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BTEC Performing Arts

performing arts student who wants to be a theatre director thinks it is safe and friendly at Richmond upon Thames College near Iselworth

Safe and friendly

“The college has a safe and friendly feel to it and I’ve made some amazing friends whilst studying here. It’s such a diverse and exciting place to be and the perfect preparation for when I eventually go to university.”

BTEC Plumbing

btec level 1 plumbing student says his course is comprehensive and his teachers treat him as an adult at Richmond upon Thames College with easy transport links to Clapham

Part of my journey

“The plumbing teachers are great and most importantly they treat you like an adult which builds your confidence and makes you work even harder. I’ve been taught about the different types of fittings and metals involved in plumbing as well as using the correct tools, soldering, refrigeration, electrics and health and safety. It’s really comprehensive and all part of my journey to eventual employment as a professional plumber.”

BTEC Science

aspiring radiographer loves the experiments and trips she takes part in as part of her Science BTEC at Richmond upon Thames College near Kingston

Interesting and fun experiments

“It was after meeting the passionate science teachers at one of the college’s Open Events that I decided that this was the college for me. We get to do lots of really interesting and fun experiments in class plus we’ve had some great visits to St Mary’s University’s science department as well as the National Physics Laboratory. It’s a brilliant course.”

BTEC Sport

BTEC level 2 sport student wants to become a top coach following his course at Richmond upon Thames College near Middlesex

A shared love of sport

“My course has taught me all about the respiratory and skeletal systems and we’ve even designed personal training and fitness programmes for each other which was really interesting. I’ve met some great people on my course that will be friends for life and we all share a real love for sport. I’m already looking forward to studying my level 3 at the college and would eventually like to become a top coach.”

BTEC Sport

btec level 3 sport and a level biology student prepares to study sports science at university and for a career in sport at Richmond upon Thames College near Clapham

A fascinaing subject

“I play rugby and netball and my course is a great way to learn about conditioning the body for sport and choosing the correct food and drinks to aid development and fitness. It’s a fascinating subject that involves a lot of scientific research that I really enjoy. I’m planning a career in sport after university and the BTEC is the perfect step towards achieving that goal.”

BTEC Travel and Tourism

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Useful career advice

“The college makes sure you that you receive lots of advice and guidance when it comes to your future. The Careers Centre has lot of helpful information on universities and apprenticeships plus they have a work and training fair to give you a taste of the jobs you can do once we leave education. It’s really useful and an excellent opportunity to plan your future.”

CACHE Childcare

CACHE level 3 childcare and education student wants to work with disabled and special needs children and loves the work placements on her course at Richmond upon Thames College in Twickenham

Enjoyable work placements

“One of the most enjoyable things about the Childcare course is the work placements we get to go on. I worked in a nursery during my first year and got to practice the things I’ve been taught in the classroom in a real life environment. It was great to see how much the children enjoyed my lesson plans for playtime and messy play!”

ECTIB Engineering Apprenticeship

ecitb engineering construction and draughting student discusses the positive impact on her career that her course at Richmond upon Thames College London will have

Gaining invaluable skills

“I’m currently in my first year as an ECITB student and everyday I’m gaining invaluable skills that will aid my future career with my employer, Foster Wheeler. The course is taught by professionals who have a deep understanding of the industry and who go above and beyond to ensure our career progression.”

NVQ Catering and Hospitality

hospitality worker says her NVQ level 2 professional cookery course at Richmond upon Thames College gave her the confidence to succeed

Training in Merits Restaurant

“One of the best things about studying catering at the college is Merits restaurant. You have to cook and serve the general public meaning your food and customer service levels have to be at their very best. The teachers are brilliant and teach you to handle the pressure and busy environment of a working kitchen and restaurant. I now have a job in hospitality and can honestly say that the course gave me the confidence to succeed in the role.”

NVQ Professional Cookery

NVQ level 1 professional cookery student loves the environment in Richmond upon Thames Colleges training kitchen at the campus near Chiswick

Always learning something

“I came to the college after seeing the facilities online and loved the fact that the college had its own restaurant to train in. My knife skills have really improved, as has my knowledge of ingredients and how to present food to a professional standard. The college environment really suits me compared to school and I’m learning something new and interesting in every lesson.”

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