The Price of Progression – The View from HE Professor Margaret House Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Middlesex University The View from HE Opinion or vision? Partnerships - Context • Over 25 years • Widening participation (once so high on the Governments agenda) / local community • Taster modules; access programmes; access agreements; mentoring; events • Progression from FE to HE; Progression in FE to HE • Workforce development (NHS; Social Work; MODNet) • Work Based Learning using APEL • Apprenticeships First – progression agreement Partnerships - Context • Consortium (MUHFEC) 8 colleges/schools • Associate Colleges 13 (including MUHFEC) • Collaborative Partner Institutions 58 in the UK • Progression agreements 95 in the UK • Articulation Agreements 50 of which 11 are in the UK • Accreditation Agreements (WBL Framework) Partnerships - Types • Validated funded • Joint • Validated • Franchised • Articulations and accreditations • Research based programmes The Future?? The Future - Funding • Fees - £6k to £9k • Undergraduate cap • Loans for PT students • Penalties • Impact on UK/EU applications for 2012? • International - Points based; Tighter control on work permits on completion • Impact on overseas applications? Impact on Partnerships Increased competition: • FE; Private Providers • Fee levels • Numbers Impact on Partnerships Differentiation / distinctiveness: • Awards • Students experience / expectation • Brand Future Partnership Working MUST continue to work in partnership BUT Will it be the same? Future Partnership Working • Need a joined up approach to the future • Differentiated offer • Progression opportunities • Community College relationship • Joint provision / shared delivery • University Technical College • Professional / Higher Apprenticeships Thanks to Linking London • 291 ASNs on 11 programmes • Diplomas and clarity on entry requirements for HE • Development funding • Bridging courses to a number of vocational programmes • CPD short courses for workforce development (sport) • Progression agreements for apprentices • Employer engagement projects Thank you for listening. Questions ?