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March 2011 Press Releases (69)

New work based RDR qualification gains FSA approval


17 March 2011…


Added by NSAFS on March 17, 2011 at 10:41 — No Comments

Training Company with Added Value

A North East training and recruitment service provider is going from strength to strength and has expanded the support offered to North East businesses.

Distance Learning College &…


Added by Charlotte Liversidge on March 17, 2011 at 8:55 — No Comments

Horticulture Students Plant Trees With Little Learners

Salford City College students visit the Little Learners Pre-School for lessons in tree planting.


Little Learners Pre-School, which is based at the Barclays Community Centre in Eccles, has been treated to a helping hand with updating the grounds of the centre, with a visit from horticulture students at Salford City College.


As part of an ongoing commitment to the play group, students have been visiting the community centre to help improve their…


Added by Salford City College on March 16, 2011 at 12:42 — No Comments

Weston College Principal in fight to save Professor Fluffy from Government axe

Government cuts make Professor Fluffy redundant but he takes 500 Primary School Pupils on a last educational journey at Weston College

WESTON College Principal, Dr Paul Phillips, OBE, is to try to find funds to save a small, purple furry creature that inspires primary pupils to consider university.… Continue

Added by Tom Henry on March 16, 2011 at 12:33 — No Comments

West Thames College Music Students Mix it Up

In March, Music Technology students performed a showcase evening in the Endeavour Theatre. A packed audience enjoyed a mixture of contemporary styles including dub step, R&B, hip hop & euro house as the students performed their own songs using a crossover of live ensembles and DJ sets.

“The theatre… Continue

Added by West Thames College on March 15, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Young Trekkers Raise Money For A Trip To The Himalayas

Public services students raise money for a charity hike of a lifetime in the Himalayas.

Public services students at Salford City College, Walkden Sixth Form Centre are currently fundraising for the adventure of a lifetime; a five-week trek in the Himalayas.

Liam Churchill, from Little Hulton, and Matthew Cunningham, from Boothstown, need to raise up to £3,000 to fund their adventure, which will involve trekking and camping through the Himalayas, learning… Continue

Added by Salford City College on March 15, 2011 at 11:11 — No Comments

School leavers’ career support services face meltdown


School leavers’ career support services face meltdown


Tens of thousands of young people leaving schools and colleges this summer may be denied access to invaluable careers advice and guidance, warns the Institute of Career Guidance. 


Massive local authority cuts in the Connexions service will mean that, from April 2011 onwards, many young people

and their parents will lose out on access to impartial advice from careers…


Added by Anne Nicholls on March 14, 2011 at 18:25 — No Comments

Sir David Jason to attend Wings of Hope Achievement Award semi-finals

Sir David Jason to attend Wings of Hope Achievement Award semi-finals


Sir David Jason will show his support for social enterprise programme, the Wings of Hope Achievement Award, by attending the semi-final event, it was revealed today.


The event, which will be held at the House of Lords on 24th March, will bring together students who have been carefully selected for their innovation, creativity and fundraising skills. For months, the…


Added by Helen Fry on March 14, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Six months on: Alderwood Education exceeds expectations and launches new search service

Despite only half a year on the recruitment circuit, the team at Alderwood Education has ticked several boxes: doubling in size; boasting a database of over 40,000 active education and training jobseekers, which is anticipated to swell to over 60,000 by August this year; setting up a schools department to place Supply Teachers across Hampshire, Berkshire & West Sussex and also exceeding their financial targets.    


But that does not mean that the team members are resting…


Added by Alderwood Education on March 14, 2011 at 14:39 — No Comments

Digital appliance academy plugged in for training




photograph shows: Birmingham Metropolitan College Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Christine Braddock CBE celebrates the launch of the Samsung Digital Appliance Academy with International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell and Managing Director for Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, David SW…


Added by Shobby Patel on March 14, 2011 at 13:53 — No Comments

Media Students Make the Headlines

On Wednesday 9 March, British Sky Broadcasting chose students from West Thames College’s Media department to appear in a national news report.


Andy Bell, Political Editor for Five News, interviewed six students on the subject of changes to the sale and advertising of cigarettes,…


Added by West Thames College on March 14, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Students Connect with National Theatre

On Friday 4 March, National Diploma and HND Performing Arts students performed the play Shooting Truth as part of the National Theatre Connections project .


The play, written by acclaimed playwright Molly Davies, is set in both present day and the 17th Century and sees past and present…


Added by West Thames College on March 14, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Wellies and Waterproofs at Broomfield Hall

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall is opening its doors for a public open day entitled ‘Wellies and Waterproofs’ on Sunday March 20, 10am to 3pm, to give visitors the chance to see the latest facilities for students and the general public.

Facilities open to the public include the Animal Care Centre which houses a wide range of farm and domestic animals as well as exotic species; the Food Hub farm shop and café featuring local produce with advice on hand about growing your own…


Added by Derby College on March 11, 2011 at 9:53 — No Comments

Local Sporting Hero Opens Facilities for Future Stars

Badminton champion Donna Kellogg MBE will return to her old College on Wednesday, 16th March to officially open new sports facilities designed to nurture the stars of the future.

Derby College has invested nearly £250,000 in indoors sports facilities for students at The Johnson Building in Locomotive Way, Pride Park, which will be officially unveiled by Donna Kellogg.

Donna studied for A levels at the College before going onto Loughborough University – combining her…


Added by Derby College on March 11, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Career change at 46 sparks the start of a green crusade for Bromley resident

A BROMLEY resident has proved that it’s never too late to learn as he has retrained and set up his own company in his 40s.


Adam Knight, a father of two, decided to retrain in plumbing and renewable energy after the last company he ran fell victim to the recession. Now he is on a mission to use his newfound skills to turn Bromley into a greener place.…


Added by Lisa Barry on March 10, 2011 at 14:49 — No Comments

The “Giving” Green Paper and Colleges

College fundraising campaigner Iain Mackinnon has called on the Government to sort out the mess over VAT and colleges if it wants its Big Society ambitions to be taken seriously. 


“Clearing a way through the current VAT mess so that colleges can do much more for their communities would be a powerful signal from Government that it is really serious.  Clearing a way would be a good use of politicians’ time, and a big step forward.  All VAT rules were invented in the recent…


Added by Iain Mackinnon on March 10, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments

Fairtrade food for thought: Catering students cook up a storm for Fairtrade Fortnight in first inter-campus culinary comp

A group of Catering and Hospitality students from South Essex College’s Thurrock and Southend Campuses faced off against each other in a fabulous battle of culinary cunning as they chopped, sliced, boiled and served like they never had before for the title of the first ever South Essex College Fairtrade Cook-Off.… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on March 9, 2011 at 15:07 — No Comments

College leading the way in Apprenticeship drive

(l-r) Asha Khemka OBE with David Way and Graham Howe

West Nottinghamshire College is “at the forefront of the Government’s Apprenticeship agenda”, according to a leading figure at the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).

David Way, chief operating officer at NAS, visited… Continue

Added by Rebecca Short on March 9, 2011 at 14:45 — No Comments


Students from North Hertfordshire College proved their mettle recently with a series of wins in a new inter-college skills competition,…


Added by Lisa Gregg on March 9, 2011 at 13:03 — No Comments

1 in 3 Purchasing Job Vacancies Request CIPS Qualifications

A survey has revealed that almost 1 in 3 procurement job vacancies request that applicants are CIPS qualified.

The survey shows the high value employers are placing on relevant professional qualifications in an increasingly competitive jobs market.

In research conducted by Distance Learning College and Training, 118 out of 400 purchasing, procurement or buying job adverts surveyed listed a professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing…


Added by Charlotte Liversidge on March 9, 2011 at 9:53 — No Comments

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