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    College secures next round of Turing funding

    08 September 2023

    Burton and South Derbyshire College has successfully bid to fund the next round of international trips via the Government’s Turing Scheme, giving students exciting opportunities to travel and work internationally.

    The scheme will enable the College to offer international work placement opportunities to students from a range of areas, including Sport, Construction, Motor Vehicle, Health and Social Care, Creative Arts, Childcare, Hair and Beauty, Catering and Hospitality and Business.

    Students will embark on fully funded, 2-3 week international work experience placements in countries such as Portugal, Italy, Germany and South Korea.

    The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. It supports Global Britain by providing an opportunity for UK organisations from the higher education, further education, vocational education and training and schools sectors to offer their students, learners and pupils life-changing experiences to study or work abroad.

    Burton and South Derbyshire College is rooted in the local community but also undertakes a focused programme of international work, both domestic and overseas projects with partners in India, Korea, China, Malaysia, Thailand, USA, Saudi Arabia and Japan. International elements are woven into the College’s curriculum design and delivery so that a global view is developed in learners alongside their technical and vocational competence. 

    Ann Holland, International Manager at Burton and South Derbyshire College said: “We are delighted to have been awarded another grant under the Turing Scheme, which will enable more of our domestic learners to undertake practical work experiences in a range of working environments throughout Portugal, Italy, Germany and South Korea. In recent years, hundreds of our learners have benefited from the scheme and have grown in confidence and skills as a result of their travels. Developing an international mindset is a fundamental part of the learner journey at BSDC and this experience will empower learners with new skills and a global outlook, improving their chances of securing future job opportunities.” 

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