Over 580 health and social care students will benefit from a redevelopment at Guildford College following funding of £424,400 by Enterprise M3.
The scheme, with an overall cost in excess of half a million pounds will feature a flexible training area with 6 bed hospital and observation section following the redevelopment of 6 existing classrooms. This will enable students to take part in technically enhanced emergency simulations such as road traffic accidents and will deliver qualifications not previously available at the college.
This project will be the first of its kind for the Further Education sector within the EM3 region. It is endorsed by the Royal Surrey NHS Trust who would like to utilise the resource for staff training, ensuring that the investment is fully utilised.
The centre will introduce a new Degree Apprenticeship course created as well as the development of Apprenticeship levels 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. As the Royal Surrey NHS Trust are aiming to reduce their recruitment of overseas based nurses and concentrate on local recruitment and retention this facility is an opportunity to support this aspiration.
Enterprise M3's investment focuses on the Capital build and refurbishment Works for the Project. Enterprise M3 are giving this Grant Funding to Activate Learning under the General Block Exemption Regulation, Article 53 – Investment aid for local infrastructures. A State Aid notification was published on 05/06/2020 and the link to it can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/competition/elojade/isef/case_details.cfm?proc_code=3_SA_57591
Amount financed: £424,400
Total cost: £524,400
Project Lead: Activate Learning
Partner: Guildford College
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