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April 2015 Press Releases (50)

Newcastle City Council backs innovative IT Apprentice Hub

The UK’s first IT Apprentice Hub has been backed by Newcastle City Council which is providing the training facilities for the Rising Star students studying in the first Newcastle based course.

As an Apple Registered Training Centre, Newcastle City Learning Centre possesses…

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Added by James Nicholas Barton on April 30, 2015 at 13:18 — No Comments

Top safety award for Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge Regional College has been awarded an Order of Distinction in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards – one of just three colleges in the country to receive the top honour.

The Order is RoSPA’s highest award and recognises the college’s outstanding health and safety performance and its achievement…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on April 30, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Rory finalist for Education Oscars

Tutor finalist for Education Oscars

Rory Lees-Oakes, Lecturer in Counselling at Warrington Collegiate is celebrating after being selected as one of the finalists in the prestigious Pearson Teaching awards dubbed as the “Oscars for teachers”. 

Rory is a finalist in the Clevertouch Award for Outstanding Use of Technology category which recognises teachers who are innovative and imaginative in the use of technology to enhance student learning in the…

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Added by Jenni Wood on April 30, 2015 at 9:25 — No Comments

College course gives student the skills to start own business

College course gave Martin the skills to start his own business

Many students put their entrepreneurial dreams to one side until after they have achieved their qualification. Not 28 year old Martin Hinton, from Padgate, studying Level 3 Painting and Decorating at Warrington Collegiate who is currently in the process of setting up his own business.…

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Added by Jenni Wood on April 30, 2015 at 7:57 — No Comments

Amazing Performances WOW audiences

Amazing performances WOW audiences

The second of a trilogy of performances, titled Window on Warrington (WOW), in which young people of Warrington portray Warrington’s contribution to World War One through music, drama and dance took place at Warrington Pennisula barracks in Orford, Warrington, an amazing setting for such a moving tribute.

Students from Warrington Collegiate were again part of the 150+ strong ensemble at the barracks with dancers from Warrington and…

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Added by Jenni Wood on April 29, 2015 at 12:12 — No Comments

Jessica sails off to career in the Royal Navy

A 21-year-old Royal Navy recruit from Cambridge Regional College has set sail on a new career after completing the first phase of her training at HMS Raleigh.

Trainee Seaman Specialist Jessica Rogers, who studied Public Services at CRC, underwent a 10-week intensive training course to…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on April 28, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments

Tutor named as Inspirational Educator

West Cheshire College beauty tutor Andrea Rimmer received the prestigious ‘Inspirational Educator of the Year Award’ by the Worshipful Company of Educators after leading her nail service students to national and regional award success.

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Andrea received her award from his Excellency the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Daniel Mulhall, at a glittering ceremony held at Vintners’ Hall in London. 

Andrea, who is also the College’s…

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Added by West Cheshire College on April 28, 2015 at 9:06 — No Comments

Malaysian students get a taste of Cheshire life

Nigel Davies, Principal and Chief Executive of West Cheshire College, had the pleasure to welcome visitors to the College to attend the first prestigious International Awards Ceremony between West Cheshire College and Yayasan Felda.  

Nigel had previously welcomed five students from Malaysia to the College at the start of their comprehensive training programme in January. Each student experienced a thorough introduction to the catering and hospitality industry and learnt many new…

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Added by West Cheshire College on April 28, 2015 at 8:19 — No Comments

Peterborough Regional College renews its contract for Intuition

Peterborough Regional College has been an Intuition customer since 2012. The College is the largest educational institution serving Peterborough and serves around 8,500 students annually from age 14 upwards. The College specialises in vocational education, apprenticeships and skills training. Peterborough Regional College is currently rated ‘good with outstanding features’ by Ofsted (2012).

We have spoken with Katie McAllister, Student Wellbeing and Enrichment Manager, about how…

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Added by Zlata Larsen on April 27, 2015 at 13:51 — No Comments

Undefeated Sports Students Crowned Football League Champions

Waltham Forest College Sports students have been officially been crowned the British College Sports (BCS) Category 2A and the Southern England Student Sports Association (SESSA) league champions. 

The…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on April 24, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Rebuild your career with a College course

With the construction industry enjoying its best quarter since February 2006 and the number of construction jobs rocketing, West Cheshire College is launching a series of part-time courses for people looking to gain new or refresh existing skills.Construction 2 Small

A recent study has revealed that over 80,000 labourers are now back in work due to the boom in the industry – including over 8,000 builders, 8,000 plumbers and 7,000 plasterers.

The new short courses in construction, which…

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Added by West Cheshire College on April 24, 2015 at 10:34 — No Comments

Tiki is flying high

Tiki enjoys the high life

 Tiki McCormick, former Cabin Crew student from Warrington Collegiate, returned to the college to to talk to the current Aviation students about how to land their dream job, after securing a position as Flight attendant with Virgin Atlantic. One of the talking points of the day was the stunning Vivienne Westwood uniform – accessorised with a red Vivienne Westwood bag and shoes. …

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Added by Jenni Wood on April 23, 2015 at 14:05 — No Comments

HECSU launches Graduate Market Trends election special

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) has launched a Graduate Market Trends ‘Election Special’, featuring insight to the latest policies and debates from some of the leading lights in higher and further education. 

 

The quarterly journal published today (23 April 2015) covers higher education themes central to the country’s economic health, including careers advice, social mobility and further education policy:

 

  • Associate VP for Public Affairs…
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Added by Clare Tregaskis on April 23, 2015 at 11:51 — No Comments

Access Training expands with acquisition

Ambitious Tyneside training provider, Access Training, has expanded its services by buying the Newcastle franchise of the UK’s best known further education brand, Pitman Training.

Access has acquired the business from north east support organisation Entrust for an undisclosed sum. The move comes less than two years since Access bought out another further education provider, Durham Training.

Managing director Malcolm Armstrong has…

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Added by Access Training on April 22, 2015 at 9:31 — No Comments

Cardiff High School pupils win Cardiff and Vale College Design & Construction Challenge

Cardiff and Vale College invited Year 10 pupils from schools across the region to CAVC’s Barry campus to test their construction skills.

 

The pupils, from Cardiff High School, Western Cardiff Federation School and Cowbridge Comprehensive School took part in the College’s Design & Construction…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 21, 2015 at 14:57 — No Comments

Engineer your future with ScottishPower

West Cheshire College is searching for 14 young people who want to kick start their career in engineering by joining ScottishPower’s unique Engineering Foundation Programme.

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The College has been working with ScottishPower since 2011 and is the only college in England to offer this opportunity for young people aged 16 to 19 years old.

The Engineering Foundation Programme is a one-year government funded initiative which delivers technical training at College as…

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Added by West Cheshire College on April 17, 2015 at 15:56 — No Comments

College helps young people Explore their Futures

For many young people deciding what career path to take can be a daunting prospect. To help, West Cheshire College is encouraging young people across Cheshire/Runcorn/North Wales and Wirral the chance to ‘Explore Your Future’ with a range of innovative and exciting short courses.

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The three-week courses are aimed at 16 to 18 years old who are not already in education, training or employment. Each course will provide an invaluable insight into a particular career, the…

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Added by West Cheshire College on April 17, 2015 at 10:39 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College Football Academy secures prestigious FAW stamp of approval

 

Cardiff and Vale College’s Football Academy has been given a significant stamp of approval by the association responsible for governing football in Wales.

 

Awarded the FAW Focus College status for maintaining the highest standards of football provision, CAVC’s Football Academy had to…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 17, 2015 at 8:21 — No Comments

BBC radio interview with Plumpton College

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Added by sd on April 16, 2015 at 19:40 — No Comments

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