Entries by Phil Oakley

Drone course partnership takes off with contract signing

The University of Wolverhampton has signed a partnership contract to deliver drone pilot courses over the next two years. The Remote Pilot Certificate SUAS (RPCS) course, which is Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved, leads to Permission for Commercial Operations status – providing commercial drone pilots with the skills and qualification to operate safely and legally […]

New degree apprenticeship launched

Major employers have signed up to a new Degree Apprenticeship programme at the University. More than 20 apprentices from organisations including Walsall Council, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, the Beacon Centre, Liberty group and Phosters started the new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) recently. The University’s Apprenticeship Hub agreed a three year partnership deal with a large international […]

Funding secured to develop high level cybersecurity course

The University of Wolverhampton has secured £192,000 to develop cybersecurity courses in support of the Industrial Strategy. The funding has been awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as part of its £6 million Catalyst Fund programme to co-develop and co-design courses in conjunction with local and national employers. Working with employers […]

Augmented Intelligence

Overview BT Infinity Awards are looking for the best in AI talent. Are you a talented small company or start up, with a passion for solving problems using Augmented Intelligence? This year’s BT Infinity Awards, in partnership with the Cabinet Office and TechHub, are looking to find the best digital talent in machine learning, robotics […]

Channel operations overhaul for Microsoft

Partners have welcomed news that Microsoft is overhauling its partner business, in a move it claims will make it easier for its channel to do business with the firm. The reorganisation will see Microsoft combine its Enterprise Product Group (EPG) with its SMS&P (Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners) group. The announcement was first published […]

Digital Skills: DIGITAL SME pledge to train 5.000 ICT professionals by 2019

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance launched #DigitalSME4skills, a new ambitious campaign for digital skills. The alliance pledged that digital small and medium sized enterprises will train 5.000 ICT professionals by 2019. Oliver Grün, DIGITAL SME president and software entrepreneur, presented the pledge at the launch of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition at the presence […]

Computing classes struggling to attract students

 A quarter of schools are offering new computing science GCSE and A-Level courses, research suggests The changes to British computing education are failing to encourage more students into studying the subject – particularly those most in need of such encouragement. British schools have shifted computing classes from ITC – such as learning how to use […]