Scoping Exercise: Access, transfer and progression from Further Education and Training (FET) to Higher Education (HE)


Rami, Justin and Kenny, Michael and O'Sullivan, Rory and Murphy, Caitriona and Duffy, Christy and Wafer, Andrina (2016) Scoping Exercise: Access, transfer and progression from Further Education and Training (FET) to Higher Education (HE). Working Paper. Further Education & Training to Higher Education Regional Network, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

This conference and working paper identifies institutional, infrastructural and cultural barriers with regard to progression from Further Education and Training providers (FET) and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) . It reveals a lack of data thus far for the Leinster region regarding progression, and for student success or otherwise once in the HEI environment. It names issues such as trust in curriculum and assessment outcomes and processes, and the fundamental challenge of competitiveness on a local scale. It draws attention to the need in particular for baseline information and transparency for learners and for us as a region, determined as we are to enable more seamless progression, providing relevant opportunities for future skills and other needs for learners regardless of pathway.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: The FET2HE Network was established in 2015 across the Leinster Pillar 2 Regional Cluster. This formal Network of Further Education and Higher Education providers was established for the purposes of collaboration on enhancing access, transfer and progression opportunities across the region. This Network comprises of representatives from four HEI’s (Dublin City University (DCU), Maynooth University (MU), Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)) and eight ETB’s (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB), Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDETB), Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB), Laois Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB), Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWMETB), Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB)) in our Regional Cluster. The Network also has representatives from QQI and SOLAS and is supported by the DES and the HEA through the Strategic Innovation Development Fund.
Keywords: Further Education & Training; Higher Education; Regional Network; Progression; Barriers; Adult Education; SOLAS; Access; Transfer; Progression;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
Item ID: 7879
Depositing User: Mr. Michael Kenny
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 09:37
Publisher: Further Education & Training to Higher Education Regional Network
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