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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

Every learner makes their own special journey

Success cannot always be measured by the results at the end of a course, that often is an accumulation of a series of events during the learner’s journey. Obstacles and challenge have to be overcome; fears have to be faced … Continue reading

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North Shropshire College leads the way with construction scheme

In line with Philip Hammond’s budget statement recently, as well as the Government’s commitment to the construction industry, North Shropshire College (NSC) has been leading the way in providing those who are unemployed with job opportunities through the Construction Skills … Continue reading

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Hereward College adds two more national businesses to its supported internship programme

Hereward College in Coventry has partnered with the Holiday Inn Kenilworth and Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) who will offer year-long work placements to enable young people with disabilities to gain experience in the world of work. As a college … Continue reading

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Walsall College students put on a festive show

Level 2 and 3 Acting students performed a series of Christmas songs by Slade, Wham, Band Aid, Mariah Carey, Michael Buble and Wizzard. Dance students at Level 3 choreographed a routine to the music from 2004 fantasy drama, Polar Express, … Continue reading

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Walsall College’s volunteering programme has a brand makeover

Previously named ‘The Extra Mile’, Walsall College’s volunteering programme was re-branded to further promote voluntary work opportunities both within and outside the college.  The programme’s new name ‘Give and Take’ was initiated by Gail Houghton, Student Engagement Co-Ordinator at Walsall College. Gail … Continue reading

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England Head Coach delighted as Walsall College receives free Futsal starter pack

Walsall College, are all geared up to start playing Futsal after receiving a free starter pack – news that has delighted Michael Skubala, England Futsal Head Coach. The pack contains a set of Futsal goals, balls, disc`s and bibs, which … Continue reading

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Warwickshire College student honoured at British Woodworking Federation Awards

An up-and-coming talent of the UK’s woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry has won ‘Trainee of the Year’ at the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards. Matt Brown, 35 years old, Royal Leamington Spa College (WCG Group), was recognised for his … Continue reading

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