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College offers Swansea Uni degrees
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Swansea University Engineering degrees at Pembrokeshire College
The recent launch of the College University Skills Partnership (CUSP), a collaboration that extends the reach of higher education in the geographical areas covered by the further education partners, means that Swansea University engineering degree pathways are now available to study at Pembrokeshire College. The founding members of CUSP are; Swansea University, Coleg Cambria, Gower College Swansea, Neath Port Talbot Group and Pembrokeshire College.
Swansea has been working closely with both Pembrokeshire College and local energy sector employers to ensure that the degree programmes are matched to their industrial needs. “Swansea University students, based at Pembrokeshire College, will have full access to the university’s learning resources and the accolade of achieving a top university degree,” said Pembrokeshire College’s Head of Engineering Hugh Roch.
Swansea University’s engineering school is ranked eighth in the UK; as a research led university, their high profile interests include; the Bloodhound SSC land-speed record attempt and the hadron collider project called CERN.
The aim of the CUSP is to develop and implement an innovative and flexible higher education and training system that offers a wide range of opportunities that are responsive to learners and local employers. This unique partnership will develop and support a range of progression pathways that take into account of the latest developments in online and workplace-based learning.
The new engineering foundation degrees (which are part funded, subject to eligibility) commence this coming September, most are available to study full-time or as a day-release from the workplace. On successful completion students can progress to a full Bachelor Degree (BEng) available at Swansea University. For the full list of courses available go to – pembrokeshire.ac.uk/courses/degrees_swansea
“The partnership will help us to up-skill the existing workforce and re-skill people from re-structuring industries for opportunities in other sectors of the economy, as well as educating young people in areas for which there is local demand from employers,” said Pembrokeshire College Principal, Sharron Lusher.
Meet the tutors at the next Pembrokeshire College Higher Education Information Day: Friday 15 August from 12noon-2pm.