Andover College have discontinued the second year of a Construction course this week, leaving students without a viable alternative.
The course which students signed up to in 2014, was a one year course, which if passed would lead on to the second year provision that the college provided at the time. After taking exams in June 2015, students were told that the second year would not go ahead and were advised to find an apprenticeship.
One angry student’s mother told Andover & Villages, “My son is doing a woodwork/bench joinery course at Andover College and they have just finished their year 1 exams, and were told to go home.
“They were told there was no more college as they have laid off the lecturers and will not be offering the second year of the course as promised. The course participants have been told to look for an apprenticeship!!!”
The College’s Vice Principal Martin Simmons said, “It is extremely regrettable that the College has had to take the decision to discontinue the level 2 full time provision. The College will work with the small number of affected students to try and ensure a successful progression to a level 2 apprenticeship
“Our Apprenticeship Team already works with a significant number of business throughout Andover and the surrounding areas but if there are any employers currently looking to take on a construction Apprentices then please contact the team on 01264 360000”
If you know of anyone willing to take on students as apprentices, please contact Andover College on 01264 3600000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can pass your details on.
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