Higher Skills Learners - Destinations (2019-20 Year-End Data)

Impact on Regional Skills and the Regional Economy

STEM in the curriculum

Bar chart showing qualifications by Higher Education learners in STEM subjects

The local economy relies on a workforce with high level skills and skills in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The chart above shows the percentage of qualifications completed by higher level students that were in STEM related subjects. We are pleased to see we have maintained a strong 41% (35%) of students in this important area and we are now near returning to the 2015 high point. We are committed to further expanding our higher level STEM provision through the expansion of our Science and Healthcare provision and the introduction of the new Institute of Technology.