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HE in FE What is it and what can it offer? Julie Skinner - Head of People and Performance, Exeter College Lisa Souch - Higher Education Manager Exeter.

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1 HE in FE What is it and what can it offer? Julie Skinner - Head of People and Performance, Exeter College Lisa Souch - Higher Education Manager Exeter College Jack Gill – FdSc Coaching and Fitness student, Exeter College

2 What does HE in FE look like? University’s role and progression Employers need and Widening Participation Advantages of HE in FE A different teaching & learning experience The future Presentation overview

3 Delivered locally, easy to access Work Based Learning/employer links Optional progression to 3 rd level Lower tuition fees (mostly) Characteristics of HE in FE

4 Variety of qualifications and modes of delivery Broad spectrum of subjects Diverse student population Partnerships with SW HEIs Widening participation The many faces of HE in FE

5 FE colleges link with one or many HEIs The University's Role Development and validation of new programmes with colleges & employers Monitoring & improving experience and performance (staff and students) Awarding the qualifications Investment to grow “local” provision Progression to 3 rd level University partnerships

6 Progression to honours degree Progression to employment Opportunities for employment experience whilst studying Embedded professional standards and employability skills / qualifications Progression & Employment

7 Integral part of Foundation Degree Programmes designed with employer support and for specific employers/industry sectors Professional practice - variety, flexibility, lots of options to suit each learner, not “one size fits all” Equipping students with the skills for industry needs Meeting employers needs

8 FE colleges play a role in meeting widening participation objectives HE in FE designed to enable “non- traditional” learners to participate and succeed Entry qualifications are different, more flexible Attractive option for adult learners Supporting WP

9 Why choose HE in FE? What should you expect from studying HE in FE? Progression / Employment opportunities Message to prospective students Student experience

10 Smaller class sizes = high contact time ‘Bite-size’ route to a degree Independent learning – gradual ‘release’ Personalised learning Integral support Teaching ethos of FE staff – Learning is focal Training and Support of Staff The Teaching Experience of HE in FE

11 What can I expect from FE in HE? Range of different learners Flexible learning Independent research and study High quality teaching from subject specialists Opportunities to develop new skills and experiences

12 Teaching and Learning in FE Research Journals Group Work, Lectures, Seminars Books Practical

13 Teaching and Learning in FE Blogs and RSS Discussion Boards Internet Portal / Intranet Mobile Learning

14 Higher level learning & skills, engaging employers/meeting local needs Focus on the student experience Stability, transparency, long term planning Centres of Excellence Degree awarding powers? The Future


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