Cambridge Regional College

Student Union President and Level 3 Sports Studies student, Sophie Day from Cambridge Regional College invited Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, to attend the college for a forum with students and staff about the importance of fair funding for further education (FE).

Mr Zeichner, who recently referenced the region’s colleges during a parliamentary debate speech on FE funding, addressed a full room, fielding questions from both students and staff about the role of FE in local economies and college funding.  

Cambridge Regional College (CRC) has received high recognition for its work with Looked After Children, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Care Leavers; having been acknowledged as a Beacon Commended College for its innovative and appropriate wraparound support programme.

The AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK FE colleges. It is awarded by the Association of Colleges; the national representative body for further education, sixth form and specialist colleges. 

Christine Helme, Teaching and Learning Development Manager at Cambridge Regional College, is one of only a small number of teachers in the UK to have achieved Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) this year. 

Advanced Teacher Status is a widely respected accolade of advanced professionalism and mastery in further education and training. It is an advanced professional status that is conferred by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) through the Society for Education and Training (SET).

Cambridge Regional College has developed a unique training programme, the first of its kind in the UK, designed to empower apprentices to become coaches and mentors to fellow apprentices.