23 September 2014

million+ comments on the UCAS report on assessing acceptances

Responding to the figures in the latest UCAS report ‘Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held’ Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of the university think-tank million+ said:

“The rise in the number of applicants with BTEC qualifications confirms that many universities recognise the value of vocational qualifications. It also suggests that the Labour Party's concerns that there is no high quality vocational route for young people are misplaced.

“However these figures also confirm that many of the 30,000 additional places that the government made available have not been filled calling into question the merits of the Coalition's decision to scrap the AimHigher programme.”

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Notes to Editors
1. For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Rochelle Owusu- Antwi, Press and Communications Officer, million+ on: t: 020 7717 1658 | m: 07527 336 795 | e: press@millionplus.ac.uk.
2. million+ is a leading university think-tank. More information can be found at www.millionplus.ac.uk.
3. ‘Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held’ can be found on the UCAS website.