Solent awarded £1million to develop new Higher Technical Qualifications for local communities
Solent has been awarded a share of the government’s £18 million spend to expand higher technical training for local communities.
Worth just over £1million, this funding will be used to develop eight programmes across Digital, Health and Science, and Construction subject areas into Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), for delivery from 2023.
These courses will provide a natural progression route for both young people taking T Levels or A levels, and adults looking to upskill or retrain – enabling students to step up and gain higher technical skills in key subjects like STEM.
Susan Patrick, Solent University's Head of Apprenticeships, says: "We are an employment-focused University, committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the increasingly competitive world of work.
"Based in the heart of our city, we also have strong relationships with our Local Enterprise Partnership, FE providers and region's employers to help fulfil their workforce demands.
"This is an exciting opportunity for Solent and we plan to set up a ‘learning factory’ that will align our curriculum offering with the socio-economic needs of the Solent LEP area."