NSC Students Prepare for French Work Placements

NSC Students Prepare for French Work Placements

NSC French Lecturer, Julie Ball (Left) and Travel and Tourism Students Kim Smith (Centre) and Ellie Steventon (Right)

Ten vocational students from North Shropshire College (NSC) will be spending two weeks on work placements in France, three Travel and Tourism students and seven Hospitality and Catering students will be placed in the town of Auch in the Midi-Pyrenees Region of France. This wonderful opportunity is being funded by our Continental Vocational Education and Training KA1 Erasmus+ Project.

Prior to taking part in the work placement programme the students and accompanying staff have been attending French language and cultural lessons to prepare them. Whilst in France the students will work in local businesses, where the training and work carried out will be mapped to the qualification being undertaken at the College. In their free time they will be able to enjoy a social and cultural programme organised by the host partner Eplefpa Auch Beaulieu Lavacant (French School with Vocational Students).

NSC is also sending Agricultural Students and Apprentices to Finland in May, Motor Vehicle Apprentices to France in June and Engineering Students to Spain in June to undertake work placements.

Liz Wilcox Assistant Manager for Enterprise and Development says ‘This is an exceptional experience for all involved.  Our Students and Apprentices have been given the opportunity to work in a foreign country where they will learn new working methods and practices, experience a different culture and learn a new language skill.’

For more information about foreign work placements and study tours with NSC, please contact the Enterprise & Development Department North Shropshire College on 01939 262154.

For more information about courses at NSC or to apply, please visit the College website on www.nsc.ac.uk. You can also contact the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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