West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

14 March 2024

Collaborating in Health and Care to progress digital learning

Curriculum leaders in Health and Care from Shipley College, Kirklees College, Bradford College and Leeds City College (part of Luminate Education Group) met at Leeds City College’s Quarry Hill campus to work collaboratively on digitising and evolving the curriculum in health and care in February.

Funded by the Local Skills Improvement Fund, the group of colleges are receiving investment to digitise the curriculum, through collaboration with each other, and employers. These developments are progressing alongside significant investment in digital equipment that will bring new and immersive experiences into the classroom.

Following a tour of Leeds City College’s impressive facilities at Quarry Hill campus, where classrooms, wellbeing areas and science labs were in full use by engaged students, the group planned out opportunities to grow and enhance their current curriculum offer.

The group also talked about how they will be maximising the capital investment in equipment such as VR headsets, robotic models, wearable technologies, anatomy tables and optical diagnostic technologies.

The Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF) from the Department of Education is funding digital innovation and development in West Yorkshire colleges to the value of £6.9million until March 2025. Health and Care will receive £1.6 million in capital and revenue investment across the four colleges.

The aim of the Government investment is to help colleges work with each other, employers and the wider training community to develop the skills needed for a future digital workforce.

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges is supporting and co-ordinating the collaboration between its seven partner colleges to progress digital learning in the region. Find out more.


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