Hartlepool Sixth Form launches new electronic and engineering courses

Hartlepool Sixth Form has launched a new range of electronic and engineering courses for students.

By Tom Patterson
Friday, 9th July 2021, 2:09 pm
Updated Friday, 9th July 2021, 2:55 pm
New Hartlepool Sixth Form courses
New Hartlepool Sixth Form courses

Officials at the Blakelock Road college say the new courses have been designed as a direct responds to future workforce priorities of the region.

Sixth form head Mark Hughes said: "With an increase in the use of robotics, automation and digitalisation, the workforce of the future will require higher level skills to support the demands of the sector locally.

"These changes will place an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related subjects. and our electronics and engineering courses aim to provide students with the opportunity to study a full technical engineering programme or specialise in specific sectors.

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Students are at the heart of everything we do, we understand their expectations and aspirations and individually tailor their study programme to ensure these are met.”

He added: “We are committed to producing students who will be successful in life and their ability to progress into local employment through obtaining the right qualifications and skills is essential.”

Achievement rates across the sixth form’s full portfolio of AS Levels, A-Levels, GCSEs and BTEC Diplomas has increased during the last two years by 5.8%.

In addition, technical courses at the sixth form have consistently reported a 100% achievement rate.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College merged with Sunderland College in September 2017 and is part of Education Partnership North East, one of the largest college groups in the country.

For more information about Hartlepool Sixth Form and its courses, go to www.hartlepoolsixth.ac.uk