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January 2011 Press Releases (43)

Students and Employers Unite to Inspire Change for the Better

Employers in the local and regional community served by North Hertfordshire College are this month being given a firsthand opportunity to see and experience the skills of students as they take over full operation of the Broadway Hotel in Letchworth for two days.

On Wednesday 26th January,…


Added by Lisa Gregg on January 31, 2011 at 16:01 — No Comments

National Apprenticeship Week at Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College are supporting National Apprenticeship Week with five stories over five days with the aim of raising the profile of apprenticeships so that more people understand what they are and how we can help employers and students start on the apprenticeship journey.


The College is keen to secure more employer placements in Sussex and work with exemplar employers highlighting individual student success stories as shining examples of how apprenticeships can…


Added by Andy Walters on January 31, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments











Added by NSAFS on January 31, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Retail Course Expansion at Derby College

Derby College, which is a member of the National Skills Academy for Retail, is expanding its popular courses aimed at arming young people with the skills they need to work in this growing industry.

The College already runs courses at The Roundhouse in Derby and, from September, will be running Level One and Level Two Retail courses at Mundy Street in Heanor.

The one-year courses, delivered in partnership with key retailers who provide valuable work placement opportunities, are… Continue

Added by Derby College on January 31, 2011 at 10:57 — No Comments

England Call Up for Derby College Student

Derby College student Tom Taylor-Dawes has been selected for the British Colleges' England Rugby squad and is now looking forward to a host of international matches.

Tom (18) from Burton-on-Trent and a former pupil at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, is studying Sport at Derby College in Pride Park and is a member of the College’s Rugby Development Centre – playing other Colleges throughout the UK.

Tom, who is captain of Derby Rugby Club’s Colts team, has played rugby since he… Continue

Added by Derby College on January 28, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Budding beauty artists set for skills showdown

With scissors at the ready and makeup on their brushes, Coleg Gwent students are getting set to compete in the first round of the 2011 AHT (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) UK Trainee Competition.


This year’s event will be held at Newport Centre where students will battle it out in the regional heats for a place in the national AHT final.


This first round of the competition will take place on Monday 31 January from…


Added by Hannah Beal on January 27, 2011 at 15:35 — No Comments

Education Minister visits Barry College's Cardiff Construction Training Centre

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning paid a visit to Barry College’s Cardiff Construction Training Centre (CCTC) last week to take part in a question and answer session with Carpentry and Brickwork students.

Accompanied by John Griffiths AM, Mr…


Added by Chris Baker on January 25, 2011 at 15:43 — No Comments

‘A thousand farmers’ expected to descend on Bishop Burton College during week of agricultural debate


Bishop Burton College is preparing itself for an influx or farmers, food producers and representatives from rural and allied businesses when it holds a week of events dedicated to debating and examining future of the agricultural industry.

The week, which will run from the…


Added by Rachel Addison on January 25, 2011 at 15:15 — No Comments

Bloodhound Business Date

Local businesses are invited to an event celebrating National Apprenticeship Week – marked at Derby College by the arrival of a supersonic jet and rocket powered car that is aiming to break the World Land Speed Record.

The full size BLOODHOUND SSC (Super Sonic Car) show car will visit make its first visit to the East Midlands and take centre…


Added by Derby College on January 25, 2011 at 11:55 — No Comments

BLOODHOUND Helps College Celebrate Apprenticeship Success

Media opportunity: Wednesday 9th February,10am: The Roundhouse, Derby College, Pride Park, Derby. Opportunities to interview BLOODHOUND SSC driver Wing Commander Andy Green, experience the driving simulator and interview College students about their views on the project.

The arrival of a supersonic jet and rocket powered car that is aiming to break the World Land Speed Record will mark Derby College’s celebrations as part of National Apprenticeship Week. (7-11…


Added by Derby College on January 25, 2011 at 11:53 — No Comments

Transforming Rainham Marshes: Live project with the RSPB and South Essex College takes flight

Art and Design students from the Thurrock Campus, Woodview are collaborating with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in Rainham Marshes on a unique live project as part of their studies.

Second year Level 3…


Added by Dean Newman on January 25, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

New career at 46 puts company director in the fast lane to happiness

A PORTSMOUTH resident and former company director has set up his own business after retraining as an electrician aged 46.


Glenn Whitten, from Anchorage Park, ran a successful health and safety business for more than a decade, working with huge clients and even celebrities across the UK.


However, after 11 years in the…


Added by Lisa Barry on January 25, 2011 at 9:47 — No Comments

City College journalism students have the ‘Latest Word’

Students on City College Brighton and Hove’s NCTJ multimedia one year and fast track courses have had…


Added by Brian Bell on January 24, 2011 at 14:41 — No Comments

Fast track Level 5 CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HRM/HRD Course introduced in Hertfordshire for January 2011


A new fast-track Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Level 5 Diploma course, enabling aspiring human resource or development managers to enhance their…


Added by Lisa Gregg on January 24, 2011 at 11:45 — No Comments

West End College London in Partnership with Coventry University London Campus

West End College London prides itself on the cultural diversity of its student body and has been delivering high quality academic and vocational courses since 2005. Our college has recently sent up an agreement with Coventry University London Campus (CULC) that will ensure a guaranteed progression route open to all students who successfully complete an ABE qualification at West End College London (WECL). Students will then be eligible for a West End College London scholarship* for their…


Added by West End College London on January 24, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Survey reports that ‘increasing efficiency’ is top priority for Further Education Finance Directors in 2011

Symmetry, a specialist financial management systems provider to the…


Added by Symmetry on January 21, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Coleg Gwent scoops top training award

Coleg Gwent has been recognised for helping its staff to stay ahead of the game by developing individual skills and expertise.  The College has become the first FE College in the UK to achieve the continuing professional development (CPD) Mark Award.


Coleg Gwent topped over 1,000 education establishments registered with the organisation to gain a 100% score, fully meeting the criteria in the portfolio of evidence submitted for the award, which recognises…


Added by Hannah Beal on January 21, 2011 at 13:46 — No Comments

FREE one to one L&D efficiency consultation at Learning Technologies 2011

With the latest version of accessplanit’s learning management system already proving a hit with existing clients, accessplanit will be on hand at stand 66 to demonstrate the heightened functionality of this innovative software for those less familiar with the product. Intended to ‘future-proof’ clients from technological…


Added by David Evans on January 21, 2011 at 11:38 — No Comments


The Manchester College is embarking on an innovative partnership with Bridge College, a specialist further education college in Stockport for young people aged 16-25 with disabilities, complex needs and autism. The project will see the creation of a unique centre of expertise for students with learning difficulties. Subject to detailed planning consent, which is likely to be granted in April, students from both institutions will share a new co-located state of the art campus in Openshaw,…


Added by Together Trust on January 19, 2011 at 19:56 — No Comments

Chesterfield College look to the future with labour market intelligence

Chesterfield College has become the latest organisation to purchase Analyst (EMSI’s labour market intelligence tool) since the last sale of the tool only a week ago.


Chesterfield College are existing ACTIVE customers using Total Solution Mapping (TSM) and will now be using Analyst alongside this to support the development and promotion of new courses.


The college will be looking at generating intelligence on the changing profile of the local job market,…


Added by Kate Smith on January 18, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

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