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Professor Dave Phoenix writes for HEPI

20 Jan 2021

Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University and former Chair of MillionPlus, has written for the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), asking will Higher Technical Qualifications foster greater collaborations between Universities and Colleges?

He writes:

"The Skills White Paper, having been delayed to this year, provides an enormous opportunity to expand post-16 technical education and provide new routes for the ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ who do not follow the route of GCSEs to A-Levels to Bachelor’s Degrees. For it to be successful, the Government must ensure that learners who choose a technical path are supported to do so. This means providing the necessary finance, including maintenance loans and ensuring that they have routes to higher level study if they choose to upskill after a period in industry."

Read the blog in full here.