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  1. Higher Apprenticeships Rachel Davies Somerset College

  2. Apprenticeships(August 2012) • 160,000 apprentices (Intermediate and Advanced) • 160,000 locations • 100,000 employers • 2,200 Higher Apprenticeship starts • Success rate = 76.4% • www.education.gov.uk/youngpeople/qandlearning/apprenticeships(19/9/12)

  3. Higher Apprenticeships • What problem are we trying to solve? • What is the question to which Higher Apprenticeships are the answer?

  4. Specification for Apprenticeships Standards in EnglandSASE • Sector Skills Councils - Determine the SASE Framework in discussion with employers • Awarding Bodies – interpret the framework and construct the qualification • If the funding for the qualification is to be claimed by the Further Educational College (FEC) then the qualification must be on the Learner Aims Reference Application (LARA)

  5. SASE Frameworks Level 2 and 3 • Employed – work based learning and assessment • Technical certificate (knowledge and understanding) • Functional Skills • Minimum 1 year duration • Mandatory units (ERR/PTLS) • Time Limit Levels 4,5,6 • Employed – work based learning and assessment • Technical Certificate? • Professional Qualifications? • Functional skills? • Mandatory Units (ERR/PTLS)? • Time limit?

  6. HAs – will the competitor match up? • Higher National Diplomas • Higher National Certificates • Foundation Degrees • Level 5, 6 and 5 Professional qualifications • Level 5 National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) • HE Diplomas ? What problem are we trying to solve?

  7. Credit Value

  8. Funding/Financing QAA/Ofsted

  9. What problem are we trying to solve?