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Following the Government announcement on the 18th March 2020, that schools and colleges should close amid the Coronavirus outbreak, Brooklands College is closed to on-site learning for most students. We are implementing our online learning strategy to ensure all students maintain their education by remote means. LINKS: Information for Parents/Guardians | FAQs | Employer Update  […]
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Although we are all facing a difficult time in the world, there is lots of kindness and optimistic spirit around us. We would like to share these little moments of joy throughout this period to help brighten your days. Have you seen or done anything positive lately? Let us know! Reach For The Stars Staff […]
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Business students have been conducting practice interviews with their peers in order to develop their confidence and understand good interview techniques.  As part of their ‘Recruitment and Selection’ unit, students have been conducting practice interviews with their peers in order to understand good interview techniques within an organisation.  The students researched how companies recruit […]
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Earlier this year, Brooklands College students proudly hosted the first round of The Big Idea Challenge, an enterprise initiative by London Metropolitan University. After pitching their innovative business concepts, two teams from the College have successfully made it through to the final stage of the annual competition.  The students went on to be mentored by […]
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Staying motivated whilst remote working can be difficult for many. Our Level 3 Year 1 Childcare students have been discussing how to keep motivated during their time at home to ensure productivity is maintained. As part of their new “Motivate Me” unit, the class has put together these helpful ideas so that we can all […]
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Key-workers across the nation are finding it incredibly challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the backbone of the UK, working hard to help care for others. Among these humble heroes is Brooklands College alumni Jordan Jennings.  Aged 24, Jordan is working as a porter at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital. He studied at Brooklands […]
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Between 18th – 24th May, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week championed the “Kindness Matters” value. The Brooklands College Student Enrichment team constantly look to positively develop young minds and encourage kindness between the students. For Mental Health Awareness week, our social media platforms were taken over by this campaign to promote positive thinking and […]
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FE Week reporter Jess Staufenberg shares a positive profile on Brooklands College principal, Christine Ricketts.  She had long aspired to be a deputy principal when Christine Ricketts spotted the advert for the role at Brooklands College, on the far outskirts of south-west London. She went for it, and just four years later, she’s the principal! […]
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4th – 7th May 2020, Brooklands College students had an enjoyable experience sharing and learning a variety of skills. The week was extra special as our learners have been continuing their education at home. Therefore, the occasion gave staff & students the opportunity to come together virtually and celebrate all the hard work across the […]
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The Travel and Tourism courses at Brooklands College install confidence, discipline and professionalism that is so important in the service industries. These three students all completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism in 2019 and progressed onto very different routes:  Events Management With a keen interest in organising events, Lauren Harrison-Powell is […]
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“Take advantage of any opportunities that come your way. The tutors will support you to reach your full potential. If I can do it, so can you!” With a friendly and understanding nature, the former Brooklands College student is now working in the College’s Supported Learning department as a Learning Support Assistant assisting students with […]
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As a part of our #BCpositivity campaign, Brooklands College is delighted to share good news stories from our staff and students during these challenging times. From wonderful acts of kindness to uplifting messages of hope and support, we are proud of all of the optimistic spirit being shown. Foodbank Donation Sue (photographed) from the Woking […]
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With the flair to create his own future, Brooklands College student Myron Teleychuk is rapidly developing his entrepreneur skills. Having previously studied at Philip Southcote School, Myron is now studying Entry 2 Preparation For Employment as well as Engineering & Media here at the College. At just 19 years old, Myron has already started his […]
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Virtual learning, whether entirely online or in a blended format, has become increasingly embedded within the College’s teaching and learning infrastructure. Accessible from both at home and on our campuses, our digital hubs and online collaboration tools are a constant feature of the student experience. Now in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the closures […]
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Does the thought of exams give you a headache? Not a fan of sitting in a classroom? Just want to get out there into the exciting working world? An Apprenticeship could be for you! With more and more young minds wanting to curve the usual educational route, interest in Apprenticeships is on the rise. But […]
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What would you do if you’ve got a dream but lack the resources to turn it into a reality? Crowdfunding was the solution for former Brooklands College student Anna Mészáros. Having a budding idea inside of her wanting to get out, she successfully crowdfunded and directed her own short film ‘Nina’s Tale’.  ‘Nina’s Tale’ follows […]
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On Monday 16th March 2020, Brooklands College Level 2 & Level 3 Hairdressing and Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-up students competed at The Blackpool Hairdressing Competitions 2020. Governed by the National Hair & Beauty Federation, the annual competition was held at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool.  Keen to continue our success in the […]
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On 13th March 2020, Brooklands College’s Health & Social Care department hosted the Health Careers LIVE Adult Social Work programme via the Learn Live UK platform. The live broadcast featured Leah and Josie who discussed their careers in Adult Social Care, Brooklands College students were also given the opportunity to ask questions. Watch Broadcast Speakers […]
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Hit me with your best shot! We are grateful to receive a bulletproof vest for our Uniformed Public Services department, donated by SafeGuard Clothing. Our students had fun testing out the body piece and also learning about safety in the workforce. Brooklands College has received a donation from international body armour company SafeGuard Clothing to […]
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The College will be closed on this day and students are expected to work from home. Due to the current public health situation relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the College is putting in place contingency plans to ensure that students are able to continue their programmes of study should the government guidance change. In order to […]
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Brooklands College is excited to have hosted the first stage of the annual competition in conjunction with London Metropolitan University. The Big idea Challenge gives college students the opportunity to dream big and take their invention or business model to the next level. A Big Idea can change your life. This year’s competition was organised […]
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On 12th February 2020, the heart of Brooklands College was transformed into a dazzling showcase of creativity with the human body. Our annual hair & beauty competition allows students to experiment with creativity and push their boundaries. The competition comprised of various group stages including Level 1 Hair & Beauty, Level 2 Hair & Beauty […]
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3 – 7 February was National Apprenticeship Week 2020 and, to utilise this occasion, employers came together to answer questions about Apprenticeships live on Twitter. We posed questions from our students and received great feedback. Thank you to all of the companies who participated with us in order to help our students to better understand […]
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We are still in celebratory mode for Brooklands College Travel & Tourism students who delivered a spectacular charity event on 22 January 2020. The fundraising dinner raised a grand total of £2,073.01 for UK organisation Dreamflight. Marking this occasion, British Airways captain and trustee John Tye visited the college to receive the cheque on behalf […]
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At just 18 years old, the Brooklands College Apprentice is thriving in her active duties at Sythwood Primary & Nursery School. Sophie Ignacio started the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children & Young People’s Workforce (Early Years) in April 2017 and is progressing onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship.  Sophie Ignacio has excelled in her development […]
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22nd January 2020, an evening of enchantment and making dreams come true. Our Travel & Tourism students planned and delivered a spectacular fundraising dinner in aid of Dreamflight UK. Our Catering & Hospitality students also worked hard to support the event by providing the venue, cooking an extravagant 3-course meal and serving the 93 guests. […]
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Congratulations to our students picking up their GCSE English & Mathematics re-sit results last week! It’s highly rewarding to have a part in helping dreams come true. We caught up with a couple of our successful students, Michael and Katy. Name: Michael  Course: L2 City & Guilds Manufacturing – Engineering Career Ambition: RAF – Cyberspace […]
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We are delighted to announce we have maintained our GOOD rating, following a full Ofsted inspection in December. The report highlights the good work of the College and our commitment to meeting the needs of the local community, our very good links with employers and industries, for example, hair & beauty, motor sport, aeronautical engineering […]
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17 November 2019, the battle of bravery was on! As a part of their ‘Planning and Participating in an Event’ objective, students from the Sports and Uniformed Public Services sectors decided to play dodgeball for charity. Each player made a donation in order to participate in the game, together they raised £125 for their chosen […]
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by Natassia Ive – During my work experience I visited British Airways Headquarters, The Training Centre and Terminal 5. I had a tour of the Heritage Museum where I got to see British Airways history of 100 years, and how the aviation and the uniform has changed since. In the training centre, I got to […]
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On 16 December, our fantastic students at the Inspire Hair & Beauty Academy in Ashford held a successful pamper charity event. Our passionate team of learners treated the delightful clients with luxury facials and a blow dry. The fundraiser was all in aid of Alopecia UK, a wonderful organisation working to improve the lives of […]
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Brooklands College united in support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day! By getting together for a cracking day in our festive knits and donating, we’re making the future brighter for children all around the world.  Every pound we raise will give children in the UK and around the world the chance to grow up […]
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As we entered Brooks Restaurant, we were greeted by friendly smiles and delightful Christmas music. A warm atmosphere filled the room with twinkling fairy lights, glowing candles and dazzling festive decorations. Brooklands College Catering & Hospitality students were on top form acting as hosts and servers giving everyone a pleasant experience with their helpful manner. […]
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Attention! Our students had an exciting visit from a few members of the Welsh Guards today. First on the agenda, our Applied Science students were given a presentation about life in the military and information of what people could expect if enrolling. Next up, our Uniformed Public Services students stood to attention and were given […]
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A wonderful lunch service was held at Brooks Restaurant this afternoon as some of the Brentford FC squad swapped the pitch for our kitchen to cook up a treat. They laid on a lovely meal and welcomed delighted guests from Age UK.   Age UK is the UK’s leading charity working with older people, they […]
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Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November, NEC Birmingham saw the grand final of WorldSkills UK 2019 Live. The UK’s largest skills showcase brought together various trade exhibitions as well as the nation’s top performing students, competing against one another in a battle of craftsmanship and success. We were thrilled to have Brooklands College apprentices Zak […]
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Unsure which route to take when entering college, Tyler Pearce quickly developed a passion for Bricklaying, enjoying the challenging aspects of the course and support from his tutors. Now a full-time bricklayer, collecting multiple bricklaying awards,
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At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we will remember them. On Armistice Day 2019, Brooklands College paused to remember and pay our respects. The Uniformed Public Services students lead the service to honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. They laid small wooden crosses […]
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We had the pleasure of Ox Tools’ representative Donny visiting our Brickwork students this morning. He presented a clear demonstration of how to efficiently choose and use tools for construction. He discussed a range of topics including understanding the requirements of a project, calculating dimensions accurately and working with various tools correctly in accordance with […]
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Throughout the year, students on the Oxford Brookes Motorsport Foundation Degree, and Level 3 Vehicle Technology (Motorsport) course have been assisting the team at R1 Motorsport, re-preparing their modified Peugeot 205 for the 2019 BTRDA Rallycross Championship. In October, the team completed the final touches- a new clutch, flywheel and suspension geometry- and sent the […]
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 In preparation for Halloween, Brooks Restaurant completely transformed for the spooky season, serving deliciously ghoulish gastronomy to devilish diners. Decorated with everything Halloween-themed, from pumpkins, to dismembered zombie hands, to cauldrons brimming with spiders, the restaurant was fit for a frightfully good evening. The ornate tables teased a menu of dishes like ‘Dracula’s salad of […]
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Last week, from the 7th to the 11th October, the NEC Birmingham opened its doors to UK Construction Week 2019 (UKCW). Industry professionals attended in their masses giving seminars, networking, and displaying construction tools and materials. A key part of ‘The UK’s Largest Built Environment Event’ are the plentiful award ceremonies. This year Brooklands College’s […]
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The Class of 2019 attended the annual Graduation Ceremony in September. It was a time to celebrate all the hard work and determination it takes to complete a higher level qualification in the presence of distinguished guests, family and friends. Interim Principal of the College, Christine Ricketts, welcomed everyone, moving onto an address from Councillor […]
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The ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign (14th – 18th October), led by the Association of Colleges (AoC), is highlighting the vital work that colleges are involved in daily, and their amazing students and staff. Whether it’s through top-class technical education, providing students with workplace learning, or teaching essential skills, colleges provide students with key foundations for […]
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At the end of last term, Forensic student Racheal French, received a certificate from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for Top Student on our Applied Science course. Racheal was awarded Top Student for her consistently high standard of academic work during her two years at Brooklands College. Course Lead Dale Brunt, who was asked […]
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From laying bricks to laying it out on the tarmac: Brooklands College’s Apprentice and Go-karting star Morgan Porter 18, from Ockham, told us about his success in the World Go-karting Championships, his work at Brooklands College, and how Go-karting and Bricklaying hold pole-position in his life.    As part of our ongoing series reporting on student […]
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With over 100 students from Brooklands College receiving offers for university places for September 2019, the UCAS application process will open on 4th September 2019 for September 2020 entry. The University of Surrey, Royal Holloway, UCA, Oxford Brookes and Kingston University were amongst a list of universities to offer places to students studying at Brooklands […]
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BTEC Results Day saw students from across the country collect their results last Thursday, opening their results envelopes that is the product of a year of hard work. With a camera, notepad and pen in hand, the Marketing team caught up with a handful of students to discuss their results, the enjoyable and challenging aspects […]
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From working in motorbike sales and finance to a Major in the Royal Military Police providing investigative and operational support to the field Army, Carl was full of praise when reflecting on his time at Brooklands College.
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From working in motorbike sales and finance to a Major in the Royal Military Police providing investigative and operational support to the field army, Carl was full of praise when reflecting on his time at Brooklands College.
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For the eighth instalment of Life after College, we caught up with another former Public Services student, Andrew Mizen, now working for Surrey Police as a Detention Officer.
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With a lifelong dream of fighting fires and becoming a firefighter, Andrew instantly set his sights on a career in the emergency and uniformed services when enrolling himself onto the level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services course at Brooklands College in 2009.
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Christian Hatherall-Good, head of curriculum for Construction at Brooklands College and previously a Bricklayer by trade, featured as the guest speaker in episode 6 of The Lucas Show, a fortnightly magazine-style show focussed around the Construction industry.
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Carl Francis looks back on his time at Brooklands College on the Public Services course and his progress as the General Manager of a Bupa Care Home.
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Now working in the care industry, Carl envisaged a career in the public sector when choosing to study Uniformed Public Services at Brooklands College.
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The groundbreaking partnership between Brooklands College and Lee Marley Brickwork was recognised at the regional ceremony of the SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards in June 2019. Lee Marley Brickwork was founded in 1997 and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading Brickwork, scaffolding and integrated façade subcontractors. The company works with Brooklands College to […]
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Now working for Elmbridge Borough Council in a sports development role, Olivia Beeny had only positive words to say when reflecting on her time at Brooklands.
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Fitness fanatic Olivia Beeny had only positive words to say when reflecting on her time at Brooklands College, completing a Sport course in 2018.
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Information for existing students wishing to collect their results for GCSE exams and BTEC courses. GCSE English & Maths Certificates – Summer 2019 GCSE Certificates for the Summer 2019 Certificates Series are now available for collection from: The Exams Office – Room L209, Locke King Building, Weybridge Campus. Students must have photographic ID with them […]
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We introduce you to the people behind the scenes who are instrumental in the day-to-day smooth running of Brooklands College. Andrew Barrett has recently made the step up from a technician in the Construction department to his new lecturer role. With a passion for politics and history, one of his hobbies is reading science fiction […]
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Now working for Protean Electric, former Brooklands duo Jamie Birch and Stewart Jones set their sights firmly on a career in the automotive industry after completing a degree in Motorsport Engineering at Brooklands College.
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Now working for Protean Electric, former Brooklands duo Jamie and Stewart set their sights firmly on a career in the automotive industry.
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From studying at Brooklands College to starting up his own creative content agency, Gary Gumbleton recalls his experience of college life and from finishing education to gaining invaluable experience in the sales and creative industries.
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Gary Gumbleton discusses all things college life and his journey from finishing education to gaining invaluable experience in the sales industry to starting up his own digital agency.
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Two students from Brooklands College and Construction lecturer Christian Hatherall-Good made the four-hour journey by road to the national final of the Guild of Bricklayers competition on Thursday. NVQ level 3 student Luke Neville, also an apprentice Bricklayer for Lee Marley Brickwork, narrowly missed out on a top three spot in the senior category of […]
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There was an array of excitement on Wednesday as the College held its first ever event focussed around the possible career avenues and courses offered in the creative and digital industries. The event saw the return of Daniel Good, returning to Brooklands College as a guest speaker instead of a student, whose 20-year career spanning […]
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The families and invited guests of students nominated for an award came together on Wednesday evening to enjoy a complimentary three-course meal in Brooks Restaurant. Selected by the College’s Senior Leadership Team, level 3 Business student Vincente Canas, Science apprentice Rachel Denney and Conor Diss, a final year Travel & Tourism student, were awarded with […]
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With the academic year reaching its climax, Uniformed Public Services students marched one final time in Thursday’s Passing Out Parade to mark a year in which students were pushed both academically and physically. Being a high profile event on the College calendar, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, acted as the Guest of Honour […]
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Our Catering students once again tasted the sweet taste of success when they took part in the annually held Wessex Salon Culinaire competition in May 2019. This year’s competition saw 18 students from Brooklands College studying towards a level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie & Confectionary and a qualification […]
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There was a healthy taste of competition in the London regional heat of the Guild of Bricklayers competition last week as two Brooklands College students cemented their names at the top of the winners’ podium. NVQ level 3 student Luke Neville, an apprentice for Lee Marley Brickwork, won the senior category whilst level 3 Bricklaying […]
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Due to planned essential IT maintenance, the College’s phone lines and emails will be down on Tuesday 28th May 2019. The College can be contacted using the temporary phone numbers, 07867 787603 and 07867 787604, during office working hours. There may be a short delay in emails being delivered to staff, access to emails and […]
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Nothing is sweeter than hearing about the success stories of our former students. This story has a sweet twist as 24-year-old Alexandria Stevenson made her wish come true by studying an “eye opening” Cake Decoration course at Brooklands College in 2012. Read the full article by clicking here.
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Nothing is sweeter than hearing about the success stories of our former students. This story has a sweet twist as 24-year-old Alexandria Stevenson made her wish come true by studying Cake Decoration at Brooklands.
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A ‘Week of Activity’ campaign has been launched to highlight the urgent need for proper investment in the further education (FE) sector, along with fairer pay for staff. Further education colleges across the country pave the way between young people becoming young adults and providing a platform for success in the transition from school to […]
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23-year-old former Public Services student Emma Ashley, now working for Surrey Police, recalls her decision to choose Brooklands College.
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The Big Idea Challenge returned to Brooklands College in December 2018. A group formed of three level 3 Business students emerged as the winning entry for the College, competing against 80 students from across the College. The group then progressed to the bootcamp stage at the headquarters of Natwest, in London. Read on to find […]
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Emma recalls her decision to choose Brooklands College, weighing up the fact that she was not quite ready to make the jump into the sometimes daunting world of work.
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From fantastic facilities to friendly, supportive lecturers, check out just a few reasons to choose Brooklands College in our latest video! 
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Uniformed Public Services students heard a real life testimony from a Holocaust survivor on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019. Born in France, Marcel Ladenheim recalled his experiences of the Holocaust during World War II. The visit was organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). Forming part of their studies into World War II, students watched a […]
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Brooklands College has been awarded Matrix accreditation in recognition of the high standard of advice and support services provided to its students. Matrix is the unique quality benchmark used to assess an organisation’s advice and support services by way of encouraging individuals to progress with achieving their chosen career, learning and life goals. Assessed against […]
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Brooklands College has announced a change in the Senior Leadership Team following the resignation of Principal, Gail Walker. Gail, who was appointed Principal in 2016, has announced that she will be leaving the education sector in the summer as part of her long term personal plan. Gail joined the College in 2011 as Deputy Principal […]
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Danielle Farnfield was part of the College's racing team before racing off to follow a career in the automotive industry.
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To celebrate British Science Week, we caught up with three former Forensic Science students to hear about their progress and the challenges of life studying at university. From Brooklands College to settling in at university and being granted their independence, Abbie Gilliand, Lucy Drummie and Jaskiran Matharu returned to Brooklands College in February 2019 to […]
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Students and staff from across the College took part in Community Day on Tuesday 12th March, giving something back and helping out within the local community and charities. Our Child Studies and Health & Social Care students boarded a mini-bus to Walton Firs Activity Centre, where they fully embraced the digging and log clearing tasks. […]
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The spotlight turns to Grace Roaf, whose progress has led to full-time employment at G&A Fabrications.
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James Mitchell studied a two-year Motorsport Engineering course and has had his foot firmly on the acceleration pedal ever since.
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Brooks Restaurant is set to host a St. Patrick’s Day themed menu on Wednesday 13th March and Thursday 14th March. The restaurant is now fully booked for Wednesday evening but there is still some available tables for Thursday evening if you book now. With a tasty trio of choices for starters, main course and dessert, […]
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From continuing your studies at university to landing a dream job to somewhere in between, we want to hear from former students who have embarked on the next chapter of their lives and how they have progressed with life after College. You may have continued your studies or gone travelling abroad, or be settling into […]
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Brooklands College Construction students were on the winners’ podium once more, this time at a national competition in Essex. On Monday 4th March, a female-only national Brickwork competition – the first of its kind – was held at Havering College, in Essex, alongside another competition for NVQ2 apprentices. NVQ2 Naomi Hamilton and Charlotte Springer, who […]
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Brooklands College Level 1 Media Studies students visited the BBC on Wednesday as part of the BBC’s Young Reporter initiative. Visiting the iconic headquarters of BBC World News, students learnt how to differentiate fake news from real news, film professional field interviews with essential equipment and enjoyed an unforgettable Virtual Reality 360° video and audio […]
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Former Forensic Science students Abbie, Lucy and Jaskiran talk about their progression onto university.
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Certificates for GCSE English and maths exams sat in November 2018 are now ready for collection. You can now collect your exam certificate from the Examinations Office, located in the Locke-King building (room L209) at the Weybridge campus. Photographic proof of identity will be required. Alternative Arrangements What if I can’t collect my certificates personally? […]
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Apprenticeships offer unique opportunities to “earn while you learn”, gain experience and develop skills relevant to your future career prospects. Currently working towards a Level 3 apprenticeship in Business Administration, Shelbie-Louise Baker works at Brooklands College as an apprentice within the Apprenticeships team. With National Apprenticeship Week upon us, we took the opportunity to talk […]
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Part-time Computing student Linda Morrison made the headlines last week, being invited to British Airways’ centenary anniversary celebrations at Heathrow Airport. Large crowds gathered at Heathrow Airport on Monday 18th February to watch the exciting arrival of a British Airways 747 aircraft wrapped in the branding of it’s predecessor, the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). […]
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Brooklands College is set to hold a Pamper and Dine event on Thursday 7th March, offering you the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax while receiving a luxury pamper. Appointments for the pampering session will be from 10:30am whilst High Tea will be served at 1pm in Brooks Restaurant. Treat yourself to a luxury pamper […]
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Upon finishing her studies at Brooklands with an impressive, Distinction, Distinction, Merit in 2015, Lorna most recently graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Investigative Practice.
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Diners in Brooks Restaurant enjoyed a tasty three-course meal a day in advance of Valentine’s Day and were treated to a choice of three sweet treats for dessert. With chicken, fish and a vegetarian asparagus tagliatelle on the menu, Catering & Hospitality students went above and beyond in delivering professional table service with a smile. Diners were spoilt for choice […]
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Brooklands College is set to host a Higher Education Policing event on Tuesday 5th March 2019. Interested in a career in Policing? The new BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing is ideal if you wish to progress into the force, or for those wishing to top-up to a BA Honours Degree in Policing. A career in […]
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On Friday 18th January, students from Magna Carta enjoyed a visit to Brooklands College’s Catering department, serving up a delicious dessert for diners in Brooks Restaurant.   Patisserie lecturer, Nick Hebditch, hosted an insightful session in which the students got actively involved in moulding pastry to make fruit tarts. The pastries were then placed into […]
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Brooklands College hosted a Hair and Beauty competition on Tuesday 15th January. In a test of time, attention to detail and skill, Hairdressing and Beauty students went above and beyond to impress a carefully selected judging panel. The judges were esteemed industry professionals, Martin Roberts-Hunt, David Volt-Baker, Jane Hedditch, Jaz Jandu and former Brooklands Beauty […]
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Brooklands College welcomed serving members of the Royal Navy on Wednesday, giving students an insight into life in the Navy and hosting a practical cooking session with our Catering students. The Royal Navy forms part of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and goes far and beyond in providing physical defences at sea, deterring the […]
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Michelmersh, a British manufacturer of bricks, are committed to supporting local further education and remain very supportive of our award-winning Construction department, shown with their most recent act of generosity. With the company’s aim to assist in the education and training of the next generation of bright, highly-skilled workers within the Construction industry, the British manufacturer […]
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Brooklands College has always welcomed learners of all ages and abilities. Our school leaver courses lead the way in employability skills, in areas such as Construction, Engineering, Travel & Tourism, Catering, and Hair and Beauty whilst adult learners opt to ‘improve their skills’ through a variety of part-time courses. Marie Rose-Hall from Byfleet has decided […]
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As we come to the end of term and approach Christmas, I just wanted to reflect on the Autumn term at Brooklands College. It’s been a whirlwind of activity for many departments. Our catering students prepared and served to record numbers in Brooks Restaurant, a bumper sitting of 92 were catered for at one Christmas […]
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A Brooklands College student swapped her normal shoes for skates last Friday, taking to the ice in front of national television cameras. Travel & Tourism student turned skating star Emily Rigden featured with some team-mates on ITV’s This Morning on Friday 14th December. Emily will be competing for her fourth British Synchronised Skating Championship title […]
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We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone lines, which means if you are calling the main College numbers it will say the number is not recognised. Many apologies for this inconvenience, please contact us by email info@brooklands.ac.uk until further notice. We will update the website as soon as the problem has been rectified. Please […]
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The Big Idea Challenge returned to Brooklands College on Wednesday. Sponsored by big multinational companies like NatWest and Microsoft, the Big Idea Challenge is London’s premier entrepreneurship competition hosted by Brooklands College’s Business department and London Met University, with ideas needing to be a new product, social project or creative. 80 students from across the College […]
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The Engineering Department were delighted to welcome back former students this week, who came along to speak to our current Engineering students about the challenges and highlights of working for a race team. Current student and Assistant Team Manager at West Surrey Racing, Carl Mitchell, joined former students Danielle Farnfield and Owen Weaver, to talk […]
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As selected by our Student Union, we are proud to support two charitable causes this Christmas, bringing joy to local children over the festive season and helping to tackle starvation due to poverty. Eagle Radio’s 2018 Christmas Toy Appeal helps benefit less fortunate children locally through the generous donation of toys, who would have not […]
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At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we will remember them. Brooklands College paused to remember, paying our respects to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Students and staff united in front of the Locke-King building, stood silent whilst our Public Services’ students gave a […]
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The success of the Construction department continued this term with wins at the FIS skills #iBuiltThis18 competition at the NEC, Birmingham. In the 14-18 year olds category, Naomi Hamilton came first and Henry Overton was the runner-up, whilst Tyler Pearce and Luke Neville came second and third, respectively, in the 19+ category. Head of Construction, […]
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‘Love Our Colleges’ is launching as part of Colleges Week, which takes place from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October. It highlights the vital role of colleges, as well as the need for proper investment in the further education (FE) sector, along with fairer pay for FE staff. The ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign is […]
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The Class of 2018 celebrated in style at the annual Graduation Ceremony in September. Principal of the College, Gail Walker, welcomed everyone, moving into an address from Guest Speaker Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice Chancellor Oxford Brookes University. Also in presence at the Presentation of Certificates was Councillor Shweta Kapadia, Mayor of Elmbridge, the Mayor Consort Mr […]
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BBC Radio 4 Any Questions travels to Brooklands College. The popular BBC 4 Radio programme Any Questions? visits Brooklands College on 28th September 2018. The stage is set as popular BBC Radio 4 programme Any Questions? takes place in Surrey this September. The programme marks its’ 70th anniversary this year, making it the longest running […]
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We welcomed our final year BTEC students who were collecting their results before they set off for University courses, joining the world of employment or taking up an apprenticeship.. Among those collecting results were some of the successful students from the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science Forensic course. The course is very […]
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Today we hosted a teacher conference as part of our Teaching, Learning & Assessment Week which was an opportunity for teachers to get together and talk about their own and other’s teaching strategies. In the morning staff visited other departmental displays and talked to each other about what they did this year. The afternoon was […]
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Public Services Students ended the year with the Annual Passing Out Parade and Prize Giving. We were delighted to welcome our guest of honor, Group Captain D A Lewis MA BEng Cen MIET RARF, who after the march on, lead by 2nd Lt Walker and HND Student Serapio Shoulder, made the inspection. The prize giving […]
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The national final of the British Schools Karting Championship took place at Whilton Mill in Northamptonshire on Saturday 30th June with Pedro Gomez, Henry Jarrett and Blaise Wheeler representing Brooklands College and coming an impressive 2nd place. After two hours of testing on Friday the team were able to get a good feel of the […]
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Henry Jarrett, Pedro Gomez, Blaise Wheeler, and Dominic Rodrigues who are all Engineering students, earned their place in the National Final by achieving 4th place in the Midlands and East Regional Final of the UK’s largest school Karting competition in April.  Before achieving this, they won the local semi-final race where we had 2 teams […]
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The competition represents a search for the local business entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Second Year Business students, Ari Farrell, Somersby Lock, Jordan Bhadye and Katie Lennon found out they came in at third place in the competition, and won a prize of £500 to help them start their business plan. The competition is organised by Kwasi […]
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On 26th April the Brooklands College ‘Golf Angel’ team, Saul Booth, George Stokes, Brad Harris and Arran Weeresekere, all Computing students, travelled to The Guildhall in London for the Grand Final of The Big Idea Challenge 2018, billed as London’s ‘premier entrepreneurship competition’. The Grand Final was a special awards evening following a series of […]
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Level 3 Computing students visited Surrey University to try their hand at cryptography and look at the core fundamentals of programming in Python through a range of practical activities. There were several challenges set where the students had to battle against the clock to unlock boxes and briefcases using algorithms and critical thinking; winning prizes […]
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Once again catering students had a brilliant day at the annual Salon Culinaire competition at Hotelympia at Excel London. Students achieved four gold awards in the Senior classes and a further two silver, eight bronze and eight merit awards across all classes. We are very proud of the performance of our students who consistently achieve […]
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For the second year running, the Level 3 Hairdressing and Specialist Make Up students have swept the board at the annual Blackpool Hair Festival in the NHF Avant Gard Competition. This year 14 pairs competed against 45 competitors for the top prizes and the teams produced some OUTSTANDING work and claimed all of the top […]
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On Thursday 8th March the Level 3 Motorsport students flew to Geneva to attend the International Motor Show, one of the biggest events in the automotive calendar. The students arrived in time to spend the majority of their first day enjoying the town, visited the lake and famous Jet D’Eau. They were up bright and […]
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The bootcamp day was held in the amazing glass offices of Nat West in the City and attended by 21 other colleges from across London. Saul Booth, George Stokes and Arran Weeresekere, all from IT, were assigned to work with a business mentor (Gary Belton, the Regional Head of Business Development for Nat West) and […]
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What a great end for National Apprenticeship week! NVQ3 Brickwork Student Tyler Pearce made the final four shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year Award, at the Construction News Specialist Award Ceremony which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Tyler, who works for Lee Marley Brickwork, the UK’s largest brickwork contractor, was […]
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Local Employers were invited to Brooklands College as part of #NAW2018 today to hear about the benefits of apprenticeships to organisations and individuals. Guest speakers included Sue Taylor from Alps Partnership Limited who gave an update on the apprenticeship levy and funding, SATRO award winner and former apprentice Grace Roaf from G&A Fabrications was “inspiring” […]
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SEND & Transition and Whitely Village have both won ‘Surrey Choices – Making a Difference Awards’ for supporting work experience for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The awards were given to highlight the positive contribution that our SEND learners make to our community, and to the Whitely for the work opportunities offered. The […]
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Brooklands College Catering students served a mouthwatering lunch at Brooks Restaurant on Wednesday. Guests had previously enjoyed a choice of relaxing spa treatments by Hair and Beauty students at Brooklands College Inspire Salon. Both Brooks Restaurant and the Inspire Salons in Weybridge and Ashford are open to the public. To book a table at Brooks […]
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Hair and Beauty students displayed an outstanding level of talent in our annual hair and beauty college competition. Students competing ranged from Level 1’s who created an array of red carpet looks to Level 3’s who had their dress rehearsal for the National Hairdressing competition in Blackpool producing some amazing Avant Garde style designs. The […]
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Brooks Restaurant celebrated Burns Night in style.  The restaurant was themed with tartan influences and piper John welcomed diners by playing the bagpipes outside the restaurant as they arrived.  The menu of course included haggis, neeps and taties. Our next themed event is St Patrick’s Night on Wednesday 14th March 2018.  Dinners are available Wednesday […]
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Brennan Yadlowski and Kruise Reddick both captains with the Guildford Flames Ice Hockey team visited the Level 2 Sports students and their tutor Phil Waters today to share their experiences and thoughts on leadership as part of the Sports and Activity Leadership module. Brennan and Kruise both started skating as toddlers in Canada and went […]
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