Centre engineers a 100 per cent pass rate

Sheffield Engineering Centre is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate for students on its Engineering Diploma course.

The Brightside-based, City Council-run centre provides training to National Vocational Quali?cation and Engineering Diploma levels and post 16 apprenticeships and works with around 250 teenagers who have chosen to study engineering on a day-release scheme, alongside their GCSEs.

Every one of the students on its Engineering Diploma course passed with flying colours, compared with a national average of 95 per cent and one in four gained the top grade, compared with one in seven nationwide.

Meanwhile, 34 students who completed their courses this summer are starting work as trainee engineers.

A spokesman for the Centre said: "Support from our industrial partners has been exceptional.

"Tata, IFA, Boeing, Dormer, Europa, Sheffield University, Sheffield Hallam University, EMR, Sheffield United, Mitutoyo, AET, Parkgate Mobility, Cadburys, Kelham Island, Symmetry Medical, Meadowhall, and Northern Rail have all been involved in one way or another either by donating equipment or by offering industrial visits."

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