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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.
East Riding College has been award silver status in NEBOSH’s Learning Partner Programme. NEBOSH is a global provider of health, safety and environmental qualifications and its Learning Partner Programme is a new scheme which recognises accredited providers like the College for their commitment to giving NEBOSH students the best learning experience possible.
For Beverley’s Heritage open day this year, a walk took place called “Out with the Old in with the New”. The purpose of this walk was to take participants through the oldest and newest streets, buildings and viewpoints around the town.
East Riding College hosted a special open air cinema event on Friday 6 September to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their St Mary’s Walk campus in Bridlington. The free-to-attend community event showed a double bill of Shrek 4 and The Greatest Showman on a giant digital screen on the College’s sports field.
East Riding College are hosting an open air cinema event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their St Mary’s Walk campus in Bridlington on Friday 6 September. The free community event will show a double bill of Shrek and The Greatest Showman on a giant digital screen on the College’s sports field. The event is open to students, staff, ex-students and Bridlington residents and tickets are free.
Results from the National Student Survey (NSS) published in July put East Riding College in the top 10% of universities and colleges in the UK for its teaching on its higher education (HE) courses. The annual survey also put the College in the top 15% in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
East Riding College’s annual awards ceremony was held last week in the Royal Hall at the Bridlington Spa. The evening saw over 50 recipients recognised for their achievements, dedication and hard work in front of an audience of family, friends and peers. Student winners were nominated by their tutors and ranged from younger students on school-links programmes to adults who were retraining.
East Riding College announced exciting plans for the College today. In a review of its strategic plan the board identified that the opportunity of joining a wider group will deliver many benefits to the region and its coastal and rural communities. Therefore today it is announced that the College plans to join the TEC Partnership.
East Riding College won an Exceptional Employer Engagement Award for our work with the European Social Fund (ESF) Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) project between 2016 and 2019.
Students from East Riding College built an electric car from scratch to compete in the UK’s first electric street race. The group of engineering students built, tested and raced an electric car in the Greenpower Street Race which raced around the streets of Hull on Sunday 28 April.
The search to find East Yorkshire’s best young chef was launched at Elwell’s training restaurant at East Riding College in Beverley this week. Organised by the Hull and East Riding Hospitality Association and now in its thirteenth year, the Copper Saucepan competition seeks to discover the Apprentice Chef of the Year and culminates with a live final in the food theatre at Beverley Food Festival in October.
Staff from Sonoco Trident in Hull spent a week at East Riding College introducing students from the level 3 media and computing courses to 3D design and specialist modelling software. This is the first time the global creative design giant has worked with a college to share their insights into the world of 3D design.