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Full article here – https://www.tes.com/news/further-education/breaking-views/he-and-fe-should-not-be-rivals Jason Goodyear, CEO of Qualifi Awarding Organisation commented that Stephen Howlett’s comments in the article above (extracts below) resonate with the work of Qualifi. As an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, Qualifi provides colleges of FE an opportunity to offer their students qualifications from level 2 to level 8 inclusive. Qualifications...
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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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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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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/10/postgraduate-funding-fees-students-scholarships-university-question Extracts below: The benefits enjoyed by those with postgraduate qualifications are becoming increasingly evident. Research published by the Sutton Trust education charity suggests that, in Britain, they will earn on average 14% more than those with an undergraduate degree alone. They are also 15% more likely to be employed full-time after six...
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Full article here – https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/aoc-responds-dfe-consultation-the-ofs-regulatory-framework Today, the Department for Education has published a consultation on the OFS regulatory framework. In response, Julian Gravatt, Deputy Chief Executive at the Association of Colleges, said: “Colleges have offered affordable, local and employment-focused higher education across the country ‎for decades.  Around 150,000 students in over 200 colleges benefit from these...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/nov/10/lets-draw-blue-skies-research-out-of-our-universities-and-into-the-economy Extracts below A great idea often starts with a lightbulb moment, a flash of inspiration that feels like it could be something big – but for many ideas that’s as far as it gets. For successful innovators, getting to the point where things really take off is a long and...
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Full article and link to the consultation portal can be found here – https://consult.education.gov.uk/higher-education/degree-awarding-powers-university-title/ The Department for Education (DfE) have invited views on the proposals for the criteria and processes for degree-awarding powers and university title. This consultation seeks views on behalf of the Secretary of State and the new Office for Students (OfS) on...
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Full article here – https://feweek.co.uk/2017/10/08/fe-must-lead-on-the-edtech-agenda/?utm_content=buffer5683f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Extracts below The opportunity for artificial intelligence-backed virtual reality to revolutionise technical and vocational education and training is upon us, says Ali Hadawi (Principal and Chief Executive, Central Bedfordshire College). There is a distinct opportunity for the FE sector to lead the change in delivering truly inspirational learning and training...
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