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Parents/Guardian Information Evenings 29th and 30th June

Two Information Evenings are being held in the Concert Hall on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June.  Parents/Guardians of students who have received a firm or conditional offer will have already been sent a personal invitation to attend one evening at either 6.00pm or 7.00pm.

The purpose of these evenings is to introduce parents/guardians to the College, meet the Senior Leadership Team and for us to share our expectations and aspirations for our students who will be joining us in September.

Should you require any information please contact The Student Life Team on or telephone the office on 608654

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

BSc (Hons) Social Sciences Degree – Apply Now!

Are you interested in the study of society?  How people relate to one another? Why some commit crimes? The Brexit Debate? The Social Sciences Degree comprises of psychology, criminology, sociology, social history, globalization, research and economics.

Study in Jersey at the University College Jersey for a Plymouth University Degree.

Places still available for September 2016.

Apply now: DEGREE-application-form-2016-entry

For more information contact Oonagh Butler, email: or call 608526.


Highlands Business Breakfast Club Friday 1st July

Business Breakfast Club Friday 1st JulySpeaker: Dr. Jeremy Cross

Subject: Heroic to Humble: 3 ways to Transform your Leadership

Price: £12

Book Online:

Our world of work is changing. It is becoming more global, virtual, longer-lived, and customer-led. What does this mean for us as organisational managers and leaders? We need to adapt and develop how we lead as what has worked for us in the past may not work for us in this new future. Combining stories from his recent consultancy work, cutting-edge research and taking inspiration from his early background in sport, Dr Jeremy Cross will make clear our current leadership challenge and provide some practical tips on how to meet it.

Jeremy has spent over 20 years developing thousands of leaders and their teams. He is an Associate Faculty member at Henley Business School and his thought-leading approach to leadership featured in a recent TED talk.

A former tennis player, Jeremy competed in the qualifying for Wimbledon and won 7 Island Games gold medals. More recently, he worked with the GB Mens Hockey Team and Team  Jersey at the last three Commonwealth Games. Having this background in elite sport combined with significant leadership experience and coaching skills is often why clients are interested in making contact.

All profit from this event will be donated to Jersey Hospice Care.

‘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

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:

Student Party Poster

Giant Connect 4Gladiator Duel

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

10.00am – 4.00pm

All prospective students have been invited by letter to take part in our Highlands College Transition Days.  The aim of the Transition Days is to give prospective students the opportunity to get to know the college, tutors and cross college staff prior to the induction week in September. Staff will be available for students to speak to should there be any concerns.

During the day students will be experiencing taster sessions of their chosen course and participating in a range of enjoyable activities ranging from Tug of War, Selfie Booth, Blast Zone, Silent Disco and Face Painting.  Music will be provided by DJ Nelson.  Students have been asked to wear casual clothing and appropriate footwear.