Presentation on theme: "HE IN FE STRATEGY Food For Thought SUZANNE OVERTON-EDWARDS."— Presentation transcript:
HE IN FE STRATEGY Food For Thought SUZANNE OVERTON-EDWARDS
Focal point Majority of FE and HE students’ ultimate goal is employment
CWC context Strategic decision to grow HE Quality Assurance Agency’s, Integrated Quality Enhancement Review New principal New building
Current situation CWC 3 out of 4 faculties have HE provision Delivered at 3 out of 5 centres Russell Group & CBI Expected HE budget cuts of 20-25% Increase fees from £3.2K to £5K 50% of young people to HE by 2010; abandon aim
Steer Increase income from HE HE in all faculties Increase internal progression to HE provision* Strengthen progression routes Develop niche markets Build on current strengths, transpose models Risk assessment
Targets FE focus is on progression to level 3 Targets for foundation learning tier, level 2, level 3 Use targets as catalyst for change
Curriculum steer Design foundation degrees to have longer shelf life Design to maximise students’ opportunities CPD modules, professional qualifications, full qualification FD, BSc, MSc Accessible modes of delivery Curriculum materials to VLE Develop procedures & capacity for quick response Increase awareness of global economy needs
Process 1 Appointed ‘consultant’ Objective Ask questions Do research Wider perspective Produce document
Process 2 Refer to bid to HEFCE for additional student numbers Refer to widening participation strategic assessment Consult Higher Education Planning & Funding Wider internal consultation External consultation with employers (existing & potential employees), HEIs, HEFCE Senior Management Team HE Board, governor representation Governing Body
Considerations Support for HE students learning centres HEFCE’s funding for learning support Improved, longer tracking into employment & further future study International market Staff development, including FE defined scholarly activity Who should we be collaborating with? Mixed economy.
Benefits, a personal perspective Examination of relationships with HEIs Broader definition of collaboration strategic collaboration reinforced not putting all of your eggs into one basket differentiated collaboration Work with HEIs to identify long progression routes. Use as magnet from key stage 3 into lifelong learning Dream – pan London planning around niche markets referring to employees, employers, lifelong learning networks, sector skills councils, HE, FE
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