LEADING LEARNING PROVIDER CLOSES 2019 WITH PRESTIGIOUS GOLD CLASS INDUSTRY AWARD

Oxbridge Home Learning, Learning Technologies Awards

Completing a lucrative year of wins for the distance learning provider, Oxbridge is closing 2019 with a Gold standard award for ‘Best Use of Blended Learning – Commercial Sector’ from the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards. Recognising the organisation’s Classroom Heroes programme, this week’s win follows the biggest year yet for the innovative online college, which has bagged a total of nine regional and industry awards this year.  Considered one of the most prestigious events in the education sector, the Learning Technologies Awards celebrates excellence in e-learning, and saw Birmingham-based Oxbridge beat off stiff competition from the likes of Jet2.com (Silver Award), Calex UK

OXBRIDGE STUDENT PAVING THE WAY FOR ACCESSIBILITY IN EDUCATION

Tom Kirby, Oxbridge Home Learning

At a time where the education sector is being challenged on providing diverse accessibility options, student Tom Kirby ischampioning distance learning provider Oxbridge for its bespoke learning opportunities. Diagnosed with dyslexia and dyscalculia, Tom has found education to be an uphill battle. However, since enrolling on Oxbridge’s Nutrition Consultant course in 2019, he’s gone from strength to strength.  From having a near death experience, which resulted in three surgeries, to beating bullying and winning hockeytournaments, Tom’s overcome numerous obstacles. Now, he’s gone from adversity to advocacy, promoting the adaptability of Oxbridge’s courses and encouraging the rest of the education industry to follow suit.  Tom enrolled

BIRMINGHAM COLLEGE TOP OF THE CLASS FOR TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

In an educational landscape where pressure is mounting around teacher recruitment, retention, results, there has never been a more important time to invest in staff development.Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College has announced this week that it has been awarded the prestigious CPD Quality Silver Award by the Teacher Development Trust, proving its dedication to nurturing not only student talent, but striving to support its teachers in its professional careers.  Joseph Chamberlain is continuing to demonstrate its status as the only college in Birmingham and Solihull rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED by adding this impressive gong to its trophy cabinet. The CPD

HOW OXBRIDGE IS PAVING THE WAY FOR INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

Oxbridge Home Learning

Technology in education is moving fast and is now reaching far beyond smart boards and remote learning. As we move into the final three months of this decade, leading distance learning provider Oxbridge has been recognised for its pioneering approach to education; transforming the traditional approach taken by a bricks and mortar classroom, Oxbridge is paving a new path, integrating intelligent algorithms and advanced technologies in to e-learning platforms. Let’s face it: the education sector isn’t usually the earliest adopters of new technology. Digital innovation in education tends to move slower than some other industries – but it doesn’t mean

FROM SIXTH FORM COLLEGE TO SILVER SCREEN

Former Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College student turned Hollywood filmmaker, Tayyib Mahmood returned to his roots this week, visiting his former stomping ground to promote the British Film Institute Academy. The programme, run in partnership with the Midland Arts Centre, gives young people the opportunity to make a short film under guidance from industry practitioners.  Last week saw ex-student Tayyib Mahmood return to Joseph Chamberlain College to showcase the thriving British film industry and promote the programme taking place at MAC Birmingham. A British Film Institute Academy alumni and now mentor, Tayyib now works at Pinewood studios as a Studio Unit Trainee on the

LOCAL COLLEGE SCHOOLING TEACHERS WITH BRAND NEW DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Joseph Chamberlain College

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College has announced this week that it will be working alongside Birmingham City University to offer a higher education teaching training course from the autumn term. The only grade 1 sixth form college in the city to offer the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Joseph Chamberlain will use its expertise inteaching and learning to train others who are looking to progress in the teaching profession. The only college in Birmingham and Solihull rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, JCC has announced theprogramme in partnership with Birmingham City University in a unique offering, which will see course

TOP MARKS FOR JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE WITH HIGHEST EVER PASS RATE

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, A level results

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College has come top of the class once again with the highest pass rate in its history this results day. The only college to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in Birmingham and Solihull, JCC has proved its title once more, achieving an exceptional 99.4% pass rate. Added to this, nearly half of all A-level students achieved the highest A-B grades for the third year running, showing that JCC is truly a first class college. After being the only college in the region to receive an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED-rating, Joseph Chamberlain has now announced it is accompanying this with record exam

THE OXBRIDGE STUDENTS TAKING COURSES AND BACKING CAUSES

Oxbridge Home Learning

Leading distance learning college, Oxbridge, is paving the way for future heroes, by encouraging its students to use their credentials for their communities. Oxbridge has called on its learners to support local charities across the globe, using the skills they’ve learnt from their syllabus; already, over 30 students have pledged their support to causes pro-bono. One such example is Marissa Robinson, who recently completed her Mental Health Awareness Level 2 course. Whilst studying, Marissa used her skills to volunteer with charities, mentoring children and befriending families going through tough times. Marissa also started a Christmas card campaign to battle loneliness

MIDLANDS COLLEGE SETS STAGE FOR GLOBAL PERFORMING ARTS PROS

Katie Prince, Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

A talented performing arts student, Kate Prince, from Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College has secured her place on the bill at the prestigious American Music and Drama Academy. Kate’s debut into the theatre world will see her follow in the footsteps of famous JCC alumni, like Adrian Lester OBE, Zoe Tyler, Donnaleigh Bailey, Matt Rawle, and Matt Henry MBE. The only OFSTED Grade 1 college in Birmingham and Solihull, JCC has received standing ovations for its stellar drama department, and Kate Prince’s story is a testament to the college’s ‘reputation of excellence’. Taking up her place at the American Music

LARGEST MODEL UNITIED NATIONS CONFERENCE COMES TO SECOND CITY

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Model United Nations Conference

This weekend, Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College welcomed over 100 students from across the country for one of the largest Model United Nations Conference in the UK. Now in its eleventh year, the event brings together the next generation of leaders and social changers in a discussion forum parallel to the United Nations conference. The event also welcomed special guests including Liberal Democrat politician and member of the House of Lords, Susan Garden. Over the course the weekend, the students came together to debate issues, develop compromises, practice public speaking skills and debate resolutions controversial topics and global issues. Susan Garden,