The recent demand from employers for staff standards to be raised to a higher level, has sparked a debate amongst the training industry.
Employers are now insisting that staff should be trained accurately in all areas of their trade, including team building, practical skills and theory. Such attributes are rarely focused on in many courses due to set modules and programmes set by the school boards. This, however, is not the case with a diploma.
The engineering diploma enables young people to try their hand at engineering without securing a solid commitment to a specific course. Combined elements of the course allow learners to experience actual working environments and team building along with vital theory in order to portray a balanced representation of the engineering course path.
Alliance Learning have been dedicated to training local Bolton students in a wide range of specialist industry courses for over 40 years. The expertise and intelligence on offer at their Engineering Academy ensures learners are exposed to all aspects of general and local engineering knowledge.
Speaking about the diversity of the course, Chris Peach, Head of Engineering said:
“The diploma is an excellent way for learners to be introduced into the working environment and at the same learn a trade with the added bonus of guidance and knowledge. I am confident that we can improve the benchmark for engineering standards with the dedication and enthusiasm pupils have shown so far.”
Alliance Learning has opened its doors to 40 Diploma students from schools across Bolton & Bury who will be with Alliance for the next 2 years, two days per week, learning all aspects of engineering. These schools include; Radcliffe Riverside, Derby High School, Mount St Josephs, St Josephs, St James’s, Westhoughton High and Hayward High School.