Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:22

Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship 3

Apprentices will cover the following knowledge through formal learning

Interpersonal Excellence

  • Leading People
  • Managing People
  • Building Relationships
  • Communication

Organisational Performance

  • Operational Management
  • Project Management
  • Finance

Personal Effectiveness

  • Awareness of Self
  • Management of Self
  • Decision Making
Published in Business
Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:22

Digital Marketer Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprentices must achieve one knowledge module or vendor/ professional qualification from each of the three sections in the list below. Knowledge Module 1: Principles of Coding or MTA HTML 5 or CIW- Site Development Associate Knowledge Module 2: Marketing Principles or CIW -Internet Business Associate Knowledge Module 3:Digital Marketing Business Principle or CIW - Data Analytics or CIW - Social Media

Published in General computing

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Checking in for the ultimate work experience opportunity, 30 students from Langley College, part of the Windsor Forest Colleges Group, spent a week running Holiday Inn Slough-Windsor in Church Street, as part of InterContinental Hotel Group’s (IHG’s) National Hotel Takeover in partnership with People 1st. A programme designed to encourage more young people to work in the hospitality industry.

The students ran a range of aspects across the hotel – from checking in guests at reception, to serving food and beverages, even running the housekeeping and room service.

They were all shadowed by hotel team members and had the opportunity to gain practical experience of running a busy, fully functioning hotel, to complement their studies and training at college.

The initiative was part of IHG® Academy. Through IHG Academy, IHG hotels (with brands including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express) collaborate with educational providers and community groups to help local people build their hospitality skills and improve their employability. Since 2013, more than 47,000 people have benefitted from the IHG Academy across 2,133 programmes in 79 countries.

The students, who are all studying hospitality and catering or travel and tourism courses at Langley College, covered all roles, starting at the top with a student General Manager. They had to apply for the positions, as they would in real life, with applicants for the student General Manager and student Operations Manager roles even being interviewed by a panel of senior hotel staff. In turn, the student General Manager and student Operations Manager went on to recruit their own student Heads of Departments and remaining team positions.

Chrislyn Paul (21, from Langley), who is studying a foundation degree in tourism and hospitality management at Langley College, was appointed as Student General Manager for the week. She explains: "It has been amazing to be appointed as Student General Manager. I've learnt so much about running a hotel, I've learnt how to manage a team, think on your feet to solve problems, devise rotas, had to put together a presentation on metrics and been responsible for giving the staff briefing each morning. I think this experience has better prepared me for working in the industry. It has definitely changed me as a person. I've got so much more confidence and feel that I can achieve anything now if I push myself."

Langley College student Scott Biddle (19, from Burnhan) said: 'I've really enjoyed the experience and was thrilled to be chosen to be Student Operations Manager. I've even been coming in early for my shifts to make the most of my time here. The hotel staff and guests have been so friendly and supportive. It has been a really valuable insight into how a hotel is run, from management and finances to housekeeping. I think companies in other industries should do a takeover week to give other students this kind of opportunity."

During the week, the students looked after up to 800 breakfast covers and 700 restaurant covers in the evening. Carla Oliveira (18, from Windsor), who was student reception manager for the week, impressed the hotel so much she was offered a part-time job at the hotel, which she will combine with continuing her studies at the College.

Holiday Inn Slough - Windsor is among over 30 IHG hotels across the U.K. to participate in the hotel takeover, aimed at encouraging more people to choose careers in hospitality.

Richard Jackson, General Manager of Holiday Inn Slough-Windsor said: “We’re really delighted to be participating in the hotel takeover for the first time and having developed strong work experience links with Langley College, they were my obvious choice as partners. This is the 18th year this initiative has been running and it’s proven to be a hugely successful recruitment tool. Some of our best team members, even a former General Manager, participated in the takeover as students.”

Kate Gibson, Vice President - Corporate Responsibility, at IHG explains: “The National Hotel Takeover at 30 of our hotels in the UK this week has shown just how important it is for young people to get real life, on-the-job experience working in hospitality. We’ve seen students take on roles from General Manager to Head Chef with many of them displaying a natural talent for a future career in this field. The students that I visited at Holiday Inn Slough – Windsor have done such an incredible job and have really shown us what a bright future they have in hospitality.

“It's really important that we challenge some of the misconceptions young people have about a career in hospitality, and show them first-hand what it can be like. Our own global CEO Keith Barr started out in a restaurant kitchen so that goes to show how much potential there is for growth within the industry, and I hope more young people consider it as a future career path.”

For further information on travel and tourism courses, please click here or for more information on hospitality and catering courses, please click here

Published in Travel and Tourism
Monday, 12 March 2018 11:48

Motor Vehicle Diploma Entry 3

This Entry 3 qualification forms part of ABC Awards Foundation Learning offer in the Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies sector. Learners will gain work related skills, prepare for further training, and gain important industry insight to help make informed career decisions. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following: Health and safety in the automotive environment. Optional units include: Check and maintain vehicle fluid levels, Remove and replace spark plugs, Introduction to customer care, and more.

Published in Motor Vehicle

Electrical / electronic engineering principles, mechanical engineering principles, Health and Safety, Mathematics.

Monday, 12 March 2018 11:48

Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 2

The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people's development, supporting children and young people's positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships.

It's aimed at learners who want to work in roles that support pupils' learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.

Published in Childcare

The Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) programme is a mandatory part of the Apprenticeship standards for Hair Professionals and requires the following 6 units to be completed plus Apprentices must pass the final end-point assessment: Mandatory Units Hairdressing option include Unit 201 Consultation Unit 202 Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp Unit 203 Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks Unit 204 Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks Unit 205 Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques Unit 206 Perming hair

Functional skills

Maths and English functional skills at level 1to be passed, but learners must also take the level 2 functional skills tests (even if they don't pass them). Learners who have achieved Maths and English GCSE at grade A--C are exempted from functional skills

Published in Hairdressing
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:38

Carpentry L3 Advanced Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is mainly for progressing from L2 site carpentry or a good knowledge of carpentry and requires you to be working in the industry, on a building site or in or on a domestic dwelling. You will learn various aspects around carpentry such as, prepare and install complex and often bespoke components, fitting high quality doors and shaped linings, staircases with turns and complex roof structures.

Published in Dry Trades
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:38

Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Level 3

This apprenticeship consists of a mixture of college and site based training and assessment, studying principles, practices and legislation applying to electrical systems, installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, how to diagnose and correct electrical faults, planning and maintenance of electrical systems, health and safety, environmental and wiring regulations for electricians.

The aim of this Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

Published in Sport
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