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BTEC Carpentry and Joinery

btec level 3 Bench Carpentry and Joinery student has gained the skills and experience she needs to enter employment from Richmond upon Thames College at the Surrey campus

The best course

“I’ve really enjoyed my carpentry course and have gained real satisfaction from the process of making something from start to finish. I built a cabinet for my final project that was quite intricate and something I’m really proud of. I’ve now got the skills to gain employment and become a full time carpenter. It’s the best course I could have chosen.”

BTEC Computing

BTEC Level 2 Gateway to IT Support student talks about learning lots thanks to great teaching at Richmond upon Thames College in Twickenham

Class rep responsibilities

“My course has taught me all about installing hardware and software, using Microsoft servers, setting up networks, keeping computers safe and much more. It’s amazing how much you can learn in such a short time and my teachers are all brilliant. I’m also a class rep for my course which is a nice responsibility to have as I can try to change things for the better.”

BTEC Dance

a level maths and design and btec subsidiary dance student tells about the buzz of performing in the theatre at Richmond upon Thames College near Teddington

A love of performing

“My maths lessons are especially enjoyable as the teachers are really good and I like studying statistics. I also like product design as it gives me the chance to use my creative skills. On top of my A levels I’m also studying a BTEC certificate in Dance which has been amazing! Performing in front of an audience in the college’s theatre is a real buzz and I’ve loved being involved in the shows.”

BTEC Dance

aspiring dance student studying BTEC Level 3 Dance at Richmond upon Thames College London loves the variety of dance styles on her course

A variety of dance styles

“The course offers so much variety in terms of different dance styles and has drastically improved my technique and flexibility. Performing in shows at the college’s Edmund Kean Theatre is a real thrill, especially when friends and family are in the audience, and I also really enjoyed the aerial dance workshop as we got to perform on a trapeze which was challenging but a lot of fun.”

BTEC Engineering

btec level 2 engineering student tells how he as impressed with the engineering department facilities at Richmond upon Thames college open day event

The best equipment

“I came to an Open Event at the college and was really impressed with the engineering department. The facilities are superb and we get to work with all the best equipment. My practical skills have really developed and I’m now confident using things the lathe, clamps and vices as well as with milling and drilling.”

BTEC Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 3 health and social care student at Richmond upon Thames College London gained insight into a nursing career on her course

A career in nursing 

“I really enjoy my course and especially like the coursework as it allows me to explore the subject in more detail. I also really enjoyed my placement at a local day care centre where I helped provide care for people with dementia and mobility issues. It really opened my eyes to a possible career in nursing once I’ve finished university.”

BTEC Media Production

international btec level 3 media production student talks about his supportive teachers and peers and improving his skills at Richmond upon Thames College near Isleworth

Great industry links

“You learn a lot on this course from teachers who are passionate and who retain strong links with the industry. My animation skills are improving all the time and my understanding of the industry, from pre-production, preparation to marketing has drastically increased too. I get on really well with my classmates as we all share a real love for animation and push each other to get better and better.”

BTEC Music

BTEC level 3 music and a level sociology student who wants to go to university thinks the facilities are great at Richmond upon Thames College in London

Fantastic facilities

“The facilities are fantastic and really enhance my learning at the college. The music rooms are great for practicing in and using them has really helped to develop my skills as a performer. I also enjoy using the library as it has lots of computers, all the books you’ll need and a great silent study area for revision.”

BTEC Music Technology

BTEC level 3 music technology student loves the technical side of his course at Richmond upon Thames Colleges Surrey campus

Mixing and recording

“As a music student you get to perform in lots of shows and gigs which develops you as a performer and has really helped me improve my confidence on stage. The technical side of the music technology course is really interesting and I’ve loved learning about mixing and recording and how to set up the sound correctly for a live gig.”

BTEC Performing Arts

BTEC level 3 performing arts student wants to work backstage or run her own company following her course at Richmond upon Thames College near Isleworth

Preparing for auditions

“I absolutely love my performing arts course! I’ve especially enjoyed the workshops we’ve had with guest visitors from the industry as they prepare you for future auditions. My performance skills have really improved and I’m much more comfortable with accents and monologues. My classmates are all so much fun and the vibe in class is always fun but professional.”

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