Advanced apprenticeships are gateways to HE
From this week’s TES, One in eight young people with an advanced-level apprenticeship has progressed into higher education, research by GreenwichUniversity has revealed. This is more than double the number previously thought, and the number of people completing the apprenticeships - which combine college study with on-the-job training, and are equivalent to A-levels - has also increased by 36 per cent over the last four years. Professor David Maguire, Greenwich's vice-chancellor, said: "Apprenticeships can be a great way for young people to develop the higher level skills that the nation needs. Helping them into higher education demands that universities work in new ways, offering more flexible and part-time courses, for example."