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  • College strikes Gold for quality of health and safety standards

    Abingdon & Witney College has been handed a prestigious Gold Achievement Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff and students get home safely at the end of the working day. The panel of judges, consisting of highly experienced health and safety professionals, consider a business’ various health and safety actions and focus on how accidents …


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  • Abingdon & Witney College retain regional apprenticeship award 

    Abingdon & Witney College’s winning streak at the Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Awards (OAA) showed no signs of stopping at Blenheim Palace last night. Having been postponed in March due to the heavy snowfall, the 2018 edition of the OAA saw providers and trainers from across the county come together to celebrate the achievements of apprentices who are employed up and down the county, and all things apprenticeships. The College won the …


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  • Official opening of new Higher Education Hub at College

    A state-of-the-art facility that will house the college’s Higher Education provision as well as aiming to develop the engineering and technology skills of the local workforce has been officially opened at Abingdon & Witney College today. Oxford West & Abingdon MP Layla Moran, who was “blown away” by the event, joined a host of local dignitaries, employers and the College’s senior management to tour the new Advanced Skills Centr…


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  • Latest Government league tables continue to place Abingdon & Witney College amongst the best in England

    The Government have released their national achievement rate tables (NARTs) for the 2016-17 academic year, highlighting Abingdon & Witney College for the second year running as one of the leading providers in the country for Level 3 courses and apprenticeships. The College’s 91.5% achievement rating places it in the top five in England when compared with all other General Further Education (GFE) Colleges for Level 3 courses. These A Leve…


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  • Ready to put a spring in your step? Enrol on an adult learning course today!

    Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) are excited to bring a suite of new part-time courses across the county in time for the spring and summer seasons! Starting from April, learners can get involved in a wide range of hands-on activities and help them to discover new hobbies, rediscover and develop old skills, or even start a path towards a completely new career. From g…


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  • Free workshops aimed at adult carers launched across Oxfordshire

    A new partnership between Carers Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Adult Learning is set to bring health and wellbeing opportunities and workshops to thousands of adult carers in local communities across the county. ‘A Carer’s Journey’ is a series of three-hour workshops starting in February and running until mid-July. These free courses will take carers through a journey to learn new skills; understand themselves and their caring role, adapt …


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  • Abingdon & Witney College kick off National Apprenticeship Week with regional award win

    Abingdon & Witney College have been recognised as the leading apprenticeship provider in the South of England at the inaugural Annual Apprenticeship Awards. The awards took place at a reception at the House of Commons, sponsored by the chair of the education select committee Robert Halfon, kicking off the celebrations at the start of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). Support has flooded in since the announcement was made on Monday aft…


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  • College students to use digital skills in Abingdon Museum project

    A variety of exciting digital projects created by students at Abingdon & Witney College have been commissioned by the Abingdon County Hall Museum. Media and Games Development students from the College’s Abingdon campus will collaborate to provide a brand new digital experience for visitors to the museum, with the overall aim to make the current historical collections more accessible to the public, through a series of documentaries, games…


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  • Abingdon & Witney College swinging for seven top apprenticeship awards

    It’s been another busy but successful week for Abingdon & Witney College’s apprenticeship team, as it’s been revealed that the College and their apprentices are in the running for seven awards that recognise the very best in apprenticeship provision and talent, at both a regional and national level. First up is the 2018 FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) and their inaugural AAC Awards. The conference is entering its fourt…


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