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ELATT shortlisted at the TES FE Awards 2019

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The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the FE sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2019 Tes FE Awards.

Elatt has been shortlisted for the Training Provider of the Year award. Elatt have been shortlisted for these awards every year for the last four years. Elatt is based in Haggerston and delivers English, IT and a range of programmes for young people and adults, including refugees and migrants across five London boroughs. Elatt previously won Training Provider of the Year in 2016 as well as awards for Overall FE Provider and Employer Engagement. Last year Elatt won the award for Contribution to the Local Community.

Tes FE editor Stephen Exley said:
“Excellent practice exists right across the further education sector, and those shortlisted for the Tes FE Awards are the cream of the crop. Our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of entries. We had more entries for this year’s categories than ever before, and the standard was higher than ever. To be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement.”

Elatt Senior Life Skills Tutor and Project Lead Tammela Platt explains
“It is important to recognise that charities play an important part in further education, too; that's why the Tes Awards are important for us. At Elatt, our range of funding means that we can provide free courses for many learners who would not be eligible, or not have the finances, to study at a college. At Elatt, we offer many different points of entry for our adult learners, which makes us able to place learners in the most suitable setting. The Tes Awards help raise Elatt's profile and thus the profile of other charity training providers.”

Lola, a current ESOL student said
“I like ELATT because I feel confident here. There is more communication between the students in English because people are from many different countries”.

Georgia, a former 16-19 student said
“they support you and they actually want you to succeed. I’ve always been determined, but now, thanks to ELATT, I have a real pride in myself.”

The winners will be revealed at a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 22 March 2019

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ELATT wins Festival of Learning President's Award

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ELATT staff and students were thrilled to see our Equal Voices  project win the President's Award at this year's Festival of Learning.

The project also won the Contribution to the Local Community Award at this year's TES FE Awards
You can read all about it here. Congratulations to all the other winners!

 
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ELATT recognised at the TES FE Awards 2018

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London, 23 February 2018: Elatt has won the ‘Contribution to the local community’ award at the annual Tes FE Awards 2018.

The Equal Voices project at this East London training provider supports new migrant and refugee women living in social isolation or economic deprivation to become community leaders.
It was developed following a call from Hackney Citizens and TELCO (The East London Community Organisers) for more representation of people from migrant backgrounds in campaigning. The project involves a range of activities, from capability workshops celebrating women’s skills to community volunteering and wraparound English for speakers of other languages (Esol) training.

It has led to the creation of a wide variety of events and activities that have had a transformative impact on the participants. In 2016-17, the 104 women who took part ran seven listening campaigns; 58 community conversation sessions with over 40 regular attendees; five national campaigns; five local campaigns; seven capability workshops; and three charity fundraisers.

Through Equal Voices, 102 women (98 per cent) achieved qualifications at entry level 3, level 1 or level 2 in Esol or functional skills, while 13 per cent gained employment and 81 per cent moved on to further study.
Perhaps more impressive, 24 of the women who took part in the programme became community guides themselves, and continue to engage other disempowered or isolated local people.

The judges said: “This is about a project that is going above and beyond. What ELATT is doing here is really quite profound. The project really goes into the community in ways that challenge all sorts of racial and gender stereotypes. And it works.”


Winners attended a black-tie event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by the comic and actor Alan Davies, where more than 800 attendees celebrated and showcased the most exciting ideas, the best practice and the most inspiring teaching and leadership to be found in the further education sector.

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ELATT shortlisted in 5 categories in the 2018 TES Awards

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Following our success at the TES 2016 Awards, where we won Training Provider of the Year, we are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for 5 categories in this year's TES Awards. We are finalists in:

  • Support for learners
  • Contribution to the local community
  • FE leader of the year
  • Training provider of the year
  • Specialist provider of the year

We can't wait now for Awards night on February 23rd 2018. Good luck to all the finalists!

Read the shortlist reveal on tes.com's website

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ELATT shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award

ELATT shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award

ELATT was thrilled to be shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award Community Partnership Award for its partnership with leading tech firm Opus 2 International.

Following an introduction by volunteer brokerage, City Action, ELATT partnered with Opus 2 International to equip Londoners with the relevant digital skills to meet business demand and fill roles in the digital economy. As a specialist technology company, Opus 2 International, have worked with ELATT to update their curriculum, and provide industry briefings, employment seminars, mentoring and work placements. Over the past three years Opus 2 International staff have worked with 100 ELATT students.  26% of students from the Opus 2-led workshops, seminar and mentoring programme progressed into employment. 

From the work placement programme, 40% of students were offered full-time, paid employment with Opus 2. 

Opus 2 is now working with ELATT to provide apprenticeship opportunities for vulnerable young people, and have already taken on their first apprentice.

Congratulations to our long-term charitable partner the Bromley By Bow Centre for winning the award for their outstanding partnership with Investec.

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We’ve been shortlisted for more TES FE Awards in 2017

We’ve been shortlisted for more TES FE Awards in 2017

2016 has been an incredible year for ELATT. We won three TES FE awards, including Overall FE provider of the year. We were thrilled by these awards and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for two new TES FE awards for 2017!

We’re up for ‘Contribution to the local community’ and ‘Best Learning and teaching initiative’ for our fantastic efforts in the community and our continued high quality teaching. We’re so proud of everyone that has worked hard to achieve these nominations and we just can’t wait to find out if we’re successful!

The TES FE Awards recognise the most outstanding teams and individuals that the further education sector has to offer. We know we play a significant role in the further education sector, especially in the third sector and we want to make sure we’re continuing to pave the way for training providers that provide a unique and personable approach. Our community is at the heart of what we do and we know that our sector needs more limelight than it currently gets.

Anthony Harmer, our Chief Executive says: 'We’re very pleased to be shortlisted for more TES FE awards this year. We knew that last year was special and a significant year for ELATT, but 2017 is set to be just as good. I’m looking forward to seeing how we evolve as a charity and a training provider.’

To find out more about the other nominations, check out the:

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ELATT are proud to celebrate Living Wage Week 2016

ELATT are proud to celebrate Living Wage Week 2016

Having become a Living Wage employer in October 2013 and being one of a pioneering group of nearly 3000 employers paying the real Living Wage (and in the first 500 in the UK), we are pleased to announce that we will be increasing our hourly rate of pay in line with the Living Wage Foundation’s newly recommended rate as of the 1st May 2017. The real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what employees and their families need to get by. The new rates as announced by the Living Wage Foundation on Monday 31st October will apply to all our staff over 18 and for all staff in London the rate will be £9.75.

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Anthony Harmer, our Chief Executive joins techUK

Anthony Harmer, our Chief Executive joins techUK

In July Anthony our Chief Executive was elected as a Director of techUK.

techUK is the voice of the UK tech industry, representing the companies and technologies that are defining today and the world that we will live in tomorrow. techUK is committed to helping its members grow by developing markets, building relationships and networks and reducing business costs and risks.

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Hackney charity wins new funding to support marginalised young people into work and study

Hackney charity wins new funding to support marginalised young people into work and study

Starting this month, 15 unemployed young people will see their life and work chances improved thanks to a new coaching initiative funded by a grant from Investec’s Donations Committee. The young people, who will also benefit from Hackney-based charitable provider ELATT’s Connected Youth re-engagement programme, will be paired with a development coach who will support them on a one-to-one basis from the first day of study right through to their graduation. 

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ELATT wins 3 TES FE Awards!

ELATT wins 3 TES FE Awards!

ELATT SCOOPS THREE NATIONAL AWARDS IN ONE NIGHT!

ELATT Connected Learning beat off stiff competition from some of the biggest and best national FE Colleges and training providers to win three major awards at the prestigious TES FE Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane, London on Friday 22nd April and hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi.

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