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Embedding Functional Skills into Motor Vehicle Studies

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. By Cambridge Regional College, this case study looks at the themes of functional skills, equality, engineering and mathematics.

The aim of the project was to work with staff to raise awareness of the...

Gender inclusivity in engineering

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. From the College of West Anglia, this case study looks at the themes of equality and diversity and careers. The low numbers of girls in engineering has been recognised as a problem for some time....

Peer mentoring in engineering

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. From City College Norwich, this case study looks at the theme of equality and diversity. Peer mentoring has proved successful in many professional development projects to enhance the knowledge and...

Building a High-quality Renewables Training Centre

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the themes of new industry, new jobs and STEM skills for the future. It describes how Able Skills Ltd, built a renewables training facility to meet the need for installation and maintainance skills in the emerging renewable...

Best Practice in Employer Engagement

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the themes of employer engagement and curriculum development. It looks at the real situations being faced by South Thames College, which wanted to stay current and leading-edge in delivery of their motorcycle maintenance...

Developing a New Diploma in Engineering

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the themes of curriculum development, progression through STEM subjects and careers. By Hartlepool College of Further Education, the case study looks at the development of an engineering diploma and issues relating to timetable,...

Placement at a Construction Company

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of knowledge and technology transfer and STEM skills for the future. The case study looks at a lecturer in construction and building who engaged in an industrial secondment through the New Engineering Foundation.

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Improving Teaching and Learning in Engineering

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of curriculum development and innovation in STEM. The project aimed to utilise existing practitioner-produced resources to support engineering teaching and learning.

By creating a collaboration between providers...

Harnessing Technology: Teaching and Learning

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this document describes the background and key learning points from the Harnessing Technology project. This resulted in a series of case studies that illustrate the use of technology to advance teaching and learning in the Post-16 sector. This document...

Employer Engagement: Teaching and Learning

From the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this document summarises their Exploring Improvements in Teaching and Learning Through Employer Engagement project. It looked at developing links between institutions and employers in the Post-16 sector. The outcomes of the project can be seen in the series of...

STEM Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this document describes a project to improve STEM careers information, advice and guidance in the Post-16 sector. Detailed case studies from this project can be seen in the corresponding collection Progression Through...

Sustainability

From the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study describes how Hull and Stockton Riverside Colleges used the topic of sustainable development to improve aspects of STEM careers guidance.

Hull College The project encouraged a greater holistic awareness in lecturers of the...

Water Supply and Developing Countries

This resource pack can be used to highlight issues such as global water scarcity, the challenges people face when sourcing water and maintaining a water supply in developing countries and the role of the engineers in solving these problems. Following a quick quiz, a presentation introduces the scale of local and...

Water Engineering and Sustainability

This resource pack can be used to highlight issues such as global water scarcity, the challenges people face when sourcing water and maintaining a water supply in developing countries and the role of the engineers in solving these problems.

Following a quick quiz, a presentation introduces the scale of local...

Shelter for the World

This resource pack introduces the concepts of shelter and shelter deprivation around the world to students in Key Stage Two. It highlights the challenges people face in their daily lives when their homes do not provide adequate shelter. It linked to the curriculum areas of design and technology, geography and PSHE...

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