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Metro Mayor secures £3.3 million to expand Skills Bootcamps programme in West of England

£3.3 million in funding has been secured by Metro Mayor Dan Norris to expand a series of successful Skills Bootcamp programmes through the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

The investment, announced on the WECA website , will allow another 1,200 West of England learners to take part in Skills Bootcamps at locations across the region.

The Skills Bootcamps will be...

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Local Skills Report sets priorities for the region

The Heart of the South West Skills Launchpad , part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), has launched a Local Skills Report, which sets out priorities for the region for 2022 to 2024.

The report recognises that the area's economy is shaped and led by the skills of its residents and businesses, but that the level of those holding a higher-level...


Free agri-tech training courses to tackle farming and woodland management skills shortages launched in the South West

In January, Duchy College in Cornwall and Bicton College in Devon are running an 8-week Agri-Tech woodland management course to teach the technical skills needed in modern woodland management and farming.

The course is delivered through the Train4Tomorrow programme, a government-funded initiative supporting adults in the South West to develop the in-demand technology skills required...


New maritime skills centre launches in Plymouth

After four years in the making and an investment of close to £2million, Plymouth City College’s flagship Centre of Higher Technical Innovation and Maritime Skills (TIMS) is now officially open.

Located at the heart of Plymouth’s marine industry, the new teaching site at the Marine Enterprise Zone at Oceansgate marks the start of a new chapter in the College’s ongoing support of the...

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...