Posted on Fri, June 16, 2017

Forest Biz

Forest Biz is Epping Forest College’s new business development unit. Its aim is to provide whatever business and communities need, in terms of skills development, at a time, place and format to suit the customer. To give you an idea of what this new unit has to offer, Forest Biz will be providing a summer programme of courses and...read more
Posted on Thu, August 17, 2017

Epping Forest College celebrates record A–Level results.

Epping Forest College celebrates record A–Level results. Epping Forest College is delighted to be celebrating outstanding A-Level Results for its Students that sat their examinations this summer. Many of our learners will also receive the results of their Level 3 vocational and technical qualifications too, marking a record pass rate for the College. The College has achieved a 100% pass rate on 13 of the 14 subjects offered at A–Level....read more
Posted on Thu, August 10, 2017

EFC students’ on-set experience in making of UK feature film ‘Dangerous Game’

​EFC Level 3 Media students have involved in the production of UK feature film ‘ Dangerous Game’ produced by Calum Best who also starred as the main character of the film. Students had an on-set work experience at the filming location set here at Epping Forest College during August 2016 and July 2017. Students took part in sound recording, working as runners and as...read more
Posted on Mon, July 10, 2017

Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True

Additional Learning Support Team and the learners at EFC

The work of the additional learning support (ALS) team in Epping Forest College “They are all heroes – every one of them” Epping Forest College’s ALS Team is truly a life support system in flesh and blood for the region’s learners with special educational and social needs. Each year the team of four co-ordinators led by a manager and...read more
Posted on Thu, July 06, 2017

EFC Music students share the work with East Durham College

Today, Epping Forest College Music department is delighted to welcome music students from East Durham College Music Department to EFC Music. This visit is the start of an ongoing link between our two institutions aimed at widening the outlook of our students and sharing the amazing work that we produce respectively with each other. In 2017/18 Epping Forest College Music studens...read more
Posted on Wed, June 28, 2017

EFC students participated in a collaborative Community Art project

EFC students participated in a collaborative Community Art project

Jeffry Siquencia, Year 2 Art and Design

EFC students participated in a collaborative Community Art project with Poet Keely Mille and Jeff Winter Path Unseen is an Art Project produced with in-depth collaboration between artists and the communities in Epping Forest district. The project supported the poet Keely Mills and illustrator Jeff Winter to collaborate in an exhibition where the illustrator painted the inspired images from the...read more
Posted on Fri, June 09, 2017

A Voice for Daniel Geggus

A Voice for Daniel Geggus Daniel was born with severe cerebral palsy, which has left him with an inability to use his limbs or speak. That is until just a week ago when he received a text to speech communication device which enables him to communicate ‘vocally’. Daniel’s device uses symbols and simple language for understanding by him. To enable it, he selects the...read more
Posted on Fri, June 02, 2017

Creative Summer Festival 2017

Creative Summer Festival 2017 Creative Summer Festival will be held from Monday 19 June to Friday 23 June 2017 showcasing the work of Art and Design, Perfromaing Arts and Media students. Festival Programme MONDAY 19TH JUNE Level 2 and Level 3 Year 1 Performing Arts ‘Spotlight’ an evening of Musical Theatre 7pm in the Theatre TUESDAY 20TH JUNE Level 3 Year 2 Performing Arts Final performance ‘Check Please’ a comedy short by...read more
Posted on Fri, May 26, 2017

Tourism and Aviation students’ work placements

Tourism and Aviation students’ work placements ​The Tourism and Aviation students completed their work placements last week and what a successful experience it was for all of them. The placements were in Thomas Cook, Premier Inn, The London Stadium and Chigwell Tours and various other industry based businesses. All students were very positive about their placements and came back with great stories to tell of their...read more
Posted on Fri, May 26, 2017

EFC Sport students’ work experience at the British Basketball League (BBL) finals.

EFC Sport students’ work experience at the British Basketball League (BBL) finals.

Photo: (back)Ezekiel Bodkin, Marc Aikpinnou, Emmanuel Roach, (front) Nathan McLeod, Monique Benjamin, Aliyah Grey-Allison

​The British Basketball League (BBL) finals were held at the O2 Arena last weekend; with Epping Forest College students from our London Lions Basketball programme being employed to carried out courtside duties and help organize the event. Find out about our London Lions Basketball programme London Lions Education & Basketball Development Programme: Level 2 London Lions Education & Basketball Development Programme:...read more
Posted on Fri, May 26, 2017

Students take their studies to new heights

Students take their studies to new heights Students studying the Level 2 Air Cabin Crew and Level 3 Aviation Operations courses at Epping Forest College took their studies to new heights when they visited Madrid. The visit benefited the Air Cabin Crew students who discussed the role of Air Cabin Crew with the Easyjet Crew and observed how they performed the safety demonstration, conducted the in-flight service and carried...read more
Posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

Epping Forest College student wins film competition

Epping Forest College student wins film competition An Epping Forest College student has won a national film-making competition and in doing so has landed himself a crew role in a feature film. Deividas Balciunas, 18, from Buckhurst Hill - a second year Level 3 Creative Media Production student - wowed the judges with a short music video he had produced as part of his coursework. The MMBF Amar Adatia...read more
Posted on Tue, May 16, 2017

​Loughton Art Trail at Epping Forest College

We are pleased to announce that Epping Forest College is hosting an Art exhibition of local artists as part of the Loughton Art Trail. The recent work of the local artists Ruth Dronsfield and Jean Matthews are showcased between 15th May to 20th May, 10am-4pm in the pop-up gallery, the Ground floor of the College main building. Ruth Dronsfield...read more
Posted on Wed, May 10, 2017

​An EFC student has been shortlisted for the national BTEC Sport Student of the Year

​An EFC student has been shortlisted for the national BTEC Sport Student of the Year ​An Epping Forest College student has been shortlisted for the national BTEC Sport Student of the Year. Ellis Steward, 18, a former Davenant Foundation School student from Buckhurst Hill, is studying the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science. Lee Adams, Interim Learning Leader for Sport, Travel and Tourism and Public Services at Epping Forest College, said: “The fact...read more
Posted on Fri, May 05, 2017

Shaping The College Campus; Construction students create a new pathway

Shaping The College Campus; Construction students create a new pathway

Level 1 Construction Students-Sidney Arnaldo and Jake Rawlings

Construction students created a new pathway on the College Campus Garden. Sydney and Jake (Level 1 Construction Multi Skills) have completed the project after two days of hard work. The Path leads across the lawn in front of the Estate Office for deliveries coming in to the College. photo from left; Course tutor-Nick Smith, Level 1 Construction Students-Sidney Arnaldo and Jake Rawlings ...read more
Posted on Thu, May 04, 2017

Severely disabled student given a ‘voice’ for the first time

Severely disabled student given a ‘voice’ for the first time ​He may not be able to talk, feed himself and dress himself - or use his arms and legs - but that does not stop Mark Stratton from being a successful student at Epping Forest College. Mark, who has severe cerebral palsy, uses an electronic communication ‘text to speech’ device to communicate. During his many years as a student at...read more
Posted on Tue, May 02, 2017

EFC Tourism and Aviation students’ progression to the industry

EFC Tourism and Aviation students’ progression to the industry

Isabel Kuluris and Diana Stedall

The Tourism and Aviation department are pleased to announce that 2 of the 4 students that went to Stansted during the Easter Holidays have been offered jobs to work with Swissport on completion of their course in June. Isabel Kuluris and Diana Stedall both level 3 Aviation operation students completed their assessment day which included a literacy and numeracy test followed by an...read more
Posted on Mon, May 01, 2017

Epping Forest College achieves MATRIX accreditation

Epping Forest College achieves MATRIX accreditation Epping Forest College has achieved its three-year Full Matrix Accreditation for its Student Support Services and Learning Lounge Information, Advice and Guidance services. Th M​atrix s​tandard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals. College principal...read more
Posted on Fri, April 28, 2017

Epping Forest College supports Football Shirt Friday

Epping Forest College supports Football Shirt Friday ​Staff and students at Epping Forest College raised £200 when they supported Football Shirt Friday in support of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. Friday’s event was held during bowel cancer awareness month and followed the Join Team Believe initiative. Managers including college principal Saboohi Famili wore football shirts to raise awareness of the disease while also remembering...read more
Posted on Wed, April 26, 2017

An Art and Design student urges his peers to vote in snap general election

An Art and Design student urges his peers to vote in snap general election Zac Grego, an Art and Design student and a student ambassador at Epping Forest College, is urging his peers to vote in a “crucial” snap general election. The 18-year-old studied politics at A Level before going to the college. He is “passionate” about current affairs, and has started a website to inform other students. Click here for Guardian’s website...read more
Posted on Mon, April 24, 2017

College launches ‘Fruity Friday’

College launches ‘Fruity Friday’ Epping Forest College has introduced ‘Fruity Friday’​ which offers a free piece of fruit to students and staff​.​- another strand to the college’s Healthy Body Healthy Mind initiative. College principal Saboohi Famili said: “It’s very important to us to ensure we look after our staff and students. “We have been able forge links with a local fruit...read more
Posted on Mon, April 24, 2017

Epping Forest College students join forces to build ‘real’ house

Epping Forest College students join forces to build ‘real’ house Every aspect of housebuilding is being covered in a new construction project launched at Epping Forest College. The House project is a cross-curriculum, department-wide initiative which will see students using the knowledge gained in the classroom into practice in a live building development. Tutor Peter Newton said: “The Electrical Installation Level 1 learners are the main contractors and we will be...read more
Posted on Fri, April 21, 2017

Epping Forest College students attend Hate Crime Ambassador training

Epping Forest College students attend Hate Crime Ambassador training Student Union representatives & Peer Mentors of Epping Forest College attended the HATE CRIME Ambassador training on 19th April provided by Essex Police. The purpose of the training was to identify and support victims of Hate crime by giving the participant knowledge of what Hate crime is, different areas of Hate Crime, and support available throughout Epping Forest. Participants received...read more
Posted on Fri, April 21, 2017

Students build college entrance wall

Students build college entrance wall Two students at Epping Forest College have built a wall - featuring the letters EFC - at the entrance to the Loughton college. First Year students Jovan Gaisie and Jonathan Migan, who are studying for a Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork, started at the college last September. The students took three days to complete the project. Bricklaying lecturer Nik Smith said: ...read more
Posted on Thu, April 20, 2017

Coping with exam stress

Making it through revision There’s no right or wrong way to revise for your exams- everyone has their own methods and style. If you are stuck for inspiration, here are some ideas Use practical memory aids like flash cards, mind maps, infographics and videos, as well as reading and writing Schedule plenty of breaks – take a walk, listen to...read more
Posted on Mon, April 17, 2017

College staff praised for turnaround efforts

College staff praised for turnaround efforts The efforts of staff in transforming Epping Forest College following a critical Ofsted inspection have been highlighted following a visit from the Education and Training Foundation. A report praises the contribution being made by staff and highlights the “huge amount of goodwill and energy” being given by staff to turn the situation around. The report adds a staged approach for...read more
Posted on Mon, March 27, 2017

Students get a taste of the Big Apple

Students get a taste of the Big Apple Thirty-seven students at Epping Forest College have returned from a five-day trip to New York. The Tourism and Aviation and Business Studies students visited the Rockefeller Centre, the Empire State Building, the Museum of Art, and Statue of Liberty as well as the 9/11 memorial and museum. The trip also featured a fun night bowling and a last night meal at...read more
Posted on Mon, March 27, 2017

Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing “most impressed” with Epping Forest College plans

Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing “most impressed” with Epping Forest College plans (left to right) Chairman of the Board of Governors at Epping Forest College Gagan Mohindra, county councillor Valerie Metcalfe, Epping Forest College Principal Saboohi Famili, Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing and Deputy Principal Phil Hall Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing is “most impressed” with the plans in place for Epping Forest College. Mrs Laing was given a tour of the...read more
Posted on Thu, March 23, 2017

Drug Awareness Week at Epping Forest College

Drug Awareness Week at Epping Forest College Epping Forest College will run a Drug Awareness campaign throughout the week. As part of the campaign, EFC will hold Drug and Alcohol Awareness events across the College. One Drug Alert workshop organized by the youth workers at Epping Forest College took place in the Street, where students learned to recognize types of drugs and considered the harm they can...read more
Posted on Wed, March 22, 2017

Epping Forest College Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

Epping Forest College Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day Epping Forest College celebrates the 12th World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday 21st March. Epping Forest College’s Preparation for Life and Work students sold raffle tickets and cakes to raise funds and awareness across the College. PLW Tutor, Neil Weerdmeester, said: “Thanks to all staff and students who helped raise awareness and contribute to International Down Syndrome day. Three...read more
Posted on Wed, March 22, 2017

Art and Design Students’ Built Environment Trip to The Prince of Wales Foundation

Art and Design Students’ Built Environment Trip to The Prince of Wales Foundation On Friday the 20th of January Art and Design students visited The Prince of Wales Foundation for the Built Environment and INTBAU (the International Network for Traditional Building And Urbanism). The students attended a talk on the subject of sustainability in architecture from the architects who work at the Foundation before going on a walking tour of nearby Shoreditch to...read more
Posted on Mon, March 20, 2017

Creating Future Entrepreneurs

Creating Future Entrepreneurs The Unloc Enterprise Academy visited Epping Forest College on Monday 17th March 2017. This was second time round to work with Epping Forest College students delivering educational business programmes to help students strengthen their business visions and entrepreneurship. Over 75 students participated in these fast paced, enthusiastic and interactive workshops, which consisted of master classes, branding and marketing to business vision and...read more
Posted on Fri, March 17, 2017

EFC celebrates St Patrick ’s Day

EFC celebrates St Patrick ’s Day Today the college celebrates St Patrick ’s Day, the day of celebration for the patron Saint of Ireland. Many of our staff and students enjoyed lively Irish music as they entered the college today with many dressed up in Irish flag colours. The college prides itself in being an inclusive and diverse organisation. Saboohi Famili, Principal of Epping Forest College...read more
Posted on Fri, March 17, 2017

Healthy Body Healthy Mind: Fruity Friday at EFC

Healthy Body Healthy Mind: Fruity Friday at EFC Epping Forest College introduces another strand of activities to its Healthy Body Healthy Mind initiative. Fruity Friday brings a chance for staff and students to grab a piece of free fruit as they see the week to the end. Saboohi Famili, Principal of Epping Forest College said: “It’s very important to us to ensure we look after our staff...read more
Posted on Wed, March 15, 2017

Smart Places Business Seminar at Epping Forest College

Smart Places Business Seminar at Epping Forest College Epping Forest College is delighted to be hosting the Smart Places Business Seminar on 15 March 2016. A diverse range of public and private businesses attend this seminar, organised by One Epping Forest. EFC is keen to provide a platform for businesses to share their skills, educational needs and aspirations for future development. This seminar focuses on digital connectivity and it’s...read more
Posted on Wed, March 15, 2017

EFC celebrates Holi

EFC celebrates Holi Epping Forest College celebrated Holi festival, a beautiful Indian tradition of marking the coming of Spring, on Wednesday 15th of March in the field opposite to the College main building. Being built on the spirit of joy and happiness of Holi, the EFC Colour Run event was organized by the Youth Workers and students. Prior to the Colour Run, EFC...read more
Posted on Mon, March 13, 2017

Level 3 Theatrical and Media Makeup students at Shepperton Studio

Level 3 Theatrical and Media Makeup students at Shepperton Studio Epping Forest College students who studies L3 Theatrical and Media makeup programme visited Shepperton studios on Friday 27th January as part of their work experience programme. Students received training from make-up artists in the industry and got to practice their SFX skills in a professional environment. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience. photo: Students checking the result on screen using studio...read more
Posted on Fri, March 10, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Education and Football Development Programme

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Education and Football Development Programme The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation groups* had an axciting trip to the Spurs Training Ground this week. Students got the chance to train in the state of the art facilities and rub shoulders with first team players and coaching staff. *find out more about the course: Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Education and Football Development Programme photo gallery: Tottenham Hotspur Foundation training ground ...read more
Posted on Wed, March 08, 2017

Enterprise Day at Epping Forest College

Enterprise Day at Epping Forest College The Unloc Enterprise Academy visited Epping Forest College on Monday 6th March 2017 to work with students delivering educational business programmes to help students strengthen their business visions and entrepreneurship. Over 75 students participated in these fast paced, enthusiastic and interactive workshops, which consisted of master classes, branding and marketing to business vision and mission. Students also worked with Unloc Enterprise Academy...read more
Posted on Mon, March 06, 2017

Putting Learning into Practice

Putting Learning into Practice Construction students who have enrolled in January 2017 studying Level 1 Construction Skills, have been learning about Concrete and Setting Out; and they had an opportunity to put the both into practice working on a project that build fencing around the front of the College. The student’s work shows a professional result. See the finished work in front of Epping Forest...read more
Posted on Fri, February 10, 2017

Built to the Industry Standard

Built to the Industry Standard Level 2 Bricklaying students, Kristian Tomas and Jo Clark, have turned their learning into earning this week building a garden office for a property developer in South London. “The boys working for a builder that had employed Kristian before, after he advertised himself on Gumtree as a trainee bricky, are getting up at 5.00am to take 3 trains to be on site...read more
Posted on Thu, February 09, 2017

Safe Internet Day 2017 – Be the Change; Unite for a Better Internet

Safe Internet Day 2017 – Be the Change; Unite for a Better Internet Safe Internet Day 2017 was celebrated on Tuesday 7th February at EFC. It is an annual event, which raises awareness of good online practice with the purpose of empowering learners to be creative, confident and resilient using online and digital technology. This year at EFC, we focused on two key stages during the event: Creativity of Digital Technology was featured and...read more
Posted on Tue, February 07, 2017

Sign2Sing Event at EFC

The raffle was drawn just after Sign2sing performance. “Our students raised £ 202.10 in total from sales of raffle tickets and fundraising during their sign2sing signed song event. This will be donated to the SignHealth charity. A big thank you once again for all of your support and generosity.“ Watch the performance ‘ Sign2Sing 2017 at EFC’ &amp...read more
Posted on Tue, February 07, 2017

Talk to the expert; get your questions answered!

Talk to the expert; get your questions answered! Level 3 Travel & Tourism groups had a talk session with a guest speaker who has been working as a holiday representative abroad for over 20 years. “Both Level 3 Travel & Tourism groups were lucky enough to have Sandra Lacey in college today. Sandra is working in Turkey now managing a children’s club in one of the biggest all inclusive resorts...read more
Posted on Tue, February 07, 2017

Parent/Carer Consultation Evening

Thursday 9th March 2017* * Not all courses will be reviewed on this date. Please refer to the letter sent to you or contact your tutor.
Posted on Thu, February 02, 2017

Careers Fest 26th January 2017

Careers Fest, an event to discover Training and Employment Opportunities for Learners, took place on the evening of 26th January 2017 at The Street, situated in Ground Floor of Epping Forest College. Despite the travel disruption of tube strike on Central line, the event was a great success attracting over a thousand visitors who came along to discover careers pathways, course...read more
Posted on Fri, January 27, 2017

Level 3 Theatrical Makeup training at Shepperton Studios

Level 3 Theatrical Makeup training at Shepperton Studios Level 3 Theatrical Makeup training at Shepperton Studios Level 3 Theatrical makeup students studying special effects went on a training on 27th January 2017 with film make-up artist Catrin Thomas at BrushStrokes in Shepperton Studios. It is where they are currently filming the new Mary Poppins Movie. Photos from the training features some valuable make-up demonstrations and on the job tips for creating...read more
Posted on Thu, January 26, 2017

The Epping Forest College MAD Digital Challenge Competition Dragons’ Den Event

The Epping Forest College MAD Digital Challenge Competition Dragons’ Den Event The Dragons with shortlisted candidates After much deliberation, the winner of the MAD Digital Challenge of 2017 went to Zac Grego’s ‘Interactive Information’ and Brad Forsyth’s ‘App to the Future’ as joint winners with the Judges seeing how the two ideas could be successfully combined. Saboohi Famili, CEO and The Principal of Epping Forest College, congratulated all the participants: ...read more
Posted on Wed, January 25, 2017

A former EFC student needs your donation for a humanitarian cause

A former EFC student needs your donation for a humanitarian cause A former EFC student needs your donation for a humanitarian cause. Sofia Caley who now studies at Bath Spa University, will undertake a sponsored climb up to the Kilimanjaro in August 2017 to raise money for water and sanitation projects in Kenya. This August, for a wonderful charity called Dig Deep - who supply water to the areas of Kenya which...read more
Posted on Thu, January 19, 2017

Careers Fair 2017 Training & Employment Opportunities for EFC Learners

Careers Fair 2017 Training & Employment Opportunities for EFC Learners Careers Fest; Training and Employment Opportunities for EFC Learners Thursday 26th January from 3 p.m. Venue: The Street Come and explore training and/or employment opportunities in planning your progression. Between 45 – 50 employers and training providers will be present and you will have quality time to engage with representatives from a range of industries. Further information available from your class teachers....read more
Posted on Wed, January 18, 2017

British Junior Open Squash finalist Elise Lazarus talks about what it is like studying at EFC

British Junior Open Squash finalist Elise Lazarus talks about what it is like studying at Epping Forest College, her career highlights and future opportunities as a Professional Squash Player and as a qualified Personal Trainer. Elise is funded by West Hatch High School and is currently studying Level 2 Sport and Fitness Training at Epping Forest College. Elise with the Mayor...read more
Posted on Fri, January 13, 2017

EFC Charity Fundraising Event for Haven House

EFC Charity Fundraising Event for Haven House A charity fundraising event organized by Health and Social Care department On 16th January 2017 staff and students were invited to participate in this event by wearing pajamas or onesie to the College and donate £1 for Haven House charity. Donations were collected by theLevel 3 Health and Social Care year 1 students, who were in pyjamas and onesies collecting donations across the college...read more
Posted on Thu, January 12, 2017

Friday 13 January: We are OPEN as usual

Friday 13 January 2017: All classes running as usual. Please check this page regularly for any delays or changes to your classes.
Posted on Thu, January 05, 2017

EFC M.A.D Digital Challenge

EFC M.A.D Digital Challenge At Epping Forest College we are committed to driving digital literacy, learning and teaching forward and developing a highly skilled, innovative, entrepreneurial and motivated staff and student cohort and believe in building lifelong skills such as problem solving, creativity, communication and teamwork. The EFC MAD Digital Challenge opens for all students and staff at EFC to submit ideas for using...read more
Posted on Thu, December 22, 2016

Peace and Kind Wishes for the New Year

Peace and Kind Wishes for the New Year ​As we approach the festive holidays, I would like us to pause and reflect on the spirit of Christmas. For me as a non-Christian who celebrates the festivities in respect of the occasion rather than as a religious festival, Christmas is a time to renew our commitment to peace and kindness; peace and kindness in our personal lives, in our...read more
Posted on Thu, December 15, 2016

Travel & Tourism News

The Level 2 Air Cabin Crew students went to Monarch Airlines training centre where the spent the day in the practical training facilities at Luton to completing SEP (Safety and Emergency procedures training) Some of the activities they took part in where: Door/exit opening/closing arming and disarming, emergency operation with power assist and power assist fail Practical firefighting scenarios...read more
Posted on Tue, December 06, 2016

EFC MAD Digital Challenge

EFC MAD Digital Challenge Do you have an idea using technology that could improve the learning and teaching experience for students or staff at EFC? If so, we’d like to hear from you! For your chance of winning you can submit your ideas as a team or by yourself all you have to do is film a short presentation and give a write-up...read more
Posted on Fri, December 02, 2016

Travel & Tourism groups’ visit to London tourist attractions

Travel & Tourism groups’ visit to London tourist attractions The Level 3 year 1 & year 2 Travel & Tourism groups travelled to London. The students enjoyed a packed day visiting 3 attractions as part of their current unit they are studying UK visitor attractions. They started on the Southbank picking up the Duck Tour, then after lunch they got on The Thames Clipper and travelled down the Thames to Greenwich where they...read more
Posted on Mon, November 21, 2016

Design Your Future

Design Your Future

from left to right; Novena panayotova, Aimee Blakely, Ross heard and Danielle Townsend

A good day spent at the Excel Centre at the annual UCAS event on Tuesday 15th November 2016. Foundation and Year 2 Art and Photography students were able to meet tutors and student ambassadors from over 100 universities to get information to help with progression units and university choices and find out about open days. A very valuable and informative trip Find out...read more
Posted on Mon, November 14, 2016

WHY CHOOSE EFC

Level 3 Art and Design student, Zac Grego, tells us why he would recommend other learners to choose EFC for their future. Q. How do you feel about studying at EFC so far and how you feel differently, compared to your sixth form college experience? “This isn’t just a provider of education for me, this is somewhere I can express...read more
Posted on Sat, November 12, 2016

​Jake’s Learning Journey at EFC

Jake Forecast who studies Early Years Educator Level 3 Year 1, talks to us about his learning journey so far: Q: How has it been studying at EFC My Department has always encouraged me on various ways to improve the College and to make my Department better as a student representative. Firstly, we have a monthly Student Representative meeting in order to...read more
Posted on Fri, November 11, 2016

​Think kindness and get Free Hugs!

​Think kindness and get Free Hugs! Principal Saboohi Famili and the Senior Management team held a Free Hug event on Friday 11th November, as part of EFC’s ongoing Kindness initiative campaign. CEO and Principal Saboohi Famili and Management staff, dressed in Free-Hug T-shirts, welcomed staff and students at the Foyer and offered Free Hugs accompanied by relaxing piano music played by EFC staff, Oana and...read more
Posted on Fri, November 11, 2016

Remembrance day at EFC

Remembrance day at EFC COLLEGE STUDENTS TURN UP IN RECORD NUMBERS TO RESPECT REMEMBRANCE DAY Record numbers of students and staff attended the college annual remembrance event this Friday 11th November. In a packed foyer and entrance area, hundreds of Epping Forest College students and staff observed the two minutes of silence. Part of the ceremony included newly elected College President Samuel Weeks reading...read more
Posted on Wed, November 09, 2016

Level 3 Tourism & Aviation students’ visit to the World Travel Market

Level 3 Tourism & Aviation students’ visit to the World Travel Market ​Simone Butler and Faith from One Stop accompanied the Level 3 Tourism & Aviation students to visit the World Travel Market today, 9 November 2016. This a yearly exhibition held at Excel Exhibition Centre in London where the world meets to showcase and network in Travel and Tourism. Pictures showing students at the event.
Posted on Wed, November 09, 2016

Career Opportunities for Level 3 CILEx Legal Secretarial Students

Career Opportunities for Level 3 CILEx Legal Secretarial Students On Tuesday 8 November, the Level 3 CILEx Legal Secretarial students were visited by Linklaters LLP (magic circle, top 5 firm). Students were informed about the firm’s career opportunities and encouraged to apply for their in-house training scheme once their course has finished. The Linklaters staff were very impressed; quote from Deon Donald, Secretarial Services Manager at Linklaters, ‘That was the best...read more
Posted on Fri, November 04, 2016

A huge well done to AAT learners with 100% attendance

AAT learners A huge well done to the following AAT learners with 100% attendance during September: Max Wildgoose Zac Cannon Catalin Volcov Gabriel Connolly Adrianna Kincses Thea Cann Veronica Alfano Please find below comments from the students on this half-term so far: “We are really enjoying the lessons and the tutors are really helpful” – Gabriel “I am looking forward to a...read more
Posted on Fri, November 04, 2016

Fireworks Spectacular at Epping Forest College

Fireworks Spectacular at Epping Forest College Fireworks Spectacular at Epping Forest College, right at the heart of the community. Debden, Loughton and Epping Forest residents came along and enjoyed this FREE event organized by Epping Forest College. The event, which took place on Lucton’s Field, opposite the College, provided with food stalls serving hot food and drink at College’s Street Food Market and was...read more
Posted on Wed, November 02, 2016

Kindness Month at Epping Forest College

Kindness Month at Epping Forest College Did you know that Kindness is directly linked to happiness and health? During the month of November, staff and students are taking part in the College’s #BelieveInKindness initiative. Staff and students are encouraged to get involved in #BelieveInKindness by doing something nice for someone else as an act of kindness. They then leave a Card to encourage that person...read more
Posted on Fri, October 21, 2016

Mitchell’s Learning Journey at EFC

Mitchell Strong who’s been studying Level 1 Plumbing to Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2 programme, talked with his tutor, Ahmet Djafer, about how his learning journey has been so far at Epping Forest College. Why did you enrol at EFC? It was a subject that I had not done before and it looked enjoyable and I knew that I could make a...read more
Posted on Thu, October 20, 2016

Job-Ready for Air Cabin Crew

The Level 2 Air Cabin Crew students went to Loughton Leisure Centre this week to be assessed on their swimming skills. Tutor Michael Owusu-Dartey said “It is a requirement for all Air Cabin Crew trainees to be able to swim 25 metres therefore, we must assess their skills to make sure when they complete the course they are job ready”. Those that...read more
Posted on Tue, October 18, 2016

Epping Forest College Celebrates Black History Month

Epping Forest College Celebrates Black History Month EFC BLACK HISTORY MONTH CARNIVAL A very successful carnival today in The Street, organized by EFC Youth Workers, Byron Smith & Abdul Samad. Thank you to everyone who was involved! Black History Month celebration runs throughout October Come see the displays showcasing the success of British black stories that will inspire you! Check out our range of relevant books and...read more
Posted on Fri, October 14, 2016

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC!

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC! A huge thank you to Oana for playing the piano in Reception over the last few weeks, it has been enjoyed by all staff and students who comes through the foyer and this morning, we gathered to show her our support by having a small presentation with music and flowers! Thank you to everyone who attended. Oana expresses her feeing...read more
Posted on Fri, October 14, 2016

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOUNDATION GIRLS

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOUNDATION GIRLS EFC Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Girls group took part in “Girls Football Week” at Tottenham’s training ground, EFC student Leah Coutts was interviewed for Sky Sports News alongside Karen Hills who heads the programme and is coaching the group. Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Education and Football Development Programme at EFC blends football development, coaching and playing, with a vocational study programme...read more
Posted on Thu, October 13, 2016

Opening of new Prayer and Quiet Room.

The new Prayer & Quiet Room at Epping Forest College is a space where both students and staff are welcome to practice their faith, meditate or take advantage of a quiet moment during college hours. On Wednesday 12th October, the Prayer and Quiet Room was opened and celebrated by its first guests. College staff and students attended and Loughton Town...read more
Posted on Mon, September 26, 2016

Parents’ Induction Evening at Epping Forest College

Parents’ Induction Evening at Epping Forest College THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2016 6.30pm: Arrival & Refreshments. 7.00pm: Welcome presentation from the Principal & Vice Principals. See the College and our state–of–the–art facilities. Meet the teachers and course leaders. See a demonstration of eTrackr. Have your questions answered. We look forward to meeting you. for more information please contact us on: (020) 8508 8311 | enquiry@efc.ac.uk @eppingforestcol /eppingforestcollege
Posted on Fri, August 19, 2016

EFC Celebrates more amazing A–Level results

The students at Epping Forest College celebrated an outstanding set of A–Level results on Thursday 18th August. The College are delighted with its overall A/S and A Level pass rate of 91%, an increase of 13% on last year and that all but one of its A–Level subjects achieved a 100% pass rate demonstrating the College’s continuous improvement and...read more
Posted on Tue, July 05, 2016

Tourism and Aviation students secure jobs with Swissport

Tourism and Aviation students secure jobs with Swissport

Featured in the photo: GEORGINA STUCHFIELD, LAUREN FINCH & FLYNN EDWARDS

The 2 tutors for the Tourism & Aviation department Simone Butler and Michael Owusu-Dartey stated “we are both thrilled to see our students develop into young adults over the 2 years of their course and leave with an excellent qualification and to go straight into employment “
Posted on Tue, July 05, 2016

Football legend, Ledley King, meets students at Epping Forest College

Football legend, Ledley King, meets students at Epping Forest College Ledley King presented Sports students at Epping Forest College with awards for their dedication and hard work through the year (23 June 2016). The programme were part of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Education and Football Development. Ledley king encourages young people in his interview “..Keep working, keep developing to give yourself the best opportunity” Listen: Ledley King interviewed by Jordan Dobson (Level 3...read more
Posted on Tue, May 31, 2016

Photography students’ work exhibited at the London Transport Museum

Photography students’ work exhibited at the London Transport Museum Students from EFC recently took part in a competition with the London Transport Museum and won the chance for their photos to be exhibited as part of the Museum’s Designology Event. Over the course of half term, Jammy Ray and Samantha Gregory shot photographs at designated London tube stations, including Baker Street, Angel and Canary Wharf and took part...read more
Posted on Tue, April 19, 2016

Epping Forest College wins the Best College & Group Display at Cake International

Epping Forest College wins the Best College & Group Display at Cake International Our Cake Decorating students have won the Best College & Group Display at Cake International. Students showcased their craft of sugar at Cake International (16-17 April, Alexandra Palace, London) alongside renowned industry experts and professional cake decorators and sugar crafters from across the word. Many Congratulations!
Posted on Mon, April 18, 2016

Tourism & Aviation educational visit to Rome: 12th-15th of April

Tourism & Aviation educational visit to Rome: 12th-15th of April

Tourism and Aviation educational visit in Rome

Our Tourism & Aviation, Air Cabin crew Level 2 students went on an educational visit to Rome. Students had busy days of cultural immersion visiting the Colleseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican City and other famous landmarks. Students got a chance to dine in fashionable Italian restaurants to enjoy pasta and pizza as well as other traditional foods. The students returned...read more
Posted on Fri, November 27, 2015

Industry Week for Performing Arts Students

Industry Week for Performing Arts Students Last month saw the return of Industry week in our Performing Arts department. The week provides students with the fantastic opportunity to discuss their work with professionals working within the performing arts industry. Performing Arts students welcomed Laura Jane Matthewson, who recently won the Evening Standard award for emerging talent within musical theatre. Laura trained at the Royal Academy of...read more
Posted on Fri, November 27, 2015

The London Lions Academy officially announced

The London Lions Academy officially announced

The EFC Lions with their official jerseys

Our EFC Lions Basketball students were introduced to over 3 thousand spectators at the Copper Box Arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. They received their official gold uniforms and announced as the London Lions Academy. The students joined a new Level 3 BTEC course launched in September and benefit from an elite standard of professional basketball coaching delivered by the London...read more
Posted on Thu, August 13, 2015

EFC Celebrates Fantastic A-Level Results!

EFC Celebrates Fantastic A-Level Results! Epping Forest College students celebrated an outstanding set of A Level results on Thursday 13th August. We were delighted that 16 our of A Level subjects achieved 100% success. Furthermore, 6 of these subjects achieved 100% A*- C grades which demonstrates the college’s continuous improvement in achieving high grades. Oba Adelaya (above left) was delighted with his grades of A*, A and...read more
Posted on Thu, August 13, 2015

GCSE Results Day!

GCSE Results Day! ​It’s GCSE results day on Thursday 20th August 2015 We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, but if you don’t get the grades you were hoping for, don’t worry! Come and talk to us! We’ll be here on results day and throughout the holiday to talk through your next steps. We will do everything we can...read more
Posted on Wed, July 08, 2015

Celebrating Creative Arts Week

Celebrating Creative Arts Week A wonderful celebration of students’ work across all creative and performing arts culminated in a week long Creative Arts Summer Festival at Epping Forest College. It was a thoughtful, inspiring and professional display of students’ achievement across all mediums. Students and staff put on professional presentations, converting their art workshops into an enormous gallery and using the 200-seater theatre to...read more
Posted on Thu, July 02, 2015

Community Fun Day 2015

Community Fun Day 2015 We welcomed children, parents and grandparents from our local community to spend a fun-filled day with us on Saturday (27th June). There was a great atmosphere; the sun shone and all came out to enjoy themselves. Sand-castles were built, Tottenham Hotspur coaches brought their goal for football practice, virtual reality games were played and tourists taken through air cabin crew...read more
Posted on Wed, June 17, 2015

EFC teams up with The London Lions

EFC teams up with The London Lions Epping Forest College is proud to announce a new partnership with The London Lions Basketball Club to provide a new Education and Basketball Development Programme. “We are delighted to be offering the only sports programme delivered in partnership with a professional basketball team in London – this is a unique opportunity for any aspiring basketball player, coach or sport professional” – Phil...read more
Posted on Tue, June 09, 2015

UAL Art & Design courses now at Epping Forest College

UAL Art & Design courses now at Epping Forest College Epping Forest College has been approved to teach the following UAL Awarding Body qualifications: Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma Art & Design Level 2 Diploma Art & Design UAL Awarding Body is the only specialist art, design and creative industries awarding organization in England. It is committed to improving the standards of art, design...read more
Posted on Tue, June 02, 2015

Performing Arts students show off their talents in Spain

Performing Arts students show off their talents in Spain Over 50 staff and students from Epping Forest College set off to Barcelona last month for a week’s educational visit. The students who are studying Performing Arts, Music, Dance and Drama at EFC combined rehearsal and performance of a site specific project on the theme of “home towns”. Our students performed a range of exciting, original music and song, dance...read more
Posted on Tue, May 19, 2015

The Learning Lounge celebrates World Book Night

The Learning Lounge celebrates World Book Night

World Book Night at EFC

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that took place on the 23rd April this year. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a...read more
Posted on Wed, April 15, 2015

Pro Actions business briefings this April

Pro Actions business briefings this April EFC is working with Pro Actions, a business improvement specialist, to offer business briefings and training courses to local businesses. The briefings are supported by Epping Forest District Council and The Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce. The briefings will give you helpful hints to use in your business, the opportunity to network with fellow professionals and the opportunity to see...read more
Posted on Wed, April 08, 2015

Mythical Creatures - A new exhibition at EFC

Mythical Creatures - A new exhibition at EFC Earth, Air, Water and Fire A touring exhibition produced by Epping Forest District Museum, funded by Arts Council England and curated by EFC Art & Design students, is opening at Epping Forest College. 14th April – 8th May 2015 at Epping Forest College From the dawn of human history, stories have been filled with tales of strange and mysterious beasts. Taking you...read more
Posted on Tue, March 24, 2015

Travel and Tourism students jet off to Barcelona!

Travel and Tourism students jet off to Barcelona!

Travel and Tourism staff & students

A group of 15 travel and tourism students from Epping Forest College took part in an educational visit to Barcelona from 9th – 12th March 2015. They were accompanied by 2 lecturers, Michael Owusu-Dartey and Simone Butler.This educational visit offered the students the opportunity to gather evidence fortheir assignments as well as enhance their knowledge of the travel industry,more in particular Barcelona...read more
Posted on Fri, March 13, 2015

New starts for Apprenticeship Week

New starts for Apprenticeship Week It’s National Apprenticeship Week and two students from Epping Forest College have started their Apprenticeships with PELC (Partnership of East London). Robert Heath and Mohammed Ahmed, both aged 17, were taken on to do their Level 2 IT and Telecoms and Business Administration apprenticeships respectively. They join Atlanta Mansfield, who has been working as an apprentice at PELC for six months. ...read more
Posted on Wed, February 11, 2015

EFC opens art studio at Eton Manor Nursery

EFC opens art studio at Eton Manor Nursery Epping Forest College’s Head of Art & Design, Rowan Hartfree-Pearce, proudly cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Eton Manor Day Nursery’s brand new Art Studio. Eton Manor Day Nursery and Preschool have launched a new art studio in a bid to introduce children to interactive learning. Rowan explained the benefits of Art: “All these skills developed...read more
Posted on Wed, January 07, 2015

Gym opening to the public.

Gym opening to the public. The EFC gym has excellent facilities. Members will benefit from a well- equipped cardiovascular area, with treadmills, bikes, rowing machines and cross trainers; a range of resistance machines and free weights to develop strength, tone and muscular endurance. Fully qualified staff will be on hand to offer help, support and personalised training advice. There is free on-site parking. Opening Times ...read more