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  • 08/26/15--07:02: New Motor Sports Diplomas
  • New Motor Sports Diplomas now available

    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Motor Sport

    BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Motor Sport Technology

    These fantastic new courses are for anyone aged 16 years and over, interested in gaining technical knowledge and skills along with diagnostic techniques for today's modern motor vehicle industry. 

    For through practical experience and theory knowledge this course will lead to a wide variety of job opportunities in the motorsport industry. This course prepares learners to progress straight into work or go onto a University course. Practical job role options immediately after the course include

    • Working with rally teams
    • Vehicle Testing
    • Upgrading engines
    • Vehicle design
    • Vehicle management; this course is ideal for those intending to proceed to management positions

    See our latest Race Day at Brands Hatch

    why this qualification?

    The Level 3 will lead to roles at a higher level in the workplace and provide a stepping stone to a foundation degree or HNC or HND. It is a BTEC qualification allowing school leavers to move on from the Level 2 achieved at GCSE. It also includes maths, science, ICT and electronics modules related to the motor vehicle industry. 

    Recently, 14 Motor Vehicle students modified a Ford Puma vehicle in preparation for the Santa Pod Raceway drag race meeting.

    The Vehicle and Maintenance Repair students modified the Ford Puma, completely stripping and transforming it in line with guidelines from the MSA (Motor Sports Council) regulations to be race ready. These modifications 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.

    why carshalton college?

    The College has

    • all the latest equipment and vehicles to perform routine maintenance on tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission and electrical systems, as well as removing & replacing engine units and diagnostics
    • 2 large workshops
    • 30 small to medium sized cars including a 4x4 Vauxhall, Ford and Renault models
    • Team of staff who are industry experts

    There are a variety of Full-Time and Apprenticeships to choose.

    Enrol Now!

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    The sweet sounds of traditional jazz will soon be drifting through the corridors of Carshalton College as Carshalton Jazz Club will be relocating their sizzling, swinging sounds to the South London, College. After a twenty one year residency at the Cryer Studio Theatre, the monthly sounds of top swing and big band jazz will be heard from their new home.

    After considering several options for a new venue for the Jazz Club, Carshalton College, was a clear winner. From September, the College will be providing their 100-seater ‘Nightingales Restaurant’ for exclusive Tuesday evening use for the Jazz Club.
    Staff and students at the College, which teaches almost 4,000 students over 130 courses, are very excited about the prospect of a Jazz Club residency. Janet Smith, Head of College said: "We're delighted to welcome Carshalton Jazz Club at the College and look forward to a long-term partnership and some great musical evenings in our Nightingales Restaurant."
    David Burr, Manager of Carshalton Jazz Club said: “We are buzzing about the new venue; the College has strong local connections; and provides a fantastic stage area large enough to accommodate a six-piece Swing or Dixieland band or a sixteen-piece ‘Big Band’. We will be able to retain existing ticket prices; provide guests with flexible seating and table arrangements; and most important of all - a licensed bar! We’re looking forward to putting on a fabulous show for the grand re-opening in September.”
    Guests to the new Carshalton Jazz Club venue will be able to access the club without going through the College, and transport links to the good including the nearby 127, 151 and 157 bus routes. Carshalton Station is a 4-5 minute walk and the site provides secure parking.
    The real ‘sweet spot’ is that the College’s restaurant ‘Nightingales’ – a well-established showcase for the Catering College – may be open to guests on Tuesday Jazz nights. Jazz lovers can expect to enjoy appetizing bar snacks, tasting platters and hotpot suppers. Sounds like Carshalton College will certainly be hitting all of the right notes!
    For information on the Jazz Club opening and the programme:

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  • 09/17/15--06:58: Nightingales Restaurant
  • Nightingales Menu for 2015/16 is now available.

    Nightingales is Carshalton College's on-site fine dining training restaurant.

    Meals are prepared and served by our enthusiastic students under the supervision of experienced chefs.

    The restaurant is open to the public for lunch, dinner, functions and business events.
    Nightingales serves lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12pm to 2pm
    3 courses £11 only.
    Nightingales serves dinner on a Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
    5 courses from £21.50
    Enjoy a drink with your meal from our fully stocked bar.
    To book a table please contact us on 020 8544 4433.

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    David Haye will be Guest of Honour at the Grand Opening of the Aiden Phelan Salon & Academy on 8th October at Carshalton College. 

    Hot on the heels of the opening of the Aiden Phelan Academy, celebrity hairdresser Aiden Phelna is launching his own fully independent salon at Carshalton College. The Aiden Phelan Salon will provide South London residents with an opportunity to sample some of Aiden's hairdressing magic, it also provides the opportunity for Carshalton hairdressing students to gain real-life salon experience. 

    Best known for creatbing some of David Beckham's famous hairstyles, Aiden has won British Hairdresser of the Year, Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year and a number of magazine awards. Also known for his uncompromising style, Aiden was a popular judge on TV programmes such as Channel 4's 'The Salon' and BBC's Young Hairdresser of the Year, Series 1 and 2 and has starred in BAFTA winning 'Secret Millionaire' and I'm a Celebrity! Get me out of Here' 

    Aiden Phelan is venturing into education with the Academy at Carshalton College being his first UK training academy. 

    Special Guest: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye; who hails from South London, will officially open the Salon and Academy at 3.30pm on Thursday 8th October, 2015

    To book your appointment at Aidan Phelan Salon please call 020 8544 4450.

    Notes for editors:
    1. Carshalton College has been providing education and training, with specialist facilities and equipment, for over 60 years as the only Further Education College in Sutton. 
    2. Further information contact: Suna Marfé, Head of Marketing,, Tel: 07825 119279
    3. Information on hairdressing courses:
    4. Carshalton College has been providing education and training, with specialist facilities and equipment, for over 60 years as the only Further Education College in Sutton.

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  • 09/25/15--06:58: Bake a Cake Competition
  • We are pleased to support Macmillan Cancer Support with the world’s biggest coffee morning by holding our very own Bake a Cake competition!

    The competition is open to all our staff and students.

    Your cake will be judged by Tom Hall, Catering & Hospitality Team Leader

    Date: Wednesday 7 October 3pm

    Venue: Nightingales Restaurant

    Prize: Lunch for 2 in Nightingales Fine Dining Training Restaurant

    All cakes will then be sold in Nightingales for Macmillan coffee morning on Thursday 8 October 10.15am to 12.15pm

    For more information email: