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We do not give money to postgraduate education unless it is a recognised part of a professional qualification. We never give grants for PhDs.

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News & events

Thanks to all who have entered.  We have a clear winner in Derby College raising a magnificent £437. 55p while the runners up were WACC with £385.  We are still calculating the total amount raised by our students fundraisers but it currently stands at just over £1800.  Tina Renshaw, new CEO of the sponsors for the Challenge, The English Speaking Board, will present the prizes at the NATECLA National Conference in July.  Many thanks to all staff and students who so enthusiastically supported the Challenge.


Huge thanks to all those who supported us so generously at the TES FE awards dinner on 22 April in response to an appeal by beneficiary, Naima Isgow, and Chair, Sheila Rosenberg.

Annual Report 2014 - 15. Click here for our Annual Report 2014-15.