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.
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