What are the barriers to progression into a higher or degree apprenticeship? What new activities and resources are required to increase participation in these alternative forms of higher education?
This proposed research project from KaMCOP focuses on identifying the emerging challenges for young people who wish to undertake higher or degree apprenticeships, and identifying potential mitigation through the development of new resources and outreach activities.
KaMCOP seek to understand the barriers that currently prevent young people from accessing higher and degree level apprenticeships so that they can:
a) Review the range of higher level apprenticeship provision available to their client group. In particular, with a view to mapping opportunities against the skills shortage areas and growth sectors identified by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP).
b) Gain an understanding of both parents’ and students’ perceptions of higher level apprenticeships and awareness of these opportunities.
c) Develop a range of targeted outreach activities and resources that support the process of consideration, decision and application for young people for whom higher level apprenticeships would be a suitable alternative to traditional higher education.
Proposals, incorporating a full costing, should be submitted to Stephen Batchelor via e-mail at: S.J.Batchelor@kent.ac.uk by 17.00 on Friday 26 October 2018.
Download the full research brief below.