Surge in demand for free distance learning courses for local adults

Surge in demand for free distance learning courses for local adults

An increasing number of adults throughout Staffordshire are using their time during lockdown to improve their qualifications through distance learning, according to Stoke on Trent College. The College offers fully funded distance learning courses to those aged 19 or over with Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent postcodes, thanks to funding from the Education Funding Agency. Over the … Continued

College delivers increased wellbeing support to learners affected by lockdown

College delivers increased wellbeing support to learners affected by lockdown

  Stoke on Trent College has introduced a range of new ways to support its students during the lockdown period for Coronavirus – and has seen an increase in demand for its counselling services, mentoring and ‘wellbeing warriors’ amongst students and their families. Students of all ages are taking up the offer of video and … Continued

Stoke on Trent College launches Oliver Marshall Sports Leaders Academy

Stoke on Trent College launches Oliver Marshall Sports Leaders Academy

A new sports coaching academy at Stoke on Trent College will see sports students donating more than 600 hours each year as volunteer sports coaches across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, in memory of their former fellow student, Oliver Marshall, who passed away last year. The Oliver Marshall Sports Leaders Academy will be launched at an event … Continued

Students set off for humanitarian adventure

Students set off for humanitarian adventure

Fifteen students from Stoke on Trent College will travel to South Africa this month for an eleven-day volunteering trip which will see them distribute food parcels, volunteer at a shanty town soup kitchen and deliver sports and arts activities in schools. The students will travel to South Africa after raising £650 each to fund their … Continued

Apprentices strike out in community roles at Port Vale FC

Apprentices strike out in community roles at Port Vale FC

A partnership between Port Vale Foundation and Stoke on Trent College has seen five young people successfully complete Apprenticeships with the club’s Community department. The Port Vale Foundation, which operates as a registered charity, now employs three former apprentices in full time roles as community sports coaches, delivering a range of community sessions. Former apprentices … Continued

My Saturday job turned into an award-winning apprenticeship

My Saturday job turned into an award-winning apprenticeship

When 15-year-old Jasmine Lowe got a weekend job as a waitress, she had no idea that three years later she would be an award-winning apprentice in a blossoming career. To mark National Apprentice Week Jasmine, from Stoke-on-Trent, is sharing her story in the hope that it will encourage others to consider an apprenticeship too. Jasmine … Continued

College directors proof that Apprenticeships are a route to the top!

College directors proof that Apprenticeships are a route to the top!

Two directors at Stoke on Trent College have told how they started their careers as apprentices, as we celebrate National Apprenticeships Week. Ryan Johnson, a campus director, started his working life as a motor vehicle apprentice, whilst Heather Marks, Executive Director for the quality of education, started her career as a floristry apprentice. Ryan age … Continued

Pharmacy dispenses traineeship advice

Pharmacy dispenses traineeship advice

A Stoke-on-Trent pharmacy business is calling for more employers to consider offering young people extended work placements, known as traineeships. Raven Pharmacy has branches in Cobridge, Burslem and Endon. Last year they provided an 8-week work placement opportunity to 17-year-old Chloe Ashby. Chloe left school with a plan to join the Army, but this fell … Continued

Keele launches pioneering student mental health partnership

Keele launches pioneering student mental health partnership

A regional partnership led by Keele University has launched a new integrated community approach to mental health and wellbeing for students in further and higher education, in collaboration with Staffordshire University and other partners, as part of a £2.2 million project. In the 1960s Keele was the first UK university to introduce a counselling service, … Continued

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