Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Transformation, Contradiction and Conflicts Brought by British Degree Apprenticeship
Yaoyao Zhang

In terms of the degree system construction of higher VET (Vocational Education and Training), some countries made early exploration around occupational attributes and competence standards. After several stages of development, Britain has established a Modern Apprenticeship System at a level that corresponds to General Education and VET Qualifications, which includes Intermediate Apprenticeship, Advanced Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship and Degree Apprenticeship. British Degree Apprenticeship is a good example of the degree system construction of higher VET. This paper uses the text analysis method to explore the transformation and contradiction brought about by Degree Apprenticeship. It found that Degree Apprenticeship changes knowledge view, learning view, education view and social view. It also brought the conflicts among stakeholders, the contradictions between industrial power and University freedom, and the debates between professionalism and elitism.

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