AoC Proposal for a Technical Education Accreditation Council:
AoC has published a document outlining how a technical and professional education system can become a reality building on the two previous papers in the Breaking the Mould series.
Access and Widening Participation in College Higher Education (HE)
Action on Access and AoC have produced briefing notes fousing on access and widening participation. These describe concepts, models of practice and realistic ways to implement widening participation policies and practices. The briefings will be useful for all colleges that receive the HEFCE the student opportunity grant.
AoC Commissioned Report on Part-Time College HE
This report on part-time college higher education was commissioned by AoC. The report offers valuable insights into the five year trends in full time as well as part-time (HEFCE recognised HE as well as non-prescribed HE), highlights the reasons for decline in part-time college HE and sheds lights on the strategies adopted by the college to help address the decline. The report also offers insights into student motivations and experiences of studying college HE. The report will be a valuable resource for all colleges that deliver HE.
Briefing Paper - Consumer Protection Law
Our 2014 publication looks at ways in which higher technical and vocational education could be used to close the skills gap. This makes recommendations about the way funding and accreditation could be used to provide a better service to students.
We continue to believe a wide ranging approach is needed to tackle the relative lack of higher technical and professional education in England and we make important practical suggestions in this regard in our follow up paper to "Breaking the Mould" which is attached below.
Preparing for Higher Education Review
All colleges with higher education provision will undergo Higher Education Review, or its successor, by 2018. This paper offers clarification and guidance for those colleges preparing for review. It draws on the experience of some of the colleges that have had successful, or less positive, reviews.
The Mixed Economy Group of Colleges Publications
The Mixed Economy Group of Colleges have produced several useful reports relating to college HE:
- Scholarship and scholarly activity in college HE (PDF,883.04 KB)
- Brief guide for governors (PDF,715 KB)
- International student survey (PDF,453.98 KB)
- Experience of part-time students (PDF,423 KB)
- Experience of full-time students (PDF,696.77 KB)
- An analysis of college HE students experiences (PDF,486.3 KB)
- Pedagogy of college HE (PDF,492.3 KB)
- A review of careers education (PDF,638.23 KB)