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Coursera companions with NESCOT to boost UK additional schooling educating high quality and assist drive nationwide technical abilities agenda  

by Anthony Tattersall, Vice-President for EMEA, Coursera

As the UK’s additional schooling sector seeks to empower learners to thrive within the digital economic system, collaborating to scale up the supply of high-demand expertise, enterprise, and information science abilities is crucial. To assist assist the UK’s additional schooling technique, we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with North East Surrey School Of Expertise (NESCOT), to each improve and broaden educating supply, and to organize the faculty’s 9000 college students for in-demand careers within the digital economic system. 

With NESCOT being a companion within the new Coast to Capital area’s Institutes of Expertise, entry to Coursera will assist the faculty’s goal to ship a wider vary of superior technical {qualifications} and better schooling programs. NESCOT’s employees could have entry to the total Coursera catalogue, together with 22 entry-level skilled certificates supplied by Google, IBM, Meta, and different main business companions. The partnership will thereby create further alternatives for NESCOT’s employees to develop the abilities wanted to ship programs on high-demand applied sciences together with AI, information science, engineering and software program growth.

Coursera is doubling down on its efforts to assist the nation’s additional schooling technique, with the UK authorities more and more investing in its new T Ranges programme, and with participation in grownup government-funded additional schooling having elevated by 4.6% over the previous yr.

The partnership with NESCOT builds upon Coursera’s relationship with the TEC Partnership, one among England’s largest suppliers of additional and technical schooling, to broaden its contribution to the UK’s additional and better schooling sector. It is going to accomplish that by filling curriculum gaps, increasing NESCOT’s provision of job-aligned vocational programs, and bridging the hole between pupil abilities and employer wants. 

By empowering school skilled growth and bridging this hole, Coursera and NESCOT search to slender the UK’s expertise and information science abilities gaps. The 2022 International Abilities Report, launched in June by Coursera, discovered that the UK’s expertise abilities proficiency continues to lag behind a majority of European nations, rating forty second globally for expertise abilities, and twenty fourth among the many 33 European nations listed within the report. 

Coursera at the moment helps the abilities growth of two.75 million UK learners. UK establishments already partnering with Coursera embrace Imperial School London, Queen Mary College of London, The College of Edinburgh, College of Glasgow, College of Leeds, College of London and the College of Manchester. UK learners are capable of entry 2,500+ Guided Tasks, 5,000+ programs, 625+ Specializations, greater than 75 Certificates (of which 22 are Entry-Stage Skilled Certificates), and 35+ levels. Within the first eight months of 2022, UK learners spent greater than 1.1 million hours upskilling and reskilling on Coursera’s platform.

We sit up for supporting NESCOT’s school to ship high-quality, job-relevant abilities coaching to their college students, and to evolve the faculty’s blended studying provision.



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