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WONKHE Blog- We can all support the aims of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, but the details need work

For Association of Colleges Chief Executive David Hughes, the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill has a lot of potential – though amendments are needed to make it work for everyone.

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Overcoming FE and HE silos to build an education ecosystem Wonkhe

Former skills and apprenticeships minister Anne Milton makes the case for the ramping up of collaboration between further and higher education in the interests of places, and learners.

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Creative and Design – Route review summary – Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

This summary report details the key outcomes of the Institute’s creative and design route review. The summary includes changes to the route’s occupational map, final recommendations for the standards in scope and the Institute’s overarching commitments to the route

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An inclusive mindset for adult learners: an international perspective OfS

Deakin University in southern-eastern Australia is a dual mode institution, providing study online for around 30 per cent of students. At present, Deakin enrols well over 60,000 students each year with the large majority (over 70 per cent) enrolling at least two years after completing schooling.

Adult or return-to-study learners make up almost all of the online enrolments, are 60 per cent of on-campus students and around 20 per cent of undergraduates. These students are returning to study after an initial degree or career, and have carer and other responsibilities. They bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds and have varying goals. To create conditions for success, institutions need to understand their learners and celebrate the diversity amongst them.

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