Over 100 Nottingham College Further Education students will have the opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime work experience opportunity abroad thanks to funding from the Turing Scheme.
Following the announcement earlier this year that Nottingham College was successful in attracting over £250k in funding from the Turing Scheme to widen overseas opportunities for our FE students, a series of once in a lifetime work experience opportunities have been confirmed.
The funded trips*, which include Thailand, Nepal, Germany, Italy, France and The Netherlands will give our students the opportunity to enhance their CVs and gain valuable experience related to their courses.
About the Turing scheme
The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s global programme to study and work abroad. The scheme provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world.
Supporting the government’s Global Britain objectives, the Turing Scheme unlocks the opportunity for UK education providers to offer life-changing experiences across the world for their students.
This will be the first year of delivery of these programmes and the Turing Project Team will be looking to develop and expand the range of opportunities across the curriculum over the next few years, especially in the light of the government’s budget announcement last week that has confirmed that the Turing Scheme has been extended for a further 3 years.
*The Turing scheme funding covers most costs for participants including return travel, accommodation, meals, and in-country support from our partner organisations, however there may be small additional costs that students may wish to fundraise for such as spending money or additional kit. Full information will be given to any student wishing to apply.
Who is eligible?
Further Education students from the course areas mentioned above are eligible to apply and a percentage of places have been reserved for students from disadvantaged backgrounds or students identified as having special educational needs.
The college will work with relevant curriculum areas and tutors to put forward students. Applications will be opening soon, and information shared with all eligible students on how to apply.
The countries involved in the programmes stipulate that all participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. As these trips are due to take place during the summer of 2022, there is sufficient time for those who wish to apply to ensure they are fully vaccinated and eligible to travel.