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Progression of apprentices to higher education – 2nd cohort BIS Research Report 240

Progression of apprentices to higher education – 2nd cohort BIS Research Report 240

Smith, Sharon, Joslin, Hugh and Jameson, Jill ORCID: 0000-0002-9545-8078 (2015) Progression of apprentices to higher education – 2nd cohort BIS Research Report 240. Project Report. BIS, London, UK.

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This report presents the findings of research undertaken for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) into the progression to higher education of advanced level apprentices over a seven year period. This is part of a longitudinal study whose first results were published in BIS Research Paper 107 (Joslin & Smith, 2013) and updated in BIS Research Paper 176 (Joslin & Smith, 2014). This report provides a further update for six cohorts of advanced level apprentices over the period between 2006 and 2012.The research findings are based on the matching of ILR (Individualised Learner Record) datasets with HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) datasets between the years 2006-07 and 2012-13. They provide a detailed analysis of the nature of the progression of apprentices, trends in progression rates over time and as the matched records contain demographic information about the apprentices, they provide breakdowns by variables such as gender, age and domicile, and also data about where apprentices progressed from and where they progressed to. It should be noted that the findings published in this report provide an overall picture of apprenticeship progression at this point in time. As such, the period studied includes only partial results for apprentices entering higher education in 2012; a future cohort update could provide a fuller picture of the extent to which higher fees in 2012 may have affected progression for this group of work-based part-time learners and how the first major expansion of higher apprenticeships from 2012 impacted on their progression journeys. The period studied in this report also predates the significant changes to apprenticeships heralded in the Richard Review including the development of “Standards” through the work of the “Trailblazers”.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Further Education, Progression to higher education, Student progression, BIS papers, Government policy, Government research, Post-compulsory education, Vocational education and training, Matching datasets, English model of vocational education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Professional Workforce Development
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