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Teach Too: Gateshead College: a collaborative approach to refocus curriculum content and delivery in the rapidly moving world of digital and computing sectors


Gateshead College worked in collaboration with Enigma Interactive, DevAcademy, Nutshell Apps and Hedgehog Labs, and four local SMEs in the digital technology sector, to support learners and re-align its curriculum to the latest industry techniques. Teaching staff were given the tools to update their industry knowledge and enhance learner induction through employer-led networking events. This ensured that learners were exposed to a variety of industry practice and business needs, and at the same time, employers gained coaching and mentoring skills. Learners have increased their opportunities for employment, and teachers have gained a detailed understanding of current industry resources, standards and expectations. The project has also seen employer-led briefs improving learner retention, leading to the achievement of higher grades.

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