Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), these case studies describe work done by practitioners to support learners’ progression through STEM, whether from school to college, or to HE or employment.

The projects, drawn from organisations across the FE and skills sector, explore a variety of activities aimed at enabling and encouraging learners’ journeys through STEM, including:
• Career taster events
• Tailored resources and induction materials
• Developing and marketing new STEM courses
• Intensive support sessions
• Student peer-mentoring
• Links with schools
• Employer engagement.



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Building STEM Strength

Produced by LSIS, this case study describes a project by FE Sussex. FE Sussex already has a well-established ethos of networks and collaboration as the limited company encompasses 12 colleges: five sixth form colleges, one land-based and six general FE colleges. However, by working with the LSIS STEM Programme, FE...

Exchange Scheme ‘Improving Progression’

Published by LSIS, this case study is based on work done by Longley Park Sixth Form College. The college recognised that they needed to bridge the gap between GCSE and A level and that only engaging with students once they arrived at college, post-16, was too late. To rectify this, Longley Park gained funding from...

STEM - the Big Picture

From LSIS, this case study looks at Loughborough College and how college staff, from the principal to the engineering department, have been involved with different aspects of the LSIS STEM Programme.

Enhancement of Literacy Skills in Science

Published by LSIS, this case study looks at a project at Nelson and Colne College. The college applied for funding from the LSIS STEM Programme to devise and deliver an action research project that would meet the needs of college students.

The team began by collecting the GCSE English Language data of...