Presentation on theme: "A view from FE Andy Wilson Principal May 2011. Progression to degree level study for FE students Vocational programmes Non-traditional entrants Expansion."— Presentation transcript:
Progression to degree level study for FE students Vocational programmes Non-traditional entrants Expansion of HE in FE To fill gaps in the vocational offer To provide smooth progression routes To meet employer needs Networking & Staff Development With FE & HE colleagues
Differentiated fees As long as we can afford to keep them low As long as fee levels & loans remain newsworthy Differentiated qualifications Foundation Degrees Return of HNDs & HNCs Differentiated products Higher Apprenticeships Condensed & PT programme Differentiated clients Employers Non-traditional entrants
Awarding powers Cable prefers University involvement May pass to FE if not Allocation of places Cable disappointed by the number of high cost places Indicated will allocate to FE as long as quality is good Post-Wolf future of vocational education Funding & Loans for Access courses Will individual & employer clients pay for new products? How can short-term opportunities be embedded long-term? Niche v Mass market
Is the solution out & out competition? Awarding powers Every college will not want to award independently Curriculum planning Avoid costly, inefficient duplication Promotion of a coherent, understandable offer to individuals & employers Vocational Aim Higher replacement Reformatted Access & Year 0 courses, Networking & staff development
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