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From academic support to student success Wonkhe & Solutionpath

Wonkhe and Solutionpath have worked with seven partner institutions, all seeking to develop their academic support system, to explore the changing landscape for academic support. This white paper represents the culmination of our research to capture the views of the sector, explores how to build systems that act as a vehicle for student success and outlines the importance of institutions having the capability to describe, evaluate and enhance their academic support system. Note in this link you have to sign in to receive the White Paper click here to access the link

There’s more to the future of skills than Higher Technical Qualifications WONKHE

IHE’s Joy Elliott-Bowman welcomes a belated government acceptance that there is more to skills than a small number of employer-approved higher technical qualifications. To read the article click here

Wonkhe Defunding BTECs could cause HE participation to fall off a cliff

Pausing BTEC defunding is a cost-neutral decision for an incoming government. Mary Curnock Cook assesses the impact of current policy on HE participation. There are lots of reasons to rail against the government’s policy to defund BTECs, Cambridge Technicals and other similar applied general qualifications (AGQs). The Sixth Form Colleges Association which leads the Protect Student Choice campaign estimates that this policy is likely to leave over 155,000 students without a suitable level 3 study programme. To read the article click here

QAA opens consultation on Access to Higher Education Recognition Scheme

QAA has opened a major consultation on proposed changes to the Recognition Scheme for the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The proposals represent significant changes to how QAA intends to regulate the qualification from the 2025-26 academic year. click here to access the link