UNPICKING THE BARRIERS TO DIVERSITY IN ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS
Editor: Bohemia, Erik; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Buck, Lyndon; Brisco, Ross; Evans, Dorothy; Grierson, Hilary; Ion, William; Whitfield, Robert Ian
Author: Humphries-Smith, Tania Maxine (1); White, Matthew (2); Hunt, Clive (1)
Institution: 1: Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; 2: Bournemouth & Poole College, United Kingdom
Section: Industrial 1
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/epde2019.97
hat can lead to progression to higher education than those apprentices from middle and upwards socio-economic backgrounds.
As all these apprentices are employed in the engineering sector and as the content of the Advanced, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are determined by industry there is a direct link with the theme of industrial involvement with design and engineering education.
First delivered in 2012/13, the particular FE college identified works in partnership with a local university to provide an integrated programme from completing a level 3 apprenticeship through HNC, FdEng, BEng to graduate with an MEng honours degree. This has resulted in a around two-thirds of Apprentices studying at level 3 making the transition to level 4 and thus higher education than the national average (