Firefighters from across the West Midlands have gone back to the classroom to brush up their knowledge of the health and social care of vulnerable people with tutors from City of Wolverhampton College.
Seventeen staff from fire stations in Wolverhampton, Fallings Park and West Bromwich have learnt about infection control, mental health conditions, safeguarding, and equality and diversity so that they can respond to certain non-emergency calls in an appropriate way. Continue reading
Everyone from school leavers to adults looking to change career or aim for a promotion are invited to Walsall College’s Open Day on Thursday 30 March, between 4pm and 7pm, to come and find out how its range of vocational courses could kick start their careers.
Careers are available in everything from plumbing to hairdressing and law to childcare with expert tutors on hand to plot your journey to employment. School leavers and adult learners will be able to learn more about one of the West Midlands’ most successful further education colleges, rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2013.
Staff and students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) organised a number of activities for the whole college to participate in for Comic Relief’s ‘Red Nose Day’.
The fundraising activities, which took place at the College’s Knutton Lane campus on Friday 24 March, included a six-hour nonstop danceathon organised by Health and Social Care students, a cake sale arranged by the Student Union and a raffle organised by Foundation Studies students. Many students and staff also embraced the spirit of the event and either wore red as a nod to the Comic Relief signature colour or dressed up in an array of weird and wonderful fancy dress outfits.
L-R Peter McCann Principal of NSC, Luke Butler Assistant Site Manager from Jessup, Steve Morris Clerk of Works for The Wrekin Housing Trust, Cameron Oliver, Mitch Ellis, Nic Williams Tutor at NSC, and Nigel Derry from Jessup
Students from North Shropshire College (NSC) have been undertaking work experience on a new development of 46 homes. A mixture of two and three bedroom homes are being built for The Wrekin Housing Trust by contractor Jessup at the site of Oswestry’s former leisure centre adjacent to the College.
The students who are studying Level 1 and 2 Plumbing with City and Guilds have been able to spend up to two days on site and after being fully briefed about health and safety, have spent time observing all aspects of work from groundworks to plastering.
L-R Jill Cawthray, Vicky Brayne and Katie Ellis, staff members at NSC who are running the Oswestry Half Marathon for Hope House
Three staff members from North Shropshire College (NSC) have set their sights on picking up a specially designed medal when they complete the first Oswestry Half Marathon on Sunday 30th April. Vicky Brayne and Jill Cawthray from the Oswestry Campus of the College will be joined by Katie Ellis from the Walford Campus, and collectively they will be running for Team Hope House in what promises to be an exciting new event for the town.
Local tourist attraction, The British Ironworks will be hosting the event, and those who complete the run of just over 13 miles will receive a specially commission medal design by the well-known British sculptor Joe Bailey unique to the event.
South Staffordshire College student, Jess Heath, busy preparing curtains to go on sale
Students from South Staffordshire College’s supported learning department have enjoyed a very successful stint working at John Lewis as part of the supported internship programme.
The group of six students who are taking part in the college’s pilot supported internship scheme at Tamworth Campus, spent a week working at the John Lewis department store in Tamworth where they gained experience by shadowing employees and studying various aspects of the business, including stock management, customer service and recruitment.
Chloe Edwards, Schools Liaison and Marketing Coordinator at NSC, is happy to be able to promote our new bus routes and travel costs
Due to high demand, North Shropshire College (NSC) has extended their Berriew bus route so that it now begins and picks up in NEWTOWN, starting in September for the 2017/2018 academic year.
Chloe Edwards, Schools Liaison and Marketing Coordinator comments, “After a large amount of prospective students attended our campus open events, the demand for a bus which picked up in Newtown was made apparent”.