Apprenticeships have a long and complex history, even since the days of the coalition government. Mandy Crawford-Lee of UVAC looks at the way this agenda has evolved, and at the rise of the Degree Apprenticeship.
Regulating degree apprenticeships and approving baseline standards is very different to the usual process of awarding degrees. Catherine Boyd asks whether the current processes blur the lines of university autonomy.
Technical education has hitherto been too complex to meet the needs of learners. Universities, schools and colleges should collaborate more actively to give students greater flexibility and support as they prepare for their careers.
The sector is excited about the possibility of expanded degree apprenticeships, but the regulatory hurdles involved are extensive and the policy landscape is as clear as mud. What’s going on with degree apprenticeships – everything you need to know.
Following the publication of the government’s new Industrial Strategy, Tony Strike looks at what it is trying to achieve and the arguments – old and new – that have shaped skills policy in recent years.
The apprenticeship levy has had a rough ride already, but universities willing to seize the day could play a vital role in upskilling the workforce and delivering new higher education in the workplace.