The role of universities in higher apprenticeship development

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Author: Anderson, Adrian; Bravenboer, Darryll; Hemsworth, David


Purpose - To date, few universities have been involved in the government-funded drive to expand higher apprenticeships across England. Universities have a track record of expertise and innovation in professional and work-based learning that can significantly contribute to the higher-level skills agenda and could have a pivotal role in the rapidly growing initiative to develop higher apprenticeship programmes. The purpose of this paper is to outline the potential contribution universities could make to higher apprenticeship and the potential barriers to university engagement. Design...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Apprenticeship; Finance; Policy; Participation; Workforce development; Equity; Research

Keywords: University; Institutional role; Barrier; Work based learning; Social mobility; Case study; Funding; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Group Publishing, 2012

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Journal volume: 2

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2012

Pages: pp. 240-255

ISSN: 2042-3896

Special issue: 'The future of higher apprenticeships in the UK', edited by Ruth Helyer.
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Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 126.160

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