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Vocational vs academic: the ‘essential’ need for parity

Many universities still rate academic subjects over vocational qualifications

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Vocational qualifications have to have parity of esteem with traditional academic qualifications, Scotland’s Fair Access Commissioner has urged.

Professor Peter Scott told Tes Scotland he believed it was essential that vocational qualifications, whether Highers or foundation and Modern Apprenticeships, had parity of esteem with traditional academic qualifications.

His comments come as a Tes Scotland survey of Scotland’s universities revealed that many are not currently rating the new Foundation Apprenticeships in accordance to the tariff points applied to it by the Scottish government’s ...

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