Beacon College

Beacon College provides both academic and vocational education and training.

Beacon College specialises in English language (IELTS) and also Mandarin Chinese language; beginners, intermediate, advanced, business Chinese, Chinese for children and A’ level Chinese. Our teachers are excellent, but we know that a good college is about much more than the course itself. We offer a full range of services designed to make your experience with us useful, stimulating and fulfilling from the start.

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19/07/2012

Beacon College

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA 2012

Beacon College, London is looking for an A-levels Director of Studies to provide a central point for the planning, organisation and delivery of training and development of A-Levels programme in Guangdong Province, China.

For more details contact: [email protected]

Beacon College Beacon College exists to help people communicate more effectively across borders and cultures, leading to personal and professional development, benefit for sponsors and employers, and greater international understanding and co-operation between the UK and China.

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The Secret of Success in IELTS
Larry presented an overview of how to score 7 in every area of the test, requirements for overseas nurses; speaking, listening and a demonstration on how students should approach the Writing part of the test, highlighting the importance of answering the question full, and demonstrating coherence, cohesion and vocabulary and good sentence structure to the Examiner.
He highlighted the dilemma for some students who have of reasonably good English speaking ability yet not being able to achieve the score they want at test. Conversely there are those who are not fluent English speakers, yet able to achieve high marks in their IELTS speaking test.
Larry points out that the main factors affecting students getting high mark are a) not familiar with the testing topics and b) unable to answer the questions even if they were in their native language.
Beacon College specialises in assisting students to achieve IELTS by:
• Topic-based teaching methodology to get you familiar with all the topics in Speaking Test
• Enable you to get familiar with the knowledge, vocabulary, ideas that you need to use to respond the examiner
• Analysis and Classify the Speaking topics, prepare scientifically in advance

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Nursing and Midwifery Council Membership

Effe Smillie of Rainbow Medical Services, explained the process for overseas nurses registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and becoming a nurse in the UK.
Without a current NMC registration you are disqualified from working as a nurse in the UK. An information pack can be obtained from the NMC website. www.nmc-uk.org. You will require your passport, birth certificate, marriage, civil partnership or deed poll certificate (if you do not use the name or your birth certificate). Your IELTS number will also be required along with your test score. This also involves administration fee.

On receipt of the documents NMC will send you an application pack. You will need to provide details about your post registration experience, two references. The process may take up to 6 months
General requirements to join the NMC are; language (valid IELTS test score); practice (set requirements of 450 hours or completed are an approved overseas nurses programme. Educational requirements include reaching first level Registered nurse or Midwife qualification in home country.
The importance of good communication in Nursing and Care work was emphasised by Effie. Proficiency in English is a requirement to work as a nurse. IELTS is one of the most popular recognised English competency tests.

Employment Opportunities
Rainbow Medical Services, a recruitment agency for Health and Social Care personnel. They specialise in domiciliary care; complex care; continuing and enduring healthcare. The client groups include children, adults and the elderly.
The agency has employment opportunities for Registered Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Support Workers, Personal Assistants, Allied Healthcare Professionals and Health and Social Care professionals. Those currently waiting to qualify for UK nursing, can get Health Care work through Rainbow Services.

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Immigration Regulations

Immigration specialist (Julian Bild) presented an overview of regulations to satisfy the UK Border Agency requirements for visa applications in the UK.
During his presentation, Julian highlighted some of the major changes to the Immigration Rules:
Tier 1 Post Study Work category, which formerly allowed up to 2 years visa extension of stay, will be closed from 6th April 2012.
The new rules also require graduates applying under Tier 2 (General) to have an offer of a skilled job at a salary of at least £20,000 (or more in some cases) from a reputable employer accredited by the UK Border Agency in order to continue living and working in the UK.
There will be an increase in the amount of money that students and working immigrants and their dependents must prove they have to support themselves financially during their time in the UK.
For employment purposes it is important that if you are allowed to work your employer should issue you with the right certificate of Sponsorship. However, he stressed the need for applicants to look into these matters themselves and ensure their employers are reminded of when certificates are required.
There is a right of appeal against the refusal of an application for an extension of stay or settlement, but only if the application is made when you have existing leave in the UK. If you overstayed there is no right of appeal.
He ended by pointing out that ultimately, anyone risk being banned from the UK for up to 10 years if they are found to have used deception in their immigration applications.

Julian Bild (Immigration Lawyer)

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Beacon College Newsletter

Beacon College held an Overseas Nurses/IELTS Open Day on Saturday 24th March. The event was a big success for all. Many who attended said they had never received such clear information and had their questions answered concerning overseas nurses position in the UK. Those attending on the day were offered discounted rates for registering for the IELTS course. That offer remains open to Open Day attendees until 21st April.

FREE COURSE PRIZE DRAW WINNER!!

At the Open Day, Miss Qian Qian Zhang was the excited winner of a free IELTS course which runs for two and a half months. She came along to gain information and ended up with a free course. How good is that?

Bo Cui congratulating Qian Qian Zhang winner of the free IELTS course.

Timeline photos 21/03/2012

International Nurse Event! This Saturday 24 March from 10:30. Register and come to the FREE event to expand your career chances in nursing. Read more on our website www.beaconcollegeuk.com

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