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

UUK response to government’s interim response to the Augar review, post-qualifications admissions consultation and TEF

21 January 2021
UUK has responded to government’s interim response to the Augar review, post-qualifications admissions consultation and TEF

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.

Blog

Two people are sitting next to each other at a computer, one is teaching the other a new skill

Laying the foundations for a skills-led recovery

29 January 2021
​Following the publication of the UK government’s Skills for jobs white paper, Greg Wade, UUK’s policy lead on innovation, growth, employability and skills, studies its proposals and makes the case for a ‘whole skills approach’.

Students

Pathways and flexibility are key to supporting lifelong learning

18 December 2020
Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, argues that if we are to facilitate lifelong learning and avoid ‘educational dead ends’, universities must play a core role in qualification design.