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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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  • Lee Stafford and team deliver a men’s hair Masterclass

    Only one month in, and our first Lee Stafford event has already come and gone! This time the focus was on men’s hair and the latest trends and techniques in the industry, and local employers flocked in to find out more. Lee was joined by part of his Lee Stafford Education team, Tony Wood and Michael Saunders, the latter flying in all the way from Denmark! …


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  • House of Commons awards night for former Witney college student

    It’s not every day that you get to rub shoulders with MPs and Peers at a special awards night. Yet that’s exactly what happened to former Abingdon & Witney College student Kirsty Newman at the House of Commons on Wednesday evening (17th January). The 18-year-old Early Years Education and Care student from Chipping Norton, who studied for her two-year CACHE Level 3 Diploma at the College's Witney campus, was a runner-up at the Associati…


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  • Learn something new with Oxfordshire Adult Learning in 2018!

    Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to create your own beautiful works of art? To learn a language before you jet off on holiday in the summer? To finally fix that leaky tap without having to call someone in? Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) is dedicated to providing lifelong learning across the county, having provided for thousands of students of all ages over the years, and 2018 is set to be our best year ever! From guitar lessons…


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