The kitchen industry needs to back a new design degree course if it is to become a reality, says The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET).
TKET is making an application to the Higher Education Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education for a new degree in Home and Kitchen Design. The success of the current Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design has led to the application, with the new higher-level degree seen as a natural progression.
The industry needs to get behind the application by filling in a simple online petition . This demonstrates to the governing body that it is a qualification worth verifying.
TKET chairman and managing director of Roundhouse, Craig Matson said: “Signing to support the application does not commit businesses to anything other than that they acknowledge the value in creating educated, professional staff with a recognised qualification, standardised across the country.
“Currently, the biggest barrier to developing suitable higher education options has been cost, however the government’s new higher education apprenticeships are an opportunity to help overcome this issue and for the kbb industry to access education very cost effectively.”
You can find out more about the new qualification here – Higher Education, Home & Kitchen designer: Apprenticeship degree
TKET will submit the application on behalf of the industry and anyone in the sector can support it by signing by Friday July 3.