Accelerated Degrees

ASCL welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation as we can see the value of accelerated degrees for certain people in specific circumstances. We do however expect that the vast majority of young people who go through our school and college system will progress through the three year route to a first degree.

We consider the design principles that have been applied to be well thought out. There are a number of potential students for whom a significant reduction in costs will be attractive.

The association can understand how shortened degrees can form part of the portfolio and of HE in FE Colleges because of the potential for those seeking to enter employment in 2 years rather than 3 or 4 or for those seeking a degree whilst in employment. We agree with the statement in the consultation that accelerated degree will not necessarily replace 3 or 4 year degree programmes for more traditional undergraduates.

Read the full response here.