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Heart of the South West LEP awarded further £750,000 for digital bootcamps

The Heart of the South West LEP has secured £750,000 of funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to extend its current programme of Skills Bootcamps across the region. The programme supports thousands of people across the region improve digital skills and obtain high quality jobs.

Comprising flexible courses lasting up to 16 weeks’ duration, the eight...

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Bootcamp launches for aspiring games developers in West of England

A new Bootcamp for games tech supported by the West of England Combined Authority is now open for applications. The boot camp has been developed by NextGen Skills Academy , Opposable Games and TechSPARK.

The condensed training course will be focussed on games programming, including Unity and Unreal Engines. These skills are highly in-demand across games, VR, AR, animation, VFX, and...

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HotSW LEP awarded further £1.8m for technical Skills Bootcamps

The Heart of the South West LEP has secured £1.8 million of funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to extend its current programme of Skills Bootcamps across the region.

The 22 technical Skills Bootcamps offer adults aged 19 or over the opportunity to build up or retrain in specific skills required by employers across the Heart of the South West LEP area as...

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The Digital Skills Gap: Can the South West buck the trend?

A new report commissioned by WorldSkillsUK has found demand for digital skills in the workplace is set to increase, but participation in digital skills training has declined.

The number of young people taking IT subjects at GCSE has fallen by 40% since 2015, with the number taking A Levels, further education courses and apprenticeships all declining.

That’s despite 60...

Plymouth Science Park supports expansion of Peninsula Medical School

Plymouth Science Park is providing a high tech training facility for students studying Medicine and other health-related degrees at the Peninsula Medical School , the University of Plymouth.

The medical school, which is committed to outstanding clinical education, strong social engagement and world-class research, has significantly expanded its cohort. Just three years ago, the BMBS...