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South West Composites Gateway

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of knowledge and technology transfer, new industry jobs and curriculum development. By the City of Bristol College, the study describes how the ‘composites gateway’ helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to...

Women into engineering

Produced in 2011 by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of equality and diversity. Petroc, in partnership with CITB-Construction Skills, aimed to reduce the gender inequality that exists within the construction industry. In seeking to establish what barriers women...

Updating Staff Knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Industry

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of knowledge and technology transfer and employer engagement. It involved a member of staff from the automotive department at City College, Birmingham undertaking a secondment to the Jaguar Land Rover production...

Bridging the Gap Between KS4 and KS5

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of progression through STEM subjects. From the City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College, the aim of this study was to identify weaknesses at GCSE level and to implement strategies which would better aid progression...

Developing VLE to Support Work-based Learners

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of harnessing technology. The study describes ProVQ, a work-based learning provider, which wanted to improve the support to their motor vehicle apprentices while they were in the work place. ProVQ aimed to look at the...

Embed Functional Skills in Motor Vehicle Courses

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of embedding functional skills. It describes how staff within the motor vehicle department of the City of Wolverhampton College were faced with the challenge of embedding functional skills within motor vehicle courses...

Building the Skills of Engineering Staff in CNC

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of knowledge and technology transfer. It describes an activity that used the skills of an existing member of staff, at the City of Wolverhampton College, to train other staff in computer numerical control (CNC).

Harnessing Video Technology

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of harnessing technology. It describes how the engineering department of Worcester College of Technology tackled the problem of delivering practical engineering techniques to students in a non-workshop setting...

Work Placements for BTEC Students

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study addresses the themes of employer engagement and careers in STEM. From Newcastle-under-Lyme College looks at the development of work placements for BTEC engineering students within local companies.

Such placements are beneficial...

Progression Through STEM

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of progression, new jobs and careers in STEM. North Lindsey College has been developing a suite of activities to encourage local young people to choose STEM subjects, and reminding them of the opportunities that are...

Gender equality in STEM

Produced in 2011 by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of equality and diversity. It describes how Doncaster College has taken action to promote and embed gender equality, particularly in relation to engineering and technology. The college held a gender equality...

Maths in an Industrial Context

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of employer engagement and mathematics. The project, by Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, aimed to generate an understanding of the industrial application of mathematics in learners, staff and employers. It...

Enriching Engineering With Projects For an External Client

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice.

This case study looks at the themes of knowledge and transfer technology as well as enrichment and enhancement in STEM. This project has been developed since 2007 by Leicester College, in partnership...

Partnership in Engineering Between Industry and College

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. This case study looks at the theme of employer engagement. Loughborough College identified the further provision of apprenticeships as a key goal. This case study investigates the key success factors of a...

Utilising a New Tool to Revitalise Learning in Engineering

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. This case study looks at the themes of harnessing technology and curriculum development. North Nottinghamshire College received a grant from the East Midlands Development Agency to purchase computer...

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