Each of our centres has a fully equipped computer suite, including secure browser facilities to allow students to sit their online examinations at College, avoiding the need for them to travel to an external examination centre.
Clinical skills suites
Each of our centres has a dedicated Clinical Skills Suite where students can practise their practical skills in areas such as anaesthesia, theatre practice, laboratory work and radiography.
Our Huntingdon centre’s Clinical Skills Suite is used by City & Guilds as an exam centre for the veterinary nursing practical OSCE examinations in the Eastern region.
There are libraries at each of our centres which provide access to hard copy books and quiet study facilities. However, an extensive collection of books are now available on our online eLibrary with new titles being added each month. eBooks can either be read online or downloaded for certain time period allowing access to books at home, at work, at college and on the move!
Dog grooming salon
There are state-of-the-art dog grooming salons at our Huntingdon, Wigan and Leeds centre which are run as dog grooming businesses in their own right. This allows students who are studying their City & Guilds Dog Grooming qualifications the ability to train in a real life setting.
All centres have free WiFi access. Please ask for log in details at reception.
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an online system providing teaching and learning in a virtual, educational setting. It is designed to support the lecturer’s classroom teaching as well as provide courses that are completely based online from enrolment through to assessment and certification.
As a student, you will be given a unique ID number and use a password to log into the system. You can then access your own course as well as any additional learning support. You will be able to view our resources on your mobile phone, at home or wherever you choose to complete your college work.
The use of digital copies of course materials has enabled the College to considerably reduce its paper and ink consumption.
Each of our centres have a supply of netbooks which students are able to use whilst in the classroom (subject to availability). This allows for notes to be taken electronically, as well access to learning material on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Learning without limits
Responding to recent learner and employer feedback, which indicated that some routine job roles within the sector did not have opportunities to utilise the resource of the Internet and the use of common place Information Technology (IT) systems and software, the College set up its ‘Learning without Limits’ learner project under a capital funding grant from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
The grant has allowed the College to provide free use of IT learner packs such as notepads, dongles, electronic writing pads and access to a wider range of online learning materials supported by improved IT infrastructure and state of the art systems.
Each of our centres has free car parking available but this is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. If you require a disabled parking space, we advise that you contact us the day before you are due to attend college and we can ensure a suitable space is reserved for you.
The college’s alumni association, CAW Connect, is a social networking website and education hub which gives our alumni the opportunity to connect with each other, enjoy industry discounts, make use of exclusive content, find new career opportunities and keep up-to-date with the latest industry news.