Presentation on theme: "Progression from Apprenticeship to Higher Education Adrian Anderson, CEO, UVAC and Mandy Crawford-Lee, BIS."— Presentation transcript:
Progression from Apprenticeship to Higher Education Adrian Anderson, CEO, UVAC and Mandy Crawford-Lee, BIS
Progression from Apprenticeship to ‘Higher Education’ Apprenticeship progression – what we mean Why progression is important How HEIs can support progression The Apprenticeship Reforms, Trailblazers, Apprenticeship Standards – Impact on transferability and progression
Apprenticeship Progression – What We Mean Supporting individuals on the basis of their ability, aspiration and frequently with reference to employer need, progress to the next level/new job role and/or a higher education or higher level learning programme. Linear and non-linear Horizontal as well as vertical Prescribed HE qualifications (e.g. Foundation and Bachelors degrees), non-prescribed HE and professional qualifications.
Why Progression is Important Progression enables employers to grow and develop their existing employees Progression is important for national competitiveness and growth Higher level skills/qualifications equate with high earnings Apprenticeship progression enhances social mobility Progression supports parity with academic pathways Demonstrating progression opportunities will be a key approach to growing apprenticeship numbers at all levels
Progression is Important for Government BIS commissioned the University of Greenwich tracking study – Progression of Apprentices to Higher Education – Cohort Update – due April 2014 (commitment to a further study in 2015) BIS have commissioned a tracking study of progression from the whole of FE into higher education BIS proposal to track back from HE, via FE to the national pupil data base (NPDB) to show progression over time into the HE system
Why Progression is Important to HEIs and FECs (delivering HE) Recruitment of new cohorts of learners Widening participation Engagement with employers and professional bodies
Our Current Work Supporting HEI input and advice to Trailblazers developing Apprenticeship Standards Assessment, accreditation, qualification design and learning delivery Careers education, Information, Advice and Guidance Supporting progression from existing Apprenticeship frameworks Understanding factors that determine progression