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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

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Funding for 2019-20: Consultation on terms and conditions and method

The OfS invites comments on draft terms and conditions of funding for academic year 2019-20. OfS also invite comment on their approach to funding for 2019-20, in particular for formula-based capital grants, and on a revised approach relating to recruitment against intake targets for pre-registration medical and dental courses.

Deadline for receipt of comments: noon on Monday 11 March 2019.

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