Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning: Volume 10 Issue 4


The journal of the University Vocational Awards Council

Table of contents - Special Issue: Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: Equality and Diversity Matter

Guest Editors: Gilmar Queiros

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Simon Reichwald

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the changing and evolving apprenticeship market, with a specific focus on how it is beginning to impact the diversity of…

Supporting delivery of diagnostic assessments for apprentices with undiagnosed additional needs

Alistair Catterall

The purpose of this paper is to address the fact that under current Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding guidelines, diagnostic assessments for apprentices with…

How employers are rising to the 20% challenge: increasing the uptake of degree apprentices from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds

Isa Mutlib

This paper outlines the UK Government's move to increase the numbers of apprentices. It explores how employers are looking to increase take up of apprenticeships with focus on…


The role of higher education institutions as employers of apprentices

Caleb Wright

A discussion piece of how apprenticeships can be used by HEIs as employers.


Using strength-based approaches to fulfil academic potential in degree apprenticeships

Kelly-Mae Saville, Gurkiran Birdi, Sarah Hayes, Helen Higson, Frank Eperjesi

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the positive academic and professional outcomes for students who undertake degree apprenticeships which use strength-based approaches in…

Doctoral Apprenticeships and the “ladder of opportunity”

Rowena Senior, Elizabeth Cleaver, Gilmar Queiros, Helen King, Kirstin Barnett

This discussion paper supports the new development of Apprenticeships at Level 8 of the UK’s Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (QAA, 2014). This exciting development…

Towards greater inclusion in skills competitions

Neil Bentley-Gockmann

The purpose of this paper is to provide a short overview of WorldSkills UK's deep mission to improve the diversity and inclusivity of its skills competitions, in order to give…

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