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ERIC Number: ED561324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 51
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Changing Patterns in Vocational Entry Qualifications, Student Support and Outcomes in Undergraduate Degree Programmes
Shields, Robin; Masardo, Alex
Higher Education Academy
This study investigates the differences in degree attainment between students entering higher education through vocational qualification pathways and students entering through traditional A-level routes. The report also analyses how well students with vocational qualifications are prepared for and supported in their studies at higher education. The findings of this study have important implications for secondary and higher education relating to the marketing and regulation of qualifications, support for student success in higher education, and widening participation in higher education. Appended are: (1) Qualifications Coding Scheme; (2) Multi-Level Logistic Regression Specification; and (3) HEA Discipline Clusters.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Academy (HEA) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (Great Britain)