Education

Best of British celebration to be held at revamped North Wales college

A CELEBRATION of Great Britain in aid of a national charity for war veterans will be hosted by Coleg Cambria. The inaugural British International Tattoo and trade exhibition for businesses is to be held in the new £21m extension to Yale college in Wrexham over two days from Saturday October 2. Organiser Gareth Butler says […]

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Popular conference to go online and welcome top names from TV, business and industry

ONE of the highlights of the North Wales business calendar is to be held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisers of the popular North Wales Means Business Conference unveiled a series of star speakers and interactive sessions for the event on Thursday December 10. Showcasing the ION Leadership, 20Twenty Business Growth and […]

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College takes major open event online to ensure safety of staff and prospective students

COLEG CAMBRIA is to host a two-week virtual showcase of the many courses and qualifications it has on offer. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be no open days at its sites in Deeside, Wrexham, Northop or Llysfasi. So the college took the decision to invite prospective students to find out more from the […]

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Bilingual opportunities increase in north east Wales thanks to new Coleg Cambria partnership

WELSH language opportunities for learners, staff and apprentices at Coleg Cambria will be bolstered by a new partnership. The college has launched its own branch of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – Cangen Cymraeg Cambria. Welsh medium students will have access to further training, undergraduate and postgraduate university scholarships, and support with their learning. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol […]

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Alpaca surprise boosts student wellbeing ahead of half-term

LEADING Welsh independent school Christ College Brecon welcomed a herd of furry friends as part of a wellbeing afternoon for young pupils. Six alpacas from local business Alpaca My Boots visited the school ahead of the half term holiday on October 23, surprising twenty-three year 7 pupils during their personal and social education (PSE) lesson. […]

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Virtual business week led by FE and HE partners wins top learning award in lockdown

A SERIES of virtual education workshops held in lockdown won a top learning award. Led by Coleg Cambria and further and higher education institutions across Wales, the Summer Start Up Week received the Entrepreneurship Catalyst prize at the National Enterprise Educator Awards. Young entrepreneurs were treated to five days of inspirational online presentations on how […]

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Specialist school unveils new sixth form and plans for future growth

AN INDEPENDENT care and education business plans for further growth after an excellent Estyn inspection. And Bryn Tirion Hall School has unveiled a new sixth form at its Caergwrle site to meet demand and support vulnerable children with special needs as they prepare for their future careers. Principal Paddy Prendergast revealed they have recruited six […]

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Pensioner able to help teen granddaughter with lockdown education thanks to college IT course

DAVE JOHNSON was able to help his teenage granddaughter with home schooling in lockdown thanks to a Coleg Cambria Skills for Adults course. The former heating engineer admits to not being the most tech-savvy learner, but quickly got to grips with the college’s Essential Skills classes in Using a Tablet, and Word Processing, held at […]

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