In response to the Government’s announcement of a review of Higher Education Admissions, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said:
“This is an important review which needs to address the worrying rapid rise in unconditional offers, as well as the number of so-called year zero courses being offered. Making the transition to higher education is tough for most students but is made even harder when the last few months of learning have been lost.
“AoC will be happy to contribute intelligence from our members to the review on the impact on students, on motivation, on completion of Level 3 courses and on choices.
“For the review to be thorough it will need to understand the range of choices young people make and how university behaviour supports or undermines the best choices. Young people need the best support and advice to make the right choice for their future.”