Sign petition against termination of engineering course at Guernsey College of Further Education

April 11th, 2012 by Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers

CIGPE has learned that the Guernsey College of Further education may no longer offer the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering.

CIGPE, as the representative body for professional engineering in the Channel Islands, has concerns regarding the skills gap this will leave in Guernsey’s engineering sector.

At a time when Guernsey is looking to diversify its economy, it is difficult to understand why there are plans to terminate a course which provides a vocational alternative to A Levels.

This news is particularly disappointing considering the high percentage of BTEC students who continue their studies onto higher education.

Financial calculations or a simple head count cannot provide a complete assessment when considering the withdrawal of a course.

In the UK a course can be withdrawn and students wishing to attend can register at an alternative college. This is simply not the case in Guernsey and therefore, a more detailed analysis is required.

We encourage our members to sign the petition against this course of action.

(click on image to go to Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers website)

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