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Flexible learning: the current state of play in UK higher education

Routes to high-level skillsAs the UK's economy grows, in the context of global change, the needs of employers, employees and learners will also change.

For the UK to prosper economically, compete internationally, and reduce economic disparities,the UK's skills base will need to be responsive and meet these changing needs. More flexible learning approaches have the potential to help address current and future skills shortages and/or mismatches.

Several reports are available in this series:

Lost learners

Skills needs in England: The employer's perspective

The economic case for flexible learning: main findings and policy recommendations

News

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