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April 2011 Press Releases (64)

Travel students at Mid Cheshire College join Co-Op Travel

Not one, not two but three of Mid Cheshire College's Travel Students are now working alongside each other at the Northwich branch of Co-Op Travel.

Jess Minshall of Barnton, Sarah Brzezicka of…

Added by Mid Cheshire College on April 28, 2011 at 11:06 — No Comments

Trafford College Goes 'Viral'

Trafford College Media students recently produced a series of snap-shot videos from across College to kick-start the online ‘viral’ media campaign.  The idea of a viral video is that it is passed on and shared across the internet.  The videos --…


Added by Carly Wilde on April 28, 2011 at 8:18 — No Comments

Trainee carpenter comes top in trade at Britain's biggest skills competition



New College Nottingham (ncn) construction trainee, Dean Howitt, has been crowned best in his field after achieving first place in the Carpentry category at the East Midlands regional heat of Britain’s biggest construction skills competition –…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on April 27, 2011 at 10:20 — No Comments

Prospects College to run new Canvey Skills Campus

Following a decision taken by Prospect College’s board of trustees at their board meeting on 21 April, Essex County Council is delighted to announce Prospects College as the new partner in the delivery of the Canvey Skills Campus.


The trustees felt that by working with Essex County Council, local schools, providers and the community, they would be able to provide a varied and exciting learning experience at the Canvey Skills Campus, attracting a range of learners from the…


Added by Aidan Relf on April 26, 2011 at 15:39 — No Comments


Birmingham based Skillsfirst Awards is celebrating being ranked within the top ten of national awarding organisations, less than 12 months since its launch.

The ranking is based on the latest figures released by Ofqual, stating the number of Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) certificates provided by each awarding organisation in the UK during the last quarter (Oct-Dec 2010). Of the 40 awarding organisations…


Added by Katy Peacock on April 26, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Wakefield dance student secures place at top theatre school…

An aspiring dance student at Wakefield College has secured a place at one of the country’s top performing arts school. Jessica Buxton, 18, currently studying on the National Diploma in Performing Arts at the Thornes Park Campus, is set to continue her learning at the prestigious Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre (MDDC) in…


Added by Wakefield College on April 21, 2011 at 12:14 — No Comments

Employers show support for caring students

Childcare and health & social care employers visited New College Nottingham (ncn)’s Basford Hall campus this month to promote job vacancies and discuss careers with students.


The Careers & What’s Next event gave each learner the opportunity to meet with four employers and sign up to employment agencies.…


Added by Lucy Mulloy on April 21, 2011 at 11:27 — No Comments

Institute of Hospitality rewards student achievements



Fifteen talented students have been recognised at the New College Nottingham (ncn) Faculty of Food, Hospitality, Tourism and Aviation awards.


Hosted by the Institute of Hospitality (IOH) East Midlands branch and organised by ncn students, the annual awards recognise outstanding academic and…


Added by Lucy Mulloy on April 20, 2011 at 15:58 — No Comments

Derby College Announces New Equine Plans for Broomfield Hall

Derby College has applied to Erewash Borough Council for planning permission to build a new indoor facility at its Equine Centre at Broomfield Hall.


The proposed structure will be 60m by 30m and include a large indoor riding area. It is part of the on-going development plan at Broomfield Hall to improve and expand facilities for the increasing number of students applying for the land-based and public services courses that are based there.


If approved,…


Added by Derby College on April 20, 2011 at 14:19 — No Comments

Derby College Helps Local Retailers Embrace Queen of Shops


Retail staff at McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet have enhanced their sales and customer service skills through a special masterclass devised by ‘Queen of Shops’ Mary Portas and the National Skills Academy for Retail.

A group of 32 store representatives from the designer…


Added by Derby College on April 20, 2011 at 14:18 — No Comments

Derby College Gets Set For London 2012

Derby College has been officially welcomed into the London 2012 Get Set network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic values.


The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has awarded Derby College with network status in recognition of their involvement in the London 2012 education programme.


They now join schools and colleges across the UK as members of the special London 2012 community, the Get…


Added by Derby College on April 20, 2011 at 14:14 — No Comments

Put a Spring in your Step at Shipley College

A leading Yorkshire college is helping to keep adults learning by developing hobby skills and improving employment prospects after a series of cuts to the sector.


Shipley College has launched its latest range of spring courses for adult learners, including qualifications to suit all levels and ages.


The range of courses includes Digital Photography for Weddings, Reflexology, Reiki, Modern Languages, Website Design, Painting and Drawing –…


Added by Shipley College on April 20, 2011 at 11:01 — No Comments

South Essex College leads the way on Responsible Tourism as it spearheads national competition to raise awareness

With people increasingly concerned about their carbon footprint and being more ethically aware, South Essex College is one education provider leading the way in teaching future generations about Responsible Tourism.

We make ethical choices everyday – from using bags… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on April 20, 2011 at 9:21 — No Comments

King Kong-on-Sea

Animator, Aaron Foster from Southend, who produces work under the name of ‘The GagaMan’, has created a half minute animation ident for this year’s upcoming Southend Film Festival, celebrating some of the most well-known buildings… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on April 20, 2011 at 9:06 — No Comments

Logistics awards put NEETs on road to success

Teenagers who were previously out of work are on the road to success thanks to a whole raft of new courses including a Fresh Start in Logistics course at South Essex College.

An awards evening was held at the Thurrock Campus of the College for the first cohort of students to… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on April 20, 2011 at 8:56 — No Comments

NCFE sponsors charity trek to Himalayan Peak

Leading national qualification provider, NCFE, is sponsoring Outdoor Activity learners from Northumberland College, as they raise funds for an epic charity trek up the Himalayas this summer.


NCFE has donated £200 to help the team with their expedition and trekking costs as they prepare to climb the 6153 metres of Himalayan peak, ‘Stok Kangri’.


The challenge will take place over nine days this summer, which will see the team crossing a glacier and an exposed…


Added by Sarah O'Mahoney on April 19, 2011 at 14:32 — No Comments

Journey into heart of human darkness for Weston College students


A three-day trip to Poland by a group of Weston College students included visits to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp and a world-renowned salt mine.



Added by Tom Henry on April 19, 2011 at 12:58 — No Comments

College unveils £24m redevelopment plans

West Nottinghamshire College has unveiled major redevelopment plans in what is being hailed a “once-in-a-generation” investment in education and skills.

The £24 million scheme will completely transform the Derby Road campus in Mansfield, reflecting the community’s “ambitions and aspirations for the 21st century,” said principal and chief executive Asha Khemka OBE.

The impressive scheme, which is part of plans to bring as much teaching and learning as possible onto the main…


Added by Rebecca Short on April 19, 2011 at 11:54 — No Comments

Barry College student Craig notches second place in World Skills Carpentry Competition



Barry College Carpentry student Craig Teale-Jones has scooped the silver medal in a prestigious vocational skills competition.


Craig came second in the Welsh finals of the World Skills Competition, an annual competition aimed at encouraging young people…


Added by Chris Baker on April 19, 2011 at 9:11 — No Comments

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