Colleges Week 2021
Education Partnership North East continues to lead the way in producing the next generation of frontline health care professionals.
With the NHS and health sector under increased pressure during unprecedented times, Education Partnership North East continues to lead the way in producing the next generation of frontline health care professionals.
Northumberland College revealed that it will benefit from multi-million-pound government funding, which will be transformational for the college and position it as a leading further education and training provider for the North East. The technical, vocational and specialist land-based college is one of 16 colleges across England that has been selected to work with the Department for Education as part of the government’s £1.5 billion FE Capital Transformation fund.
Northumberland College has celebrated the completion of its inspirational new build learning environment for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The college hosted a special event to officially open its bespoke SEND Centre at Kirkley Hall Campus which has been created as part of a major capital investment programme supported by the Department for Education. Providing a safe space with outstanding resources and facilities, the new centre is also complemented by an ambitious curriculum, affording students the opportunity to study on various ‘pathways to adulthood.’
A Northumberland College alumni’s research has been recognised at one of the country’s most prestigious Higher Education equine conferences. Bekki Schofield, who studied an FdSc in Equine Performance and Coaching before graduating with a BSc first class honours, was chosen to present an abstract of her dissertation at the Alltech-Hartpury Conference. As the conference closed Bekki’s research, entitled Saddle Up: An Investigation into the Occurrence of Saddle Slip in Mounted Games Ponies, was awarded the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation by a panel of experts.
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Colleges play a vital role locally, regionally and nationally. Staff from across Education Partnership North East discuss why they #LoveOurColleges and how they help build communities, boost businesses, and support people to unlock their potential.
A new engineering and manufacturing Industry Lead has been appointed by Education Partnership North East to support Northumberland College further develop its engineering and manufacturing technical curriculum. One of its sector specialisms, the college group intends for Northumberland College to play a leading role in the industry’s future within this important North East LEP skills priority area.
An innovative partnership between Northumberland County Council, Northumberland College and Port of Blyth is to establish a welding and fabrication training facility in Blyth. Investment of £1.08m will deliver a technical vocational training centre at the Port’s South Harbour terminal which will focus on training school leavers, adults and sector employees in welding and fabrication disciplines, management of sector related apprenticeships and delivery of mandatory professional industry certifications required in the offshore energy sector.
A chance encounter when receiving his BTEC results has helped a young engineer land a job with global paint manufacturer AzkoNobel. In August, Matthew Thompson attended Pearson’s BTEC Results Day event at Ashington Campus’s STEM Centre to celebrate the ‘Class of 2020’ as they opened their results on BBC News. There the 18-year-old met Jeff Hope, Head of Ashington Manufacturing at AkzoNobel, who was impressed by the young man’s aspiration, enthusiasm and maturity as well as the technical skills he had developed during his course.
People from across the North East are to benefit from a new set of digital training courses to develop specialist skills and improve their opportunities of securing a job with local businesses.
The Skills Bootcamps in Digital are short, intensive courses in subjects such as data analysis, digital marketing, web development and cyber security. They are specifically designed to offer individuals employment-focused skills to help increase their chances of getting a job in the digital sector. Anyone who successfully completes a course is also guaranteed an interview with a local employer.