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If you have any questions about a particular report, please tweet the Education team @GatsbyEd or email us info@gatsby.org.uk.

Disclaimer: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation commissions and funds research which contributes to the strengthening of the country’s science and engineering skills. The views and opinions presented in the research reports, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

The missing middle: higher technical education in England

The missing middle: higher technical education in England

Against the backdrop of the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding and the Review of Level 4 and 5 Education, this report was commissioned by Gatsby to explore how the higher technical education system in England reached the point where it is today and how current provision compares with other countries. Authored by Simon Field, a leading independent expert on country skills systems, the report draws on history and international comparisons.

Level 4 and 5 provision in England: provider perspectives

Level 4 and 5 provision in England: provider perspectives

In January 2018, we commissioned York Consulting to undertake a qualitative study on providers’ perspectives about Level 4 and 5 provision in England. This report describes the views of 23 higher education providers (including further education colleges, universities, and alternative providers) on the viability of Level 4 and 5 provision; labour market and employer influences on Level 4 and 5 provision; and providers’ approaches to widening participation at Levels 4 and 5.

Never Too Late: Profiling Female Engineering Apprentices

Never Too Late: Profiling Female Engineering Apprentices

Of 494,900 apprenticeships started in England 2016/17, 53% were started by women. Yet women accounted for just 8% of apprenticeships in the engineering sector that year. This report, jointly funded by Gatsby and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, sets out to understand more about female engineering apprentices and what motivated their career pathway. It comprises of a survey of female and male engineering apprentices and undergraduates, as well as non-engineering apprentices for comparison.

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