Author Archives: Association of Colleges West Midlands

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

Residential Provision at North Shropshire College Recognised as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Residential accommodation at the Walford Campus of North Shropshire College (NSC) has recently been inspected by Ofsted and has been awarded with a full grade two, ‘Good’ outcome. Judgement areas included; overall experiences and progress of young people, how well … Continue reading

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STUDENTS DIG IN AT HERITAGE MUSEUM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY…PHOTO OPPORTUNITY… WHAT:  Students are erecting 400 metres of fencing around a horse enclosure at the Black Country Living Museum WHEN:  Wednesday 28 June 9.45am – midday WHERE:  Black Country Living Museum CONTACT:  Tutor Lyndon on 07814 669709 Students from City … Continue reading

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STUDENT ART EXHIBITION IS UNVEILED

Talented students at City of Wolverhampton College have unveiled their finest works of art at their end of year show. The exhibition, showcasing a range of work from Art, Design and photography courses is now on at Wolverhampton Art Gallery … Continue reading

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EVESHAM APPRENTICE IS CUT ABOVE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

An apprentice from City of Wolverhampton College has proved she is a cut above after making it through to the finals of a national hairdressing competition. Chloe Whitmore, a hairdressing apprentice at The Courtyard in Evesham, triumphed in the National … Continue reading

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Pillar gave Ben strength to change his life

Teenager Ben Powis felt down and out, suffering anxiety and depression with no hopes, drive, dreams or aspirations for the future. He was fast heading down a slippery slope to nowhere. Turn the clock forward and the 19-year-old now tells … Continue reading

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STUDENTS RENOVATE PALFREY PLAYGROUND

Youngsters from a Palfrey school are enjoying summer in their playground, after it was renovated by students from City of Wolverhampton College. The group of students, who are all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust self development programme, spent a … Continue reading

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Students awarded for overcoming adversity

The Shrewsbury Colleges Group Equality & Diversity Committee has recognised students who have overcome adversity for the fourth year running through the ‘Star Awards’. Adversity takes many forms and the Awards were open to any student (including Higher Education) or … Continue reading

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