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May 2014 Press Releases (86)

Hugh Baird College joins forces with Army to deliver new military courses

 

A new partnership between Merseyside's Hugh Baird College and the Army Reserve, the new name for the Territorial Army, has been unveiled.

It offers students of all ages the chance to sample a wide range of military trades, education and…

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Added by Sam Pinnington on May 30, 2014 at 11:28 — No Comments

OCR funds students in National Enterprise Challenge

OCR FUNDS STUDENTS IN NATIONAL ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE

 

OCR is funding students across the UK in this year’s Ryman’s National Enterprise Challenge, which seeks to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and assist young people in developing key life skills.

 

Teams of school children, aged between 11 and 15, from 10 schools spread across the Midlands, the North West and the North East, will be able to compete in the challenge thanks…

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Added by Amanda Mogan-Wilson on May 30, 2014 at 8:45 — No Comments

EAL electrical learners crowned the best in their regions

TWO EAL learners have been crowned best young electricians in their regions – after winning the opening SkillELECTRIC heats.

The pair – both undertaking EAL NVQ3 Electrotechnical qualifications – outshone their competition in the South of England and Welsh regional heats.

Luke Mayor, from Cardiff and Vale College and employed at Scenic Services, took first in Wales, beating eight other competitors from around the country. The competition attracted a stellar crowd, with…

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Added by Sam Schofield on May 29, 2014 at 15:31 — No Comments

Could you step into employment, with Synergy Health?

A Swindon based business is seeking young people to help tackle the issues locally with youth unemployment and to provide opportunities through the ‘Step Into Employment’ programme which is part of the Government’s new Traineeship scheme.

 

 The programme links colleges, training providers and employers together to unlock young people’s potential and make those first steps into the world of work and sustainable employment.

 

Synergy Health who have sites…

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Added by Dawn Spendlove on May 29, 2014 at 14:42 — No Comments

New £3m engineering department opens at Cambridge Regional College

MP Julian Huppert has officially opened a new £3 million engineering and manufacturing department at Cambridge Regional College – with the help of a robot.

A £30,000 robotic arm, part of the new state-of-the-art engineering facilities at the college, was controlled by the city MP as it unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.

The new department is furnished with industry-standard equipment, including 3D printers, robotics, manufacturing workshops, specialist welding and…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on May 29, 2014 at 11:09 — No Comments

Rachel Banfield takes up the office of AAT President

Rachel Banfield became the 34th President of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) on 16 May. With over 130,000 members, AAT is the UK’s leading qualifications and membership body for accounting technicians.

Rachel has served as Vice-President of AAT for one year and was nominated to AAT Council by CIPFA in 2004 and has served as an elected member since 2006.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Farrar, AAT’s Chief…

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Added by AAT on May 29, 2014 at 11:08 — No Comments

Bromley College student awarded ‘Best Learner’ at House of Lords

Amy King, a former Science A Level student at Bromley College of Further &…

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Added by Bromley College on May 29, 2014 at 9:25 — No Comments

Student regal ice cream creation a hit in Italy



An ice cream fit for royalty created by a Loughborough College student is proving to be a winner in Italy.

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on May 28, 2014 at 17:14 — No Comments

Record number of Apprenticeship Vacancies at Warrington Collegiate

Record Apprenticeship vacancies at Warrington Collegiate

                        Warrington Collegiate has seen a significant growth in Apprenticeship vacancies over the last few months with over 80 for June, setting an all-time record.

The vacancies range from the more traditional apprenticeships of  Customer Service to exciting new opportunities in IT and Social Media which also feature in the top  five apprenticeship vacancies alongside Accounting, Business…

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Added by Jenni Wood on May 28, 2014 at 15:40 — No Comments

Record number of Apprenticeship Vacancies at Warrington Collegiate

Record Apprenticeship vacancies at Warrington Collegiate

                        Warrington Collegiate has seen a significant growth in Apprenticeship vacancies over the last few months with over 80 for June, setting an all-time record.

The vacancies range from the more traditional apprenticeships of  Customer Service to exciting new opportunities in IT and Social Media which also feature in the top  five apprenticeship vacancies alongside Accounting, Business…

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Added by Jenni Wood on May 28, 2014 at 15:40 — No Comments

Women lead the way as Weston College celebrates high-achieving construction students

Weston College is leading the way in creating equal opportunities for female construction students after stunning wins at the recent SkillBuild competition.

Every female Weston student who entered this year’s regional heat n Plymouth came…

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Added by Tom Henry on May 28, 2014 at 15:35 — No Comments

Announcing the UK’s first Postgraduate Certificate in the delivery of Soft Skills and Experiential Learning



An international gold standard Postgraduate qualification in Soft Skills and Experiential Learning, accredited by the University of Roehampton and developed by Unimenta, is NOW OPEN FOR ENROLMENT.

The Postgraduate Certificate has been developed over a two year period to meet the need for an accredited academic credential for soft skills trainers, coaches and teachers. It provides an international gold…

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Added by Diana Bignell on May 28, 2014 at 13:31 — No Comments

Learner loan is a real beauty for Stacey

Student Stacey Dunn is fulfilling her dreams of a career in the beauty industry thanks to a change in funding by the government which has enabled her to fund her studies and return to education. 

 

The change in funding support was introduced last year, and gives Level 3 and 4 students in further…

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Added by Access Training on May 28, 2014 at 12:53 — No Comments

Former Weston College student wins national performance award

A former Weston College student now studying in London has won a major performance award.

Corinne Priest has received the prestigious Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year 2014 award in London’s West End.

The 21-year-old graduated from the College’s Foundation Degree (FdA) in Musical…

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Added by Tom Henry on May 28, 2014 at 11:29 — No Comments

Artistic talent gathers for Weston College's annual summer show

HUNDREDS of Weston College students are putting the final touches to thousands of art and design pieces as they gear up for the College’s 27th annual summer show.

More than 4,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, fashion and graphic art will be displayed at…

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Added by Tom Henry on May 28, 2014 at 10:21 — No Comments

England call for student

                      Plumbing student selected for England Colleges Rugby Team

A talented plumbing student with a passion for sport, 19 year old, Jack Sherratt, from Padgate, studying at Warrington Collegiate has been selected to play for the England Colleges Rugby team.…

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Added by Jenni Wood on May 27, 2014 at 15:49 — No Comments

Weston College FE lecturers to make Westminster date

A celebration at the House of Commons awaits two Weston College lecturers who have won major UK teaching awards.

Joe Abdulgani and Tanya Gardener have been named as Silver Teaching Award Winners in the Further Education (FE) category of 2014 Pearson…

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Added by Tom Henry on May 27, 2014 at 14:38 — No Comments

Qualifications that work

Qualifications that work

                        Students at Warrington Collegiate are celebrating after securing a job as a result of work experience as part of their course.

Dominica Randolfi, Work Placement Co-ordinator at Warrington Collegiate says,    “Work experience is a valuable part of the course at Warrington Collegiate.  Our links with employers and industry enable our students to benefit from work experience and job opportunities. At Warrington Collegiate…

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Added by Jenni Wood on May 27, 2014 at 13:48 — No Comments

Charity Fundraising Fun

Charity Fundraising Fun at Warrington Collegiate

Kind-hearted students studying Level 2 Access to Higher Education (Access to HE) at Warrington Collegiate held a Charity Fundraiser in their lunch hour to support their favourite good causes. Even the lecturers got involved with Graham…

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Added by Jenni Wood on May 27, 2014 at 13:44 — No Comments

New App Idea is the Result of Equalising Skills Competitions

Two students from Colchester Institute have won an App design competition as a result of three Essex colleges working together in a project to equalise skills competitions.  The Equalising Skills Competitions project designs and develops competitions so that students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) can take part and is funded by the Skills…

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Added by Sarah Cousins on May 27, 2014 at 10:35 — No Comments

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