2017 Summer Camp at the Inspire Centre

Monday 14 to Friday 8 August 2017 9am to 3pm daily
At The Inspire Centre, Calderdale college, Halifax

The 2017 Summer Camp is for boys and girls aged 4+ and is suitable for all levels & abilities – Both members and non-members welcome.

A full week at camp is costs £100 (individual day prices available on request and a discount is available for sibling bookings).

For more information/booking form please email Joleene at info@ruggerratz.co.uk

A 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid upon booking to secure your child’s place

Sports Camps Over Half Term

A number of events are being held at the Inspire Sports and Fitness Centre at Calderdale College over the half term holiday.

From Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June there will be a 4 day Mixed Sport Camp led by Damian Gibson – a professional coach and former Rugby League Player for Leeds Rhinos.

The sessions will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further details call 01422 399331 or visit www.inspire.calderdale.co.uk


Sports Camps Over Half Term From Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June also there will be a 4 day Football Camp led by qualified teaching staff and specialist coaches.

Again the sessions will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further details call 01422 399331 or visit www.inspire.calderdale.co.uk


The Rugby Camp is for 1 day only on Wednesday 31 May led by Halifax Rugby League Players.

The session will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further details call 01422 399331 or visit www.inspire.calderdale.co.uk

Play Touch Rugby at Calderdale College

Individuals and teams are welcome to join Calderdale Community Coaching Trust and get involved with Touch Rugby for just £2.50 per person.

Every Monday (Starting 8th May) – 6.30pm
At Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax HX1 3UZ

For further information contact project manager Chris Mitchell on 07947 827627.

Mid-semester exhibition at Calderdale College

Please join us for our mid-semester exhibition which features the creative, exciting and innovative work of the Two Year Art and Design Higher National Diploma, and the Top-Up Degree in Contemporary Art and Design Practice.

Open to the general public
Monday 6 February to Sunday 12 February

Private view
Tuesday 7 February – 5.30pm to 8pm

At the Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3UZ

If you have any enquiries email steadmin@calderdale.ac.uk or call 01422 357357

Budding hairdressers train to ‘know the risks’

Alcohol awareness trainingBudding hairdressers and beauticians have been taking part in training to help them give friendly advice to future customers, promoting healthy lifestyles.

As part of work done around Alcohol Awareness Week, Calderdale Council held briefings with students at Calderdale College to help them increase their knowledge of the effects of alcohol use and the impact it has on health… read more…

There are a number of services in Calderdale that can help if people want support or know someone who needs help, visit www.calderdaleinrecovery.com for information

To complete a self-assessment around alcohol consumption, visit www.drinkaware.co.uk

Talent Match in Calderdale for 18 to 24 year olds

Talent matchTalent Match is targeting young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.

The aim of the Talent Match Project is to engage with young people aged 18-24 who are long term unemployed and who require intensive support and coaching through a Key Worker approach in order to access a flexible and responsive pathway which will support them to get into, or closer to work.

Calderdale College are engaging with public and Voluntary Community Sector organisations in Calderdale to actively promote the Talent Match Project by chairing and facilitating meetings with the aim to create a mutual action plan with all colleagues who attend.

For further information or if you would like to attend these meetings please email abigailwy@calderdale.ac.uk or find out more about talent match atwww.fundingunit.org.uk/projects/talent-match

Calderdale College Workplace Learning Project gives boost to Economy

Over £795m Generated Back into the Economy thanks to Calderdale College’s Workplace Learning Project

Over 6,000 businesses and more than 29,000 employees across the North of England have accessed fully funded training thanks to Workplace Learning, creating significant benefits to the economy.

Results from an independent evaluation into the £35m project managed by Calderdale College, on behalf of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, revealed that training has exceeded employees’ expectations and their confidence in their ability to learn has improved considerably, confirming the project’s extensive success for employees and businesses alike.

Skill levels in the workplace have developed and the day to day running of the businesses has improved, and one of the most staggering findings show that for every £1 of funding claimed, £22 worth of economic contribution will be generated, higher than the national average amount.

Principal of Calderdale College John Rees, comments on the positive findings to come from the evaluation:

“The results of the evaluation show that Workplace Learning has been extremely well received by employers and employees. It highlights the continued importance of investing in skills and builds on the significant results we’ve achieved for the region and beyond over the last 10 years. I am delighted that Calderdale College and our partners were able to contribute to the significant results showcased in these reports.”

The feedback from employers has been overwhelmingly positive. One business that benefitted was Viable SEO, who accessed the funding through Enterprise Made Simple.

Helen Turley, Owner of Viable SEO commented: “The Going for Growth course I undertook has had quite a big impact on the business, primarily with my confidence but also internally within the business; it’s really helped the company thrive.”

Visit www.fundingunit.org.uk to access the full reports.

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