Articles from Chris JENNINGS

New apprenticeship starts up nearly a third at South West Durham Training

A County Durham engineering training provider has announced its new apprenticeship starts are up nearly a third this autumn. 

Inspirational teacher wins coveted industry award

A dedicated teacher described as having “unswerving loyalty to his learners” has won a coveted industry award. Andrew Grant has been named New North East Teacher of the Year in the Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize awards.

Award-winning college lecturer launches unique photography project

Having recently snapped up a regional award for his wedding photography, Bishop Auckland College (@bishopcollege) lecturer John Alderson is back in the headlines again after launching a unique project.

The value of dual professionalism in FE

Darren Hankey, Principal of Hartlepool College of Further Education, explains why he believes the strengths of being a dual professional are so often overlooked when it comes to looking at the inspirational work done by colleges in the Further Education and Training sector:

Up to £3,000 on offer to firms taking on new apprentices... until 31st March 2021

Businesses are being urged to take advantage of a Government funding offer which could see them qualify for up to £3,000 if they hire a new apprentice in the next three months.

Students and staff join forces with veterans to raise funds for ex-servicemen

Students and staff @bishopcollege joined forces with veterans to raise more than £500 for an ex-servicemen’s charity in a five hour sponsored walk.

Photography tutor snaps up top industry award

A County Durham college (@bishopcollege) photography tutor who has covered more than 400 weddings over nearly three decades has snapped up a top industry award.

From homeless teenager to homeless centre manager

@BishopCollege Access course turned my life around - #FEsavedMe  Aged just 19 Nicole Brown found herself living on the streets, broke, homeless and without hope and support.

Speech disability no impediment to Bishop Auckland College student’s film music success story

The next time you go to the cinema and see a trailer for a new release you might find its music was created right here in County Durham.

Bishop Auckland College launches sports coaching degree with Open University

@BishopCollege is launching its second full degree programme this September in partnership with the @OpenUniversity  The validation of the BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching by the Open University means learners can complete a full degree at the college without having to travel far to study a university-level programme.

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