Higher, further, faster, more: improving higher level professional and technical education

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Author: Porter, Natasha; Simons, Jonathan


This report discusses that, while UK universities are some of the best in the world, they are sitting on significant financial reserves, and public spending is currently skewed too much towards higher education [HE] to the detriment of further education [FE]. This is hampering the growth of the training desperately needed for a range of technical and professional jobs in the UK labour market. The report finds that funding for HE institutions has increased markedly since the introduction of tuition fees, with a rise in overall income of 26 per cent since 2009/10 and universities sitting...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Finance; Apprenticeship; Industry; Outcomes; Labour market; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Further education; Technical institute; College; University; Educational expenditure; Funding; Government expenditure; Education industry relationship; Recommendations; Labour shortage; Skill shortage

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Policy Exchange, 2015

Physical description: 67 p.

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ISBN: 9781910812044

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 122.573

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