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Phoenix, Dave – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
Level 4 and 5 qualifications--including Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (NHDs)--are an excellent route for those not interested (or not yet ready) to embark on a full degree, for mature learners who want to take only a limited amount of time out of the labour market and for employers looking to…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Educational Certificates, Higher Education, Educational Attainment
Rich, Johnny – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
The English tuition fee system is designed to be progressive and to ensure that higher education is well funded. As the Government considers how it could be improved, many former detractors are recognising we could do far worse and fear change. This paper proposes a solution comprising three interdependent policy changes without a significant…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Higher Education, Debt (Financial), Labor Market
Kelly, Scott – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2015
England and Wales lag behind competitor nations in the proportion of people with higher technical skills. In this pamphlet, Scott Kelly proposes three overarching reforms to ensure employers have access to the skills they need: (1) There should be a well-defined set of institutions where the core mission is to deliver technical and professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Educational Improvement, Higher Education