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Welcome to our News section. Here you will find details of all our latest activities and events as well as an archive of our past news.

Open consultation Improving higher technical education DfE

Higher technical education is post-18 education aligned to technical routes, such as accounting, engineering, management or laboratory science.

The DfE would like to hear your views on plans to:

create a new system to make it clearer which higher technical qualifications provide the skills employers want
work with the Office for Students to recognise and develop high-quality provision of higher technical education
make higher technical education a more positive and popular choice by raising awareness and understanding of it among potential students and employers

Consultation further background information here

Consultation response here

Degree Apprenticeships Motivations Research Report by Wavehill social and economic research ltd for the Office for Students

Degree apprenticeships offer paid employment alongside the education element of the apprenticeship and is the highest rated motivating factor by degree apprentices.

To read the full report click here

Access to higher education and student success summit 13 Nov 2019

In February the then Universities Minister Chris Skidmore called for greater improvement on access, and last year the Office for Students rolled out new regulation on this topic. This conference will give you the opportunity to receive up-to-date briefings on the current issues and regulation surrounding widening participation and student success, as well as an opportunity to discuss with experts and colleagues on how best to drive student access and success.

to access further details and booking information click here

Consultation on Higher Technical Education (levels 4-5) in England – events in September for your diary

To attend an event, simply click on the relevant Eventbrite link and register. 


Event 1: London, Wednesday 4 September



Event 2: Newcastle, Thursday 5 September



Event 3: Exeter, Wednesday 11 September



Event 4: Birmingham, Thursday 12 September



Event 5: London, Tuesday 17 September



Event 6: Manchester, Wednesday 18 September