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The Professional Associations Research Network (PARN) would like to wish all 120 of our professional body members a very happy VQ Day!
VQ Day is a national celebration of vocational qualifications (VQs)
for students, teachers and employers. It shines a light on and
recognises the millions of talented and skilled people throughout
the UK who are awarded VQs.
Examples of VQs include BTECs, City & Guilds, NVQ/SVQ, OCR
Nationals, Apprenticeships, HNC/HNDs, degrees with a largely
vocational content and professional qualifications awarded through
a recognised professional body.
Visit the VQ Day website for more information:
About our research into vocational qualifications
We recently conducted research into vocational qualifications, exploring how professional bodies are supporting a variety of
entry routes and opening up new opportunities for career progression.
This research was commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service
(NAS) and now defunct Foundation Degree Forward
(fdf), who asked us to investigate the views and perceptions of Foundation Degrees and Apprenticeships among professional bodies.
The findings and analysis are available in our latest book (Press copies are available upon request):
More information about vocational qualifications...
We launched our research findings at our conference in London in April 2012 - 'Fit for Purpose Professionals' - which included a live debate and workshop session, plus case studies from leading professional bodies, education providers and policy makers on their experiences with vocational qualifications.
For more information or comment from our director, Professor Andy Friedman, please contact us:
Posted on 20 Jun 2012
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