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John Ruskin College, South London: We are a specialist vocational sixth form College in South Croydon that offers outstanding experiences and nationally recognised qualifications. Our site is spacious, has industry standard facilities and recently benefited from a substantial investment. Our aim is to become and remain outstanding in the eyes of each and every one of our students as well as the local community which in itself should provide you with an indication of our high standards and aspirations. Recent Ofsted inspections and local reports indicate clearly that we are now offering the best education and training of any College in the surrounding boroughs. In addition destination data now shows that we are classified as outstanding at placing students at top universities.
Staff and students at the College are overjoyed with the ‘good’ news highlighted in the recent OFSTED Inspection Report (May 2011):
Teaching and Learning are good:
Inspectors observed examples of OUTSTANDING practice in teaching and learning, characterised by “meticulous planning, excellent classroom management and imaginative tasks”.
Care, Guidance and Support are good:
Students speak highly of the support they receive. Arrangements for safeguarding are good and are given a high priority. Reference was made to the fact that staff provide a high level of specific individual support for students. Advice, guidance and induction arrangements are good. Advanced – level students benefit from good guidance on applying to higher education.
Leadership and Management are good:
“The new Principal and his senior management team have brought about a change in the culture since the previous inspection and there is a palpable sense of urgency amongst staff about the desire to continue to raise standards.”
The Principal and senior leadership team were also identified as providing strong leadership and a clear strategic direction as well as promoting high standards and high expectations across the college.
Quality of Provision is good:
These findings are further reinforced by the complimentary views of the learners. The inspectors confirmed that the learners like:
- The welcoming environment in which they feel safe
- Friendly and approachable teachers
- The support provided for their studies
- Industry standard hairdressing and Media production facilities
- The opportunity to make new friends
- Contributing to decisions about the life of the college
- Preparation for progress to Higher education and employment
- Visible and approachable senior staff
Located in Islington, North London, The London School of Media Make-up is an established institution offering an intensive 3 month Diploma course for aspiring makeup artists interested in the film, television and fashion industries.
Our complete 3 month make-up diploma course covers a comprehensive range of subjects from basics, camouflage, fashion, period makeup and hair to casualty, character and prosthetics. Our aim is to teach the best talent to the highest level.
In addition to our flagship Diploma course, we also provide shorter term specialized makeup Certificate courses in fields that include Fashion Trends, Bridal Make-up, Contemporary Hair, and more.
Our school brings together award-winning tutors at the cutting edge of their specialist fields, working at the highest level of their profession.
Upon completion of the course, students are given contacts within the industry. When they graduate, we keep mentoring them throughout their career with our agency ‘London Media Make up’, providing professional freelance make-up and hair artists, designers, and assistants to all media sectors.
Merton College, based in Morden, Surrey, UK, is a career training school offering courses from basic English, IT and numeracy through to programmes that will equip you for entry to University or give you advanced vocational skills. We teach a wide range of courses at different levels, to people from many different backgrounds and of all ages. Many of our students are aged 16-19 but we also have a substantial number of mature learners. We have equal numbers of male and female students and a wide representation of ethnic backgrounds. Both students and our staff contribute to a rich culture and positive atmosphere at the College.
- Business, Leisure & Management
- Catering, Hospitality & Facilities Services
- Community Education
- Engineering, Motorcycles & Musical Instruments
- Nursing & Health Professions
- A Levels and Creative Studies
- e2e, Prince's Trust and Skills for Working Life
- 14-16 School Links
- Learn Direct
Conveniently located in central London, Kensington College of Business (KCB) provides a range of undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses in the fields of business, accounting and management to UK-based and international students. We also prepare students for the qualifications of leading Chartered Professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). In addition, we provide specialist training to major corporate clients (including Lloyds TSB and Capita Registrars).
KCB has the distinction of being the first College both in the UK and internationally to be inspected and accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Colleges), which comes under the direct supervision of OfSted. KCB is also validated and awarded by the University of Wales.
Our campus is located in Holborn, which is in the heart of London in close proximity to the financial district of the City of London. This area is renowned as one of the foremost financial centres of the world and the world famous shopping/entertainment district (the West End) of the City of London.
South Chesire College is located in Crewe, in Cheshire, North West England. We offer a wide range of A Level & vocational courses for 16 - 19 year olds. We also offer part-time & full-time qualification courses for adults including English language courses.
The award-winning South Cheshire College is the perfect place for you to continue your education, whether preparing for higher education or employment. Recently awarded Beacon Status, the ultimate standard for excellence in education, the College has been recognised as one of the best in the country.
All programmes of study at South Cheshire College lead to national qualifications that are recognised by employers, universities and professional bodies. With hundreds of courses to choose from, including AS-Levels, A-Levels, National Diplomas, GNVQs and NVQs, you can pick and mix, designing a programme to suit your individual requirements.
Mary Reid International Spa Academy is located in the centre of Edinburgh, a short walk from the main bus station, Waverley and Haymarket train stations. We provide a wide range of part-time, full-time, short-term, undergraduate and postgraduate beauty therapy courses, and all are from the central Edinburgh Beauty School. We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our learning both in beauty therapy and body therapy, leading to internationally recognised qualifications - ITEC & CIDESCO.
Since 1954, the Mary Reid International Spa Academy has been at the forefront of education and beauty therapy in the UK, offering a vibrant learning experience. Mary Reid has become recognised throughout the world as one of the very best places for therapy students to 'learn their trade'. The school is proud to uphold Mary Reid's commitment to excellence, maintaining high standards of training that helps graduates develop successful, fulfilling careers.
Our syllabus delivers a complete skill set for the modern spa professional, providing the sector with expertly trained students with well rounded skills and abilities not just in therapy but across every aspect of spa operations and management.
The London Academy for Higher Education occupies a unique position at the heart of the Olympic Village – London 2012, and is serving the growing industry needs for training and development. Offering a brilliant location, state-of-the-art training facilities, and recognised quality assurance, LAHE gives organisations the opportunity to develop and broaden the practical knowledge and skills of their staff.
Through courses which incorporate lectures, workshops, work experience, scenario planning and discussion groups we focus on the organisations exact business requirements. The London Academy for Higher Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education.
Courses for further and higher education include BSc Accounting and Finance; BSc Accounting with Law/Law with Accounting; BSc Management; BSc Economics; BSc Business; PgD/MBA Business Administration; DMS in Strategic Management; Teacher Training; Information Technology; Law; Accounting; Bookkeeping; Travel Agency Management; Hotel Management; Health and Social Care.