Changing patterns in vocational entry qualifications, student support and outcomes in undergraduate degree programmes

Shields, Robin and Masardo, Alex (2015) Changing patterns in vocational entry qualifications, student support and outcomes in undergraduate degree programmes. Other. Higher Education Academy.

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Abstract

The range of qualifications available to 16 to 18-year-old students has grown considerably, raising the question of how well different qualification types prepare students for studies in higher education. In particular, the number of students entering higher education with a BTEC qualification (named after the previous awarding body, the Business and Technology Education Council) has risen steadily, with estimates of annual increases in applicants ranging from 16% to 30%. While traditionally a vocational qualification aimed at direct entry to employment, marketing for the BTEC emphasizes its flexibility and suitability for progression to higher education. In this context, the study analyses how well students with vocational qualifications are prepared for and supported in their studies at higher education.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:27
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4299

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