Welcome back to Stow College’s Blog, we only have a short update for you this week so let’s get started.
We Still Have Some Places
We still have places available on the following course.
Click on the course name for more information on course content, entry requirements and progression. You can also apply online from these links
Faculty of Business and Continuing Education
Access to Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (SWAP)
Gaelic Language Learners
Faculty of Creative Industries
Computing: Digital Media Computing : NQ
Computing: Games and Software Development: NQ
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: BTEC Level 3
The Engineering Academy
For those who have just narrowly missed out on a university place, an HNC within Stow’s Faculty of Engineering Technology may still provide a route a university degree. Stow is a key partner in Strathclyde University’s Engineering Academy, this means that HNC graduates in certain engineering subjects can transfer to appropriate degree courses within Strathclyde’s Engineering Faculty.
As well as continuing their studies at university, students will benefit from industry-funded scholarships and paid summer placements during the course of their undergraduate programme.
Applicants should have two Highers, one being Maths and the other being a Science or Technical subject
Peter Jones Enterprise Academy
If you see yourself as the next Peter Jones, Alan Sugar or Hilary Davey and wondering how to get started, now is the time to apply to Scotland’s only Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.
Backed by the Dragon’s Den entrepreneur, PJEA at Stow offers learners the opportunity to achieve a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. However the curriculum and format of delivery provides learners with a much greater opportunity for developing the types of non-technical skills and attitudes that are essential in today’s business world.
The course is business-led and involves partnerships with a range of companies and entrepreneurs, providing leadership and hands-on business experience. Students on the course actually set up and run their own businesses.
To get on to the Diploma course, applicants should have a minimum of two Higher passes at level C or above. Alternatively, a range of SQA NC or NQ units (or equivalent). However, just as important will be the imagination, drive and ambition that they can bring to the programme.
Principal of the New Merged College
Alan Sherry is the Principal Designate of the three merging colleges in the North East of Glasgow from 8 July 2013.
Alan will take up his post as Principal of the new college on the first day of November 2013 when John Wheatley, Stow and North Glasgow College officially merge.
He is already focused on his vision for the new organisation and looks forward to working with staff from all three partner s to create a college which is both new and unique. He is a strong advocate for the aims of the merger proposal which promotes excellence, progression and enterprise.
‘I would like our new college to provide students with a high quality learning experience by means of our excellent provision which creates opportunities for progression through several different routes – helping students to reach their full potential. My ambition is for our staff to work in partnership to give students the best possible chance in life. I want everyone to feel valued and respected and to be confident that collectively we will provide the best learning experience available.’
Alan is very positive and clear that the new college will bring success to many.
‘Our focus is to have an organisation that staff are proud to work in, learners are keen to
attend, stakeholders respect and our communities value. It’s about all of us doing this together.’
As a collective the new college has a much broader curriculum than ever before, with a range of courses from introductory through to degree level. This will give us the opportunity to provide learners with multiple entry and exit points to lifelong learning supporting them throughout their careers
Alan knows how important it is to have strong teams producing the best possible outcomes for the college, and of course for staff, students, stakeholders and the community. He looks forward to meeting all staff early in the new term to introduce himself and to hear what staff have to say regarding the merger and their ambitions for the new college.
Well that’s us for now, but remember enrolments will begin on Thursday the 8th of August and continue for over two weeks. You will receive a personal invitation pack with a date and time for your course.
At enrolment you will meet you classmates and tutors. You will also receive a timetable, student card and paperwork to allow you to embark on the course on the first day of term.
Please make every effort to attend your event!