The government has named the first 12 Institutes of Technology, which it says will be unique collaborations between universities, FE colleges, and employers including Nissan, Siemens and Microsoft. They will specialise in delivering higher level technical training at level four and five in STEM subjects, including digital, advanced manufacturing and engineering.
The Government’s Education Technology strategy identifies five areas of opportunity where technology can be used to bring about a step change in education, and has a delivery target date of 2021.
The Centres for Excellence in Maths programme is a national improvement project aimed at delivering a step change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings. This is being undertaken in a range of ways, including the establishment of 21 Centres for Excellence in Maths.