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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2017/dec/18/do-we-need-to-reinvent-polytechnics Excerpts below: Athene Donald writes “I concur that lumping polytechnics and (pre-1992) universities together as all the same is unhelpful. They do not all have, or wish to have, indistinguishable missions and student populations, and thinking of the sector like that has been not only unconstructive but damaging.” “Degree courses...
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Full article here – http://resources.ftiecla.com/en-gb/pulse2017/ Extracts below: Corporate learning and leadership development programmes can have a lasting impact not only on organisations as a whole but also on individuals. Thanks to such programmes, organisations benefit from individuals operating at a higher level, and individuals are armed with competencies, skills and leadership capabilities that can otherwise...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/dec/05/two-year-degrees-funding-university-student-fees Ray Brogden, COO of Qualifi Awarding Organisation commented that the two-year honours degrees have been available for some time via the Level 4 and level 5 Vocationally Related Qualification accelerated learning pathway (1 calendar year) followed by a final year honours degree top-up year. In addition to gaining an honours...
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Full article below and here – https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/aoc-responds-careers-strategy-announcement In response to the launch of the Government’s careers strategy, Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, said: “AoC welcomes today’s announcement as we have long called for young people to have access to informed and impartial careers advice and education, embedded into the curriculum,...
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With no open days or face-to-face meetings, how do you pick a distance learning course? Full Article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/13/heres-what-to-consider-before-choosing-an-online-degree Extracts below For most students, choosing a university is as simple as counting up UCAS points, checking a league table or two, and signing up to a few open days to whittle the list down....
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Higher education needs to evolve from the lecture hall to encompass new technology and meet the needs of a diverse range of learners Full article here –  https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/nov/22/2vcs-on-are-university-degree-models-stuck-in-the-past Against a backdrop of crashing participation from mature and part-time learners, the government is urging universities to think hard about how they can reskill the workforce and...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/18/apprenticeships-budget-hammond-skills-shortages-brexit Extracts below. Despite the compelling picture painted in this article, Ray Brogden, COO of Qualifi points out that there is an alternative to the traditional three-year full-time degree and often very high debt associated with tuition fees of £9,250 in addition to maintenance loans. In addition to apprenticeships, including advanced,...
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Jo Johnson, the higher education minister, has already set out the government’s vision for a system where students can move more easily between HE providers without losing credit for the work they have already undertaken. Now UCAS, the university admissions service, has said it too regards greater “portability of qualifications” as “vital”. A spokesman said last...
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Full article here – https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/aoc-responds-higher-level-technical-education-review The Department for Education has announced that it’ll be carrying out a review into higher level technical education, with a particular focus on Level 4 and 5 technical qualifications. In response, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “This review into higher level technical education is long...
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Full Article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/10/wo-degrees-better-than-one-career-prospects-postgraduate-students Extracts below A growing number of students believe a bachelor’s degree is no longer enough to attract the attention of employers when job hunting and are entering postgraduate education to boost their employment prospects. Data from the Higher Education Funding Council shows the number of people taking full-time, taught postgrad programmes surged...
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