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Learners – Don’t be afraid to ask for help

 Stress. Anxiety. Depression. Loneliness. These can affect anyone at any time. Please, do not be afraid to ask for help. If you feel that you are struggling for any reason, please know that support is available to you. You can talk to a friend or family member or your...

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Modern Slavery – Topic of the month at IPS

The Topic of the month at IPS International this July is Modern Slavery What is Modern Slavery? Modern Slavery is the term used within the UK and is defined within the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Act categorises offences of Slavery, Servitude and Forced or Compulsory...

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Addictions Topic of the month at IPS

The Topic of the month at IPS International this June is Addictions What is an Addiction? Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.   How can addictions affect you? The strain...

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‘Virtual’ Kent Medway Apprenticeship Graduation 2020

The Kent Medway Apprenticeship Graduation is back for October 2020 but in a different way! The ceremony is now going to be ‘virtual’ in the result of the likely extension of social distancing rules. The first celebration of Apprentices from across Kent and Medway took...

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Making sure IPS is Covid-Secure

IPS is making plans to be “Covid-Secure”, the new term to make sure workplaces are compliant with Social Distance guidelines. The pictures show the measures we are taking and what the classrooms will look like. Everyone will be 2 metres apart and classrooms/leisure...

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Disability and Employment Topic of the month at IPS

The Topic of the month at IPS International this May is Disability and Employment.   What is a disability? The definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 is the following - if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and...

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Think about your personal development in lockdown

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, schools have effectively ended for many 16-18 years old and grades are now being determined by assessment internally within the school; but how will this affect training provider’s, employer’s and college’s methods on how to choose the...

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BTEC Online Learning for Engineering Apprentices

As you know, during this difficult time with the Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to adapt our learning techniques and have been implementing remote learning and visits using telecommunication applications with our Apprentices. Click here to see how this has been...

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Homelessness Topic of the month at IPS

The Topic of the month at IPS International this April is Homelessness. Why do people become homeless? Anyone and everyone can become homeless; there could be many factors for someone to be homeless, such as: mental illness, physical illness, drug use or unemployment,...

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