Secure Your Place at Enrolment
News - Wednesday, 19th August, 2015
Following a 30 per cent increase in applications compared to this time last year, Preston’s College is urging young and adult learners across Lancashire to act fast and secure their place for September at this week’s enrolment events.
The college, located on St Vincent’s Road, is opening its doors between 9.30am – 4.30pm on GCSE results day (Thursday 20 August) and 9.30am – 4.30pm on Friday 21 August to give 16-18 year olds the chance to enrol onto courses and receive support and advice on career options, training, finance and more.
Those who do not gain the grades they had hoped for, or achieved better than anticipated, are also urged to attend one of the events to discuss their options further.
Sessions for all ages, including adult learners, will also be held on Saturday 22 August from 10am – 2pm and Monday 24 August, 9.30am – 4.30pm.
The sharp increase in applicant numbers follows the launch of the college’s new iSTEM (innovation and STEM) curriculum which incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills at its core.
The enrolment sessions will also give learners the chance to enrol inside the College’s new state-of-the-art iSTEM Centre. As one of the largest facilities of its kind in the UK, the Centre features the latest industry equipment, including 3D printers, CNC machines for Advanced Manufacturing and a 6-seater twin engine aircraft for those studying Aeronautical Engineering. Sport students will also benefit from a NASA developed AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
The iSTEM Centre will enable learners to benefit from Real Working Environments and project-based learning, which will help to make Preston’s College students amongst the most employable across Lancashire.
Andrew Richardson, Head of Recruitment at Preston’s College, said: “With such a sharp rise in applicant numbers, we’re urging all learners to attend one of the four events to receive advice and support from our trained staff and ultimately secure a guaranteed place on their preferred course.
“The new academic year presents a number of exciting changes for Preston’s College as we continue towards our vision to be the leading STEM education provider in the north of England.”
“We also offer students a broad mix of Vocational, Apprenticeship and A-Level qualifications while ensuring that they are becoming the most employable by training in real working environments and working on live briefs, set by industry employers.”