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Continuing Higher Education in the United Kingdom

  • Brigitte Geldermann
  • Susanne Schade
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Abstract

The study about continuing higher education (CHE) in the United Kingdom shows findings on three levels: on the system level, the institutional level and the programme level. On the system level definitions and characteristics of CHE are discussed. In addition to that CHE providers, the framework conditions and the role of CHE in the UK are presented. On the institutional level it presents information about organisational structures and management of CHE. The study reveals profiles of the selected universities and deals with questions about quality assurance, funding and future prospects. On the programme level the study presents information about the different course types and partnerships.

Keywords

High Education Lifelong Learning Continue Professional Development Widening Participation Funding Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut betriebliche BildungNurembergGermany
  2. 2.Dresden Technical UniversityDresdenGermany

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