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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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