UCAS response to publication of Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Posted Tue 18 May 2021 - 13:56

Clare Marchant, UCAS chief executive said:

“Enabling students to make the right choice about their future is in our DNA – be that a degree apprenticeship, a higher technical qualification, or a part-time, flexible course.

“Half of prospective students told us they were interested in apprenticeships and in the past year alone apprenticeship opportunities on UCAS.com have been viewed over a million times.

“The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill is a once in a generation chance to level the playing field between all the options after secondary school, which is why UCAS is investing heavily in our content and service to ensure people can explore all their options in a single, trusted location.”

ENDS

UCAS Press Office

01242 545 469
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Notes for editors

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is an independent charity, and the UK's shared admissions service for higher education.

Our services support young people making post-18 choices, as well as mature learners, by providing information, advice, and guidance to inspire and facilitate educational progression to university, college or an apprenticeship. We manage almost three million applications, from around 700,000 people each year, for full-time undergraduate courses at over 380 universities and colleges across the UK.

We also provide a wide range of research, consultancy and advisory services to schools, colleges, careers services, professional bodies and employers, including apprenticeships.

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