Apprenticeship Tick from Creative Skillset

15 organisations in England that were awared the Creative Skillset Tick standard were announced this month – and we are delighted to announce that amongst this group of pioneering organisations are two of the Rinova Consortium members, Collage Arts and Fashion Enter. The announcement was made by Creative Skillset in a special Apprenticeship feature of the ‘Guardian’, which was…

New Apprenticeships in Fashion

Rinova consortium member Fashion Enter has boosted employment opportunities for young people by increasing its intake of Fashion and Textile Apprenticeships – in partnership with Rinova and the London Borough of Wandsworth. In response to the success of their ‘Made in Britain’ clothing label, Fashion Enter has also teamed up with Creative Skillset to launch the ‘We can…

Launch of the European Cultural Learning Network

Between the 9th and the 11th January some thirty arts and cultural learning practitioners and stakeholders came together to launch the European Cultural Learning Network (ECLN) at the Chocolate Factory in Haringey, London. ECLN is in fact a new, three-year Network that has been funded by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Led by Collage Arts and…

Activate’s Legacy Website launched

Metropolitan Housing Partnership and Rinova have completed a project to capture the legacy of Metropolitan’s work in ‘Activate London’, a five-year programme funded by the Big Lottery. The results of this project can be seen on the Activate website. In 2007, BIG gave the go-ahead to a group of social housing providers, led by Peabody, to commence the Activate…

Employability Skills through the Arts

At Rinova we have always believed that there is ‘something intrinsic’ – and something particularly effective – about the way that the arts motivates learning in those who have been alienated or excluded by more traditional education. We were therefore delighted to win a new, exciting international development project – ARCO – to explore this further, which we kicked…

Big Bang starts with a Bang!

On November 28th and 29th Rinova and its consortium partner 15billion hosted the first meeting of the new ‘Big Bang’ partnership at the Atlee Foundation in Tower Hamlets, with partners from the Netherlands, Iceland, Spain and Austria. The partnership was formed to explore issues concerned with the ‘culture clash’ between work, school and negative peer group dynamics between young…

Riot from Wrong at the House of Commons

Lord Roberts of Llandudno hosted a screening of critically-acclaimed documentary Riot From Wrong, sponsored by Rinova, to a packed audience at the House of Commons on the 6th November, which included MPs such as David Lammy, Tessa Jowell and Karen Buck. Described as ‘A vital social document for our times’, Riot from Wrong has been hosting packed out screenings across London,…

A Stellar Performance

Rinova consortium members WAC Performing Arts and Media College and Collage Arts are celebrating excellent grading results, being amongst the very highest performers in the latest London Employability Performance Ratings Calculator. The Ratings, published by the London Employment and Skills Observatory (LSEO), ranks the performance of providers on a scale of zero (lowest) to four (highest). It is currently being used by 23…

Certificating the Lifelong Learning ERF

In 2007 the European Council and the European Parliament adopted the European Reference Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. Known as the ERF, this Framework defines eight ‘key competences’ that European citizens require for their personal fulfilment, social inclusion, active citizenship and employability in a changing, knowledge-based knowledge-based society. Over the last year, Rinova has been…

Business Start-up Loans for Young People

We are delighted to announce that an application developed by Rinova, in partnership with a new consortium led by North London Community Finance, has been appointed to run the pan-London Business Start-up Loans programme for young people. Originally launched in the 2012 Budget statement, young people aged 18-24 can now get access to up to…