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Proposals launched to boost the quality and uptake of Higher Technical Qualifications

Opaque and misunderstood Level 4 and 5 qualifications are being renamed and revamped by Education Secretary Damian Hinds.

Level 4 and 5 qualifications – lesser known qualifications that sit between A Level (Level 3) and degrees (Level 6), such as CertHE, DipHE and foundation degrees – will be rebadged as Higher Technical Qualifications and quality approved, in a drive to attract more students to study them.

To read the proposal click here

For the consultation click here


Higher Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships Analysis of summer 2018 survey

The paper sets out the findings from a series of interviews with MEG representatives conducted in 2018, aimed at establishing the extent of their involvement in the delivery of Degree Apprenticeships. It looks at the motivations for offering Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, the involvement of employers in both programmes, and the relationships with partner universities in the delivery of Degree Apprenticeships. Practical issues such as staff development, college organisational structures and the expectations of Degree Apprentices are also considered.

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Provider funding for the delivery of T Levels Government consultation response

The government wants to make sure we have a technical education system that rivals
the best in the world and this is a core part of the government’s ambitious Industrial
Strategy. T Levels are central to the reformed technical education system

To read the Government’s consultation response click here


The CBI in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services, has conducted research to provide new insight for businesses and evidence for the government to take action to close the digital skills gap. Susannah Odell Senior Policy Adviser CBI

The CBI and Tata Consultancy published a new report on digital skills, suggesting that the UK was at ‘a tipping point’ in this regard and calling for a ramping up of government initiatives in this area with a focus on software engineering and data analytics skills

click here for the report