Major boost to courses at Prospects College

Major boost to courses at Prospects College

Major boost to courses at Prospects College

First published in Local News by

STUDENTS across south Essex can get higher qualifications at Prospects College from this September after it signed a deal with the Government.

The college will become the country’s first new education college in 20 years offering the equivalent of degree level qualifications in engineering, building services and aviation and teaming up with employers to give youngsters greater experience.

The college, which has campuses in Basildon, Southend and Castle Point, can also now rely on Government funding and will be renamed Prospects College of Advanced Technology.

Making the announcement yesterday the Government’s Skills and Enterprise Minister, MatthewHancock, said: “Prospects College of Advanced Technology will offer high-level specialist vocational provision with employer ownership at the heart of its mission.”

Neil Bates, chief executive of Prospects College, said: “Prospects has a proud history spanning 45 years during which time we have trained thousands of people for careers in the engineering and construction industry.

“Working hand in hand with our employers we will train the next generation of technician engineers, aerospace engineers, project managers, building service engineers and skilled construction workers.

“We aspire to be world class and nothing less will do.”

The new college will serve more than 2,000 students and apprentices. It will offer Higher National Diplomas from level one all the way up to level five.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree