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Adults gain training boost with College’s new technical programme

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Selby College is offering working adults the opportunity to rapidly upskill and retrain into higher skilled jobs through its brand-new training programme.

As part of the government’s pledge to reduce skills gaps and boost access to more high-quality training alternatives, Selby College has developed a new course to provide working adults with technical training in Industrial and Automation.

The programme offers an overview of Programmable Logic Controllers and Pneumatics, as well as Air Filtration and Drying and Basic Circuit Theory including Circuit Design using CAD.

The Introduction to Industrial Control and Automation course will include a blend of classroom and online learning which will be delivered over 25 hours, with up to 15 people at one time being able to take part in the programme.

Providing adults with the opportunity to upskill and retrain at any stage of their lives is a big ethos of ours at Selby College. That’s why we are delighted to be a part of this project, which will open the door for adults to gain higher-technical training and secure well-paid jobs. The course will be delivered by one of our highly-qualified lecturing staff who has 20+ years of industrial and training experience working for leading automation companies such as FESTO, meaning that adults can learn first-hand from industry experts. Learners also have greater flexibility in how and when they learn, ensuring they can fit it around their lives and other commitments.

Sam Wright, Principal and Chief Executive of the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

Selby College will be delivering the course as part of its involvement within the Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology (YHIoT), which is one of twelve Institutes of Technology across the country designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers.

The government’s network of Institutes of Technology (IoT) collaborate with employers, further education colleges and universities to deliver Higher Technical Education and training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, such as Digital, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, providing employers with the skilled workforce they need.

The IoT has worked in partnership with local employers to ensure courses address existing skills gaps, which means that employees from both small and large businesses will be able to gain new skills or retrain to meet demands.

The programme is available for working adults aged 19 and over and is applicable to learners or employees from all backgrounds. The set fee for the course is £300 per person.

Read our Introduction to Control and Automation leaflet to find out more about the course.