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Degree apprenticeships: put a new badge on it?

Degree apprenticeships: put a new badge on it?

The UK Government’s aim to have 3 million people starting apprenticeships by 2020 has led to the availability of new streams of funding and a consequent focus on this area in the higher education sector. With no course fees charged to apprentices, who earn whilst studying towards a qualification, there are obvious attractions; however, the … Continue reading

PSRBs and the new quality arrangements

PSRBs and the new quality arrangements

This post provides an explanation of PSRBs’ interactions with the UK higher education system in respect of quality and standards, and their role in the new quality assurance arrangements from 2016/17 onwards. ‘PSRB’ stands for Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body; a catch-all term for organisations that accredit or recognise higher education courses against set criteria, … Continue reading