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1 HE in FE Lynne Scragg Dean of Studies

2 Benefits to the FE institution Offers broader progression routes for learners Opportunity for staff to teach at a higher level and receive CPD Partnership with HEIs and other FE Colleges improves offer and enables sharing of best practice An alternative funding stream Raises the status of the college

3 Benefits to learners Chance to study locally, (cheaper!) and for many, in an already familiar environment Small group sizes Close contact with industry Broader mix of students

4 Foundation Degrees “…are degree level qualifications designed with employers and combine academic study with workplace learning to equip people with the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to improve performance and productivity.”

5 14-19 qualifications Level 4+ Level 3 Level 2 Level qualificationsMostly 16+ Degree levelFoundation Degree GCSE D-G Other provision Academic GCSE A*-C GCE A levels / IB Foundation Diploma General/applied Higher Diploma Advanced Diploma Occupational Young Apprentice- ship Advanced Apprenticeship Apprentice- ship

6 Foundation Degrees on offer at City of Bath College 2008/09 Heritage Management(8) Computing(35) Digital Design(30) Fashion and Textiles Design Skills(21) Music Production(21) Early Years(31) Sport (Coaching)(42) Sport (Health and Fitness)(29)

7 Foundation Degrees under development for 2009/10 Contemporary Design Crafts Refrigeration Engineering

8 Other HE courses at City of Bath College University of Bath Foundation course (year 0) (68) HNC/D Business (Management)(35) HNC/D Building Services Engineering (56) BA (Hons) Business Management (2) BSc (Hons) Sport (12) BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness (8)

9 Our partners The University of Bath The University of Sunderland Bath Spa University University of the West of England Edexcel

10 What are we looking for in an applicant? Proven ability to adapt to higher level study Identified number of UCAS points Appropriate work placement Commitment to, and skills in, the vocational area Career plan Good communication skills

11 Contact details Lynne Scragg Dean of Studies Rob Sibley Dean of Studies Adult provision


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