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May 2010 Press Releases (66)

Africa inspires Gateshead mum to take up teaching

A 50-year-old mother of two from Gateshead has followed her heart from Africa to the North East to become a biology lecturer after completing her higher education studies at college.…


Added by Andy Bruce on May 28, 2010 at 14:49 — No Comments

Rail apprentices on track for success

A new state-of-the-art training facility that provides rail industry apprentices with a realistic working environment has been unveiled

It has been created by Vision Apprentices – a new recruitment service launched by West Nottinghamshire College to help employers deliver long-term apprenticeship opportunities to young people.

Based in Beeston, Nottingham, the…


Added by Richard Skelhorn on May 27, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Matchtech Group launches a brand new company- Alderwood Education

After operating in the Education market for over seven years, we are excited to announce…


Added by Josie Dean on May 27, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Four WorldSkills UK fashion finalists

Top three! Markus Wernitznig, Kathryn Emmerson and Savannah Bailey…


Added by Lucy Mulloy on May 26, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

Warwickshire College Students Strike Gold at Chelsea

Students Strike Gold at Chelsea…


Added by Joanne Lockyer on May 26, 2010 at 11:09 — No Comments

Vice Chancellor claims Welsh higher education needs to respond to “period of rapid change”

Tuesday 11th May saw the University of Wales, Newport host a celebration of international education with guests including the university’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Noyes; Director of European and External Affairs for the Welsh Assembly Government, Gary Davies; the Director of Higher Education Wales, Amanda Wilkinson; and Arvid Petersen, Global Executive Chairman of Study Group,…


Added by Study Group on May 26, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

Award winning apprentice


Added by Jade Asije on May 25, 2010 at 14:24 — No Comments

Open Day Invite

Derby College will be holding an open day in Ilkeston on Saturday June 5 aimed at young people taking GCSE’s this summer to highlight the wide range of opportunities available to them.

The Open Day will be held at The Arena in Rutland Street, Ilkeston, between 10am and 3pm and will include information about the wide range of courses at the Ilkeston and Heanor campuses as well as all the other Derby College sites nearby.

Maureen Finch, Principal of Derby College @ Ilkeston… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on May 24, 2010 at 12:32 — No Comments

Colleges achieve their LSC National Learner Survey targets thanks to QDP – LSC student survey link

Earlier this academic year *20 colleges and training providers used QDP Services to collect the LSC National Learner Survey (NLS) data at the same time as their own learner feedback. Thanks to this online survey facility, these learning and training providers were not only collecting highly valuable learner opinions for quality…


Added by Sylvia Brown on May 24, 2010 at 8:54 — No Comments

Boot Camp Date at Local School

An army of volunteers are due to descend on Bennerley Fields School in Ilkeston on Saturday May 22 to help build a bridge and path through a new wildlife and environmental garden that is being created for pupils to enjoy.

Work on the garden, which is transforming disused land into a wildflower meadow, orchard and outdoor classroom, has been progressing all week by students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall land-based campus.

The Boot Camp on Saturday will finish off the… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on May 21, 2010 at 13:21 — No Comments

Sports Appeal

Derby College is collecting unwanted sports equipment and kit which they plan to send to Malawi as part of an international partnership aimed at improving young people’s sports coaching skills.

Derby College has teamed up with Domasi College in Lilongwe, Malawi, and is sharing the teaching and coaching skills which are already firmly cemented in the UK curriculum with their African counterparts.

A delegation of staff from Domasi…


Added by Rebecca Hinds on May 21, 2010 at 13:19 — No Comments

Final Date for Alistair

An apprentice bricklayer at Derby College has won a place in the national finals of an annual skills competition.

Alistair Camp (19) won the regional final of the Guild of Bricklayers competition and will now represent the College in the national final to be held in Liverpool on June 30.

Alistair from Littleover, who works for AB Camp Contractors also won the award for the student who worked in the most safe and professional… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on May 21, 2010 at 13:16 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College Principal Rick Dearing to retire

The Principal of Cambridge Regional College (CRC) is retiring this year after nearly a decade at the helm of one of the country’s most successful Further Education colleges.…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on May 21, 2010 at 12:58 — No Comments

Rodeo rider canters into a new career

A FORMER rodeo rider from Bognor Regis is taking his first steps towards a new and very different career as a fully-trained plumber, with renewable energy skills.…


Added by Steven Smith on May 18, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

'Clever' Wales comes of age

It is said, the future of any modern, advanced society depends on the fostering of a knowledge culture. Wales has until now lacked its own national society of learning despite both Scotland and Ireland having long established national bodies. The Learned Society of Wales,…


Added by Lleucu Cooke on May 18, 2010 at 15:19 — No Comments

Training Boosts Snack Giant's Competitive Edge

More than 50 staff at KP Snacks in Ashby de la Zouch have completed work-based training delivered by Corporate College – the skills solution division of Derby College.

KP Snacks, part of the United Biscuits pre-eminent branded snacks business, has continued its commitment to a company wide NVQ training program.

UBUK Manufacturing Director Mark Thorpe recently presented certificates to the latest group of staff who have completed a… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on May 18, 2010 at 12:40 — No Comments

An Introduction to Mahara

Mahara is an eportfolio system that works in tandem with Moodle. Like Moodle, Mahara is an open source software with developer support available through it’s own community and peer support available through blogs, wikis etc.

Why use Mahara?…


Added by Joel Kerr on May 18, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Learning is for life, says Principal and CEO of Southampton City College

"Adult Learners' Week, which runs this week, acts as a reminder that education is for life, not just for your teens and early 20s. It’s all too easy to leave school, college or university, get into a career and forget about progressing your skills.…


Added by Laura Downton on May 18, 2010 at 10:05 — No Comments

Author gets Adult Learners’ Week off the ground in Southampton

ADULT Learners’ Week (May 17 to 21) got off to a flying start at Southampton City College yesterday (May 17) when popular fiction author, Ali Sparkes, visited the college to speak to adult learners in the learning centre.

Ali, a former City College…


Added by Laura Downton on May 18, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Fashion students create ‘New Looks’

Two fashion students from New College Nottingham (ncn) have been shortlisted in a prestigious national clothing design competition and a further five have been ‘highly commended’.

Tamsyn Whelan (BTEC National Diploma Fashion Design) and Laura Ashley (Foundation Degree Fashion) are two of just ten finalists from across the country who will have their women’s clothing designs judged by industry professionals in the ASBCI Student Design Award 2010 on 18 May. This…


Added by Lucy Mulloy on May 17, 2010 at 15:39 — No Comments

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