The Missing Middle in Further Education

Delivering the Missing Middle examines the implications of the government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper and addresses the following:


> How can FE colleges redress the balance from the 80:1 ratio of graduates at level 6+ compared to level 4 and 5 qualifications?


> Can FE colleges produce grads that get  sustainable, well-paid tech jobs in under a year?


> What solutions are available to help colleges deliver tech qualifications with limited resources?


> Is it financially viable to partner with an EdTech company for course content and learner support?


> How did the City of Bristol College do all of the above?

September 14th, 12:30-13:30 BST
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Lee Lindsay, Education Advisor,
Code Institute

Lee works with Further Education colleges to provide a collaborative solution to digital skills delivery that alleviates strain on existing resources and optimises graduate employment outcomes.

Paul Saunders, Director of Business Development,
Gateway Qualifications

Paul helps Further Education colleges identify and implement qualifications that deliver learner outcomes aligned to employment opportunities.

Pasquale Fasulo, Head of Department Digital and Creative,
City of Bristol College

Pasquale is an experienced digital skills lead who helped develop the collaboration between City of Bristol College and Code Institute to launch the Diploma in Web Application Development.


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What Our Education Partners Say

“The ability to get it off the ground now far outweighs the potential advantages of creating a qualification like this under our own steam, as the resources needed and the time frame involved in developing the platform would be very considerable.”
Andrew Nicholson
Head of Digital Technologies at Newcastle College
“Colleges are deeply embedded in the local community, so they are key in bridging the digital divide and creating the skilled workforce local employers are looking for.”

Louise Aitken
Skills Lead, South East LEP
“What Code Institute has done in creating this learning path is to encapsulate every kind of behaviour, every skill and knowledge element that you will need to start out in those low to mid-level software development roles. If people can get their foot in the door, they can then really enhance their careers because they’ll learn more while they do more.”
Pasquale Fasulo
Head of Department for Digital and Creative, City of Bristol College
“We are delighted to offer a practical programme that gives students job-ready skills and an academic qualification. In this intensive programme learners develop a portfolio of work that showcases their skills to future employers. Languages such as Python are taught on the course, which is a highly sought after skill in the region and beyond.”
John Herlihey
Admissions Officer, Kerry College
“The collaboration with Code Institute in the delivery of Software Development programmes for the region was a positive experience for Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. From recruitment, through to marketing and communications, and onto the delivery of educational outcomes, the partnership was synergetic, efficient and effective.”
Eimear Brophy
Further Education and Training Manager, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
“Local employers in the tech sector appreciate having access to a pipeline of local tech talent to support growth. Any additional training that’s available to local people to allow them to become business-ready for us and to hit the ground running in any area, particularly software development, is a really positive development and it will definitely drive our business growth,”
Anluan Dunne
JRI America
“It’s our job to open doors and we do that with weekly careers webinars where our hiring partners tell learners what the industry is looking for. This is a great opportunity for our students because these companies are recruiting directly.”
Jane Gormley
Director of Career Services, Code Institute
“We worked in collaboration with Code Institute to develop a regulated qualification that would upskill those already working in a website development role and also offer learners with no previous experience in programming a pathway to employment.”
Paul Saunders
Director of Business Development, Gateway Qualifications