Articles from University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)

Review of the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship - 6 points to consider

Let's #LookBeyond - Review of the Senior Leader Degree #Apprenticeship UVAC welcomes the review, but in our response to the Institute, Department of Education and Treasury we will be making clear that this should be undertaken as part of a broader review of Apprenticeship funding and the operation of the levy. 

The Purpose of Apprenticeships, the Rationale for the Apprenticeship Levy and the Role of Universities in Skills Provision

Defining what is meant by an ‘apprenticeship’ Let’s start with the purpose of an Apprenticeship. An Apprenticeship is a form of learning. Individuals in employment learn ‘on’ and ‘off’ the job to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be occupationally competent for a defined occupation.

Is the UK Plagued by Runaway Training and Fake Apprenticeships?

... No, just an ill judged and ill informed report from the EDSK One of UVAC’s last tasks before the Christmas break was to contribute to research from our American partners on Degree Apprenticeship.

A Flawed Report Proposing Recommendations that will Undermine Apprenticeship, the Delivery of Public Services and Investment in Higher- Level Skills

This week saw publication of a Learning and Work Institute Report on the over-spend of the Apprenticeship Levy Pot.

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.


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