Bath and Somerset - Dedicated space gives Diplomas room to breathe

9th October 2009 at 01:00

Children in Bath and North East Somerset due to study the new Diplomas will have their own dedicated classroom space.

About #163;7 million will be spent in the area to replicate facilities in industry so that pupils become familiar with the environment they will be working in.

The first is a #163;207,000 construction centre at the City of Bath College, paid for by Bath and North East Somerset Council. Further facilities will be built in other colleges and schools.

Diplomas on offer in the area include business administration and finance, construction and the built environment, and creative and media.

Chris Watt, councillor and cabinet member for children's services, said: "Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to providing excellent learning environments for young people and their teachers. By investing in these facilities now, more students will have the opportunity to gain the industry skills needed to give them the best chance to succeed in the future."

Matt Atkinson, principal at City of Bath College, said: "This new Diploma is a fantastic addition to other construction-related qualifications already being offered to students from Bath and the surrounding area.

"City of Bath College is the number one provider of apprenticeships in Bath and beyond and this new Diploma will enable more students to enter apprenticeships with a good knowledge of the sector and the skills they need to be a success." KM.

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