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MGFA Sports Science Students Net Opportunity to Gain Approved FA Qualification.

In Adults, Apprenticeships, Courses, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 11th, April 2016

The certificate, backed by the English Footballing Association, will enable the sporting students to teach young players up to the age of 16 and is the first step in becoming a recognised FA coach. Andrew Jinks, of the Martin Gray Football Academy, said: “We...

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College Caretaker Set to Cycle 300 Miles for Charity

In Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 24th, March 2016

Billy McMeekin, who helps keep Darlington College operating smoothly, will be among a pack of Ferryhill Wheelers making a gruelling coast-to-coast trek in aid of Help for Heroes in July. A keen cyclist for the past 51 years, he will join a two-day club...

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Building studies student wins CIOB’s North East Student of the Year Award

In Adults, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 22nd, March 2016

Kevin Stewart, who is studying HNC building studies at Darlington College, has been awarded the coveted regional title of Student of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Building. A delivery manager for CarillionAmey, the company is responsible for providing a housing and maintenance...

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From Factory Floor To Boardroom

In Adults, Apprenticeships, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 17th, March 2016

After leaving school at 16, Gary Potts signed straight up to an apprenticeship “I wanted to start earning money and I didn’t want to continue studying full time. I didn’t want to stop learning though” said the 38-year-old. “On balance, an apprenticeship was absolutely...

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SUCCESS is in the pipeline for a former plumbing apprentice who is helping to increase the flow of young trainees into the industry

In Adults, Apprenticeships, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 15th, March 2016

Having initially enrolled at Darlington College after leaving school to become a mechanic Leon, 28, of Darlington, completed his apprenticeship and began working full time in the industry. But after working in a garage environment day after day Leon soon realised that he wanted...

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Health lecturer reminisces over former football career and the challenges of playing against FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi

In Adults, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 14th, March 2016

As Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or for a fifth time, a Spennymoor Town defender knows all about the challenges of trying to stop arguably the greatest player the game has ever seen. Stephen Capper, who was capped 68 times...

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