Articles from University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)

Higher Technical Qualifications – A Welcome Development?

There’s no denying the economic need for level 4 and 5 technical skills. The Government’s analysis on not just the need for level 4 and 5 qualifications, but also initial proposals on how to increase the number of individuals taking and gaining technical level qualifications should, with caveats, be welcome.

Why doesn’t the Skills Sector get the Importance of Management Skills?

Improve the UK's Management Skills to Improve #Productivity It seems that every few months a survey is published on the UK’s low productivity together with an analysis of why poor management skills provide part of the explanation for the UK’s productivity gap.

Making the Apprenticeship #Levy More Palatable – A Way Forward for the Secretary of State @GavinWilliamson

Near the top of the new Secretary of State’s in tray will be the options for making the Apprenticeship levy more palatable for employers and managing the forecast overspend of the Apprenticeship levy pot – estimated to be 0.5bn this year rising to 1.5bn by 2021.

In the Dark on #TLevels : #HE Wants a Long-term Commitment to the Applied General

UVAC was established 20 years ago by the HE sector to champion higher-level vocational learning.

Is there a Solution to the Forecast Overspend of the #Apprenticeship Levy Pot?

Government needs to face facts – the £2.45bn raised through the Apprenticeship levy was never going to fund the delivery of the Apprenticeships everyone wants.