Partnerships - Context Over 25 years Widening participation (once so high on the Governments agenda) / local community Taster modules; access programmes; access agreements; mentoring; events Progression from FE to HE; Progression in FE to HE Workforce development (NHS; Social Work; MODNet) Work Based Learning using APEL Apprenticeships First – progression agreement
Partnerships - Context Consortium (MUHFEC) 8 colleges/schools Associate Colleges 13 (including MUHFEC) Collaborative Partner Institutions 58 in the UK Progression agreements 95 in the UK Articulation Agreements 50 of which 11 are in the UK Accreditation Agreements (WBL Framework)
Partnerships - Types Validated funded Joint Validated Franchised Articulations and accreditations Research based programmes The Future??
The Future - Funding Fees - £6k to £9k Undergraduate cap Loans for PT students Penalties Impact on UK/EU applications for 2012? International - Points based; Tighter control on work permits on completion Impact on overseas applications?
Impact on Partnerships Differentiation / distinctiveness: Awards Students experience / expectation Brand
Future Partnership Working MUST continue to work in partnership BUT Will it be the same?
Future Partnership Working Need a joined up approach to the future Differentiated offer Progression opportunities Community College relationship Joint provision / shared delivery University Technical College Professional / Higher Apprenticeships
Thanks to Linking London 291 ASNs on 11 programmes Diplomas and clarity on entry requirements for HE Development funding Bridging courses to a number of vocational programmes CPD short courses for workforce development (sport) Progression agreements for apprentices Employer engagement projects