Articles from Waltham Forest College

Student Wins Prestigious Sport Award at the 2020 BTEC Awards

The exceptional achievement of Safia Merabtene, from Waltham Forest College (@WFCTweet) was celebrated at the BTEC Awards this year as she was awarded the prestigious bronze BTEC Award for Sport.

London College announces the continuation of free meals for their most vulnerable students

@WFCTweets is the first London college to announce they will continue the offer of free meals over the summer holidays targeting the most vulnerable 16-18-year-old students. Waltham Forest College has made a firm commitment showing how important the role of Further Education colleges play to support communities across the country and in helping those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with extra food support during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Virtual open day events welcome hundreds of visitors

@WFCTweets provides an unrivalled opportunity for prospective students to meet teaching and support teams as they experience what it's like to be part of the college community.   The College successfully delivered a series of virtual open day events dedicated to school leavers and adults who wish to explore further education opportunities; An important step in making an informed decision about future prospect.

Waltham Forest College Appoints Janet Gardner as New Principal and CEO

@WFCTweets is pleased to announce that Janet Gardner has been appointed as Principal and CEO and will join the college on July 31, 2020.

Fashion Technician and Garment Demonstrator launches ‘NHS Production’ Project on Facebook

Joanne Aldridge @WFCTweets transformed her home into an production suite sewing scrubs for NHS workers at @NHSHomerton Staff members at Waltham Forest College are clapping for Fashion Technician and Garment Demonstrator Joanne Aldridge, for volunteering her time to become a hero to our NHS heroes.

Waltham Forest College Transition to Online Learning

@WFCTweets students and staff have embraced online learning platforms, eager and prepared for learning, thanks to Microsoft Teams and digital streaming technology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all schools and Colleges has been instructed by the Government, to partially close its doors as everyone is being asked to minimise their contact with others.

Employers inspire young minds by donating industry equipment for construction learners

With 168,500 construction job opportunities being created by 2023, Waltham Forest College @WFCTweets is continuing its lifelong tradition of providing high-quality training in Automotive, Construction, Electrical and Engineering (ACEE) by transforming working relationships with employers.

‘Protect My Mate’ week proves a hit with learners

#KnifeFree - Students at Waltham Forest College @WFCTweets are being taught how to protect their friends from vulnerability and how to stay away from gangs and violence.

Waltham Forest College ranked #1 London College for learner satisfaction

@WFCTweets is proud to be crowned the number one London College for learner satisfaction for the second year running in the prestigious NICEDX league table for colleges. In 2018 the College ranked in the top 3% of overall Further Education Colleges in the UK placing them ahead of all other London colleges with an 87% score in learner satisfaction. 2019 results revealed an improvement in the College’s overall position with a higher ranking in the top 1.3% and an 88% score for overall learner satisfaction, thus maintaining the number one position in London.

Waltham Forest College gets fired up for National Apprenticeship Week

@WFCTweets joined the ‘Fire It Up’ campaign during National Apprenticeship Week ensuring apprenticeships are being promoted alongside more traditional academic routes. A series of awareness workshops were designed and delivered to learners across the London Borough of Waltham Forest to help raise the awareness of apprenticeships and champion all the great things about on-the-job training.

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