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A to Z of effective practice in access and participation

The Ofs have published an A-Z of effective practice for universities and colleges to use alongside our guidance on how to prepare access and participation plans.

click on this link to access the documentation


OfS Regulatory notice 1: Access and participation plan guidance

Regulatory notice 1 was originally published on 28 February 2018. This new version applies in respect of applications for the approval of access and participation plans (and related matters) for the academic year commencing 2020-21

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Review of the Level 4-5 qualification and provider market Research report February 2019 Ali Zaidi, Shane Beadle and Arthur Hannah, ICF Consulting

The Department for Education commissioned ICF Consulting to undertake a study
to examine the functioning of the Level 4 and 5 (L4-5) qualification and provider market,
in order to support its review of L4-5 education.

This research focuses on L4-5 programmes that are not delivered as part of an
apprenticeship framework or standard

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The Education Guardian continued its series of discussions with University VCs comparing and contrasting different attitudes both here and abroad towards technical education

The vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire and the president of Germany’s Hamburg University of Technology on whether vocational training is fit for purpose

For the Guardian Education article click this link