Scarborough TEC has completed the purchase of the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus, securing the future of the new college, planned to open in September.
Scarborough TEC forms part of the TEC Partnership, who have been delivering further and higher education in Scarborough since January 2010; previously through Yorkshire Coast College with campuses at Lady Edith’s Drive and Westwood, Valley Bridge Parade.
Scarborough TEC will have a clear focus on training, education and careers and will deliver the vision for further and higher education and professional training that is employment-focused. Scarborough TEC will be a college which understands and meets the needs of students and employers.
The college, and its new campus at Filey Road, will improve services to students and increase their opportunity to study programmes that are directly related to current and future labour market needs, thereby supporting the region’s vocational and technical skills requirements and the local economy.
Ann Hardy, Principal of Scarborough TEC, said: “Everyone at Scarborough TEC is absolutely thrilled that the paperwork has been signed for the purchase of our new home at the Filey Road campus.
“This is a very exciting time for the college and, as we move forward into the new campus in September, we have lots of plans that are going to offer our students, both in further and higher education, the opportunity to study and train in the latest facilities in one of Scarborough’s most prestigious buildings.”
Plans for Scarborough TEC include dedicated facilities for; catering & hospitality, construction, engineering, health and social care, creative arts, media, business, games design, sport & outdoor education, business & accounting and hair & beauty.
There will also be a firm emphasis on the development of flexible, higher level skills, which have been identified as a key requirement for the wider economy going forwards. Scarborough TEC will also offer a wide range of skills for employment, apprenticeships and work-based training.
Gill Alton, Chief Executive of the TEC Partnership, said: “We are incredibly excited about our acquisition of the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus, this opportunity allows us to develop a college that is responsive to the needs of local students, employers and the wider economy. The college will provide a clear line of sight to work and careers.”
Professor Glenn Burgess, Acting Vice Chancellor at the University of Hull said:
“Working with TEC Partnership, we have developed a new institutional model for the Campus and a refreshed academic offer – one with strong local and vocational roots which serves the needs of the local community.
“The TEC Partnership and the University of Hull have enjoyed a special relationship that goes back some 15 years and we look forward to this continuing long into the future.
“We will now continue to work closely with TEC Partnership to ensure a smooth and positive transfer of ownership and operations for the Scarborough Campus.”
The University of Hull will continue to deliver education programmes from the Scarborough Campus until students have completed in summer 2017.
Beyond that, the University of Hull will continue its commitment to supporting the educational and business aspirations of Scarborough and North Yorkshire, through its new partnerships team based in Scarborough. The team will build on its relationships with schools, businesses and the wider community, focusing its work in three important areas:
- Schools and colleges liaison: colleagues will build on the University’s extensive links in Scarborough and across the North Yorkshire region to continue to inspire young people into higher education. They will work with parents, pupils and their schools to demonstrate the impact a university education can have on individuals and their community, including ongoing support for Scarborough Children’s University.
- Placements, internships and fieldwork opportunities will be provided for undergraduate and postgraduate students, enhancing existing skills and producing work-ready graduates. Continued professional development and bespoke courses will also be devised for the wider community.
- The University’s success in sharing knowledge and expertise to benefit businesses and local communities will also be strengthened with dedicated support in strategic engagement with the Local Enterprise Partnership, local authorities and employers.
The University will also be validating degree courses being offered by the new Scarborough TEC at the Filey Road campus from September 2017.
Scarborough TEC will be welcoming new students during a Welcome Day on Wednesday 5th July from 9am-2pm at the current Lady Edith’s Drive campus. For more information simply email [email protected] or call 01723 372105.