Since a huge leap in Apprenticeship starts during 2010/11, we have seen enthusiasm for growth reined in by debate over quality and calls to safeguard the Apprenticeship 'brand'.Government's laudable commitment to champion vocational learning as a viable alternative to higher education and a route to business growth has helped boost the number and profile of Apprenticeships. But with other…Continue
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MEDIA students at Havering College of Further and Higher Education are to host a BBC Question Time-style politics show after winning a national competition.
The college in Hornchurch, Essex, will be hosting a live webcast debate with politicians and celebrities on Friday, June 1st. The programme will also be broadcast on the BBC Parliament channel.
The prize is the result of the college’s curriculum manager for Media, Andy Popperwell, entering a five minute edited clip of…Continue
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On 18 April, Andy Shore gave a very interesting talk about his work, the various kinds of samples that come to a pathology laboratory and how the medical team make a diagnosis. All Stanmore College’s BTEC Applied Science (Medical Science) level 3 students were in attendance. Andy spoke about how he had progressed from A levels and decided to do a Biomedical Science degree. It takes 3-4 years to do this course and one can choose to specialise (Master’s degree) in say, histology. Andy’s job…Continue
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On 29 March 2012, a guest known as Jungle Joe delivered a talk to the Childcare level 2 students at Stanmore College on Minibeasts and even brought some along! The event was a huge hit. The students, and staff, really enjoyed the experience, part of which involved holding some of the insects and, for those who were brave enough, a snake!
Comments from the students included:
“The minibeast lesson was good and I found it very interesting. I enjoyed…Continue
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Industrious students from a Southampton college are putting their talents to the test as they debut their first production.
The students, who are all studying Higher National Certificates in Performing Arts Production at City College Southampton, have formed their own production group and will put on their first show at St Mary’s Church in May.…Continue
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On Wednesday 18th April 2012, SLC played host to the Regional Finals of the Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year Competition. The competition is a…Continue
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Poet, musician and comedian John Hegley visited West Thames College on Thursday 26 April to deliver a workshop to performing arts students.
Mr Hegley, widely known as one of the country's most innovative comic poets, spent an afternoon delivering a captivating ‘writing…Continue
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Famous Young Entrepreneurs launch the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Warrington Collegiate
Budding entrepreneurs attending the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA) launch Event at Warrington Collegiate were inspired by two young entrepreneurs who…Continue
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Wigan & Leigh College show Europe how it’s done!
There was no rest for Wigan & Leigh College’s ladies and men’s football teams this Easter as they travelled by coach to compete in an Open International Youth Tournament. The two teams headed to the small town of Venray in Holland on Saturday 7th April for the 2 day tour.
Both teams proudly wore their new kits to face fierce competition from teams from Denmark, Spain, Italy,…Continue
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Wigan & Leigh College are celebrating today after Floristry students won Gold at this years Harrogate Flower Show. The prestigious show celebrates the very best talents in Floristry and Horticulture. The College have previously been awarded Gold and Silver at the show and this year are delighted that they have again been awarded Gold for their creative displays.
The students aged between 18 and 50 years old spent weeks preparing for the competition. For many it was the…Continue
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A Colliers Wood business owner is proving it’s never too late to learn as he has just retrained as an electrician with…Continue
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Staff at Uxbridge College joined others around the world in distributing a total of a million free novels as part of World Book Night.…Continue
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Birmingham schools make a splash on World Water Day
Pupils from six local schools became conservation experts during a competitive activities event hosted by Birmingham Metropolitan College’s…Continue
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Poster project success for student graphic designers
In the last ten years there has been a 20% drop in the number of 17–25 year-olds giving blood. In response to this, students from Birmingham…Continue
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Now in it’s sixth year, the Natural Born Leaders programme is supported by local agencies and businesses The week long course helps students develop skills in…Continue
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The countdown begins today and every click takes Loughborough College closer to the top as online public voting opens for a prestigious national honour.
The winner of the Pierre de Coubertin Award is set to be announced at a glittering ceremony overlooking the London 2012 stadium on 3 May with Loughborough College named amongst the finalists – but it’s a public vote that decides the winner.
Flames Lighting the Way, launched by Loughborough…Continue
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King Edward VI College and Nuneaton Town FC have officially confirmed that they will be starting their joint Football Academy in September 2012.
The football academy will operate as a joint venture with Nuneaton Town FC allowing students interested in following a career in the football industry to…Continue
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The performance based evening is an opportunity for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, actors and artists from the college to showcase their…Continue
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Loughborough College in Leicestershire has announced the appointment of a new Principal.
Following the retirement of current Principal Jim Mutton, Esme Winch will step into the role from 1 September 2012.
Esme, who joins Loughborough College from the Newcastle College Group where she is currently Group Director, said: “I am thrilled and excited to have been offered the post of Principal at Loughborough College. I was attracted to the College due to it…Continue
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Trevor Sorbie to Launch Hairathon at College’s Hair Salon
April 23, 2012
Kingston College is delighted to announce that Trevor Sorbie will launch a Hairathon at the College’s Arena Salon next month.
The Hairathon, in aid of My New Hair Charity, will take place on Monday May 21 between 10am and 8pm and the Hairdressing Advanced Modern Apprentices will be cutting and restyling hair for only…Continue
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