WIC News & Events

15th April 2020 - Spring Newsletter

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Novel Coronavirus – As of February 26th 2020

I am writing to update you of the College’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As you will be aware, the situation is changing on a daily basis and I would encourage you to keep yourselves informed and seek advice if you are in any doubt as to the health and wellbeing of any family members.

The following links may be useful:

Based on the current evidence from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE) there is no immediate cause for concern in the UK, however, we have nonetheless taken the following basic precautions at WIC:

  • We are keeping up to date with information and are aware of the signs and symptoms of the COVID-19
  • We are promoting important hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
  • College will maintain a very high standard of cleaning. This will include regular disinfection of door handles, keyboards, phones, etc.
  • Hand sanitisers have been placed at all entrances to all floors and classrooms
  • We are strongly promoting ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ campaign used for flu and norovirus
  • For staff facemasks are available to use. Students are advised to use masks for everyone’s protection
  • Encourage your friends and family to increase general hygiene practices
  • Avoid shaking hands and touching rails on stairs and escalators.

If you have returned from any one of the areas listed upon the PHE website since February 19th please follow the advice contained within and inform the School as soon as possible. As of today, this includes Northern Italy, however the PHE website has two different pieces of advice dependent upon the region(s) that you visited. Please check this information carefully if you have visited Italy recently.

We ask that any staff, student or family who intends to travel to, or may have direct contact with anyone from, a COVID-19 specified area (as per the PHE website) informs College at Health@walthamintcollege.ac.uk. We would obviously need to seek specific advice on the basis on which a pupil would return to College having visited such an area.

There is no need to keep the college notified if you travel to anywhere else in the world, unless you suspect you have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, in which case please contact NHS 111 for further advice.

The wellbeing of our whole college community is of the utmost importance at this time, and we will continue to keep you informed as the situation and official advice changes. Should you wish to discuss any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

3rd December 2019
Leeds Trinity University partners with Waltham International College to provide learning opportunities to the people of London

Waltham International College (WIC) and Leeds Trinity University have formed a partnership to deliver Business Management and Health and Social Care programmes. This venture is just a beginning, in the alignment of vision of both institutions, to serve the community and to broaden the availability of opportunities for the learners of London to improve their lives.

LTU Message

Professor Margaret A House OBE, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “Widening participation and access to higher education has been at the heart of our institution for more than fifty years, and we are committed to empowering every individual to learn and reach their full potential. We are delighted to be partnering with Waltham International College to offer further learning opportunities to students wishing to study Business Management and Health and Social Care, and look forward to welcoming a new cohort next year.”

Hassan Ashraf, Principal Waltham International College, said: “WIC is privileged to work with an organisation who shares similar values and ethos of contributing for adding value to the lives of local community through education. Our aim is to strengthen this partnership and expand the provision in next coming years. Through this partnership we will aspire to facilitate the local people who are not getting enough opportunities to get the education they deserve. With Leeds Trinity we will bring our quality education at their doorstep and equip them with the skills required to face the challenges. This will enable them to rebuild their life standards and play a positive role in the community.”

About Leeds Trinity University:

Leeds Trinity University was established in 1966 as two Catholic teachers training college, Trinity College and All Saints College. Over the last 50 years, the institute has evolved and developed to become an acclaimed university with a diverse education offer. While providing outstanding student-centred education for more than 50 years, Leeds Trinity University has become one of the top UK universities for employability. They have pioneered the inclusion of professional work placements with every undergraduate degree programme, giving students a real head-start when competing for their first graduate job.

About Waltham International College:

Waltham International College is an alternative provider of further (FE) and higher education (HE) programmes, situated in Barking. WIC (founded in 2010) provides both real-life vocational education and academic study courses for students aged 19+.The college is one of 22 Provider in London offering Adult Education Provision funded by GLA (Greater London Authority) and only approved provider in Barking and Dagenham Borough for ESOL delivery, along with this college also offers fully Grant and Loan funded programmes and apprenticeships programmes. WIC integrates talents of the students with their personal visions and aspirations to support them in becoming the authors of their own success.

Further information info@walthamintcollege.ac.uk


19th October 2019
Waltham International College’s Graduation Ceremony

Waltham International College’s Graduation Ceremony on 19th October 2019 was a wonderful day of celebrating academic successes alongside family, friends and peers. Proud smiles were spectacular on the faces of students when they collected their achievement awards. Their were moments of confident affirmations on the faces of teachers. Everyone had a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction on the event of WIC Graduation Ceremony today. Once again Congratulations to our DET and HNC graduates.
We wish you a wonderful future and lots of success in your journey after WIC


29th June 2019
Set a target, Strive for it and Secure it

"Set a target, Strive for it and Secure it", this is how our achievers destine to follow an exacting academic route. We at WIC proudly celebrate the achievements of our students and support of our dedicated staff.
Achievers Lunch Ceremony at WIC to celebrate accomplishments under the following categories;
*100% Attandance
*Peer Support
*Best Over all Student
*Presenters of the year
*Star of the Staff
*Outstanding Innovation in Teaching
*Best Tutor Support


13th June 2019
Students’ Business Show


15th & 16th March 2019
Celebrate Your Culture with The WIC Family / 12NOON-3PM

Understanding other cultures makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the barriers. WIC understands how important it is for us to connect with students and understand their cultures. A Cultural Day is going to be organised for the students on 15th & 16th March. Students and staff all are going to be dressed up in their cultures dresses and bring cultural food, if possible, to share with others.

WIC CARE - free food and tea/coffee distribution from WIC on Barking High Street

WIC took this initiative to play a positive role in the community by helping the homeless and needy people. This is a little effort towards making a difference in the community in addition to providing education and trainings.

This free food and drinks distribution on 22nd February was the first step towards this noble cause.

News

Another initiative from Waltham International College to help the community. Free food and tea/coffee distribution for needy people on Barking High Street tomorrow (22/02/19) whole day.

Waltham Employability Day

Waltham Employability Day commencing on 15 February 2019

Training with Mr. Alfred Mensah, Programme Leader HN and Team on;

“Human Capital Expert”



Learning Trip to Houses of Parliament

HNC students' Learning Trip to Houses of Parliament on Wednesday (13.2.2019) All the students are doing unit 7 (Business Law), hence the proposed educational tour to Houses of Parliament will enable them to understand the processes involve in introducing new legislation in the country.



Let's Talk About It

Waltham International College is holding a conference "Let's Talk About It", with the collaboration of London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Limehouse, Safespace group and London Tigers will be the associate organisations on this event. A day has been dedicated to the students where they can have some awareness about safeguarding and share their opinions about extremism and exploitation. Purpose of the event is to make students aware of how to play a role in creating a safe and inclusive community. Open to all students.

Special thanks to teachers and End of Course celebrations in WIC

Happy Diwali.. best wishes from Waltham International College

Halloween Dress up Day

Waltham International College has been bestowed with the “Award of Appreciation” by Thurrock Councillors for their continuous services to their local community.

Waltham International College HNC learners’ trip to
"The museum of brands."

Waltham International College HNC learners' trip to "The museum of brands." Learners experienced their Learning in a non conventional way with an exposure to the real life changes in the world of marketing. Thank you to the attendees for the first one of many more to come.

Matrix accreditation

WIC is proud to announce that it has achieved accreditation for meeting the Matrix Standard. The Matrix standard is a unique and internationally recognised quality framework that measures and assesses the delivery of Information, Advice and/or Guidance (IAG) services that supports people in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

WIC Open Day

It was a real joy to see people from different backgrounds coming to Waltham International College’s Open Day today and to explore the opportunities for their future. Admissions week has kicked off today. We will be recruiting until 12th March for April 2018 intake.

WIC Open Day

WIC Open Day - Saturday 3 March 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Please click here or scan the QR Code to view the event on facebook.


News

1st February 2018– WIC has launched the New website with New Domain. www.walthamintcollege.ac.uk
Welcome to our new website.

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25th Jan 2018– Our DET learners selected their “Student Representative”. We wish Violeta Grigoras good luck for this role. Our team will always be there to support our learners.

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Nov 2017 Enrolling for Diploma in Education and Training Level 5 now for Jan 2018 start.

News

Dec 2017 WIC arranged a Christmas party for the staff members. It provided an opportunity to the team to develop a close bonding and understanding within.

News

Apprenticeship trainings are available at L3 & L4 in Management and Business Administration.

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Waltham International College is recruiting now for Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Apply to pursue your new rewarding career in Teaching.

Event

10th Jan 2018 Induction Day was held for Level 5 DET Learners who are starting their course from Jan 2018