Archive for College News

Former Media Student off to the Rio Olympics

Former Media Student Mark Errington has secured a job at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he will spend seven weeks working for the Olympic Broadcasting Services.  He says the training he received at Highlands gave him an ‘excellent grounding for a career in the industry’.

Well done Mark!

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‘Working with Children in Jersey’ Part-Time Course Availability

Who is this course for?

Designed for people who wish to gain a basic understanding of working with young people 0 – 16 years. This is an ideal first step into learning about the needs and development of children and it is designed to encourage participation and develop confidence, knowledge and skill.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

A genuine interest in finding out the basic essentials of childcare and a good knowledge of English is advisable.  Minimum age of 18 years.

How long is this course?

A 10 week part-time course beginning on Monday 19th September 2016

7.00 – 9.00pm for 10 weeks.

(This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers)

What will I study on this course?

Beliefs: Attitudes and Values
Health of our Children
Working with Parents
Early Years Curriculum
Celebrating Diversity
Introduction to Playwork
Children’s Behaviour
Special Needs
Working with Young People
Registration Framework – Supporting development and moving forward

What Qualification will I gain?

College Certificate on completion of course. This is not a formal qualification.

How is the course assessed?

There is no formal assessment. A certificate will be given if attendance is 100%.

What does this course lead on to?

Possible progression onto CACHE (Module) An Introduction to Working with Children and/or Level 2 or 3 CACHE Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

How much will it cost?

£167 – All costs subject to confirmation

How can I find out more?

For further information about this course please contact Jean England on 608515 or email

University College Jersey ‘Final Exam Party’ at The Watersplash Saturday 28th May

Attention all University College Jersey students and any students aged 18+ from all schools!

Our UCJ Student Social Club present ‘The Final Exam’ Party at the Watersplash, Saturday 28th May. Tickets £5. Doors open at 9pm, DJ set 10pm. Tickets available on the door or from the UCJ office at Highlands College.

UCJ End of Year Party

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, Blast Zone ( Rock ‘n’ Roll Gladiator, 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:

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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.

Enrol online:

Email: or call 608655

Start Pottery

Start Date: 18th June

Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Duration: 1 morning

Location: Philip Mourant Centre

Price: £40

Course Information

Get ready for your very own throw down! Come and learn the basics of pottery on this practical workshop at our custom-designed studio.  You’ll find out how to prepare clay, watch a throwing demonstration and get your hands dirty making a pinch pot, a coil pot and throwing a pot on the wheel.  All materials and lots of fun will be provided.


An Introduction to Jersey History and Heritage

Start Date: 18th June

Times: 10am – 11.15am

Duration: 1 morning

Tutor: Peter Webb

Location: Philip Mourant Centre

Price: £20

Course Information

Take your first step on a journey into Jersey’s history and heritage.  This session will explore Jersey’s place in the world, from the 10th Century Viking invasion of France through to the Norman conquering of England, which changed the country and led to Jersey being a Crown Possession but not a possession of England.

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