Shrewsbury Colleges Group

13 Jul 2020
Shrewsbury Colleges Group is urging local employers to take advantage of the new Government funding opportunities to hire an apprentice. Employers can now get even more funding for an apprentice from the Government. The incentive scheme runs from 1 August 2020 until 31 January 2021 and means that employers with a wage bill of less than £3m, can get increased Government funding for taking on an...
07 Jul 2020
Shrewsbury Colleges Group has today broken ground on what is set to become a new centre for the teaching of motor vehicle and engineering courses. The centre, costing around £500k, will provide new purpose-built facilities to enable future training in the key sectors of Automotive Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. The College successfully bid for funding for the project from the...
21 May 2020
A Travel & Tourism teacher at Shrewsbury Colleges Group has been published in Coaching Today. The journal for counsellors and coaches, provides a platform for education, debate and sharing of best practice for those working in the diverse field of coaching, from private practitioners to line managers, peers, mentors, trainers and educators. The journal forms part of the British Association of...
20 May 2020
The second annual Celebrating Achievement Awards to recognise the work of some of Shrewsbury Colleges Group’s most exceptional students has been held ‘virtually’, with a special video message from the Principal and video award acceptance speeches. The first ceremony was held last year at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, and the glitzy event with an awards dinner and invited family and friends would...
01 May 2020
Shrewsbury Colleges Group is assuring future students who wish to start their future education at the College this September that it’s not too late to apply and interviews can take place by phone. The College, with three campuses in Shrewsbury, offers the widest choice of A Levels and Vocational courses in the county, and they can be studied together in almost any combination. The College has...
01 May 2020
A 16-year-old college student and entrepreneur from Shrewsbury, has harnassed the power of social media to answer the call for PPE for the NHS and has started production himself. Luke Thomas, from Shrewsbury, is studying Chemistry, Maths and Physics A Levels at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. Entrepreneurial Luke, said that as the corona virus pandemic spread across the country, his thoughts turned...
27 Apr 2020
Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG) has secured an ongoing contract with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to deliver Trade Union Studies (TUS) training from 2021. This takes the total value of contracts the College has secured for TUS training to around £1million. SCG provides training for organisations with elected union members ranging in length from two to 36 days. However the GLA had decided...
07 Apr 2020
A staff member at Shrewsbury Colleges Group has turned his conservatory into a cottage industry using 3D printing equipment to create much-needed face masks for NHS workers. Andy Lee, Director of Employer Engagement and Curriculum Leader for Engineering at SCG, received a call from the company which supplied the College with its 3D printing software. Solid Solutions based in Warwickshire has...
03 Apr 2020
Like most educational institutions, exams have been suspended or cancelled until further notice due to the onslaught of Coronavirus, but the staff at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were able to rally round and get some students through hours before the country officially entered into lockdown. On March 26 the Accounts Team at SCG was notified that the Accounting exams were to be suspended until...
02 Apr 2020
As one of the county’s largest community institutions, Shrewsbury Colleges Group has been doing all it can to support a huge range of people and organisations during the outbreak of COVID-19. As soon as the Government made the decision to close schools and colleges, SCG quickly enacted a plan to roll-out home learning for its entire student population. Students have been provided with work to...
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