Linking London | Key Priority Areas | Qualification Change and Reform

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Qualifications - change and reform, including progression from technical (occupational), applied general and academic qualifications

With a focus on Level 3 qualifications including Access to HE, BTEC, City and Guilds TechBac, A level and Apprenticeships, this work-strand will:

  • Provide a qualification practitioner group to address specific issues in relation to BTEC qualifications, Access to HE Diplomas and City and Guilds TechBac qualifications.
  • Provide updates on changes and policy developments relating to qualifications and opportunities to identify issues and share best practice.
  • Monitor, with partners and Awarding Bodies, the consequences of changes in qualifications on recruitment, student behaviour, retention, and progression
  • Target work with Admission Tutors to ensure they are up to date.
  • Work with partners to identify progression opportunities for learners through the development of new progression agreements, as required, and support the effectiveness of existing ones.
  • Provide opportunities to share best practice in admissions and IAG in relation to qualifications and progression to HE, including work with unionlearn.
  • Liaise with the NAS, the TUC, UVAC and employers to facilitate further partner engagement with apprenticeship development
  • Build on the work completed to date on the Apprenticeship Admissions Pledge to ensure apprentices are aware of the HE progression opportunities within the network.