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April 2014 Press Releases (56)

Bob Blackman MP questioned by college students

Stanmore College students got an insight into the world of politics as an MP dropped by to tell them about his job, and answer any questions they had.  

 

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, visited pupils who sit on the Student Parliament, and told them about what the role of an elected Member of Parliament entails. Students spoke about the projects they had worked on, from raising awareness and promoting equality, including arranging guest speakers to visit the College and talk…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on April 29, 2014 at 15:39 — No Comments

Outstanding health and safety wins top award for Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge Regional College has won a top award for its outstanding health and safety performance – one of the first FE colleges in the country to do so.

The prestigious Order of Distinction is RoSPA’s highest achievement and is presented to organisations which have won a minimum of 16 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said high-performing organisations such as CRC set the standard for others to…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on April 29, 2014 at 14:15 — No Comments

Professionals-in-the-making enjoy business lunch with Chambers chief

 

 Photograph shows: Chamber Chief, Jerry Blackett with GBPSA business lunch attendees, Briony Cope, Awo Guhad, Shaun Reynolds, Kimberly Grant and Michelle Salima-Partridge

 

Students from the Greater Birmingham Professional Services Academy (GBPSA) demonstrated their awareness of local and national business policies when they invited a senior…

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Added by Shobby Patel on April 29, 2014 at 10:17 — No Comments

Bromley College Prince’s Trust students look to the future as they complete 12-week development course

Nine students at Bromley College have just completed The Prince’s Trust Team…

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Added by Bromley College on April 29, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Golf academy star comes tenth in national competition

Stanmore College golf academy student, Kumar Starkie-Gupta, was awarded tenth place in the British Colleges Sport (BCS) national golf championships. Kumar was one of four golfers who represented the London region.

 

Kumar is currently studying a BTEC extended diploma in sport with the College, whilst on the golf academy scheme in partnership with Stanmore Golf Club, entitling students to free membership and coaching sessions at the club.

 

Through the scheme,…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on April 28, 2014 at 14:05 — No Comments

Bromley College receives award for its commitment to students from a care background

Bromley College of Further & Higher Education has been awarded the prestigious Buttle UK Quality Mark in recognition of its commitment to young people in, and leaving, local authority care.

 

Created by Buttle UK, the largest grant-giving organisation in…

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Added by Bromley College on April 28, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Bromley College opens applications for UK’s first Career College in Hospitality, Food & Enterprise

Bromley College is bringing innovative education to London and the South East with the launch of a new Hospitality, Food & Enterprise Career College for 14-19 year olds.

The College is inviting young people to visit its Bromley Campus on Monday 28 April from 4.30-7pm, to explore these new exciting…

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Added by Bromley College on April 28, 2014 at 9:50 — No Comments

Open Doors Media soon to be launching Recruit an Apprentice Magazine!

The producers of the wildly successful Careers World Magazine and What Apprenticeship Handbook, Open Doors Media, are soon to be launching their latest long awaited publication, Recruit an Apprentice!

 

The magazine is a new concept, targeting small and medium businesses who are thinking about the possibility of hiring an apprentice for their company, but don’t know how to go about it. The publication will cover case-studies, training provider profiles and straight to the…

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Added by Elliot Gardner on April 25, 2014 at 11:49 — No Comments

College trip puts Warrington Collegiate in a league of their own

College trip puts WWEA in a league of their own

Three members from Warrington Wolves Education Academy (WWEA) at Warrington Collegiate visited Australia forging links with some of the most prestigious Rugby League Academy schools and National Rugby League clubs in the world. The trip aimed to develop the WWEA courses as the number one academic Rugby League course in the North West.

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Added by Jenni Wood on April 23, 2014 at 17:07 — No Comments

Warrington Collegiate launches student radio station

Launch of brand new student radio station

                         A new student radio station, W.A.C Radio at Warrington Collegiate went on air at 12noon on Wednesday 23rd April, 2014. Run by students, it features a variety of student-produced programmes covering news, current affairs, music and entertainment.…

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Added by Jenni Wood on April 23, 2014 at 13:27 — No Comments

Accessible funding for English and maths remains

Learning centres should be encouraged to continue to access funding for QCF English and maths provision, despite the current review undertaken by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), says OCR.

 

Charlotte Bosworth, Director for Skills and Employment at OCR commented: “It remains the case that funding via the SFA and EFA is still widely available to support students in improving their skills in critical areas such as English and maths.  Bodies such as Ofsted and the SFA are keen to…

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Added by Amanda Mogan-Wilson on April 23, 2014 at 12:58 — No Comments

Ofsted Declares West Thames College a Good College with Outstanding Features

West Thames College is celebrating this week, following a very successful Ofsted visit from 10th to 14th March 2014, as it is now officially one of the highest achieving colleges in London. The Ofsted Report, officially published on 18th April 2014, awarded the college an overall grade 2 ‘Good’ with several areas graded as ‘Outstanding’ (grade 1), including Leadership and Management of the college. The inspection report highlights the significant improvements that have been made since the…

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Added by West Thames College on April 23, 2014 at 10:01 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College wins TUC Quality Award for teaching Essential Skills in the Workplace

The work Cardiff and Vale College does with employers to boost their workers’ skills has been recognised with a Quality Award from the TUC Cymru.

 

The award reflects the high standards and flexibility of the College’s work with people in their place of employment. It also highlights the…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 23, 2014 at 9:45 — No Comments

From College student president to national councillor

Dario Celaschi, current President of Stanmore College Students’ Union, has been elected to serve on the National Executive Committee as a ‘Block of 15’ member, at the National Union of Students’ national conference in Liverpool.

 

His election means that, from July, he will be a national councillor of the union meaning he will be responsible for supporting the leadership when driving NUS policy forward throughout the UK.  Out of the 35 students from further and higher education…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on April 22, 2014 at 13:21 — No Comments

TUC awards Cardiff and Vale College for teaching Essential Skills in the Workplace

The work Cardiff and Vale College does with employers to boost their workers’ skills has been recognised with a Quality Award from the TUC Cymru.

 

The award reflects the high standards and flexibility of the College’s work with people in…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 17, 2014 at 10:29 — No Comments

CAVC's Luke is National Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Second year apprentice Luke Mayor is the best electrical apprentice in the UK, according to the judges of a national competition.

 

Nineteen-year-old Luke from Dinas Powys won the Sparks National Apprentice of the Year Award and was presented with a £1,000 cheque from sponsors Megger who…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 17, 2014 at 9:34 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College students hired to work at Vale Resort Hotel

A group of Spa and Complementary Therapies students from Cardiff and Vale College are set to gain a valuable experience of the world of work in a top-flight spa after being taken on the books of the Vale Resort Hotel.

The six students will be working at the four-star…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 17, 2014 at 9:10 — No Comments

Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014 finalists announced

 

After three months of…

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Added by Victoria Dickson on April 16, 2014 at 14:16 — No Comments

Lord Young praises students’ “can-do” attitude

The Rt Hon The Lord Young of Graffham, shared his entrepreneurial expertise with students at Barking & Dagenham College recently – and praised the College for its entrepreneurial focused education.

As advisor on enterprise to the Prime Minister, Lord Young is well versed in the…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on April 16, 2014 at 13:55 — No Comments

IMI study highlights value of training automotive retail managers

Study finds 118% and 212% return on investment in its study of two areas of automotive management training.

The IMI is warning automotive employers not to disregard management training if they wish to reach their maximum potential. The warning comes on the back of a two year Return on Investment (ROI) study completed by the IMI this month, which has found significant benefits for automotive retail businesses which invest in…

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Added by IMI Awards on April 16, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

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