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Award-winning iO Academy launches new course in Data Science and Machine Learning

The award-winning South West-based coding training provider iO Academy is launching a new course in data science and machine learning . Taking place in May 2022, the online course has been designed for software developers of all levels, from bootcamp graduates to senior engineers.

A recent Tech South West talent survey revealed data science and machine learning to be among the most...


Ultrafast broadband provider supports esports award

Exeter-based broadband company Jurassic Fibre have announced they are supporting the 2022 Exeter College Student Awards by sponsoring the Esports Academy Student of the Year category.

The Devon-based firm, which supports the rollout of fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband in rural areas, is also a sponsor of the South West's first region-wide esports tournament, delivered by Exeter...

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Funding allocated for training EV technicians in Cornwall

Cornwall has been awarded £2.4m of government funding to deliver training of electric vehicle technicians, the BBC reports .

Truro and Penwith College and The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) will deliver training on their Truro, Penwith, Camborne and St Austell campuses.

It will provide new workshops, laboratory environments and virtual learning platforms, TCCG said.


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Data and Digital Apprenticeships at the University of Exeter and Exeter College explained

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2022, which runs from 7th - 13th February 2022, the University of Exeter and Exeter College are collaborating on a virtual event all about our apprenticeship programmes.

If you are an employer who is interested in upskilling your workforce in data and digital skills or bringing in new talent, an apprenticeship could be the solution you are...

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1,000-school milestone for IMP Software, as Multi-Academy Trust finance specialists target further growth

IMP Software , specialists in Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) budgeting and financial management software, are toasting success after a flurry of new customers took them past the 1,000-school milestone – less than three years after the company was formed.

Exeter-based IMP is now working with 119 MATs, comprising 1,008 schools, which are reaping the benefits of its award-winning IMP Planner...


Rob Bosworth: Lifetime Achievement Award nominee at the Tech South West Awards

This week, South West Tech Daily is profiling the four nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tech South West Awards , which take place on 25th November.

First up is Rob Bosworth, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Exeter College.

Rob has been a central figure in developing the Exeter education ecosystem for more than 20 years and has played an integral role in...

Plymouth's City College approved as part of government skills push

City College Plymouth has become one of a small number of institutions approved by the government for a technical qualification intended to plug Britain's skills gap.

The College’s Foundation Degree in Software Development is one of just 30 level 4 and level 5 courses in the country to be recognised as a Higher Technical Qualification. Approval is given to courses that meet a strict...

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South West researchers highlight eco-educational value of video games

South West researchers say players of a popular computer game have learned how to identify real wildlife and predict animal behaviour, according to the BBC .

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter and Truro and Penwith College in Cornwall has found that the immersive experience of playing a game like Red Dead Redemption 2 “provides opportunities for players to...

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Exeter College accredited as an Apple Authorised Training Centre for App Development

Exeter College has been accredited as an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCe) for App Development using the Swift platform, according to its website .

As an AATCe facility this means the college is authorised by Apple to deliver Apple certification training classes to students using Exeter College’s Apple Credited Trainers in an academic environment.


Bristol's AutonoMe expands business with £400k investment

Bristol-based educational technology developer AutonoMe has raised more than £400,000 in its latest funding round to further enhance its support for vulnerable people in education and social care settings.

The investment, which has been made by City Funds, South East Angels, Bristol Private Equity Club and current shareholders, will help AutonoMe to expand its support for children...