow your potential’ teachmeet

This TeachMeet is a chance to explore how to use teaching strategies for deeper learning.

As part of the ETF Professional Exchange Network, Gateway College in conjunction with the Skills and Education Group, are inviting educators to the first ‘Growing Your Potential’ TeachMeet on the 15 March 2019. Maybe you have tried various delivery and assessment techniques but are worried they may not be having sufficient impact? Don’t panic! This TeachMeet is a chance to explore how to use teaching strategies for deeper learning.