Throughout the week we will be sharing stories and events based on themes and areas of importance to colleges. Today we are looking at Bishop Burton and Riseholme at the centre of the economic rebuild. This year has been such a challenging year across so many sectors, including further education. The Covid19 global pandemic has put extra pressure on students and staff across the sector, but despite this we want to shine a light on the good news stories throughout these unprecedented times. 

The provision of excellent childcare has always been important, but during Covid19 it has become even more important with parents having to juggle home working and schooling at the same time. We are delighted to celebrate that despite the challenges this year, we successfully launched our newly refurbished Childcare Centre of Excellence the new home of our T-Level programme in Childcare. The qualification has been developed with industry leading local business Child Dynamix.  

Bishop Burton College's T Level students at their Childcare Centre of Excellence

Danny Brett, Assistant Principal at Bishop Burton College, said “We are extremely proud to be pioneering this new qualification and our partnership with Child Dynamix will mean students on the course will get real, first-hand experience of working in a commercial nursery and community settings, as well as the opportunity to secure a job at the end through the guaranteed interview scheme.” 

This is just one of the fantastic case studies demonstrating how we are working local businesses across the region, to be at the centre of the economic rebuild and provide high quality training and teaching provision. 

If you can see yourself learning in our fantastic facilities, or have an interest in the many other courses we offer, make sure you register for our Virtual Open Event taking place this Wednesday 21 October, 5pm - 8pm. We have something very exciting we can wait to share with you! Our brand-new virtual tour will be available exclusively to our Open Event visitors, so book your place and come and explore our fabulous campus from the comfort of your own home.