From NWSLC we hope you had a wonderful Easter. As the summer term is fast approaching, we have many events running to support pupils with their post 16 options.

We are thinking of new and innovative ways to engage pupils with the use of virtual reality. If pupils are unable to come to the campus, then we will bring the experience to you.

NWSLC are really pleased to announce that we are now able to do school visits! If this is not suitable for your school, not a problem! You can still book a virtual session. We have lots of different support options available as shown below.

As usual, if you require support on something that is not mentioned in the below content then please get in contact with us and we will do what we can to help.

Following the new DfE guidelines on supporting schools with transactional support, we are working on a proposal. This will include schools and virtual content that you will be able to select from. Several schools have already been in contact with what support they would like to see or require. If you have any thoughts, please email them to us here!

We are now offering guided campus tours. Get in contact with us if you would like to book one!


 

Contact me if you have any queries!

 



Our next VOE is coming up, and the first 50 to register will receive a free headset to experience our VR tours. You can register by clicking here!


On the morning of Thursday 13th May 2021, NWSLC and MIRA Technology Institute will be teaming up with TeenTech to deliver an exciting virtual event on the future of technology, for Secondary Schools within North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire.

We have exciting employers involved and there will be a fun project to complete.

We are limited to which schools can be included as this is a council-funded event. If you would like to join the event get in contact with me here!


Alex Jones recently delivered a virtual alumnus talk to Thomas Estley and the pupils benefitted hugely, seeing someone’s progression following education! She is able to speak about her first-hand experience in completing a Level 3 Media course at the Wigston Campus and Events Apprenticeship at Nuneaton Campus. Get in contact with us if you would like to book one here!


You may have seen us recently on BBC midlands news delivering our brand-new headset tours. This is an engaging way for pupils to visit NWSLC’s Wigston and Hinckley campuses. Local schools have advised it is a nice change from pupil’s usual lessons and gives them a goal to work towards.

Students have said, “It is great to be able to see what the facilities are like at NWSLC and to see what a class is like”. “It has really made me think about what I can do after school”.

If you would like to book a Virtual Reality session get in contact with us! Click below to watch the video!


NWSLC is pleased to be taking part in Rocket Round Leicester. This is a public art event that is taking place in summer 2021. We have sponsored a giant 6ft rocket which has been designed by local artist, Emma Everitt. Emma’s design is a rocket shooting off to space with a universal message of love, peace, and kindness.  Keep an eye out for sneak peeks of this rocket on all our social media channels. The rocket will be displayed in the city this summer along with 8 Junior Jets which have been designed by students from NWSLC and the MAT schools.  You can visit the Rocket & all Junior Jets this summer, the Art Trail starts on 19th July 2021 and lasts all the way up to 26th September 2021.

As part of this project, we have pledged to raise £8000 for LOROS Hospice, a local charity who provide care and support to terminally ill patients, their family, and carers. We are going to be hosting a range of fundraising events leading up to and during the trail. If you would like to support with fundraising activities, please contact marketing@nwslc.ac.uk.

You can find out more about LOROS and donate here!


Do you have a pupil that would benefit from working with the college for a day a week? We can help support this with our infill provision.

Look here for more information!


Apprenticeships applications are still open! 

Apprenticeships are a great way to find a job within the industry you want to work in, gain hands-on experience and earn some money* whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

*From April 2021 apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage of £4.30ph – with many employers paying more! 

Explore our vacancies here! 


Did you know we offer a wide range of FREE* fully accredited nationally recognised Level 2 qualifications? Our courses are online and flexible so you can study them in your own time. They take approximately 12 weeks to complete and you are assigned an assessor who will be there to guide you every step of the way.

  • Course areas we cover are:
  • Children and Young People
  • Health and Social Care
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal Development
  • Workplace Development
  • Digital Skills

*Choose a course and use our postcode checker to see if you are eligible. Click here.


Still unsure about anything?  All you need to do is email guidance.team@nwslc.ac.uk and they will set up a call at a time to suit you!


We are still here to help support you in these challenging times.
Want more information on the Coronavirus?  Click here to see a handy guide.
We are still here for you if you have any queries or concerns, so please contact us on enquiries@nwslc.ac.uk or call us on 0330 058 3000 (The switchboard is open Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5 pm, and Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)!