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To spend or to save? Barclays Money Skills launches at Swindon College

Following 2012 success, Barclays Money Skills in FE gives students the opportunity to improve financial skills

Students from Swindon College are being given the opportunity to improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence as part of Barclays Money Skills, a money management programme running throughout the spring term in further education colleges across the UK.

Barclays and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services are working in partnership to develop a…


Added by Swindon College on February 11, 2013 at 15:31 — No Comments

Sports Students get the Chelsea Experience!

On 1st February, Chris Pitman, Chris Baxter and Nick Howson took the Sports Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma students to Chelsea Football Club for a Business Tour and Club Lunch, to tie into a study unit which relates to sports business.  

Chris Pitman organised the visit to the Club to…


Added by Swindon College on February 7, 2013 at 11:25 — No Comments

College to build a new construction centre on campus

Swindon College has received planning permission to build a new Construction Centre of over 1,000 square metres on its campus at North Star Avenue.

The new centre, which will be ready for September 2013, will be used for teaching brickwork, plastering and tiling courses which are currently delivered off site in facilities at Kembrey Park meaning that students will be able to better access support services and other on-campus facilities. The cost of the £2m building is being funded by…


Added by Swindon College on January 14, 2013 at 16:14 — No Comments

Swindon College students work with Wildcats!

Learners from Swindon College have had the fantastic opportunity to work with the Swindon Wildcats, local Ice Hockey Team, as part of their course unit “Working to a brief in Media industries.”

The 22 students will be involved in filming the Wildcats on match days, producing video content for their website along with the player profiles and video clips for the big screen on match days.

They will work as 3 teams for their specialities;

Team one will be filming the players…


Added by Swindon College on September 12, 2012 at 8:30 — 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…


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

Sports Makers Programme Visits Swindon College

Public Services and Sports students at Swindon College had a visit from The Sports Maker programme, a volunteer group that operates all over the country 

to inspire people to get involved in sport.

Sam Bramfitt, Curriculum Area Manager for Sport said:

“I wanted to bring the…


Added by Swindon College on June 19, 2012 at 13:14 — No Comments

Swindon College Beauty Students donate to charity



A group of Swindon College beauty students have been supporting a range of local charities as a part of their course which includes a social development unit.

Over the past few of months the…


Added by Swindon College on June 12, 2012 at 8:50 — No Comments

Degree Students back from Berlin

Degree students at Swindon College took part in a residential trip to Berlin as part of their Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design course.


A group of 17 students at the end of April took the opportunity to explore and experience the sights and sounds of one of the most culturally diverse, influential and exciting capitals at the foremost of culture.


Over a period of four days the students visited world-renowned galleries and museums, including Neue…


Added by Swindon College on May 18, 2012 at 8:28 — No Comments

Plumbing Lecturer at Swindon College representing plumbing industry at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Callum Griffin, a plumbing lecturer from Swindon College has been presented with The Lilli Sara Barber Memorial Gold Medal Award for outstanding work and commitment in the plumbing industry.

The Gold Medal Award Scheme of the Worship Company of Plumbers was introduced in 1978 to foster a competitive interest in the craft of plumbing and to encourage high standards of craftsmanship and technology among plumbing apprentices. It is the highest Student Award that the company…


Added by Swindon College on May 16, 2012 at 15:47 — No Comments

Swindon College introduce a Football Progression Pathway

Swindon College, in conjunction with Wiltshire FA, is offering a new route into football for students who enjoy playing the game, whether it’s socially or in competition.

The process starts with ‘Just Play’ – which is an FA initiative sponsored by Mars - for students who want to play football as a social…


Added by Swindon College on May 15, 2012 at 10:27 — No Comments

Resolve Student Takes Part in BBC 1 Debate

Former Swindon College student David Hayne was recently invited to take part in a national debate on the UK economy, which aired on BBC 1 during March 2012. Nineteen year old David had been unemployed for four years when he joined the Resolve programme at Swindon College, which has changed his life and given him confidence in finding work.


The programme is designed to help young people aged 16-18 into employment or training by offering individual short lesson…


Added by Swindon College on April 4, 2012 at 11:43 — No Comments

Swindon College students renovate local Bowls Club!

Swindon College students have recently finished renovating Swindon County Ground Bowls Club near Swindon Town Football Club as a part of a community project.


The students spent Wednesday 28th March 2012 at the…


Added by Swindon College on April 4, 2012 at 10:09 — No Comments

Local Business Supports College!

Swindon College has received brilliant support from Greenmeadow Commercial Services Ltd who have recently donated 4 vehicles they no longer need to the college for our learners to train on and generally benefit from, which were delivered free of charge on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 10.30am approx.


Greenmeadow Commercial Services Ltd have an apprentice learners studying at the college and have always been a supporter of the…


Added by Swindon College on April 3, 2012 at 10:03 — No Comments

Swindon College students do a top job for Top Drawer

Students at Swindon College have played a major role in helping a local charity to maintain and secure its premises by designing, building and erecting courtyard gates.…


Added by Swindon College on April 3, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Swindon College Automotive students raise funds for charity!


On the 26th March 2012, on a glorious sunny day, students from Swindon College took part in a community challenge together with Tesco in Ocotol Way, Swindon to raise funds for Tesco's charity of the year, Cancer Research.

Twelve Automotive students set up their stand…


Added by Swindon College on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Foster Carer have pamper day at Swindon College!

Foster Carers from across Swindon were invited into Swindon College for free pamper day held on Thursday 22nd March. This event was organised by Swindon College as part of the community cohesion initiative in conjunction with Swindon Borough Council.

This initiative was…


Added by Swindon College on March 23, 2012 at 11:48 — No Comments

Swindon College Students employed at Cheltenham Gold Cup

Swindon College was lucky enough to be asked to provide students to work at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012. Fifty students from Level 1 Hospitality and Levels 2 and 3 Travel and Tourism were employed for the week in the Corporate Hospitality tents.

Amy Corpe and Kerrilyn Smith, two of the Hospitality students…


Added by Swindon College on March 20, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Swindon College's Catering students have a Michelin Starred lesson

Swindon College’s Level 3 Professional Cookery students have recently been treated to a visit from Michelin-Starred Chef, Roger Jones, who is the owner of The Harrow in Little Bedwyn. Roger spent the afternoon with six students, teaching and helping them to create a seven course menu to be served to forty five…


Added by Swindon College on March 19, 2012 at 11:51 — No Comments

Wiltshire Police visit Swindon College

Swindon College recently invited Wiltshire Police to visit as part of their Violence Awareness Week. The staff in the College’s Student Enrichment Centre have been conducting dedicated tutorials for students, informing them about the dangers involved in violence and encouraging them to speak up.

 As part of…


Added by Swindon College on March 6, 2012 at 12:22 — No Comments

Swindon College students learn how Jamie does it

Swindon College recently took 50 Level 1 Professional Cookery students to Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Bath to learn more about working in the restaurant trade.


Over three days, different groups spent time with the restaurant staff, learning how to make fresh pasta, being taught about ingredients from…


Added by Swindon College on February 23, 2012 at 10:40 — No Comments

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