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About ADC College


ADC College has been built and improved by the constant efforts of its staff and customers that made it the great place it is today. Below you will find a brief overview of ADC as an organisation.

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About ADC College


ADC College has been built and improved by the constant efforts of its staff and customers that made it the great place it is today. Below you will find a brief overview of ADC as an organisation.

History

ADC College is a professional development and language tuition centre based in London and Dublin. It was founded in 1996 as part of ADC Technology Training Ltd and has been involved in vocational and professional training for more than 20 years. Following requests of partner schools, ADC launched its new centre in Ireland in 2017. ADC College London is accredited by the British Council for the tuition of English, certifying its outstanding standard of teaching. ADC has extensive links to, and exclusive agreements with, companies taking on students for work placements in London and Dublin.

Experience

Since 2011, ADC has organised more than 8000 quality internships in public and private sector companies. Erasmus+ funded projects that were implemented in partnership with ADC have received the highest marks from National Agencies (representing the European Commission) in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland. The college has long-lasting partnership agreements with more than 120 schools across Europe and is one of the largest work placement providers in the UK.

Structure

ADC College organises professional development courses for teachers, internships, accommodation, airport transfers, transport, and English language classes according to agreements with partner organisations. Distinct departments oversee the academic management of training sessions, the organisation of internships, and the provision of accommodation. A team of 9 international Project Managers oversees the management of our programmes.

  • Director of Studies: Ms Caroline Tillotson
  • Work Placement Manager: Ms Antonietta Maione
  • Accommodation Manager: Ms Hannah Eddery
  • Sales & Marketing Director: Mr Alexander Schimmel
  • Managing Director: Ms Jana Muruganathan Strausova

Quality Management

Working in close partnership with local companies and homestay hosts, ADC improves the quality of its services based on participant feedback. All programmes are continuously reviewed and focus on transferable skills that will make participants more successful when navigating the international labour market.

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ADC London - How to get there


ADC College is based opposite Harrow & Wealdstone station so you can reach central London easily by taking the Underground Bakerloo Line, Overground, or the London Midland fast train.

ADC London - How to get there


ADC College is based opposite Harrow & Wealdstone station so you can reach central London easily by taking the Underground Bakerloo Line, Overground, or the London Midland fast train.

Location

ADC College is based in north-west London, in the suburban borough of Harrow. The office building is opposite Harrow & Wealdstone train station and central London can be reached in 15 minutes by fast train. We are also connected to the Underground and Overground network, so that you can easily move around. It only takes a 10 minute bus ride to shopping centres, cinemas and many pubs and restaurants.

London map highlighting the borough of Harrow

Opening hours

Our facilities are available from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 17:00.

Getting here

  • London Midland (from Euston - 15 minutes)
  • Bakerloo line (from Oxford Circus or Baker Street - 40 minutes)
  • London Overground (from Euston - 30 minutes)
  • Bus 140 (from Heathrow airport - 80 minutes)

Address

ADC College
Station House, 11-13 Masons Avenue
Harrow, Greater London HA3 5AD
United Kingdom

If you have a question we would love to hear from you! Please call us on +44 20 8424 9424 or send a message by clicking on the envelope icon at the bottom of the page.

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Facilities


ADC College is a family-run institution and we take good care of our students and visiting teachers. No matter if you need WIFI equipped rooms or the occasional biscuit to keep you going - we've got you covered.

Facilities


ADC College is a family-run institution and we take good care of our students and visiting teachers. No matter if you need WIFI equipped rooms or the occasional biscuit to keep you going - we've got you covered.

Facilities

  • Common room with tables and seating to relax during breaks and three PCs for convenient Internet access
  • Kitchenette for warming up meals, preparing coffee or tea, free biscuits and water for all students
  • 2 classrooms and 2 meeting rooms

Resources

We tailor our lessons to the needs of our students and continually update our teaching techniques and materials. At our last British Council inspection, the inspectors complimented us on the quality of our in-house produced teaching materials, which focus on engaging students and on effective teaching of English.

Past Participants

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The Team


ADC's employees are the cornerstones of our institution and we are proud of our multi-national, committed and talented team. We think it is nice to put a face to a name, so have a look below!

The Team


ADC's employees are the cornerstones of our institution and we are proud of our multi-national, committed and talented team. We think it is nice to put a face to a name, so have a look below!

ADC's Team

If you have a question please call us on +44 20 8424 9424 or send a message by clicking on the envelope icon at the bottom of the page.

ADC's project managers

Anna Rogge

Country Manager for Germany

Anna is half German and half Scottish. She grew up in a village in the very south of Germany. She absolutely loves the alps with all the alpine sports like paragliding, skiing and hill walking. She was educated as an Occupational Therapist and has also worked as an au-pair in Oxford.

Anna has lived in London before and loves it because the city mirrors her open minded and international spirit. Not only is Anna absolutely lovely, she is also adventurous and always up for a laugh.

  • Anna’s advice for coordinators: Come on over and experience London yourself.
  • Anna’s advice to students:  Let go of your expectations. Enjoy the challenge.
  • Anna’s London recommendation: Experience the London Rivers and Canals on a narrowboat, I used to live on one and they are so charming!

Bartlomiej Michalski

Country Manager for Poland

Bart, as the British call him, came to the UK over 10 years ago to visit his sister. He fell in love with the metropolitan spirit and never went home! Bart’s home city is Kielce, and occasionally he feels nostalgic about excursions to the beautiful Świętokrzyski National Park. Fortunately, most of his family and friends are already in the UK, so he is very happy here. In Bart’s free time he loves exploring new places and new experiences, which London has a never-ending supply of. Students and teachers certainly appreciate his willingness to tackle any problem, no matter how big or small.

  • Bart’s advice for coordinators:  We have a Polish saying “Where one door closes, a window opens” - Don’t worry, every problem has a solution.
  • Bart’s advice to students:  There is another Polish saying which is also useful: “The world belongs to the brave” – so don’t be afraid!
  • Bart’s London recommendation: Take the Emirates Air Line to Greenwich. It’s an unforgettable experience!

Daniela Lichtenegger

Senior Country Manager for Austria

Daniela comes from a small picturesque village called Bad Ischl in Austria. She is very close to her family and if she was to mention anything she misses, it would be the wonderful sense of community they have back home. Today, Daniela lives happily in North London with her boyfriend and two kittens. As a person Daniela is a great communicator and a friendly colleague, she combines this with being exceptionally organised and a master of excel spreadsheets. If you have a question about either personal development or ADC procedures – Daniela is the person to ask!

  • Daniela’s advice for coordinators: Find a reliable project partner with native speakers in the destination country who are willing to answer as many questions as you may have. It will help you and your students to be well prepared and put parents at ease knowing there is always someone who can actively support their children while abroad.
  • Daniela’s advice to students: Research into London areas and the workplace can eliminate unnecessary worries and save time when exploring London. Look forward to it with all your enthusiasm and use as much of your existing language, people and vocational skills as possible without worrying about making mistakes. We all have to start somewhere. 
  • Daniela’s London recommendation: That's Amore is my absolute favourite restaurant for perfectly cooked Italian food. I usually go to the one in Temple Fortune (near Golders Green).

Diana Voxerbrant

Country Manager for Sweden & Norway

Diana was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. The thing she misses the most about her hometown is the access to the sea. She has lived in places as varied as Iraq, Zambia and Ireland. After finishing her studies in Poland she moved to London for love, and now she lives with her family in Muswell Hill. Diana has a background as a filmmaker and writes screenplays in her free time. Thanks to her Polish mother, she speaks Polish to a native level and her international background gives her a unique understanding of different cultures and national identities.

  • Diana’s advice for coordinators: The key to a successful mobility project is communication. Never be shy to contact me if you have questions. Please tell your students to come and talk to me if they encounter any obstacles during their Erasmus+ adventure.
  • Diana’s advice to students: Always carry the contact details for ADC, your host family and your work placement with you. Whether it is on your phone or on a piece of paper, you never know when you might need them.  Also - remember that the Brits are slightly obsessed with politeness.
  • Diana’s London recommendation: Kenwood House – a National Heritage site on the Northern edge of Hampstead Heath. This wonderful place combines beautiful park surroundings with a lavish historical stately home, which is open for free to the public. Don’t forget to visit their exhibition of stunning artwork by masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer.

Lena Mutschler

Senior Country Manager for Germany

This is actually the second time Lena has lived in the UK, having been a student in Brighton some years ago. Lena lives in vibrant Bethnal Green where she delights in laid-back afternoons in the park, late night music gigs or just simply strolls around the many London markets on a weekend. Everyone in the office is a fan of Lena’s music as she is a brilliant singer and songwriter!

Lena is not only a very friendly and warm-hearted person, but she is also extremely well-organised, as she deals with the largest region and organises projects for more than 50 German schools.

  • Lena’s advice for coordinators: Prepare your students for the cultural differences they will experience during their London project - differences in all respects, from working to communicating, living and eating - and tell them to embrace these differences without judging. Apart from that, make sure you also allow yourself enough time to explore and enjoy London during your stay!
  • Lena’s advice to students: Be as unprejudiced and open-minded as you can. Enjoy the many new and different experiences you will gain here!
  • Lena’s London recommendation: I’m a big fan of the London parks, for example Holland Park or Regent’s Park, but most of all Victoria Park, which is my absolute favourite.

Martina Machova

Country Manager for the Czech Republic & Slovakia

Maya was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, and often misses the magnificent view of Prague Castle at night. After spending many years backpacking around the globe Maya has finally settled down in East Finchley, a leafy residential neighbourhood in North London. She loves London because, as they say “if you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere”. As you might have already guessed, she is a very ambitious and social person. Her smile and positive and bubbly personality certainly light up the Country Managers' office during the dark winter months.

  • Maya’s advice for coordinators: Don’t be afraid to participate in the project, we are here to help you throughout the whole process!
  • Maya’s advice to students: Get the most out of it, you have been given an amazing opportunity to gain work experience in one of the most desirable cities in the world, so try to learn as much as possible from the people around you and show your positive attitude, because that’s something that people will appreciate about you here.
  • Maya’s London recommendation: Discover the parks in London – there are some places with breath-taking views of London where you can relax having a picnic with your friends, among the most beautiful parks are definitely Hampstead Heath or Alexandra Palace park. For food lovers – you should definitely visit one of the food markets in East London where you can experience the real local lifestyle and also try some of the most amazing street food.

Monique Jongen

Country Manager for the Netherlands & Belgium

Monique is an Utrecht girl, and like most Dutch people, she loves cycling. In fact, she is so passionate about it, that she regularly organises cycling excursions for visitors here in London. Monique, her husband and two children came to London in 2013, for the adventure of living abroad. Monique cherishes the city for its clean playgrounds and parks, but she is also no stranger to a night at the local pub, proper British style. Monique is the kind of person who seems to be in a constant good mood, finding something to laugh about in any situation, even in adversity.

  • Monique’s advice for coordinators: Come to London to visit ADC yourself – this way you learn about the process and get to experience what it will feel like for your students.
  • Monique’s advice to students: Be proactive, be open to the experience of working and living abroad and find a few places that you prioritize and spend time there - living the real London life.
  • Monique’s London recommendation: Do a cycling tour!

Ventsislava Lazarova

Country Manager for Bulgaria & Romania

Veni comes from the gorgeous Black Sea coast in Bulgaria where she loves the cold breeze and scenery. In London, Veni gets a little bit of nature in Wandsworth Park, situated along the South bank of River Thames, which is actually quite lovely. In addition, she has access to the vibrant and unique London environment and the endless variety of events that the capital provides. We all admire Veni when she tells us about her gruelling gym classes or exciting culinary exploration in the big city. She truly believes that the ‘sky’s the limit’. As a colleague Veni is meticulous and hardworking and has remarkable patience with both colleagues and students.

  • Veni’s advice for coordinators: Tell your students about London. It is a diverse and multi-ethnic city with a lot to offer!
  • Veni’s advice to students: ‘Veni Vidi Vici’! An amazing, unique opportunity for them to ‘taste’ the versatile environment in London both living & working.
  • Veni’s London recommendation: I love the freshly baked baguettes and organic coffee at Le Pain Quotidien. I am a coffee lover and can also recommend the coffee at Harris + Hoole!