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Aspiring engineers from St Helens College's innovative 14-16 Academy visited Halewood's Jaguar Land Rover as part of their vocational studies.

Picture of students with Land Rover

Aspiring engineers from St Helens College's innovative 14-16 Academy visited Halewood's Jaguar Land Rover as part of their vocational studies.

The trip was designed to enable Engineering students to gain a first-hand experience of the manufacturing and motor vehicle industry at one of the world's most prestigious car makers and the home to the Range Rover Evoque.

Stephen Forber, Engineering Tutor at the Academy said, "This was a great opportunity for the students to develop their course skills in modern manufacturing methods and materials which is an important part of their engineering course".

Students also had an exclusive opportunity to speak Jaguar Land Rover staff about apprenticeships opportunities available after completing their vocational studies at the Academy.

The day was followed up with a lesson back at the 14-16 Academy, where students discussed as a group the things they had experienced. This review lesson encompassed curriculum aspects from maths, materials science and modern production methods.

Caron Kerr, Head of the 14-16 Academy at St Helens College added, We feel it's very important that the students gain real world experience whilst studying towards their qualifications. We have students who are interested in different aspects of engineering and thanks to Jaguar Land Rover have had the opportunity to see first-hand how those skills and study are put into real world practice."

St Helens College's prestigious new 14-16 Academy provides a choice for those looking to study practical work-related courses alongside core GCSEs. Young people in the region have the opportunity to complete Years 10 and 11 at the Academy, studying a wide range of vocational courses from Engineering, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering to Construction and Sports.

To find out more information, visit our St Helens College 14-16 Academy section or call us on 0800 99 66 99.