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17 May 2021
People interested in developing skills in areas such as Health & Social Care, Equality & Diversity, Customer Service, Safeguarding, and Mental Health have a wide range of choice to choose from. Over 20 free Distance Learning courses are now available at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. The Level 2 Distance Learning Courses, available for anyone over the age of 19, enable people to retrain and...
15 Nov 2019
Travel and Tourism students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have volunteered their time to organise and serve Royal British Legion veterans and Poppy Appeal volunteers a 3 course lunch in their College restaurant. As well as decorating the venue, the group of first year students also collected more than £45 for the Royal British Legion and Poppy Appeal from college students and staff. Students...
Student in library
27 May 2018
Thought about studying again after time out of education, but don’t know where to begin? An event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) next month will share information, advice and guidance on the options available. The Return to Learning Event is aimed at people who are 21 and above, considering either full-time or part-time opportunities. The event takes place at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and...
07 Jun 2016
From September 2016 adults across Shropshire, will have the opportunity to complete a GCSE in English or maths fully funded with County Training. The training provider will be offering GCSE courses to adults for the second year running, as a response to the Government strategy to improve post-16 numeracy and literacy. Government research has found that 40% of pupils do not get GCSE grades A* to C...
18 Mar 2016
The rural aspect of Shropshire can present challenges for young people having easy access to the best educational and careers development opportunities. Shrewsbury College recognised this issue some years ago and for the past three years has been developing an intricate set of subsidised transport opportunities for many students, with some being eligible for 100% transport bursaries. “Although...
Teri Evans (left) and Becca Tansley on a mission to get more people trying their hand at traditional wool crafts.
25 Feb 2016
Two friends have turned their life-long passion for knitting and crocheting into a new business in Shrewsbury Market Hall and are now on a mission to get more people knitting and loving wool crafts. Teri Evans and Becca Tansley have launched Ewe & Ply, on the gallery floor of the market, selling yarns and running regular workshops on all things wool, from knitting and crocheting to spinning...
11 Dec 2015
Shrewsbury College is set to play host to a range of Shropshire Football Association (SFA) courses and in return the SFA will provide two free college places for outstanding students. The two organisations have sealed the deal on the training agreement, which will see a number of important sports development courses run at the College, including those which cover Safeguarding, Coaching and...
30 Sep 2015
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce is continuing to enhance the services it provides to members by partnering with a leading training provider to offer comprehensive professional and personal development skills. The organisation has teamed up with e-Careers to offer a full suite of online training courses aimed at staff and team leaders who wish to stay ahead of competitors and learn new skills...
Wendy Hayes, GCSE course tutor at County Training and County Training GCSE student Chloe Jones getting her results
21 Aug 2015
Shropshire Council’s County Training, the largest private training provider in Shropshire, has achieved it’s first year of GCSE results. As a response to the Government strategy to improve post-16 numeracy and literacy, the training provider began delivering GCSE maths in September 2014. County Training is proud to announce that they have a pass rate of 61% of students gaining A* - C. Wendy Hayes...
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