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University students who secured their place through an East Riding College course have returned to offer their advice to current learners.
All had been successful on the Level Three Access to Higher Education course, which is designed to provide entry to higher education for people aged 19 and over.
Students at East Riding College are learning about the benefits of volunteering at events this week.
Volunteer fairs are being held at the Beverley and Bridlington campuses on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, with a range of organisations attending to highlight opportunities to learners.
East Riding College is holding three open events in May for people who are thinking about studying in further or higher education from September.
The open events are a chance to talk to tutors, find out more about courses and have a look round the College's well-equipped and modern learning environments
East Riding College is today launching a £2.8m project to support local businesses to take advantage of massive predicted growth in the energy industry.
The College’s Energy Technology Centre (ETC), which is jointly funded by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund, will provide facilities for small to medium enterprises (SMEs), corporate support services and links to training across a range of business, energy and environmental services.
Motorcycle maintenance students at East Riding College are developing their skills on four new bikes, thanks to donations from major manufacturers.
Yamaha has provided the College with an FZ8 motorbike and a range of parts, including carburettors, fuel injectors, alternators, starter motors and front forks. Suzuki has donated SV650 and GSR600 bikes and a quad bike.
Engineering students from East Riding College will next year be honing their skills with £220,000 of new industry standard equipment, thanks to a grant from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
The computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment will mean that learners are working on the latest in industry technology and are well prepared to join the region’s workforce.
Two East Riding College students have won regional apprentice awards from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Luke Burton, 18, from Dolly’s Autos of Driffield, won the leading first year apprentice award and James Paton, 20, from SHAWS motor engineers of Driffield, won the leading third year apprentice award in the IMI's Hull and District Member Association Apprentice Awards.
East Riding College’s new part-time course guide is out now, listing courses across a range of subject areas which take place during the summer term.
The guide covers courses leading to a qualification in subjects from childcare to health and safety, and a selection of “community learning” courses which enable learners to try out a subject for fun or before going on to an accredited course.
TV and film actor Adrian Rawlins chatted with students during a visit to East Riding College in Bridlington.
Mr Rawlins, who is known for playing Harry Potter’s dad, James, in the film series and who has appeared in the TV series Silent Witness, Dr Who and Midsomer Murders, spent an hour with learners on performing arts and TV and film courses.
Young people who are considering their next steps in education in September can take part in free taster courses at East Riding College this summer.
The courses are aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds who are still considering their options and are available at the College’s Beverley, Bridlington and Hull campuses.
A range of activities raised more than £600 for Sport Relief today.
Students from the Beverley and Bridlington campuses took part in a sponsored swim, a danceathon and an intra-mural five-a-side football tournament.
Outstanding achievements were recognised this week at East Riding College's annual awards ceremony at The Spa Bridlington.
The event saw 36 students, staff and businesses each presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher after their achievements were read out to an audience of more than 200.
East Riding College student Jolene Smith has won a competition to design an outfit using only recycled materials.
She was one of a number of learners who tested their design skills at a fashion show using junk clothing, old sheets and curtains.
Engineering students at East Riding College are tackling a restoration project on a vintage American-German tractor.
The group, at the campus in St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington, are working on the John Deere Lanz 300, which was built in the US in the early 1960s.
Students at East Riding College are learning valuable lessons about “e-safety” during a themed week dedicated to the subject.
The College has designated this week as Stay Safe Online Week, with a range of activities and resources aims at enabling learners to better protect themselves against cyber bullying, cyber stalking, identity theft and grooming.
Students from East Riding College took part in a range of cultural and religious activities as part of their Equality and Diversity Week.
Activities were held throughout the week at both the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley and in St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington.
Local businesses are invited to a free seminar at East Riding College in Bridlington which will help them take advantage of social media.
The event, which will focus on the potential benefits of a range of social media platforms, aims to help unravel the mysteries of social media and to stimulate discussion of current practices and trends.
East Riding College has teamed up with the contractors behind East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s £22million Beverley Integrated Transport Plan to offer a unique, free construction training experience to a limited number of people.
Opportunities with local colleges and training providers, such as placements and site visits, are a standard requirement for any tender under the council’s framework.
Staff at Rafters in Driffield have benefitted from free training through East Riding College.
Six learners have recently completed NVQ courses through the College, with four doing a retail qualification and two doing team leading.
East Riding College is offering a range of full-time courses for young people who would like to study full-time from January.
These include the newly launched work-related Traineeships and vocational college courses across a range of subjects.
Students at East Riding College were inspired by a visit from Great Britain boxing star Amanda Coulson to one of their sports sessions.
The former Amateur Boxing Association British champion coached learners and took part in a question and answer session during one of their weekly boxing coaching sessions at Bridlington Sports Centre.
Students at East Riding College helped launch an innovative road safety campaign aimed at making young people more aware of the dangers and consequences of reckless driving.
The campaign takes the shape of a series of posters and advertisements based on the format of a traditional fruit machine and is jointly funded by the TOM (Take One Moment) Foundation and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with support from staff and students at the College.
Olympic long jumper Chris Tomlinson has officially opened East Riding College’s new £220,000 sports facility in Bridlington.
The “multi-use games area” (MUGA) has a playing surface covering 1,789 square metres and will be used for a wide variety of sports.
Our students took part in a range of fun activities for Children in Need this year. These included coming to College in fancy dress or onesies, selling hand-made brithday cards, tombolas and all sorts of other things. Our motor vehicle maintenance learners also carried out winter services checks on cars to raise extra cash.
Staff at the Todz charity shop in Bridlington have been brushing up on their retail skills after securing free training through East Riding College.
Four learners at the Quay Road premises have undertaken Level Two Retail NVQs, with one of them also doing the Level Two NVQ in Team Leading to help them in their supervisory duties.