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Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent In Devon Making Change 2019
The support the staff gave was amazing. They built my confidence and made me feel that Higher Education was a possibility for me.
Participant on Arts University Plymouth’s Making Change Course
<p><strong>2017-2020</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Hidden Talent in Devon (HTiD) was <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/plymouth-college-of-art-joins-5-8-million-project-to-drive-up-employee-skil">a partnership project</a> part-financed by European Social Fund (ESF) and delivered by Arts University Plymouth in partnership with University of Plymouth, City College Plymouth, University of Exeter, South Devon College, Petroc.</p> <p dir="ltr">HTiD supported Devon based people to develop their skills through short courses and creative workshops and to support their employability, self-employment or progression to Higher Education. </p> <p dir="ltr">Arts University Plymouth delivered activity through a variety of short course taster sessions, access to FE and HE sessions, and portfolio development as well as the structured 12 week Making Change programme. Making Change was a 12 session short course oriented towards physical arts practices; the first half was aimed at developing skills and confidence while the second half built on these and enabled participants to pursue a personal project guided and supported by their tutor. Course included: Make (Almost) Anything, Making Change Portfolio Development, and Fab Lab training workshops in Robotics and 3D printing.</p> <p dir="ltr">Across the partnership 1,496 participated in the opportunities provided through HTiD. Some of Arts University Plymouth’s achievements include:<br /></p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">168 people to access a free course or training activity; 103 of these received training through Arts University Plymouth’s Fab Lab</p></li></ul><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">26 people took part in the Making Change access to HE course; 15 of these progressed to a higher education course as a result.</p></li></ul>
Making Change has changed my life and my family's life for the better. There is no question that I wouldn't have had the confidence to apply for a place without it [...] I am forever grateful for the opportunities this course has given me.
Participant on Arts University Plymouth’s Making Change Course