Articles from University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)

Skills Devolution – Dividing Opinion or Delivering Opportunity?

The national landscapes of policy and practice in the realms of further education, higher education and skills have become especially volatile, uncertain and complex spaces in recent times.

Why Augar is Wrong: Making Sense of #Apprenticeship Quality Assurance

There’s no denying that when looking at Apprenticeship quality assurance the alphabet soup of organisations involved is confusing.

The #Apprenticeship Levy – if rationing is to be introduced, let’s get it right

There has been recent scrutiny about the forecasted overspend of the levy.

Why the Arguments against Management Apprenticeships Don’t Hold Water

Read many articles in the FE press or talk to FE sector leaders and you will soon get the impression that management apprenticeships are a very bad thing:

#Apprenticeships - Ofsted Inspection or OfS and QAA Review?

We’ve had a lot of discussion recently about Apprenticeship quality assurance gaps, inconsistent approaches and the way forward. I’d like to contrast the Ofsted and Office for Student (OfS) / Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) approaches.