What has changed? Reduction in state funding Will direct/indirect funding matter? Competition on price, student experience and progression Greater range of more diverse providers New deal for part time students Is mode of study relevant? The 50% target and Leitch
What has stayed the same (so far)? Validation arrangements No up front fees Recognition of widening participation/social mobility Institutional structures
The impact on HE in FE Decisions on price. Will it always be cheaper? Student choice based on career progression Students seek to reduce costs by staying at home Greater recognition that work and study can be combined Will HEI/FEC partnerships continue at least in their present form?
The HE in FE niche? Vocational higher level skills based Locally delivered Flexible modes of delivery/mode free Focussed on good teaching Progression oriented Affordable, value for money
Profile of the English Community College Vocational HE provision linked to the FE offer More effective progression pathways e.g. from Apprenticeship Focus on sub-degree or professional qualifications? Responsible for validation (in consortia?) High contact hours, high student satisfaction Local/regional market linked to economic development
Issues and Questions How will Colleges approach pricing? What student experience will be offered? Will our validation and franchising arrangements work? Where do Colleges fit in the new local, regional and national landscape? What are the opportunities for growth and the potential barriers?