South Staffordshire College Receive IAB Gold Centre Award


IAB Council Member, Donna Abrahams, presenting South Staffordshire College lecturer, Karen Groves, with the college’s award at Cannock Campus

South Staffordshire College has been presented with IAB’s Gold Centre Award For 2017/18, following exceptional pass rates for learners undertaking Computerised Bookkeeping courses over the past year.

The IAB is a widely recognised awarding body that has offered a broad range of accredited qualifications.since 1973.

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College Students land prestigious summer internships in Greece

Two Hospitality Students from Shrewsbury College have been offered internships working abroad in Greece this summer thanks to proving their worth during a once-in-a-lifetime work experience project.

The students, Michael Jones, 25, and James Phillips, 18, visited the country last summer as part of a trip which saw students from Hospitality & Catering, Travel & Tourism and Business enjoying two weeks’ work experience in Athens, Greece.

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A day “in the Navy”


Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College), Level 3 Public Services students built up a sweat last week as they received a visit from the Royal Navy.

Students spent the day completing tasks that tested both their physical and mental boundaries.

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Students Set to Stage National Theatre Production


Walsall College Performing Arts students will be showcasing their talents to the public when they perform a National Theatre play entitled ‘FOMO’ in The Venue, the college’s unique theatre space.

‘FOMO’ is one of 10 brand new plays written especially for National Theatre’s youth festival, Connections, by a selection of the best playwriting talent in the UK.

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Dance Students Take Centre Stage at The Hippodrome


L-R: Dance students, Faye Bolan and Jake Rowley

Two Talented Walsall College Dance students beat off competition from other young dancers across the Midlands and were selected to perform the ‘curtain raiser’ at the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre on Wednesday 8th February.

Level 3 students at the college, Faye Bolan (17) and Jake Rowley (17) took to the stage as part of an ensemble and performed a three-minute dance piece before Mathew Bourne’s production of ‘Red Shoes’.  The short piece was a brand new dance inspired by themes from the main show.

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North Shropshire College Raises Money for World Cancer Day


Organiser Sally Jones poses with the unity bands

North Shropshire College (NSC) has been selling Cancer Research UK‘s ‘unity bands’ in a bid to raise money for the esteemed charity.

The bands proved a hit with both students and staff alike; raising £160 for World Cancer Day.

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Local Students Prepare for National Culinary Championships


NSC student Bradley Moseley shows off a dish he prepared in the scholars restaurant

North Shropshire College (NSC) catering students will be attending the Welsh Culinary Championships in Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos On Sea from February 21st – 23rd.

The students will have the chance to show off their skills alongside learner, junior and senior chefs and waiting staff from across Wales. The competition they will be entering is ‘Class C02b Knife Skills’ where they will be given 15 minutes each to complete a list of fruit preparations to impress the judges.

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