Amidst the third lockdown, over 100 East Riding College students celebrated success in their English and Maths exams. The results were released for exams sat in November, the first opportunity to retake GCSEs after exams were cancelled in the summer of 2020.
Student Luke Hodson, aged 17 from Lockington has been chosen to receive a bursary from the Gordon Leason Carpentry Apprenticeship Scholarship Fund, awarded by the Rotary Club of Driffield. The Trust was created in memory of Mr Gordon Leason, a skilled carpenter and joiner from Driffield, who passed away aged 92, leaving a bequest to help trainee carpenters in the local area. The £500 annual prize is intended to help students buy their first tools of the trade.
East Riding College is the first college in the North to be recognised as a gold-level employer by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. This award recognises employers that go the extra mile to support their employees who are ex-forces or part of the wider military family such as spouses or cadets.
East Riding College held a ground breaking event on 19 October at its Flemingate campus in Beverley as part of its celebration of Colleges Week 2020. The symbolic ground breaking ceremony marks the start of work on the construction of a new Institute of Technology at the College’s Beverley campus. It is part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology, one of only 12 such institutes across the country.
East Riding College for Business apprenticeship recruiter Jodie Koplick was named Recruiter of the Month in September by Get My First Job, the website used by young people to find apprenticeship vacancies. The College has used the website since 2016 and has been recognised for offering an excellent candidate experience from advert to placement.
BRIDLINGTON STUDENTS: East Riding College’s Bridlington campus is switching all timetabled sessions to remote learning for the remainder of this week from tomorrow, Tuesday, 13 October.
This is due to a breakdown of the building’s boiler, which provides hot water.
The College, based in Bridlington and Beverley, will be one of only 88 new providers nationally that have been selected to deliver the high-profile programmes. East Riding College will deliver T Levels in Digital, Engineering & Manufacturing, Education and Construction.
East Riding College merged with the TEC Partnership on 31 July. The TEC Partnership is a dynamic and innovative group of colleges and training providers, and is already one of England’s largest and most successful providers of further and higher education.
East Riding College said farewell to its long-serving Chair of the Corporation at the end of July. Local businessman Simon Wright joined the board of governors at the college fifteen years ago when the Beverley campus was based at the old Gallows Lane site and before the current Bridlington campus was built. A long-term property strategy, a drive for improvements in quality and guaranteeing the College’s financial future will prove to be his legacy.
St Mary’s Church in Beverley has announced that new stone carvings on the exterior of the building will feature fourteen characters from the ever-popular children’s books, The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis.
East Riding College music student Wesley Trowell has produced a local recording artist’s latest CD – all whilst under lockdown. Wesley, 27 from Hull worked with Northern Soul singer Lou Lou as part of his HND in Music. The pair want to raise money for charity and to be able to donate a piece of equipment to the Music Academy at East Riding College in Hull, where Wesley has been a student for the last 5 years.
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East Riding College have announced the results of a student survey conducted in the first few weeks of lockdown, to assess how students were coping in the crisis and adapting to working from home and studying online.
Four East Riding College hairdressing and barbering apprentices are celebrating, having completed their end point assessment in style. The four were all awarded distinctions by assessors for demonstrating the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of level two apprentices. As well as assessing their creative, practical and technical skill, the trainees are also graded on their consultation skills, professionalism and speed.
East Riding College have climbed the rankings again in national achievement rates tables published by the Government recently. The College now appears in the list of the top 20 general further education colleges in the country for achievement rates. Achievement rates are one of the most stringent measures of student success and show the percentage of students that were awarded their qualifications.
Like many other colleges and schools, East Riding College has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and to date has followed government advice on social distancing and self-isolating to protect the most vulnerable. Some of our students and staff, who have been identified as most at risk, have already being advised to work and study from home. At East Riding College the welfare of our students and staff is always our top priority.
East Riding College has announced free maths courses running at Hull City’s home ground in March. Maths skills development courses will be held in the KCOM Stadium and some lessons will even take place in the home team’s changing rooms!
The apprenticeship awards ceremony was held during National Apprenticeship Week, to celebrate the contribution that apprentices make to the region’s businesses and to recognise the employers that are supporting them. The prestigious event, held at Beverley Racecourse, saw over 120 guests celebrate the hard work and dedication of the apprentices and their employers.
East Riding College are celebrating again after having recently been awarded Gold status in NEBOSH’s Learning Partner Programme. NEBOSH is a leading global provider of health, safety, wellbeing and environmental qualifications. NEBOSH’s Learning Partner Programme is a new scheme which recognises accredited providers for their commitment to giving NEBOSH students the best learning experience possible.
East Riding College has recently received a very positive Ofsted report under the new, tougher 2019 education inspection framework.
The College, which has campuses in Beverley and Bridlington and a site in Hull, has now maintained its “good” status for over a decade following November’s short inspection visit.
East Riding College has confirmed plans are going ahead to expand its Flemingate site in Beverley to accommodate a new Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT). It is part of a regional IoT formed by a unique consortium of colleges, itself one of only twelve Institutes of Technology across the country. The government initiative, first announced in April, is designed to help close technical skills gaps in key STEM areas and provide employers with the skilled workforce they need.
East Riding College has been taking part along with all the schools in the area in the Big Climate Fightback.
Bridlington Town Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are working with all the schools and college in the town to plant trees, in a project supported by the Woodland Trust.
The College marked Armistice Day with an impeccably observed two minutes silence at all campuses. At Flemingate music tutor Martin Jones commenced the two minute silence by playing the moving Last Post trumpet call and poppies fell from the second floor balcony.
East Riding College has announced that it is the new official education partner of Hull City Football Club. The two year deal advances the existing relationship between the two organisations and develops the provision of apprenticeships and training to the Club.
90 graduates and over 300 guests attended East Riding College’s HE Awards ceremony in Bridlington on Saturday. It is the 15th year the College has held the ceremony at the historic Priory Church of St Mary. Honours were conferred by the University of Hull and the University of Huddersfield to graduates from across the East Riding at the traditional ceremony. The address was given by Dr Jacquie White, Senior Lecturer for the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.
East Riding College took part in Beverley Food Festival on Sunday 6 October. The College held a stall selling a variety of baked goods, including flapjacks, scones, bread rolls and Viennese whirls, all cooked by staff and catering students at the College. Despite a blustery and rainy start to the day, the Festival was well attended and the stall sold out of all of the treats on offer.