UVAC provides an Advocacy Voice that Makes a Difference
Working with partners, UVAC has achieved the following:
- Campaigned for HEFCE/QAA quality oversight of Degree Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeships based on prescribed HE qualifications – now agreed by DfE
- Lobbied for increasing use of the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship model and QAA as the provider of external quality assurance – in principle agreed
- Argued for earlier and greater HEI engagement in the Apprenticeship development process – now reflected in the Institute for Apprenticeship (IfA) Trailblazer Guidance
- Argued for more HE appropriate ESFA and IfA Apprenticeship systems – some progress, but substantially more work to be done!
UVAC’s chief executive, Adrian Anderson, has produced a series of opinion pieces and articles on the issues affecting higher and degree apprenticeships:
May 2017: A pause for thought or a rewind?