HoW Two Do IT

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Heart of Worcestershire College has kick-started 2017 and is preparing to do the double after being nominated for the TES ‘Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching, learning and assessment’ award for the second time in three years.

Emerging as winners of the same award in 2015, the College’s ILT team are elated to be nominated for the second time in three years. The award recognises the College’s work in setting up and leading one of the largest national collaborative projects ever in Further Education; The Blended Learning Consortium.

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North Shropshire College Holds Integration Classes

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North Shropshire College (NSC) has been holding classes for local refugees teaching vital English and information that will come in useful in the local community such as medication names and popular sayings.

The group consists of 12 students, 10 from families taken in from Lebanon by the UN and 2 from Bangladesh that are also benefiting from the program.

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PUPPET SHOW EXAMINES BRITISH VALUES AT COLLEGE

puppet-show-examines-british-values-at-collegeBritish values took centre stage at City of Wolverhampton College this week when a leading puppet master bought his new show to the campus.

Steve Wright, from the Puppet Broadcasting Company, visited the college with his life size and visually stunning puppets to deliver a show on equality and diversity.

More than 200 students from a range of courses, including construction, creative arts, early years and hair & beauty, joined the audience to find out about the art of puppetry and how it can be used to discuss important issues. Continue reading

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Spring into Art!

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Former Art student, Kesia-Rose Taylor, has a “spring” in her step this week as her sculpture design was unveiled in Redditch Town Centre on Thursday 12th January 2017.

The public art project founded and driven by former Redditch Mayor, Malcolm Hall, and members of the Redditch Borough Council, celebrates the town’s industrial heritage. The piece, made by Artist Tim Tolkien, is a beautiful homage to the spring industry that is still prevalent in the local economy today. Continue reading

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Construction Students Build on Skills in Competition

Talented construction students kicked off the new term by battling against their classmates in a trade competition.

Over 200 construction students from a range of courses, including electrical, brickwork, carpentry, plumbing and painting & decorating, took part in the event at the college’s Construction Innovation centre. Continue reading

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Secrets to making apprenticeships work for you revealed at events

Many businesses are missing out on opportunities to upskill their staff because they don’t understand what’s available to them under the apprenticeship scheme. Now WCG is promising to dispel all the myths with a series of apprenticeship breakfasts across Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

As the largest college training provider in the region, WCG’s team are experts in making apprenticeships work for employers, and have recently been shortlisted in the TES FE Awards for Apprenticeship Programme of the Year and as Training Partner of the Year at the Semta Skills Awards. At the jargon-busting roadshows in Rugby, Warwick and Pershore, employers can find out: Continue reading

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IMPROVE COMPUTER SKILLS WITH COLLEGE COURSES

People wanting to brush up their IT skills can sign-up for part-time courses starting at City of Wolverhampton College later this month.

The college is offering short courses in word processing and spreadsheets, as well as sessions covering basic IT skills – such as using the internet and sending emails – for those who want to become confident in using online systems.   Continue reading

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