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
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. Our courses and qualifications include:

School Leavers (16-18)

T Levels

Healthcare science

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Clinical healthcare support (NHS)
Health and social care
Laboratory science

Apprenticeships vacancies are subject to availability.

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Digital and IT
Games production
Engineering and computer-aided design
Fabrication and welding engineering
Manufacturing engineering
Motor vehicle engineering

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Fabrication and welding

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Skills-Focused Diplomas

Digital and IT
GCSE maths
Health and social care

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Adult (19+)


2D computer-aided design
3D computer-aided design
Advanced manufacturing engineering
Games design and development

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Manufacturing Engineering HNC Diploma Level 4

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Cyber security
Health science
Health and social care
Social work
Website coding and development

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Functional maths skills
GCSE maths

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Free Courses

Introduction to Digital Skills for Work and Life
Introduction to Digital Skills for Employment and Life

Some courses may only be free for unemployed adults.

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“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.”

– Alex Johnson, Engineering apprentice

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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