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March 2011 Press Releases (69)

Coleg Morgannwg top out with Construction Excellence

Coleg Morgannwg’s new £40 million campus is being showcased as a model demonstration project for exceptional corporate social responsibility and sustainability by Construction Excellence Wales.


The Taf Ely Learning Campus at Nantgarw, which is backed with over £34m Welsh Assembly Government funding, including investment from the European Regional Development Fund, has just celebrated the halfway point in its construction and topping out ceremony.


The campus is…


Added by Aled Gamble on March 31, 2011 at 14:24 — No Comments

Barry College Childcare Centre raisie £1,000 for Kidney Wales Foundation


The staff of Barry College’s Childcare Centre donned their royal blue Kidney Wales T-shirts last weekend and completed the annual Barry Walk for Life, raising more than £1,000.


Centre Manager Debbie Baker organised this year’s Barry Walk for Life, which raises money for the Kidney Wales Foundation. She dedicated it to her son Lloyd who died in 2007 after battling a rare illness which led to kidney failure.




Added by Chris Baker on March 31, 2011 at 11:23 — No Comments

Sussex Downs College winners at FE Sussex Spring Awards

The Langham Hotel in Eastbourne has been awarded the ‘Work Placement Employer of the Year,’ sponsored by East Sussex County Council at the FE Sussex Spring Awards, which were held recently at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.


The Langham Hotel has a commitment to employ young…


Added by Andy Walters on March 31, 2011 at 9:33 — No Comments

Bedford College maximise opportunity


Bedford College is the latest college to implement ACTIVE’s Total Solution Mapping (TSM) tool by signing up to an initial three year deal.

With the FE sector facing significant budget cuts and changing priorities, Bedford College recognise the need to maximise every opportunity by ensuring that their curriculum meets the needs…


Added by Kate Smith on March 30, 2011 at 16:35 — No Comments

Chesterfield College Photography learners use ‘Blurb’ to showcase work

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media (Television and Film) learners have worked closely with their tutors to produce amazing portfolio books through Internet publishing company Blurb.

In a completely different way of showcasing their work, the learners produced books that display all of…


Added by Chesterfield College on March 30, 2011 at 15:31 — No Comments

Tresham Launches Job Club for Northamptonshire


Tresham College of Further and Higher Education, based in Northamptonshire, will be launching a brand new Job Club on Thursday 31st March 2011 from 2pm at its Corby campus for people who are out of work and looking for support to help them with successful job applications. The College has been able to access funding to support a range of training options which will help people get back into work.


The new Job Club will be open from 9.30am till 3pm…


Added by Tresham College of F & HE on March 30, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

College offers a helping hand with new Health and Social Care Apprenticeship

South Essex College has added a new Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care to its range of work-based learning qualifications.

To launch the new Apprenticeship and help people discover more about a career in the Care industry, a care careers event was held at the Southend Campus of South Essex College on… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on March 30, 2011 at 9:49 — No Comments

College success in Wella’s ‘Xposure’ competition


Three talented hairdressing learners from Chesterfield College travelled to Manchester last week to compete in the regional heats of this year’s Wella Xposure competition.

After getting through the photograph…


Added by Chesterfield College on March 30, 2011 at 8:40 — No Comments

College restaurant scoops award..

Gaskell’s Restaurant, Wakefield College’s training restaurant, has been nominated the best restaurant in Wakefield by the Civic Society.


Laurent Berges, Head of Hospitality, Catering, Travel and Tourism at Wakefield College says: “This is a tremendous honour. I and my team are really proud of this achievement. What it means, is that Wakefield College trains future chefs and front of…


Added by Wakefield College on March 29, 2011 at 14:53 — No Comments

Budget 2011: Shipley Principal Welcomes Extra Apprenticeships

The Principal of a leading Yorkshire college, Nav Chohan, welcomes additional support for apprenticeships outlined in today’s budget.

As the Chancellor George Osborne promised an extra 40,000 annual apprenticeship places, Nav Chohan said: “An apprenticeship enhances the skills and training of young people and gives them the opportunity to experience employment while also receiving continued support from, and spending one day a week at, the college. We welcome Government plans to grow… Continue

Added by Shipley College on March 29, 2011 at 13:49 — No Comments



The brightest and boldest in hair fashion today and across the years was celebrated by Weston College students at a spectacular show.



Added by Tom Henry on March 29, 2011 at 10:57 — No Comments



A TOP developer from computer giant Microsoft visited Weston College in North Somerset to shed light on careers in the gaming industry.



Added by Tom Henry on March 29, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

21st celebrations as pupils get key to countryside

Over the past 20 years, Coleg Gwent’s countryside experience week has enabled hundreds of primary school pupils to get a taste of country life. This year marks the College’s 21st countryside experience and nearly 1,000 local school pupils will be stepping out of the classroom and into the fresh air.


From Monday 4 to Thursday 7 April Coleg Gwent’s Usk Campus landbased students will play host to the hundreds of primary school children visiting the college’s…


Added by Hannah Beal on March 29, 2011 at 9:13 — No Comments

West End star puts students in the spotlight



When you only get one shot to impress, a polished performance and nerves of steel are key ingredients for a successful audition.  With this in mind, Musical Theatre students at Coleg Gwent were thrilled when West End Star Caroline Sheen shared some of her show business experience with the budding performers.


Caroline Sheen, star of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, spent an afternoon with students at…


Added by Hannah Beal on March 28, 2011 at 15:13 — No Comments

Sussex Downs College win National Hockey Crown



Sussex Downs College hockey academy from Lewes won the men’s cup in the national finals. They beat Peter Symonds College from Winchester 4-3 in the final which was held at the Bedford Sports and Hockey Centre.


Chris Turner, Sports Lecturer…


Added by Andy Walters on March 25, 2011 at 15:48 — No Comments

West Thames College Quiz Local MP

On Friday 25 March, Mary Macleod, Member of Parliament for the Brentford and Isleworth constituency, visited West Thames College to meet with students and tour the campus.

During a two hour stay, Ms Macleod was shown how the campus has transformed over the past 24 months and also met with… Continue

Added by West Thames College on March 25, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Major Partnership for Education & Rugby League in Manchester


News Release

March 25, 2011


Students in Manchester are set to benefit over the next few years thanks to an innovative partnership between four major partners in the city.


The Manchester College, The Rugby Football League (RFL), Manchester City Council and Mancunians RL have agreed a joint approach to provide new rugby league opportunities for the…


Added by Stefan Hopewell on March 25, 2011 at 13:19 — No Comments

Eco Event at Sussex Downs College


The Mayor and Mayoress of Lewes Cllr Dr Michael and Anne Turner with Chris Rowland from OVESCo


Sussex Downs College took the opportunity to celebrate Climate Week (21-27 March) by holding a special Eco event at its Lewes campus in…


Added by Andy Walters on March 25, 2011 at 10:15 — No Comments

Chef Sat Bains shows his support at ncn

Nottingham’s Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains shared his expertise with New College Nottingham (ncn) hospitality and catering apprentices at a demonstration in the College’s purpose-built Savoy Educational Trust (SET) Demonstration Theatre.


The event was filmed as part of a celebratory DVD, produced ahead of the SET’s 50th anniversary in April this year.


The SET sponsored the demonstration theatre in 2006 as an independent, grant giving…


Added by Lucy Mulloy on March 25, 2011 at 9:11 — No Comments

Top class education thanks to dynamic sector leader

Since her arrival at national qualification provider NCFE, Dee Stephenson has had a prolific impact, redeveloping qualifications that provide direct stepping stones for learners as they travel along their career paths in the Education, Business Administration and Childcare sectors.


The original 25 qualifications within NCFE’s portfolio in these sectors have been restructured into 55 qualifications which now offer learners the chance to optimise the pathways into vocational…


Added by Sarah O'Mahoney on March 25, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

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