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June 2012 Press Releases (86)

Art & Design Success at Uxbridge College's End of Year Show

Eye-catching collections by Uxbridge College students hit the catwalk at the end of year fashion show.

The pieces by BTEC Fashion students, modelled by friends, went on show as part of the college’s Creative Week.

The designers took inspiration for their women’s and men’s wear…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on June 29, 2012 at 16:50 — No Comments

Olympic Athlete, Tony Jarrett, exhibits Gold medal at Stanmore's Summer Lunch 2012

On Friday, 29 June, Stanmore College threw a summer lunch for stakeholders from 12.30 to 2pm as a token of appreciation for having worked with the College during the year.  The turnout was excellent.  This year’s theme was the Olympic Games and a buffet lunch was provided with tastes from around the world introduced by miniature national flags. 

 

The Principal, Jacqui Mace, introduced Guest of Honour, Tony Jarrett, who proudly displayed his gold medal which he had won at the…

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Added by Attracta Rafter on June 29, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Apprenticeship starts rise in engineering and manufacturing

New statistics showing a rise in the number of Apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing are “extremely encouraging”, says EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications.

Provisional data*…

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Added by Sam Schofield on June 29, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

More pupils should be encouraged into industry careers, employers say

Ann Watson, Managing Director of EAL

Less than one in five employers believe teachers and advisors are inspiring school pupils to take up a career in industry, new survey findings have revealed.

Despite warnings that more needs to be done to boost the…

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Added by Sam Schofield on June 28, 2012 at 8:31 — No Comments

From engineering to floristry - college lays out new courses for young people

The public were given a chance to find out about Newham College’s expanding A Level provision recently.

Over 360 visitors heard about new as well as existing courses during an open day at the East Ham Campus on 16 June and 161 made applications.

A Level science is one area that the college plans to expand for the new academic year in September. One 18-year-old from Leyton, Kamar Ali, found out more about it from science tutor Steve Bonner.

He said: “I…

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Added by Simon Hinds on June 27, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Warrington Collegiate constructs outside classroom for St Bede’s Catholic Junior School, Halton

Former pupil, Bernie, builds outside classroom for school

 Curriculum Manager for Carpentry and Joinery at Warrington Collegiate, Bernie Casey, was delighted when St Bede’s Catholic Junior School in Halton approached him to build them an outside classroom for he was himself a former pupil at the school.

“It’s a long time since I’ve been at the school, but it was a pleasure to go back with such an exciting project,” explains Bernie. “Real work experience gives the…

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Added by Jenni Wood on June 27, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Bromley College recognises young volunteers at the 2012 Bromley Volunteer Awards

Over 100 local volunteers, friends and family came together on the 31st May 2012 to celebrate the Community Links Fifth Annual Bromley Volunteer Awards.

Held at Bromley Central Library, the event celebrated the successes of some of the borough’s volunteers.…

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Added by Bromley College on June 27, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

edudo acquires business and goodwill assets of RTT Group

edudo ltd., (www.edudo.co.uk) is pleased to announce its purchase of the operational, business and goodwill assets of Real Time Training Ltd., (in Administration) (www.rtt-group.co.uk); an experienced and respected nationwide training company…

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Added by Ronan on June 27, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Training providers debate government FE reforms

Pic: Keynote speaker, Gillian Miller of Skills Funding Agency, addresses the north east’s training providers

Eighty north east training providers came together this year for a meeting of minds to debate key government reforms of further…

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Added by North East Learning Providers on June 27, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Bromley College host charity fun run for the Maypole Project

Over 100 staff and students at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education took part in a fun run…

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Added by Bromley College on June 27, 2012 at 8:21 — No Comments

Hats Off to West Thames College's 2012 Graduates!

West Thames College’s Higher Education students graduated in style on the evening of Wednesday 27 June with a grand ceremony at the Isleworth Campus. Over 100 excited students donned mortar boards and gowns and were applauded by their families, friends, lecturers and special guests as they collected their certificates in the…

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Added by West Thames College on June 27, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Who will benefit most from apprenticeships boost?

Opinion piece by Malcolm Armstrong, Chairman of Tyne, Wear and Northumberland Association of Learning Providers.

As a result of the government’s vocational-led skills agenda, apprenticeships are enjoying a much welcomed revival. Their public profile is soaring higher than it has for many…

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Added by North East Learning Providers on June 26, 2012 at 16:47 — No Comments

Students honoured at Awards Ceremony

Lakes College West Cumbria honoured its students’ success at the annual awards ceremony on 21st June 2012. 

 

Over 300 guests attended the prestigious ceremony to celebrate the success of the higher education students’ graduation. Special awards for achievement and endeavour were also presented to the further education and apprenticeship students.

 

Local freelance TV and radio presenter Kim Inglis was the guest speaker at the ceremony and gave an…

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Added by Lakes College West Cumbria on June 26, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments

Warrington Collegiate celebrates VQ Day with the biggest and best ever Further Education Awards Ceremony

Warrington Collegiate celebrates student achievements

 Warrington Collegiate has marked the fifth annual VQ (Vocational Qualifications) Day by hosting its own ‘educational Oscars,’ an award ceremony to celebrate student achievement in all aspects of learning. This year‘s FE Awards ceremony was the grandest ever with two students training for the International WorldSkills competition in Leipzig 2013. A third student was selected as the VQ Learner of the Year for the North West…

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Added by Jenni Wood on June 26, 2012 at 11:07 — No Comments

Students return from Newquay residential trip

As part of their Travel and Tourism course, Swindon College students researched and planned a visit to Newquay for their residential trip.

A group of six Level 3 Students, studying BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism, took off to Newquay mid-June to explore and experience the sights and sounds of the seaside town. The students normally plan to travel abroad but this year, after investigating different destinations, the students chose to stay in the UK and visit Newquay…

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Added by Swindon College on June 26, 2012 at 10:52 — No Comments

Bognor Regis resident, 48, turns redundancy package into new career and his own company

WHEN he found himself sitting exams at 48-years-old, having turned his back on a 30-year career, Nigel Powell admits that he did wonder what he was doing.

But he says that now he has retrained from a Royal Mail worker to electrician he is incredibly proud of himself. And he adds if he can do it, so can everyone else.

It was the desire to work…

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Added by Lisa Barry on June 26, 2012 at 10:03 — No Comments

ESOL students celebrate diversity and raise awareness on imminent funding cuts

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students across campuses of Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College recently staged an event, ‘ESOLfest’, to celebrate the diversity of ESOL students and raise awareness of the government’s proposed plans to cut ESOL funding in…

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Added by Bernadette James on June 25, 2012 at 10:56 — No Comments

College progress on equality impresses a senior US executive

A top US diversity specialist put equality in the spotlight in a valuable meeting with Newham College managers and tutors.

Diversity director of leading US law firm, K&L Gates, Valerie Jackson, spoke with the principal, her assistants and others on 14 June to compare US and UK experience.

Valerie’s senior role in the US did not stop her from being impressed about what she heard about the College.

She said: "I feel that I can go back to the US having been armed with…

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Added by Simon Hinds on June 25, 2012 at 10:05 — No Comments

Royal engagement for TBG Learning Lambeth

Leading training and recruitment organisation TBG Learning had a royal engagement as part of a major funding launch led by HRH The Prince of Wales.

 

Learners from TBG Learning Lambeth were on…

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Added by Advent Communications on June 22, 2012 at 13:43 — No Comments

College student hoping to be a cut above the rest….

A talented hairdressing student from Wakefield College has beaten off stiff competition and secured a place in the UK regional finals of the WorldSkills advanced hairdressing competition.

 

Amy McMaster, 28, who is studying on a Level 3 hairdressing course at the College’s skillsXchange campus, will…

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Added by Wakefield College on June 22, 2012 at 13:24 — No Comments

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