Towards a sustainable apprenticeship system

Crawford Lee, Mandy (2016) Towards a sustainable apprenticeship system. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 6 (4). pp. 324-328. ISSN 2042-3896

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a short overview of current government policy and context to the development of higher and degree apprenticeships and the engagement of higher education (HE) providers in delivery to achieve the ambition of three million apprenticeship starts by 2020. Design/methodology/approach: Opinion piece contextualising the UK Government’s approach to apprenticeship reforms and the role of HE and further education in the design and development and delivery of higher and degree apprenticeships. Findings: The apprenticeship system is at a critical stage of development and HE providers need to embrace the opportunities and address the competitive challenges of apprenticeship delivery given the £2.5 billion per annum that will be raised by the apprenticeship levy and the threat to their existing and traditional HE provision. Originality/value: Reflects the ambition and mission of the University Vocational Awards Council.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skills, Training, Universities, Government, Apprenticeships, Colleges
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Education
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 14:03

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