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Highlands College celebrates even higher results!

Well done to all students who have received A level and BTEC results!

Highlands College students are celebrating their success with the announcement of excellent results in their Advanced General Qualifications with achievement rates of 96% – a 5% increase from 2015.

Meanwhile, 74% of the 27 CACHE childcare students achieved the equivalent of three A*s or three As at A Level.

We look forward to welcoming all students who have enrolled on a degree course at University College Jersey.

If you have received A Level results and you are not sure what your next steps are, please come in and have a chat to a member of staff who will be able to offer you some advice.

There are so many benefits to studying for your degree in Jersey.

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Degree students achieve outstanding results! Apply now for September 2016

UCJ is delighted to announce that the results for UCJ students completing Plymouth University programmes this year were as follows:

79 students achieved a qualification – BA or BSc; FdA; FSc; or Foundation Certificate

The proportion of students achieving an Honours degree with a 1st or 2.1 was 83%; this compares with the UK figure of 70%.

20% of students achieved 1st class honours degree

Ben Bennett, Head of Higher Education at UCJ said :

We are delighted to be celebrating the tremendous academic performance of our students, which is something for our island community to be proud of. Gaining a degree is still an important rite of passage for learners and is a significant step in improving a person’s employment prospects. The growth in uptake of on-island degrees reflects a growing awareness of the importance of high quality, cost-effective provision and we are delighted to be supporting so many learners to achieve their life goals.

We are very proud of our students’ achievements and wish them every success in their future careers or continuing studies.

We welcome late applications for courses starting in September 2016. Spaces available on Business & Management, Financial Services, and Sport & Management. Please find an application form at

How will life in Jersey be better by 2036?

How will life in Jersey be better by 2036?

No-one can predict the future. So we can’t say exactly how life will be 20 years from now, but we can say how we’d like things to turn out. The government of Jersey is putting together a long-term vision for the Island and wants your views on what’s good about Jersey today and what you want for the Island in the future. This survey is quick (ish), and easy to use and you’ll see how you grade Jersey at the end.

Take the survey:

Please share it with friends and family. The more young people we get the views of, the more relevant the findings and the more likely it is that the final vision will reflect what people want for Jersey. The results will tell the Council of Ministers what you think we need to do to make Jersey a great place twenty years from now. Thank you.


Enrolment Days Thursday 25th and Tuesday 30th August 2016

Thursday 25th and Tuesday 30th August 2016

All prospective students who have received a firm or conditional offer for their chosen course must attend one of the Enrolment Days on either Thursday 25th or Tuesday 30th August between 10.00am – 3.00pm.  Students are to arrive at main reception and will be guided into the Turner Building where they can enrol and pay for their course. Photo ID will also be taken as part of the enrolment process.

Students must bring with them a copy of their offer letter, their examination results and any other supporting evidence to indicate that they have met the conditions of their offer.

If, for any reason, students are unable to attend one of the enrolment days, they should contact the Student Life Team on 608654.

All offers of places are subject to a sufficient number of enrolments.

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Nominations Open for ‘Young Star of the Year’ Awards 2016

Variety, the Children’s Charity, is on the lookout for the shining young stars of Jersey with the launch of Variety’s Young Star of the Year Awards 2016.  Now in its seventh year, the poignant ceremony celebrates the courage, creativity and commitment of children and young people in Jersey. The event will take place on Sunday 9th October 2016 and shares the inspirational stories of youngsters throughout various categories, including:

Courage;  Community;  Carer and Achievement Awards in Sports;  Arts and Academia

For more information and a nomination form click on the links below:

Young Star of the Year Awards 2016

Star of the Year Nomination Form

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

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




Calling all Finance Administrators

The Highlands College Certificate in Offshore Administration (COA) aimed at administrators in the Finance Industry and those looking to join the sector, provides a comprehensive introduction to the sector, its regulations and services, and develops the essential knowledge and skills required by those in administrative roles. 

For full information on forthcoming modules please call or email the Business Development Centre on 608708  or click on the link: