The Quantum Communications Hub has been working in partnership with the National STEM Learning Centre and the University of York Science Education Group in order to deliver a comprehensive scheme of quantum-related CPD and classroom-based activities for A-level students and their science teachers, over a two year period. The aim of the scheme is to promote the uptake of STEM subjects, highlighting the benefits and applications of mature quantum technologies and signposting career pathways for science graduates. The scheme seeks to increase awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of quantum technologies to UK society, culture and the economy. Throughout the duration of the project, the science and technologies of the National Quantum Technologies Programme are being used as a context in which to develop and deliver an inspiring enrichment scheme across the UK. The scheme is UK wide – achieved by a collaborative approach involving a wide network of partners and support organisations.
The first phase of the scheme was delivered in 2017-2019 with over 100 schools registering to take part. For information on the second phase of the scheme, visit the Quantum Ambassadors website.