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Warwickshire College Group Travel To South Africa To Share Hair & Beauty Best Practice

In February, WCG (Warwickshire College Group) representatives travelled to South Africa to showcase and share teaching methods from around the globe.

The trip was part of the British Council’s funded initiative ‘Bringing The Learning Home’ event which showcased successful College collaborations. WCG were invited to contribute following the implementation of commercial salons in two South African colleges, Motheo TVET College and Tshwane North TVET College, having taken advice from our own Hair and Beauty team.

Steven Catchpowle, of WCG Hair & Beauty Services said;

‘It was really satisfying to hear from our partner colleges in South Africa, who confirmed that areas that we have been working hard to implement have shown excellent results.

“One college was moving into a complete new building with excellent IT equipment, and part of our role was to help the tutors to incorporate the IT into their teaching.

Kavita Cassidy, Director of International at WCG, said:

“Colleagues from our partner college expressed their appreciation for our efforts and how they would like to further this partnership in the future.

“The collaboration has benefited WCG in many ways too; The conference itself was a great success, talking to other colleges from around the world on their successes and how we could have future links with them.”

The British Council’s ‘Bringing The Learning Home’ conference, not only enriches WCG as an organisation, but provides strong links that benefit staff and students, to share good practices, experiences and work collaboratively with other colleges from across the world.

Next year WCG will welcome a delegation of academics from South Africa as part of our continued working partnership.

The international department at WCG offers a range of courses from degrees to short language courses.

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