Bridgwater & Taunton College's Erasmus+ Programme has strong links with an extensive list of educational institutions across Europe and has successfully secured funding to enable students and staff to work, train and study abroad.
Erasmus+ is an amazing opportunity to travel, learn and develop new skills abroad. The Erasmus+ Programme is an invaluable experience that students and staff alike can benefit from.
We are involved in several European cooperation projects on a range of topics. Find out more.Learn more
Are you a student interested in The Erasmus+ Programme? As a student at Bridgwater & Taunton College, you can apply for funding to do work experience with one of our partners abroad. Find out more.Learn more
As a staff member at Bridgwater & Taunton College, you can apply for funding to take part in several exciting projects abroad to further your professional development.Learn more
Thanks to the many projects Bridgwater & Taunton College are currently involved in, we are building a growing network of partner schools, colleges and businesses across Europe.Learn more
Thanks to the many projects Bridgwater and Taunton College are currently involved in, we are building a growing network of partner schools, colleges and businesses across Europe.
The college seeks to work collaboratively with this network of establishments to improve our students’ experience, to further our staff development, and place ourselves firmly at the forefront of innovation in vocational education.
Click on the buttons below to learn more about our current projects:
This project is led by Bridgwater and Taunton College.
Life Online aims to address youth unemployment and skills gaps through the creation of an online e-learning platform aimed at developing a wide range of soft skills such as creative thinking, intercultural understanding, communication and resilience.
Our goal is that students who complete this material will be better prepared for the workplace and more likely to consider a broader range of career options, both at home and abroad.
Project website: http://lifeonline.education/
Duration of project: September 2015 – September 2018
List of partners: Bridgwater and Taunton College (UK), Politeknika Ikastegia (Spain), Cebanc (Spain), Haaga Helia (Finland), SSGT MB (Slovenia), Zavod za turizem (Slovenia) and EfVET (Brussels).
EMEU4ALL aims to create mobility opportunities for students in VET education.
Following the establishment of a network of institutions across Europe who were keen to increase mobility opportunities, work began on creating opportunities for training and work placements abroad. Also, partners are developing relevant learning material specifically designed for students whilst on mobility that will help them improve their skills and employability.
Project website: http://em-eu.eu/
Duration of project: The funded part of this project has now finished, however, we have kept the partnership going to allowing the colleges to use KA1 mobility funding to send students on work-placements abroad to the list of the participants below.
List of partners: Bridgwater & Taunton College (UK), ROC Horizon college (Netherlands), ID College (Netherlands), Bath College (UK), BBS Wirtschaft (Germany), Berufsschule fur Fertigungstechnik Munchen (Germany), Sophie-Scholl-BK (Germany), Aarhus Tech (Denmark), SDE College (Denmark), IES Construcción (Spain), IES Xabier Zubiri (Spain), Xabec Vocational Training Centre (Spain), Hyria Education (Finland), Jyvaskyla College (Finland) and Savo Vocational College (Finland)
SUSCOP aims to raise awareness with sustainable production of food products and creating training materials for culinary teachers to use in teaching their students. This also contributes to the ‘save the planet’ agenda and is increasing the profile of using alternative proteins when cooking.
The outcome of the project will be a comprehensive recipe book which is available online as a free resource. We are working with partners from Finland, The Netherlands and Spain to produce a varied recipe book which will also include the basics of how to use and source alternative proteins.
Project website: www.suscop.eu
Duration of the project: October 2018- March 2021
List of partners: Bridgwater & Taunton College (UK), Da Vinci College (Netherlands), Haaga Helia (Finland), Entocube (Finland), Perho Culinary College (Finland), Landstede (Netherlands) and IKASLAN (Spain).
The aim of this project is to address a growing need for higher quality skills taught in the topic of E-commerce.
E-commerce is developing fast and the Colleges need to be updated with the latest information at all times. The students need to be educated more specifically in order to meet the needs of the industry. Also, the project aims to emphasize the need for lifelong learning, especially within this field due to the rapid technological development. This applies to students as well as teachers. When the students are working with the companies, they will discover, that it is necessary to keep up with the developments. Thereby they also discover that work-based learning never ends.
Through the cooperation between the Colleges, the project aims at being on point in regards to the latest developments. This is done through the sharing of knowledge between the teachers and the E-commerce companies participating in the project. The project also opens an opportunity for the teachers to work more closely together. After the exchanges we expect the teachers to keep in touch with each other in order to maintain their common competences.
Duration of the project: November 2011- October 2019
List of partners: Tradium (Denmark), Da Vinci College (Netherlands), Šiaulių Profesinio Rengimo Centras (Lithuania), Noorderpoort (Netherlands), STUCOM (Spain) and Bridgwater & Taunton College (UK).
The purpose of this project is to empower students to face present and future opportunities, both in their personal and prospective working lives. Improving the quality and results in education and work towards social integration, by meeting peers in other countries, and enhance creativity and entrepreneurship in students.
Students will achieve this by taking part in project-based learning weeks in each partner country.
Project website: www.entrepreneur-education.eu
Duration of the project: October 2018- September 2020
List of partners: Bridgwater & Taunton College (UK), Business Academy Donaustadt (Austria), Helsinki Business College (Helsinki), LGT Pablo Picasso (France) and Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School (Malta).
This project has involved a variety of educational institutions combined with businesses. This project aims to create training materials for new Trainer Assessors within the IT sector. Online training resources are being completed and will be piloted with in-company mentors. This will then be an online free resource for companies to use.
The VETIT project brings together local authorities, VET providers, and IT SMEs from Denmark, the UK and Greece, as well as sectoral/professional organizations as associated partners, in order to develop new, sustainable cooperation structures on WBL and apprenticeships, through capacity building, the transfer of knowledge and the exchange of practices and experiences.
Project website: https://vetit-project.eu/site/
Duration of the project: 2017 – 2019
Growmat aims to improve and promote accessible tourism for the elderly whilst simultaneously creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and existing businesses as well as creating jobs for young people.
Partners are developing training courses to be used by educational institutions, training providers, businesses and anyone else involved in the hospitality and tourism sector to better meet the needs of the elderly and so improve accessibility.
Project website: http://growmat.eu/
Duration of project: December 2016 – March 2019
List of partners: Cebanc (Spain), Bridgwater and Taunton College (UK), Errotu (Spain), Haaga-Helia (Finland), C.M.Skoulidi & SIA E.E. (Greece), Learning South West (UK), AgeUK BANES (UK), SSGT MB (Slovenia), T2 Consulting (UK), EfVET
The Electrical Project aims to improve safety for electricians and other workers in the construction industry.
The project will begin with research into the different ways countries regulate safety training. The partners will then begin developing interactive, multimedia-rich, eLearning materials including case studies for training risk assessment and multiple-choice questions on workplace safety to be used by electricians, apprentices, training providers and anyone employed in the construction industry.
Project website: http://safety4el.net/
Duration of project: September 2016 – August 2019
List of partners: Syddansk Erhvervsskole (Denmark), Bridgwater and Taunton College (UK), POLITEKNIKA IKASTEGIA TXORIERRI S. COOP (Spain), MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Malta), Intercollege (Cyprus), European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Reducing the ‘drop-out’ rate in Apprenticeships.
DropApp aims to reduce high dropout rates among apprentices by improving career guidance and counselling services.
Following on from research into the needs of young people deemed at risk of dropping out, partners will collaborate in the creation of a web-based career guidance service that is relevant, user-friendly and accessible.
Project website: https://www.dropapp.info/
Duration of project: September 2016 – August 2018
List of partners: Ortahisar Mesleki Egitim Merkezi (Turkey), Bridgwater and Taunton College (UK), Kauno Socpstvdc (Lithuania), Ikaros (Italy), ROC Da Vinci College (Netherlands)
The aim of this project was to increase mobility in the automotive sector by standardising learning outcomes across Europe.
Project website: http://www.automovet.eu/
This project aimed to meet a need within the VET community for better and more up to date training on electric urban mobility given that hybrid and electric engines are becoming increasingly important.
This project aims to raise awareness of the potential benefits of Green Care – a movement which places contact with nature at the heart of any process. The partners aimed to help equip VET institutions with the knowledge and materials needed to teach Green Care.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about the opportunities mentioned on this page please contact the Erasmus+ Team.
Alternatively, give us a call on 01278 455464 and ask to speak to the Erasmus+ Team.