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Former Editor, Pete Barron To Take On Mentor and Ambassador Role with NCTJ Students

In Adults, Apprenticeships, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 20th, April 2016

This sees students based at a training newsroom at the newspaper title each week and working on news patches. Students accessing the industry-recognised course study reporting and ethics, shorthand, media law, public affairs as well as key digital skills including mobile journalism. A key...

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Spotlight Falls on Technical Support for Events Students To Help to Restore Town’s Art Deco Theatre to Former Glory

In Adults, Courses, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 18th, April 2016

Darlington College Level 3 BTEC technical support for events and performing arts students will stage We Will Rock You in the newly transformed 300-seater theatre, the first to use the refurbished facility in Bondgate. Course leader Tim Paver said: “We always aim to stretch...

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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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