At South Thames College as well as giving our learners the best education experience to help them reach their full potential and lead them into their dream career staff wellbeing is also at the heart of what makes our students have the experience they do. Staff are encouraged to peruse their passions, hobbies and interests.
Jo Calvino, Sports lecturer at South Thames College brings a wealth of experience coming from elite sport whilst working across the sports development and education sectors bringing a new perspective to students within our sports courses.
South Thames College is delighted to announce that it can now deliver free accredited CPD courses for local businesses and community organisations, looking to provide training and development to staff and volunteers.
Each course usually takes around 10-12 hours to complete, and covers a number of topics to help staff develop in role, including:
On Friday 7th February Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea visited South Thames College to experience a day in the life of an apprentice in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week.
The Annual National Apprenticeship Week celebration brings the whole Apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of Apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.
This years ‘Look Beyond’ theme celebrates the diversity and value Apprenticeships bring to all the community, highlighting the talent and energy Apprentices bring in to the workplace
As part of their Event Management learning students studying Level 3 Business had to produce and manage an event from start to finish. They worked with the Crisp Packet Project, a charity set up to support an art project and homeless charity. Empty foil crisp packets are collected and used to create bivy bags which are distributed to those less fortunate.
Pen, the owner of Crisp Packet Project commented, “I had a brainwave back in November because I volunteered for a charity and we couldn’t afford to get sleeping bags or biffy bags so I thought the next day at work I decided to make a bivy bag out of a crisp packet, it’s all surplus waste that we use to stop it going into landfill which is really helpful. The reflective heat from crisp packet foil helps people and we put air vents in so they don’t get too hot, this is the first stop of my UK tour.”