Yesterday the government finally published the much anticipated Augar Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The Review sets out a detailed assessment of the sector, making a number of significant recommendations for higher education but also wider skills qualifications, further education and apprenticeships.
These include the much-publicised cut in tuition fees, but also reforms to subject-level teaching grants that could be damaging to non-STEM subjects and a move to a more flexible, module-based funding system for study at Level 4 and above.
If introduced, these recommendations would have significant implications for all providers operating in the sector, potentially impacting future revenue streams, the regulatory environment and student recruitment.
At WA, we’ve digested the Review and set out our initial thoughts on what its proposals could mean for the sector and how providers can respond to them and shape the government’s response.
If you would like to discuss the Review’s proposals in further detail, or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.