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February 2018
http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/59041300-32b4-4bed-b6c3-ce7d02982105 An interesting and enlightening discussion with thought-provoking contributions from a diverse group of representatives from FE and HE organisations. Alice Barnard of the Edge Foundation provided a great deal of constructive commentary regarding the wider issues facing the sector as well as observations about its future and actions that could and should be considered...
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Qualifi Awarding Organisation awaits with interest the outcome of the next stage of the Education Committee inquiry into value for money in higher education. With just 35% of respondents believing their HE experience represented “good” or “very good” value for money and the number of students saying their university was “poor” or “very poor” value...
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43106736 Extracts below Mrs May, announcing the year-long review of student finance and university funding, will warn that the system has failed to deliver sufficient competition on price – with almost all courses being charged at the maximum £9,250 per year. Education Secretary Damian Hinds said he wants “more variety” in the...
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In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on the education and funding review, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “The growth in higher education numbers and the widened access has almost exclusively been for young people taking traditional three-year undergraduate degrees. Colleges play an important part in helping young people access these...
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European universities are increasing English-speaking courses to prepare for an influx of students who could seek alternatives to the UK as a result of Brexit, a new study suggests.  The total number of English-taught programmes in universities on the continent has risen by 13 percent in the last year. Ray Brogden, COO of Qualifi would like...
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Qualifi are pleased to announce soon to be available additions to our suite of cyber management and operations qualifications. We have been working with sector experts to develop qualifications associated with this rapidly growing sector; a sector that has skills shortages and thus buoyant employment prospects.  In addition to the existing qualification, listed below, we...
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Ray Brogden, COO of Qualifi encourages all FE colleges to promote this among their HE L5 students. This demonstrates how quickly the HE landscape is changing, providing more choice for students in an increasingly competitive, quality assured and customer lead environment. Alternatives to the traditional 3-year undergraduate study programmes are available, fundable via Advanced Learner...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/feb/09/vocational-degrees-best-highly-skilled-jobs-study Extracts below – “A lot of government reform is focused on improving technical and vocational education, but this conversation rarely acknowledges the role in higher education in supplying a skilled workforce to vocational occupations,” The research from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) found that students on courses...
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Theresa May’s announcement at the end of January of extended Education partnerships between the UK and Chinese Education Sector’s coincides with the Sino-British collaboration agreements established by PAM Education and Qualifi. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-to-set-out-ambitious-new-approach-to-uk-china-education In the last 12 months Qualifi and PAM Education have worked on programmes involving UK and Chinese partners that include: Chinese Culinary Arts...
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Complete article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-42923529 Ray Brogden COO of Qualifi points out that the ongoing, often conflicting messages and debate in regard to value for money, debt, the interest rate on debt, post-degree earnings potential….. results in confusion and it being near impossible for prospective students to make an informed and hopefully what will be...
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