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    Carshalton College is the only College in London and the South East to offer the IMI Awards Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automobile Studies for Master Technicians. New for September 2013, this qualification can be studied part time for one year to fit with your working schedule.

    Visit the Higher Education Information Evening on Thursday 11 July from 5.00pm to 7.30pm to find out more about this qualification and how it will increase your knowledge and expertise in the workplace and provide an excellent route onto a Foundation Degree. 

    The course comprises of 5 units looking at Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology, Advanced Vehicle Drive Line Chassis Technology, Advanced Fuel Vehicle, Technical Support and Advice and Management Principles.

    The work completed is assessed through a mixture of written assignments, practical work, observations, on line examinations and demonstrations.

    As the main provider of Higher Education in the London Borough of Sutton, the College has over 50 years experience in providing vocational courses for students of all ages and abilities to realise their ambitions.

    The Information Evening is an informal event to provide an opportunity to meet the tutors, ask questions, find out about Student finance information and guidance and apply for a start this September. 

    For more details on our Information Evening

    Please call Tim Ellison on 020 8544 4530, or email Tim at timothy.ellison@carshalton.ac.uk.

    We look forward to meeting you soon.


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    On Tuesday 11 June two construction students from Carshalton College, Jodon Torre and Daniel Barclay took part in the SkillBuild regional competition. 

    The SkillBuild competition is the largest multi-trade competition in the country for construction trainees and apprentices, covering ten craft occupations. SkillBuild is run by CITB with the endorsement of WorldSkills, competition managers for the bi-annual WorldSkills competitions, and covers ten craft occupations including Bricklaying. 

    Jodon Torre and Daniel Barclay currently studying their Level 2 cSkills Diploma in Brickwork at Carshalton College took part in the Senior Category in the Bricklaying competition with competitors from five other Colleges. 

    The students were presented with a plan of the wall they were required to build within 6 hours. Both Jodon and Daniel took on the task in a mature and efficient manner and built impressive walls. The two students only narrowly missed out on a place in the next round where entrants will have the opportunity to challenge for a place on the WorldSkills UK team.

    College Tutor, Matthew Proctor said “Both Daniel and Jodon rose to the challenge of the competition and built sound walls under the time and competition pressure. We are really proud of their achievement at the competition.”

    For more information, please contact:
    e: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4558


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    Come to our Information Point

    Our Information Point offers free impartial advice & guidance on post 16 course options available across London & Surrey.

    Open on the following dates & times:

    Monday 19 August 2013:                   9.00am – 4.00pm
    Tuesday 20 August 2013:                   9.00am – 4.00pm
    Wednesday 21 August 2013:              9.00am – 4.00pm
    Thursday 22 August 2013:                  8.30am – 8.00pm
    Friday 23 August 2013:                      9.00am – 4.00pm
    Tuesday 27 August 2013:                   9.00am – 8.00pm
    Wednesday 28 August 2013:              9.00am – 8.00pm
    Thursday 29 August 2013:                  9.00am – 8.00pm
    Friday 30 August:                              9.00am – 4.00pm
    W/C 2 September:                             9.00am – 5.00pm

    “I'd like to say thank you once again for the career guidance and help you gave me. I would have missed out on an educational opportunity if I didn't come to the Information Point”
    Daniel Bright

    In order to enrol on a course, if possible, please bring: 

    • Birth Certificate (if you have one) or Valid Passport
    • National Insurance Number
    • Fees (if 19 and over)*
    • If you receive a means tested benefit, please bring in a letter confirming this (dated within the last 6 months). This may allow a reduction on the course fees. There may be some additional fees to be paid.
    •  Original exam certificates
    •  CRB Fee and documents - this applies only to Childcare or Health & Social Care course enrolments.
    • If you are 16-19, a reference from your school or your last school report.

    * The government rules for providing remission from any fees have changed, so if you would like any further information on these changes together with any financial support that may be available, please contact Customer Services on 0208 544 4501.

    If you are required to pay fees, you will be able to so in the following way:-

    • Enrolments after 31st July 2013. First instalment of 50% payable at enrolment and a second instalment of 50% two months after enrolment.

    Carshalton College                                          
    Nightingale Road                                              
    Carshalton
    Surrey                                                                   
    SM5 2EJ
    For details on how to find the College please go to our location page.
                                                                    
    For further information, please contact:
    e: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4501


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  • 07/11/13--09:06: Meet the Buyer Event
  • KIER INVITES LOCAL BUSINESSES TO ‘MEET THE BUYER’ IN KINGSTON

    Local companies from Kingston upon Thames are being offered the chance to build business relationships with leading repairs and maintenance provider, Kier. The company is hosting a ‘meet the buyer’ event on Thursday 18 July between 8am and 4pm at Kingston United Reformed Church, Richard Mayo Centre, Eden Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1HZ

    As a leading provider of housing maintenance services across the country, Kier is looking to further develop its presence and economic impact in the Kingston area by working alongside local suppliers and subcontractors to deliver maintenance work in the social housing sector.

    The meet the buyer event will enable local suppliers and subcontractors with the following expertise to discuss available opportunities:

     

    • Aids and Adaptations
    • Joinery
    • Responsive maintenance
    • Mechanical installations
    • Void property refurbishment
    • Multi-skilled trades
    • Kitchen and bathroom replacement
    • Painting
    • Asbestos removal
    • Plastering
    • Bricklaying
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Roofing
    • Gas maintenance
    • Scaffolding
    • Insulation – internal/external
    • Cleaning

    Kier regional managing director, David Mawson, said: “Kier is a leading provider of maintenance services across the country and we will work together with local suppliers and subcontractors to put efficiency, service improvements and customer excellence as our top priorities.”

    Claire Makin from Constructionline said: “It is often difficult for local contractors to have opportunities to get involved with larger opportunities. For this reason, it is great to see Kier sourcing local subcontractors, suppliers and tradespeople to help support local projects. This is one of the many added-value benefits we provide for our suppliers – we want to help them find and secure work and also make it easier for businesses to find reliable and local construction companies.”

    This event is supported by the Power Assessment and Training Centre at Kingston College - a leading provider of construction, electrical, plumbing, gas, and renewable energy training to industry professionals.

    The event is free and all business owners are welcome; registration is advised to avoid disappointment. Please register online here -http://www.constructionline.co.uk/events

    For more information about Kier visit: www.kier.co.uk

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    Notes to editors

    Kier is a leading construction, services and development group.  It is the leading repair and maintenance provider working in social housing in the UK - this year alone it will maintain over 240,000 homes and carry out more than half a million repairs, ensuring its service meets the needs of local communities.

    Constructionline is a public private partnership between the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (formerly BERR) and Capita Business Services.

    As a national online database, it is the UK's largest pre-qualification certification scheme for contractors and consultants. Its aim is to improve efficiencies for buyers and suppliers in the construction industry, specifically by reducing the duplication of work and administration relating to the process of pre-qualifying suppliers for construction contracts.

    Constructionline is open to public and private sector organisations and owned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The Local Government Task Force also recommend using Constructionline as part of the pre-qualification and tendering process.

    For more information on Constructionline please visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALotzS1Wlno

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    Carshalton College Interactive Media Students took part in a National Competition run by Lloyds TSB. The competition was to produce an animation offering a solution to the public’s lack of faith in the banking industry.

    The two teams produced outstanding pieces of work which resulted in the teams being awarded second and third place out of 60 entries from Sixth Forms and Colleges around the country.

    All the successful students have now gained a place at the prestigious I am Creative Boot Camp being held during the summer at Camberwell School of Art. The students have also won exclusive work experience opportunities on video productions with advertising agencies through the rest of their College time.

    Mark Gatehouse, Creative Industries Tutor at Carshalton College says “This is a great achievement for our students and highlights the level of skill our students are working at. To have the opportunity to take part in the I am Creative Boot Camp is fantastic and with the opportunity to complete work placements with successful organisations in the industry really enables our students to get all the experience they can before entering the work place on finishing the course.”

    The photo shows 5 Carshalton College Year 1 Interactive Media Students with the CEO of Rainey Kelly Y&R advertising.

    For more information, please contact:
    e: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4501


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    At Carshalton College we have a great reputation for Full Time courses and Apprenticeships, but we also offer a range of Part Time courses designed to fit around your lifestyle and needs.

    Our flexible Part Time and work based courses run during the day, evening and weekends. Whether you are thinking about taking up a new hobby, developing your skills or gaining a necessary qualification for your career, we probably have a course for you.

    Click on the link below to download our 2013/14 Part Time Booklet today.

    There are a variety of courses to enrol on in Accounting, Hair & Beauty, Health & Social Care, Childcare & Early Years, Education, IT, ESOL, Motor Vehicle, Multimedia and Music Technology. We also provide part time courses in Electrical, Gas, Plumbing, Health & Safety and Renewable Energy at our Power Assessment and Training Centre,

    If you are interested in a Part Time Course and would like to talk to someone, our Customer Services team are here to help with any queries regarding course options, fees, facilities and accessibility.

    Come and visit Carshalton College at an Open Event to find out more and talk to tutors and students and take a tour of the College. Our next Open Event is on Wednesday 16 October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

    For more information, please contact
    e: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4501


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    The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, visited The Power Centre at Carshalton College on Friday 19 July to get a taste of industry recognised renewable energy training and to experience first-hand from our students how they were being prepared for a bright future in the renewable energy sector.   He was also joined by Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington.

    Edward Davey and Tom Brake had the opportunity to sit in with learners on a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training course and to gain some knowledge on how solar panels work and how they are installed and maintained by fully qualified engineers.  

    A number of Liberal Democrat MPs spent Friday visiting local apprentices to highlight the work which the Liberal Democrats in government are doing to create more private sector jobs and apprenticeships.  Since the coalition government was formed in 2010 over a million new private sector jobs have been created.  Now we are looking to create a million more.

    Commenting on his visit, Edward Davey said, “The Power Centre does fantastic work training apprentices and upskilling workers to provide services across a number of different forms of energy.  It was fantastic to be able to take the opportunity to sit in on a lesson about installing solar panels and to be able to see, first hand, the learning process behind this.  I am proud of the work the coalition government is doing to expand Green Jobs and I am delighted that a partnership which includes Kingston College is leading the way in this.”

    Tom Brake said:

    “I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with students to learn the ins and outs of one of the most promising forms of renewable energy - Solar PV.  At the end of the session, I almost felt qualified to install solar PV panels myself! "

    Both ministers were welcomed to the Centre by Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal of Carshalton and Kingston College.  An interview and photo opportunity took place with Building magazine for their feature on the Green Deal.

    The Power Assessment  and Training Centre, a partnership between Carshalton and Kingston Colleges, provides industry responsive gas, plumbing, electrical, construction and renewable energy courses, ensuring that employers across the building services engineering, construction and low carbon energy sectors have the skills required to increase productivity and take advantage of emerging business opportunities.

    The Power Centre, as part of Carshalton College, is undergoing extensive construction and re-modelling to incorporate exciting new plans for a dedicated Environmental Technologies teaching, demonstration and research facility, allowing access to retrofit and energy efficiency training at craft, technician and professional levels across a range of technologies including solar thermal, heat pumps and insulation.

    As a Lead Hub within the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies network, The Power Centre is currently leading a transformation in the way the UK plans, develops and delivers skills in a wide range of renewable and environmental technologies.

    For further information, please contact us on 0845 408 4024 or via email at enquiries@powertrainingcentre.co.uk.

    Full details can be found on our website at www.powertrainingcentre.co.uk


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  • 07/29/13--02:26: 2013/14 Open Event Dates
  • We are inviting prospective learners to our Open Events with tours, talks & demonstrations on:

    Wednesday 16 October 2013, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
    Saturday 16 November 2013, 9.30am to 1.00pm
    Wednesday 8 January 2014, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
    Wednesday 5 March 2014, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

    Carshalton College has been educating people and realising students’ ambitions for more than 50 years and boasts excellent facilities that are continuously evolving to provide an outstanding vocational learning environment. The College offers a vast selection of Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships, Skills for Work & Life and Higher Education courses for students of all ages and abilities. These include qualifications in art & design, accounting, digital media, games development, music technology, construction, brickwork, plastering, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, motor vehicle, health & social care, childcare, catering, hairdressing, beauty, sport, public services and IT.

    Our Open Events provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about the skills and vocation education routes available and try something new either if looking to learn a new skill, trade or profession or developing a career.

    Tours of the College will be taking place throughout the events. The Student Support Centre will be at the events to offer advice and guidance on finances, education & training opportunities and information on College Life.

    For further information click on the event date above.


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    Come to our Information Point

    Our Information Point offers free impartial advice & guidance on post 16 course options available across London & Surrey. If you are waiting to receive your GCSE results you can enrol from Thursday 22 August 2013.

    Information Point is open on the following dates & times:

    Monday 19 August 2013:                   9.00am – 4.00pm
    Tuesday 20 August 2013:                   9.00am – 4.00pm
    Wednesday 21 August 2013:              9.00am – 4.00pm
    Thursday 22 August 2013:                  8.30am – 8.00pm
    Friday 23 August 2013:                      9.00am – 4.00pm
    Tuesday 27 August 2013:                   9.00am – 8.00pm
    Wednesday 28 August 2013:              9.00am – 8.00pm
    Thursday 29 August 2013:                  9.00am – 8.00pm
    Friday 30 August:                              9.00am – 4.00pm
    W/C 2 September:                             9.00am – 5.00pm

    “I'd like to say thank you once again for the career guidance and help you gave me. I would have missed out on an educational opportunity if I didn't come to the Information Point”
    Daniel Bright

    In order to enrol on a course, if possible, please bring: 

    • Birth Certificate (if you have one) or Valid Passport
    • National Insurance Number
    • Fees (if 19 and over)*
    • If you receive a means tested benefit, please bring in a letter confirming this (dated within the last 6 months). This may allow a reduction on the course fees. There may be some additional fees to be paid.
    •  Original exam certificates
    •  CRB Fee and documents - this applies only to Childcare or Health & Social Care course enrolments.
    • If you are 16-19, a reference from your school or your last school report.

    * The government rules for providing remission from any fees have changed, so if you would like any further information on these changes together with any financial support that may be available, please contact Customer Services on 0208 544 4501.

    If you are required to pay fees, you will be able to so in the following way:-

    • Enrolments after 31st July 2013. First instalment of 50% payable at enrolment and a second instalment of 50% two months after enrolment.

    Carshalton College                                          
    Nightingale Road                                              
    Carshalton
    Surrey                                                                   
    SM5 2EJ
    For details on how to find the College please go to our location page.
                                                                    
    For further information, please contact:
    e: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4501


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  • 07/30/13--07:25: Enrol at Carshalton College
  • Come to Carshalton College to enrol on the course you want to start in September 2013.

    If you are waiting to receive GCSE results you can enrol from Thursday 22 August at the times below. If you are not waiting for GCSE results you can enrol now. Our Customer Services team is available Monday – Thursday from 8.30am – 5.00pm and on Fridays from 8.30am – 4.30pm.

    Enrol with your GCSE results from:

    Thursday 22 August 2013:                8.30am – 8.00pm
    Friday 23 August 2013:                    9.00am – 4.00pm
    Tuesday 27 August 2013:                 9.00am – 8.00pm
    Wednesday 28 August 2013:            9.00am – 8.00pm
    Thursday 29 August 2013:                9.00am – 8.00pm
    Friday 30 August:                            9.00am – 4.00pm
    W/C 2 September:                           9.00am – 5.00pm

    In order to enrol on a course, if possible, please bring: 

    • Birth Certificate (if you have one) or Valid Passport
    • National Insurance Number
    • Fees (if 19 and over)*
    • If you receive a means tested benefit, please bring in a letter confirming this (dated within the last 6 months). This may allow a reduction on the course fees. There may be some additional fees to be paid.
    • Original exam certificates
    • CRB Fee and documents - this applies only to Childcare or Health & Social Care course enrolments.
    • If you are 16-19, a reference from your school or your last school report.

    * The government rules for providing remission from any fees have changed, so if you would like any further information on these changes together with any financial support that may be available, please contact Customer Services on 0208 544 4501.

    If you are required to pay fees, you will be able to so in the following way:-

    • Enrolments after 31st July 2013. First instalment of 50% payable at enrolment and a second instalment of 50% two months after enrolment.

    Carshalton College                                          
    Nightingale Road                                              
    Carshalton
    Surrey                                                                   
    SM5 2EJ

    For details on how to find the College please go to our location page.
                                                                    
    For further information, please contact:
    e: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4501


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    Carshalton College and Kingston College have numerous Apprenticeship vacancies with a wide range of employers including Hairdressing, Childcare, Carpentry, Maintenance Operations, Engineering and Electrical Installation.

    Apprenticeships will provide you with the opportunity to earn a salary while gaining a recognised qualification. For more information call 020 8268 2857.

    The Employment and Enterprise Zone (EEZ) is a great new service which supports unemployed people of all ages across South West London in entering into sustainable employment. The Centre, which also supports innovation and business start-ups, is a new joint venture between Kingston College and Carshalton College.

    The two colleges have created an individual but centrally managed Employment and Enterprise Centre, which will provide a recruitment agency service and a dedicated resource to support unemployed people to acquire employment and vocational skills in preparation for work. By working together, each College is able to provide a collectively more comprehensive service across a wider geographical area. The EEZ will work with socially responsible employers to ensure work experience, apprenticeships and permanent employment opportunities. Additionally, the centre will provide a high quality recruitment service to employers to help support the efficient recruitment of staff.

     Current Vacancies

    Here are some of the vacancies we are currently looking for enthusiastic apprentices for. If you are interested in any of the vacancies please email Rebecca.reid@kingston-college.ac.uk with your CV attached quoting the job title in the subject or call 020 8268 2857.

    Boogie Management, Surbiton Business Administration Level 2

    This is a great opportunity to enter the entertainment industry and learn the basics from the ground up with a view to developing a successful career in the sector. Boogie Management is a small office (currently 5 staff). They provide thousands of nights of live entertainment to cruise ships, ferries, hotels and holiday resorts each year. With slick and organised systems to guarantee the successful delivery of contracts, your role involves the preparation of large volumes of contracts as well as extensive use of databases, email and internet. You will be taking and making phone calls to acts and agents, keeping first class records and diaries relating to acts, venues and projects.

    Private Room, Hampton Hairdressing Level 2

    This is a wonderful opportunity to join a brand new salon in Hampton. You will be working with and learning from one of the industry’s most inspirational hair stylist with experience from international fashion shows, through to working in Harrods before being offered the exciting position of Artistic Director at the Elizabeth Arden Spa in Mayfair. During this time he was also guest artist at the Red Door Salon on 5th Avenue in New York and in their Chicago salon. This Apprenticeship will give you the experience of what is required to work in a demanding atmosphere of glamour and sophistication where high standards are expected.

    Dwight Isaacs, Oxshott Hairdressing Level 2

    This great salon is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic apprentice to join the team, learning the ropes from the ground up. Initially you will start by assisting stylists by shampooing, looking after clients, making refreshments, providing magazines etc. You will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of salon, keeping stock levels up and ensuring the displays are kept neat and tidy. You will also observing and work with stylists helping preparation of colour and with the application of colour. You will have the chance to work with high profile hairdressing professionals and for the right person your role could take you to photo shoots and working on location.

    Holland Hahn and Wills, Hampton Wick Office Assistant – Business Administration Level 2

    A local finance company are looking to recruit a bright and articulate Business Admin apprentice to join the practice. The organisation is a firm of Wealth Managers looking to provide an office Apprenticeship. They are looking for a confident and well presented individual to learn a range of general office duties and to take specific responsibility for maintaining our client files.

    The majority of the administration involves the use of a complex cloud computing system, for which they will provide on the job training. In addition, you will gain experience of other office equipment; telephone; fax; printing; photocopying & scanning. The work is varied and will involve ad hoc projects, working independently and as part of a team.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for dealing with all post (including the weighing and franking) and deliveries, ordering of all office supplies and ad hoc local trips i.e. bank, post office. As a small professional but friendly team it is essential that you take pride in your work. It is an ideal opportunity for somebody who has initiative and longer term would like to progress their career within the financial sector.

    Katys House, Kingston Childcare Level 2

    Katys House look after children from 3 months to 2 years in the baby room and then 3-5 years in the nursery. You will be involved with all aspects of their daily care, provide simulating entertainment, read stories and provide lunch.

    Enviko, Kingston Plumbing Level 2

    An excellent opportunity has arisen with Enviko to work as an apprentice engineer in the renewable energy sector. The successful candidate will primarily focus on plumbing based technologies with plenty of scope to diversify on a daily basis. Enviko are a nationwide renewable energy installation company with over 8 years’ experience in the industry. The position on offer is working from our Kingston office and operating throughout the south east of England. The successful candidate will be offered a diverse, interesting scope of work and have the opportunity to learn multiple skills often unavailable in regular installation work.

    The scope of work will be a mix of commercial and domestic and involve installing plant such as cylinders, compressors, pumps and roof mounted collectors. The successful candidate will primarily focus on plumbing based technologies where they will work alongside a qualified tradesman and guided through the installation process.

    Mint Hair and Beauty, Twickenham Hairdressing Level 2

    Working in the historical Church Street in the heart of Twickenham, you will become a crucial part of the team, looking after the clients thoughout their whole experience with MINT. As an assistant your duties will start with the preparation of the salon cleaning areas, sweeping hair and ensuring all products and displays are replenished. As you develop skills and experience you will begin welcoming clients to the salon, offering refreshments and magazines. You will develop onto shampooing and conditioning hair, including massage techniques as well as reception duties. You will then be involved with assisting the colourists with preparation of colour and some application of colour as well as basic cutting.

    Taxassit, Caterham Accountancy

    Your role will involve answering the telephone, meeting clients and liaising via the use of email and the telephone. You will develop your Book keeping skills, using SAGE XERO and EXCEL. You role will grow to completing VAT returns and being given the opportunity to undertake more complex tasks, under supervision. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work towards becoming a fully qualified accountant.

    Mars UK, Berkshire, Slough Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 2

    A key contributor to this organisation's success, are the Technicians and Engineers who play a vital role in ensuring smooth operation of processes by delivering world-class engineering solutions. Following the first year, which will be spent full time at college, you will work at the Slough factory where the manufacture of many of the countries favourite confectionery brands such as Mars, Snickers, Maltesers and Galaxy. You will work in a variety of functions to obtain the skills required to succeed as a highly valued Technician, while continuing to attend college one day per week. During the four-year Apprenticeship, you will receive a generous wage, free healthcare and membership of our private pension scheme.

    Metropolis, Hairdresser Apprenticeship Level 2

    Metropolis Hairdressing in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, is an elegant yet inviting salon experience with a boutique feel. Amongst thousands of UK salons, Metropolis was voted Best Independent Salon by the Fellowship for British Hairdressing. Metropolis has the industry's top hairdressing talent and offers quality products including L'Oreal, Kerastase, Revlon, Style Masters, GHD, and Orofludio. At Metropolis you will receive invaluable training with Robert Masciave and the styling team, all in preparation for your future career. Duties that you will come across varies from making coffee, shampooing, conditioning, mixing colours, making phone calls, and generally keeping up with the salon's high standards of a clean business. As your skills develop you will learn techniques including application of colour, styling and eventually cutting.

    Stars, Kingston/Worcester Park Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2

    This opportunity will provide you with the knowledge to support parents and carers of children in your care. You will work alongside an excellent team of experienced childcare practitioners who take a flexible and self-motivated approach. You will be learning how to provide educational and stimulating entertainment for the children. You will be hands on with arts and crafts as well as attending to their needs such as providing lunch and ensuring the children have a varied day. Alongside your training you will be fully supported and mentored throughout your placement, with excellent benefits and terms of employment, it is likely that you will be offered a permanent placement on completion of your Apprenticeship.

    Nuffield Health and Fitness Centre, Cheam Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2

    This is a great opportunity for someone who has already completed Level 2 in childcare. You will be working alongside professional childcare and teaching staff to provide an excellent environment for the children. You will be hands on playing with the children, getting involved with story time, accompanying on outside games and play. You will also build and maintain effective communication and positive relationships with staff, parents, carers, families and relevant professionals, whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality. You will be working to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum you will be involved with each child’s learning development as well as encouraging healthy eating and wellbeing.

    Hype, Thames Ditton Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2

    An experience with quality hairdressers and real life experiences in a vibrant unisex salon. You will need to be able to carry out all junior duties, to include answering the phone, reception duties, meeting clients, shampooing, sweeping floor and some cleaning. Leading on to application of colour and blow drying.

    BHF Group , Weybridge Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2

    The BHF group is one of the oldest and largest privately owned hairdressing groups in Southern England. We now have five salons, one in Weybridge plus salons in Addlestone, Hersham, Molesey and Hampton Court. BHF Weybridge is the flagship of the company and Andrew Nash, the managing director of the company is a very talented hairdresser and is based there. Andrew is also an expert in hair extensions and has trained all of the other salons personally to his high standards ensuring the brand image is upheld across Surrey. We specialise in cutting, colouring, hair extensions, perming and relaxing. Duties will include meeting and greeting, offering teas and coffees, answering the phones and making appointments, shampooing, conditioning, removal of colour as well as ensuring the salon is kept clean and tidy at all times. As your skills develop you will learn techniques including application of colour, styling and eventually cutting. Hours will include Saturdays and one evening a week. Penny Farthing, Wimbledon

    Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2

    Working within a friendly team you will assist with meeting and creating clients, answering the phones and making appointments. You will look after clients whilst in the salon, offering refreshments. It will be your responsibility to ensure the magazines are on display neatly and up to date. You will also need to a make sure the salon is tidy and welcoming. Polishing mirrors and sweeping up hair. As the apprentice you will as be involved with shampooing and with time progress to some colouring.

    Woodcote Park Golf Club, Coulsdon Catering Apprenticeship Level 2

    A great experience within the catering industry. You will be expected to be able to help prepare a wide range of food, help plate and maintain standards. You need to have a passion for food and have a great amount of enthusiasm. You will be working full time and attending college once a week. This is a perfect chance for you, if you love to cook and a great qualification to help you within your career path.


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    Are you 16-24?

    Have you just left school or are unemployed and looking for an apprenticeship in Construction? Do you want to learn new skills in a site environment and build and refurbish your community?

    Following on from the success of Building lives, we are now looking for a new group of apprentices to start a construction qualification.

    Our apprenticeship is a multi-skilled qualification, meaning that our apprentices learn a bit of everything, from plastering and plumbing, to bricklaying and roofwork!

    Within 3 months on the scheme you'll be:

    • Earning £99 a week
    • Gaining a Level 2 in Construction
    • Building and refurbishing
    • Learning new skills

    For more information please view below link and to find out if you eligible, please contact Philippa Somerset on 07734 959191.

    Building Lives information


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    Carshalton College is undergoing a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into a single central location.

    The new build comes with the desire to bring the department areas together and to modernise the buildings using state of the art sustainable technologies. The new centre will improve the quality and environment of the delivery of the construction and motor vehicle curriculum. The building will be a striking and informal building within which flexible 21st century teaching environments will inspire students and staff.

    The centre will be connected to the existing college’s main building and will be ideally situated for access, servicing and deliveries.

    Derek Spencer, Head of Facilities said “We have spent considerable time planning the new centre and ensuring that every stage of the new build is completed efficiently and with minimal impact on the College until its opening in September 2014. We think we have a unique centre in the making with a lean, mean & green sustainable strategy.”

    The materials that are being used in the development have been selected for theirsustainable characteristics and achieve a degree of architectural quality that is consistent with its setting whilst producing an inspiring design conceived so that the building can act as an advertisement for its function to both staff and students.

    Janet Sherborne, Head of College said “We are really excited by the new centre which is now underway and believe the centre will achieve our new build objectives, primarily to provide a positive, energetic and sustainable environment for our students to learn in. For our students learning in such facilities and with our skilled teaching staff we are confident they will be highly regarded by employers.” 

    The centre is expected to be completed in September 2014.

    For more information contact:
    E: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    T: 020 8544 4558


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  • 08/21/13--03:08: Top Tips for Results Day
  • Thursday 22nd August 2013 will be a day in the life of many Year 11 students and their families that they will never forget.

    Whether you’re elated or disappointed do not make knee-jerk decisions that you may regret later. There are courses at all levels to meet everybody’s needs. These include over 70 A Level subjects to choose from across South London and over 400 Extended Diplomas. In addition, there are thousands of other courses such as NVQs, Apprenticeships, BTEC Firsts at Levels 1, 2 and 3. So, whatever your results, there are exciting opportunities available. However, as this day is so important it is crucial you are well prepared.

    Step 1: Before results day ensure you have all documentation from your future provider to hand

    This will include entry requirements, offer letters and enrolment arrangements.

    Step 2: Get your results as early as possible

    Many schools will now give access to your results via email or through their intranet. However, go to school as soon as possible to get your certificates as these will be required by all providers before they can enrol you. Enrolment for many courses starts on Thursday at midday, so you need to check your enrolment arrangements and ensure you are punctual for your allocated time. If you cannot attend at the allocated time, contact your chosen college and let them know.

    Step 3: Do not panic

    You may be aiming to progress from GCSE (Level 2) onto A Level/BTEC Diplomas (Level 3), for which entry requirements are generally 5 A-Cs including Maths and English, although this varies between courses and institutions.

    But, if you have not met entry requirements do not panic and do not feel that you have failed. There are lots of other opportunities there for you. Sensitive, professional advice and support are available free in many places and can help you make a new plan for the future very quickly.

    Step 4: Get advice

    Visit Carshalton College's Information Point

    Our professional team of career advisers and tutors will work with you in order to explore the best possible course choices. Parents are encouraged to attend too as this is a critical time in the decision making process. Our teams do not only look at courses at Carshalton College, but will advise on study options across Surrey and South London by looking at all post 16 providers to ensure you enrol on a course which is right for you.

    The Information Point at Carshalton College is open on:

    Wednesday 21 August 2013:              9.00am – 4.00pm
    Thursday 22 August 2013:                  8.30am – 8.00pm
    Friday 23 August 2013:                      9.00am – 4.00pm
    Tuesday 27 August 2013:                   9.00am – 8.00pm
    Wednesday 28 August 2013:              9.00am – 8.00pm
    Thursday 29 August 2013:                  9.00am – 8.00pm
    Friday 30 August:                               9.00am – 4.00pm
    W/C 2 September:                              9.00am – 5.00pm

    www.carshalton.ac.uk

    Carshalton College, Nightingale Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2EJ

    020 8544 4501


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  • 08/27/13--04:48: Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Apprenticeships are an ideal choice if you are looking to earn while you learn. Carshalton College has its own example of how Apprenticeships can open up opportunities with employee Sarah Brix-Smith. Sarah works full time as Administrator after joining the College as an apprentice looking for a way to earn money while gaining qualifications.

    Sarah, 23, joined Carshalton College in 2010 as an apprentice on the NVQ Level 2 Customer Service Apprenticeship. After leaving school, Sarah had various part time jobs before working at the National Trust. Working in a community role, Sarah carried out marketing and administration tasks to encourage people to visit the centre with activities such as games and fun days. 

    Looking for a more permanent role which would add qualifications to her CV, Sarah enrolled on the Level 2 Apprenticeship. As an apprentice Sarah worked full time on Reception at the College while studying in her own time with the assistance of an assessor. This included one to one meetings and observations to assess Sarah’s progress.

    Working on Reception can be challenging as it is a busy environment and requires staff to know a vast amount of information to help visitors and answer telephone enquiries. Located front of house, Sarah’s day to day activities included greeting visitors to the college, helping staff, students, contractors and visitors dealing with queries and directing people. The Apprenticeship in Customer Service develops skills in dealing with customers both internally and externally as employers always need good customer service to project a positive image of the company.

    On completion of her Apprenticeship, Carshalton College offered Sarah a full time position as a valued member of the Reception Team. Sarah also assisted with maternity cover and worked with the administration team. This experience broadened Sarah’s knowledge dealing with disciplinary actions, direct mail, photocopying, ordering materials and marketing tasks. A vacancy then came up in the administration team and from July, Sarah now works Full Time as an Administrator with the Exam and General Admin teams.

    Sarah is excited about the new role

    “I feel my time on Reception gave me an insight into the operations of the College and my experience in administration has allowed me to get to know each department, seeing the full picture of the College. I feel this will enable me to be efficient in my new role. I am looking forward to working across two teams as there will always be something to get involved with and teams are so nice.”

    Apprenticeships at Carshalton College

    Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. Apprentices work towards National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and other nationally recognised qualifications.

    Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you've been trained in the skills they need.

    Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Apprenticeships are open to anyone living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

    Carshalton College offers the following Apprenticeships; Accounting, Business & Administration, Care & Early Years, Construction & Plumbing, Customer Services, Electrical Installation, Hairdressing, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering and Motor Vehicle.  

    For more information, contact our Customer Services team or visit our Open Events

    t: 020 8544 4501
    e: cs@carshalton.ac.uk


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  • 08/27/13--04:48: Enrol at Carshalton College
  • Come to Carshalton College to enrol on the course you want to start in September 2013.

    If you are waiting to receive GCSE results you can enrol from Thursday 22 August at the times below. If you are not waiting for GCSE results you can enrol now. Our Customer Services team is available Monday – Thursday from 8.30am – 5.00pm and on Fridays from 8.30am – 4.30pm.

    Enrolment dates and times:

    Tuesday 27 August 2013:                 9.00am – 8.00pm
    Wednesday 28 August 2013:            9.00am – 8.00pm
    Thursday 29 August 2013:                9.00am – 8.00pm
    Friday 30 August:                            9.00am – 4.00pm
    W/C 2 September:                           9.00am – 5.00pm

    In order to enrol on a course, if possible, please bring: 

    • Birth Certificate (if you have one) or Valid Passport
    • National Insurance Number
    • Fees (if 19 and over)*
    • If you receive a means tested benefit, please bring in a letter confirming this (dated within the last 6 months). This may allow a reduction on the course fees. There may be some additional fees to be paid.
    • Original exam certificates
    • CRB Fee and documents - this applies only to Childcare or Health & Social Care course enrolments.
    • If you are 16-19, a reference from your school or your last school report.

    * The government rules for providing remission from any fees have changed, so if you would like any further information on these changes together with any financial support that may be available, please contact Customer Services on 0208 544 4501.

    If you are required to pay fees, you will be able to so in the following way:-

    • Enrolments after 31st July 2013. First instalment of 50% payable at enrolment and a second instalment of 50% two months after enrolment.

    Carshalton College                                          
    Nightingale Road                                              
    Carshalton
    Surrey                                                                   
    SM5 2EJ

    For details on how to find the College please go to our location page.
                                                                    
    For further information, please contact:
    e: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4501

    *Long course success rates, 2010/11 & 2011/12. Source: The Data Service.


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    As a student at Carshalton College you will be busy with lessons, but be warned, your social life is about to get a whole lot busier too!

    Our Pulse Health & Fitness Centre provides students with exclusive use of the sports hall during the day. The hall can be used for a variety of sports, including badminton, netball, 5-A-Side football and basketball.

    The student common room is open to all students where you can chill out and relax, listen to music, watch TV or have a go on the Nintendo Wii, Xbox or PlayStation. There is also a pool table to enjoy a game of pool and table tennis is available everyday in the nearby Pulse studio.

    Fitness As You Go

    Students can take advantage of free access to the fitness facilities with the Fitness As You Go Vouchers. Part of the College’s enrichment offering, these vouchers give students the chance to use the gym, fitness classes, swimming pool or use the sauna for free. The vouchers can be used Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

    Student Union and NUS Card

    As a Full-Time student you can apply to become a member of the Carshalton College Student Union. Elected Student Union Officers get together to discuss current issues and plan student events. An NUS card costs just £12 and will entitle you to a number of discounts such as the cinema and music.

    Raising Awareness

    Throughout the year students can take part in national celebrations and themed weeks such as raising money for Comic Relief, Inter Faith Week, competing in Competition Week, celebrating Cultural Diversity Week and Health and Wellbeing activities.

    Enrol today

    There is still time to enrol at Carshalton College to start this September.

    We offer fantastic facilities where you can learn in a welcoming and vibrant environment. Choose from Full-Time courses in Art & Design, Digital Media, Games Development, Music Technology, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Hospitality & Catering, Construction, Electrical, Carpentry, Plastering, Plumbing, Motor Vehicle, Childcare & Early Years, Health & Social Care, Information Technology, Public Services, Sport and Skills for Work and Life.

    We also offer Apprenticeships, Part Time, Higher Education and Employer Training courses in a variety of subjects.

    For more information, please contact our Customer Services team on

    t: 020 8544 4501
    e: cs@carshalton.ac.uk


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  • 09/03/13--06:05: New TUC education department
  • Carshalton College is pleased to announce their new TUC (Trade Union Congress) accredited education department.

    If you are a shop steward, union representative, health and safety rep or a union learning rep and want to obtain the knowledge and skills to equip you in carrying out your role in the workplace, the range of TUC Core Programme Courses could help.

    Courses available include the Union Rep Pathway with Union Reps Stage 1 Certificate Course, Equalities Diploma, Employment Law Certificate, Employment Law Diploma and Contemporary Trade Unionism Diploma.  The Safety Rep Pathway includes a Health and Safety Stage 1 Certificate Course, Next Steps for Safety Reps Stage 2 Certificate Course and Occupational Health and Safety Diploma. The Union Learning Rep Pathway offers Union Learning Rep Certificate and the Trade Unions Today Pathway includes the Trade Unions Today Awards.  

    As a trade union education department  they provide a range of programmes and individual union programmes that link to make both Awards and Certificates. These include collective bargaining/industrial relations, employment law, equalities, disability champions and skills for reps. 

    If you would like more information about courses and how to apply, please contact

    Lesley Hibberd
    TUC Course Coordinator
    t: 0208 544 4444 ext. 6331
    07876403269

    e: lesley.hibberd@carshalton.ac.uk


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    Elmwood Nursery has received a grade 2 ‘good’ from Ofsted following their inspection in July 2013.

    Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted are independent and impartial and inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

    Elmwood Nursery opened in 2008 and operates from Carshalton College in purpose built premises. The nursery received a good grade in all inspected areas including:

    1. How well the early years provision meets the needs of the range of children who attend
    2. The contribution of the early years provision to the well-being of children
    3. The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the early years provision

    Comments made by Ofsted on the nursery include “Staff provide children with good role models…”, “Staff successfully promote children’s learning…”, “Staff extend activities and make them challenging…”, “Staff provide good opportunities for children to develop…”

    Maria Gaylor, Nursery Manager said, “We are really delighted with the grade 2 we achieved from Ofsted. This is a reflection of the hard work and high standards of the whole team at the nursery. Our priority is the children and we strive to continue to provide a safe, happy and encouraging environment for the children.”

    Elmwood nursery is open each weekday from 8am to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year. The nursery is for children from 3 months to 5 years and is registered on the Early Years Register and on the voluntary and compulsory parts of the Childcare Register. The nursery supports children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

    For more information please contact the Nursery Manager on 020 8544 4582.


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