Harrow – Professional, Digital & Creative Career Colleges

  1. Specialism

    Professional, Creative & Digital

  2. Contact Information

    Harrow College (Harrow on the Hill campus), Lowlands Road, Harrow, HA1 3AQ

    0208 909 6000

    [email protected]

    http://www.harrow.ac.uk/career-college

Harrow College is pleased to announce that it will open two new Career Colleges at its Harrow on the Hill campus in the brand new Enterprise Centre in September 2015.

Specialising in Professional Services and Creative & Digital Industries, the aim of our Career Colleges is to ensure students are both academically and practically prepared for work within technically and creatively driven industries.

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Central to both Career Colleges will be the development of enterprise skills to ensure that students are responding to the employment and business demands of the local community and across the whole of London. Students will be prepared for employment and Higher Education with Harrow College’s high-quality vocational courses designed with leading industry employers whilst continuing their study of English and Maths.

As a result of studying at Harrow College – Professional, Creative & Digital Career Colleges, students will:

  • Be exposed to a range of career opportunities that are available within Professional Services and Creative & Digital industries;
  • Be educated in a curriculum designed and developed with direct input and guidance from employers;
  • Gain an extensive understanding of careers and progression opportunities within the industry;
  • Achieve hands-on experience in the delivery of significant work-related projects;
  • Increase learning and job outcome potential resulting from the direct links with Higher Education and industry.

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The curriculum focus is to develop well–rounded and confident young people who are able to work to outstanding effect in a range of environments and with a cross-section of people. The close involvement of employers ensures that the curriculum is relevant to the labour market and students will acquire the specialist skills and knowledge they need to secure employment or set up their own business.

News and Updates

29/01/2016

Leading employers back Harrow College with UK’s first Business and Professional Services Career College

A group of leading employers joined former Education Secretary Lord Baker at Harrow College today, to officially launch two pioneering Career Colleges and its new Enterprise Centre.

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04/02/2016

Harrow Times | Building Successful Careers

Leading employers back Harrow College with the UK's first Business and Professional Services Career College.

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04/02/2016

The Sun | Digital In Demand

A new Digital Career College has opened at Harrow College to cope with the growing skills shortage

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04/02/2016

Studying at a Professional & Business Services Career College

Petronela Bahnean, 16 (Colindale)“I chose Career College because not only does this course teach key business skills, but we actually work directly with businesses and employers. The feedback we get is real life feedback. We recently did a Dragons Den style business pitch in front of business experts – experiences like this as well topics in the course such as ‘how to influence people’ are giving me a great insight into the world of work and my goal of doing a marketing degree at university”.

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04/02/2016

Studying at a Professional & Business Services Career College

Nirujan Kilington, 19 (Southall)“This course has already helped me choose my career path. We studied Human Resources earlier in the course and met employers from various sectors. This direct engagement with employers really motivated me. This course has given me lots of insight and knowledge into business. Learning about Customer Service was something I really enjoyed. I’m looking forward to progressing into year two of this course and then going on to do a Human Resources degree at university”.

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04/02/2016

Studying Digital & Creative Career Colleges

Narek Asirsians, 17 (Northwood, Middlesex)“The Career Colleges experience is totally different. Learning is very hands on and many of our projects involve direct interaction with employers and businesses. One of my favourite projects involved a panel of experts setting a business problem for us to solve. My team designed a virtual changing room which allows you to view clothes without needing to physically try them on. Feedback from the panel of business experts was brilliant. We have a trip to the BT offices coming soon which I am really looking forward to”.

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04/02/2016

Studying Digital & Creative Career Colleges

Evania Pereira, 16 (Wembley)“I really like it when employers come in and speak to us about careers and life in business. We also do many interactive activities which make the learning experience a lot more interesting. One of highlights this year has been a presentation I made to a panel of business employers. With the help of Career Colleges, I hope to go on to university to study Software Engineering”.

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04/02/2016

Studying Digital & Creative Career Colleges

Romi Patel, 19 (Pinner)“This course makes me feel special. It’s like a bridge between education and employment. As a result of the course, I already have direct contact with employers who I email for advice and who provide regular feedback. These connections have also helped me secure two projects to do outside of the course. One is to create a new FAQ web page for a leading communications company and the other is to design and develop a completely new website for a local recruitment company. This experience will be invaluable and is very exciting”.

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04/02/2016

Studying Digital & Creative Career Colleges

Leila Garrab, 16 (Wembley)“Digital and creative work has been a passion of mine for a long time and the Career College course has helped to strengthen this even further. Working with employers helps us to understand things from a business perspective. This type of learning experience keeps me motivated. Studying Career Colleges is helping me make my career plans which I hope lead to a university place studying Network Security”.

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04/02/2016

Studying Digital & Creative Career Colleges

Roche Andrew, 18 (Neasden)“This course encourages me to express my skills. We have lots of different opportunities including trips outside of college, business insight and working directly with employers. I’ve met a lot of employers already who gave us great career advice and tips such as how to write a strong CV. During a recent website design project, I received really good feedback from industry experts. I am learning a lot from Career College and hope to pursue my interest to one day work as a Computer Engineer for a large company like Sky or Apple”.

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04/02/2016

Studying Digital & Creative Career Colleges

Jordan Hack, 19 (Wembley)“Career Colleges has helped me build my confidence. I’ve had great feedback on my work from various business partners who have shown me what employers would look for. We’ve had trips and taken part in big events including a recent Expo which consisted of a business competition. My team created a t-shirt sales website. Although we finished in 2nd place, we got to interact with approximately 8 employers who each gave us advise and shared their opinions. I hope to study Web Development at university”.

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