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Downgrading degree apprenticeships would be a mistake a report from Universities UK

Moves to downgrade degree apprenticeships could undermine the development of the skills necessary for the UK economy to be successful in future, warn university leaders.

Universities UK called on the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) not to lower the funding band and take out the degree element of Digital and Technology Professional Degree Apprenticeships.

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Future engineering skills from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Degree apprenticeships were introduced by the Government, alongside wholesale apprenticeships reform, with
the dual aim of improving productivity and social mobility. The RAE sets out to assess both the policy and its
implementation deliberately at this early stage, so that any necessary corrective action can be taken before
problems become systemic.

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Accelerated degrees approved by MPs

Proposals to increase choice for students and save on tuition fees have been passed by the House of Commons

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Post-qualification application: a student-centred model for higher education admissions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales

The weaknesses in the current system are identified and a range of proposals recorded.

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