Shrewsbury Colleges Group

09 Mar 2020
Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG) is hosting the next in its run of sector specific careers events for young people in education. The Careers Live! Professional & Industrial Services event will showcase the range of exciting careers available within the world of business and engineering. Taking place from 1pm to 7pm on March 23 at Montgomery Waters Meadow (Shrewsbury Town Football Club), you...
27 Feb 2020
Three Shrewsbury Colleges Group Accounting apprentices working at Dyke Yaxley in Shrewsbury are the first to pass under new Government standards. Since late 2014, Apprenticeships have been gradually changing, including stringent external end point assessments. The three Accounting students have all undertaken this final assessment, which included a three-hour synoptic exam, a portfolio of work...
17 Feb 2020
A former Art student from Shrewsbury has written and illustrated a book she is launching at  a town wine bar this month. Morgan Grice, 22, from Shrewsbury, graduated for SCG (where she attended the then sixth form college) in 2016. She studied Art & Design, Graphics and Classical Civilisation A Levels and then returned to study an Art Foundation Course at the College. She is currently in her...
10 Feb 2020
Education inspectorate Ofsted is to re-open their inspection into Shrewsbury Colleges Group.  James Staniforth, Principal, said: “Ofsted inspected the College in November and their draft report criticised our safeguarding provision. “We submitted a formal complaint because we considered the inspection team involved had run out of time and weren’t able to review the available evidence. “Ofsted...
03 Feb 2020
A former Shrewsbury Colleges Group student is paving the way for drugs of the future after scoring her dream job with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Charlotte Parkes, 20, from Shrewsbury, knew she wanted to be a biochemist and research the next generation of medicines, but thought she would need a top degree from an elite university. After studying A Levels at SCG, Charlotte was poised for a gap year...
09 Dec 2019
Two teams of engineering apprentices from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been crowned the best in the UK after designing and building a remote-control crane from scratch. The teams were two of only six selected from regional heats across Great Britain to make it to the Worldskills UK finals at the NEC. The National finals took place at the end of November at the NEC, Birmingham. The team had to...
29 Nov 2019
Shrewsbury Colleges Group has held its third Apprenticeship Awards to celebrate the achievements of both apprentices training across a range of sectors and their employers who support them to ensure their success. At a three-course gala dinner and ceremony held at the College’s training restaurant Origins last night (THURS), 11 awards were handed out, including the Apprentice of the Year Award,...
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...
08 Nov 2019
A manager at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, and decorated former soldier, has creatively hand-crafted three wooden silhouettes from a tracing of a tattoo he has on his arm. Stewart Coxon, known to staff and colleagues as ‘Ted’ retired from the army after 24 years in 2013 and started working at Shrewsbury Colleges Group as Commercial Manager, where he has been organising Remembrance Services ever...
19 Oct 2019
Students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are heading to Ghana to help build classrooms with deliveries of stationery from two local suppliers. The four students, who all study A Levels, attended a talk by the National Citizenship Service and heard about a range of volunteering roles. They were inspired by talks from those who had been on a similar trip to Africa last year and decided to join a...
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