Ascent Autism Specialist College student gets a visit from a celebrated author

Fantasy author Wes. M Henshaw recently visited the Preloved Project in Newton-le-Willows to discuss his new book with students from Ascent Autism Specialist College. The distinguished author met with Ascent Autism Specialist College student; Courtney, a self-proclaimed bookworm. Courtney received a signed copy of Wes’s upcoming novel and was placed on

Further education providers to benefit from £165 million fund

The government has announced that local communities across the country are set to benefit from a share of £165 million to transform skills training in their area and help get more people into jobs closer to home. Further education providers are invited to apply for cash from the ‘Local Skills Improvement Fund’

Ascent Autism Specialist College announces new brand identity

Ascent Autism Specialist College (AASC), formerly LEAP Specialist College, officially announced its new brand identity last week.  Students across both provisions received memorabilia mugs that were branded with the new name and logo; designed and produced by Ascent students at the college’s in-house print shop.  The print shop is one of the

North West student receives national award

LEAP Specialist College student Yanick has been awarded the Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award after making an exceptional impact on his peers and the local community. Yanick, nominated by LEAP Specialist College, received his Young Citizen Peacemaker Award at the presentation ceremony on Saturday, 29 April, at St Benedict’s High School. Yanick

Edge Hill University takes high tech genetics laboratories into colleges

Edge Hill University has taken portable genetics labs into colleges to show pupils how easy, fun and fascinating biology can be. The scheme is targeted at colleges in working-class communities and is all part of the university’s commitment to expanding opportunities and promoting careers in science and engineering. Funded by a Genetics