Yeovil College is set to receive support from the Open University
Yeovil College is amongst the first wave of colleges in England that will receive support from The Open University (OU) to develop their higher technical educational offer.
Yeovil College will receive specialist support from the OU throughout the next three years to expand the number of higher education courses available in their local communities.
Backed by £10milion of UK Government funding, the OU will be working with colleges across England to support colleges put on a wider range of advanced technical courses, linked to local employer requirements, supporting more people to secure jobs with higher wages and grow the economy in their area.
Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor at The Open University, said:
“Further education colleges are a critical part of their local communities. We are delighted to be working with both Yeovil College University Centre and Strode College to develop their higher education offer through new advanced technical courses.
“With Government-backed support from the OU we can help provide advanced skills that can attract new businesses and help others grow, creating sustainable and highly skilled jobs.”
Sian Deasy, Head of Higher Education and Adult Learning, Yeovil College University Centre, said:
“At Yeovil College University Centre, we are passionate about providing opportunities for real people juggling busy lives to be able to gain a university-level qualification in a local setting.
“This exciting new partnership with The Open University will allow us to continue to provide opportunities for people to upskill and retrain in order to secure high-value employment in our region, in particular, focusing on the essential field of Digital Health.”