Arts: Vocational Education

Department for Education written question – answered at on 1 June 2023.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a national Technical University in England to focus on the teaching of technical arts.

Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Minister of State (Education)

The department is investing £300 million in capital funding to establish 21 Institutes of Technology across the country. Institutes of Technology are collaborations between employers, colleges and universities that provide access to industry standard facilities, focusing on meeting the needs of employers and learners in their specific local areas. That includes provision aimed at the creative industries across a diverse range of subjects including music production, animation & games design, 3D and graphic design, creative and media professions and Esports.

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