We are delighted to have secured over £44,000 of funding for an ambitious new project ‘Developing Digital Skills in Lancashire.’ This funding will support local colleges to further develop their work with employers within the digital sector It will enable the sharing of industry and college experience to inform excellent teaching and learning and provide outstanding learning opportunities embedded in real experience. The project will encourage experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in FE, supporting the development of local partnerships and collaborations to ensure that curriculum remains relevant to the digital sector.
The project supports the work of the Lancashire Colleges as they prepare for the introduction of T Level qualifications across a range of areas including digital, construction and education and childcare. Four of Lancashire’s colleges – Blackpool and The Fylde College, Cardinal Newman College, Nelson and Colne College and Runshaw College – have been chosen as part of a select group of early providers to deliver the new qualifications including the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level from September 2020. Burnley College and Preston’s College will start delivery of T Levels from September 2021.
The funding, administered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), comes from the Taking Teaching Further programme which is part of the Government’s wider commitment to support the FE sector to prepare for T Levels.
If you work in the digital sector in Lancashire and are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved please call 01772 225129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.