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In the spotlight: Brushstrokes Community Project

Hundreds of schools, colleges, training centres, universities and prisons deliver ESB qualifications throughout the year. We want to highlight the incredible work our centres do by putting them ‘In the Spotlight’ on our website. The centre we are going to feature this month is the Brushstrokes Community project in Smethwick. Jane Alsop, Brushstrokes ESOL Coordinator…

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Inspiring confidence in employability at Belfast Metropolitan College

English Speaking Board (ESB) launched an Entry Level 1 qualification in employability last academic year. Inspiring Confidence in Employability is aimed at learners with learning or physical difficulties and designed to give them skills for entry into employment. Craig Bennett, Deputy Head Teacher at Calthorpe Academy, who developed and piloted the qualification for ESB said:…

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English Speaking Board pioneers new Debating qualification

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. has produced the first ever accredited qualification in debating. Awards in Debating are aimed at 10 to 18-year-olds and are designed to give youngsters an opportunity to improve their debating skills and endorse their talent for public speaking. Alison Coates, ESB’s Speech Business Development Advisor, who developed the suite of…

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Powerful presentations mean powerful performance

ESB delivered a training session at MPP Global last week as part of their two-part Corporate Presentation Skills Workshop. The market leading firm work with various national media outlets including the Daily Mail and The Times and were looking to develop their employee’s communication skills. Following the training, MPP Global’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Johnson…

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Qualifications in employability at ESB

All young people have to prepare for independence and employment but this can be a difficult and challenging process. ESB was inspired to create a brand new Employability Skills qualification to help prepare students for the world of work. Following the publication of the government’s Green Paper, which stipulated that students with learning, physical or…

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ESB workshops make successful entrepreneurs

Enterprising students from Liverpool John Moores University beat over 100 undergraduate companies from across the North West to be crowned the Young Enterprise North West Start Up Company of the Year. The overall winners, six Second Year Business & PR students, had taken part in an ESB Presentation Skills Workshop as part of their preparation…

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