• Technical Education and Skills

    The UK has a shortage of technicians and without significant and sustained action this shortage will worsen in the coming decades, threatening our future economic prosperity.

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  • Science in Schools

    We support science in secondary schools and colleges through initiatives which encourage innovation and engaging practical activity in science lessons and STEM clubs and by piloting new approaches to teacher recruitment and professional development.

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  • National Initiatives and Partnerships

    We support a few key national initiatives which aim to increase coordination and collaboration between the wide range of organisations and projects promoting STEM education and careers, and improve communication between government and STEM communities on policy issues.

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Launch of the Sainsbury Panel Report

8 July 2016 Michelle Rea

In late 2015 David Sainsbury was asked by government to chair a panel of experts that would provide clear recommendations for measures that would not only improve, but transform, technical education in England. The panel’s report was published alongside the government’s Post-16 Skills Plan in July 2016.

Best practice examples of technical education systems, both in this country and internationally, were considered. Employers, teachers, lecturers, learning providers, and young people, were consulted. Experts across industry, academia, education and government were brought together to explore what needed to be done to tackle the UK’s widening skills gap. The recommendations set out in the re

Engineering facilities in further education colleges in England

14 June 2016 Hannah Stanwix

Working with further education (FE) colleges across the country, new research from the Royal Academy of Engineering and Gatsby has identified the equipment needed by a college to deliver broad engineering education at Level 3.

The expense of installing and maintaining equipment, particularly for curriculum areas such as engineering, is a significant cost factor for FE colleges in providing technical education. There is currently no overarching guidance for funders or college leaders as to the equipment needed to deliver a broad engineering education. This report sets out to address this issue, and it is hoped that it wi

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