Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Channel Catalog


Channel Description:

Carshalton College : RSS News Feed

older | 1 | .... | 7 | 8 | (Page 9) | 10 | 11 | .... | 14 | newer

    0 0

    Principal Visits New Build 

    Carshalton College is undergoing a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into a single central location to be called the Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre.

    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.

    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal, spent the morning visiting the site and talking to the construction companies building the new centre, Mitchellson and Longcross.

    'It's been very exciting to visit the site for our new technology centre. The building is huge and the project team are doing a great job in getting it up on time and in budget. Most of the structure is there now and some of the fittings will start to go in next. I can't wait to see it open this winter.'

    The centre will be connected to the existing college’s main building and will be ideally situated for access, servicing and deliveries. The materials that are being used in the development have been selected for their sustainable 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.

    Carshalton College along with Construction firms, Mitchellson and Longcross, will be celebrating the next stage of their new build with a Topping Out Ceremony. Taking place on Friday 18 July at 11.00am, Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington will officially pour the last of the concrete into the structural frame of the new Engineering and Construction Centre. This traditional Topping Out Ceremony will be followed by a Champagne Reception.

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


    0 0

    Carshalton College is celebrating following their recent Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education) Inspection and receiving a GOOD Grading.

    This grading gives the teaching and support staff recognition for their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication that provides a ‘welcoming, stimulating and inclusive environment’ as concluded in the final report.

    The College received a Good grading for

    • Outcome for Students
    • The quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
    • Health, Social Care, Early Years and Playwork
    • Building and Construction
    • Hospitality and Catering
    • Sport
    • The Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

    Following the inspection, the report included the following statements to highlight the quality of teaching and learning environment the College offers

    “Students at all levels in the College achieve well.”

    “The College has a culture of raising personal and career expectations through exceptional advice and guidance, and provides sustained support which contributes to the high levels of achievement.”

    “Students enjoy studying at the College.”

    “Teachers and assessors are well qualified, enthusiastic and motivating.”

    “Support is very good and tailored effectively to meet each student’s needs.”

    “The College’s excellent support and encouragement for students significantly contribute to the high success rates in the subject of hospitality and catering.”


    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal spoke about the College's success

    "This is a wonderful inspection report, reflecting the enormous efforts of our staff and students to make Carshalton into a high-performing College. We’re intensely proud of our success and the report warmly celebrates the great qualities of the College: its outstanding support, its commitment to learning, the very high rates of achievement and, most of all, the opportunities to progress we make for our students."

    Mrs Mavis Peart, Chair of Governors added

    "Governors are delighted with the report and it shows the improvements made over the years by our hard-working staff. We were especially pleased to see the comments on the support and encouragement given to students to ensure they achieve their full potential. The report rightly highlighted the very high rates of success across all curriculum areas."


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


    0 0

    Carshalton College is delighted to have been recognised as ‘The Best College in London AND Surrey’ for long courses for the third year running*. The Data Service has identified Carshalton College with the highest success rate for long courses in 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 within both the London & Surrey region.

    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal at Carshalton College, is thrilled by the news and says, “This is a fantastic result for the College, to have the best success rates on long courses in both London and Surrey for three years running is a great feat. The whole team at the College is involved in this success and I must thank the staff, students and governors who have all contributed to our continued success.  We now look to concentrate on ensuring this continued success and high achievements for our individual learners.”

    The 2012/13 Education and Training National Success Rates Tables (NSRT) produced by The Data Service are recognised throughout the Further Education (FE) industry and this is an outstanding achievement for Carshalton College.

    The success follows on from a ‘GOOD’ Grading by Ofsted in May 2014. This grading gives the teaching and support staff recognition for their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication that provides a ‘welcoming, stimulating and inclusive environment’ as concluded in the final report. 

    The College received a Good grading for

    • Outcome for Students
    • The quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
    • Health, Social Care, Early Years and Playwork
    • Building and Construction
    • Hospitality and Catering
    • Sport
    • The Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

    *Long course success rates 2012/13
    Source: The Data Service


    0 0
  • 07/23/14--07:59: Topping Out Ceremony
  • Carshalton College is undergoing a large construction project to consolidate its construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into a single central location. The College was thrilled to host a Topping Out Ceremony along with Construction firms, Mitchellson and Longcross, to celebrate the next stage of their new Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre.

    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.

    Janet Smith Head of College stated “Our goal is to achieve a positive, inspiring and sustainable environment for our students to learn in, using high quality, industry standard technology. This will be a fantastic facility for students, staff and employers alike”.

    The tradition of “Topping out” originates from Scandinavia. It is a toast to celebrate the completion of the steel frame and it is a custom for a person with a close connection or prominence with the building to place the final shovelful of concrete into the frame and that honour went to Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington. He has had a great vantage point from his constituency office across the road and has kept a keen eye on the build. He has a particular interest in the green technologies that have been used in the construction process and that will be taught in the new TEC Centre.

    Tom Brake said, “This is yet another fantastic development for the College and their students, providing new workshops, classrooms and state of the art renewable technology – a real gem.”

    Students were very much at the heart of the mornings celebrations, Tom Brake MP was keen to hear about how Carshalton College’s Apprentices were getting on and what they thought of the new building. Daniel Crook from the local firm KNK said that he found “being an Apprentice very rewarding and was happy that he was able to earn a wage whilst learning a trade. I feel very supported by the College and my employer and I am looking forward to my future as a skilled tradesman.” Philip Soloman of KNK stated that “I am proud to be part of a company that has a long history of investing in its local community” and commented that “it is wonderful to have such a state of the art centre for our Apprentices, the new Centre will provide great opportunities for so many learners the College has laid foundations for a prosperous future for the area for many years to come.”

    Catering students at the College treated the guests to an amazing celebratory cake in the image of what the new Centre will look like on completion. The delicious work of art took three and a half days to construct and just 30 minutes to eat.

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


    0 0
  • 07/30/14--07:56: Chef Academy Success
  • Carshalton College’s new Chef Academy for 14 to 16 years olds reached it finale with the students cooking a 4 course meal for their family and friends after a 10 week course.

    This varied and interesting course took place in the College’s in house training restaurant Nightingales on Saturday mornings and was taught was industry expert and tutor, Ian Elson. The course was an introduction to the catering industry for budding young chefs to gain experience and an insight into

    • basic food preparation
    • different methods of cooking, from bread making, modern cookery to classical French dishes, savouries and desserts
    • simple nutrition
    • basic kitchen hygiene and safety

    Ashleigh Palmer, 15, from Caterham completed the course and said

    “This short course gave me the opportunity to try new interests and learn new things. My experience at Carshalton College was amazing! The course was good because it was broken up into manageable chunks, where I learnt useful skills for later in life. The course ended with having to cook a meal for family and friends which although it was tough and tiring, I feel I achieved something great. After this whole experience, I think taking my GCSE’s I will enrol onto a catering course.”

    The academy will be running again next year, look out for details on our website.

    Carshalton College offers students a variety of Hospitality & Catering courses including Certificates, Diplomas and City and Guilds qualifications in an Introduction to Hospitality, Food and Drink Service and Professional Cookery. 

    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 is open to the public during term time for coffee mornings, lunch, dinner, functions and business events plus our special themed evenings.

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


    0 0

    Are you considering a career change, or needing to upskill your existing qualifications? The Power Assessment and Training Centre offers a wide variety of courses with competitive course fees, flexible payment options, excellent facilities and industry expert trainers.

    Our courses include

    - Gas
    - Electrical
    - Plumbing
    - Construction
    - Health & Safety
    - Renewable Energy

    Contact us today on 020 8544 4501 or find details at www.powertrainingcentre.co.uk. Please find below details of courses starting over the Summer.

    Electrical

    C&G 2382-12 17th Edition Wiring Regulations – Saturday 4th October

    EAL Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 2– Monday 8th September & Tuesday 9th September

    EAL Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 3 – Wednesday 10th September

    EAL Level 3 Award in Initial Verification of Electrical Installations– Saturday 20th September

    C&G 2357 Level 3 NVQ (2365 Level 3 progression)– Friday 19th September

      

    Gas & Plumbing

    Guild of Gas Fitters – Monday 8th September & Friday 31st October

    ACS CCN1 Refresher Training (3 day) –Tuesday 9th September & Tuesday 14th October

    ACS CCN1 Training (5 day) – Tuesday 9th September

    CCN1 1 day or 2 days training available monthly from September

    Water Regulations (Thames Water Approved) – Wednesday 13th August & Wednesday 8th October

    ERS Certificate in Unvented Hot Water Storage – Wednesday 17thSeptember

    Carbon Monoxide Training & Assessment – Wednesday 1st October

    Gas Safety Awareness in Social Housing – Thursday 30th October


    0 0
  • 08/01/14--07:56: News from Carshalton College
  • It has been an exciting year at Carshalton College with student successes, awards and new developments. Below are some of the highlights as we look forward to welcoming new students in September.

    Carshalton College celebrates being awarded GOOD by Ofsted

    In May 2014 Carshalton College received a 'GOOD' Grading following their Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education) Inspection.

    This grading gives the teaching and support staff recognition for their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication that provides a ‘welcoming, stimulating and inclusive environment’ as concluded in the final report.

    The report highlighted the quality of teaching and learning environment the College offers

    “Students at all levels in the College achieve well.”

    “The College has a culture of raising personal and career expectations through exceptional advice and guidance, and provides sustained support which contributes to the high levels of achievement.”

    “Students enjoy studying at the College.”

    “Teachers and assessors are well qualified, enthusiastic and motivating.”

    “Support is very good and tailored effectively to meet each student’s needs.”

    “The College’s excellent support and encouragement for students significantly contribute to the high success rates in the subject of hospitality and catering.”

    New Construction, Engineering and construction (TEC) Centre

    Carshalton College is undergoing a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into a single central location. The College was thrilled to host a Topping Out Ceremony on Friday 18 July along with Construction firms, Mitchellson and Longcross, to celebrate the next stage of their new Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre.

    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. 

    Janet Smith Head of College stated “Our goal is to achieve a positive, inspiring and sustainable environment for our students to learn in, using high quality, industry standard technology. This will be a fantastic facility for students, staff and employers alike”.

    The tradition of “Topping out” originates from Scandinavia. It is a toast to celebrate the completion of the steel frame and it is a custom for a person with a close connection or prominence with the building to place the final shovelful of concrete into the frame and that honour went to Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington. He has had a great vantage point from his constituency office across the road and has kept a keen eye on the build. He has a particular interest in the green technologies that have been used in the construction process and that will be taught in the new TEC Centre. 

    Tom Brake said, “This is yet another fantastic development for the College and their students, providing new workshops, classrooms and state of the art renewable technology – a real gem.”

    The centre is expected to be completed in Winter 2014/15.

    Best Learner

    IT student, Reece Burton was awarded the prestigious Best Learner Award at the House of Lords in May 2014 .Liguang Chen, Reece’s IT Tutor, describes how Reece has developed during the course

    “Reece takes his studies seriously and has maintained a 100% attendance and punctuality record throughout.  Reecehas developed a good understanding of a wide range of IT subjects in general and software programming and web development in particular. He has a positive and enthusiastic attitude, and his academic skills have significantly improved – able to produce good quality research work independently.”

    The Edge Enterprise Business Competition

    The Edge competition saw 13 teams of students run their own businesses and summarised their business plans in a final presentation to a panel of employers on the 28 April 2014.

    The teams were provided with a budget to help get their business off the ground and following the Awards Ceremony in London sponsored by NatWest on May 1st 2014, both Colleges will continue to encourage each team to develop and grow a successful business.  This year the OverallTeam Winner is 'Cakes R Us’. Each team member will receive an iPad Mini. The Outstanding Individual award went to Elijah Mensah (Regenerate) who wins two air tickets to a European destination sponsored by British Airways.

    Are you looking for a pathway into teaching?

    Our Higher Education courses designed for Early Years workers and Teaching Assistants help gain a work related Degree whilst remaining in employment. 

    Rukhsana Aslam is currently studying on the Foundation Degree in Education and Learning

    “I chose to study at Carshalton College as they deliver a Foundation Degree that is relevant  to my job at a time that is convenient for me to study. That flexibility, being able to study part time makes working and learning achievable. Carshalton College is a brilliant place to study and the teaching is excellent, the tutors are very helpful and the lectures are interesting and well prepared.”

    Chef Academy

    Carshalton College started their first Chef’s Academy in April where secondary school learners joined a 10 week course to learn basic food preparation, different methods of cooking, simple nutrition and basic kitchen hygiene and safety in the college’s training restaurant Nightingales. Look out for more details for our next Chef Academy. 

    Hair and Beauty Competitions

    Carshalton College hosted their annual hairdressing competition in March. The show was titled Vintage T.V with over 100 hairdressing students creating looks using the media, magazines, videos, movies and music for ideas. This year, tickets sold and collection boxes on the night raised money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    Carshalton College hosted their annual make-up competition in December. The theme of the show was ‘Holidays, Seasons and Around The World’ and students had an hour to re-create looks on models from their moodboards to compete in this end of term show. 

    Motor Vehicle

    14 Motor Vehicle students modified a Ford vehicle to create a race car for tutor Jim Darville to compete in the drag race meeting at the Santa Pod Raceway meeting in March. 

    Modifications made by the students included new seat belts & seats, fitting track day tyres, adding a roll cage, stripping the door interior, taking out the headlights and windows and fitting perspex instead of glass and cameras ready to film the action on the day. Jim competed against 45 – 50 other drivers in a drag race. 

    Students Visit House of Commons

    Six students joined a special visit to House of Commons on Monday 31 March to celebrate the Gaming software Coderdojo. CoderDojo UK has been raising their profile promoting their creative programming and digital fun for young people and parents.

    Carshalton College AAT Graduation Ceremony

    Carshalton College celebrated their student’s successes and achievements with a Graduation Ceremony for the Association of Accounting Technicians and Level 4 Diploma  AAT Accountancy graduates on Wednesday 26 February. 47 Graduates attended the event in traditional ceremony attire of ‘hat and gown’ to receive their awards to an audience of family, friends and Carshalton College staff.  

    Successful STEAM Fair

    In February Carshalton College hosted a STEAM Fair to celebrate careers and possibilities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths industries.

    Games Wagon brought their games van for students to play the latest games and Ukie promoted all the jobs available in the games industry to highlight the variety. The Music Technology team demonstrated equipment and software used to produce music and 3d models were created with 3d Printers and stands with Talk Talk Animation and on building Robots. The art students at Carshalton College displayed work they had created based on the theme horror.

    Doctor Who Themed Evening at Nightingales Restaurant

    Catering & Hospitality students hosted a Doctor Who themed evening at our in house training restaurant, Nightingales in November. 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. 

    Enrolment and Information Point

    Wondering where to study this September?

    Come to our Information Point from Wednesday 20 August at 9.00am. The Information Point is a clearing house for post 16 courses. We are experts in post 16 education and we offer impartial advice and guidance on options available in London and Surrey. 

    If you choose to study at Carshalton College you will learn in a welcoming and vibrant environment, with fantastic facilities and experienced tutors.

    We offer Full-Time Courses in:

    Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Brickwork, Childcare and Early Years, Carpentry, Digital Media, Electrical, Games Development, Hairdressing, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering, Information Technology, Motor Vehicle, Music Technology, Plastering, Plumbing, Public Services, Skills for Work & Life and Sport.

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

    If you are awaiting exam results, enrolment starts Thursday 21 August at 9.00am.

     

    Information point/Enrol

    Wednesday 20 August

    9.00am - 5.00pm

    GCSE Results Day

    Information point /Enrol

    Thursday 21 August

    9.00am - 8.00pm

    Information point/Enrol

    Friday 22 August

    9.00am - 4.00pm

    Enrolment

    Tuesday 26 August

    9.00am - 8.00pm

    Enrolment

    Wednesday 27 August

    9.00am - 8.00pm

    Enrolment/Open Day

    Thursday 28 August

    9.00am - 8.00pm

    Enrolment

    Friday 29 August

    9.00am - 4.00pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    T: 020 8544 4501

    E: cs@carshalton.ac.uk

    www.carshalton.ac.uk

    Follow us on Twitter @carshaltonAC

    Like us on Facebook /CarshaltonCollege

     


    0 0
  • 08/05/14--04:27: CLEARING 2014
  • CLEARING 2014

    ACCESS/ FOUNDATION DEGREES/ BA HONS DEGREES/ HNCS/ DIPLOMAS/ LEVEL 4 QUQLS

    Limited spaces available on these courses:

    • Foundation Degree (FdA) Education and Learning
    • Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years Education
    • BA Hons Early Years Education
    • BA Hons Education and Learning
    • Diploma in Education and Training
    • Foundation Degree (FdA) Health and Social Care
    • Access to HE Diploma - Health and Human Sciences (including Nursing pathway)
    • Access to HE Diploma – Engineering
    • HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
    • Foundation Degree (FdA) Electrotechnical Industries
    • IMI Awards Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automobile Studies for Master Technicians
    • HNC Digital Media Production and 3D Techniques

     Call our Clearing Hotline on 020 8544 4530 for more information.


    0 0

    Access Courses

    Are you 19+ and looking for a pathway to your dream job?

    Access to HE Diploma - Health and Human Sciences (including Nursing pathway)

    An alternative route for mature students aged 19+, who want to progress to Degree level studying Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery or equivalent, but may have left School early or been out of education for a number of a number of years. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop academic skills, confidence and knowledge before embarking on a Degree or studying at a higher education level.

    Duration – 1 Year - 12.5 hours per week over 3 days (9am to 3pm)

    Access to HE Diploma in Engineering

    The Access to HE Diploma is an ideal course for adults (anyone aged 19+) who have a keen interest in the study of engineering in Higher Education.
    This course is aimed at those with employment experience wishing to join a degree or equivalent HE course and is suitable for students who need further qualifications to progress in their careers or those wishing to change career having studied Maths and Science earlier in their life and now wish to pursue further formal study in engineering.
     

    This includes learners wishing to change subject area having already gained some academic or vocational qualifications, learners who have studied but not completed academic or vocational subjects, or where suitable grades to enter university were not gained or learners who have been out of education for some time and who now wish to re-commence their studies.

    Call Tim Ellison on 020 8544 4530 or email him at timothy.ellison@carshalton.ac.uk


    0 0

    There are endless opportunities available when students complete their qualifications at Carshalton College, here are some of the job roles and companies learners have progressed onto after gaining their qualifications and leaving the College in July 2013.

    Our Motor Vehicle students gained jobs in a variety of roles including as mechanics, in sales, parts distribution, as service receptionists and car alarm specialists for companies such as Audi, Ford in Croydon, Vauxhall Dealership in Epsom Kia Motors, Mercedes World, Coulsdon Autos, Dees of Wimbledon, London Underground, MOT Tester Centres, Catford Autos, and British Gas.

    Our Health and Social Care students left to work as domiciliary care managers, team leaders, foster care managers and care home managers in places such as nursing homes.

    Learners also progressed onto higher education with Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications at College, and degrees at Universities such as Roehampton, Brunel, Plymouth, Sussex and Kingston in psychology, social work and nursing.

    The Childcare and Early Year students went straight into employment at day nurseries, primary schools, or continued studying and enrolled at University onto teaching, education and social work degrees.

    With careers in Hair and Beauty, there is the chance to work around the world as therapists and stylists. Our Beauty students went onto work in full time and part time therapist roles with companies such as The Beauty Rooms in Carshalton Beeches, Total Body Care in Burgh Heath, on Steiner Cruise Ships, Hawkins Clinic in Raynes Park Chantel Beauty in Tooting, and became self employed as freelance therapists and pamper party organisers. Our Hairdressing students cut, colour and style hair as freelance stylists and are now working in countries like Spain and for companies such as Supercuts, Head Hunters, Tatlers, Headmasters, Sandra Webb Hair and Beauty, Markos Barbers and It’s So You.

    Students on our Creative Industries courses have progressed onto University to study Architecture, Fine Art, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fashion, Animation, Floristry and Art and Design. Level 2 Media Students have progressed onto courses in Computer Games, TV & Video Production, 3D Design, Concept Art, Journalism and Performing Arts. Our Music Technology students moved onto to the next level qualification at the College and degrees in music, business, performing and teaching.

    For information on all our Full Time, Part Time, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Skills for Work and Life Courses, please click here

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


    0 0

    Wondering where to study this September? Enrol on a course at Carshalton College and join us for the new term in September 2014.

    With fantastic facilities and the chance to learn in a welcoming and vibrant environment, Carshalton College offers Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships, Higher Education & Access, Skills for Work & Life courses and a range of gas, electrical, plumbing, construction, health & safety and renewable energy courses at our Power Assessment and Training centre.

    information point and enrolment

    Applying for a course is easy by either applying online, completing an application form found in our Prospectuses or simply come into the College where our Customer Services team can guide you through the process. If your course is dependent on exam results you can enrol on the following dates and times coming up in August and in September

     

    Information Point Opens Wednesday 20th August 9am - 5pm
    Enrolment – GCSE Day Thursday 21st August 9am - 8pm
    Information Point/Enrolment  Friday 22nd August 9am - 4pm
    Information Point/Enrolment  Tuesday 26th August 9am - 8pm
    Information Point/Enrolment  Wednesday 27th August 9am - 8pm
    Information Point/Enrolment  Thursday 28th August 9am - 8pm
    Information Point/Enrolment  Friday 29th August   9am - 4pm
    Information Point/Enrolment  Week commencing 1 September 9am - 5pm

    *Availability on courses is limited and not guaranteed until you complete the enrolment process and based on a first come first serve basis

    why carshalton college

    Carshalton College is delighted to have been recognised as ‘The Best College in London AND Surrey’ for long courses for the third year running*. The Data Service has identified Carshalton College with the highest success rate for long courses in 2012/13 within both the London & Surrey region. Carshalton College also celebrated receiving a ‘GOOD’ Grading from Ofsted following an inspection in May 2014.

    This grading gives the teaching and support staff recognition for their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication that provides a ‘welcoming, stimulating and inclusive environment’ as concluded in the final report.

    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal spoke about the College's success
    "This is a wonderful inspection report, reflecting the enormous efforts of our staff and students to make Carshalton into a high-performing College. We’re intensely proud of our success and the report warmly celebrates the great qualities of the College: its outstanding support, its commitment to learning, the very high rates of achievement and, most of all, the opportunities to progress we make for our students."

    Carshalton College is also undergoing a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into a single central location, with the new Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre.

    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. 

    Janet Smith Head of College stated “Our goal is to achieve a positive, inspiring and sustainable environment for our students to learn in, using high quality, industry standard technology. This will be a fantastic facility for students, staff and employers alike”.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    If you would like to find out more about our courses and enrol, please contact our Customer Services Team who can help with any questions or queries to apply for a course at Carshalton College. You can also apply online or pick up a prospectus and an application form is in the back of the Full Time edition. Pop in and have a chat to the Customer Services Team or please call them on 020 8544 4501 or via cs@carshalton.ac.uk


    0 0

    Carshalton College is thrilled to be in the top 20 higher education providers in the 2014 National Student Survey. 

    The ranking means Carshalton College received more than 93% in terms of student satisfaction. 

    Carshalton College is the main provider of Higher Education in the London Borough of Sutton offering a broad range of qualifications from Diplomas to Degrees. 

    Principal, Peter Mayhew-Smith said

    “This is a huge tribute to the quality of Higher Education teaching and support at our College; for us to be 12th in the UK out of well over 300 institutions is incredible and we’re delighted that our students love the experience we give them.”

    Carshalton College offers facilities to support students and tutors dedicated to success, putting students’ needs at the centre of everything they do. There are a range of flexible study options to fit around work and family life and continuous support from tutors to help develop study skills and succeed. The courses are accredited through strong partnerships with a number of Higher Education establishments and the College has a successful 80% completion rate. 

    “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 

    “I chose to study at Carshalton College as they deliver a Foundation Degree that is relevant  to my job at a time that is convenient for me to study. That flexibility, being able to study part time makes working and learning achievable. Carshalton College is a brilliant place to study and the teaching is excellent, the tutors are very helpful and the lectures are interesting and well prepared.” Rukhsana Aslam is currently studying on the Foundation Degree in Education and Learning 

    Carshalton College offer Higher Education courses in Early Years and Education, Electrical Installation, Motor Vehicle, Building Services, Teacher Education, Digital Media and Games, Access Courses and Health and Social Care.


     


    0 0

    Carshalton College’s Head of College, Janet Smith, took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday 28 August at 11.00am. Carshalton College will be donating £100 for pouring a bucket of water over Janet and Janet challenged all Carshalton College Students and Staff to join in the Group Bucket Challenge during induction at the start of the new term.

    Visit the Carshalton College Facebook page to see Janet's challenge

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is to raise awareness and money for motor neurone disease. It has become a massive wide world viral campaign where people are challenged to throw a bucket of ice water over their heads before nominating three other people to take on the challenge within the following 24 hours. 

    Following in the frozen footsteps of David Beckham, Justin Timberlake and Steven Gerrard, Janet is pleased to be able to take part in the challenge to help raise money and increase awareness to get as many staff and students involved too. 

    ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which is the most common type of motor neurone disease. In the UK it is termed as MND and in the USA they use ALS. MND is a rapidly progressive and fatal disease, which can affect any adult at any time and attacks the motor neurones that send messages from the brain to the muscles, leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves.

    The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no known cure. Around 5,000 people in the UK have MND at any one time, with half of people with the disease dying within 14 months of diagnosis. It kills five people every day in the UK.

    The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and those who care for them. The Association funds research to understand what causes MND, how to diagnose it and, most importantly, how to effectively treat it so that it no longer devastates lives.

    Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising at the MND Association, said: “Without the amazing support of people like Janet Smith and the staff and students at Carshalton College, the MND Association simply would not be able to provide it’s vital support services and fund research to find a cure. Together we are making a real difference for people affected by this devastating disease.”

    Donate by visiting www.mndassociation.org or text ICED55 (with amount of your donation)

    Janet challenged all Carshalton College Students and Staff to join in the Group Bucket Challenge on Monday 15th September at 4.30pm outside the College. The college will donate a £1 for each student/staff member who takes up the challenge.

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


    0 0

    We are offering two progression opportunities that could further your career in Construction Management.

    The first is a Foundation Degree in Electrotechnical Industries.  It has been designed with electricians in mind but is also perfect for anyone who wants a technical qualification with the option to go on to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Ed.) at university.  If your work is more involved in building services we have a Higher National Certificate in Building Services to allow you to take the next step in your career.

    These courses have been design to fit in around your working hours and are offered to you at very competitive rates.

    Start a course in September 2014

    To discuss these opportunities further or to arrange an informal interview call David Ivison on 0208 544 4303, or Tim Ellison on 020 8544 4530.

     

    Luke Hall - Foundation Degree Student

    I chose to study at Carshalton College as studying in the evening fitted in with my job and the course content was more relevant to me than the HNC alternative. The facilities and teaching are both excellent and my tutor has outstanding knowledge of all electrical systems. There hasn’t been a single question that he hasn’t been able to answer in full. As a result of that I have learnt a great deal. The course is challenging and you do have to manage your time to get the work done.

    The design project element of the course was a real learning curve and great practice for me as my end goal is to become a design consultant. As a direct result of attending the course I have been offered a job as a Junior Engineer and I am about to embark on my first international project.


    0 0

    Visit the Renaissance Hair and Beauty Salons at Carshalton College for a variety of treatments, in a friendly environment at low affordable prices. Students are guided by college tutors and technicians to ensure high standards and excellent customer service.

    Students from Levels 1, 2 and 3 Diplomas in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy learn skills and techniques in our training salon and gain experience of an industry commercial setting by treating customers in the Renaissance Salons. The hairdressing course has been established for over 50 years at the College and along with the beauty courses offer chances to study on Full-Time and Part-Time course or on an Apprenticeship.

    TREATMENTS ON OFFER

    Hairdressing students provide shampoo, sets and blow drys, colours and highlights and afro hair applications. The team also provide bridal hair and perming. Beauty students do a full range of treatments with nails, facials, eyes, waxing, make up, false eyelashes, massage and tanning.

    High quality and professional hair and beauty products are used and available to purchase. As part of the treatments we take pride in advising customers which products are best suited to them and their lifestyles. For the benefit of our trainees and the clients, we aim to create a realistic commercial working environment as possible.

    Indulge yourself in a beauty and hair makeover, always book in advance to avoid disappointment. Click below to download our latest treatment and price list.

    Hairdressing Treatment and Price List

    Beauty Treatment and Price List

    contact us

    Hair Salon

    Please call 020 8544 4450 for more information or to book a hair appointment

    Beauty Salon

    Please call 020 8544 4419 for more information or to book a beauty appointment


    0 0

    Our latest menu is now available for Carshalton College’s in house training restaurant, Nightingales.

    Nightingales will open again on Monday 6 October 2014.

    During term time from October to June, our Hospitality and Catering students cook from fresh ingredients and serve delicious lunches and dinners for the general public to enjoy. Nightingales is a favourite with local residents who have discovered the delights of this dining venue.

    3 Course Lunches are available from 12.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for £9.95. Dinners are available on Thursdays evenings from 7.00pm and include a 5 course dinner for only £18.50. 

    Throughout the year there are themed evenings with Valentines Day specials, Christmas celebrations and Hell’s Kitchen Competition.

    Meals are prepared and served by our enthusiastic students under the supervision of experienced chefs with our full-time, part-time and Apprenticeship courses.

    2014/15 Nightingales Menu

    Please download our menu by clicking here

    contact us

    Please contact the Hospitality & Catering team at nightingales@carshalton.ac.uk if you would like to receive a copy in the post.

    Bookings can be made by ringing 020 8544 4433 Monday to Friday or through our online booking form

    Vegetarian and special dietary options are available on request.


    0 0

    Ten Level 3 Hairdressing students will be styling winners of a competition as they indulge in a pamerping day. Wear It For Autism’ is pampering Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers who either have autism themselves or care for those living with the condition in a super-stylish fashion event at  London’s Millenium Hotel, Knightsbridge, London on Monday 6 October. 

    Carshalton College’s hairdressing tutor Fiona Chaffey was asked to be involved in the event and will be taking along students to style the hair of all the winners.

    Anna Kennedy OBE organizes the event and is thrilled to run the pampering event again after the success of the 2013 event. She says
    “The idea behind Wear It For Autism was to spoil those who usually never get a chance to treat – or even think – of themselves. Living with autism can be challenging and extremely demanding so we wanted to create a special event, that would be fun for all involved ‘ Tickets for the show will be available soon and all ticket holders will receive FREE goody bags!

    This year the event is supported by Models of Diversity and Pineapple Performing Arts.  

    Fiona has fantastic links to provide students with the opportunities to take part in external events and gain added experience for their CVs. Fiona said

    “It will be give the students an insight into a different world and open up an alternative avenue into the hair industry in addition to working in a salon. There are endless opportunities and one is working back stage at events like this and being a sessional stylist.”

    Carshalton College has a great reputation for their Hairdressing courses. The courses have been running for over 50 years since the College opened, making it one of the few original vocational courses on offer. There is a front of house Renaissance salon that is open to the public, which is a realistic working environment and a training salon where learning takes place in a creative atmosphere. The staffs are all dedicated practitioners who continue to work in industry alongside their teaching role, keeping updated of new trends, innovative ideas and practices.

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


    0 0

    New Courses for September 2014

    We are pleased to offer the following new courses at Carshalton College which are available to enrol for immediate start.

    Electrical Installation Level 1

    This qualification is designed for learners who want to enter the Electrical Industry, but who are not yet at the stage to study the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation. The course includes hands-on practical training and assessment in Electrical Installation.  You will use a variety of hand tools, equipment and materials.  You will be working with different types of wiring systems and enclosures. The knowledge based units are in general construction, health and safety, environmental measures and electrical science.

    This one year course provides excellent training for work in the Electrical industry.  Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the next level, subject to obtaining Maths and English at Level 2 with an attendance of 90% or above.

    For more information

     

    Construction – Maintenance Operations Level 1

    This programme provides knowledge in all aspects of construction maintenance operations including carpentry, joinery, bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, painting, decorating and tiling together with the underpinning and supporting knowledge to work safely in the construction sector.

    Units studied may include:

    • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
    • Carry out safe working practices in construction
    • Carry out small-scale masonry trade/painting, decorating/plastering/plumbing/wood trade repairs
    • Employment rights and responsibilities
    • Development of numeracy and literacy skills at Level 2

     

    For more information


    0 0

    Are you still wondering where to study this September? 

    Enrol on a course at Carshalton College and join us for the new term in September 2014. 

    Open Day

    Thursday 4th September 10.00am to 5.00pm

    Visit the College during our Open Day to take a tour of the College, talk to our team of advisors about course options in London and Surrey and enrol on a course to start this September.

    information point and enrolment

    Friday 5th September 9am to 4pm

    *Availability on courses is limited and not guaranteed until you complete the enrolment process and based on a first come first serve basis

    With fantastic facilities and the chance to learn in a welcoming and vibrant environment, Carshalton College offers Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships, Higher Education & Access, Skills for Work & Life courses and a range of gas, electrical, plumbing, construction, health & safety and renewable energy courses at our Power Assessment and Training centre

    You will need to bring the following to enrolment:

    •Contact Details
    •National Insurance Number
    •Passport or Birth Certificate
    •Exam Results
    •Record of Achievement (if you have one)
    •Fees where applicable
    •Proof of Means Tested Benefit (letter dated within last 6 months).

    why carshalton college

    Carshalton College is delighted to have been recognised as ‘The Best College in London AND Surrey’ for long courses for the third year running*. The Data Service has identified Carshalton College with the highest success rate for long courses in 2012/13 within both the London & Surrey region. Carshalton College also celebrated receiving a ‘GOOD’ Grading from Ofsted following an inspection in May 2014.

    This grading gives the teaching and support staff recognition for their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication that provides a ‘welcoming, stimulating and inclusive environment’ as concluded in the final report.

    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal spoke about the College's success
    "This is a wonderful inspection report, reflecting the enormous efforts of our staff and students to make Carshalton into a high-performing College. We’re intensely proud of our success and the report warmly celebrates the great qualities of the College: its outstanding support, its commitment to learning, the very high rates of achievement and, most of all, the opportunities to progress we make for our students."

    Carshalton College is also undergoing a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into a single central location, with the new Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre.

    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. 

    Janet Smith Head of College stated “Our goal is to achieve a positive, inspiring and sustainable environment for our students to learn in, using high quality, industry standard technology. This will be a fantastic facility for students, staff and employers alike”.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    If you would like to find out more about our courses and enrol, please contact our Customer Services Team who can help with any questions or queries to apply for a course at Carshalton College. Pop in and have a chat with the Customer Services Team or please call them on 020 8544 4501 or email: cs@carshalton.ac.uk


    0 0

    We are offering two progression opportunities that could further your career in Construction Management.

    The first is a Foundation Degree in Electrotechnical Industries.  It has been designed with electricians in mind but is also perfect for anyone who wants a technical qualification with the option to go on to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Ed.) at university.  If your work is more involved in building services we have a Higher National Certificate in Building Services to allow you to take the next step in your career.

    These courses have been design to fit in around your working hours and are offered to you at very competitive rates.

    Start a course in September 2014

    To discuss these opportunities further or to arrange an informal interview call David Ivison on 0208 544 4303, or Tim Ellison on 020 8544 4530.

     

    Luke Hall - Foundation Degree Student

    I chose to study at Carshalton College as studying in the evening fitted in with my job and the course content was more relevant to me than the HNC alternative. The facilities and teaching are both excellent and my tutor has outstanding knowledge of all electrical systems. There hasn’t been a single question that he hasn’t been able to answer in full. As a result of that I have learnt a great deal. The course is challenging and you do have to manage your time to get the work done.

    The design project element of the course was a real learning curve and great practice for me as my end goal is to become a design consultant. As a direct result of attending the course I have been offered a job as a Junior Engineer and I am about to embark on my first international project.


older | 1 | .... | 7 | 8 | (Page 9) | 10 | 11 | .... | 14 | newer