There’s been a lot of talk of STEM recently – but what exactly is it? Simply put, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and they all play a vital role in the way we work and our quality of life. Think of the invention of vaccines, TVs, cars, even skyscrapers – all these were incredible STEM breakthroughs.

It’s not just science and tech industries that use STEM skills though – fashion designers, PR execs and even pastry chefs also rely on them to do their jobs effectively. We call this set of skills the STEM 7:

The STEM 7

Creative thinkingCreative thinking
Data-driven decisionsData-driven decisions
CollaborationCollaboration
CommunicationCommunication
FlexibilityFlexibility
Intellectual curiosityIntellectual curiosity
Problem solvingProblem solving

There’s a huge demand for careers in STEM at the moment – and at Keighley College, we can help you take your education further with our exciting STEM courses.

STEM seven

What qualifications are available?

Keighley College has courses to suit all levels and ages:

School Leavers (16-18)

T Levels

Healthcare Science
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Apprenticeships

Level 2
Intermediate and higher apprenticeships
Technical apprenticeships
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BTECs

Level 1 Certificate
Level 2 Technical Diploma
Level 2 Certificate
Level 3 Diploma National Extended Certificate
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NVQs

Level 2 Diploma
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Skills Diplomas

Levels 1 and 2 C&G Diploma
Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
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Adult (19+)

BTECs

Level 2 Certificate
Level 2 Technical Diploma
Level 3 Diploma National Extended Certificate
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HNCs

Level 4 in Manufacturing Engineering
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Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
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GCSEs

English and maths function skills (part-time)
GCSE Maths (part-time)
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Evening classes

MIG, TIG, MMA
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Digital Skills for Employment and Life

(available to those who are unemployed)

Free courses

“I wouldn’t be enjoying my apprenticeship programme if it wasn’t for the support Keighley College gives me. The courses that they have available give learners vital work-based skills, especially in CNC machining and engineering theory.” – Engineering apprentice Alex Johnson

What career could I go into?

No matter what level you study at, completing a STEM course allows you to progress on to jobs across a wide range of sectors:

  • Software and Games Development
  • Health
  • Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Renewable Energy and Environment
  • Conservation
  • Psychology
  • Artificial Intelligence

Interested in mapping a career in STEM?

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