Industry calls for Apprenticeship Levy payers to be able to fund wider skills training from their Levy cash

Britain’s manufacturers are calling for an urgent rethink to Government’s Apprenticeship Levy to make access to funding more flexible so that industry can develop the essential skills of the future. The call comes on the back of Make UK’s report An Unlevy Playing Field for Manufacturers, which reveals that 95% …

Petroc celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology.

Petroc celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West. A multi-million pound bid to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the South West has been successful, it has been announced. The new Institute of Technology will establish a range of new …

Fully Funded short courses for SME’s

The Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon (SEED) project is funded by the European Social Fund and is being facilitated by the Shaping Futures Project team at Petroc, Barnstaple. Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon works with SME’s to strengthen higher level vocational education and training.  These opportunities are fully funded. The …

Spaghetti Tower Challenge

STEM engagement at Holywell C of E Primary School, Tawstock Squirrels Class really enjoyed a visit from our STEM ambassador, Paul Mullen, from the North Devon Manufacturers Association. We carried out an engineering challenge to build the tallest/strongest tower possible from just 12 marshmallows and a packet of spaghetti! The …