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Monday, 30 March 2020 08:40

Learning doesn't stop at Newbury College

Following the government announcement on Wednesday 18 March, Newbury College has moved to online delivery for most courses.

Teaching staff have been preparing for this eventuality and are entering these uncertain times with confidence in their abilities to deliver an interactive and engaging learning package remotely.

Each curriculum group within the College has worked hard to ensure that the ‘at home’ delivery is adapted to the varying needs of each subject area. Principal, Iain Wolloff, noted, “From delivery of the Engineering Degree to online Spanish classes for adult learners, we are extremely proud of all the staff that have gone above and beyond. They have created a smooth and efficient transition to enable our students to keep learning for their future careers and aspirations.”

E-Learning Development Officer, Shaun Daubney commented, “It has been encouraging to see our staff adapt so quickly and be proactive in using technology to support our students. As a College we have always been ahead of the curve with embedding digital learning in creative ways, to future-proof our delivery and adapt to the way students learn in a changing environment.”

As well as providing learning for existing students the College offers a means for adults to start thinking about their own future with a number of FREE online learning courses in areas such as; dementia awareness, mental health, caring for children and young people, end of life care and nutrition and health.

Visit our course search page to explore your opportunities for the future.

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Camille Packer, currently studying her Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphic Design at Newbury College has been awarded a BTEC Bronze Award, in the BTEC Art and Design Student of the Year 2019.

The BTEC Awards celebrate exceptional BTEC learners and apprentices. More than 570 nominations were received across all categories from entrants across the globe, with 22 winning either Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.

Camille commented “I started the course with minimal knowledge of the subject other than having creative skills and a love of design. Through dedication to my studies, I have been able to achieve high standards in my work and make positive steps towards my dream career as a Graphic Designer.” She continued, “I now feel I have the skills and experience to apply for a position in a high-ranking design agency. My time at Newbury College is empowering me to realise my passion and ideas and turn them into reality.”

Iain Wolloff, Principal and Chief Executive, Newbury College, said, “It is fantastic to see the standard and quality of Camille’s work being recognised on a global scale. We are very proud of the dedication that she has shown and delighted that she is continuing her studies with us alongside the development of her career.”

Explore the opportunity to retrain or upskill at www.newbury-college.ac.uk/higher 

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