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North Shropshire College (NSC) recently held its annual Family Fun Day at the Oswestry Campus. This year’s event raised money for two very worthy charities, The Isabelle Lottie Foundation and CRY For Matthew. A wide range of activities were available for visitors to enjoy throughout the day including;... - June 13, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) staff have been busy preparing for the College’s annual Family Fun Day, due to take place on Saturday, 9th June 2018 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Oswestry Campus. The event will be held alongside Shropshire FA’s Under 8 and Under 10’s football tournament,... - June 02, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) has recently installed a milk vending machine and geodesic dome at the Walford Campus adjacent to the farm. The milk vending machine will offer pasteurised fresh milk to the public and it will be available to vend from Sunday 10th June which is also Open Farm Sunday. The... - May 26, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) recently hosted a visit from French-based teacher, Sandra Devecchi, from Beaulieu-Lavacant College, near Toulouse in France. Sandra came to NSC to understand how the College teaches English as a Foreign Language and to help assist with her own teaching practice. Her programme... - May 23, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) student, Ben Simpson, has received sponsorship from the Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club to attend "The Rotary Youth Leadership Award," which runs from the 19th to the 24th August 2018. The course helps young people aged between 14 and 30 develop their leadership... - May 18, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) staff are busy organising two important events that will take place on the same weekend. The Oswestry Campus is hosting NSC’s annual Family Fun Day, which runs in conjunction with the Shropshire FA under 8’s and under 10’s Football Tournament, and the... - May 18, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) TNS (The New Saints) Professional Phase Football students have added to their already successful season by winning the SSCFA (Shropshire Schools and Colleges FA) under 18’s County Cup, beating rivals and former cup winners, Thomas Telford. After a slow start to the... - May 02, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is offering the chance for adults and children (from the age of seven) to "be a keeper for the day" at the Walford Campus. The experience days, which take place on the Animal Care Unit, are ideal for those who love animals or are wishing to experience something... - April 28, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) Commercial Services students recently held their annual skills show at the Oswestry Campus. Each year, the event attracts members of the general public, friends and families of the students to join together for a great charity evening. This year the event raised £430... - April 20, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is delighted with the success of several of its TNS Professional Phase Scholarship Players who were recently called up to represent the Welsh under 18’s Academy team. Lewis Dutton, James Parry, CJ Craven, Callum Jones, Rob Reynolds and Tom Williams were the Scholars... - March 30, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) level 3 year two sport students were recently treated to a series fencing masterclass courtesy of Bridie Lloyd of Phenzync. The classes formed part of their studies, and were designed to help develop their practical and individual techniques and skills, as well as helping... - March 30, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is set to provide a unique opportunity for young explorers and their parents in the form of the new Walford Wood Forest School. The school will offer children and their parents a wealth of activities from playing in the mud kitchen and digging for dinosaurs, to making... - March 30, 2018
The annual Spring Lambing Day took place at the Walford Campus of North Shropshire College (NSC) on Sunday, 25th March. Good weather on the day made the Campus a special place to be, with a large number of visitors to the event. With a large flock of sheep at the Campus, there were hundreds of lambs... - March 28, 2018
Several North Shropshire College (NSC) Independent Living / Foundation Studies students have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain a valuable two weeks work experience at the British Ironworks Centre, near Oswestry. The centre is a very popular visitor attraction and the students have... - March 22, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) hair and beauty students have been busy preparing for their annual skills show, due to be held at the Oswestry Campus on the 28th March from 6pm. The event will showcase the talents of the Level 2 and Level 3 students from NSC’s Visage Salon, who will be producing... - March 22, 2018
The 14th March is written as 14.3 in the UK, but as 3.14 in America, because of this, National Pi Day is celebrated around the world on this day. The Maths and English Department at North Shropshire College (NSC) decided it would be a great opportunity to celebrate the day with their own National Pi... - March 16, 2018
Footsteps Nursery Oswestry, which is based at North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Oswestry Campus recently organised a “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” in aid of Hope House children’s charity. The children brought their favourite bear with them to the nursery on the day, along with a... - March 08, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) Hospitality and Catering students recently enjoyed a trip to the Welsh Culinary Championships to test their cooking skills, and impress competition judges with their talents. Students across Level one, two and three courses at NSC took part in the Championships, alongside... - March 01, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) Maths students recently celebrated their academic success at the College’s Oswestry Campus. Many of the students were overjoyed to hear that they had passed their Entry Level Maths exams with flying colours after months of hard work and preparation. In addition to... - February 28, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is celebrating the academic success of Lecturer Dr Jack Hunter, who teaches Access to Higher Education Sociology and Psychology at NSC and has recently gained his Doctorate in Social Anthropology. To achieve the academic title, Jack undertook seven years of intense Ethnographic... - February 22, 2018
Hope House recently held their annual training event at North Shropshire College (NSC) at its Oswestry Campus. The event was organised by Diane Hobday-Holme, Head of Care at Hope House, and ran for two full weeks. Staff training, interactive workshops and team-building took place in the Conference and... - February 22, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is pleased to announce the new appointment of Ian Peake as Principal. Having been Principal and Chief Executive of Herefordshire & Ludlow College since 2004, Ian has a wealth of experience within FE and has overseen several successful mergers in both Herefordshire and... - February 18, 2018
Twelve Nursery Practitioners from Footsteps Nursery in Oswestry have been busy undertaking an important and potentially lifesaving course recently. The staff members, who are also well trained in paediatric first aid, with three also holding an enhanced first aid qualification, have taken part in an... - February 16, 2018
Eleven first and second year students from North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Uniformed Public Service (UPS) course went on a week-long visit to the Outward Bound Centre at Aberdovey recently. The week was designed to enable the students to advance their leadership skills and work on their team-working... - February 15, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) Level 2 Floristry Certificate students, Linsay Farthing and Heulwen Morris-Haywood have been busy adding some extra colour to the Oswestry Campus in time for Valentine’s Day. With the support of Floristry tutor Eileen Avery-Scott, the vibrant Valentine’s themed... - February 15, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is hosting a series of Pre-Course Taster Sessions across all of its vocational areas for Easter and Summer 2018. The sessions are designed to give prospective students an experience of College life and a sample of the wide variety of courses available at NSC including Bricklaying... - February 11, 2018
Derwen @Walford horticulture students have been working with North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Head Gardener, Nicky Worthing, to re-energise the large glasshouses at the Walford Campus. The project has been hugely beneficial to the students, allowing them to put the skills they have learnt in class... - February 11, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is celebrating the success of Harry Bower, a Level 3 TNS Football Scholarship student who has recently been selected to play for the English Colleges under 18’s football team. The team is affiliated with the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) who is responsible... - February 10, 2018
North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus recently celebrated passing it’s Muller Dairy inspection. The inspection took place on the Walford Farm and was designed to look at the health and condition of the dairy herd, as well as the condition of housing provided for the animals, and... - February 08, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is planning for the annual Spring Lambing Day Event which takes place at the Walford Campus. This year the fun filled event will take place on Sunday 25th March, 10:30am-4:30pm with tickets costing just £10 per car / family on foot. The College has a large flock of... - January 27, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) Maths students recently took part in an interactive lesson designed to test and develop their problem solving and question interpretation skills. The lesson was organised by Jo Millington – Curriculum Area Manager for Maths and English at the College, and was based... - January 19, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) Agriculture Students have applied for the approval of a new Milk Vending Machine to be installed on the farm at the Walford Campus. The preparations for installing the vending machine are already underway, and obtaining approval from Shropshire Council to sell pasteurised... - January 17, 2018
Former North Shropshire College (NSC) student, Ed Giles recently visited the College to promote the release of his new book “Those with Webbed Feet: All about British Ducks, Geese and Swans” which is being published by Brambleby Books. The book is set to be an informative, entertaining and... - January 14, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) is preparing to host a careers event, due to take place on Wednesday 31st January at the Oswestry Campus and Thursday 1st February at the Walford Campus, near Baschurch. Both events will run from 2pm-6pm and are open to everyone, with no need to pre-book. The event has... - January 14, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) currently has a number of apprenticeship vacancies available, with a range of job sectors from Agriculture, Customer Service, Gamekeeping, Hairdressing and many others on offer for candidates. The vacancies are open to everyone and there is no upper age limit, making an... - January 14, 2018
North Shropshire College (NSC) recently made a donation to the not for profit social enterprise CHALK CIC, funded by proceeds from their staff Christmas Meal. A dedicated team of organisers put together a Christmas Raffle, and a Quiz was organised by Tony Evans, Receptionist and Invigilator at the College. CHALK,... - December 22, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) Maths and English students recently enjoyed a visit from local dairy products manufacturer Arla Foods, who successfully demonstrated the importance of Maths and English skills in the workplace. The company, which produces well-known brands such as Skyr and Anchor, has a... - December 21, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) has been enjoying a busy festive period with a series of exciting Christmas events. Staff and students at the College have been getting into the spirit of Christmas with a spectacular Christmas Fayre at NSC’s Walford Campus, which gave host to a series of diverse... - December 21, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) is offering an introductory course to anyone who would like to work and teach in the post16 education sector. The BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a fantastic stepping stone into teaching for those who have no previous teaching experience, as well as those... - December 21, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) recently took students from the Academic and Professional Studies Department on an educational visit to London. The trip, which was available to many areas including Science, Business and Art students, included visits to the world renowned Natural History Museum and also... - December 20, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) is celebrating the sporting success of George Evans, who has recently started studying Access to Higher Education - Science at the Oswestry Campus. George, 20, has a keen passion for cycling and has already had an excellent start to his athletic career, including a win... - December 20, 2017
Students at North Shropshire College (NSC) recently took part in a Festive Christmas sale at the Oswestry Campus in order to raise money for The Guide Dogs Trust. The students were given the challenge of making products for a total of £5 and then selling them to Staff, Students and Visitors, with... - December 16, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) recently held a taster day across the Oswestry and Walford Campuses to show year 11 pupils what life as a student at NSC is like. The events were a huge success and there was a diverse range of subjects on offer from Beauty Therapy to Animal Management which were widely... - December 16, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) Staff have been busy collecting donations for the Oswestry and Borders foodbank over the festive period. The foodbank project, originally created in 2011 by members of local Churches, runs from Beatrice Street in Oswestry and The Methodist Church in Ellesmere, and is aimed... - December 16, 2017
Success cannot always be measured by the results at the end of a course, that often is an accumulation of a series of events during the learner’s journey. Obstacles and challenge have to be overcome; fears have to be faced and motivation by coaches and tutors keep the learner on track to reach... - December 14, 2017
In line with Philip Hammond’s budget statement recently, as well as the Government’s commitment to the construction industry, North Shropshire College (NSC) has been leading the way in providing those who are unemployed with job opportunities through the Construction Skills Certification... - December 09, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) and Herefordshire and Ludlow College have agreed to seek a merger. The proposed merger will enable students in both communities to benefit from good quality education, availability of a broader range of courses and facilities, and it will secure a sustainable and prosperous... - December 09, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) will be reintroducing the popular Spanish Classes for anybody wishing to take up a new language or refresh existing skills in the new year. The course is being delivered from January for 10 weeks, every Friday, 10-11:30am at the Festival Drayton Centre in Market Drayton. - December 02, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) is celebrating the success of the first Christmas Fayre, which was held at the Walford Campus near Baschurch. The event saw a variety of stall holders exhibit their Christmas crafts and gifts, as well as a number of exciting festive activities including Santa’s Grotto,... - December 01, 2017
North Shropshire College (NSC) Engineering students had the chance to experience a taste of Hot Air Balloon and Inflatable Building Engineering with a recent trip to local business Lindstrand Technologies. The students were shown around the factory by David Hampson, Production Manager at Lindstrand,... - November 28, 2017
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