Thursday, 2 April 2009

My colleague Gary Milner sent me some great news...

"Dear Chris, this morning we received good news about the results of the Diploma Gateway 3 process. We have secured approval to start delivering four new Diplomas from 2010 and one for 2011. Nationally 58% of applications gained approval for 2010 and 42% for 2011, so we have done much better than most local authorities. We now have approval for 13 Diplomas and the overall picture is:
Delivering started Sept 2008:

  • Creative & Media
  • Construction & Built Environment

Delivery starting in Sept 2009:

  • Business Admin & Finance
  • Engineering
  • Environmental & Land- based Studies
  • Hair & Beauty Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Society, Health & Development

Delivery starting Sept 2010:

  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing & Product Design
  • Public Services
  • Travel & Tourism

Delivery starting in 2011:

  • Sport & Active Leisure

If recruitment goes as well as this year (we recruited 96% of our target learner number against a national average of 25%) we should have around 800 learners studying Diplomas by this September. A big thanks to all those involved with what was a very comprehensive and robust application process. Best Wishes, Gary."

This is fantastic news for Leeds and clearly shows that our relationships and partnerships with schools, colleges and businesses are focused on delivering brilliant outcomes for young people in Leeds through these Diploma programmes. Well done to Gary and his team who are really making this happen here in Leeds.


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