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November 2013 Press Releases (75)

Celebrating 24 years of transforming lives

As OCN London celebrates its 24th year of accrediting learners this month, we remain as committed as ever to making a difference through recognising and celebrating people’s achievements in learning, particularly those who are taking that second chance…

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Added by Amanda Sayers on November 29, 2013 at 16:01 — No Comments

STUDENTS CAPTURE LOCAL HERITAGE FOR UNIQUE DESIGN PROJECT

Budding designers from Kensington and Chelsea College will be leaving their creative touch on a local landmark as part of a very special make-over project.

Students on the College’s Ceramics, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery and Glass courses have been tasked with a live project to help redevelop local landmark, Golborne Bridge and its surrounding area. The project, known as the Golborne Heritage…

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Added by Lisa Haridas on November 29, 2013 at 15:40 — No Comments

GIVE A GIFT THAT REVEALS NEW TALENTS!

Treat someone special to one of hundreds of exciting experiences that could inspire a new start for 2014!…

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Added by Lisa Haridas on November 29, 2013 at 15:37 — No Comments

University of Westminster hosts The Ultimate Seminar for music industry enthusiasts

The…

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Added by Callum on November 29, 2013 at 13:40 — No Comments

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions visits Stanmore College

Stanmore College was pleased to welcome local MP, Bob Blackman, and former leader of the Conservative party, currently the Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan-Smith, to the College on Thursday, 28 November. It was a chance for the Secretary of State to speak to students and view the College’s fantastic facilities. Mr Duncan-Smith chatted to members of the Student Executive over tea before setting off to visit business students, who were…

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Added by Attracta Rafter on November 29, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

‘Good’ Ofsted grade another step toward College’s outstanding goal

Following a week-long inspection, Chesterfield College has been officially recognised as being a good college by education inspecting body Ofsted. Two teaching areas, Visual Arts and Independent Living, achieved the top Ofsted grade.

Having observed over 100 lessons during the week long inspection, the team of thirteen inspectors…

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Added by Chesterfield College on November 29, 2013 at 10:14 — No Comments

Gold medal for James puts him on road to Brazil

Chesterfield College Vehicle Refinishing student, James Grayson, has returned from the WorldSkills UK competition held at Birmingham’s NEC with a well-earned gold medal in Auto Refinishing and is now part of the squad to be selected for competing at the World Skills final in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015.

An Advanced Apprentice at Johnson’s Coaches, James found competing…

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Added by Chesterfield College on November 29, 2013 at 10:11 — No Comments

TV ‘Dragon’ gives Gateshead College students a business lesson

Photo caption: Doug Richard with Gateshead College students from Mixr (from left to right): Luke Farrell, Caitlin Hamilton, Marcus Gallagher, Natasha Barkel, Abigail Lascelles

Successful businessman and TV star Doug Richard inspired Gateshead College students at a special event to…

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Added by Jez Davison on November 28, 2013 at 17:25 — No Comments

North East college helps launch UK’s largest ever electric commercial vehicle pilot

British Gas trials the e-NV200 on the road           

Gateshead College, based in the North East of England, together with Nissan, British Gas and Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions, has launched the country’s largest electric commercial vehicle…

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Added by Jez Davison on November 28, 2013 at 16:59 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College students in the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

A group of Art and Media Entry Level 3 students from Cardiff and Vale College raised more than £100 in one day for Breast Cancer Care.

 

The students – who wore pink - collected buckets which they decorated with pink paper, made posters and put them up around the College and dressed a mannequin in…

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Added by Chris Baker on November 28, 2013 at 12:50 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College beauticians nail it in UK-wide enterprise contest

Five trainee beauticians from Cardiff and Vale College are the most entrepreneurial students in the United Kingdom.

 

That was the message from the Institute of Directors last week, when the CAVC students beat teams from 19 colleges across the UK to win a national student enterprise…

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Added by Chris Baker on November 28, 2013 at 12:42 — No Comments

Stanmore students successfully pitch for new heights £5,000 fund

Last week, Wednesday 20th November, the Stanmore College Enterprise Society (SCES) students, consisting of a mixture of A level and BTEC students, successfully pitched for new heights £5,000 fund.

 

The National Association of Colleges and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is a nationwide network of student societies taking positive action to create an enterprising generation. NACUE directly support the creation of enterprise societies in education institutions…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on November 28, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Unemployed get chance to put their skills to the test

Unemployed people with skills and experience in a range of industries have benefitted from a free course leading to new job prospects.

Training experts BCTG ran the unique two-week course for a group of people with experience in construction, engineering, retail, hospitality and business administration.

And for 62-year-old Bruce Bennett (pictured) the course has opened up new opportunities in charity management as well as a confidence boost after he was made redundant from his…

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Added by Jane Williams on November 27, 2013 at 11:58 — No Comments

Taking stock of apprenticeships at Tipton steel firm

Encouraging younger people to develop skills and work in the steel stock industry has been a key driver over the past few years for company director Julie Shields.

Julie, who together with business partner Andrew Eastwood runs Carrs Tool Steels, has actively encouraged apprenticeships at the Tipton firm, where she started out more than 20 years ago.

And thanks to a new partnership with The Apprenticeship Works taking on apprentices has been made a great deal easier for Julie…

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Added by Jane Williams on November 27, 2013 at 11:55 — No Comments

Plumbed for success

Two Barking & Dagenham College students have been presented with awards by BEST (Building Engineering Services Training) Ltd.

 

Nicholas Payne, 21, from Rainham, who studies plumbing at the…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on November 27, 2013 at 10:43 — No Comments

Babington Trio Take Gold at Worldskills

Derby based accountancy trainees Chloe Insley, Siobhan Collins and Kay Brown proved they are ‘The best of the best’ and amongst the UK’s most talented apprentices as they took gold at Worldskills UK part of The Skills Show which was held at the NEC in Birmingham this week.

 

Chloe, Siobhan and Kay all working towards completing their qualifications through The Babington Group based on Pride Park in Derby, it’s the second year in succession the derby based company have had gold…

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Added by Dawn Spendlove on November 27, 2013 at 10:06 — No Comments

Mid Cheshire College Students Earn Their Stars and Stripes

Mid Cheshire College's impressive sports offering has been taken to an international level this week as a further USA 'soccer' scholarship has been granted to a lucky student.

This once in a lifetime opportunity has been offered to Adam Williams from Runcorn, who recently completed his BTEC…

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Added by Amy Grant on November 26, 2013 at 13:15 — No Comments

Florist Zoe named ‘Best in the UK’ at The Skills Show

Zoe Rowlinson, 19, from Warwickshire College has been named the ‘Best in the UK’ in floristry after winning Gold at the WorldSkills UK National Competitions at The Skills Show 2013.

 

WorldSkills UK Competitions inspire young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to…

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Added by Madelyn McAlpine on November 26, 2013 at 11:25 — No Comments

accessplanit Course Manager supports Citizens Advice internal learning and commercial training

Following a rigorous supplier selection process, Lancaster based software house accessplanit has been selected to provide a learning management and course booking system to support the training needs of the Citizens Advice service.

As the UK’s largest advice charity, the Citizens Advice…

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Added by Audrey Clark on November 26, 2013 at 11:10 — No Comments

Second Jack Petchey award winner announced

Stanmore College is pleased to announce that the winner of October’s Jack Petchey Award is Stanmore student, Laura Murphy.

 

Laura was chosen for the award because of her dedication to her studies and hard work while on external placements.

 

Laura began studying childcare at level 1 and is now in her second year at level 3. She has consistently worked hard and is dedicated to her studies, even though she finds studying difficult. She has become more confident in…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on November 25, 2013 at 14:31 — No Comments

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