Rotherham College has received essential funding for its involvement with the Teach Too project, an Education and Training Foundation development programme aiming to address quality improvement in technical and vocational teaching and learning.
The funding secured is to provide learners a more enhanced learning experience by engaging industry professionals and a modernised design of delivery.
The Association of Colleges (AoC), a national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England, has provided the funding. Acting as the collective voice, AoC represents and promotes the interests of colleges, with a mission to champion and support the sector by enhancing colleges’ reputation, influencing decision-makers and advising colleges.
The aim of the project in development with the Association of Colleges is to drive excellence in vocational education and training through raising student and community aspirations, developing a broad set of employability skills relevant to industry, training and development of staff and additionally providing a route to higher-level employment opportunities for students.
Subject areas such as Catering and Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and Digital courses at Rotherham College will have the opportunity to be supported by the funding via curriculum improvement, increased availability of industrial placements for students, course masterclasses and workshops led by industry professionals and a modernised design and delivery of new teaching and learning materials.
Will Sibley, Curriculum Manager for Catering, Hospitality and Public Services said, “We want to engage with awarding bodies and local employers and students, to ensure what we offer to students at College the best possible set of skills for them to succeed in their industry.
“To do this, we are working in partnership with local businesses including Magna Science Adventure Centre, Thoresby Hall and Greene King Pubs to offer students professional industry training through workshops, guest speaker sessions and work placements.”