Routes to high-level skills

Routes to high-level skillsThis report is one of a series in the future partnerships and high-level skills theme, specifically addressing the vital role played by higher education, education providers and employers to provide integrated pathways for skills development.

Partnerships between higher education, further education, employees and other parts of the tertiary system are explored in this paper as one of the ways in which the sector are working to address the UK's current skills challenges. There is growing and diverse collaboration, resulting in benefits to both students and partners, however these initiatives also come with its challenges.

In this report are case studies from across the UK, recognising the diversity of initiatives and settings, and that higher education institutions across the country are developing innovative approaches and looking beyond traditional models. View the case studies to accompany this report.




​Student perspectives on degree apprenticeships

The route to a career is unique to each student and there are questions along the journey. How do you find and apply to opportunities? Is it a flexible programme? Is work experience more important than the degree? Listen to the students share their experiences below. 

About the students 


News

Majority of adult learners would upskill at university if given the chance

21 October 2020
New polling by Savanta ComRes for Universities UK has revealed that 82% of prospective students in England who are either unemployed, at risk of unemployment, or looking to learn new skills would be keen to study individual modules of a university degree.

UUK response to prime minister’s speech on adult learning and skills

29 September 2020
Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech on adult learning and skills, Professor Julia Buckingham, the President of Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University London, said it could benefit millions of adults

Blog

Student working on a bike

Funding for adult learners will boost the UK's economic recovery

30 September 2020
UUK's Julie Tam takes a look at the prime minister's announcement of a lifetime skills allowance, and what it means for the economy, society, and individuals.

The careers services team at Royal Holloway, University of London

How university careers services are supporting graduates through Covid-19

25 June 2020
Gabi Binnie from AGCAS explains how university careers services moved their provision online almost overnight following lockdown, in order to ensure students and graduates continue to be supported.