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Fast-track scheme hits the skids

New training courses not enticing Stem graduates

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The government launched a new fast-track route into teaching for “high-quality graduates” in science, engineering, and maths (Stem), as well as home economics, last week.

However, an investigation has revealed that one university delivering the new route has filled less than half the places on another fast-track course for Stem graduates it started last month, calling into question whether the new route will deliver.

Last week, education secretary John Swinney announced that the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and the University of Dundee had won the tender to deliver the new ...

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