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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Students show off their skills at Hereward College Open Day



Hereward College is hosting an Open Day for prospective students and parents on Wednesday 7 November 2012, between 10 am and 4 pm.

The recent publication, ‘Offers of education or training for 16- to 17-year olds’ from the Department of Education mentions that students will be required to stay in education or training until the age of 17 by 2012 and 18 by 2015. Recognising the effect this will have on post-16 year olds, Hereward College will be hosting its first official Open Day in the last 10 years and is expecting a record number of atendees at the event.

The College tailors study programmes to meet individual needs, including activities that are aimed at developing independent living skills, skills of self-advocacy and study skills as well as nationally recognised qualifications in Creative Arts, Media, Drama and Music, Business, Information Communication Technology, Physical Education and Personal Progress. The College also offers Training and Apprenticeships within all areas and levels of the care sector. FE Choices, the official site for comparing the performance of Further Education colleges, recently highlighted the exceptional performance of Hereward, with 88.9% of 16-18 year old students passing their FE course in 2010/2011, outstripping all other FE Colleges in Coventry and Warwickshire.

In addition to campus tours and discussions with current students and tutors about courses, prospective students will also be offered talks on the practicalities of college life, covering everything from finance to residential accommodation to specialist support requirements including assistive technology, physiotherapy, conductive education, occupational therapy, care and education enabling, social and emotional support and counselling.

Current students from various curriculum areas will showcase the skills they have gained while at College, including Drama and Music performances, a printing workshop, video productions, ICT demonstrations, team building games and entrepreneurial activities from the Young Enterprise, coaching demonstrations for cricket, tennis, football, martial arts, judo and fencing, a wheelchair football match and cooking demonstrations.

Martin Berisford, current media student at the College said:
“I’ve always been proud of my college and have welcomed the opportunity to represent it. I don’t think many students realise the progress they can make by enrolling at Hereward, but hopefully they’ll get a glimpse of that during our Open Day.”

Sheila Fleming, Principal and Chief Executive at Hereward College said:
“Open days are a great chance for the College to show prospective students the success they can achieve by studying here and there’s no better way to demonstrate this than by showcasing the skills that our current students have gained during their College experience.”

Prospective students can register for the event at www.hereward.ac.uk/open-days . Alternatively, they can contact the admissions department on 0247 6426 173 or admissions@hereward.ac.uk to register.

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