The overall aim of the programme is to increase progression rates by supporting students to remain committed to the subject and take the next step on the path to a career in engineering, be it on to higher level study within further education, on to an apprenticeship scheme, on to employment as technicians or on to degree level study

The three programme priorities are:

To better support individual students in the transition into engineering Further Education (FE)

The programme achieved this through e-mentoring for Level 2 and Level 3 engineering students and contextualised maths support resources to support the learning of mathematics at Level 3.  The mathematical resources can be found in the post-16 education - teaching and learning resources section of this website.

Post-16 education - teaching and learning resources

To help FE colleges in their delivery of a more attractive and more engaging engineering curricula

In addition to the contextualised mathematics resources the programme supported FE colleges, and still does, by developing and running continuing professional development (CPD).  Further information can be found in the post-16 education - teaching and learning resources section of this website.

Post-16 education - teaching and learning resources

To influence national policy on engineering FE

By demonstrating interventions in engineering FE that are proven to work through evaluation, the Academy worked with the Engineering for Education (E4E) policy group to see its interventions adopted by government and other large-scale funding organisations.  The FE STEM Data project is an example of this and the reports can be found on the education policy  – STEM data page of this website.

Education policy - STEM data