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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Short Course in June

City & Guilds Award in the In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment

Course dates: Friday 10th & 17th June

Course Times: 8am – 5pm

Course Fees: £395

Last Enrolment Date: Friday 27th May

Entry Criteria: Level 3 Electrotechnical (recommended)

Breakdown of course fees:

  • Exam registration
  • Theory assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Guided learning hours (15 hours)
  • Course book (open book exam, 2 hours)
  • Course materials
  • Lunch will be provided on both training days

Contact: Adrian Desmond, email: or call 608614

This is a Level 3 qualification and it is recommended that candidates have a similar knowledge to give them the best opportunity of success on the course.  Candidates are advised to contact Adrian prior to registration to ensure course suitability.

*The course is subject to minimum numbers (five candidates)

An Exhibition of Art, Craft and Design by our Life Skills Students

Life Skills is a course designed for students aged 16-20 who require additional support with their learning. Students study a whole range of subjects which cover functional, vocational and creative skills.

This exciting exhibition showcases their creative abilities and displays some of the techniques that have been learnt and developed this year; it features work from all the students on the course.

The work included has been chosen to reflect the wide variety of projects (including metal work) undertaken by the students since September, and to celebrate their unique and imaginative approach to producing art.

Visually intriguing, this exhibition is full of energy and vibrancy and we hope visitors will feel inspired and entertained.

Venue: Fort Regent Art Gallery

Private View (by invitation only): Wednesday 8th June 6pm

Exhibition open to the public: Thursday 9th – Sunday 19th June

Opening Hours: Mon – Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

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Healthy Young Minds Conference Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July at the Radisson Blu Hotel

Victoria College and local charity Mind Jersey have joined forces to stage a new event to help students, parents and professionals deal with mental health issues that affect young people.

Promoting Healthy Young Minds is a two-day conference being held for the first time on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July in Jersey at the Radisson Blu Hotel. It brings together local experts and well-known visiting speakers from the UK to explore how the community can support young people more.

Victoria College Headmaster Alun Watkins said: ‘We know that many young people suffer from mental health problems that prevent them from thriving and getting what they should out of life. We recognise that teachers, parents and young people themselves are increasingly concerned and that’s where this idea came from. We want to create a place where we can help to tackle this serious issue.’

The Promoting Healthy Young Minds event will be held over two days. Day one is open to professionals and volunteers who work with children and young people. Day two is open to 14 to 18 year olds in the morning and to parents in the evening.

James Le Feuvre, Executive Director for Mind Jersey, said: ‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with Victoria College in organising this conference. It will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together a wide cross-section of young people, parents and professionals where we can share ideas and best practice in the promotion of good mental health for all children and young people.’
Education Minister Deputy Rod Bryans is opening the conference. He said: ‘We recognise that many young people are under pressure and sometimes need extra help coping with their world. We need to work together to do the best we can to support them, so this is an excellent initiative that has the potential to be immensely valuable. It’s essential that our young people know where to go if they need to talk and that the people they turn to understand what they are going through. It also ties in with the new Jersey Mental Health Strategy and, in particular, the key priority to promote prevention and early intervention.’

Tickets for the three workshops are free of charge and can be booked online at

End of Term Awards Ceremony and Summer Party for Full-Time Students

End of Term Awards Ceremony and Summer Party

Friday 24th June 12pm – 3pm

Marquee on the Field behind Café Connect

DJ Nelson, Gladiator Duel, Throw the Welly, Tug of War, Giant Connect 4 and lots of other fun activities!

Prizes for Best Student in each subject area + Prize for Endeavour + Highest Academic Achievement – to be announced on the day!

If you would like to attend please email:

See the attached poster End of Term Student Party Poster

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Adult Education Courses Starting in June – Spaces still Available

Logo and Branding

Start Date: 6th June

Times: 6.45pm – 9.15pm

Duration: 5 Weeks

Tutor: Oliver Bartlett

Price: £100

Course Information

Learn the fundamental rules of logo design and how to create a strong identity for yourself, your business or a client.  This course will cover each step of designing a logo and using the appropriate software.  The course is ideal if you are setting up a new business or re-branding an existing one, or just because you want to learn something new.

Enrol online:

Email: or call 608655

Wine Appreciation

Start Date: 8th June

Times: 6pm – 8pm

Duration: 4 Weeks

Tutor: Pawel Kulon

Location: Highlands College

Price: £100

Course Information

This short, interactive course is the perfect introduction to wines for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and perhaps gain a qualification.  The course explores principal grape varieties and their characteristics, different styles of wine and methods of production.  You will also learn how to taste and describe the flavour of a wine and match it with food, and you will find out how to store and serve wines.

Enrol online:

Email: or call 608655

Introduction to Quickbooks

Start Date: 15th June

Times: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Duration: 3 Weeks

Tutor: Sally-Anne Fillieul

Location: Highlands College

Price: £140

Course Information

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use the popular Quickbooks book-keeping sortware package.  You will learn about how to set up company details, produce invoices, manage sales and purchase ledgers, maintain cash records and bank accounts and produce reports.  Students should have experience of using a computer, mouse and keyboard, and have some knowledege of Windows based applications and double-entry book-keeping.

En online:

Email: or call 608655


Transition Days for School Leavers Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June

If you have applied for a full-time course at Highlands College you should be receiving an offer in the post at the beginning of May.  If you wish to accept the offer you will need to attend the transition days on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June.  If you have any queries about the Transition Days please contact the Transition Coordinators email: or HIGHLANDS 6TH HORIZONTAL JPEG



Big kick-about to get more girls playing footie

Lucy Even, a Highlands College Level 3 Sport student has hit the headlines with all the work she has been doing in regards to womens’ football.  Lucy is kicking off Girls Football Week and organising some all-girls sessions as well as a fun six-a-side kick-about for teenage girls.

Read the full story here

Well done Lucy!

Lucy Even

Art Exhibitions Galore!

Art Exhibition Image 1DURRELL POSTERThe Bar Gallery in the Arts Centre 29th March – 18th April 

A showcase of our full-time art students’ work

School of Art Exhibition at Durrell 14th April – 6th May

 Our Level 3 BTEC National Diploma students’ response to a colloborative brief between Highlands College Art Department and Durrell’s Education Department.  The idea was that the student could select an area of Durrell to create a piece of work for, this could have been the Café, gift shop or awareness campaigns for example.  They then had five weeks to produce a piece of mixed media work with a graphic outcome (a t-shirt, poster or menu).

The exhibition will show all the stages of the individual student’s work through to the final piece.

For more information please contact Chantal Venton, Lecturer in Art and Design email or call 608671

Highlands’ Electrical Apprentices Shine

Highlands College Electrical Installation Department have recognised the outstanding achievements of two of their apprentices; John Bradshaw and Conrad Hacquoil have won the Apprentice of the Year Award and Outstanding Achievement Award 2015 respectively.  The awards were kindly sponsored by Electrical Supplies and Machinery (ESM).

Apprentice of the Year 2015

John worked extremely hard in his final year of the City and Guilds Level 3 Electrical Installation Diploma. His tenacity in the final months of the diploma and the quality of his theory and practical assessments were awarded with successful completion.  It is John’s ambition to continue with his electrical studies to give him the opportunity to enhance his career prospects in the future.

Outstanding Achievement Award 2015

As a mature student Conrad returned to study in 2011. As a young apprentice he did not complete his studies and took the decision to enquire if it was possible to enrol on Highlands College Level 2 Electrical Installation Diploma. He has since successfully completed his Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Electrical Installations with excellent results.  He is currently undertaking the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations.

James Haydn, Branch Manager and Daniel Harrison, Account Manager at Electrical Supplies & Machinery commented:

“We would like to congratulate both John and Conrad on all their hard work in successfully completing their apprenticeship training and being selected for these awards. We are delighted to be able to support Highlands College in the training and education of electrical apprentices.”

John and Conrad expressed their gratitude to the tutors and staff in the electrical department of Highlands College for their ongoing support.






Jersey Girl Blogger writes glowing report on our Academy Restaurant

Academy Restaurant at Highlands College