Top of the table for apprentice work

Principal Amanda Melton with students at Nelson and Colne College. (S)
Principal Amanda Melton with students at Nelson and Colne College. (S)
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Nelson and Colne College has been named number one in the country for its work with 16 to 18-year-old apprentices.

Not only topping the latest National Achievement Rate Tables for that, the college is also second in the country for overall apprenticeship provision, overall classroom learning and 16-18 classroom learning for all levels.

The latest accolade for the college comes after it topped the Department for Education’s School and College Performance Table this year for the progress students make in their A Level studies, as well as being rated top in the area for vocational studies.

Principal Amanda Melton said: “To be named first in the country for our 16-18 apprenticeship success is an incredible achievement, and I am, as always, so proud of Nelson and Colne College’s staff and students for continually going above and beyond in their work and studies.

“We are passionate about making sure each student is on the right pathway – be it an apprenticeship, a vocational course, or A Levels – so they are as prepared as possible for their future upon leaving college.

“Thanks also to employers across East Lancashire, who are supporting and benefitting from Apprenticeships within their company.

“We pride ourselves on the pre-apprenticeship support we offer at the college, to ensure students have the right skills to meet the recruitment needs of businesses. This includes individualised advice, guidance and support, industry specific qualifications and an opportunity to complete certain key skills essential for employment.”