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18 Sep 2019
Autumn Delights at Refined!

  Wednesday 25 September sees the start of the restaurant’s autumn service. Their new and returning hospitality and cookery students and chefs, will be ready to welcome and delight you with their skills and tasteful ideas for this season.Opening times Don’t forget you can join them for lunch each Wednesday and Friday, with Wednesday and

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27 Aug 2019
Education
A-level students celebrate exam success

A-level students at West Nottinghamshire College are celebrating another excellent set of exam results, with the ‘class of 2019’ achieving the grades to progress to university, take up an apprenticeship or enter employment. Thursday 15 August 2019 was A-level Results Day and the college announced an overall pass rate of 98.8% – which is 1.2%

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10 Jul 2019
Have your say on college’s role in the community

Employers and stakeholders across Mansfield and Ashfield are invited to hear from West Nottinghamshire College’s new principal and chief executive, Andrew Cropley, about the college’s plans on a range of issues, and have their say on how all parties can work together more closely for the benefit of the local community.

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4 Jul 2019
Education
Jordan’s proud of his joinery hat-trick

A joinery and construction student from West Nottinghamshire College is celebrating a hat-trick of awards which he has scooped in just six months.   Jordan Harrison, 20, from Stanton Hill, Sutton-in-Ashfield, began the academic year in September by achieving the prestigious City & Guilds Medal of Excellence after being nominated by his tutor Andy Whyley,

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20 Jun 2019
Education
Molecular gastronomy meets fine dining at Refined

Chemistry will merge with cookery next week at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined fine dining restaurant, where students will be cooking up some unique flavours for diners.   The Derby Road-based restaurant has been the training ground for Level 3 Professional Cookery and Hospitality and Supervision students, and now it’s time for them to graduate from

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12 Jun 2019
Come and visit Rhubarb Farm!

RHUBARB FARM will be open to the public on Wednesday 3rd July from 10.30 to 4pm as part of Nottinghamshire National Gardens Scheme, because of our role in therapeutic horticulture. Visitors can look round the Farm, meet our volunteers and staff, look at all our facilities and enjoy cream teas, cakes and drinks served on

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29 May 2019
Education
Students host TV-style gameshows for end-of-term

Travel and tourism students at West Nottinghamshire College have fulfilled their last assignment with plenty of sparkle and spotlight.   The BTEC Level 3 Diploma year one group hosted an entertainment show for fellow colleagues and tutors on Tuesday 14 May which has been five months in the making and more than proved their top

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23 May 2019
Education
Four paws applause for students’ kind cash

The profits from a student-led Easter market at West Nottinghamshire College were presented to a local animal charity this week.   Kind-hearted learners who are studying practical work skills programmes at the college’s Derby Road campus hosted an Easter craft market back in March featuring home-made cakes, hand-made crafts, a tombola and a name the

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23 May 2019
Education
Students are relishing boost to catering service

Catering and hospitality students at West Nottinghamshire College are benefiting from an overhaul of a college bistro where they’re currently training for future careers in the industry.   Thanks to funding from a grant-giving charitable trust, the college’s Relish eatery has undergone a transformation and was relaunched yesterday to staff and students (7 May) enabling

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16 May 2019
Concept artist ‘hugely impressed’ by creative learners

A concept artist has been sharing his expertise with creative media students at West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road-based design studios.   Aiden Wilson, of Nottingham-based company, Brainbug Ltd met with creative media students on both the diploma and HND courses, to look at their own concept design ideas and talk about the software and technology

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9 May 2019
Education
AW Safety at School Assembly

Early April saw AW Safety’s H&S Consultant, Adrian Kirkby, and our office Administrator, Danielle Shaw, visit the staff and year 10 pupils at Mansfield’s Brunts Academy to enlighten the students about the “Golden rules” of H&S in the Workplace (being fit for work, receiving an induction, reporting unsafe acts, stopping if anything changes) and how

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9 May 2019
Bunzl Catering Supplies apprentices have the drive to succeed

Delivery drivers and warehouse operatives at the Mansfield branch of leading distribution company, Bunzl Catering Supplies (BCS), are on the road to career success.   This comes after West Nottinghamshire College joined forces with BCS to run a tailor-made training scheme that is equipping staff at the nationwide firm with the skills and qualifications to

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2 May 2019
Education
Chef Nathanial goes back to former training ground

Mansfield chef Nathanial Weaver, whose career has included a spell at one of the East Midlands’ top restaurants, returned to his culinary roots to train the current crop of industry hopefuls.   The former professional cookery student at West Nottinghamshire College went back to his former training ground to stage a ‘guest chef’ event at

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2 May 2019
Education
Your big day!

From the new company, Your Big Day Ltd, comes a really innovative video gift for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and more – narrated by the broadcaster and former BBC & ITN news anchor Sir Martyn Lewis. Whatever date and year (covering most of the last century) which you, your family or friends are celebrating, there is

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18 Apr 2019
3D Printing: Tool or Toy? Ingenuity Breakfast Event

Over recent years, 3D printing (also known as Additive Manufacturing) has found tremendous global resonance as a novel technology, but it now needs to demonstrate its capability to reliably deliver value in real-life applications.   The University of Nottingham is at the forefront of 3D printing research and holding a talk on 30th April at

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11 Apr 2019
Education
Students work together for suicide prevention

It was definitely not a full stop for students at West Nottinghamshire College last week as they thoughtfully supported Project Semicolon – the organisation dedicated to the prevention of suicide.   Project Semicolon’s work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide.   Students

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11 Apr 2019
Education
Budding forensics solve murder at college

Room 303 at West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road campus was sealed off with police tape last week, while a murder investigation was underway.   Forensics were called to the scene immediately upon the discovery of a body – however, this was purely a mock murder scene for BTEC Level 3 Applied Science students to test

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4 Apr 2019
Education
Students build on future of university

One of the UK’s largest universities has drafted in students from West Nottinghamshire College to help them with a future building challenge.   Eight students from the BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment students were invited to Sheffield Hallam University to take part in the Chartered Institute of Building’s Student Challenge Day.

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4 Apr 2019
Education
Ex-student shares her holistic journey
A former beauty therapy student from West Nottinghamshire College has visited current learners – giving them an insight into the holistic side of the industry.   Louise Summerscales, who completed the Level 3 Spa Therapy Diploma in 2012, returned to the college this month to assess a practical-led session which involved students giving her a.....
28 Mar 2019
Education
Hospitality students to get to grips with hotel life
For the second year running, hospitality students from West Nottinghamshire College will spend a week running Crowne Plaza Nottingham, as part of InterContinental Hotel Group’s (IHG’s) National Hotel Takeover in partnership with People 1st – a programme designed to encourage more young people to work in the hospitality industry.   More than 40 students –.....
28 Mar 2019
Education
Determined Thomas honoured with Courage Award
A brave and determined computer science student at West Nottinghamshire College has been honoured at an annual celebration of Mansfield’s most courageous youngsters. Thomas Wilcockson was one of 12 inspirational children and young people from schools, colleges and education-providers across the district commended at the Rotary Club of Mansfield’s 28th Courage Awards.   They were.....
22 Mar 2019
Education
Leading switchgear and controls manufacturer to run open event

West Nottinghamshire College’s apprenticeship arm will be hosting an apprentice open event at one of the UK’s largest Switchgear manufacturers, where people can find out more about vacancies within the company. AF Switchgear Ltd, based in Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, is seeking new apprentice recruits in electrical panel building, fabrication and welding and business administration to work

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28 Feb 2019
Education
Ellie-Rose’s art branches out to wider audience

An aspiring artist from West Nottinghamshire College has described her pride at seeing her work featured in a prestigious exhibition that is expected to attract 25,000 visitors.   Art and design student Ellie-Rose Duffin submitted a mixed-media piece she produced at college to the Harley Gallery’s 2019 Open Exhibition – and was thrilled when it

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14 Feb 2019
Education
New chair of governors “excited about the journey ahead”

A highly-experienced senior executive with a strong track record of helping organisations improve their performance has been named as West Nottinghamshire College’s new independent chair of governors. Sean Lyons officially took over the role on Friday 1 February, heading-up the college’s new-look corporation board, which has been bolstered by a string of recent appointments that

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7 Feb 2019
R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling exciting new plans on February 13

R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling plans for a new East Midlands based Construction Training Academy on February 13th. Working in collaboration with surrounding local authorities, industry partners, the CITB and other third party agencies, the new academy sets out to address the skills shortage faced regionally by the industry. They are seeking to establish collaborative partnerships

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31 Jan 2019
Education
West Notts amongst country’s top colleges for A-level progress

West Nottinghamshire College is amongst the top-performing colleges in the country for A-level progress, according to government data.   Figures released by the Department for Education last week, which ranked all schools and colleges in England on students’ progress and attainment in 2018, revealed that A-level learners at the Mansfield college achieved an ‘above average’

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24 Jan 2019
Education
It’s no stress for students after European travels

A Level students from West Nottinghamshire College have just returned from a week of fact-finding and knowledge sharing in Finland.   The visit to the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium (JEC) Gradia, Finland, saw eight students discovering more about how to build resilience and avoid stress during their studies.   This project was first explored in 2017

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17 Jan 2019
Samworth Academy: ‘New Year New Me’

On Friday the 25th January Samworth Academy are running a ‘Year 10 employability, skills and career ambitions’ whole day event called ‘New Year New Me’. It’s going to look at extracting the existing skillset that the students already have but might not realise they have. It will also be an opportunity for students to start

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4 Jan 2019
R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling plans for a new East Midlands based Construction Training Academy

R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling plans for a new East Midlands based Construction Training Academy. Working in collaboration with surrounding local authorities, industry partners, the CITB and other third party agencies, the new academy sets out to address the skills shortage faced regionally by the industry. They are seeking to establish collaborative partnerships with interested parties,

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2 Jan 2019
Students run to boost night shelter funds

West Nottinghamshire College students were seen running away from the Derby Road campus in droves on 19 December – all in the name of festive fundraising.   Over 140 runners took part in the annual 5km Santa fun run from college, to Berry Hill Park and back, dressed in an array of Christmas-themed costumes.  

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2 Jan 2019
Food and festive treats for furry friends

Animals at a rescue centre in Radcliffe-on-Trent are getting gifts of food, bedding, toys and treats thanks to the efforts of animal care students from West Nottinghamshire College.   The college’s annual shoe box appeal saw over 30 boxes and parcels donated and festively wrapped by two classes who are learning all about animal welfare.

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19 Dec 2018
Education
Film leads students to festive fundraising

A Level media students at West Nottinghamshire College have been inspired to help those less fortunate after watching an award-winning British film.   The drama I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach, follows the life and trials of a 59-year-old widowed carpenter, who, after suffering a major heart attack has been ordered by doctors to

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12 Dec 2018
Education
Joinery students give piano new lease of life

From the tinkling of the ivories to the clinking of glasses, joinery students at West Nottinghamshire College have used their wood-skills to transform an everyday item.   Entry-level students on the carpentry and joinery course have given a piano a new lease of life thanks to the Reloved project launched by tutors and technicians, while

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6 Dec 2018
Bringing in the pounds for pups

Students welcomed some cute, loyal and very intelligent special guests to West Nottinghamshire College last week.   Supported by Guide Dogs’ community fundraising development officer,Nichola Bonsall, guide dogs Jingle, Fudge, Jeanie and Darby,  visited the students at the college’s Derby Road campus with their owners and trainers.   For a small donation, students could meet

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29 Nov 2018
Education
Judges relished Charlotte’s dishes

Young chefs from seven Nottinghamshire schools were up to a culinary challenge last week when West Nottinghamshire College played host to the Future Chef competitions.   The competitions, which are run by hospitality, leisure and tourism body Springboard, saw thirteen schoolchildren cook up a two-course meal in timed conditions, within a £7 budget, in the

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22 Nov 2018
Education
Fruition of a royal iDEA

A visit to the capital by royal appointment was the highlight of last week for two members of West Nottinghamshire College staff.   Computer science curriculum manager Trudi Dean and head of creative, lifestyle and digital industries Nikki Slack had the pleasure of attending a very special event in London, hosted by His Royal Highness

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21 Nov 2018
Education
Jacob’s on cue for success

A seventeen-year-old West Nottinghamshire College student is gearing up for a sporting championship which will see him representing England next week.   Jacob Elmhirst, from Mansfield, will be representing the country in the Blackball International World Championships – otherwise known as pool, in a six-day tournament, starting on Tuesday (20 November). He will be competing

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16 Nov 2018
Education
Students tackle conflict in flight

Students from West Nottinghamshire College have been learning about how to handle the more challenging aspects of working in the travel industry. The year two BTEC Extended Diploma Travel and Tourism group have welcomed Maria Gunning from Thomas Cook to the college, as she passed on her experience of managing conflict in aviation. Maria, who

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15 Nov 2018
Education
Retail giant makes business sense for students

Business students at West Nottinghamshire College are getting work ready thanks to a partnership project with one of the UK’s largest retail stores.   Supermarket giant ASDA’s Forest Town store is helping BTEC National Diploma Level 3 Business students understand some of the key characteristics of model employees, thanks to a series of business talks,

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25 Oct 2018
Education
West Nottinghamshire College reaches out to apprentices in need

Teams of advisors and apprenticeship specialists at West Nottinghamshire College will be on-hand on Monday (22 October) to offer support to apprentices and employers from across the region.   Following the administration of Derby-based apprenticeship company Aspire Achieve Advance – better known as 3aaa – large numbers of apprentices in the region have been left

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25 Oct 2018
Education
College appoints interim principal to “build on its many strengths”

A senior leader with more than 35 years’ experience in the further education sector is set to take on the top job at West Nottinghamshire College.   Martin Sim has been appointed as interim principal and chief executive after impressing governors with his ambitions for the college.   He officially joins the organisation in early

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25 Oct 2018
Education
Make-up artists are talent of the future

Students from West Nottinghamshire College got the mirrors, brushes, lights and colour ready last week to show off their creativity and skills to an award-winning make-up artist.   Learners on the Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry welcomed Ashley Jones to the salons at the Derby Road campus, to discover more about his

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18 Oct 2018
Art Showcase is a shining success!

R.E.A.L. Education recently showcased the work of their pupils and students on Wednesday 17th October and I had the pleasure of attending and seeing the quality of work their students produce. There was a wide range of artwork both traditional and electronic.  There was even artwork created by robots programmed by students. The level of

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17 Oct 2018
New college apprenticeship moves leaders up

West Nottinghamshire College is helping to create managers of the future for the UK’s leading motor dealer franchise with a new professional diploma.   Twenty-four members of staff from Pendragon PLC have enrolled on to the Level 5 Management and Leadership Diploma through the college to develop their current managerial skills.   The first cohort

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Debating Brexit at a Local Level

Following on from May’s Breakfast meeting where those attending would have heard the author of the attached report, Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni, address the meeting and request subjects for interview.  We have now received the report and film from the London School of Economics and, as promised, we are sharing it as soon as it was received.

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26 Sep 2018
Education
College studies make positive impact on rehabilitated students

Tutors at West Nottinghamshire College have joined forces with a Nottinghamshire support service, offering rehabilitated drug and alcohol users with tailored support and learning – and the confidence to run their own event.   On Friday 7 September, students at Double Impact welcomed family, friends, staff and Mansfield MP Ben Bradley to a fundraising event

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20 Sep 2018
Education
Can you help Two Counties Trust (including Ashfield and Selston High Schools) Careers Fair?

Two Counties Trust (whose members include Ashfield School and Selston High School) are promoting their annual Careers Fair for students.  They are asking us if any 2020 members would be interested in being part of the event.  For all the details click: Event Information two counties careers event  or email Charlotte King at charlotte.king@twocountiestrust.co.uk.    

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19 Sep 2018
I-Sourcer’s hard work recognised across the Region

Mansfield based business i-Sourcer continues its phenomenal growth trend by scooping the Community Impact Award at The East Midlands Chamber Awards on Friday 14th September.  This was against tough competition from Maggi’s, Nottingham Forest Community Trust and Rothera Sharp Solicitors. As well as looking after the social media for 100+ Businesses from Mansfield to Bali,

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18 Sep 2018
Education
Jordan’s joy at joinery award

A joinery student from West Nottinghamshire College has been awarded a highly-prized City & Guilds Medal of Excellence. Jordan Harrison, 19, from Sutton-in-Ashfield is the only student within Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to achieve this accolade and one of just 86 people in the world to hold the prestigious golden medal this year – and has

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5 Sep 2018
Education
Congratulations to The ‘Oustanding’ Enchanted Garden Day Nursery!!!

The Enchanted Garden Day Nursery has just been awarded OUTSTANDING in all areas by Ofsted. Check out their Facebook page to see what people are saying about our achievement @TheEnchantedGardenDayNursery.   Read for yourself what Ofsted said about them by clicking here.  You’ll soon know what makes The Enchanted Garden Day Nursery an OUTSTANDING provider.

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7 Aug 2018
Education
Creative students bring their artistic talents to a colourful end-of-year exhibition

Costumes from Norse mythology, origami birds, mystical creatures, body parts and fashion were just a small selection of projects being exhibited by creative artists at West Nottinghamshire College.   The 2018 Arts Fest launched on Wednesday 13 June in the college’s state-of-the-art visual art and design centre at the Derby Road campus and welcomed students

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7 Aug 2018
Education
Lizzie is London bound

An ex-construction student from West Nottinghamshire College is feeling elated following her nomination for a prestigious national award.   Elizabeth Findlay, from Denby in Derbyshire, graduated from the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment last academic year with flying colours.   Her triple distinction star grades prompted tutor Lynsey Hanson

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3 Aug 2018
Education
Simply the best! National award for chef mentor Mandy

West Nottinghamshire College cookery mentor Mandy Prince is celebrating being named the best in the country.   The learner advisor and supervisor was announced as winner of the Best College Chef Mentor category at the UK’s first-ever Chef Mentor Awards, held at Celtic Manor Resort hotel, Newport, South Wales, earlier this month (Tuesday 17 July).

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11 Jul 2018
Colour for kids at college

A world of colour and creativity is being organised for youngsters at West Nottinghamshire College’s art studio this August. The summer art workshops on both 6 and 7 August will take place at the Derby Road campus and will be aimed at different age groups to bring out their artistic talents. The Creating Disney World

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11 Jul 2018
Education
Taste of restaurant business from ‘rising star’ chefs

Trainee chefs from West Nottinghamshire College got a taste of what it takes to create award-winning food and run a professional kitchen – from three former students who are rapidly making a name for themselves in the world of gastronomy. It came courtesy of an end-of-year trip by catering and hospitality students to renowned restaurant

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2 Jul 2018
Free workshop for members.  Harness the Power of Pictures!

Free workshop for members.  Harness the Power of Pictures for your Business at The Ingenuity Centre, University of Nottingham Innovation Park.   Following his breakfast talk on Tuesday 5th June, Dr Mark Rawlinson will be delving deeper into the theme of ‘The Power of Pictures’ at this full day workshop. Delegates are welcome to register for both

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2 Jul 2018
Education
Silver success for college’s higher education provision

West Nottinghamshire College delivers high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its university-level students and consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for higher education (HE).   That is the verdict of independent regulator the Office for Students (OfS), which has awarded the Mansfield college a prestigious silver rating in this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awards.

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28 Jun 2018
Hard work adds up to success for accounting apprentices

It all added up perfectly this week as accounting apprentices at West Nottinghamshire College celebrated achieving their apprenticeship qualifications.   More than twenty Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices together with their employers were invited to join tutors last Tuesday (19 June) at the college’s Refined fine dining restaurant for a celebratory meal and presentation.

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14 Jun 2018
Education
HE Fest and fun!

West Nottinghamshire College is staging a summer festival for those looking to go on to university-level studies.   The Higher Education Festival on Saturday 23 June, will take place at the college’s Derby Road campus and will offer both information and fun activities and will include representatives from local universities.   Attendees will be able

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14 Jun 2018
Education
College scores a hat-trick with BTEC accolades

It’s been a triple celebration at West Nottinghamshire College as two students and a member of staff scooped certificates for exceptional work in their curriculum areas.   Classmates Tom Patrick and Lucas Myles Spence both achieved a commended position for the BTEC Construction Student of the Year category of the annual BTEC Awards, along with

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30 May 2018
Education
A great way to help! Offering local work placements

The Beech Academy is a small school for children with Autism and Learning Difficulties in Mansfield. They are asking local businesses and Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 members to support them by offering work place experiences for our young people. They’ve written: Current data from Mencap (2017) shows that only 6% of people with learning difficulties in the UK

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29 May 2018
Evolve Alliance proudly hosts their second conference: Collaborate now, Innovate now, the class of 2035 Needs YOU!

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 09:30  – 15:30 Ransom Wood Conference Suite, Southwell Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HJ All the details and keynote speakers can be found at Evolve Alliance Invitation For any further details, please email Michael Lucas (mlucas@evolvetrust.org) or call Michael on 07482 240669.  

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29 May 2018
Education
Engineering innovators showcase their talents

Engineering students at West Nottinghamshire College have been researching and presenting their technical findings at an end-of-year showcase this week.   More than 30 students presented their final-year projects to tutors, business leaders and fellow students at the fifth Engineering Showcase., on Wednesday (23 May).   The students have each completed either the HNC in

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29 May 2018
Education
“Classics with a twist” at students’ graduation dinner

Trainee chefs and front-of-house professionals at West Nottinghamshire College are bringing the curtain down on their studies with a special evening in the place where they honed their skills.   Cookery students Charlotte Murden, Lucy Wilcockson and Kaleb Davis, and hospitality learners Sam Woolhouse and Jake Hayes are busy preparing their graduation dinner at college

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24 May 2018
Education
Graduating students to stage fine-dining finalé

Culinary creativity and sparkling service will be showcased by the next generation of chefs and hospitality professionals to come out of West Nottinghamshire College.   Students Jack Kelly, Nathan Kirby, Georgia McGuiness, Richard Smith, Aimee Field, Chloe Boyles and Lewis Thorpe are putting the finishing touches to their graduation evening on Thursday (24 May), which

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23 May 2018
Great opportunity for an apprentice

Employer : CCM LivePay (Central Computer Management Ltd) Location: Sovereign House, Lower Oakham Way, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield, NG18 5BY   Who is the employer? Where will I be working? CCM uses the latest technology to provide high quality payroll services to companies all over the UK.  We have been established for over 35 years

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18 May 2018
Engineering Showcase Invitation

      2018 Engineering Showcase InvitationLocal engineering companies are invited to come along to West Notts College’s Engineering Showcase.   The showcase is being held at the Vision University Centre next Wednesday 23rd May, with a lunch and networking session 12-12.45pm, followed by a session 12.45 -2.00pm for guests to drop in at any

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17 May 2018
Enterprising students develop supermarket products

Young business entrepreneurs and budding marketeers from West Nottinghamshire College pitched their best business ideas to industry experts in a competition inspired by television’s Dragon’s Den.   Dubbed the Future Business Leader Challenge, the day-long event was organised by BTEC Level 3 Business Diploma students Millie Hastings, 17, Kelsey Wilson, 18 and Jack Dring, 22.

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17 May 2018
Places on training courses for 2018!

AW Safety Managements announces courses for the second half of 2018 and offers 2020 members a 20% (budget safety) reduction in fees!  Book early! Training Year Planner 2018 Location Duration Accreditation cost Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec IOSH MS High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9PR 3 days IOSH £475.00 25-27th First Aid High Street, Edwinstowe,

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16 May 2018
Education
Childcare challenge brings success

Children’s story-telling and interactive displays were the themes in a regional childcare competition entered by two West Nottinghamshire College students – earning one of them a prized second place. Bringing their Level 2 Childcare skills to the test Tristan Jones and Britney Rayner, both 17, worked alongside five other colleges – South Staffordshire College, South

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9 May 2018
Education
Driving apprenticeships forward

West Nottinghamshire College will be holding specialist employment open days this month at one of the UK’s largest automotive retailers.   Apprenticeships in customer service at Pendragon in Annesley, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, are currently available for people looking to gain employment and training in the motor vehicle company’s customer service team.   The Level 2 qualification would

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3 May 2018
Education
SHAPE YOUR FUTURE AND OURS – JOIN OUR GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

We’re looking for talented, ambitious recent graduates and final year students to join our two year Graduate Development Programme. To be eligible for the scheme you need to either be: currently studying at Nottingham Trent University or the University of Nottingham a resident of Nottinghamshire or Nottingham a current employee of the County Council You

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3 May 2018
Education
A Level students extend knowledge through research

From creating a virtual reality chemistry lesson to looking into the future of British farming post-Brexit, these were just a couple of the projects being researched by students at West Nottinghamshire College.   A Level students have been showcasing their research and presentation skills as part of their academic studies through the The Extended Project

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2 May 2018
Education
Ex-serviceman switched on to new success!!

An ex-serviceman has spoken about his time at West Nottinghamshire College being his “lifeline” following a regional college skills competition win. Forty-seven-year-old Stanley Smith, a student on the Level 2 City & Guilds Electrical Electrotechnology course, has scooped a first place trophy at New College Stamford, as part of WorldSkills UK’s Prepare East Midlands competitions,

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5 Apr 2018
CREATIVES, INNOVATORS AND ENTREPRENEURS SHOW OFF THEIR SKILL

  Budding entrepreneurs and innovators have joined together in a college-wide competition to seek out students’ talent, creativity and ground-breaking ideas at West Nottinghamshire College. Student FIRST is an initiative launched by the college to reward learners’ initiative and new ideas for both charity and innovation. FIRST stands for Future Innovation Recognising Student Talents. The

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