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    Mark Gatehouse, Team Leader for Creative Technologies, has been a tutor at Carshalton College for 5 years. Joining as an Interactive Media Tutor in the Creative Industries department, Mark has now taken on a new role in the IT team. With a varied and interesting career, wealth of expertise and knowledge across a number of creative areas, Mark provides a fantastic enthusiasm with his teaching and plenty of opportunities to learn.

    Leaving school at 18, Mark joined Sainsbury’s before realising he wanted to follow his passion for photography and completed the BA (Hons) Film and Photographic Arts course at the University of Westminster. Following his teacher training, Mark has worked at various schools, colleges and universities teaching photography, video production, games design and interactive media.

    His career outside teaching has included working with professionals across the media sector including famous directors. Mark was an authorised photographer for IBM, shot images for Calvin Klein and SEAT, illustrated computer books, worked as an IT Director for an advertising agency and his studio was one of the first in the country to turn a profit from digital imaging. He has exhibited widely in London and won an RX Club award in New York for a medical advertising series.

    Talking about his love for teaching, Mark said

    “It is the continuously varied enthusiasm of students that makes the job interesting. Carshalton College is the perfect size to encourage students to develop interests across a wide spectrum of creative areas without being pigeon holed. I love learning, experimenting and having the chance to do this everyday makes me happy.

    With the convergence of the creative and IT subjects in our department, we are now ideally situated to deliver a truly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) curriculum that fully engages with industry.”

    The department  works hard to maintain strong links with Media and Games Development networks, enabling our students to gain access to industry specialists and take part in activities with real life briefs and exhibitions. These include the Worldskills Games Development Competition, where Games students, Sean Covell & Laura Nelson, rose to the challenge at the London regional heat and Sean secured his place as one of the final ten competitors (taking place in November in Birmingham) and Laura made it through to the reserve list. 

    There have been placements with Film Production companies, 36 students took part in a project to set up a working media company, work has been submitted to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, students presented responses to live briefs with Lloyds Bank and BT, submitted work to the Holocaust Exhibition with London Borough of Sutton Council and coming up before Christmas the students will be running a stall in Sutton High Street.

    His advice to students interested in creative subjects would be

    “Be open to new ideas, learn everything and not just the software, think outside the box, look for similarities and not differences and kick the doors open!”

    Talking about the College, Mark said

    “One of the great things about working at Carshalton College is that we work successfully as a team to get the very best out of our learners and to position the College at the heart of our community. This year we have a new HNC to offer local people the opportunity to access Higher Education and careers in Music. We are opening up our facilities on Saturdays to run a Coder Dojo for parents and young people to use our facilities for their own creative projects. In the spring we are holding a massive Creative Technology careers fair with some really great companies and Universities taking part. We are also working with our major sponsor Autodesk to become the first accredited Academic Autodesk Training Centre for Media and Entertainment!

    Better find your sunglasses as the future looks bright”

    For more information on all the courses within our Creative Industries department including Art & Design, Music Technology, Digital Media & Games and Information Technology, please click here


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    On Friday 6 September, a total of 16 past and present Carshalton College hairdressing students will be working on the “CATWALK4CHANGE” Couture fashion show.

    The founder of Models of Diversity, Angel Sinclair is redefining fashion in the form of the Catwalk4Change fashion show. The event will consist of two shows. The first display expresses the need for a mature outlook within the high fashion industry. Taking inspiration from the style and grace of the 50s this exhibition will transcend close minded notions of age.

    The second show, collaboration with Pret-a-Reporter Blogger Edita Lozovska, aims to highlight the lack of racial diversity on the runway. This inspirational display will bring together bloggers and designers of varied cultural, social and religious backgrounds.

    Hairdressing Students from Carshalton College will be working backstage, assisting published hair stylists, celebrity stylists, front of house and in the VIP area.

    Fiona Chaffey, Hairdressing tutor at Carshalton College will head the Hair and Make-up at the show and said “This will be a real eye opener for the students into the world of fashion shows. They will be able to see the work that goes into a high end event like this. It will also help on building customer service skills, which is so important within the hairdressing industry.”

    There will be an audience of 250 people including celebrities such as Caroline Rush (British Fashion Council), Cast from The Only Way is Essex, Denise Welch, Jane Goldman and Charlotte Avery will present the show.

    The show will be raising funds for the charities Mind and Macmillian.
     
    For further information please contact:
    E: marketing@carshalton.ac.uk
    T: 020 8544 4558


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  • 09/11/13--02:06: Sutton's Festival Of Arts
  • Sutton’s Festival of Arts, Imagine, is taking place across the borough until 6 October. Members of the festival team visited Carshalton College on Wednesday 11 September to highlight the range of activities taking place and to get the students involved. The focus this year is water and Carshalton College is working with the organisers to help create artwork and promote the festival.

    Members of the Student Union are volunteering to help set up art exhibitions  n different locations, handing out leaflets and completing evaluation forms. The finale will include a large mural display at the Honeywood Museum made up of willow leaves, designed by the public and student union volunteers on Chinese rice paper.

    Annie Manning, Student Support Officer, at Carshalton College will be holding craft workshops in the College common room everyday leading up to the final exhibition to help create more pieces.

    Samia Tossio, Creative Collaboration Director, said the focus this year has been to get community involvement and through the various events generate artwork that will be collaborated in the final collection.

    For more information, please visit their website or follow the team on Facebook


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    If you fancy delving into the world of music technology and having a go at making a beat or track, fancy giving DJ or live performance a shot, or want to gain experience in our fully featured facilities then our Music Technology Evening course could be for you.

    Commencing Wednesday 2 October 2013, the 10 week course costs only £110.

    All music technology students at Carshalton College now work on brand new Apple iMac computers with both Cubase and Logic Pro installed as standard. Both studio PCs have state of the art Apple Mac PRO computers with Intel Xeon processors. We also have a large range of professional microphones for recording vocals and instruments courtesy of SE Electronics.

    The music technology team also have several avenues open to the DJ performance side of things with Pioneer CDJs turntables, Ableton Live with Akai APC40 controller and Native Instruments Traktor PRO with S4 controller. Our studio 2 has been redesigned and treated with acoustic tiling to get things sounding really tight. And of course we still have Studio 1 with our fantastic live room and 24track recording facility.

    Not only do you get to learn on the most up to date equipment and software but you also have the expertise of one of our music technology tutors Nat Ryles. Nat is a music tech guru, starting his life as a dance music producer and DJ way back in the late 1980s. He has plenty of industry experience as a record label manager, promoter, live and recording engineer and has travelled the world performing at some of the largest underground dance music festivals on the planet. The key to Nat's value here at the College is that he is still very much active within the industry writing, recording and performing.

    The Carshalton College Music Technology Evening Course is a friendly and laid back workshop where the students are free from the bother of assessments and written work. Everyone is encouraged to communicate their needs and desires with the tutor so that their time can be used as productively as possible during the sessions. The equipment is there to learn on and gain experience of, and the tutor is there for help and guidance. All levels of skill are welcome, from absolute beginners looking to have a go, to the semi-professional looking to brush up on advanced techniques.

    Please contact our Customer Services team on 020 8544 4501 or via email at cs@carshalton.ac.uk for more information and to enrol on the course.


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    Carshalton College is inviting prospective learners to visit their Open Event for tours and the chance to meet tutors & student ambassadors on Wednesday 16 October, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm

    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 and Part-Time courses, Higher Education, Skills for Life & Work and Apprenticeships 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.

    Tours

    Tours will include the Renaissance Hair and Beauty Salons, Nightingales our in-house training restaurant, Carpentry and Motor Vehicle Workshops and Pulse Health & Fitness Centre. Run by Pulse Fitness memberships are available for students and the general public with a swimming pool, 80 station fitness suite, sports hall and dance studios.

    Advice and Guidance

    The Student Support Centre will be available to talk to at the Open Event. Visit the team to receive advice and guidance on finances, education & training opportunities and information on College Life with the common room, learner voice, enrichment and student union.

    Meet our team of tutors and students

    For an insight, tutors and students will be available to answer questions. You can also apply at the event for courses with immediate start dates and those commencing in September 2014.

    Celebrating Success

    Carshalton College is delighted to have been recognised for the second year running as ‘The Best College in London & Surrey’* for long courses.

    Janet Sherborne, Head of Carshalton College, welcomes the news of the success rates and says: "We are delighted to hear that we have the best success rates on long courses in London. Here at Carshalton College we have been making steady improvements in our performance and the latest results are a huge credit to the hard work of our dedicated staff and the support from governors. For us, this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a very successful journey for our College. I'd like to thank our 'Student Voice' for their feedback which helps the College meet our learners needs and will ensure we keep going from strength to strength." 

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

    Register to attend an Open Event

    If you would like to attend one or more of our Open Events you can register to attend in advance.
    Please note only potential learners need to register. Parents/friends attending with a potential learner do not need to register. You can register on the day at the event if preferred. 

    We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 16 October 2013 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

    t: 020 8544 4444
    e: cs@carshalton.ac.uk


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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.

    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 stylists whose experience ranges 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.

    Bromley, Trainee Accountant, AAT Level 2 or 3 (depending on experience)

    Working for a top 20 accountancy practice in the UK, your role will involve answering the telephone, meeting clients and liaising via the use of email and the telephone. You will develop your Bookkeeping skills. Your role will grow to completing VAT returns and to undertaking more complex tasks. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work towards becoming a fully qualified accountant.

    Kingston upon Thames, Exams administrator, Business and Administration Level 2

    We are looking for an apprentice to join the Examinations team within an FE College. The suitable candidate will be looking to develop a career in administration and is enthusiastic about the role and purpose of the subject area. Previous experience in administration would be an advantage but is not essential.

    Kingston upon Thames, Hairdressing Level 2

    This is a well-established hairdressing salon in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. The salon provides an elegant yet inviting salon experience with a boutique feel. Amongst thousands of UK salons, this salon was voted Best Independent Salon by the Fellowship for British Hairdressing. You will receive invaluable training with 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.

    Hampton, Childcare 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 they 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.

    Twickenham, Hairdressing Level 2

    Working in historical Church Street in the heart of Twickenham, you will become a crucial part of the team, looking after clients thought-out their whole experience. 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 progress on to 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.

    Weybridge, Recruitment Administrator, Business and Administration Level 2

    This is at great opportunity to understand the recruitment industry. You will be involved with candidates and clients, following up on CVs, arranging interviews, identifying leads as well as building relationships with clients. Working for a busy and successful IT recruitment business you will be working efficiently, reacting to client requests, identifying candidates and turn around on filling of contract bookings or interviews arranged for permanent talent requests. You will be candidate sourcing - identifying suitable candidates for current and future opportunities.
     

    London – Various locations, Professional Cookery Level 2

    An award winning London Pub Company operating in the premium Gastro Pub sector serving Great British Seasonal Fresh Food is looking for aspiring chefs who wish to develop a great career. Starting with the basics in the kitchen candidates will learn step by step the way to plan, prepare and cook a huge variety of dishes that feature on our ever changing menus. With hands on experience in many different sections of food production - there is an opportunity to experience a variety of tasks – and work towards creating your own dishes that will delight the customers and make profit!
     

    Kingston, Account Executive, Business and Administration Level 2

    This is a wonderful opportunity to really understand the nuts and bolts of what makes a successful business. You will start by establishing your own client base through call and email contact. You will manage the process from order to delivery providing an excellent service to your clients throughout. You will have the chance to attend events and trade shows, adding your own style to working with your clients. You will also be involved with social media developing Facebook, twitter and other online blogs to establish an online presence.  This is a super role for someone who is keen on marketing, fashion and current trends and who wants to join an excellent business at the grass roots.

    Carshalton, Office Assistant, Business and Administration Level 2

    This is a lovely opportunity to join a small team of committed administrators working for a Professional Institute in the science and engineering sector.  This is a varied administration role which will involve marketing campaigns, conference organising, recruiting new members, updating databases and websites as well as financial spread sheets and preparing reports for publication. You support the work of the membership association and professional body representing individuals working in the industrial and commercial engineering sector.  You provide high quality service to members and committees, working within a friendly team of 5 people from an office in Carshalton. Good communication skills, IT knowledge, ability to learn quickly, team working and commitment to customer service is essential.

    Chessington, Team Assistant, Business and Administration Level 2

    Working for a well-established and respected local estate agency, you will be required to carry out letter and contract writing, filing and telephone use. In addition you will be preparing weekly adverts, over-seeing and organising property inspections and arranging gas safety inspections, liaising with contractors, visiting properties, assisting with canvassing and preparing property details with photographs and floor plans. You will receive on job training as well as Business and Administration Level 2 NVQ on day release to college. Staff are also encouraged to continue with their own professional development and there are several industry associated courses available such as Diploma in Surveying, Membership of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) Domestic Energy Assessor and NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents).


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    Nadean Moses (36) studied at Carshalton College for two years as a Catering Apprentice. She is now working full time for The Wisley golf club in Ripley and has ambitious plans for the future in pursuing her passion for cooking.

    After attending Art College and working in various jobs, Nadean decided it was time to follow her dreams and focus on a catering career. Inspired by her mum’s cooking, experimenting at home and watching chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Nadean got a job as a chef at The Wisley golf club. The Head Chef, Sam Peschier, recommended Carshalton College as the ideal place to study an Apprenticeship. This course suited Nadean’s situation enabling her to learn a new career, developing skills while earning money to support her paying bills.

    The NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Professional Cookery Apprenticeship provided two different experiences of learning in College and in a workplace which complimented each other. Nadean found she was taking to work knowledge she was learning at Carshalton and embracing the chance to experience the Head Chef role with preparing dinners at the College’s in house restaurant Nightingales. Nadean also found the written work at College helped develop her English skills in writing menus and the descriptive break down of preparing dishes.

    The Wisley caters for lunches, dinners and functions and can be a 9 to 11 hour day on the go from preparation to delivering the orders as fast as possible. Nadean enjoys the big functions such as weddings with set menus and a conveyor belt of food being prepared and sent out.

    The long days can be tiring and involve heated conversations between the team to get everything done but Nadean says the satisfaction of being complimented for the food and praised for a dish makes it all worthwhile and is the drive to get  into the kitchen.

    For anyone interested in a catering career, Nadean feels an Apprenticeship is a good start

    “You learn so much at both College and in the workplace. I have catered for a friend’s birthday party since starting work and found I had the confidence to do this from what I had learnt. You think outside the box and learn additional knowledge like spending less on food shopping and wasting less of the food you buy. It is long hours but working in a kitchen is like working in a family. College really helped develop my knowledge and provides the chance to ask questions. I didn’t think I would have the opportunity to learn as much or enjoy this work so much.”

    Tom Hall, Curriculum Manager for the catering and hospitality courses at Carshalton College, led Nadean’s course. Nadean took advantage of learning from Tom’s experience as Head Chef and

    Senior Sous-Chef at top London restaurants including ‘The Bleeding Heart’ and ‘The Ivy’ and the different style of teaching compared to the Head Chef at The Wisley. 

    Tom said

    “Nadean progressed from Level 2 to Level 3 NVQ Apprenticeship and applied herself at College and in the workplace gaining the relevant experience to move forward. A team player within the group, she was always willing to take on new challengesand proved herself in the workplace.”

    Assessor Sandra Marshall added

    “As Nadean’s Level 2 assessor I always found going to see Nadean at The Wisley a pleasure. She always did he best in work based assessments and had good support from Head Chef Sam Peschier.”

    Nadean’s future plans including progression in the catering industry, writing her own cookbook and is interested in working in TV on cookery programmes.

    Please click here for more information on our Full Time Catering Courses and Apprenticeships.


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    Carshalton College has been working with Duel Services since September 2013 offering Apprenticeships to Plumbing apprentices. A success story form this partnership is apprentice Hanna Castelino. After gaining her A-Levels, and  working at a Theatre she first approached Duel Services regarding an Apprenticeship.

    ‘Initially, I received training from an independent centre, however, once completing the course I was left without any real guidance or work experience.’ Hanna explained.

    ‘Having contacted Duel Services, it was obvious they could provide me with a clear route to utilise my existing skillset as well as contributing to the necessary training I would need to further my progress of becoming a fully fledged engineer.’

    Part-time Education

    Hanna is currently attending Carshalton College one day a week, undertaking a Level 2 and NVQ course in Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship.

    Her role with Duel Services has progressed extremely quickly and she is now compiling quotes within the office, as well as training with other engineers on site.

    When I began my Apprenticeship with Duel Services in February 2013, my job role was planned so that until the start of the college term I would be working in the office gaining a complete understanding of the operation of the company. During this time I have worked closely with the Technical Manager, gaining an advanced understanding of various aspects of plumbing and heating before the start of the course.’

    Bright Future

    The Apprenticeship course Hanna is taking provides plenty of options for career progression.

    Once gaining her Level 2 she can progress onto her Level 3 Plumbing and Heating NVQ, Hanna would then have a number of career opportunities, one of which would be to become a Gas Safe registered engineer.

    ‘I chose this specific Apprenticeship course as ideally I wanted to become a Heating Engineer.’

    ‘The training received from Duel Services enables me to work with other plumbers and gas engineers, which in turn has propelled me towards my goal of becoming a fully qualified Plumbing and Heating Engineer.’ said Hanna.

    To find out more about Duel Services Apprenticeship opportunities, please contact 0845 466 7254 or via email at info@duelservices.com

    Please click here to find out about all the Apprenticeships offered at Carshalton College


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    Carshalton College is inviting prospective learners to visit their Open Event for tours and the chance to meet tutors & student ambassadors on Saturday 16 November, from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

    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 and Part-Time courses, Higher Education, Skills for Life & Work and Apprenticeships 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.

    Tours

    Tours will include the Renaissance Hair and Beauty Salons, Nightingales our in-house training restaurant, Carpentry and Motor Vehicle Workshops and Pulse Health & Fitness Centre. Run by Pulse Fitness memberships are available for students and the general public with a swimming pool, 80 station fitness suite, sports hall and dance studios.

    Advice and Guidance

    The Student Support Centre will be available to talk to at the Open Event. Visit the team to receive advice and guidance on finances, education & training opportunities and information on College Life with the common room, learner voice, enrichment and student union.

    Meet our team of tutors and students

    For an insight, tutors and students will be available to answer questions. You can also apply at the event for courses with immediate start dates and those commencing in September 2014.

    Celebrating Success

    Carshalton College is delighted to have been recognised for the second year running as ‘The Best College in London & Surrey’* for long courses.

    Janet Sherborne, Head of Carshalton College, welcomes the news of the success rates and says: "We are delighted to hear that we have the best success rates on long courses in London. Here at Carshalton College we have been making steady improvements in our performance and the latest results are a huge credit to the hard work of our dedicated staff and the support from governors. For us, this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a very successful journey for our College. I'd like to thank our 'Student Voice' for their feedback which helps the College meet our learners needs and will ensure we keep going from strength to strength."

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

    Register to attend an Open Event

    If you would like to attend one or more of our Open Events you can register to attend in advance.
    Please note only potential learners need to register. Parents/friends attending with a potential learner do not need to register. You can register on the day at the event if preferred.

    We look forward to meeting you on Saturday 16 November from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

    t: 020 8544 4444
    e: cs@carshalton.ac.uk


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    Carshalton College offers a broad range of qualifications from Diplomas to Degrees. We have the facilities to support your studies and tutors dedicated to your success. Our aim is to put students’ needs at the centre of everything we do. We want you to be confident learners and to succeed.

    “Studying at Carshalton College was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”Servane D’Oncieu

    “Great environment to study in.” Andrew McKenna

    “Facilities and teaching are both excellent.”Luke Hall

    “Very experienced staff – excellent pastoral care.” Jodie Wallace

    Courses available At Carshalton College

    Early Years

    • FdA Early Years Education
    • BA *(Hons) Early Years Education

    Education and Learning

    • FdA Education and Learning
    • BA (Hons) Education and Learning

    Teacher Training

    • Diploma in Education and Training

    Health and Social Care

    • Access to Social Work
    • Access to Health and Human Sciences (Pathway into Nursing and Health Professions)
    • HNC in Health and Social Care
    • FdA in Health and Social Care

    IT

    • HNC in Computing and Systems Development

    Motor Vehicle

    • IMI Awards Level 4 Certificate IN Advanced Automobile Studies for Master Technicians

    Music Production

    • HNC in Music Production

    Sport

    • HNC in Sport and Exercise Science

    Digital Media

    • HNC in Digital Media Production and 3D Technologies

    Engineering

    • Access to Engineering
    • FdA Electrotechnical Industries
    • FdA Engineering

    Higher Education Information Evenings 2013/14

    These informal evenings provide a great opportunity for potential students to talk to tutors, find out more about the content of courses and ask questions. They are on a much smaller scale than the main open events

    Education and Early Years & Health and Social Care

    Thursday 21 November 2013             6.30pm-8.00pm

    Thursday 16 January 2014                6.30pm-8.00pm

    Thursday 27 March 2014                  6.30pm-8.00pm

    Sport and Exercise Science, Information Technology, Digital Media Production and Music Production

    Wednesday 4 December 2013           6.30pm-8.00pm

    Access to Health and Human Sciences and Access to Social Work

    Thursday 6 February 2014                 5.00pm-7.00pm

    Engineering, Electrical and Motor Vehicle

    Thursday 10 April 2014                       6.30pm – 8.00pm

    To book your attendance at one of our Information Evenings please call Tim Ellison 020 8544 4530 or email timothy.ellison@carshalton.ac.uk


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    Carshalton College is inviting prospective learners to visit the College for an insight into our vocational courses.

    These sessions are designed to give learners a taster of both Early Years and Health and Social Care BTEC and CACHE Diplomas. If learners are interested in a career working with children or in the care sector, they can explore the opportunities offered in the sector and the vocational skills that can be acquired.

    Taster Sessions will be lead by our team of friendly tutors and involve

    • Insight into the courses
    • Full details on the course content and placement opportunities
    • Practical Sessions
    • Information on progression on completion of the courses

    Health & Social Care and Care & Early Years Taster Sessions will be taking place on 

    2013

     
    Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December
    2014  
    Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February
    Tuesday 25 March  Wednesday 26 March
    Tuesday 24 June Wednesday 25 June

    Sessions will last from 10.00am to 2.00pm with a break for lunch for groups up to 25 students.

    If you would like to find out more information or to book a session, please contact

    Maxine Alexander

    E: maxine.alexander@carshalton.ac.uk

    T: 020 8544 4558

    www.carshalton.ac.uk

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


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    Are you a homeowner or interested in basic DIY skills?

    Do you wish to avoid expensive minor repairs?

    Would you like to update or enhance your property?

    Are you looking for an unusual and practical gift idea?

     

    The Power Centre at Carshalton College is offering skills taster sessions in the following areas:

    • Electrical Installation
    • Plumbing
    • Bricklaying
    • Painting & Decorating
    • Plastering
    • Carpentry

    Each session will run for 2 days (9am to 4.30pm) and the cost for each session is £120.  Get all six sessions for £650!

    You will receive a Certificate of Achievement issued by the College upon completion.

    Call 0845 408 4024 for more information.

    enquiries@powertrainingcentre.co.uk

    www.powertrainingcentre.co.uk


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  • 11/27/13--01:43: Global Enterprise Week
  • The Employment & Enterprise Zone and Carshalton College and Kingston College are pleased to have celebrated Global Enterprise Week during the 18th and 24th November.

    Global Enterprise Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business.

    Activities to celebrate this global event included a presentation delivered to the Travel and Tourism team in partnership with Kingston Entrepreneurs. Kingston Entrepreneurs is a student led enterprise society at Kingston University; the president spoke about how to develop an enterprise society at Kingston College and the benefits of engaging with industry leaders at summits, boot camps, career launch pads etc.

    “Enterprise societies are not just for those who want to start a business, they're for those who want to learn new skills, meet new people, try new things and give themselves competitive advantage in the working world. As a student myself, I’m keen to show the benefit of entrepreneur societies and enterprising activities that allow students to take part in something that will help them fulfil their ambitions and reach their potential.”

    Gabriella Bergin-Cartwright, President of Kingston Entrepreneurs.

    The Colleges have also launched the Edge Enterprise competition which aims to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and learning in the 21st century economy. This involves a passport being issued which provides students with eight entitlements to choose from in supporting their enterprise developments and equipping them with the skills required in the world of work.

    Throughout the year students will receive mentoring, advice and guidance from industry experts to support their progress culminating in a presentation of their chosen business ideas to a panel of high calibre employers such as Sainsbury’s, London Borough of Sutton, Merlin Entertainment, British Airways, Ignite Strategies and Sutton Housing Partnership.

    About EEZ

    The Enterprise & Employment Zone at Carshalton College and Kingston College is committed to working in partnership, to support organisation’s skills, employment and training strategies by providing professional training and development programmes to meet business needs and economic growth.

    Our services include Apprenticeships; a Recruitment Service for both students and employers; Foundation Degrees and Professional and Management programmes (sector specific).

    We can help you: undertake a cost free skills, employment and training consultation; support your organisation to develop a Skills Employment and Training Plan; support the development of bespoke training models; provide your organisation with information on funding grants to support succession planning; provide a cost free recruitment and matching service; Identify and increase the skills your business needs; pinpoint the right training; agree a tailored training programme; find out what funding is available to you.

    We work with a number of employers including British Gas, Thames Water, Balfour Beatty, British Airways, Young’s Brewery, Virgin Active, Toni & Guy, The Merlin Group, Thorpe Park, Royal Marsden Hospital, The British Legions and Terrance Higgins Trust.

    For more information, please contact

    Aarti Patel, Marketing Manager

    e: aarti.patel@carshalton.ac.uk

    t: 020 8544 4584


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  • 12/01/13--01:43: HNC Information Evening
  • Are you looking for a pathway into

    - Digital Media Production or the Games Industries

    - Computing

    - Music Production

    - Sport and Exercise Science

    Carshalton College is launching a number of Higher National Certificates (HNC) 

    HNC in Digital Media Production and 3D Techniques

    HNC in Computing

    HNC in Music Production

    HNC Sport and Exercise Science

    Come to our information evening to find out more on Wednesday 4 December. The event will provide an informal way to:

    • Meet the tutors
    • Find out more about the course content
    • Ask questions
    • Make an application for September 2014
    • Advice and guidance regarding student finance

    As always, Carshalton Colleges' aim is to widen participation and that is why our fees have been set at a rate of £4300 (compared to £9000 that some Universities are charging) to open up the opportunity of learning at a higher education level to more students.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the College on Wednesday 4 December 2014 at 6.30pm.

    To book your attendance at this event please call Tim Ellison on 020 8544 4530, or email timothy.ellison@carshalton.ac.uk


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    Carshalton College hosted a Doctor Who themed evening at our in house training restaurant, Nightingales, on Thursday 28 November. The hospitality and catering students cooked a delicious 5 course menu for a private function for the London Borough of Sutton, to raise money for the Mayor’s charity. The event was a huge success and all the students were commended by the Mayor.

    Level 2 and Level 3 students gained experience of hosting and catering for events with 12 students managing the restaurant and 15 students prepared the following courses in the kitchen plus additional students volunteered to help to gain experience;

    The evening begun with a Sonic Screwdriver Cocktail, followed by a Solomon starter of Smoked and cured salmon with celeriac remoulade. The main course entitled The Doctor, (Thyme Lord)was Breast of guinea fowl with a leek and thyme farce with Gallifrey potatoes. For dessert, customers were served The Cydermen aka Apple and Pear Cider Sorbet and a Time And Relative Dimension In Spacecomprising of White chocolate and orange mouse encased in a dark chocolate case.

    Nightingales is Carshalton College's on-site training restaurant. Meals are prepared and served by our enthusiastic students under the supervision of experienced chefs. The restaurant offers real hands on experience and is open to the public during term time for coffee mornings, lunch, dinner, functions and business events plus our special themed evenings.

    Students are on a variety of courses including Certificates, Diplomas and City and Guilds qualifications in an Introduction to Hospitality, Food and Drink Service and Professional Cookery, and cover

    • Food preparation
    • Food hygiene
    • Health & Safety
    • Menu design & costings
    • Event planning and management
    • Restaurant floor service planning

    Bookings can be made between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please contact Nightingales Restaurant on 0208 544 4433.


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    Carshalton College is inviting prospective learners to visit their Open Event for tours and the chance to meet tutors & student ambassadors on Wednesday 8 January, from 4.30pm to 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 and Part-Time courses, Higher Education, Skills for Life & Work and Apprenticeships 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.

    Tours

    Tours will include the Renaissance Hair and Beauty Salons, Nightingales our in-house training restaurant, Carpentry and Motor Vehicle Workshops and Pulse Health & Fitness Centre. Run by Pulse Fitness memberships are available for students and the general public with a swimming pool, 80 station fitness suite, sports hall and dance studios.

    Advice and Guidance

    The Student Support Centre will be available to talk to at the Open Event. Visit the team to receive advice and guidance on finances, education & training opportunities and information on College Life with the common room, learner voice, enrichment and student union.

    Meet our team of tutors and students

    For an insight, tutors and students will be available to answer questions. You can also apply at the event for courses with immediate start dates and those commencing in September 2014.

    Celebrating Success

    Carshalton College is delighted to have been recognised for the second year running as ‘The Best College in London & Surrey’* for long courses.

    Janet Sherborne, Head of Carshalton College, welcomes the news of the success rates and says: "We are delighted to hear that we have the best success rates on long courses in London. Here at Carshalton College we have been making steady improvements in our performance and the latest results are a huge credit to the hard work of our dedicated staff and the support from governors. For us, this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a very successful journey for our College. I'd like to thank our 'Student Voice' for their feedback which helps the College meet our learners needs and will ensure we keep going from strength to strength."

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

    Register to attend an Open Event

    If you would like to attend one or more of our Open Events you can register to attend in advance.
    Please note only potential learners need to register. Parents/friends attending with a potential learner do not need to register. You can register on the day at the event if preferred.

    We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 8 January from 4.30pm to 7.00pm.

    t: 020 8544 4444
    e: cs@carshalton.ac.uk


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  • 12/05/13--05:03: Apprenticeship Vacancies
  • 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.

    Here is a link to our current Apprenticeship vacancies, please follow the link for more information or to register your details to be notified of future vacancies Current Apprenticeship Vacancies

    For more information please contact: rebecca.reid@carshalton.ac.uk or call: 020 8268 2857.

    Apprenticeships will provide you with the opportunity to earn a salary while gaining a recognised qualification. 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.

     


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  • 12/05/13--06:59: Annual Make Up Competition
  • Carshalton College will be hosting their annual make-up competition on Tuesday 10 December. The theme of the show is ‘Holidays, Seasons and Around The World’ and students will have an hour to re-create looks on models from moodboards to compete in this end of term show. 

    The event will be held in the Pulse Sports Hall with 35 beauty students from our City & Guilds Level 2 Beauty Therapy course taking part. The show will be open to family and friends of the students, staff and the general public. The competition is put on annually to allow the students to complete the make up module of their course and experience in taking part in a live event and to celebrate the talents of the beauty students.

    The show will be judged by hair tutor, Fiona Chaffey, at the College and TV and Film Make Up Artist Lisa George. 

    Beauty students do a full range of treatments including: manicures, pedicures, facials, eyes treatments, waxing, make-up, false eyelashes, massage and spray tanning. Please click here to download our latest beauty treatment and price list. The teaching staff are all dedicated practitioners who continue to work in industry alongside their teaching role, keeping updated of new trends, innovative ideas and practices.

    The staff have worked in various salons and spa’s around London and around the world, on board cruise ships, managing salons within health clubs, run beauty businesses both mobile and salon based and worked as therapists with triathlon athletes, marathon runners and football clubs. 

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


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  • 12/10/13--04:26: Christmas Fair
  • The Student Support Team hosted a fantastic festival of fun to start the Christmas celebrations with a Christmas Fair on Tuesday 10 December from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

    Held in the Courses Diner at the College, there were Christmas gifts and plants on sale plus delicious cakes cooked by the Hospitality and Catering students. There was a chocolate tombola, guess the weight of the cake and a raffle with live music from the Music Technology students and karaoke.

    Staff and students came dressed in christmas jumpers with a prize for the best one and you could also get your nails painted and decorate gingerbread men.

    Thank you to all staff and students for their involvement.

    Merry Christmas from everyone at Carshalton College and a Happy New Year


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    At Carshalton College we understand the challenges and opportunities, skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this notoriously competitive sector of the creative industries.

    Join us for a celebration of careers and possibilities in the STEAM industries; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

    Our STEAM Fair will take place on

    Thursday 6 February from 11.00am to 7.00pm at Carshalton College

    for students in year 10, 11 & 12 and staff from schools and Colleges across London and the South East of England.

    Activities will take place throughout the day so visitors can drop in anytime and the aim is to inform and encourage students of the career options within the industry and explore and celebrate some of the skills sets involved.

    The day will include workshops and presentations focusing on careers in the creative industries and the chance to

    • Meet Industry Professionals
    • Find out about University Course and other options available; Next step workshops by Apprenticeship Companies, Advice Services and Universities
    • Take part in Exploratory Workshops / Have A Go Sessions; provided by people such as RobotSavvy, Autodesk, Robotique, UKIE and CoderDojo
    • View Demonstrations
    • Keynote speaker presentations throughout the day discussing their career and working in the industry. This will include:
      • Cyber security
      • Oil rig engineering;David Hogeson, Design manager BP
      • Maths
      • Music; Nat Ryles, International DJ
      • Animation;Ben Hogeson, Software designer, Huddle
      • Fine art; Rob Olins, Technical Fine Artist
      • Careers in technology subjects
      • Special effects

    Mark Gatehouse, Carshalton College Tutor, who was part of the first careers event last year said

    “The first Creative Industries Day held at Carshalton College was very successful. We intend to make this an annual event and grow the number of industry speakers and workshops and demonstrations so those students who want a career in this demanding industry are given the greatest opportunity to succeed.”


    Booking



    For more information, please contact:
    e: mark.gatehouse@carshalton.ac.uk
    t: 020 8544 4493


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