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Providing a STEM upskilling programme for working adults that addresses the necessary STEM skills required by employers
Online supervisor support from the Guardian’s University of the Year 2020
A blended learning approach to give students flexibility on how and when they learn
The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology (IoT) and Aston University have worked in partnership with local employers to develop in work skills training modules that address the existing STEM skills gaps. Learners will benefit from courses that will help them rapidly upskill or retrain, as part of the government’s drive to plug skills gaps and boost access to more high-quality training alternatives.
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As part of the government's initiative, these course are provided completely free of charge.
Subject guide and modules
We offer a range of stand-alone modules that are taken on a distance learning basis, the modules below are available to take from 8 November.
This module covers areas such as electronics, sensors, mechanical principles, CAD, product and manufacturing design solutions and the synergistic integration of mechanics, electronics, control theory and computer science.
Digitisation for manufacturing:
The module will look to provide professional learners with an understanding in digital capabilities and digitised processes, focusing on content such as machine learning, python, data analysis, and cybersecurity.
The module will look to provide professional learners with an understanding of low carbon engineering, with a focus on content such as bioenergy, energy-from-waste, energy systems and bio-products markets.
Electrification of Technology Development:
The module will provide professional learners with an understanding of electrification and the associated re-architecting and re-imaging of the component parts, making clear terms like technical understanding, legislation, system architectures, safety considerations and manufacturing techniques.
This module will educate new employees starting their first job in the engineering sector or those who have recently been promoted to a more autonomous role. It will introduce areas such as engineering context: health and safety; risk assessment; engineering ethics; sustainable engineering and the environment; intellectual property and confidentiality; legal contracts and liability; professional development and registration (EngTech or IEng).
Learning, teaching and assessment
Teaching will be a blend of classroom and remote online study. The online teaching will be delivered via our Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard), and online support of a Supervisor will also be available.
The assessment is in form of quizzes, and project work.